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The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, University of Michigan Health, Michigan Medicine Pulmonary and Critical Care, and Airborne Hazards Burn Pits Center of Excellence publish a case of constrictive bronchiolitis in an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran in the New England Journal of Medicine. Click here to read.

Under-recognition of medically unexplained symptom (MUS) conditions among US Veterans with Gulf War Illness


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NJ WRIISC researchers and colleagues had five abstracts accepted for the 2022 American Thoracic Society annual meeting.

  • Reduced gas diffusion among deployed veterans with preserved spirometry is driven by a reduction in pulmonary capillary volume. Falvo MJ, Therkorn JH, Qian W, Watson M, Alexander T, Ndirangu D, Kipen H, Gow A, Sotolongo AM.
  • Exploring dimensionality reduction across spirometry and forced oscillation technique in a healthy subject population using principle components analysis. Therkorn JH, Ibraheem D, Samy B, Falvo, MJ.
  • Laryngeal Hypersensitivity in a Veteran Cohort with Remote Exposure to Tear Gas and Pepper Spray. Shah A, Therkorn JH, Arjomandi M, Falvo MJ, Jani N, Krefft SD, Osterholzer JJ, Sotolongo AM, Hines SE.
  • Short-term ambient particle exposure and social defeat cause reduction in heart and pulmonary function. Gorr MW, Aslaner DM, Saldana TA, MacKenzie DM, O’Piela DR, Yallourakis MD, Durisek GR, Falvo MJ, Wold LE.
  • Inflammatory Mechanisms of Exertional Dyspnea in Southwest Asia Deployed Military Veterans. Pappas G, Ena V, Gardner C, Guo CJ, Kathleen B, Chung E, Jennifer T, Laskin DL, Kipen H, Falvo MJ, Gow AJ.

Under-recognition of medically unexplained symptom (MUS) conditions among US Veterans with Gulf War Illness.

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Under-recognition of medically unexplained symptom (MUS) conditions among US Veterans with Gulf War Illnesst

Effects of Linear Periodization Training on Performance Gains and Injury Prevention in a Garrisoned Military Unit.

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Effects of Linear Periodization Training on Performance Gains and Injury Prevention in a Garrisoned Military Unit

Diagnostic workup of constrictive bronchiolitis (CB) in the military veteran.

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Diagnostic workup of constrictive bronchiolitis (CB) in the military veteran

Understanding Veterans’ Causal Attributions of Physical Symptoms

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Understanding Veterans’ Causal Attributions of Physical Symptoms

Coping with Suicidal Urges: An Important Factor for Suicidal Risk Assessment and Intervention

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Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Dietary Supplementation with Concord Grape Juice in Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness

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Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Dietary Supplementation with Concord Grape Juice in Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness

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