Han K Kang

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Mortality follow-up of veterans who participated in military chemical and biological warfare agent testing between 1962 and 1972
    Han K Kang
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Epidemiology Service, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 72:1550-2. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Health status of Army Chemical Corps Vietnam veterans who sprayed defoliant in Vietnam
    Han K Kang
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia 20420, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:875-84. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Health of US veterans of 1991 Gulf War: a follow-up survey in 10 years
    Han K Kang
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Epidemiology Service, Washington DC 20420, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:401-10. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Investigating the risk of cancer in 1990-1991 US Gulf War veterans with the use of state cancer registry data
    Heather A Young
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, 2300 Eye Street, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:265-272.e1. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part II. Morbidity associated with notification of potential exposure
    William F Page
    Medical Follow up Agency, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Mil Med 170:945-51. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis of fatiguing syndrome in Gulf War era veterans: implications for etiology and pathogenesis
    Heather A Young
    School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1268-73. 2003
  7. pmc Mortality in US Army Gulf War veterans exposed to 1991 Khamisiyah chemical munitions destruction
    Tim A Bullman
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Mail Stop 135, Environmental Epidemiology Service, 810 Vermont Ave, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1382-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The war-related illness and injury study centers: a resource for deployment-related health concerns
    Andrew E Lincoln
    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Mil Med 171:577-85. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part I. Morbidity associated with potential exposure
    Clare M Mahan
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Mil Med 170:935-44. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Neurological mortality among U.S. veterans of the Persian Gulf War: 13-year follow-up
    Shannon K Barth
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Epidemiology Service, Washington, District of Columbia 20420, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:663-70. 2009

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Mortality follow-up of veterans who participated in military chemical and biological warfare agent testing between 1962 and 1972
    Han K Kang
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Epidemiology Service, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 72:1550-2. 2009
    ..Compared to other Navy veterans, SHAD veterans had an increased risk of overall mortality, which was due primarily to heart disease deaths...
  2. ncbi request reprint Health status of Army Chemical Corps Vietnam veterans who sprayed defoliant in Vietnam
    Han K Kang
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia 20420, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:875-84. 2006
    ..This study examined the long-term health effects associated with herbicide exposure among these Vietnam veterans...
  3. doi request reprint Health of US veterans of 1991 Gulf War: a follow-up survey in 10 years
    Han K Kang
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Epidemiology Service, Washington DC 20420, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:401-10. 2009
    ..To assess periodically the health status of a cohort of 1991 Gulf War veterans by comparing various health outcomes with those of their military peers who were not deployed to the Gulf...
  4. doi request reprint Investigating the risk of cancer in 1990-1991 US Gulf War veterans with the use of state cancer registry data
    Heather A Young
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, 2300 Eye Street, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:265-272.e1. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether proportional cancer incidence is greater among Gulf War veterans compared with non-Gulf War veterans...
  5. ncbi request reprint Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part II. Morbidity associated with notification of potential exposure
    William F Page
    Medical Follow up Agency, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Mil Med 170:945-51. 2005
    ..Our findings contradict the prevailing notion that perceived exposure to chemical warfare agents should be considered an important cause of morbidity among Gulf War veterans...
  6. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis of fatiguing syndrome in Gulf War era veterans: implications for etiology and pathogenesis
    Heather A Young
    School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1268-73. 2003
    ..Although the factors were similar for both groups, they were more differentiated in the FS group than in the control group as evidenced by interfactor correlations...
  7. pmc Mortality in US Army Gulf War veterans exposed to 1991 Khamisiyah chemical munitions destruction
    Tim A Bullman
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Mail Stop 135, Environmental Epidemiology Service, 810 Vermont Ave, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1382-8. 2005
    ..We investigated whether US Army Gulf War veterans who were potentially exposed to nerve agents during the March 1991 weapons demolitions at Khamisiyah, Iraq, are at increased risk of cause-specific mortality...
  8. ncbi request reprint The war-related illness and injury study centers: a resource for deployment-related health concerns
    Andrew E Lincoln
    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Mil Med 171:577-85. 2006
    ..009) and use of rehabilitation therapies (1.6 additional visits, p = 0.018) followed the NRP referral. The small gain in mental function suggests that the NRP may benefit combat veterans with long and complex medical histories...
  9. ncbi request reprint Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part I. Morbidity associated with potential exposure
    Clare M Mahan
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Mil Med 170:935-44. 2005
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  10. doi request reprint Neurological mortality among U.S. veterans of the Persian Gulf War: 13-year follow-up
    Shannon K Barth
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Epidemiology Service, Washington, District of Columbia 20420, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:663-70. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Is testicular cancer related to Gulf War deployment? Evidence from a pilot population-based study of Gulf War era veterans and cancer registries
    Paul H Levine
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, Ross Hall, Suite 118, 2300 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Mil Med 170:149-53. 2005
    ..The increase became apparent 2 to 3 years after the Persian Gulf War and peaked 4 to 5 years afterward. Our data and those of investigators studying Vietnam veterans suggest that testicular cancer may be related to military deployment...
  12. ncbi request reprint A study of Gulf War veterans with a possible deployment-related syndrome
    Paul H Levine
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 61:271-8. 2006
    ..Many of the neurological symptoms reported by the studied veterans appear to have an organic basis, but comorbidities must be excluded before researchers can conclude that a definitive syndrome exists...
  13. ncbi request reprint Anthrax vaccination and self-reported symptoms, functional status, and medical conditions in the National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans and Their Families
    Clare M Mahan
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:81-8. 2004
    ..To evaluate the health status of Gulf War veterans who reported receipt of anthrax vaccination and a small group of Gulf War veterans for whom documentation of anthrax vaccination exists...
  14. doi request reprint Understanding sequelae of injury mechanisms and mild traumatic brain injury incurred during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: persistent postconcussive symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Aaron I Schneiderman
    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1446-52. 2008
    ..72, 3.28). The strongest factor associated with postconcussive symptoms was PTSD, even after overlapping symptoms were removed from the PTSD score (prevalence ratio = 3.79, 95% confidence interval: 2.57, 5.59)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness among Gulf War veterans: a population-based survey of 30,000 veterans
    Han K Kang
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:141-8. 2003
    ..While deployment-related stress could account for the higher risks of both PTSD and CFS, additional factor(s) unique to the Gulf environment may have contributed to the risk of CFS among Gulf War veterans...
  16. ncbi request reprint Patterns of health care seeking of Gulf War registry members prior to deployment
    Richard N Miller
    Institute of Medicine, Medical Follow up Agency, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Mil Med 171:370-5. 2006
    ..These findings increase our understanding of multisymptom illness, especially its chronic nature, and justify doing additional studies...
  17. pmc Alcohol use and selected health conditions of 1991 Gulf War veterans: survey results, 2003-2005
    Steven S Coughlin
    Environmental Epidemiology Service 135, Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A52. 2011
    ..We examined the frequency and patterns of alcohol use in male and female veterans who served in the 1991 Gulf War or during the same era and the relationships between alcohol use and selected health conditions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mental health care needs among recent war veterans
    Han K Kang
    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1289. 2005
  19. ncbi request reprint Gulf War veterans' health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort
    Seth A Eisen
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63106, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:881-90. 2005
    ..United States military personnel reported various symptoms after deployment to the Persian Gulf during the 1991 Gulf War. However, the symptoms' long-term prevalence and association with deployment remain controversial...
  20. ncbi request reprint Chronic multisymptom illness complex in Gulf War I veterans 10 years later
    Melvin S Blanchard
    Medical and Research Services, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:66-75. 2006
    ..It is likely to be a common, persistent problem among veterans returning from the current Gulf War...
  21. pmc Variations in health communication needs among combat veterans
    Aaron I Schneiderman
    Department of Veterans Affairs, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2074-6. 2004
    ..Respondents endorsed the primary care provider as the most helpful source of health information. Access to the Internet and use of this medium for seeking health information differed by race, age, and cohort...
  22. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a deployment-related Gulf War syndrome by factor analysis
    Han K Kang
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20036 3406, USA
    Arch Environ Health 57:61-8. 2002
    ..This finding suggests a possible syndrome related to Gulf War deployment, which requires objective supporting clinical evidence...
  23. ncbi request reprint Risk of selected cardiovascular diseases and posttraumatic stress disorder among former World War II prisoners of war
    Han K Kang
    U S Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Epidemiology Service, 810 Vermont Ave Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:381-6. 2006
    ..The long-term health consequences of the internment were studied for an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Spouses of Persian Gulf War I veterans: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort
    Seth A Eisen
    Medical Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63106 USA
    Mil Med 171:613-8. 2006
    ..We conclude that, 10 years after GW I, the general physical health of spouses of GW I DV is similar to that of spouses of NDV...
  25. ncbi request reprint Ten years and 100,000 participants later: occupational and other factors influencing participation in US Gulf War health registries
    Tyler C Smith
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, PO Box 85122, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:758-68. 2002
    ..These findings support the hypothesis that certain occupational factors and wartime exposures may influence subsequent health care-seeking behavior...
  26. ncbi request reprint The postwar hospitalization experience of Gulf War veterans participating in U.S. health registries
    Tyler C Smith
    Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research at the Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92186 5122, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:386-97. 2004
    ..40-1.46). These findings support the hypothesis that registry participants were more likely to experience postwar morbidity than veterans who chose not to enroll in the health registries...
  27. doi request reprint Risk of suicide among US veterans after returning from the Iraq or Afghanistan war zones
    Han K Kang
    JAMA 300:652-3. 2008
  28. ncbi request reprint Preliminary findings from a clinical demonstration project for veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan
    Jean C Beckham
    Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, 116B, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Mil Med 173:448-51. 2008
    ..At 2 months follow-up, 38% of participants self-reported maintained smoking abstinence. Results suggested that the intervention was feasible and assisted the small number of veterans who participated...
  29. ncbi request reprint Fatal motor vehicle crashes among veterans of the 1991 Gulf War and exposure to munitions demolitions at Khamisiyah: a nested case-control study
    Gary D Gackstetter
    Center for Force Health Protection Studies, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 4799, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:261-70. 2006
    ..Our objective was to assess any association between postwar fatal MVC and possible nerve agent exposure based on 2000 modeled plume data...
  30. pmc Healthcare utilization and mortality among veterans of the Gulf War
    Gregory C Gray
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:553-69. 2006
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Mental health of US Gulf War veterans 10 years after the war
    Rosemary Toomey
    Toomey, Psychology Department, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 190:385-93. 2007
    ..Gulf War veterans reported multiple psychological symptoms immediately after the war; the temporal course of these symptoms remains unclear...
  32. ncbi request reprint Leveraging existing databases to study vehicle crashes in a combat occupational cohort: epidemiologic methods
    Tomoko I Hooper
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 4799, USA
    Am J Ind Med 48:118-27. 2005
    ..This article describes our nested case-control methods to evaluate risk factors for fatal motor vehicle crashes (MVC) within all Service branches in a 1991 Gulf War era cohort...
  33. ncbi request reprint Understanding the effect of deployment on the risk of fatal motor vehicle crashes: a nested case-control study of fatalities in Gulf War era veterans, 1991-1995
    Tomoko I Hooper
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 20814 4799, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 38:518-25. 2006
    ..In addition to young, single, high school-educated, enlisted male personnel, those who served during times of ground combat, particularly in infantry, gun crews, or seamanship occupations, should be targeted for preventive interventions...
  34. ncbi request reprint Motor vehicle fatalities among Gulf War era veterans: characteristics, mechanisms, and circumstances
    Andrew E Lincoln
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 7:31-7. 2006
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint After more than 10 years of Gulf War veteran medical evaluations, what have we learned?
    Gregory C Gray
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:443-52. 2004
    ..New strategies to identify risk factors for, and to reduce, such postdeployment conditions are summarized...