The Tokyo subway sarin attack has long-term effects on survivors: A 10-year study started 5 years after the terrorist incident
- Psychology, MedicinePloS one
Although symptoms in most victims of the Tokyo subway sarin attack were transient, this large-scale follow-up data analysis revealed that survivors have been suffering from somatic and psychological long-term effects.
Pellet patented technology for fast and distinct visual detection of cholinesterase inhibitors in liquids
- BiologyJournal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis
The Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack: Acute and Delayed Health Effects in Survivors
- Political Science
Mechanism of Suppression of Phagocytic and Metabolic Activity of Neutrophils and Production of Proinflammatory Cytokines during Chronic Poisoning with Organophosphorus Compounds
- Medicine, BiologyBulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Experiments on albino outbred rats showed that chronic poisoning with organophosphorus compounds (Russian VX, and sarin) for 30 days in a total dose of 0.3 DL50 (0.01 DL50 daily) is followed by a decrease in phagocytic and metabolic activity of neutrophils, which was stipulated by the stimulation of N-cholinergic receptors of these cells.
Finding New Cures for Neurological Disorders: A Possible Fringe Benefit of Biodefense Research?
- MedicineScience Translational Medicine
A review of recent research published by NIH investigators working in the development of therapeutic drugs to treat seizures and the neuropathology caused by chemical nerve agents indicates that scientific advances in this area have implications for reducing the burden of other neurological diseases and disorders.
Epidemiological data on health of military personnel participating in the UK’s chemical defence programme
- Political ScienceJournal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Today the authors still need to be on their guard because of the risk of CW agents being used in acts of terrorism, but neither chemical nor biological weapons find any official support in the civilised world.
Role of Th1 and Th2 lymphocytes and cytokines produced by these cells in suppression of immune reactions during subacute poisoning with anticholinesterase toxicants
- Biology, MedicineBulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Experiments on Wistar rats showed that subacute poisoning with anticholinesterase toxicants zarin and agent VX led to suppression of cellular and humoral immune reactions and to a decrease in blood concentrations of cytokines with a reduction of the IFN-γ/IL-4 and IL-2/ IL-4 ratios, which attests to more pronounced decrease in Th1 lymphocyte function in comparison with Th2 cells.
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CANNABINOIDS AND hCG LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH TESTICULAR CANCER
- MedicineThe Lancet
Sarin poisoning on Tokyo subway.
- MedicineSouthern medical journal
Almost all patients showed miosis and related symptoms such as headache, blurred vision, or visual darkness, and although these physical signs and symptoms disappeared within a few weeks, psychologic problems associated with posttraumatic stress disorder persisted longer.
Long-term health effects of exposure to sarin and other anticholinesterase chemical warfare agents.
- MedicineMilitary medicine
In this study, the health effects of self-reported, nonexperimental exposure, which are subject to recall bias, were greater than thehealth effects of experimental exposure.
Elevated frequency of sister chromatid exchanges of lymphocytes in sarin-exposed victims of the Tokyo sarin disaster 3 years after the event.
Support for relationship between serum cholinesterase and post-traumatic stress disorder; 5-year follow-ups of victims of the Tokyo subway sarin poisoning
- MedicineNeuroscience Research
GB toxicity reassessed using newer techniques for estimation of human toxicity from animal inhalation toxicity data: New method for estimating acute human toxicity (GB)
- Environmental ScienceJournal of applied toxicology : JAT
Estimated human inhalation toxicity values for Sarin (GB) were calculated using a new two independent (concentration, exposure time), one dependent (toxic response), non‐linear dose response…
Post‐traumatic stress disorder symptoms in victims of Tokyo subway attack: a 5‐year follow‐up study
- Psychology, MedicinePsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
A significant correlation between the total score of Impact of Event Scale‐Revised (IES‐R) and CAPS was found, indicating that IES‐R is a useful tool for evaluating PTSD.
Human guinea pigs
Human Guinea-Pigs: A Biography of a Family of Pigs, by Kenneth Mellanby.
Gulf War veterans and Iraqi nerve agents at Khamisiyah: postwar hospitalization data revisited.
- MedicineAmerican journal of epidemiology
Veterans possibly exposed to nerve agents released by the Khamisiyah demolition were not found to be at increased risk for hospitalizations from any other chronic diseases nearly 10 years after the Gulf War.
Clinical Findings In 111 Ex-Porton Down Volunteers
- MedicineJournal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
No evidence was found to support the hypothesis that participation in Porton Down trials produced any long-term adverse health effects or unusual patterns of disease compared to those of the general population of the same age.