Publications

Irritant-induced asthma. Pulmonary and Critical Care Sleep Update (PCCSU).

Tarlo SM. PCCSU Article. 15 November 2010. Link to article

Work-associated irritable larynx syndrome.

Hoy RF, Ribeiro M, Anderson J, Tarlo SM. Occup Med (Lond). 2010 Oct;60(7):546-51. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Work-associated respiratory symptoms may be caused by disorders of both the lower and upper respiratory tract. We propose that occupational exposures may initiate and/or trigger recurrent hyperkinetic...

Occupational health and safety issues in Ontario sawmills and veneer/plywood plants: a pilot study.

Verma DK, Demers C, Shaw D, Verma P, Kurtz L, Finkelstein M, des Tombe K, Welton T. J Environ Public Health. 2010;2010:526487. Epub 2011 Jan 3. ABSTRACT: A pilot study was conducted within the Ontario sawmill and veneer/plywood manufacturing industry. Information was collected by postal questionnaire...

Work-related asthma in health care in Ontario.

Liss GM, Buyantseva L, Luce CE, Ribeiro M, Manno M, Tarlo SM. Am J Ind Med. 2011 Apr;54(4):278-84. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20935. Epub 2011 Feb 15. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The health of workers in health care has been neglected in the past. There are few reports regarding occupational asthma (OA) in this...

Prevention of occupational asthma.

Tarlo SM, Liss GM. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports 2010; 10:278-286. ABSTRACT: Prevention of occupational asthma related to a work-sensitizing agent ideally would be achieved by avoidance of exposures that cause immunologic sensitization and subsequent asthma. There are a few examples in...

2-aminoimidazole amino acids as inhibitors of the binuclear manganese metalloenzyme human arginase I.

Ilies M, Di Costanzo L, North ML, Scott JA, Christianson DW. J Med Chem. 2010 May 27;53(10):4266-76. ABSTRACT: Arginase, a key metalloenzyme of the urea cycle that converts L-arginine into L-ornithine and urea, is presently considered a pharmaceutical target for the management of diseases associated...

Exposure assessment in cohort studies of childhood asthma.

Arrandale VH, Brauer M, Brook JR, Brunekreef B, Gold DR, London SJ, Miller JD, Özkaynak H, Ries NM, Sears MR, Silverman FS,Takaro TK. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 May;119(5):591-7. Epub 2010 Nov 16. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The environment is suspected to play an important role in the development...

Development of transient peanut allergy following lung transplantation: a case report.

Bhinder S, Heffer MJ, Lee JK, Chaparro C, Tarlo SM. Can Respir J. 2011 May-Jun;18(3):154-6. ABSTRACT: A 47-year-old woman underwent bilateral lung transplantation for nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis and received donor lungs from a 12-year-old patient with a known peanut allergy. Post-transplant...

Concentrated ambient fine particles and not ozone induce a systemic interleukin-6 response in humans.

Urch B, Speck M, Corey P, Wasserstein D, Manno M, Lukic KZ, Brook JR, Liu L, Coull B, Schwartz J, Gold DR, Silverman F. Inhal Toxicol. 2010 Feb;22(3):210-8. ABSTRACT: Epidemiological studies have established significant associations between ambient pollutants, including fine particulate...

The individual, environmental, and organizational factors that influence nurses' use of facial protection to prevent occupational transmission of communicable respiratory illness in acute care hospitals.

Nichol K, Bigelow P, O'Brien-Pallas L, McGeer A, Manno M, Holness DL. Am J Infect Control. 2008 Sep;36(7):481-7. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Communicable respiratory illness is an important cause of morbidity among nurses. One of the key reasons for occupational transmission of this illness is the...