William Alford Research Page

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This website is provided to showcase medical research, information, links to other important related sites, and general conjecture by the author relating to the gastrointestinal motility diseases with a focus on the Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Syndrome. I am not a MD, nor trained in the medical profession in any capacity. Nothing in this website should be taken as medical advice. Always consult with your Primary Care Physician before attempting any medical procedure. All information on this website is provided strictly to educate and inform interested readers about novel, promising, and potential treatments, and possibilities for advancing the knowledge base that might interest researchers in the field and perhaps “hasten science”.

While I am not traditionally medically trained I am a scientist with degrees in engineering and a past history and interest in biometrics, specifically in the design and use of electroencephalographs (EEG) and biofeedback. This qualifies me to read the literature and absorb and process complex and very technical information. For the past 15 years I have typically read as many as a hundred medical abstracts per week and scores of full papers, and corresponded and talked with many of the major researches in this arena. I monitor and contribute to email listservers that share similar interests (typically patients with unusual, misunderstood, or orphan diseases) to the tune of several hundred emails per day. I am interested in looking at remarkable or cutting edge procedures that may not be familiar to most patients, or perhaps not even researchers in the field. So . . . if I showcase or write about some uncommon knowledge, there is a reasonable chance that it will interest others who are somehow involved with GI motility dysfunction. I grant permission to copy, distribute, or otherwise communicate any of these ideas to any other party so long as the papers (or any excerpts of such) authored by me retain my name and the copyright notice.

Please note that while I currently serve as Director of Resources for the Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Diseases, Inc. (AGMD), the ideas or information on this website are not a part of the AGMD official website, nor do they reflect on their position, resources, or function, and my serving in that capacity for AGMD should not be taken as an endorsement by AGMD, their Officers, Boardmembers, Medical Advisory Board, or Members for the contents of this website.

William Alford, MSEE


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