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Research Update - November 2004

The following journal articles were distributed for review in November 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. Organophosphates/nerve agent poisoning: mechanism of action, diagnosis, prophylaxis, and treatment.    (Bajgar J.  Adv Clin Chem.  2004; 38: 151-216)
2. Medically unexplained symptoms and neuropsychological assessment.  (Binder LM, Campbell KA.  J Clin Exp Neuropsychol.  May 2004; 26(3): 369-392)
3. Bioterrorism and Compulsory Vaccination. BMJ.
 a) Editorial: Better vaccines are needed if vaccination is to be made compulsory.  (Jefferson T.  BMJ.  Sep 4, 2004; 329: 524-525)
 b) Response: United States continues vaccinating to keep troops healthy. (Grabenstein JD, Winkenwerder W Jr.  BMJ.  Oct 23, 2004; 329(7472): 977, author reply 977)
 c) Response: Arguments for current vaccines are based on inadequate support for older vaccines.    (Schumm WR.  BMJ.  Oct 23, 2004; 329(7472): 977-978)
4. Infusion for Gulf War Studies.   (Couzin J.  Science.  Nov 19, 2004; 306: 1275)
5. U.S. judge halts compulsory anthrax vaccination for soldiers.    (Dyer O.  BMJ.  Nov 6, 2004; 329(7474): 1062)
6. Is Gulf War Syndrome really a mystery?   (Emmerova M.  Med Confl Surviv.  Jul-Sep 2004; 20(3): 209-217)
7. The health of Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: factor analysis of self-reported symptoms.  (Forbes AB , et al.  Occup Environ Med.  Dec 2004; 61(12): 1014-1020)
8. Taking the sting out of the anthrax vaccine.    (Goodman L.  J Clin Invest.  Oct 2004; 114(7): 868-869)
9. Health effects of anthrax vaccination in the Canadian forces.    (Hunter D.  Mil Med.  Oct 2004; 169(10): 833-838)
10. Persistent/delayed toxic effects of low-dose sarin and pyridostigmine under physical stress (exercise) in mice.    (Husain K, Somani SM.  Indian J Physiol Pharmacol.  Apr 2004; 48(2): 150-164)
11. Letter to the Editor: Gulf War syndrome and sand fly saliva.   (Jacobson RL.  Med Hypotheses.  2004; 63(5): 917)
12. The National Registry of Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) #500a.   (Kasarkis E, et al.  Amyotroph Lateral Scler Other Motor Neuron Disord .  2004; 5 Suppl 1: 129-132)
13. Symptoms and medical conditions in Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: relation to immunizations and other Gulf War exposures.  (Kelsall, et al.  Occup Environ Med.  Dec 2004; 61(12): 1006-1013)
14. The recommended role of exposure biomarkers for the surveillance of environmental and occupational chemical exposures in military deployments: policy considerations.    (May LM, et al.  Mil Med.  Oct 2004; 169(10): 761-767)
15. Mass mailing and telephone contact were effective in recruiting veterans into an antibiotic treatment randomized clinical trial.    (Resio MA, et al.  J Clin Epidemiol.  Oct 2004; 57(10): 1063-1070)
16. Evaluation of neuromuscular symptoms in UK Gulf War veterans: a controlled study.  (Rose MR, et al.  Neurology.  Nov 9, 2004; 63(9): 1681-1687)
17. Kinetic analysis of interactions between human acetylcholinesterase, structurally different organophosphorus compounds and oximes.    (Worek F, et al.  Biochem Pharmacol.  Dec 1, 2004; 68(11): 2237-2248)

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