Occupational endotoxin exposure and a novel luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence assay of nasal lavage neutrophil activation.

Seth R, Ribeiro M, Romaschin A, Scott JA, Manno M, Scott JA, Liss GM, Tarlo SM. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jan;127(1):272-5. Epub 2010 Nov 18. PubMed link to article

Symptoms after mould exposure including Stachybotrys chartarum, and comparison with darkroom disease.

Al-Ahmad M, Manno M, Ng V, Ribeiro M, Liss GM, Tarlo SM. Allergy. 2010 Feb;65(2):245-55. Epub 2009 Oct 1. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Mould-attributed symptoms have included features which overlap with unexplained syndromes such as sick building syndrome. OBJECTIVES: We describe questionnaire and

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. 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 failur

Communiols E-H: new polyketide metabolites from the coprophilous fungus Podospora communis.

Che Y, Araujo AR, Gloer JB, Scott JA, Malloch D. J Nat Prod. 2005 Mar;68(3):435-8. ABSTRACT: Communiols E-H (1-4), four new polyketide-derived natural products containing furanocyclopentane, furanocyclopentene, cyclopentene, or gamma-lactone moieties, have been isolated from two geographically

Workplace health and safety concerns in service organizations in the inner city.

Holness DL, Somerville S, Kosny A, Gadeski J, Mastandrea JJ, Sinclair GM. J Urban Health. 2004 Sep;81(3):489-97. There is little known about occupational health and safety concerns or programs in workplaces in the inner city. This work was part of a needs assessment for development of occupational h

Genotypic variation in Penicillium chrysogenum from indoor environments.

Scott J, Untereiner WA, Wong B, Straus NA, Malloch D. Mycologia. 2004 Sep-Oct;96(5):1095-105. ABSTRACT: We examined 198 isolates of P. chysogenum recovered from 109 houses in Wallaceburg, Ontario, and 25 culture collection isolates including seven ex-type strains. Multilocus genotypes were determine

The Ajellomycetaceae, a new family of vertebrate-associated Onygenales.

Untereiner WA, Scott JA, Naveau FA, Sigler L, Bachewich J, Angus A. Mycologia. 2004 Jul-Aug;96(4):812-21. ABSTRACT: Phylogenies inferred from the analysis of DNA sequence data have shown that the Onygenales contains clades that do not correspond with previously described families. One lineage i

Determination of keratin degradation by fungi using keratin azure.

Scott JA, Untereiner WA. Med Mycol. 2004 Jun;42(3):239-46. ABSTRACT: Azure dye-impregnated sheep’s wool keratin (keratin azure) was incorporated in a high pH medium and overlaid on a keratin-free basal medium. The release and diffusion of the azure dye into the lower layer indicated produ