United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

Research Update - April 2005

 The following journal articles were distributed for review in April 2005.  You can access an article's abstract by copying its title below and pasting it into the search bar of the PubMed website, linked here.


1. The effect of stress on the temporal and regional distribution of uranium in rat brain after acute uranyl acetate exposure.  (Barber DS, et al.  J Toxicol Environ Health A.  Jan 22, 2005; 68(2): 99-111)
 
2. Long-term neurotoxicity of chlorpyrifos: spatial learning impairment on repeated acquisition in water maze.  (Canadas  F, et al.  Toxicol Sci.  Mar 16, 2005 [Epub head of print])
 
3. Miotic tolerance to sarin vapor exposure: role of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.  (Dabisch PA, et al.  Toxicol Sci.  Mar 23, 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
 
4. Uranium analysis in urine by inductively couple plasma dynamic reaction cell mass spectrometry.  (Ejnik JW, et al.  Anal Bioanal Chem.  Apr 15, 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
 
5. Alternative to depleted uranium is carcinogenic in rats.  (Furlow B.  Lancet Oncol.  Apr 2005; 6(4): 198)
 
6. Assessing the potential health impact of the 1991 Gulf War on Saudi Arabian National Guard soldiers.  (Gackstetter GD, et al.  Int. J. Epidemiol.  Feb 28, 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
 
7. Gulf War syndrome: a toxic exposure? A systematic review.  (Gronseth GS.  Neurol Clin.  May 2005; 23(2): 523-540)
 
8. Assessment of combat-related stress and physical symptoms of Gulf War veterans: criterion validity of selected hand test variables.  (Helsenroth M, et al.  J Pers Assess.  Apr 2005; 84(2): 155-162)
 
9. Human metabolism and metabolic interactions of deployment-related chemicals.  (Hodgson E, Rose RI.  Drug Metab Rev.  2005; 37(1): 1-39)
 
10. Neurological status of Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War and the effect of medical and chemical exposures.  (Kelsall H, et al.  Int J Epidemiol.  Apr 25, 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
 
11. Results of investigations on Gulf War veterans.  (Lee HA, et al.  Clin Med.  Mar-Apr 2005; 5(2): 166-172)
 
12. Is testicular cancer related to Gulf War deployment? Evidence from a pilot population-based study of Gulf War era veterans and cancer registries.  (Levine PH, et al.  Mil Med .  Feb 2005; 170(2): 149-153)
 
13. Biokinetic modeling of uranium in man after injection and ingestion.  (Li WB, et al.  Radiat Environ Biophys.  Apr 14, 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
 
14. Dietary modulation of parathion-induced neurotoxicity in adult and juvenile rats.  (Liu J, et al.  Toxicology.  Jun 1, 2005; 210(2-3): 135-145)
 
15. Dysautonomia in Gulf War syndrome and in fibromyalgia.  (Martinez-Lavin M, Hermosillo AG.  Am J Med .  Apr 2005; 118(4): 446)
 
16. A brain detoxifying enzyme for organophosphorus nerve poisons.  (Nomura DK, et al.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.  Apr 19, 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
 
17. Low-dose cholinesterase inhibitors do not induce delayed effects on cerebral blood flow and metabolism.  (Scremin OU, et al.  Pharmacol Biochem Behav.  Apr 2005; 80(4): 529-540)
 
18. Absence of long-term behavioral effects after sub-chronic administration of low doses of methamidophos in male and female rats.  (Temerowski M, va der Staay FJ.  Neurotoxicol Teratol.  Mar-Apr 2005; 27(2): 279-297)