Visible and Near-Infrared Spectra Collected from PWCs

A group of researchers at Osaka University in Japan have published results of a study using an infrared spectroscopic device to distinguish CFS cases (defined by 94-Fukuda criteria) from healthy controls. They successfully selected 80.6% of the controls and 77.2% of the CFS subjects on the basis of this noninvasive test. (Think of a device like the pulse oximeter that is placed on your fingertip in hospital or out-patient settings to monitor blood oxygen levels.) (Clinica Chimica Acta, May 11, 2012)

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