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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 1, 2001
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2009
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VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
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 or disease
Persian Gulf Syndrome Occupational Exposure

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Study Type : Observational
Official Title: Olfactory Functioning in Gulf War Veterans
Study Start Date : March 2000
Study Completion Date : February 2001

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Deployed and nondeployed GW-era veterans.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00007514

United States, Louisiana
Vamc - New Orleans, La
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development Identifier: NCT00007514     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 723D
First Posted: January 1, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: February 2003

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
olfactory functioning
neurotoxic exposure
Gulf War-era veterans

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Persian Gulf Syndrome
Occupational Diseases