NeuroQuant Paper Announcement
The Center for Research on Biotoxin Associated Illnesses of Pocomoke, Maryland is pleased to announce that its newest academic paper entitled “Structural brain abnormalities in patients with inflammatory illness acquired following exposure to water-damaged buildings: A volumetric MRI study using NeuroQuant®,” has been accepted for publication by the peer reviewed journal, Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Written by Ritchie Shoemaker MD, Dennis House, statistician and James Ryan, PhD, this paper provides statistically significant evidence in a case/control study design that shows a unique and distinctive “fingerprint” that identifies patients sickened by exposure to water damaged buildings (WDB).
To date, no prior study has identified a structural basis for the often observed deficits in executive cognitive functioning seen in patients affected by wet, moldy buildings. Further research is ongoing to expand investigation of the particular volumetric changes of microscopic interstitial edema and atrophy seen before treatment of the innate immune inflammation these patients demonstrate. With treatment, these unique findings abate, a finding not reported to date in medical literature.
Dr. Shoemaker states, “We were impressed by the thoroughness and quality of the peer review provided our paper. Our findings are solid; we look forward to continuing our research with other investigators. Now that we can show the central nervous system effects of exposure to damp buildings; and demonstrate correction of cognitive deficits and objective markers for the syndrome (called CIRS-WDB), we are seeing that the principles we use to correct abnormal inflammation can restore normal structure and function of brain in other inflammatory conditions as well.”