The Resource Gulf War and Health, Treatment for chronic multisymptom illness, Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness ; Board on the Health of Select Populations ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Gulf War and Health, Treatment for chronic multisymptom illness, Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness ; Board on the Health of Select Populations ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Gulf War and Health, Treatment for chronic multisymptom illness
Title
Gulf War and Health
Title part
Treatment for chronic multisymptom illness
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness ; Board on the Health of Select Populations ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Title variation
Treatment for chronic multisymptom illness
Creator
Contributor
Author
Sponsoring body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) is a serious condition that imposes an enormous burden of suffering on our nation's veterans. Veterans who have CMI often have physical symptoms (such as fatigue, joint and muscle pain, and gastrointestinal symptoms) and cognitive symptoms (such as memory difficulties). For the purposes of this report, the committee defined CMI as the presence of a spectrum of chronic symptoms experienced for 6 months or longer in at least two of six categories - fatigue, mood, and cognition, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and neurologic - that may overlap with but are not fully captured by known syndromes (such as CFS, fibromyalgia, and IBS) or other diagnoses. Despite considerable efforts by researchers in the United States and elsewhere, there is no consensus among physicians, researchers, and others as to the cause of CMI. There is a growing belief that no specific causal factor or agent will be identified. Many thousands of Gulf War veterans who have CMI live with sometimes debilitating symptoms and seek an effective way to manage their symptoms. Estimates of the numbers of 1991 Gulf War veterans who have CMI range from 175,000 to 250,000 (about 25-35% of the 1991 Gulf War veteran population), and there is evidence that CMI in 1991 Gulf War veterans may not resolve over time. Preliminary data suggest that CMI is occurring in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well. In addition to summarizing the available scientific and medical literature regarding the best treatments for chronic multisymptom illness among Gulf War veterans, Gulf War and Health: Volume 9: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness recommends how best to disseminate this information throughout the VA to improve the care and benefits provided to veterans, recommends additional scientific studies and research initiatives to resolve areas of continuing scientific uncertainty and recommends such legislative or administrative action as the IOM deems appropriate in light of the results of its review"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
616.9/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.744.M44
LC item number
I57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Target audience
specialized
Label
Gulf War and Health, Treatment for chronic multisymptom illness, Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness ; Board on the Health of Select Populations ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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 -- Characterizing chronic multisymptom illness -- Methods -- Treament for chronic multisymptom illness -- Review of treatments for comorbid and related conditions -- Patient-centered care of veterans who have chronic multisymptom illness -- Implementation and models of care for veterans who have chronic multisymptom illness -- Recommendations
Control code
ocn830028406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309278034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32055043
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830028406
  • pebcs0309278031

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