Helen Dimich-Ward

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Contact with livestock--a protective effect against allergies and asthma?
    H Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:1122-9. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cancer incidence in a cohort of registered nurses from British Columbia, Canada
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 50:892-900. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in respiratory symptoms-does occupation matter?
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1L8
    Environ Res 101:175-83. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of smoking policy on the respiratory health of food and beverage servers
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    University of British Columbia, Department of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:75-81. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Respiratory health survey of respiratory therapists
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390 828 West Tenth Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1L8
    Chest 126:1048-53. 2004
  6. pmc Gender differences in the occurrence of farm related injuries
    H Dimich-Ward
    Dept Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 61:52-6. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Excess of symptoms among radiographers
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 43:132-41. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and employment status of workers with Western red cedar asthma
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 1L8, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 49:1040-5. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Association between endotoxin and mite allergen exposure with asthma and specific sensitization at age 7 in high-risk children
    Chris Carlsten
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:320-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Respiratory health of two cohorts of terminal grain elevator workers studied 30 years apart
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 54:263-8. 2011

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Contact with livestock--a protective effect against allergies and asthma?
    H Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:1122-9. 2006
    ..A 'protective farm factor' possibly related to livestock exposure is hypothesized to reduce the risk for allergic sensitization...
  2. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cancer incidence in a cohort of registered nurses from British Columbia, Canada
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 50:892-900. 2007
    ..A retrospective cohort study of provincial registered nurses (RNs) from British Columbia, Canada was undertaken to determine risks of mortality and cancer incidence; in particular for breast cancer and leukemia...
  3. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in respiratory symptoms-does occupation matter?
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1L8
    Environ Res 101:175-83. 2006
    ..The influence of differential exposures and personal factors should be considered when interpreting gender differences in health outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of smoking policy on the respiratory health of food and beverage servers
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    University of British Columbia, Department of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:75-81. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether workplace smoking policy was associated with respiratory health effects among food and beverage servers...
  5. ncbi request reprint Respiratory health survey of respiratory therapists
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, Respiratory Division, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390 828 West Tenth Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1L8
    Chest 126:1048-53. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether respiratory therapists (RTs) had an elevated risk of respiratory symptoms and to determine the association of work exposures with symptoms...
  6. pmc Gender differences in the occurrence of farm related injuries
    H Dimich-Ward
    Dept Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 61:52-6. 2004
    ..To use national surveillance data in Canada to describe gender differences in the pattern of farm fatalities and severe injuries (those requiring hospitalisation)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Excess of symptoms among radiographers
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 43:132-41. 2003
    ..The prevalence and occupational determinants of miscellaneous symptoms referred to as "Darkroom disease" was compared between radiographers and physiotherapists working in British Columbia, Canada...
  8. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and employment status of workers with Western red cedar asthma
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 1L8, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 49:1040-5. 2007
    ..The impact of current employment status and other factors on quality of life was evaluated for workers diagnosed with western red cedar asthma in British Columbia, Canada...
  9. doi request reprint Association between endotoxin and mite allergen exposure with asthma and specific sensitization at age 7 in high-risk children
    Chris Carlsten
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:320-6. 2011
    ..In high-risk children at age 7, endotoxin levels were associated with decreased sensitization to dog, as well as with decreased asthma...
  10. doi request reprint Respiratory health of two cohorts of terminal grain elevator workers studied 30 years apart
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 54:263-8. 2011
    ..We evaluated the respiratory health of two cohorts of grain terminal elevator workers who participated in one of either respiratory health surveys undertaken in 1978 and 2008...
  11. pmc Cotinine versus questionnaire: early-life environmental tobacco smoke exposure and incident asthma
    Chris Carlsten
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 12:187. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Occupational exposure influences on gender differences in respiratory health
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Lung 190:147-54. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate gender differences in the respiratory health of workers exposed to organic and inorganic dusts...
  13. doi request reprint Indoor allergen exposure, sensitization, and development of asthma in a high-risk birth cohort
    Chris Carlsten
    Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:e740-6. 2010
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  14. doi request reprint Atopic dermatitis in a high-risk cohort: natural history, associated allergic outcomes, and risk factors
    Chris Carlsten
    Chan Yeung Centre for Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease Unit, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 110:24-8. 2013
    ..Atopic dermatitis (AD) is commonly associated with asthma and other atopic disorders in childhood...
  15. ncbi request reprint Congenital anomalies in the offspring of nurses: association with area of employment during pregnancy
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    UBC Department of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 17:195-201. 2011
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether these are chance or consistent findings and whether exposure patterns might provide biological plausibility...
  16. doi request reprint Elevated cord blood IgE is associated with recurrent wheeze and atopy at 7 yrs in a high risk cohort
    Alexander Ferguson
    Division of Allergy, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 20:710-3. 2009
    ..22; 95% CI 1.11, 4.41) and recurrent wheeze at 7 yrs (OR 2.51, 95% CI 1.09, 5.76) but not with other outcomes. CB-IgE may be a useful measure for identifying children at high risk of atopic diseases for the purpose of primary prevention...
  17. doi request reprint Airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine in 7-year-old children: sensitivity and specificity for pediatric allergist-diagnosed asthma
    Chris Carlsten
    Department of Medicine, Chan Yeung Centre for Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Pediatr Pulmonol 46:175-8. 2011
    ..The operating characteristics of PC(20) values used as cut-offs to define airway hyperresponsiveness, as it informs the diagnosis of asthma in children, are poorly understood. We examine data from a unique cohort to inform this concern...
  18. ncbi request reprint Rates of congenital anomalies and other adverse birth outcomes in an offspring cohort of registered nurses from British Columbia, Canada
    Laura T Arbour
    Department of Medical Genetics, Island Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Victoria, BC
    Can J Public Health 101:230-4. 2010
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  19. doi request reprint Exposure to anesthetic gases and congenital anomalies in offspring of female registered nurses
    Kay Teschke
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 54:118-27. 2011
    ..We conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine associations between registry-ascertained congenital anomalies in offspring and anesthetic gas exposure of mothers employed as nurses...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of and compliance to intervention measures in reducing house dust and cat allergen levels
    Chan Yeung Moira
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 88:52-8. 2002
    ..Allergic sensitization is a major risk factor in asthma...
  21. ncbi request reprint Within- and between-person variability of exhaled breath condensate pH and NH4+ in never and current smokers
    Ron Do
    Experimental Medicine Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Respir Med 102:457-63. 2008
    ..The variability and smoking results suggest that repeated measurements of EBC pH and NH4+ from the same individual may accurately predict the biological state of the airways of current smokers when compared to never smokers...
  22. pmc Cancer incidence and adverse pregnancy outcome in registered nurses potentially exposed to antineoplastic drugs
    Pamela A Ratner
    School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, 302 6190 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    BMC Nurs 9:15. 2010
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  23. doi request reprint Early environmental determinants of asthma risk in a high-risk birth cohort
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease Unit, Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:482-9. 2008
    ..Maternal smoking at year 7 was associated with a reduced risk of asthma at 7 yr. Early-life exposures were more important determinants than those in later years. A 'window of opportunity' exists for intervention measures to be applied...
  24. ncbi request reprint Geographic and gender variability in the prevalence of bronchial responsiveness in Canada
    Jure Manfreda
    Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Chest 125:1657-64. 2004
    ..We measured bronchial responsiveness using the standardized protocol of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) in six sites in Canada, and compared prevalences across Canada with international sites...
  25. ncbi request reprint Relationship of early childhood viral exposures to respiratory symptoms, onset of possible asthma and atopy in high risk children: the Canadian Asthma Primary Prevention Study
    Kathy K Lee
    James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:290-7. 2007
    ..We conclude that in high-risk children, viral exposures documented by RT-PCR are associated with respiratory symptoms, and exposures to PIV and RSV during the first year of life are associated with the initial onset of possible asthma...
  26. ncbi request reprint Women and occupational lung disease: sex differences and gender influences on research and disease outcomes
    Patricia G Camp
    James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Clin Chest Med 25:269-79. 2004
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  27. ncbi request reprint Environmental and occupational exposures: do they affect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease differently in women and men?
    Susan M Kennedy
    School of and Environmental Health, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 4:692-4. 2007
    ..Workshop participants identified five key gaps and research needs, including the development of gender-sensitive tools for conducting future research in this area...
  28. doi request reprint Biomarkers of airway acidity and oxidative stress in exhaled breath condensate from grain workers
    Ron Do
    Experimental Medicine Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:1048-54. 2008
    ..Grain workers report adverse respiratory symptoms due to exposures to grain dust and endotoxin. Studies have shown that biomarkers in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) vary with the severity of airway inflammation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of the GM-CSF genes and the development of atopic diseases in at-risk children
    Jian Qing He
    UBC McDonald Research Laboratories iCAPTURE Center, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Chest 123:438S. 2003