Accession Number:

AD1048454

Title:

Improving Diagnostics and Treatments for GWI Females by Accounting for the Effects of PTSD

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

Corporate Author:

Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale United States

Report Date:

2017-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Our objective to disentangle the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD from Gulf War Illness GWI to understand the role that post-traumatic stress plays in the symptoms and perpetuation of GWI in female veterans. This is being accomplished by performing a secondary systems biology analysis for female subjects based on resources, methodology and results from our ongoing GWI research initiatives. We have made substantive progress towards Year 1 objectives including consolidation and evaluation of trauma scores in GWI symptoms measures, subtyping of GWI subjects based on a Davidson Trauma Score cutoff, and preliminary statistical analysis of symptom measures in subtypes compared to healthy controls supporting the hypothesis that both subgroups are distinct from controls.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE