The Resource Chronic multisymptom illness in Gulf War veterans : case definitions reexamined, Committee on the Development of a Consensus Case Definition for Chronic Multisymptom Illness in 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Chronic multisymptom illness in Gulf War veterans : case definitions reexamined, Committee on the Development of a Consensus Case Definition for Chronic Multisymptom Illness in 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

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Chronic multisymptom illness in Gulf War veterans : case definitions reexamined
Title
Chronic multisymptom illness in Gulf War veterans
Title remainder
case definitions reexamined
Statement of responsibility
Committee on the Development of a Consensus Case Definition for Chronic Multisymptom Illness in 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Language
eng
Summary
"More than 2 decades have passed since the 1990-1991 conflict in the Persian Gulf. During the intervening years, many Gulf War veterans have experienced various unexplained symptoms that many associate with service in the gulf region, but no specific exposure has been definitively associated with symptoms. Numerous researchers have described the pattern of signs and symptoms found in deployed Gulf War veterans and noted that they report unexplained symptoms at higher rates than nondeployed veterans or veterans deployed elsewhere during the same period. Gulf War veterans have consistently shown a higher level of morbidity than the nondeployed, in some cases with severe and debilitating consequences. However, efforts to define a unique illness or syndrome in Gulf War veterans have failed, as have attempts to develop a uniformly accepted case definition. Chronic Multisymptom Illness in Gulf War Veterans is a comprehensive review of the available scientific and medical literature regarding symptoms for chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) among the 1991 Gulf War Veterans. This report evaluates and summarizes the literature in an effort to identify appropriate terminology to use in referring to CMI in Gulf War Veterans. While the report does not recommend one specific case definition over another, Chronic Multisymptom Illness in Gulf War Veterans does recommend the consideration of two case definitions on the basis of their concordance with the evidence and their ability to identify specific symptoms commonly reported by Gulf War veterans. This report recommends that the Department of Veterans Affairs use the term Gulf War illness rather than CMI. The report recommends that that the Department of Veterans Affairs, to the extent possible, systematically assess existing data to identify additional features of Gulf War illness, such as onset, duration, severity, frequency of symptoms, and exclusionary criteria to produce a more robust case definition"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
956.704427
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.744.M44
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Chronic multisymptom illness in Gulf War veterans : case definitions reexamined, Committee on the Development of a Consensus Case Definition for Chronic Multisymptom Illness in 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Case definitions -- Studies of symptoms in Gulf War veterans -- Factor analysis and its use in studies of symptoms in Gulf War veterans -- Chronic multisymptom illness case definitions and recommendations -- Additional information about factor analysis and cluster analysis -- Percentages of veterans reporting symptoms in studies of Gulf War veterans and military personnel
Control code
ocn880456748
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 120 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309298773
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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.b33287235
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880456748
  • pebcs0309298776

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