About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Designing an Epidemiologic Study of Neurologic Disorders in Gulf War Veterans

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on December 14, 2015 at 8:33 PM
Font : A-A+

 Designing an Epidemiologic Study of Neurologic Disorders in Gulf War Veterans

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conduct a study to respond to Public Law 110-389 to determine the incidence, prevalence, and risk of developing multiple sclerosis and other neurologic diseases - including migraines, Parkinson's disease, brain cancers, and central nervous system abnormalities difficult to diagnose precisely - as a result of service in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf and post 9/11 Global Operations theaters.

In a new Academies report, Considerations for Designing an Epidemiologic Study for Multiple Sclerosis and Other Neurologic Disorders in Pre and Post 9/11 Gulf War Veterans, the committee convened to carry out the study concluded that while technically feasible, it would not continue with the next steps of designing and implementing a study of the neurologic diseases of concern.

Advertisement


The primary reason for the committee's conclusion was the restriction to using only existing VA data for its work. Furthermore, VA and numerous other researchers have already published results on the outcomes of concern using VA data linked to other data sources, and therefore, it is unlikely that the committee would find different results from those well-designed studies that already have been published and scrutinized.

Given that the committee would be limited to using existing VA data only, an Academies study would essentially repeat the work of others, yet have the additional limitation of not having access to other important data sources. Thus, the committee did not believe it could advance the knowledge significantly beyond what is already known.

Source: Eurekalert
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Anal Warts 

Most Popular on Medindia

Drug Interaction Checker Color Blindness Calculator Hearing Loss Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Noscaphene (Noscapine) Drug - Food Interactions Post-Nasal Drip Sanatogen Selfie Addiction Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Designing an Epidemiologic Study of Neurologic Disorders in Gulf War Veterans Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests