Investigate Olfactory Functioning as a Possible Proxy for Neurotoxic Exposure in Cohorts of Deployed and Non-Deployed Gulf War-Era Veterans.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00007514
First received: December 29, 2000
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: February 2003
  Purpose

Significant subsets of military veterans have reported such health problems as headache, joint pain, fatigue, and memory/concentration difficulties subsequent to their participation in the Gulf War. However, the etiology remains controversial. A number of toxins have been implicated as etiologic factors for GW-related health problems; however, exposure levels have been difficult, if not impossible, to document retrospectively. These difficulties with exposure verification have led GW researchers to de-emphasize methods typical of neurotoxicological research examining exposure-symptom relationships and instead focus on epidemiological approaches emphasizing identification of coherent symptom patterns.


Condition
Persian Gulf Syndrome
Occupational Exposure

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Olfactory Functioning in Gulf War Veterans

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Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Study Start Date: March 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2001
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Deployed and nondeployed GW-era veterans.

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Locations
United States, Louisiana
Vamc - New Orleans, La
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
Sponsors and Collaborators
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00007514     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 723D
Study First Received: December 29, 2000
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
olfactory functioning
neurotoxic exposure
Gulf War-era veterans

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Persian Gulf Syndrome
Occupational Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 22, 2014