Ismael Mena, MD, (d. 15 February 2015) specialized in Nuclear Medicine. He was a Professor Emeritus of the UCLA School of Medicine; Doctor Honoris Causa of the Auvergne University, France; and received honor distinctions from the Association of Latin American Societies of Biology and Nuclear Medicine (ALASBIMN) in 2002 (Santiago, Chile) and 2005 (Montevideo, Uruguay). He was particularly interested in using the latest nuclear medicine imaging to measure functional brain flow in patients with brain degenerative diseases.
International Consensus Criteria[edit | edit source]
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 1995, The Assessment of Vascular Abnormalities in Late Life Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Brain SPECT: Comparison with Late Life Major Depressive Disorder(Abstract)
- 1997, NeuroSPECT Findings in Children with Chronic Fatigue SyndromeAbstract)
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 2015, Obituary
References[edit | edit source]
- "Professor Ismael Mena, MD". Alasbimn Journal (in español). Retrieved Feb 4, 2020.
- Carruthers, Bruce M.; van de Sande, Marjorie I.; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Broderick, Gordon; Mitchell, Terry; Staines, Donald; Powles, A. C. Peter; Speight, Nigel; Vallings, Rosamund; Bateman, Lucinda; Baumgarten-Austrheim, Barbara; Bell, David; Carlo-Stella, Nicoletta; Chia, John; Darragh, Austin; Jo, Daehyun; Lewis, Donald; Light, Alan; Marshall-Gradisnik, Sonya; Mena, Ismael; Mikovits, Judy; Miwa, Kunihisa; Murovska, Modra; Pall, Martin; Stevens, Staci (Aug 22, 2011). "Myalgic encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria". Journal of Internal Medicine. 270 (4): 327–338. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02428.x. ISSN 0954-6820. PMC . PMID 21777306.
- Goldstein, Jay A.; Mena, Ismael; Jouanne, Eugenio; Lesser, Ira (1995), "The Assessment of Vascular Abnormalities in Late Life Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Brain SPECT: Comparison with Late Life Major Depressive Disorder", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 1 (1): 55-79, doi:10.1300/J092v01n01_05
- Goldberg, Michael J.; Mena, Ismael; Darcourt, Jacques (1997), "NeuroSPECT Findings in Children with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 3 (1): 61-67, doi:10.1300/J092v03n01_05
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.