Accession Number:

AD1047487

Title:

Probiotic (VSL# 3) for Gulf War Illness

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,08 Sep 2016,07 Sep 2017

Corporate Author:

Western Institute For Biomedical Research Salt Lake City United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The overall objective of the study is to determine whether probiotic Visbiome TM 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 87 and enrolled 49 Gulf War Veterans so far. Our efforts are ongoing to recruit more Gulf War veterans. The second set of stool samples have been sent to Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for microbiota analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE