Publications

American College of Chest Physicians consensus statement on the respiratory health effects of asbestos. Results of a Delphi study.

Banks DE, Shi R, McLarty J, Cowl CT, Smith D, Tarlo SM, Daroowalla F, Balmes J, Baumann M. Chest. 2009 Jun;135(6):1619-27. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of and criteria for the evaluation of asbestos-related disease impairment remains controversial after decades of research. Assessing...

Functionally important role for arginase 1 in the airway hyperresponsiveness of asthma.

North ML, Khanna N, Marsden PA, Grasemann H, Scott JA. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Jun;296(6):L911-20. Epub 2009 Mar 13. ABSTRACT: l-Arginine metabolism by the arginase and nitric oxide (NO) synthase (NOS) families of enzymes is important in NO production, and imbalances between...

Epidemiology of asthma: risk factors for development.

Subbarao P, Becker A, Brook JR, Daley D, Mandhane PJ, Miller GE, Turvey SE, Sears MR. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2009 Jan;5(1):77-95. ABSTRACT: This comprehensive review of the recent literature was undertaken to determine the current state of knowledge of the risk factors involved in the development of asthma in...

A cohort study of traffic-related air pollution and mortality in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jerrett M, Finkelstein MM, Brook JR, Arain MA, Kanaroglou P, Stieb DM, Gilbert NL, Verma D, Finkelstein N, Chapman KR, Sears MR. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 May;117(5):772-7. Epub 2009 Jan 5. BACKGROUND: Chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) may contribute to premature...

Practice patterns of pulmonologists and family physicians for occupational asthma.

Holness DL, Tabassum S, Tarlo SM, Liss GM, Silverman F, Manno M. Chest. 2007 Nov;132(5):1526-31. Epub 2007 Sep 21. BACKGROUND: The longer the duration of symptoms of occupational asthma (OA) before diagnosis, the poorer the outcome. Physicians can play a key role in the early recognition of...

Inducible NO synthase (iNOS) in human neutrophils but not pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (PMVEC) mediates septic protein leak in vitro.

Shelton JL, Wang L, Cepinskas G, Sandig M, Scott JA, North ML, Inculet R, Mehta S. Microvasc Res. 2007 Jul;74(1):23-31. Epub 2007 Mar 12. ABSTRACT: Sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI) is characterized by injury of the pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (PMVEC) leading to high-protein pulmonary...

Cross-reactions to desoximetasone and mometasone furoate in a patient with multiple topical corticosteroid allergies.

Donovan JC, Dekoven JG. Dermatitis. 2006 Sep;17(3):147-51. ABSTRACT: A 60-year-old man developed a bullous contact dermatitis after topical corticosteroid treatment of dermatitis on his lower leg. Subsequent patch testing showed cross-reactions to numerous group B and group D corticosteroids as well...

An ATS/ERS report: 100 key questions and needs in occupational asthma.

Tarlo SM, Malo JL; ATS/ERS. Eur Respir J. 2006 Mar;27(3):607-14. ABSTRACT: The second Jack Pepys Workshop on Occupational Asthma was held in Toronto, Canada, in May 2004. The present report summarises key questions and research needs as identified by the international participants. The audiotapes...

Associations between personal exposures and fixed-site ambient measurements of fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide in Toronto, Canada.

Kim D, Sass-Kortsak A, Purdham JT, Dales RE, Brook JR. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2006 Mar;16(2):172-83. ABSTRACT: A longitudinal study investigating personal exposures to PM(2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)), and carbon monoxide (CO) for cardiac compromised individuals was conducted in...

An evaluation of analytical methods, air sampling techniques, and airborne occupational exposure of metalworking fluids.

Verma DK, Shaw DS, Shaw ML, Julian JA, McCollin SA, des Tombe K. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2006 Feb;3(2):53-66. ABSTRACT: This article summarizes an assessment of air sampling and analytical methods for both oil and water-based metalworking fluids (MWFs). Three hundred and seventy-four long-term...