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Background Document on Gulf War-Related Research for the Health Impact of Chemical Exposures during the Gulf War : A Research Planning Conference

By Richards, William

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Title: Background Document on Gulf War-Related Research for the Health Impact of Chemical Exposures during the Gulf War : A Research Planning Conference  
Author: Richards, William
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Medical research, Medical reports
Collections: Medical Library Collection
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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Richards, W. (n.d.). Background Document on Gulf War-Related Research for the Health Impact of Chemical Exposures during the Gulf War : A Research Planning Conference. Retrieved from http://ebooklibrary.org/


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The purpose of this document is to provide background information to participants in the upcoming conference, The Health Impact of Chemical Exposures During the Gulf War: A Research Planning Conference, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in coordination with the Office of Public Health and Science (Department of Health and Human Services), the National Institutes of Health, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. In response to U.S. House of Representatives Report 105-205, the conference is to be held on February 28-March 2, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia for the purpose of obtaining broad public input into the development of a multi-year research plan investigating the relationships of chemical exposures to illnesses among Gulf War veterans.

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Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1. Purpose of the Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2. The Gulf War: Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Illnesses Among Gulf War Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Persian Gulf Health Registry and the Department of Defense Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Conclusions and Research Recommendations from Review Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 4. Overview: U.S. Government-Supported Research on Gulf War Illnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5. Gulf War Illnesses: Research Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Mortality and Hospitalization Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Studies of Self-reported Symptoms in Gulf War-Deployed and Non-deployed Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Evaluations of Symptomatic Gulf War Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Studies of Neurological Effects from Mixtures of Chemicals and other Risk Factors . . . 23 Genetic Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in Gulf War Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Treatment of Gulf War Veterans with Non-specific Chronic Symptoms of Ill Health . . 30 6. Concluding Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 7. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 APPENDICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Appendix A: Account of Events Related to Health Concerns of Gulf War Veterans . . . . . . . . 43 Reporting of Gulf War Illnesses and U.S. Governmental Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Review Panels and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Appendix B: Exposure to Chemicals During the Gulf War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Chemical Warfare Agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Pyridostigmine Bromide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Biological Warfare Agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Infectious Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

 

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