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Research Update - March 2005


The following journal articles were distributed for review in March 2005.  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. Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder in veterans of Operation Desert Storm.   (Axelrod SR, et al.  Am J Psychiatry.  Feb 2005; 162(2): 270-275)
2. Recent developments in leishmaniasis: Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.   (Berman J.  Curr Infect Dis Rep.  Jan 2005; 7(1): 33-38)
3. Subcellular alterations of protein kinase c isozymes in the rat brain following organophosphate poisoning.    (Bloch-Shilderman E, et al.  J Pharmacol Exp Ther.  Feb 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
4. Posttraumatic stress disorder and physical illness: results from clinical and epidemiologic studies.   (Boscarino JA.  Ann N Y Acad Sci.  Dec 2004; 1032: 141-153)
5. Effects of short-term and long-term depleted uranium exposure on open-field behavior and brain lipid oxidation in rats.    (Briner W, Murray J.  Neurotoxicol Teratol.  Jan-Feb 2005; 27(1): 135-144)
6. Inherited and acquired interactions between ACHE and PON1 polymorphisms modulate plasma acetylcholinesterase and paraoxonase activities.   (Bryk B, et al.  J Neurochem.  Mar 2005; 92(5): 1216-1227)
7. Anthrax vaccine does not affect semen parameters, embryo quality, or pregnancy outcome in couples with a vaccinated male military service member.   (Catherino WH, et al.  Fertil Steril.  Feb 2005; 83(2): 480-483)
8. Modulation of paraoxonase (PON1) activity.   (Costa LG, et al. Biochem Pharmacol.  Feb 15, 2005: 69(4): 541-550)
9. Smoke, mirrors, and Gulf War illness.   (Deahl M.  Lancet.  Feb 19, 2005: 365(9460): 635-638)
10. Naked DNA prevents soman intoxication.   (Fu AL, et al.  Biochem Biophys Res Commun.  Mar 25, 2005; 328(4): 901-905)
11. Gulf War illnesses...the story is still alive and well.   (Greenberg N.  Occup Environ Med .  Mar 2005; 62(3): 142-143)
12. A T-cell-dependent humoral immune response is preserved during the administration of the nerve agent pre-treatment pyridostigmine bromide in a murine model.   (Griffiths GD, et al.  Int Immunophyarmacol.  Mar 2005; 5(3): 525-540)
13. Influence of pyrethroids and piperonyl butoxide on the Ca(2+)-ATPase activity of rat brain synaptosomes and leukocyte membranes.   (Grosman N, Diel F.  Int Immunopharmacol.  Feb 2005; 5(2): 263-270)
14. The role of sexual assault on the risk of PTSD among Gulf War veterans.   (Kang H, et al.  Ann Epidemiol.  Mar 2005; 15(3): 191-195)
15. An overview of adverse events reported by participants in CDC’s anthrax vaccine and antimicrobial availability program.   (Martin SW, et al.  Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf.  Feb 16, 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
16. Norovirus gastroenteritis in US Marines in Iraq.    (Matson DO.  Clin Infect Dis.  Feb 15, 2005; 40(4): 526-527)
17. Predicting costs of Veterans Affairs health care in Gulf War veterans with medically unexplained physical symptoms.   (McFall M, et al.  Mil Med.  Jan 2005; 170(1): 70-75)
18. Psychological health of Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: an assessment using the SF-12, GHQ-12 and PCL-S.    (McKenzie DP, et al.  Psychol Med.  Nov 2004; 34(8): 1419-1430)
19. Veterans’ committee shake-up.  (Mitka M.  JAMA .  Feb 9, 2005; 293(6): 668)
20. Relationship between hypochondriacal concerns and personality dimensions and traits in a military population.   (Noyes R Jr, et al.  J Nerv Ment Dis .  Feb 2005; 193(2): 110-118)
21. Is Gulf War syndrome actually chronic Lyme disease?   (Owen DC.  Med Hypotheses.  2005; 64(4): 717-720)
22. Epidemiology of chronic fatigue syndrome.   (Ranjith G.  Occup Med (Lond).  Jan 2005; 55(1): 13-19)
23. Military importance of diarrhea: Lessons from the Middle East.   (Sanders JW, et al.  Curr Opin Gastroenterol.  Jan 2005; 21(1): 9-14)
24. Mild interoceptive stressors affect learning and reactivity to contextual cues: Toward understanding the development of unexplained illnesses.   (Servatius RJ, Beck KD.  Neuropsychopharmacology.  Feb 16, 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
25. Predicting alcohol and drug abuse in Persian Gulf War veterans: What role do PTSD symptoms play?   (Shipherd JC, et al.  Addict Behav.  Mar 2005; 30(3): 595-599)
26. Gastroenteritis in US Marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom.   (Thornton SA, et al.  Clin Infect Dis.  Feb 15, 2005; 40(4): 519-525)

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