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Cardiovascular Hyporeactivity and Fatiguing Illness in Gulf War Veterans
The main objective of this study is to determine specifically how low blood pressure (as noted in a previous study) may contribute to chronic fatigue in Gulf War veterans. A secondary objective is to examine the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on cardiovascular autonomic function.
Project Number:VA-69
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:October 01,1999 - October 02,2002
Location:VAMC East Orange
Cost to Date: $397,538


Cross-Sensitization as a CNS Model for Gulf War Chemical Intolerance
This study in Gulf War veterans is designed to evaluate the effects of repeated exposures to a variety of stimuli (chemicals, noise) on body function and behavior, in order to determine whether or not reactions to these exposures may contribute to unexplained symptoms among these veterans.
Project Number:VA-48
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:April 01,1998 - March 31,2001
Location:VAMC Tucson
Cost to Date: $327,140


Disordered Responses to Orthostatic Stress in the Pathogenesis of Gulf War Syndrome Symptoms
A study to determine if the group of symptoms reported by Gulf War veterans is fundamentally linked to chronic fatigue which in turn if linked to orthostatic intolerance (a drop in blood pressure, causing dizziness when rising from a chair or bed).
Project Number:DoD-109
Status:Ongoing
Period of Performance:February 15,2000 - March 14,2002
Location:John Hopkins School of Medicine
Cost to Date: $1,462,528


Effects of Exertion and Chemical Stress on Persian Gulf Veterans
The project's aim is to test the effects from exposure to diesel fumes and physical stress on Persian Gulf War Veterans.
Project Number:VA-5C
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:April 01,1997 - March 31,2000
Location:VAMC East Orange
Cost to Date: $2,926,900 for VA-5Core and VA-5A through VA-5D


Physiological and Psychological Assessments of Persian Gulf Veterans
The project's aim was to determine if unexplained illnesses in some Gulf War Veterans is similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) in civilian populations.
Project Number:VA-5B
Status:Complete
Period of Performance:October 01,1994 - March 01,1998
Location:VAMC East Orange
Cost to Date: $2,926,900 for VA-5Core and VA-5A through VA-5D