R E Dales

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ottawa
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Airborne endotoxin is associated with respiratory illness in the first 2 years of life
    Robert Dales
    Air Health Effects Division, Health Canada, Ottawa Hospital General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 114:610-4. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Residential exposure to volatile organic compounds and asthma
    Robert Dales
    Air Quality Health Effects Research Section, Health Canada, University of Ottawa, 275 Slater St, 7th Floor, Room 0714, Ottawa, K1A 0L2, A L 3807 B Ontario, Canada
    J Asthma 41:259-70. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Respiratory illness in children attending daycare
    Robert E Dales
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Health Canada, Ontario
    Pediatr Pulmonol 38:64-9. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of fungal spores in thunderstorm asthma
    Robert E Dales
    University of Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Chest 123:745-50. 2003
  5. pmc Influence of family income on hospital visits for asthma among Canadian school children
    R E Dales
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, and Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Thorax 57:513-7. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Association between ozone and hospitalization for respiratory diseases in 16 Canadian cities
    R T Burnett
    Health Canada, Environmental Health Center, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Res 72:24-31. 1997
  7. ncbi request reprint Influence of ambient fungal spores on emergency visits for asthma to a regional children's hospital
    R E Dales
    University of Ottawa, General Campus, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 162:2087-90. 2000
  8. doi request reprint Air pollution and hospitalization for venous thromboembolic disease in Chile
    R E Dales
    Epidemiology Health Canada, University of Ottawa Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Thromb Haemost 8:669-74. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Air pollution, aeroallergens and cardiorespiratory emergency department visits in Saint John, Canada
    D M Stieb
    Environmental Health Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 10:461-77. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Granulocyte inflammatory markers and airway infection during acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    S D Aaron
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 163:349-55. 2001

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Publications32

  1. pmc Airborne endotoxin is associated with respiratory illness in the first 2 years of life
    Robert Dales
    Air Health Effects Division, Health Canada, Ottawa Hospital General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 114:610-4. 2006
    ..Airborne endotoxin appears to be a risk factor for clinically symptomatic respiratory illnesses during the first 2 years of life independent of indoor fungus...
  2. ncbi request reprint Residential exposure to volatile organic compounds and asthma
    Robert Dales
    Air Quality Health Effects Research Section, Health Canada, University of Ottawa, 275 Slater St, 7th Floor, Room 0714, Ottawa, K1A 0L2, A L 3807 B Ontario, Canada
    J Asthma 41:259-70. 2004
    ..Finally, the observed association in observational studies could be confounded by a factor which is a determinant of asthma and is also associated with exposure to volatile organic compounds...
  3. ncbi request reprint Respiratory illness in children attending daycare
    Robert E Dales
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Health Canada, Ontario
    Pediatr Pulmonol 38:64-9. 2004
    ..1, 14.3) (P = 0.21). In conclusion, younger children and those with siblings may be less susceptible to illness associated with daycare, and daycare attendance may negate a protective effect of higher income on respiratory illness...
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of fungal spores in thunderstorm asthma
    Robert E Dales
    University of Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Chest 123:745-50. 2003
    ..To document the existence and investigate the etiology of "thunderstorm asthma," which has been reported sporadically over the past 20 years...
  5. pmc Influence of family income on hospital visits for asthma among Canadian school children
    R E Dales
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, and Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Thorax 57:513-7. 2002
    ..A study was undertaken to investigate the mechanisms by which socioeconomic status may influence asthma morbidity in Canada...
  6. ncbi request reprint Association between ozone and hospitalization for respiratory diseases in 16 Canadian cities
    R T Burnett
    Health Canada, Environmental Health Center, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Res 72:24-31. 1997
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Influence of ambient fungal spores on emergency visits for asthma to a regional children's hospital
    R E Dales
    University of Ottawa, General Campus, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 162:2087-90. 2000
    ..1% (1.6) for basidiomycetes, 2.8% (1.0) for ascomycetes, and 8.8% for these spores combined. In summary, fungal spores account for a significant proportion of the asthma exacerbations in children that prompt an emergency department visit...
  8. doi request reprint Air pollution and hospitalization for venous thromboembolic disease in Chile
    R E Dales
    Epidemiology Health Canada, University of Ottawa Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Thromb Haemost 8:669-74. 2010
    ..Whether air pollution influences diseases associated with peripheral venous thrombogenesis remains largely unknown...
  9. ncbi request reprint Air pollution, aeroallergens and cardiorespiratory emergency department visits in Saint John, Canada
    D M Stieb
    Environmental Health Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 10:461-77. 2000
    ..Aeroallergens were also significantly associated with warm season asthma ED visits...
  10. ncbi request reprint Granulocyte inflammatory markers and airway infection during acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    S D Aaron
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 163:349-55. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Association between ozone and hospitalization for acute respiratory diseases in children less than 2 years of age
    R T Burnett
    Environmental Health Directorate, Health Canada, 200 Environmental Health Center, Tunney s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A OL2
    Am J Epidemiol 153:444-52. 2001
    ..Ozone was not associated with hospital admissions during the September-April period. Ambient ozone levels in the summertime should be considered a risk factor for respiratory problems in children less than 2 years of age...
  12. ncbi request reprint The role of ipratropium bromide in the emergency management of acute asthma exacerbation: a metaanalysis of randomized clinical trials
    R G Stoodley
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and the Department of Medicine, Ottawa General Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Emerg Med 34:8-18. 1999
    ..This study was conducted to determine whether the addition of inhaled ipratropium to inhaled beta-agonist therapy is effective in the treatment of adults with acute asthma exacerbation...
  13. pmc Residential fungal contamination and health: microbial cohabitants as covariates
    R E Dales
    University of Ottawa, and Air Quality Health Effects Research Section, Health Canada, Ontario
    Environ Health Perspect 107:481-3. 1999
    ..In conclusion, the association between residential fungal contamination and symptoms is not confounded by dust mites or bacterial endotoxins or other known disease-causing agents...
  14. doi request reprint Heat recovery ventilators prevent respiratory disorders in Inuit children
    T Kovesi
    Department of Paediatrics, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Indoor Air 19:489-99. 2009
    ..Use of HRVs was associated with in improvement in air quality and reductions in reported respiratory symptoms in Inuit children...
  15. ncbi request reprint How accurate is spirometry at predicting restrictive pulmonary impairment?
    S D Aaron
    Department of Medicine, Ottawa General Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Chest 115:869-73. 1999
    ..To determine the accuracy with which spirometric measurements of FVC and expiratory flow rates can diagnose the presence of a restrictive impairment...
  16. pmc Treating asthma with omega-3 fatty acids: where is the evidence? A systematic review
    J Reisman
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:26. 2006
    ..The purpose was to systematically review the scientific-medical literature in order to identify, appraise, and synthesize the evidence for possible treatment effects of omega-3 fatty acids in asthma...
  17. pmc Gaseous air pollutants and hospitalization for respiratory disease in the neonatal period
    Robert E Dales
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1751-4. 2006
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Respiratory health effects of air pollution gases: modification by education and income
    Sabit Cakmak
    Biostatistics and Epidemiology Division Environmental Health Science Bureau of Health Canada, Ottawa
    Arch Environ Occup Health 61:5-10. 2006
    ..7-3.3) from lowest to highest quartile of education (trend test p = .001). Living in communities in which the individuals have lower household education and income levels may increase the individuals' vulnerability to air pollution...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of airborne allergens on emergency visits by children for conjunctivitis and rhinitis
    Sabit Cakmak
    Lancet 359:947-8. 2002
    ..01). Our results suggest that conjunctivitis and rhinitis could be caused by fungal spores and pollens in the air...
  20. pmc Indoor air quality and the risk of lower respiratory tract infections in young Canadian Inuit children
    Thomas Kovesi
    Department of Paediatrics, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 177:155-60. 2007
    ..We evaluated the prevalence of reduced ventilation in houses in Nunavut, Canada, and whether this was associated with an increased risk of these infections among young Inuit children...
  21. doi request reprint Tree pollen and hospitalization for asthma in urban Canada
    Robert E Dales
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 146:241-7. 2008
    ..To determine the impact of different trees on asthma, we tested the association between daily hospitalizations for asthma and daily concentrations of different tree pollens in 10 large Canadian cities...
  22. ncbi request reprint Do gender, education, and income modify the effect of air pollution gases on cardiac disease?
    Sabit Cakmak
    Health Canada, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 48:89-94. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether gender, education, and income influence the susceptibility to ambient air pollution...
  23. ncbi request reprint Does socio-demographic status influence the effect of pollens and molds on hospitalization for asthma? Results from a time-series study in 10 Canadian cities
    Sabit Cakmak
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Health Canada, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 15:214-8. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Sources of personal exposure to fine particles in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    David Kim
    Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 55:1134-46. 2005
    ..5 includes a greater relative contribution from combustion sources compared with outdoor PM2.5 measurements where regional sources are the dominant contributor...
  25. ncbi request reprint Associations between personal exposures and fixed-site ambient measurements of fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide in Toronto, Canada
    David Kim
    Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7431, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 16:172-83. 2006
    ..43). This study suggests that central fixed-site measurements of PM(2.5) and NO(2) may be treated as surrogates for personal exposures to PM(2.5) and NO(2) in epidemiological studies, and that NO(2) is a potential confounder of PM(2.5)...
  26. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of airflow obstruction in rural primary care
    Robert E Dales
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Clinical Epidemiololgy Unit, Ottawa Health Research Institute, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8L6
    Respir Med 100:754-9. 2006
    ..Spirometry has been reported to be under-utilized, and airflow obstruction may be under-diagnosed, in primary care practice...
  27. ncbi request reprint Influence of outdoor aeroallergens on hospitalization for asthma in Canada
    Robert E Dales
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 113:303-6. 2004
    ..The risk of hospitalization for asthma caused by outdoor aeroallergens is largely unknown...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of weight reduction on respiratory function and airway reactivity in obese women
    Shawn D Aaron
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Chest 125:2046-52. 2004
    ..Population-based studies have documented an association between obesity and an increased prevalence of asthma in women...
  29. ncbi request reprint A spirometry-based algorithm to direct lung function testing in the pulmonary function laboratory
    Christine A Glady
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Chest 123:1939-46. 2003
    ..To design a spirometry-based algorithm to predict pulmonary restrictive impairment and reduce the number of patients undergoing unnecessary lung volume testing...
  30. ncbi request reprint Levels and determinants of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein in residential indoor air in Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Nicolas L Gilbert
    Air Health Effects Division, Health Canada, 400 Cooper Street, PL 4602C, Ottawa, Ont, Canada K1A 0K9
    Environ Res 99:11-7. 2005
    ..These data also confirm that smoking is a significant source of acetaldehyde and acrolein and indoor air...
  31. pmc Air pollution and mortality in Chile: susceptibility among the elderly
    Sabit Cakmak
    Department of Statistics, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 115:524-7. 2007
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the influence of relatively high concentrations of air pollution on mortality in a general population sample and in the very elderly...
  32. ncbi request reprint Spirometry in the primary care setting: influence on clinical diagnosis and management of airflow obstruction
    Robert E Dales
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Chest 128:2443-7. 2005
    ..To determine if screening spirometry in the primary care setting influences the physician's diagnosis and management of obstructive lung disease...