Accession Number : AD1035516


Title :   Probiotic (VSL 3) for Gulf War Illness


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,08 Sep 2015,07 Sep 2016


Corporate Author : Western Institute for Biomedical Research Salt Lake City United States


Personal Author(s) : Tuteja,Ashok


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1035516.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The overall objective of the study is to determine whether probiotic VisbiomeTM will improve 1) Intestinal symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and 2) Non-intestinal symptoms (fatigue, joint pain, insomnia, general stiffness and headache) associated with IBS. All of these symptoms are part of the Gulf War illness. We screened our first participant in September 2013. Overall we have screened 73 and enrolled 34 Gulf War Veterans so far. Our efforts are ongoing to recruit more Gulf War veterans. The first set of stool samples have been sent to Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for microbiota analysis.


Descriptors :   colonic diseases , diarrhea , PERSIAN GULF SYNDROME , WEAPONS EFFECTS , gastroenteritis , stiffness , diseases and disorders , deployment


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE