Diagnosis and management of cough executive summary: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Irwin RS, Baumann MH, Bolser DC, Boulet LP, Braman SS, Brightling CE, Brown KK, Canning BJ, Chang AB, Dicpinigaitis PV, Eccles R, Glomb WB, Goldstein LB, Graham LM, Hargreave FE, Kvale PA, Lewis SZ, McCool FD, McCrory DC, Prakash UB, Pratter MR, Rosen MJ, Schulman E, Shannon J

Peritoneal dialysis and cough: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Tarlo SM. Chest. 2006 Jan;129(1 Suppl):202S-203S. OBJECTIVE: To review the clinical associations between peritoneal dialysis (PD) and cough. METHODOLOGY: A literature review was performed on PubMed for articles published between 1983 and 2004 using the search terms “dialysis” and “

Cough: occupational and environmental considerations: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Tarlo SM. Chest. 2006 Jan;129(1 Suppl):186S-196S. OBJECTIVES: This section of the guideline aims to review the role of occupational and environmental factors in causing and contributing to cough. It also aims to indicate when such causes should be considered in a clinical setting, and a general appr

Prevention of occupational asthma–practical implications for occupational physicians.

Tarlo SM, Liss GM. Occup Med (Lond). 2005 Dec;55(8):588-94. BACKGROUND: Occupational factors have been estimated to contribute to approximately 10% of adult-onset asthma and occupational asthma (OA) is one of the most common occupational lung diseases in industrialized areas. Persistent asthma frequ

Sources of personal exposure to fine particles in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kim D, Sass-Kortsak A, Purdham JT, Dales RE, Brook JR. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2005 Aug;55(8):1134-46. ABSTRACT: Individuals are exposed to particulate matter from both indoor and outdoor sources. The aim of this study was to compare the relative contributions of three sources of personal exp

Acute blood pressure responses in healthy adults during controlled air pollution exposures.

Urch B, Silverman F, Corey P, Brook JR, Lukic KZ, Rajagopalan S, Brook RD. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Aug;113(8):1052-5. ABSTRACT: Exposure to air pollution has been shown to cause arterial vasoconstriction and alter autonomic balance. Because these biologic responses may influence systemic hemod

Comparison of crystalline silica (alpha-quartz) calibration standards NIST-SRM 1878 and NIST-SRM 1878a by fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry.

Verma DK, Shaw DS. Ann Occup Hyg. 2005 Jun;49(4):359-61. Epub 2005 Feb 2. PubMed link to article

Evidence based guidelines for the prevention, identification, and management of occupational asthma.

Tarlo SM, Liss GM. Occup Environ Med. 2005 May;62(5):288-9. PubMed link to article

Barriers to diagnosis of occupational asthma in Ontario.

Poonai N, van Diepen S, Bharatha A, Manduch M, Deklaj T, Tarlo SM. Can J Public Health. 2005 May-Jun;96(3):230-3. BACKGROUND: Occupational asthma (OA) refers to asthma caused by workplace-specific substances. A longer duration of symptoms while continuing to be exposed has been associated with a wor

Correlation between nasal symptoms and asthma severity in patients with atopic and nonatopic asthma.

Kanani AS, Broder I, Greene JM, Tarlo SM. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005 Mar;94(3):341-7. ABSTRACT: Background: The association between allergic rhinitis and asthma has been well recognized, and it has been postulated that rhinitis may worsenasthma. Objective: To investigate the severity