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Research Update - December 2004

The following journal articles were distributed for review in December 2004.  You can access the article's abstract by copying the paper title and pasting it into the search bar of the PubMed website, linked here. 

1. Excess incidence of ALS in young Gulf War veterans.   (Armon C, Haley RW.  Neurology.  Nov 23, 2004; 63(10): 1986-1987)
2. Inhalation toxicity in mice exposed to sarin (GB) for 20-720 min.  (Bide RW, Risk DJ.  J Appl Toxicol.  Nov 19, 2004; 24(6): 459-467)
3. Inquiry finds that Gulf War veterans face extra burden of disease.  (Dyer O.  BMJ.  Nov 27, 2004; 329(7477): 1257)
4. Casualties of war – Military care for the wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan.   (Gawande A.  N Engl J Med.  Dec 9, 2004; 351(24): 2471-2475)
5. Mammalian voltage-gated calcium channels are potently blocked by the pyrethroid insecticide allethrin.   (Hildebrand ME, et al.  J Pharmacol Exp Ther.  Mar 2004; 308(3): 805-813)
6. Late prevalence of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function abnormalities in Gulf War I veterans.   (Karlinsky JB, et al.  Arch Intern Med.  Dec 13-27, 2004; 164(22): 2488-2491)
7. Peripheral cholinergic function in humans with chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War syndrome and with illness following organophosphate exposure.   (Khan F, et al.  Clin Sci (Lond).  Feb 2004; 106(2): 183-189)
8. Probable link between Gulf War illnesses and neurotoxins.   (Lang LH.  Gastroenterology.  Dec 2004; 127(6): 1658)
9. Protection and inflammatory markers following exposure of guinea pigs to sarin vapour: comparative efficacy of three oximes.   (Levy A., et al.  J Appl Toxicol.  Nov 19, 2004; 24(6): 501-504)
10. Risk factors for hypochondriacal concerns in a sample of military veterans.   (Noyes R, et al.  J Psychosom Res.  Dec 2004; 57(6): 529-539)
11. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in soldiers returning from deployment to Iraq.   (Pehoushek JF, et al.  J Am Acad Dermatol.  Nov 2004; 51(5-Suppl): S197-200)
12. Caring for the Wounded in Iraq – A Photo Essay.   (Peoples GE, et al.  N Engl J Med.  Dec 9, 2004; 351(24): 2476-2480)
13. Sex effects on heart rate variability in fibromyalgia and Gulf War illness.   (Stein PF, et al.  Arthritis Rheum.  Oct 15, 2004; 51(5): 700-708)
14. Disability among U.S. Army personnel vaccinated against anthrax.   (Sulsky SI, et al.  J Occup Environ Med.  Oct 2004; 46(10): 1065-1075)
15. Low levels of sarin affect the EEG in marmoset monkeys: a pilot study.   (van Helden HP, et al.  J Appl Toxicol.  Nov 19, 2004; 24(6): 475-483)
16. Old world leishmaniasis: an emerging infection among deployed US military and civilian workers.   (Weina PJ, et al.  Clin Infect Dis.  Dec 1, 2004; 39(11): 1674-1680)
17. Gulf War veterans and hemifacial microsomia.   (Werler MM, et al.  Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol.  Dec 15, 2004; [Epub ahead of print])
18. Smaller hippocampal volume in patients with recent-onset posttraumatic stress disorder.   (Wignall EL, et al.  Biol Psychiatry.  Dec 1, 2004; 56(11): 832-836)

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