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Va Neurologist Says Osa Related To Organic Solvent Exposure


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#1 rdawg

 
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

just got c&p report for obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr checked box that says "at least as likely as not" due to service. In the comments he stated that I was exposed to solvents/jet fuel/isocyanytes as reported in my smr's. He then referrenced the internet articles that I took to the c&p describing exposure to organic solvents as a cause for sleep apnea. Good news.

I think they need to work out some bugs in the new system.

He examined me for DDD of the neck -- I was claiming it seciondary to DDD of lumbar or due to the use of power tools (vibration damage)

He also examined me for headache.

In his report

Under Medical opinion for "direct" service connection

he checked "less likley than not" that my neck condition was related to toxic exposures. DUH! I never claimed that.
He also stated that power tool use could have contributed to DJD of Cervical Spine.
He states my headaches are mixed tension and sinus and that the tension headaches cannnot be service connected because my neck is not.

Under Medical opinion for "secondary" service connection he checked "at least as likely as not"
but only discussed OSA and stated it was directly connected to service.

I think he was supposed to fill out this form for each condition -- are they direct/secondary/aggravated etc.

He is a VA neurologist.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

I am glad he referenced the literature. The VA doesn't not give weight to their own C&P examiners if they make blanket statements that are not supported by credible literature or specific research data. I am going to put an entire post up on this problem later. The only exception is when the raters are instructed that the VA recognizes the association the doctor addressed as being related.

"He states my headaches are mixed tension and sinus and that the tension headaches cannnot be service connected because my neck is not."

C&P examiners do not decide what can be or cannot be service connected. I am very suspicious of his statement. Cervicogenic headaches are often secondary to to neck injuries. It appears he did not investigate all forms of headaches because yoiu were not service connected for the neck. If you are service connected in the future for your neck it would be a good idea to seek an opinion as to whether or not your headaches are cervicogenic in origin.

Edited by Hoppy, 16 February 2012 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:21 PM

I don't know if you can find lititure on the link or not, but prior to me being put on CPAP I had horrible sinus problems and sinus headaches that were absolutely incapacitating. After being put on CPAP my sinus problems disappeared.

You might look for litature to see if there is a medically recognized connection.

Best regards,

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

rdawg,
Its sounds like you got good news. Congratulations.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:37 AM

People have been asking for the links

here they are

http://www.ncbi.nlm....1061276/?page=3

http://www.national-...org/solvent.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm..../pubmed/3585422

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:59 AM

People have been asking for the links

here they are

http://www.ncbi.nlm....1061276/?page=3

http://www.national-...org/solvent.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm..../pubmed/3585422


Thanks for websites.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

The va Parkinsons clinic recently published in its last quarterly news letter of 2011, a study linking trichlorethylene to parkinsons. This was done on a study of US Navy twins during and after WW II where one twin was exposed and the other was not. Check the APDA website , not sure of the addy right now i have it on another one of my replies. or posts.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:46 PM

Approximately 40,000 veterans suffer from Parkinson's disease. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) strives to provide additional support for these individuals.

Read more:
Veterans Benefits & Parkinson's Disease | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_6371426_veterans-benefits-parkinson_s-disease.html#ixzz1kQiaptCu


Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurologic disorders. It affects roughly 1.5 million Americans. The Veterans Health Administration treats an estimated 40,000 veterans with PD each year. Overall, 22, 700,000 million of the US population are veterans and 40,000 have PD or .5% of the veteran population and there is 312,884,000 million in the entire US population and 1.5 million have PD or .2 %.

Parkinson's Disease Risk Greater in Those Exposed to Common Chemical, Trichloroethylene, Study Shows

ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2011)

While prior research has indicated a link between TCE exposure and Parkinson's disease, the current findings are the first to report a statistically significant association -- a more than six-fold increased risk. Researchers also found that exposure to PERC and CCI4 tended toward significant risk of developing the disease.

To read the entire article click below.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111129142015.htm