Affiliation: University of Alberta
- Determinants of airborne concentrations of volatile organic compounds in rural areas of Western CanadaXiaoqing Isabelle You
Department of Public Health Sciences, The University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:117-28. 2008..Modification of batteries to reduce evaporation and leakage might be considered as a measure to control airborne concentrations of compounds such as benzene and toluene...
- Mortality in a cohort of Staffordshire pottery workers: follow-up to December 2008Nicola Cherry
Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alberta, 5 30 University Terrace, 8303 112St, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4, Canada
Occup Environ Med 70:149-55. 2013..To examine mortality from lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic non-malignant renal disease (cNMRD) in pottery workers exposed to silica...
- Zinc in well water and infant mortality in bangladesh: a report from gonoshasthaya kendraNicola Cherry
Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alberta, 5 30 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 1K4, Canada
Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:171-7. 2012..41; 95% CI 0.20-0.84). It is concluded that exposure to zinc through drinking water may reduce risk of diarrhoeal deaths...
- Mental ill-health and second claims for work-related injuryN Cherry
Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occup Med (Lond) 62:462-5. 2012..There is some evidence that mental ill-health (MIH) is associated with injury at work, but data are sparse...
- Disability among elderly rural villagers: report of a survey from Gonoshasthaya Kendra, BangladeshNicola Cherry
University of Alberta, 5 30 University Terrace, 8303 112 St, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 1K4
BMC Public Health 12:379. 2012..It was carried out at Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK), a community development organization responsible for the health care of 600 villages with a population of some 1.5 million...
- Manganese, arsenic, and infant mortality in Bangladesh: an ecological analysisNicola Cherry
Community and Occupational Medicine Program, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Arch Environ Occup Health 65:148-53. 2010..The previous finding of an increased risk of infant mortality at concentrations of manganese > or =0.4 mg/L was not evident...
- Second WCB claims: who is at risk?Nicola M Cherry
Community and Occupational Medicine Program, University of Alberta, 5 30 University Terrace, 8303 122 St, Edmonton, AB T6G 1K4
Can J Public Health 101:S53-7. 2010..This report explores the characteristic of those who make a second claim...
- Oestrogen therapy for prevention of reinfarction in postmenopausal women: a randomised placebo controlled trialNicola Cherry
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Lancet 360:2001-8. 2002..The aim of this study was to ascertain whether or not unopposed oestrogen reduces the risk of further cardiac events in postmenopausal women who survive a first myocardial infarction...
- Occupation and male infertility: glycol ethers and other exposuresN Cherry
Community and Occupational Medicine Program, 13 103 Clinical Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada T6G2G3
Occup Environ Med 65:708-14. 2008..To investigate the relation between male infertility and occupational exposures, particularly glycol ethers...
- Reported incidence and precipitating factors of work-related stress and mental ill-health in the United Kingdom (1996-2001)Nicola M Cherry
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta 13 103 Clinical Sciences Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G3
Occup Med (Lond) 56:414-21. 2006..Work-related mental ill-health appears to be increasing. Population-based data on incidence are scarce but in the United Kingdom occupational physicians and psychiatrists report these conditions to voluntary surveillance schemes...
- Estimating the extent and distribution of new-onset adult asthma in British Columbia using frequentist and Bayesian approachesJeremy Beach
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4, Canada
Ann Occup Hyg 56:719-27. 2012..The aim of this study was to extend this method to data from British Columbia (BC) so as to compare the two provinces and to incorporate Bayesian methodology into estimates of risk...
- Data linkage to estimate the extent and distribution of occupational disease: new onset adult asthma in Alberta, CanadaNicola Cherry
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
Am J Ind Med 52:831-40. 2009..Although occupational asthma is a well recognized and preventable disease, the numbers of cases presenting for compensation may be far lower than the true incidence...
- Stillbirth in rural Bangladesh: arsenic exposure and other etiological factors: a report from Gonoshasthaya KendraNicola Cherry
Community and Occupational Medicine Program, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Bull World Health Organ 86:172-7. 2008....
- Falls and fractures in women at workNicola Cherry
Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, UK
Occup Med (Lond) 55:292-7. 2005..It is unclear whether this excess reflects a greater likelihood of falling or a greater proportion presenting with fractures once the fall has occurred...
- Evaluation of a pilot cooperative medical scheme in rural China: impact on gender patterns of health care utilization and prescription practicesQicheng Jiang
School of Health Administration, Anhui Medical University, Meishanlu 81, Hefei, Anhui, China
BMC Public Health 11:50. 2011..This study evaluates the impact of one pilot CMS in Anhui Province on health care use by girls aged less than 5 years and women 65 years or older, and on the pattern and cost of prescriptions...
- Industrial sources influence air concentrations of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide in rural areas of western CanadaIgor Burstyn
Department of Public Health Services, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
J Air Waste Manag Assoc 57:1241-50. 2007..Our study was unable to control for all possible sources of the contaminants. However, the results suggest that oil and gas extraction activities contribute to air pollution in rural areas of western Canada...
- Relative performance of different exposure modeling approaches for sulfur dioxide concentrations in the air in rural western CanadaIgor Burstyn
Community and Occupational Medicine Program, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
BMC Med Res Methodol 8:43. 2008..Month-long average air quality measurements were collected over a two-year period (2001-2002) at multiple locations, with some side-by-side measurements, and repeated time-series at selected locations...
- 'Dippers' flu' and its relationship to PON1 polymorphismsNicola Cherry
Community and Occupational Medicine Program, Department of Medicine, 5 30 University Terrace, 8303 112 St, Edmonton, Alberta T6G1K4, Canada
Occup Environ Med 68:211-7. 2011..Sheep-dippers report an acute flu-like condition (dippers' flu: DF) but the cause and relation to chronic disability are unknown...
- Can emergency physicians predict severity and time away from work?Jeremy Beach
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Occup Med (Lond) 62:648-50. 2012..Further work to define why differences between estimated and actual temporary disability occur could help physicians and others planning return to work...
- Impact of compensation on work outcome of carpal tunnel syndromePaul Sperka
Community and Occupational Medicine Program, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occup Med (Lond) 58:490-5. 2008..Work-related carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a complex and costly condition. There is some evidence that the employment outcome may be worse in cases of CTS where the condition is being considered for compensation...
- A prospective evaluation of air quality and workers' health in broiler and layer operationsAmbikaipakan Senthilselvan
Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, 350C University Terrace, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4, Canada
Occup Environ Med 68:102-7. 2011..A prospective study was conducted to investigate the relationship between workers' respiratory health and airborne contaminants during the life cycle of broiler and layer flocks...
- The prevalence and reliability of visibility aid and other risk factor data for uninjured cyclists and pedestrians in Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaBrent E Hagel
Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
Accid Anal Prev 39:284-9. 2007..Further work is required before an overall visibility rating can be used in place of component scores...
- Perfluorinated acids and hypothyroxinemia in pregnant womenEmily Chan
Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Environ Res 111:559-64. 2011..The current findings do not support a causal link between PFA exposure and maternal hypothyroxinemia in the studied population...
- A study of factors influencing return to work after wrist or ankle fracturesKaren Seland
Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada
Am J Ind Med 49:197-203. 2006..Factors associated with time to return to work are poorly understood for occupational injuries, other than those to the back...
- Incidence by occupation and industry of work-related skin diseases in the United Kingdom, 1996-2001J C McDonald
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK
Occup Med (Lond) 56:398-405. 2006..Work-related skin disease is common but few cases are documented in statutory reports or disability systems. Voluntary reporting by specialist physicians provides more complete information...
- Incidence and suspected cause of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, United Kingdom, 1996-2001YiQun Chen
Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Occup Med (Lond) 56:406-13. 2006..In the United Kingdom, occupational physicians and rheumatologists have been reporting new cases of work-related musculoskeletal disorders to voluntary surveillance schemes since 1996...
- Retrospective noise estimates for British nuclear workers using an alternative approachGary L Burgess
Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, Humanities Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Ann Occup Hyg 48:117-27. 2004..For use in subsequent exposure-response analysis, cohort work histories were used to calculate exposure indices of cumulative, average intensity and exposure duration above 85 dBA. Validation exercises are discussed...