Manolis Kogevinas

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital del Mar
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc Occupation, smoking, and chronic obstructive respiratory disorders: a cross sectional study in an industrial area of Catalonia, Spain
    Angeles Jaén
    Centre d Estudis Epidemiològics sobre la SIDA de Catalunya CEESCAT, Crta de Canyet s n, 08916 Badalona, Spain
    Environ Health 5:2. 2006
  2. pmc Acute health effects after accidental exposure to styrene from drinking water in Spain
    Alberto Arnedo-Pena
    Centro de Salud Pública, Dirección Territorial de Salud, Castellon, Spain
    Environ Health 2:6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Hair dye use is not associated with risk for bladder cancer: evidence from a case-control study in Spain
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Dr Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Cancer 42:1448-54. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Introduction: epidemiologic research on occupational health in women
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Ind Med 44:563-4. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Exposure to substances in the workplace and new-onset asthma: an international prospective population-based study (ECRHS-II)
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 370:336-41. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Commentary: standardized coding of occupational data in epidemiological studies
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 32:428-9. 2003
  7. pmc The importance of cultural factors in the recognition of occupational disease
    M Kogevinas
    Occup Environ Med 62:286; discussion 287. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Human health effects of dioxins: cancer, reproductive and endocrine system effects
    M Kogevinas
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod Update 7:331-9. 2001
  9. pmc Cancer risk in the rubber industry: a review of the recent epidemiological evidence
    M Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 55:1-12. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Occupational asthma in Europe and other industrialised areas: a population-based study. European Community Respiratory Health Survey Study Group
    M Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 353:1750-4. 1999

Research Grants

  1. COMMUNITY BASED STUDY ON OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA, ECRHS-OA
    Manolis Kogevinas; Fiscal Year: 2001

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications129 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Occupation, smoking, and chronic obstructive respiratory disorders: a cross sectional study in an industrial area of Catalonia, Spain
    Angeles Jaén
    Centre d Estudis Epidemiològics sobre la SIDA de Catalunya CEESCAT, Crta de Canyet s n, 08916 Badalona, Spain
    Environ Health 5:2. 2006
    ..We assessed the association between lifetime occupational exposures and airflow obstruction in a cross-sectional survey in an urban-industrial area of Catalonia, Spain...
  2. pmc Acute health effects after accidental exposure to styrene from drinking water in Spain
    Alberto Arnedo-Pena
    Centro de Salud Pública, Dirección Territorial de Salud, Castellon, Spain
    Environ Health 2:6. 2003
    ..We studied subjective health symptoms in a population accidentally exposed to high styrene concentrations in drinking tap water. The contamination occurred during the reparation of a water tank...
  3. ncbi request reprint Hair dye use is not associated with risk for bladder cancer: evidence from a case-control study in Spain
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Dr Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Cancer 42:1448-54. 2006
    ..None of the polymorphisms examined significantly modified the hair dye associated risk. Overall, this study does not support an association between hair dye use and bladder cancer...
  4. ncbi request reprint Introduction: epidemiologic research on occupational health in women
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Ind Med 44:563-4. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Exposure to substances in the workplace and new-onset asthma: an international prospective population-based study (ECRHS-II)
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 370:336-41. 2007
    ..We therefore aimed to estimate the relative and attributable risks of new-onset asthma in relation to occupations, work-related exposures, and inhalation accidents...
  6. ncbi request reprint Commentary: standardized coding of occupational data in epidemiological studies
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 32:428-9. 2003
  7. pmc The importance of cultural factors in the recognition of occupational disease
    M Kogevinas
    Occup Environ Med 62:286; discussion 287. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Human health effects of dioxins: cancer, reproductive and endocrine system effects
    M Kogevinas
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Barcelona, Spain
    Hum Reprod Update 7:331-9. 2001
    ..Experimental data indicate that endocrine and reproductive effects should be among the most sensitive effects in both animals and humans. Epidemiological studies have evaluated only a few of these effects...
  9. pmc Cancer risk in the rubber industry: a review of the recent epidemiological evidence
    M Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 55:1-12. 1998
    ..To examine the recent epidemiological evidence on cancer risk among workers in the rubber industry...
  10. ncbi request reprint Occupational asthma in Europe and other industrialised areas: a population-based study. European Community Respiratory Health Survey Study Group
    M Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 353:1750-4. 1999
    ..There are no large population-based studies on occupational asthma, and few estimates of the proportion of asthma attributed to occupation, even though asthma is the most common occupational respiratory disorder in industrialised countries...
  11. ncbi request reprint Studies of cancer in humans
    M Kogevinas
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Food Addit Contam 17:317-24. 2000
    ..It should be borne in mind that the general population is exposed to 2-3 orders of magnitude lower levels of TCDD than those experienced by the equivalent life-time dose in the industrial populations examined or the population of Seveso...
  12. ncbi request reprint Occupation and bladder cancer among men in Western Europe
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 14:907-14. 2003
    ..We examined which occupations and industries are currently at high risk for bladder cancer in men...
  13. pmc Determinants of quality of interview and impact on risk estimates in a case-control study of bladder cancer
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 170:237-43. 2009
    ..The collection of quality of interview scores and the exclusion of unreliable interviews probably reduce misclassification of exposure in observational studies...
  14. pmc Coffee consumption, genetic susceptibility and bladder cancer risk
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, PRBB Building, Doctor Aiguader, 88, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 20:121-7. 2009
    ..We evaluated the bladder cancer risk associated with coffee consumption in a case-control study in Spain and examined the gene-environment interactions for genetic variants of caffeine-metabolizing enzymes...
  15. pmc Socioeconomic status and exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water in Spain
    Gemma Castano-Vinyals
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health 10:18. 2011
    ..Disinfection by-products in drinking water are chemical contaminants that have been associated with cancer and other adverse effects. Exposure occurs from consumption of tap water, inhalation and dermal absorption...
  16. ncbi request reprint Risk of bladder cancer associated with family history of cancer: do low-penetrance polymorphisms account for the increase in risk?
    Cristiane Murta-Nascimento
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 88, E 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1595-600. 2007
    ..Whether these correspond to low-penetrance cancer-predisposing polymorphisms acting together and/or interacting with environmental factors warrants further research...
  17. doi request reprint Micronuclei assessment in the urothelial cells of women using hair dyes and its modulation by genetic polymorphisms
    Felicidad Espinoza
    Grup de Mutagenesi, Departament de Genetica i de Microbiologia, Edifici Cn, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
    Cancer Lett 263:259-66. 2008
    ..Findings of an increased frequency of MN in urothelial cells of hair dye users suggest a possible genotoxic effect of hair dye compounds and need confirmation in larger studies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Bulky DNA adduct formation and risk of bladder cancer
    Gemma Castano-Vinyals
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Doctor Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2155-9. 2007
    ..Results do not support an association of bladder cancer risk with low-level exposure to PAHs as measured through the formation of bulky DNA adducts in peripheral mononuclear cells...
  19. ncbi request reprint Use of analgesics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, genetic predisposition, and bladder cancer risk in Spain
    Joan Fortuny
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Autonomous University of Barcelona corrected Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1696-702. 2006
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint A pooled analysis of bladder cancer case-control studies evaluating smoking in men and women
    Diana Puente
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, 80 Dr Aiguader Rd, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 17:71-9. 2006
    ..We pooled primary data from 14 case-control studies of bladder cancer from Europe and North America and evaluated differences in risk of smoking by gender...
  21. pmc Biological and statistical approaches for modeling exposure to specific trihalomethanes and bladder cancer risk
    Lucas A Salas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 178:652-60. 2013
    ..A variety of metrics and statistical approaches should be used to evaluate this association in other settings. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Bladder cancer and exposure to water disinfection by-products through ingestion, bathing, showering, and swimming in pools
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 165:148-56. 2007
    ..57 (95% confidence interval: 1.18, 2.09). Bladder cancer risk was associated with long-term exposure to THMs in chlorinated water at levels regularly occurring in industrialized countries...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of FGFR3 mutations as a prognostic factor in nonmuscle invasive urothelial bladder carcinomas
    Silvia Hernandez
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Oncol 24:3664-71. 2006
    ..To determine the frequency and the prognostic value of fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) mutations in patients with nonmuscle invasive bladder tumors according to tumor stage and grade...
  24. ncbi request reprint Air pollution and risk of urinary bladder cancer in a case-control study in Spain
    Gemma Castano-Vinyals
    Gemma Castaño Vinyals, Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, C Doctor Aiguader, 88, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 65:56-60. 2008
    ..Air pollution has been associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. We examined whether long-term air pollution is associated with bladder cancer risk...
  25. pmc Occupational risk factors for asthma among nurses and related healthcare professionals in an international study
    Maria C Mirabelli
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 64:474-9. 2007
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to dyes, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other agents and K-ras activation in human exocrine pancreatic cancer
    Juan Alguacil
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cancer 107:635-41. 2003
    ..Results lend moderate support to the hypothesis of indirect relationships between occupational exposure to dyes and organic pigments and the activation of the K-ras gene in the etiopathogenesis of human exocrine pancreatic cancer...
  27. pmc A pooling-based genome-wide analysis identifies new potential candidate genes for atopy in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS)
    Francesc Castro-Giner
    Public Health and Epidemiology Network Biomedical Research Center, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Med Genet 10:128. 2009
    ..First, we assessed all markers in a subset of subjects using DNA pooling, and in a second stage we evaluated the most promising markers at an individual level...
  28. pmc Swimming pool attendance, asthma, allergies, and lung function in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort
    Laia Font-Ribera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:582-8. 2011
    ..Cross-sectional studies have reported inconsistent findings for the association between recreational swimming pool attendance and asthma and allergic diseases in childhood...
  29. doi request reprint Maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity, and child neuropsychological development: two Southern European birth cohort studies
    Maribel Casas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 42:506-17. 2013
    ..Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity may be associated with impaired infant neuropsychological development; however, there are few studies and it is unclear if reported associations are due to intrauterine mechanisms...
  30. pmc Birth weight, head circumference, and prenatal exposure to acrylamide from maternal diet: the European prospective mother-child study (NewGeneris)
    Marie Pedersen
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1739-45. 2012
    ..Acrylamide is a common dietary exposure that crosses the human placenta. It is classified as a probable human carcinogen, and developmental toxicity has been observed in rodents...
  31. pmc Dietary benzo(a)pyrene and fetal growth: effect modification by vitamin C intake and glutathione S-transferase P1 polymorphism
    Talita Duarte-Salles
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 45:1-8. 2012
    ..The role of diet, the main source of PAH exposure among non-smokers, remains uncertain...
  32. pmc Short-term changes in respiratory biomarkers after swimming in a chlorinated pool
    Laia Font-Ribera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1538-44. 2010
    ..Swimming in chlorinated pools involves exposure to disinfection by-products (DBPs) and has been associated with impaired respiratory health...
  33. ncbi request reprint Total and specific fluid consumption as determinants of bladder cancer risk
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cancer 118:2040-7. 2006
    ..The association of bladder cancer with tap water consumption, but not with nontap water fluids, suggests that carcinogenic chemicals in tap water may explain the increased risk...
  34. doi request reprint Health impacts of long-term exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water in Europe: HIWATE
    Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen
    Centre for research in Environmental, Epidemiology CREAL, Parc de Recerca Biomédical de Barcelona PRBB, Barcelona, Spain
    J Water Health 7:185-207. 2009
    ..The outcome will be improved risk assessment and better information for risk management. The work is divided into different topics (exposure assessment, epidemiology, risk assessment and management) and studies...
  35. pmc Employment status and use of respiratory protection among metalworkers, solderers and welders
    Maria C Mirabelli
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 64:548-52. 2007
    ..The authors assessed the extent to which use of respiratory protection and ventilation equipment is associated with self-employed versus employee status among adults in an international study...
  36. ncbi request reprint PIK3CA mutations are an early genetic alteration associated with FGFR3 mutations in superficial papillary bladder tumors
    Elena Lopez-Knowles
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Res 66:7401-4. 2006
    ..PIK3CA may constitute a novel diagnostic and prognostic tool, as well as a therapeutic target, in bladder cancer...
  37. doi request reprint Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Cristina Rebordosa
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 38:706-14. 2009
    ..Acetaminophen use during pregnancy has been associated with a reduced risk of stillbirth and preterm birth, but findings are based on few studies with small numbers of exposed women...
  38. doi request reprint Domestic use of hypochlorite bleach, atopic sensitization, and respiratory symptoms in adults
    Jan Paul Zock
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:731-8.e1. 2009
    ..Professional use of hypochlorite (bleach) has been associated with respiratory symptoms. Bleach is capable of inactivating allergens, and there are indications that its domestic use may reduce the risk of allergies in children...
  39. pmc Occupational exposure to high molecular weight allergens and lymphoma risk among Italian adults
    Maria C Mirabelli
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2650-4. 2009
    ..The present analysis was conducted to assess the associations between occupational exposure to specific HMW allergens and the risk of B-cell, T-cell, and Hodgkin's lymphomas...
  40. pmc Metalworking exposures and persistent skin symptoms in the ECRHS II and SAPALDIA 2 cohorts
    Maria C Mirabelli
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Contact Dermatitis 60:256-63. 2009
    ..Diseases of the skin are important and often preventable conditions occurring among workers with dermal exposures to irritant and sensitizing agents...
  41. ncbi request reprint The p53 pathway and outcome among patients with T1G3 bladder tumors
    Elena Lopez-Knowles
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Cancer Res 12:6029-36. 2006
    ..The aim was to analyze Tp53 and HDM2 in T1G3 bladder tumors and to determine the prognostic value of their alterations...
  42. pmc Traffic-related air pollution, oxidative stress genes, and asthma (ECHRS)
    Francesc Castro-Giner
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1919-24. 2009
    ..Traffic-related air pollution is related with asthma, and this association may be modified by genetic factors...
  43. ncbi request reprint [Use of analgesics and aspirin in a Spanish multicenter study]
    Joan Fortuny
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 19:316-20. 2005
    ..To evaluate the use of acetaminophen (paracetamol), aspirin and dipyrone (metamizol) in a multicenter study...
  44. doi request reprint Anogenital distances in newborns and children from Spain and Greece: predictors, tracking and reliability
    Eleni Papadopoulou
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 27:89-99. 2013
    ..We examined anogenital distance measurements and their predictors in males and females and further estimated the reliability of these measurements...
  45. ncbi request reprint Exposure to second-hand smoke and reproductive outcomes depending on maternal asthma
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 40:371-6. 2012
    ..76-24.76). Maternal asthma did not promote these effects. Maternal history of asthma did not modify the effects of smoking on reproductive outcomes in a cohort sampled from the general population...
  46. ncbi request reprint [Measurement of drinking water contaminants and water use activities during pregnancy in a cohort study in Spain]
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental CREAL, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 20:1-9. 2006
    ..Within the framework of a follow-up study in pregnant women, we describe: 1) the personal habits of water use and consumption, and 2) trihalomethane levels in the drinking water of the study areas...
  47. pmc Exposure to trihalomethanes through different water uses and birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm delivery in Spain
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1824-30. 2011
    ..Evidence associating exposure to water disinfection by-products with reduced birth weight and altered duration of gestation remains inconclusive...
  48. doi request reprint Patterns of water use and exposure to trihalomethanes among children in Spain
    Laia Font-Ribera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 110:571-9. 2010
    ..As drinking water was mainly bottled and bathing was infrequent, showering and swimming in pools were the main pathways of THM exposure. Specific water uses among children slightly differed by sociodemographic characteristics...
  49. doi request reprint Pre-natal exposure to paracetamol and risk of wheezing and asthma in children: a birth cohort study
    Cristina Rebordosa
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 37:583-90. 2008
    ..Paracetamol use has been associated with increased prevalence of asthma in children and adults, and one study reported an association between pre-natal exposure to paracetamol and asthma in early childhood...
  50. doi request reprint Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia, hypertensive and vascular disorders: a birth cohort study
    Cristina Rebordosa
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 23:371-8. 2010
    ..To examine whether pregnant women who used acetaminophen, a prostaglandinG2 synthase inhibitor, had an increased risk of preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, thromboembolic complications, or abruptio placentae...
  51. pmc In utero exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds and anogenital distance in newborns and infants
    Marina Vafeiadi
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 121:125-30. 2013
    ..Anogenital distance in animals is used as a measure of fetal androgen action. Prenatal exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds in rodents causes reproductive changes in male offspring and decreases anogenital distance...
  52. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of urinary bladder cancer: from tumor development to patient's death
    Cristiane Murta-Nascimento
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental CREAL, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 88, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    World J Urol 25:285-95. 2007
    ..Subgroup analysis according to stage, grade, and molecular features may help in identifying specific etiological and prognostic factors involved in different bladder cancer progression pathways...
  53. ncbi request reprint Lung function decline, chronic bronchitis, and occupational exposures in young adults
    Jordi Sunyer
    Respiratory and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:1139-45. 2005
    ..Occupational exposures to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes have been shown to be a risk factor of airway obstruction in cross-sectional studies in the general population...
  54. pmc Genotoxic effects in swimmers exposed to disinfection by-products in indoor swimming pools
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1531-7. 2010
    ..A recent study (Villanueva et al. 2007; Am J Epidemiol 165:148-156) found an increased bladder cancer risk among subjects attending swimming pools relative to those not attending...
  55. ncbi request reprint Persistent toxic substances and public health in Spain
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 80, E08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Occup Environ Health 9:112-7. 2003
    ..Spain's PTS-related problems are similar to those of many other countries. Elucidation of their causes, consequences, and possible solutions will be of benefit beyond national boundaries...
  56. doi request reprint Bladder cancer and seroreactivity to BK, JC and Merkel cell polyomaviruses: the Spanish bladder cancer study
    Claudia Robles
    Unit of Infections and Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme, Catalan Institute of Oncology, IDIBELL, 08908 L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cancer 133:597-603. 2013
    ..Furthermore, no association was observed between seroresponse to JCV and bladder cancer. Therefore, we conclude that BKV and MCV polyomavirus infection could be related to an increased bladder cancer risk...
  57. doi request reprint The effect of high doses of folic acid and iron supplementation in early-to-mid pregnancy on prematurity and fetal growth retardation: the mother-child cohort study in Crete, Greece (Rhea study)
    Eleni Papadopoulou
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Nutr 52:327-36. 2013
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and asthma prevalence in young adults: the European Community Respiratory Health Survey
    Xavier Basagana
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 160:178-88. 2004
    ..The authors concluded that community influences of living in a low-educational area are associated with asthma, independently of subjects' own educational level and social class...
  59. doi request reprint Maternal diet, prenatal exposure to dioxins and other persistent organic pollutants and anogenital distance in children
    Eleni Papadopoulou
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 461:222-9. 2013
    ..In conclusion, maternal high-fat diet may be linked to high prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants and endocrine disruptive effects, resulting to phenotypic alterations of the reproductive system...
  60. doi request reprint Concentrations and correlations of disinfection by-products in municipal drinking water from an exposure assessment perspective
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 114:1-11. 2012
    ..In conclusion, THMs and HAAs have limited value as predictors of other DBPs on a generalised basis. Principal component analysis provides a complementary tool to address the complex nature of the mixture...
  61. pmc Analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug use and risk of bladder cancer: a population based case control study
    Joan Fortuny
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    BMC Urol 7:13. 2007
    ..Use of phenacetin and other analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) potentially influences bladder cancer incidence, but epidemiologic evidence is limited...
  62. ncbi request reprint Disinfection byproducts and bladder cancer: a pooled analysis
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 15:357-67. 2004
    ..We pooled the primary data from 6 case-control studies of bladder cancer that used trihalomethanes as a marker of disinfection byproducts...
  63. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to immunologically active agents and risk for lymphoma
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Servei d Epidemiologia and Registre del Cancer, Institut Catala d Oncologia, Gran Via Km 2 7, 08907 L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1814-8. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Immunoglobulin E levels and risk of lymphoma in a case-control study in Spain
    Lis Ellison-Loschmann
    Epidemiology and Cancer Registry Unit, Institut Catala d Oncologia, Gran Via Km 2 7, 08907 L Hospitalet de Ll, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1492-8. 2007
    ..Long-term cohort studies may be fundamental to fully evaluate these associations...
  65. ncbi request reprint Short-term respiratory effects of cleaning exposures in female domestic cleaners
    M Medina-Ramón
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Dr Aiguader 80, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 27:1196-203. 2006
    ..It is concluded that exposure to certain irritant cleaning products aggravates lower respiratory tract symptoms in female domestic cleaners with asthma or chronic bronchitis...
  66. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of specific occupational asthma risks in a community-based study with special reference to single and multiple exposures
    Jan Paul Zock
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:397-403. 2004
    ..To compare two job exposure matrices (JEMs) for the evaluation of asthma risks related to specific occupational exposures in a community-based study...
  67. doi request reprint Nitrate and trace elements in municipal and bottled water in Spain
    Nadia Espejo-Herrera
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 27:156-60. 2013
    ..To describe levels of nitrate and trace elements in drinking water from the study areas of a multicase-control study of cancer in Spain (MCC-Spain)...
  68. pmc European birth cohorts for environmental health research
    Martine Vrijheid
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Doctor Aiguader 88, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:29-37. 2012
    ..An overview of existing studies and their data is needed to improve collaboration, harmonization, and future project planning...
  69. pmc A comparative analysis of dietary intakes during pregnancy in Europe: a planned pooled analysis of birth cohort studies
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1993S-1999S. 2011
    ..At present, relatively little is known about prevailing patterns of intake across groups with diverse sociodemographic and lifestyle patterns in these settings...
  70. doi request reprint Participation rates in the selection of population controls in a case-control study of colorectal cancer using two recruitment methods
    Gemma Castano-Vinyals
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 25:353-6. 2011
    ..Low participation rates in the selection of population controls are an increasing concern for the validity of case-control studies worldwide...
  71. doi request reprint Acetaminophen use during pregnancy: effects on risk for congenital abnormalities
    Cristina Rebordosa
    Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:178.e1-7. 2008
    ..We evaluated if acetaminophen, one of the most frequently used drugs among pregnant women is associated with an increased prevalence of congenital abnormalities...
  72. pmc Epidemiological approaches in the investigation of environmental causes of cancer: the case of dioxins and water disinfection by-products
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health 10:S3. 2011
    ..The combination of powerful study designs, advanced exposure assessment together with a better understanding of mechanisms of disease and the use of biomarkers of exposure, led to the strengthening of the epidemiological evidence...
  73. ncbi request reprint P53 as a prognostic marker for bladder cancer: a meta-analysis and review
    Nuria Malats
    Municipal Institute of Medical Investigation, Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet Oncol 6:678-86. 2005
    ..P53 is the most widely investigated molecular marker in bladder cancer. We aimed to review comprehensively the evidence for use of changes in P53 to predict bladder-cancer recurrence, progression, and mortality...
  74. pmc Meta-analysis of studies on individual consumption of chlorinated drinking water and bladder cancer
    C M Villanueva
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:166-73. 2003
    ..To evaluate whether consumption of chlorinated drinking water is associated with bladder cancer...
  75. doi request reprint Understanding the complexity of IgE-related phenotypes from childhood to young adulthood: a Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy (MeDALL) seminar
    Josep M Anto
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 129:943-54.e4. 2012
    ..This review helps to define phenotypes of allergic diseases in MeDALL...
  76. ncbi request reprint FGFR3 and Tp53 mutations in T1G3 transitional bladder carcinomas: independent distribution and lack of association with prognosis
    Silvia Hernandez
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Cancer Res 11:5444-50. 2005
    ..15-13.75), wt/mut 0.67 (0.19-2.31), mut/mut 1.62 (0.27-9.59). These molecular features support the notion that T1G3 tumors are at the crossroads of the two main molecular pathways proposed for bladder cancer development and progression...
  77. doi request reprint Maternal fish and other seafood intakes during pregnancy and child neurodevelopment at age 4 years
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM Hospital del Mar, 88 Dr Aiguader Street, Barcelona, E 08003, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 12:1702-10. 2009
    ....
  78. pmc Prenatal organochlorine compound exposure, rapid weight gain, and overweight in infancy
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:272-8. 2011
    ..Although it has been hypothesized that fetal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals may increase obesity risk, empirical data are limited, and it is uncertain how early in life any effects may begin...
  79. pmc The use of household cleaning sprays and adult asthma: an international longitudinal study
    Jan Paul Zock
    CREAL IMIM, Dr Aiguader 88, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:735-41. 2007
    ..Cleaning work and professional use of certain cleaning products have been associated with asthma, but respiratory effects of nonprofessional home cleaning have rarely been studied...
  80. pmc Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and neurological development in children: a systematic review
    N Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:537-46. 2001
    ..Newborns are exposed across the placenta and through breast feeding. Experimental animal studies have indicated that PCBs are neurotoxic. The neurological effects of these compounds on children are not clear...
  81. ncbi request reprint Occupation, chronic bronchitis, and lung function in young adults. An international study
    J P Zock
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, and Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 163:1572-7. 2001
    ..In conclusion, occupational exposures contributed to the occurrence of chronic (industrial) bronchitis in young adults. Fixed airflow limitation was not evident, probably due to the relatively young age of this population...
  82. ncbi request reprint Asthma risk, cleaning activities and use of specific cleaning products among Spanish indoor cleaners
    J P Zock
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Scand J Work Environ Health 27:76-81. 2001
    ..Recent studies have shown an excess risk of asthma for cleaners, but it is not clear which cleaning-related exposures induce or aggravate asthma...
  83. ncbi request reprint Haloacetic acids and trihalomethanes in finished drinking waters from heterogeneous sources
    C M Villanueva
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, c Doctor Aiguader 80, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Water Res 37:953-8. 2003
    ..These results are relevant for epidemiological studies on health effects from CBP exposure since they usually involve comparison of populations consuming waters of very distinct quality...
  84. pmc Assessment of lifetime exposure to trihalomethanes through different routes
    C M Villanueva
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 63:273-7. 2006
    ..The study base was comprised of subjects living in the catchment areas of the participating hospitals...
  85. ncbi request reprint Asthma characteristics in cleaning workers, workers in other risk jobs and office workers
    J P Zock
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d lnvestigació Mèdica, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 20:679-85. 2002
    ..Asthma in cleaning workers showed many similarities with that in workers known to be at risk for occupational asthma. Atopic sensitisation did not seem to play an important role in cleaning-related asthma...
  86. ncbi request reprint [Concentrations of persistent toxic compounds in the Spanish population: a puzzle without pieces and the protection of public health]
    M Porta
    Instituto Municipal de Investigación Médica IMIM, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 16:257-66. 2002
    ..As part of the treaty implementation it is necessary to launch a Report on factors that influence body concentrations of PTCs in the Spain general population...
  87. doi request reprint Positionally cloned genes and age-specific effects in asthma and atopy: an international population-based cohort study (ECRHS)
    F Castro-Giner
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, 88 Dr Aiguader Rd, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Thorax 65:124-31. 2010
    ..This study examined the associations and age-specific effects on asthma, atopy and bronchial hyper-responsiveness (BHR) of five candidate genes previously identified by positional cloning (ADAM33, PHF11, NPSR1, DPP10, SPINK5)...
  88. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary ventilatory defects and occupational exposures in a population-based study in Spain. Spanish Group of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey
    J Sunyer
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 157:512-7. 1998
    ..In conclusion, exposure to high levels of biological dust in young adults is associated with symptoms of chronic bronchitis and pulmonary ventilatory defects, independently of asthma and smoking...
  89. ncbi request reprint Work in the textile industry in Spain and bladder cancer
    C Serra
    Unit of Occupational Health Research, University Pompeu Fabra, PRBB Building, 1st floor room 171 01, c Dr Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 65:552-9. 2008
    ..Background/..
  90. doi request reprint Risk factors of new-onset asthma in adults: a population-based international cohort study
    J M Anto
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona
    Allergy 65:1021-30. 2010
    ..The occurrence of new-onset asthma during adulthood is common, but there is insufficient understanding of its determinants including the role of atopy...
  91. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, asthma and chronic bronchitis in a large community-based study
    L Ellison-Loschmann
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Pompeu Fabra University, 80 Dr Aiguader Rd, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Eur Respir J 29:897-905. 2007
    ..Adjustment for variables associated with asthma and bronchitis explained little of the observed health differences by socioeconomic status...
  92. pmc Asthma symptoms in women employed in domestic cleaning: a community based study
    M Medina-Ramón
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical, Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Thorax 58:950-4. 2003
    ..Epidemiological studies have shown an association between cleaning work and asthma, but the risk factors are uncertain. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of asthma in women employed in domestic cleaning...
  93. ncbi request reprint Health promotion trials at worksites and risk factors for cancer
    Gemma Janer
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:141-57. 2002
    ..Many of the recommendations made to increase participation and effectiveness were not based on empirical data...
  94. doi request reprint Joint effect of obesity and TNFA variability on asthma: two international cohort studies
    F Castro-Giner
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM Hospitaldel Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 33:1003-9. 2009
    ..1, 95% CI 2.5-14.4; OR for G/G genotype 1.7, 95% CI 0.8-3.3). The present findings provide, for the first time, evidence for a complex pattern of interaction between obesity, a pro-inflammatory genetic factor and asthma...
  95. ncbi request reprint Incidence of asthma and its determinants among adults in Spain
    X Basagana
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:1133-7. 2001
    ..53 to 1.50. In this population of subjects without self-reported asthma or asthma-type symptoms at baseline, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and IgE reactivity to grass appeared as the main determinants of new asthma...
  96. ncbi request reprint Blood levels of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans and polychlorinated biphenyls in the general population of a Spanish Mediterranean city
    C A Gonzalez
    Institut of Epidemiological and Clinical Research IREC, Mataro, Barcelona, Spain
    Chemosphere 36:419-26. 1998
    ..02 mg/l in males, and 1.58 mg/l in females. Levels of PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs increased by age in both sexes. The levels of PCDDs and PCDFs in residents of this Mediterranean city are among the lowest observed in industrialized countries...
  97. doi request reprint Swimming pool attendance and risk of asthma and allergic symptoms in children
    L Font-Ribera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 34:1304-10. 2009
    ..Longitudinal studies are required to confirm these findings and avoid potential reverse causation...
  98. pmc Asthma, chronic bronchitis, and exposure to irritant agents in occupational domestic cleaning: a nested case-control study
    M Medina-Ramón
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 62:598-606. 2005
    ..Women employed in domestic cleaning are at increased risk for symptoms of obstructive lung disease, but the agents responsible are unknown...
  99. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, exposure to organochlorine compounds, and neurodevelopment in infants
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Environmental and Respiratory Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 111:e580-5. 2003
    ..We studied the association between exposure to OCs and breastfeeding on neurodevelopment in the 1-year-old infants of this population...
  100. pmc Gene-environment interactions in asthma
    F Castro-Giner
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 63:776-86, 761. 2006
  101. doi request reprint TNFA -308G>A in two international population-based cohorts and risk of asthma
    F Castro-Giner
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 32:350-61. 2008
    ..These results are supported by a meta-analysis of previously published studies...

Research Grants3

  1. COMMUNITY BASED STUDY ON OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA, ECRHS-OA
    Manolis Kogevinas; Fiscal Year: 2001
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