Specialty Evaluations at the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence - War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
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Specialty Evaluations at the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence

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By studying Veterans with specific categories of health concerns drawn from the registry, the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) aims to generalize and extend clinical findings from beyond any one individual to a broader group (or cohort) of Veterans.

Based on an established protocol, Veterans who have been identified from the registry may be invited to come to the AHBPCE for further in-depth study which includes an advanced, comprehensive cardiopulmonary evaluation.

The comprehensive cardiopulmonary evaluation may include, but is not limited to:

  • History & physical examination
  • Detailed lifetime exposure assessment (pre-deployment, during deployment, and post deployment)
  • Advanced cardiopulmonary services, such as pulmonary function testing (PFT), forced oscillometry, bronchoprovocation and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) (coming soon)
  • Chest imaging (CAT scan/chest x-ray)
  • ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) examination, with imaging (CAT scan of sinuses)
  • A sleep study
  • Mental health screenings
  • Lab work