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Haley, Robert W. MD. Evidence For Excess Rates of Birth Defects in Gulf War Veterans From Reanalysis of Findings From Federally Sponsored Studies. University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. Study done to compare rates of birth defects in all 695,000 Gulf War veterans with rates in a 50% random sample of the non-deployed era veterans.

Haley, Robert W. MD. Selection Bias From the "Healthy-Warrior Effect" and Unequal Follow-up in Federally Sponsored Surveys of Gulf War Veterans. University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. Discusses the possibility of selection bias in determining rates of mortality, hospitalization and birth defects among deployed Persian Gulf veterans vs. non-deployed veterans.

Haley, Robert W. MD. Is the Gulf War Syndrome Due to Stress? The Evidence From Federally Sponsored Studies Reexamined. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Discusses the review of a study done to determine if psychological stress is a contributing cause of chronic physical symptoms in Gulf War veterans.

The National Survey Research Team, National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans and Their Families. Veterans Health Administration. A three phase survey done to focus on physical and psychological health of veterans and their families.

Knoke, James D. PhD et al. Lack of Association Between Testicular Cancer and Persian Gulf War Service. Naval Health Research Center. Summary of study done to determine if regular, active-duty servicemen deployed to the Persian Gulf were at increased risk of testicular cancer compared with nondeployed Gulf War era servicemen.

Macfarlane, GJ et al. The Health of Potential Non-Participants in a UK Pilot Study of Veterans. University of Manchester, UK. Study in process using a cross-sectional prevalence study to determine whether Gulf War veterans report more symptoms of ill health in comparison to military personnel who did not serve in the Gulf.

Magee, C.A. et al. Validation of Selected Veteran-Reported Health Outcomes in the National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans. Veterans Health Administration. Discusses a survey that will help determine if self-reported health data, hospitalizations and diagnoses, pregnancy outcomes and birth defects are valid.

Miller, RN et al. Illness and Health Care Seeking In Persian Gulf War Veterans Prior to Deployment. National Academy of Sciences. Discusses the possibility that veterans complaining of illness following the war had patterns of illness and health care seeking prior to the Persian Gulf War.

Pierce, PF. Longitudinal Health Surveillance of Persian Gulf War Veteran Women, Institute for Social Research and the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Summarizes study done on 525 female veterans to determine the health consequences of women veterans and their response to wartime stressors.

Poblete, Pamela P et al. National Study on Reproductive Outcomes: A Reliability Study of Self-Administered Survey vs. Telephone Interview. Naval Health Research Center. A mailed survey was sent to 17,166 Gulf war veterans and non-deployed veterans and follow-up phone calls were made to those that completed the survey in order to assess reproductive outcomes of each group.

Smith, Tyler C. et al. Hospitalization Risk of Gulf War Veterans For Lupus Erythematosus, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Fibromyalgia. Naval Health Research Center. Using DoD hospitalization data, a comparison was done for hospitalizations for lupus erythematosus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and fibromyalgia among 587,472 active-duty Gulf War veterans and 1,742,907 non-deployed veterans from the same era.

Smith, Tyler C. MS et al. The Postwar Non Federal Hospitalization Experience of U.S. Veterans of the Persian Gulf War. Naval Health Research Center. Study done to capture the hospitalization experience of nonactive duty personnel and personnel who had separated from military service. It will report on the frequencies and distribution of hospital diagnoses by Gulf war status for each hospital system.

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