War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
NJ WRIISC researchers and colleagues had five abstracts accepted for the 2020 AMSUS Annual Meeting. The focus of the conference is “Federal Health: A Global Vision Beginning in Your Community”, and will be held virtually Dec. 6-10.
- Experiences of Institutional Betrayal and Institutional Courage in Health Care among Veterans Exposed to Airborne Hazards: Implications for Providers - Bloeser, K., McCarron, K., Johnson, I., Varon, S., & Pickett, L. Click here to read the abstract.
- VA’s Post Deployment CardioPulmonary Evaluation Network (PDCEN): Standardized approach for the evaluation of unexplained dyspnea among Registry participants – Falvo, M., Hines, S., Arjomandi, M., Jani, N., Robertson, M., Graff, F., Sotolongo, A. Click here to read the abstract.
- Associations between paternal military deployment in Vietnam and adverse child health outcomes among biological offspring – Fried, D. Click here to read the abstract.
- Psychology Program Development in an Interdisciplinary Specialty Medical Evaluation: Example of the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence – Graff,F., McCarron, K., Chandler, H., Falvo, M., Sotolongo, A. Click here to read the abstract.
- Institutional Betrayal, Institutional Courage, and Environmental Exposure Concerns: A Primer for Federal Health Care Professionals – Osinubi, O., McCarron, K., Robertson, M., Santos, S. Click here to read the abstract.
WRIISC researchers and colleagues presented on the state of the science regarding Gulf War Illness and the federal funding landscape during a virtual conference on Aug. 18 and 19. In addition to virtual research poster sessions and a Gulf War Veteran panel, there were several oral presentations based upon work by WRIISC personnel:
- Results of a Clinical Trial of Problem-Solving Treatment for Gulf War Illness-Lisa M. McAndrew, PhD Click here to read the abstract.
- Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation (nVNS) as a Possible Treatment for Chronic Widespread Pain in Gulf Veterans with Gulf War Illness-Benjamin H Natelson, MD
- CT-Parametric Response Mapping Identifies Four Radiographic Signatures in the Lungs of Symptomatic Veterans with Gulf War Veterans Illness and Post-9/1 Veterans with Chronic Bronchiolitis-PI: John J. Osterholzer, MD; Presenting Author: Caroline Davis, MD Click here to read the abstract.
- Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number, Damage, and Mitochondrial Respiration in Gulf War Illness-Joel N. Meyer, PhD Click here to read the abstract.
- Evaluation of Cardiorespiratory Responses During Exercise Challenge Affords Insights into Gulf War Illness-PI: Dane B. Cook, PhD; Presenting Author: Michael J. Falvo, PhD Click here to read the abstract.
- Variability in Prevalence and Symptom Response of Post Exertion Malaise in Gulf War Illness-Dane B. Cook, PhD Click here to read the abstract.
- Effects of Post-Exertion Malaise on Veterans with Gulf War Illness: Fatigue and Cognition-PI: Dane B. Cook, PhD; Presenting Author: Glenn R. Wylie, DPhil Click here to read the abstract.
Diagnostic workup of constrictive bronchiolitis (CB) in the military veteran.
Understanding Veterans’ Causal Attributions of Physical Symptoms
Coping with Suicidal Urges: An Important Factor for Suicidal Risk Assessment and Intervention
Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Dietary Supplementation with Concord Grape Juice in Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness
Towards the objective assessment of suicidal states: Some neurocognitive deficits may be temporally related to suicide attempt
Mental Health Conditions and Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Among Veterans with Diabetes
Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with Deployment-Related Exposures
Post-Exertional Malaise in Veterans with Gulf War Illness
Doctor Recommendations are Related to Patient Interest and Use of Behavioral Treatment for Chronic Pain and Addiction
Are Common Sense Model constructs and Self-Efficacy Simultaneously Correlated with Self-Management Behaviors and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Coping with Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms: The Role of Illness Beliefs and Behaviors
Progression of Intervention-Focused Research for Gulf War Illness
Impact of presumed service-connected diagnosis on the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare utilization patterns of Vietnam-Theater Veterans
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