Magnetic Resonance and Spectroscopy of the Human Brain in Gulf War Illness
Annual rept. 1 Aug 2004-31 Jul 2005
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INST FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SAN FRANCISCO
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The goal of this project is to test the hypotheses that Subjects with GWI have reduced NAA in the basal ganglia and pons, which are not accounted for by confounds such as PTSD, depression, and alcohol abuse. Reduced NAA in basal ganglia and pons correlates with CNS signs and symptoms of GWl. Study procedures include a medical evaluation, clinical assessments, neurocognitive testing, startle testing, MRIMRSI, and the Haley Questionnaire. To date, we have studied a total of 253 subjects, 225 of whom have data for analysis. Of this total, 52 met criteria for GWl, 90 are controls, and 83 have an intermediate classification. Some preliminary data analysis has been performed.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics