Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Will GW Illness VA-programs End ?

Emails unanswers at an empty terminal;
voicemails unanswered at this phone line;
postal mail letters not be picked up/unanswered at the offices below...
why because this job positions is
vacant/unfilled and unassigned.

The department of veterans affairs will be able to ingnore gulf war veterans comments/complaints becuase this two
offices will be vacant.

[1] GWVI-TF Secretary, OSVA,
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC
20420, at (202) 461-4814.

Col Jeff Peters DOD, is retired, you will not be able to communicated
with this office.

Their website did not have an email Address ???

[2] Director of of Environmental Health Coordinators & Health Clinicians
VA CENTRAL OFFICE WASHINGTON, DC 20420 (810 Vermont Avenue, NW),
Environmental Agents Service at (202) 461-1013 or (202) 461-1014
or send an email to VHACO13Bsha@va.gov

Helen Malaskiewicz is retired currently no one is assigned to replace her.
Vacant VA positions will NOT help Disabled Gulf War Veteran's
regulations, health care or benefits.

abandoned, absentminded, bare, barren, bland, blank,
characterless, clear,
deadpan, deserted, devoid,
empty-headed, empty-minded, empty-pated, empty, expressionless,
fatuous, featureless, fishy, forsaken,
godforsaken, hollow,
idle, impassive, inane, inexpressive, insipid,
null, null and void,
oblivious, open, passive,
spare, stark,
unaware, uncomprehending, unengaged, unexpressive, unfilled,
uninhabited, unmanned, unoccupied, unpeopled, unpopulated,
unstaffed, untaken, untenanted, untended, unused, unutilized,
vacuous, void, without content.

I thank the two above former VA employees for their serve to DVA.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cognective issues suffered by ill GW Vets

More scientific proof of damage done to gulf war veterans. The question is where are the new tests, new blood tests and diagnostic tests, that will show the damage and lead to the veterans getting compensation and diagnosis and treatment. It has been 20 years! Give the gulf war veterans something we can use now!

What is the meaning of semantic difficulties?
Semantics is the aspect of language function that relates to understanding the meanings of words, phrases and sentences, and using words appropriately when we speak. vets with semantic difficulties have a very hard time understanding the meaning of words and sentences.

Impaired response inhibition in ill Gulf War veterans

Gail D. Tillmana, Timothy A. Greena, Thomas C. Ferreeb, Clifford S. Calleya, Mandy J. Maguirea, Richard Briggsb, John Hart Jr.a, Robert W. Haleyc, Michael A. Krautd
published online 18 August 2010.
Corrected Proof
Poor performance on tasks requiring response inhibition has been observed among chronically ill veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Semantic difficulties have also been reported. We collected event-related potential (ERP) and behavioral data from 25 Gulf War veterans who complained of cognitive difficulties and from 23 matched controls, who were deployed but not symptomatic, while they performed a GO–NOGO task that required both a semantic decision and inhibitory processing.

A significantly greater false-alarm rate among the ill veterans was accompanied in the ERP data by significantly reduced amplitude in the NOGO P3, consistent with previous ERP studies of other patient groups that have shown poor inhibitory response performance. This supports the contention that the ill veterans’ deficit lies more in inhibiting than in detecting task-related differences in the stimuli.

a School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Center for BrainHealth, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, United States

b Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States

c Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States

d Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States

Corresponding author. Center for BrainHealth, 2200 W. Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, TX 75235, United States. Tel.: +1 214 905 3007; fax: +1 214 905 3026.

PII: S0022-510X(10)00344-8