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Desert Storm Syndrome Treatment Study

Dr. Edward Hyman
3525 Prytania Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

In 1992 and 1993, Dr. Hyman treated a number of Veterans of the Gulf War who were suffering from what we now call Desert Storm Syndrome. Dr. Hyman and the Veterans believe that they were helped. Some were fully restored.

Recently the Department of Defense has given Dr. Hyman funds to conduct a study with Veterans of the Gulf War. Travel, hospitalization, and oral medications after discharge will be covered by the funding. Half of the Veterans accepted into the   study will be treated and the other half will receive a placebo which is a treatment which looks like the real treatment but is not a treatment. When the study is completed and deemed a success, the Veterans who were in the untreated or placebo group will be given the opportunity to be treated at no cost to them.

If you are interested in this study:

  1. Call Dr. Hyman's office at 504-899-2228 during working hours, 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Monday thru Friday.

  2. If your condition fits the criteria established for the study and you are interested in participating, we will:
    a. Send you a questionnaire to complete.
    b. Have you obtain and send us copies of all of your medical records before, during and after the Gulf War.
    c. Send a written summary listing your symptoms and the the medicines you have taken.

  3. Dr. Hyman will review the information sent by you and determine if you meet preliminary criteria for the study. If so, you will need to make an appointment to be evaluated by Dr. Hyman in New Orleans.

  4. If you meet criteria with Dr. Hyman, you will be sent to the State University of New York, Health Sciences Center at Stoney Brook, NY for further examination (at no cost to you). This exam takes two days plus travel time to and from New York.

  5. If further determined that all criteria are met, Dr. Hyman will hospitalize you in New Orleans for 2-4 weeks.

  6. Two or three months following your hospital discharge, you will return to Stoney Brook for re-evaluation. In that interim, you may be invited back to New Orleans for further treatment or placebo (at no cost to you).


We are grateful for your interest and hope that we can help you.

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