Insights into the mechanisms and mediators of the effects of air pollution exposure on blood pressure and vascular function in healthy humans.

Brook RD, Urch B, Dvonch JT, Bard RL, Speck M, Keeler G, Morishita M, Marsik FJ, Kamal AS, Kaciroti N, Harkema J, Corey P,Silverman F, Gold DR, Wellenius G, Mittleman MA, Rajagopalan S, Brook JR. Hypertension. 2009 Sep;54(3):659-67. Epub 2009 Jul 20. ABSTRACT: Fine particulate matter

Contact sensitivity to aluminum.

Brodbaker E, Pratt M. J Cutan Med Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug;13(4):226-9. PURPOSE: To report two cases of aluminum contact dermatitis caused by different sources. METHODS: Two patients were patch-tested for suspected contact sensitivities. RESULTS: The results of patch testing revealed aluminum cont

Predicting the need for supplemental oxygen during airline flight in patients with chronic pulmonary disease: a comparison of predictive equations and altitude simulation.

Bradi AC, Faughnan ME, Stanbrook MB, Deschenes-Leek E, Chapman KR. Can Respir J. 2009 Jul-Aug;16(4):119-24. BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic pulmonary diseases are at increased risk of hypoxemia when travelling by air. Screening guidelines, predictive equations based on ground level measurement