Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gulf War Veterans Sought for N.C. Gulf War Illness Treatment study

The article below is from The Daily Reflector, Greenville, N. Carolina (  

This treatment medical research project is funded through the acclaimed Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (, which focuses on improving the health and lives of the estimated 250,000 Gulf War veterans -- and other U.S. forces -- suffering from Gulf War Illness.  

The news is apparently already helping to generate good interest among Gulf War veterans who want to participate.



Vets sought for Gulf War study
By Michael Abramowitz
The Daily Reflector
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Hundreds of thousands of veterans arrived home after the 1991 Gulf War in Iraq and Kuwait with the victory they expected — and a debilitating neurological illness they didn’t.

More than 20 years later, with no known effective treatments, an East Carolina University medical toxicologist is leading a team of biomedical scientists in a study of new medicines to treat Gulf War Illness. That is the name given to the chronic fatigue and pain as well as difficulty with mental tasks suffered by some who served in the war and its aftermath, said Dr. William Meggs, the study leader.

Meggs is a board-certified toxicologist, professor of emergency medicine at ECU and chief of toxicology at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been attending this study for the past year, I'm currently in the last phase. This is my 5th Gulf War Illness study, and the staff, Dr. Meggs and Ms. Mainhart are as professional and conscientious as any I've worked with. They truly care about sick vets. If you are a vet with GWI, give them a call. Good luck and thanks for serving.