Resources

COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool

What is the chance that one person at a certain-size gathering will already be infected with COVID-19? The COVID-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool helps answer that question, based on the certain number of circulating cases in a given region and the event size you specify. Circulating cases (people who are currently infectious) are cases reported in the past ten days. 

COVID Symptom Study

You can download the COVID Symptom Tracker app to provide researchers with data about symptoms of COVID-19. This app will also show you where the COVID hot spots are, what symptoms to be aware of, and provide real-time data to plan for future outbreaks. The COVID symptom tracker app was created by doctors and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, King’s College London, and Stanford University School of Medicine.

COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

 

You can also find out the total number of cases in your area using the CDC Covid-19 Data Tracker which provides a map of the U.S. which lets you select your State/Territory.

When should you seek a COVID-19 test?

The Mayo Clinic self-assessment tool is based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and Mayo Clinic expert opinion. It offers guidance on when you should get tested, when to seek medical care, and what to do in the meantime.

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) those at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 include older adults, people with heart disease, disabilities, lung disease, and people with other serious chronic medical conditions.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the CDC, follow these links:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For the latest updates from the World Health Organization (WHO):
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

For the latest updates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

Smart Patients

We are partners with Smart Patients, a grass-roots online community where patients and their families learn from each other. Here you can get information and support from patients who have experiences to share with you. Smart Patients also has an extensive online glossary of terms listed from A to Z.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke offers a vast amount of information on brain and nervous system disorders listed from A to Z, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, migraine, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, cerebral hypoxia, and inflammatory myopathies. Definitions, treatments, prognosis, research, and additional links for each disorder are provided.

ME/CFS

  • American ME and CFS Society (AMMES) primarily serves the needs of the ME/CFS community through resources and support while building capacities for understanding through education. The AMMES website features an online Physician and Clinic Database for finding an ME/CFS specialist, an online treatment database with information on hundreds of medications currently being used, an online research library with thousands of abstracts, a financial crisis fund, and an online classified ads service called AMMES Connect. The AMMES newsletter disseminates the latest ME/CFS research findings, news, blog posts, patient advocacy information, and policy initiatives. 
  • Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI), formerly the CFIDS association of America, this organization offers a panoply of resources as well as specific research programs intended for patients, researchers, and healthcare providers. Their website also features a free monthly webinar series that is open to the public.
  • ME Association (UK) provides support for patients and works to increase the biomedical knowledge and funding of ME. They publish an extensive clinical and research guide written by ME Association medical adviser, Dr Charles Shepherd, and consultant neurologist, Dr Abhijit Chaudhuri, from the Essex Centre for Neurosciences.
  • Dysautonomia International is a non-profit that seeks to improve the lives of individuals living with autonomic nervous system disorders through research, physician education, public awareness and patient empowerment programs. POTS is one of the symptoms of dysautonomia and it is common in patients with ME/CFS (see graphic below).


Quantitative EEG Resources for Researchers and Clinicians

  • Dr. Robert Thatcher, Applied Neuroscience, Inc. provides free webinars pertaining to the application of qEEG and ground-breaking 3-dimensional electrical neuroimaging (swLORETA) methods to study brain disorders.
  • Exact Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography (eLORETA) Key-Institute for Brain-Mind Research, provides links to freely downloadable LORETA software and scientific papers on the latest advancements in both standardized and exact LORETA 3-dimensional EEG source imaging inverse methods (Pascual-Marqui et al., 1994, 2002, 2011, 2014).
  • The International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR) is a membership organization that comprises people from various professional disciplines doing neurotherapy, neurofeedback training, and neurofeedback research. ISNR supports education and excellence in the field of neurofeedback training and neurotherapy.
  • The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) promotes scientific understanding of biofeedback methods used in practice of self-regulation to enhance health and performance. It is the association’s vision to integrate self-regulation into everyday life through development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge to improve health and the quality of life through research, education, and practice.