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Rocky Mountain Regional
Rocky Mountain Regional PDCEN
The Rocky Mountain Regional Post Deployment Cardiopulmonary Evaluation Network (RMR PDCEN) is located at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (RMR VAMC). The RMR VAMC provides Veterans with outstanding health care, trains future health care providers, and conducts important medical research. In addition to the PDCEN, the RMR VAMC is home to one of eighteen national Health Service Research & Development Centers of Innovation (COIN) that promotes Veteran-centered care, improves the Veteran care experience, and advances care value.
The RMR PDCEN provides standardized and comprehensive clinical evaluations performed by VA physicians with expertise in pulmonary and occupational medicine for identified Veterans enrolled in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pits Registry (AHOBPR). The mission of the RMR PDCEN, and all PDCEN sites, is to identify the relationship between airborne hazards and burn pit exposures and longer-term health outcomes and to identify possible treatments to improve care. The RMR PDCEN works collaboratively with the other PDCEN sites to develop new clinical guidelines to care for Veterans exposed to airborne hazards and burn pits.
In addition to offering clinical care, the RMR PDCEN studies various topics related to Veterans’ concerns about their post-deployment respiratory health, including deployment-related respiratory disease. Some of our collaborations and scholarly work include publications and research studies:
- Krefft SD, Rose C, Miller Y. Deployment-related Lung Disorders. Federal Practitioner. June 2015.
- 1 IK2 CX001779-01A1 (Principal Investigator: Krefft)
Research Study Title: Clinical Markers and Monitoring for Post-9/11 Deployment Lung Diseases