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  1. Self-reported exposure to neurotoxic chemical combinations in the Gulf War : A cross-sectional epidemiologic study.

    Article - En anglais


    - To identify risk factors of factor analysis-derived Gulf War-related syndromes.


    - A cross-sectional survey.


    - A total of 249 Gulf War veterans from the Twenty-fourth Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion.

    Data Collection

    - Participants completed standardized booklets measuring self-reported wartime exposures and present symptoms.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Associations of factor analysis-derived syndromes with risk factors for chemical interactions that inhibit butyrylcholinesterase and neuropathy target esterase.


    - Risk of syndrome 1 ( « impaired cognition ») was greater in veterans who reported wearing flea collars during the war (5 of 20,25%) than in those who never wore them (7 of 229,3% ; relative risk [RR], 8.7 ; 95% confidence interval [Cl], 3.0-24.7 ; P<. 001).

    Risk of syndrome 2 ( « confusion-ataxia ») increased with a scale of advanced adverse effects from pyridostigmine bromide (X2 for trend, P<. 001), was greater among veterans who believed they had been involved in chemical weapons exposure (18 of 108,17%) than in those who did not (3 of 141,2% ; RR, 7.8 ; 95% Cl, 2.3-25.9 ; P<. 001), and was increased in veterans who had been in a sector of far northeastern Saudi Arabia on the fourth day of the air war (6 of 21,29%) than in those who had not been (15 of 228,7% ; RR, 4.3 ; 95% Cl, 1.9-10.0 ; P=004). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Golfe Persique, Guerre, Degré exposition, Concentration chimique, Neurotoxine, Dépistage, Pharmacocinétique, Ancien combattant, Etude transversale, Facteur risque, Effet secondaire, Homme, Cholinesterase, Carboxylic ester hydrolases, Esterases, Hydrolases, Enzyme, Compte rendu, Soi

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Persian Gulf, War, Degree of exposure, Chemical concentration, Neurotoxin, Medical screening, Pharmacokinetics, Veteran, Cross sectional study, Risk factor, Secondary effect, Human, Cholinesterase, Carboxylic ester hydrolases, Esterases, Hydrolases, Enzyme, Report, Self

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0126362

    Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 21/05/1997.