Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: the GENEVA study. Rationale, study design and demographic characteristics.

@article{Schmidt2008GenesAE,
  title={Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: the GENEVA study. Rationale, study design and demographic characteristics.},
  author={Silke Schmidt and Kelli D. Allen and Valerie T Loiacono and Barbara Norman and Catherine L. Stanwyck and Kristina M. Nord and Christina Dawn Williams and Edward J. Kasarskis and Freya Kamel and Valerie A McGuire and Lorene M. Nelson and Eugene Oddone},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={191-204}
}
Recent reports of a potentially increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for veterans deployed to the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War prompted the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a National Registry of Veterans with ALS, charged with the goal of enrolling all US veterans with a neurologist-confirmed diagnosis of ALS. The Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans with ALS study (GENEVA) is a case-control study presently enrolling cases from the Department of Veterans… CONTINUE READING

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