Having been previously involved with surgically implanted vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), in a fibromyalgia safety and tolerability study which resulted in several of the patients becoming pain free, Dr Natelson was keen to run a randomized sham controlled trial to rule out a placebo effect and to determine whether non-invasive VNS could be effective in gulf war illness
The researchers concluded that Gulf War veterans will continue to experience a disproportionate burden of Gulf War illness
, illustrating the need for policies that support those who were deployed during the conflict.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) drafted a committee of 16 experts at the request of the Department of Veterans Affairs to try to develop a case definition for what's now called Gulf War illness
in order to help standardize diagnosis, inclusion in research studies, and treatments.
Considered together, these undiagnosed symptoms are commonly referred to as Gulf War illness
Gulf War illness
, and the degree of it, is dependent on two things.
For those concerned or suffering from Gulf War illness
, don't worry.
And now, it seemed, the same thing had happened in coverage of gulf war illness
Research Establishes Medical Basis for Symptoms of Gulf War Illness
In addition, the bipartisan legislation builds on Senator Baldwins effort to fund research into the complex set of Gulf War Illness
symptoms to ensure more effective treatments are available to our veterans.
The most significant finding in this review paper is that we have confirmed that Gulf War Illness
is a real disorder caused by chemical exposures that veterans experienced during the war, including pesticides and pyridostigmine bromide (PB) anti-nerve gas pills and possibly also sarin nerve gas exposure," said Dr.
NeuroEndocrineImmune disorders (NEIDs) include chronic fatigue syndrome - also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme disease, Gulf War illness
and multiple chemical sensitivities.
A recently published peer reviewed study of Gulf War vets in 2005 equivocated on the reality of Gulf War illness
for soldiers in the first Gulf War, but did admit that there was some higher but not statistically significant increase in death rates for soldiers who came into contact with DU and pesticides.
It's the large number of sources reviewed that allowed the committee to reach a conclusion on the existence and causes of Gulf War illness
where others have not, Dr.
There are no proven treatments currently available for Gulf War illness
58 15-65 * Represents proportion or percentage of people who qualified as Gulf War illness
case as defined by Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria.