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Gulf War Medical Database

Gulf War Illnesses are the end result of a variety of factors that took place in the KTO during 1990-1991. Experimental vaccines and drugs, environmental hazards, chemical and biological weapons, Oil Well fires, fallout from bombing, sand storms, Depleted Uranium, parasites, and so much more.
According to the Pentagons Health Affairs, none of this  was a factor, and Gulf War veterans made themselves  sick. That even though .0095% of Gulf War military  records have been declassified, there are no supportive  records that anything in Iraq / Saudi Arabia / Kuwait could effect our health.
So for Gulf War veterans to get anywhere, we have to  operate outside of the Pentagons control. Which lead  to the 1994 Reigle Hearings were information was  released despite the Pentagons objections. Ever since then the Pentagon has disguised, or disputed every  event, even when science supported it.
So databases like this are independent of the Pentagon  deception campaign - If it helps veterans, then it has served its purpose.

        Reported Disorders throughout 1991 to 2004

Allergies ( various )
ALS ( Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - "Lou Gehrig's disease" )
Anxiety Attacks
Apnea ( sleep disorders )
Bronchopneumonia, organism unspecified
Brillís disease (recrudescent typhus)
Burning Semen ( Burning Intercourse )
Cancer ( varied )
Chronic airway obstruction, not elsewhere classified
Chronic bronchitis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic laryngotracheititis
Chronic respiratory conditions due to fumes and vapors
Epstien Barr Virus
Fungal ( excessive growth )
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Joint Pain/Joint Disease
Leishmaniasis ( Cutaneous and Visceral )
MCS ( Multiple Chemical Sensitivity )
Memory Loss
Mycoplasma Fermentans Incognitus
Night Sweats
Other and unspecified diseases of upper respiratory tract
Pneumoconiosis, due to silica or cilicates
Pneumoconiosis, Unspecified Respiratory conditions 
    due to unspecified external agent
Rhinitis ( Sinus infections )
Sand fly fever (Phlebotomus fever)
Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis)
Silicosis ( Sand in Lungs and Blood )
Tuberculosis, specify variant
Typhoid fever (also carrier)
Unspecified chronic respiratory disease
Viral hepatitis ( C )

          Online Medical References

Health A to Z Medical Search Engine
National Library of Medicine
Med Watch
Reuter's Medical News
CNN Medical News

        Medical Laboratory

Should be mandatory testing procedures for all Gulf War Veterans:
PET/SPECT scan - ( functional MRI -- head )
Abdominal CT scan
CBC Sedimentation rate
(ESR) C-Reactive protein
Rheumatoid factor
Liver function
TB skin test (PPD) with controls
Chest X-ray
Hepatitis serology
HIV testing
B12 and folate
Thyroid function tests
What Lab test there are, and what the findings possibly mean

Where the AFIP would come into play,
biopsy samples of Veterans:
Muscle Biopsies of Gulf War Veterans
Medical Research Documents:

AFIP Feral Cat Study

Possible areas of contamination and types:
Over 994 bunker complexes such as Khamasiyah were  known burning fecal matter on latrine duty, many were  not aware of any SOP or told there was one. So there  is no telling what all became airborne from these duties.  In my camp we buried the ashes on the spot, and many  were down wind of the oily smoke the diesel produced.

Hydrogen Sulfide, and heavy metals were also present with the raining tar, and smoke from the oil wells. These people were ground zero for 10% of the worlds air pollution in 1991. The AFIP feral cat study, and other studies did find some problems with local animals - but skewed study to sound better.

Lack of proper training with DU, and other artillery as well as souvenir issues. We have one marine sticking his finger in the entry hole of a sable round - not thinking that heavy metals are often ingested during eating a meal with unwashed hands. Possible heavy metal poisoning.

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It was known that both alive, and dead Iraqis soldiers
had been exposed to their own NBC weapons. CIA records have documented how badly their decon teams were prepared for accidents at many locations. Many combat medical units saw a variety of Iraqi injuries including chemical blistering of arms. Work details often handled corpses like this unsure what they were burying.

Government Programs for Veterans

Department of Defense (DoD) Gulf War Veterans Hotline
(1-800-796-9699) for an examination
***CCEP - Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program****
VA Gulf War Information Helpline at
1-800-PGW-VETS (1-800-749-8387)
Baltimore Depleted Uranium testing 
OSAGWI Depleted Uranium (DU) Hotline
OSAGWI assistance line for requesting medical records
You can contact St. Louis Military archive at
with the following forms to request your medical files
Military records request form 180 Front
Military records request from 180 Back
or call these military numbers at
National Archives and Records Adiminstration

Gulf War Rating System
This is a rating system of the following projects, organizations,
services, researchers, and so on. The number system rates
overall performance, and willingness to assist veterans.
  Very Poor  

OSAGWI's Military definitions of illnesses
DOD definitions of Gulf War Illnesses
DOD definition of Gulf War Epidemiology
DOD definition of Medical Research and Outcomes
Gulflink/OSAGWI medical archive
Rating ( 4 )

Government Agencies tied to Gulf War Medical Issues

AFIP - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Headed by Cpt. Glenn Wagner. The institute aids medical researchers globally for second opinions. They have a massive Gulf War tissues bank section they are unwilling to catalog for medical researchers to find.
Rating ( 5 )

AMEDD - Army Medical Department
Home of current Army Surgeon General, and U.S. Army Medical Command. They keep a tight lip on the truth of Gulf War medical issues such as the Anthrax Vaccine.
Rating ( 5 )

CDC - Center for Disease Control
One of the few good guys in the Gulf War Health Issues. They tend to get drug down in policy, and politics. They have 11 sister organizations under their care, here are some:
National Center for Infectious Disease
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
National Vaccine Program Office
National Center for Environmental Health
With people like Drue Barette on their staff, we could do worse. However, they just dont push hard enough.
Rating ( 2 )

CBER - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
The Mission of (CBER) is to protect and enhance the public health
through regulation of biological products including blood, vaccines, therapeutics and related drugs and devices according to statutory authorities. They handle the VAERS vaccine program, and are
part of the FDA.
Rating ( 4 )

CHPPM - U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion & Preventive Medicine
Another pawn of DOD strategy to mute Gulf War findings. It has been called the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency or AEHA. Its mission is to support the worldwide preventive medicine programs of the Army, DoD and other Federal agencies through consultations and supportive services, investigations and training. DU sand sample issues go through them, where they do comprehensive testing.
Rating ( 4 )

FDA - Food and Drug Administration
These people are definitely villains, they know full well what has transpired with the Anthrax, and other vaccines. It is believed that DOD is holding
some kind of trump card over them to make them remain silent. The only good thing coming out of them is MEDWATCH. FDA is a public health agency, charged with protecting American consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related public health laws
Rating ( 5 )

Gulf War Referral Clinics ( VAMC )
There are three of the abominations nation wide. These clinics are operated on the east/west coast, and one at Houston Texas. The intent is to use all medical procedures possible to pin down anything, and to
try to find any answers. Instead they rush patients off to the psychiatry, and try to convince them its self induced. Their favorite generic term is ****Somatoform - self induced illness ( psychosomatic )****
They leave out critical laboratory findings, and make vague speculations in veterans medical records. The results are sent to Washington DC as part of a federal study, in turn to dismiss veterans in larger medical
research projects. For a personal look at the Houston referral clinic: Houston VAMC
Rating ( 5 - voted worst of all )

NIH - National Institute of Health
They are a extension of the NAS, and more useless than the VA itself. Mostly they read peer reviewed reports and make their own. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for
everyone. Their generally all that's left when other agencies are finished doing their reports and research.
Rating ( 4 )

USAMRIID -Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Equally as tight lipped and equally as involved, they work with HASMAT teams in Biological environment issues. They assist Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and academic centers of
excellence worldwide. They bias Gulf War issues while trying to scare the public about current Bioweapons threats.
Rating ( 5 )

USAMRICD - US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Not as notorious as others in some respects, and much more willing to cooperate with others than their cousin USAMRIID. Their job is to develop medical countermeasures to chemical warfare agents and to train medical personnel in the medical management of chemical casualties. Rating ( 3 )

USAMRMC - U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
They work with Walter Reed and is the Department of Defense executive agent for medical chemical and biological defense research, and combat maxillofacial surgery. Hush, Hush, research.
Rating ( 4 )

VAERS - Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Not very reliable, simply because it is not enforced. Any veteran that received the Botulinum Toxoid or Anthrax vaccine should contact them to report any bad health reactions to the vaccine. It is a post-marketing
safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (side effects) that occur after the administration of US licensed vaccines.
Rating ( 4 )

VAMC - Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Viewed as the arm pit of medical care for veterans, it seems to work hard at NOT providing good medical care. 73 medical centers, with at least one in each of the 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. More than 391 outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 131 nursing home care units and 39 domiciliary.
Rating ( 4 )

WRAMC - Walter Reed Army Hospital
A controversial military hospital in Washington DC, feeling are divided because there is such a wide range of treatment issues. Some get lucky with there medical cases, and others get no where. This was the stomping grounds of Army Surgeon General Ronald Blanck who signed off on the Anthrax Vaccine program. The Gulf War Medical program is now called
the Deployment Health Clinical Center and they address:
      Digestive Problems
      Joint Pain
      Weight Gain or Weight Loss
      Memory Problems
      Skin Rash
The staff is more friendly than most places, and Daniel Bullis was very attentive. Still, heard more bad than good.
Rating ( 3 )