SESSION TITLE: Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Studies of military personnel deployed to Southwest Asia in support of OIF/OEF have suggested increases in lung disease due to possible airborne environmental exposures such geologic dusts or burn pit smoke. Our initial prospective study (STAMPEDE) did not identify any acute interstitial or inflammatory processes in these personnel. An ongoing comprehensive evaluation (STAMPEDE III) is being conducted to identify the types of chronic respiratory disorders associated with deployment.