Occupational Lung Disease

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...

Baseline repeated measures from controlled human exposure studies: associations between ambient air pollution exposure and the systemic inflammatory biomarkers IL-6 and fibrinogen.

Thompson AM, Zanobetti A, Silverman F, Schwartz J, Coull B, Urch B, Speck M, Brook JR, Manno M, Gold DR. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jan;118(1):120-4. ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Systemic inflammation may be one of the mechanisms mediating the association between ambient air pollution and cardiovascular...

Dr. Alan Abelsohn: The health impacts of climate change

St. Michael's Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds. 8:00 AM St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Cardinal Carter Wing, Room 6-002 Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca/liveevents.html. For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.

Susan Brumby: Keeping the rural heart beating

St. Michael's Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds. 8:00 AM St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Cardinal Carter Wing, Room 6-002 Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca/liveevents.html. For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.

Dr. Paul Demers: Estimating the Number of Canadians Exposed to Workplace Carcinogens: Challenges & Opportunities

St. Michael's Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds. 8:00 AM, Room 6-002 (Clarice Chalmers Conference Room), 6th Floor Cardinal Carter Wing, St. Michael's Hospital. Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca/liveevents.html. For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.

Dr. J. Anderson: Irritable Larynx Syndrome

St. Michael's Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds. 8:00 AM, Room 16-101, Cardinal Carter Wing, St. Michael's Hospital. Webcasting: http://webcast.otn.ca/liveevents.html. For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at HollosiT@smh.ca.