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

Research Update - June 2007

 

The following journal articles were distributed for review in June 2007.  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. 

Research Relevant to Gulf War Service and Exposures
 
1. Repeated aerosol-vapor JP-8 jet fuel exposure affects neurobehavior and neurotransmitter levels in a rat model.  (Baldwin CM, et al.  J Toxicol Environ Health A.  Jul 2007; 70(14): 1203-1213)
 
2. Explanations for the increase in mental health problems in UK reserve forces who have served in Iraq.  (Browne T, et al.  Br J Psychiatry.  Jun 2007; 190: 484-489)
 
3. Pain and combat injuries in soldiers returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom: implications for research and practice.  (Clark ME, et al.  J Rehabil Res Dev.  2007; 44(2): 179-194)
 
4. Multiple exposures to sarin vapor result in parasympathetic dysfunction in the eye and not the heart.  (Dabisch PA, et al.  Toxicol Sci.  Jun 19, 2007; [Epub ahead of print])
 
5. Enhanced cortisol suppression in response to dexamethasone administration in traumatized veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. (de Kloet CS, et al.  Psychoneuroendocrinology.  Apr 2007; 32(3): 215-226)
 
6. Modifications of inflammatory pathways in rat intestine following chronic ingestion of depleted uranium.  (Dublineau I, et al.  Toxicol Sci.  Jun 12, 2007; [Epub ahead of print])
 
7. Acinetobacter skin carriage among US Army soldiers deployed to Iraq.  (Griffith ME , et al.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.  Jun 2007; 28(6): 720-722)
 
8. Heterogeneous accumulation of uranium in the brain of rats.  (Houpert P, et al.  Radiat Prot Dosimetry  May 25, 2007; [Epub ahead of print])
 
9. Pro-oxidant effects in the brain of rats concurrently exposed to uranium and stress.  (Linares V, et al.  Toxicology.  Jul 1, 2007; 236(1-2): 82-91)
 
10 Health surveillance of Gulf War I veterans exposed to depleted uranium: updating the cohort.  (McDiarmid MA, et al.  Health Phys.  Jul 2007; 93(1): 60-73)
 
11. Illness in a redeployed soldier.   ( Nguyen DR .  Mil Med.  May 2007; 172(5): 541-543)
 
12. An outbreak of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanni-calcoaceticus complex infection in the US military health care system associated with military operations in Iraq.  (Scott P, et al.  Clin Infect Dis.  Jun 15, 2007; 44(12): 1577-1584)
 
13. Veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: what about comorbid chronic pain?  (Shipherd JC, et al.  J Rehabil Res Dev.  2007; 44(2): 153-166)
 
14. Paraoxonase (PON1) polymorphism and activity as the determinants of sensitivity to organophosphates in human subjects.  (Sirivarasai J, et al.  Chem Biol Interact  Apr 21, 2007; [Epub ahead of print})
 
15. Chronic, intermittent exposure to chlorpyrifos in rats: protracted effects on axonal transport, neurotrophin receptors, cholinergic markers, and information processing.  (Terry Jr AV, et al.  J Pharmacol Exp Ther.  Jun 4, 2007; [Epub ahead of print])
 
16. Uranium induces apoptosis and is genotoxic to normal rat kidney (NRK-53E) proximal cells.  (Thiebault C, et al.  Toxicol Sci.  May 23, 2007; [Epub ahead of print])
 
Research on Evaluation/Treatment of Chronic Multisymptom Illnesses
 
1. Cytokine patterns in fibromyalgia and their correlation with clinical manifestations.(Bazzichi L, et al.  Clin Exp Rheumatol.  Mar-Apr 2007; 25(2): 225-230)
 
2. Functioning in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome: increased impairment with co-occurring multiple chemical sensitivity and fibromyalgia.  (Brown MM, Jason LA.   Dyn Med.  May 31, 2007; 6(1): 6 [Epub ahead of print])
 
3. A longitudinal study of the relationship between psychological distress and recurrence of upper respiratory tract infections in chronic fatigue syndrome.  (Faulkner S, Smith A.  Br J Health Psychol.  Dec 18, 2006; [Epub ahead of print])
 
4. Striatal gray matter increase in patients suffering from fibromyalgia – A voxel-based morphometry study.  (Schmidt-Wilcke T, et al.  Pain.  Jun 21, 2007; [Epub ahead of print])
 
5. Prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome in metropolitan, urban, and rural Georgia.  (Reeves WC, et al.  Popul Health Metr.  Jun 8, 2007; 5(1): 5 [Epub ahead of print])
 
6. The effect of acclydine in chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.  (The GK, et al.  PLoS Clin Trials.  May 18, 2007; 2(5): e19)
 
7. Ten consecutive cases of complex regional pain syndrome of less than 12 months duration in active duty United States military personnel treated with spinal cord stimulation.  (Verdolin MH, et al.  Anesth Analg.  Jun 2007; 104(6): 1557-1560)
 

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