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AMSUS Annual Meeting

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.
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  • 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.
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  • Associations between paternal military deployment in Vietnam and adverse child health outcomes among biological offspring – Fried, D.
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  • 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.
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  • Institutional Betrayal, Institutional Courage, and Environmental Exposure Concerns: A Primer for Federal Health Care Professionals – Osinubi, O., McCarron, K., Robertson, M., Santos, S.
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GWISOTA

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
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  • 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
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  • Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number, Damage, and Mitochondrial Respiration in Gulf War Illness-Joel N. Meyer, PhD
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  • Evaluation of Cardiorespiratory Responses During Exercise Challenge Affords Insights into Gulf War Illness-PI: Dane B. Cook, PhD; Presenting Author: Michael J. Falvo, PhD
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  • Variability in Prevalence and Symptom Response of Post Exertion Malaise in Gulf War Illness-Dane B. Cook, PhD
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  • 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
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Diagnostic workup of constrictive bronchiolitis (CB) in the military veteran.

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Diagnostic workup of constrictive bronchiolitis (CB) in the military veteran

Understanding Veterans’ Causal Attributions of Physical Symptoms

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Coping with Suicidal Urges: An Important Factor for Suicidal Risk Assessment and Intervention

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Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Dietary Supplementation with Concord Grape Juice in Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness

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Towards the objective assessment of suicidal states: Some neurocognitive deficits may be temporally related to suicide attempt

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Mental Health Conditions and Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Among Veterans with Diabetes

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Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with Deployment-Related Exposures

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Post-Exertional Malaise in Veterans with Gulf War Illness

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Doctor Recommendations are Related to Patient Interest and Use of Behavioral Treatment for Chronic Pain and Addiction

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Are Common Sense Model constructs and Self-Efficacy Simultaneously Correlated with Self-Management Behaviors and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review

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Coping with Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms: The Role of Illness Beliefs and Behaviors

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Progression of Intervention-Focused Research for Gulf War Illness

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Impact of presumed service-connected diagnosis on the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare utilization patterns of Vietnam-Theater Veterans

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