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.
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First received: December 29, 2000
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: February 2003

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.

Persian Gulf Syndrome
Occupational Exposure

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

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Study Start Date: March 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2001
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Deployed and nondeployed GW-era veterans.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00007514

United States, Louisiana
Vamc - New Orleans, La
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
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No publications provided 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 processed this record on April 17, 2014