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Neuroepidemiologic Case Definition of Gulf War Illness from Neuroimaging and EEG in a Population-Representative Nested Case-Control Sample of Gulf War Veterans

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

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UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas United States

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The study will involve analysis of previously generated epidemiology data. Over the past 20 years a rigorously population-based epidemiologic study measured the standard list of symptoms of Gulf War illness GWI in a representative sample of 8,020 Gulf War-era veterans scored all three major GWI case definitions--Factor, CDC and Kansas--with a full array of clinical diagnoses and laboratory findings and measures of symptom onset, duration, and severity a subclassification of the CDC definition derived by factor analysis and validated by multiple objective measures and with all analyses tested for differences due to effect modification by race and gender. The databases also contain the data for a hypothesis-driven 12-year longitudinal study of GWI natural history of symptoms and symptom descriptive characteristics in a subpopulation.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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