Jordi Sunyer

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital del Mar
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Early exposure to dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene, breastfeeding and asthma at age six
    J Sunyer
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Catalonia, Spain
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:1236-41. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Maternal atopy and parity
    J Sunyer
    Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Clin Exp Allergy 31:1352-5. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Geographic variations in the effect of atopy on asthma in the European Community Respiratory Health Study
    Jordi Sunyer
    Environmental Respiratory Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, c Doctor Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:1033-9. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Relations between respiratory symptoms and spirometric values in young adults: the European community respiratory health study
    Jordi Sunyer
    Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Doctor Aiguader 80, Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Respir Med 98:1025-33. 2004
  6. pmc Effect of nitrogen dioxide and ozone on the risk of dying in patients with severe asthma
    J Sunyer
    Respiratory and Environmental Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Thorax 57:687-93. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Nitrogen dioxide is not associated with respiratory infection during the first year of life
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat Recerca Respiratria i Ambietal, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 33:116-20. 2004
  8. pmc Respiratory effects of sulphur dioxide: a hierarchical multicity analysis in the APHEA 2 study
    J Sunyer
    Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 60:e2. 2003
  9. pmc Serum organochlorines and urinary porphyrin pattern in a population highly exposed to hexachlorobenzene
    Jordi Sunyer
    Respiratory and Environmental Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health 1:1. 2002
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications165 found, 100 shown here

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Early exposure to dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene, breastfeeding and asthma at age six
    J Sunyer
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Catalonia, Spain
    Clin Exp Allergy 36:1236-41. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Maternal atopy and parity
    J Sunyer
    Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Clin Exp Allergy 31:1352-5. 2001
    ..However, this association may be explained by maternal atopy. We examined the relationship between maternal atopy and the number of offspring in three European cohorts of pregnant women...
  4. ncbi request reprint Geographic variations in the effect of atopy on asthma in the European Community Respiratory Health Study
    Jordi Sunyer
    Environmental Respiratory Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, c Doctor Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:1033-9. 2004
    ..Atopy has long been related to asthma. The prevalences of both atopy and asthma have shown substantial variation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Relations between respiratory symptoms and spirometric values in young adults: the European community respiratory health study
    Jordi Sunyer
    Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Doctor Aiguader 80, Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Respir Med 98:1025-33. 2004
    ..Findings were homogeneous across all centres. These results suggest that lung diseases that cause wheezing are generally associated with impaired lung function...
  6. pmc Effect of nitrogen dioxide and ozone on the risk of dying in patients with severe asthma
    J Sunyer
    Respiratory and Environmental Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Thorax 57:687-93. 2002
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Nitrogen dioxide is not associated with respiratory infection during the first year of life
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat Recerca Respiratria i Ambietal, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 33:116-20. 2004
    ..We aim to assess the association between indoor NO(2) and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) during the first year of life in a multicentre prospective cohort study...
  8. pmc Respiratory effects of sulphur dioxide: a hierarchical multicity analysis in the APHEA 2 study
    J Sunyer
    Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 60:e2. 2003
    ..Sulphur dioxide (SO(2)) was associated with hospital admissions for asthma in children in the original APHEA study, but not with other respiratory admissions...
  9. pmc Serum organochlorines and urinary porphyrin pattern in a population highly exposed to hexachlorobenzene
    Jordi Sunyer
    Respiratory and Environmental Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health 1:1. 2002
    ..We aimed at analysing the association of individual urinary porphyrins with the serum concentrations of HCB and other organochlorine compounds in this highly exposed population...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Commentary: Evaluating response to heat waves
    Jordi Sunyer
    CREAL IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 37:317-8. 2008
  12. ncbi request reprint The association of daily sulfur dioxide air pollution levels with hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases in Europe (The Aphea-II study)
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, C Dr Aiguader 80, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Eur Heart J 24:752-60. 2003
    ..From a Public Health perspective these results suggest that reduction in SO(2)levels in European cities could imply a reduction of admissions for IHDs...
  13. pmc Prenatal dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and asthma in children
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat Recerca Respiratòria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1787-90. 2005
    ..DDE was not associated with atopy alone. Prenatal exposure to DDE residues may contribute to development of asthma...
  14. ncbi request reprint Particles, and not gases, are associated with the risk of death in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    J Sunyer
    Unit of Respiratory and Environmental Research, IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1138-40. 2001
    ..We aim to assess the independent association of particles, after controlling for gaseous pollutants, with the risk of death among a cohort of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  15. doi request reprint Interaction between smoking and the interleukin-6 gene affects systemic levels of inflammatory biomarkers
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Environmental Epidemiological Research, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1347-53. 2009
    ..We assessed whether circulatory acute phase reactants were associated with smoking and whether or not the association was modified by the major cytokine gene of the acute phase reaction, interleukin-6 (IL-6)...
  16. doi request reprint Systemic inflammation, genetic susceptibility and lung function
    J Sunyer
    Centre for Environmental Epidemiological Research and Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 32:92-7. 2008
    ..Applying a Mendelian randomisation approach, the study supports a causal association between low-grade general inflammation and airway diseases...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sensitization to individual allergens as risk factors for lower FEV1 in young adults. European Community Respiratory Health Survey
    J Sunyer
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 29:125-30. 2000
    ..We assess the association between individual reactivity to allergens and the level of baseline maximal one-second forced expiratory volume (FEV1), by smoking and respiratory symptoms...
  18. ncbi request reprint International assessment of the internal consistency of respiratory symptoms. European Community Respiratory Health Study (ECRHS)
    J Sunyer
    Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Schools
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 162:930-5. 2000
    ....
  19. pmc Prenatal risk factors of wheezing at the age of four years in Tanzania
    J Sunyer
    Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Doctor Aiguader 80, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Thorax 56:290-5. 2001
    ..A study was undertaken to assess the interactions between prenatal exposures, early life infections, atopic predisposition, and allergen exposures in the development of wheezing up to the age of 4 years in a tropical region of Africa...
  20. pmc Chronic bronchitis and urban air pollution in an international study
    J Sunyer
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 63:836-43. 2006
    ..The chronic effects of urban air pollution are not well known. The authors' aim was to investigate the association between the prevalence and new onset of chronic bronchitis and urban air pollution...
  21. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of Fel d1 and Der p1 exposure in infancy and childhood wheezing
    Sarah Polk
    Unitat Recerca Respiratòria i Ambietal, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:273-8. 2004
    ..77; 95% confidence interval = 1.19-6.46). Our data support the idea that several patterns of wheezing with different risk profiles exist among young children. The effect of Fel d1 exposure varied according to age and maternal asthma...
  22. doi request reprint Evaluating the neurotoxic effects of lactational exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Spanish children
    Mireia Gascon
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Neurotoxicology 34:9-15. 2013
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Longitudinal association between early life socio-environmental factors and attention function at the age 11 years
    Joan Forns
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 117:54-9. 2012
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Association of early-life exposure to household gas appliances and indoor nitrogen dioxide with cognition and attention behavior in preschoolers
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1327-36. 2009
    ..Early-life exposure to air pollution from indoor gas appliances may be negatively associated with neuropsychological development through the first 4 years of life, particularly among genetically susceptible children...
  25. 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...
  26. doi request reprint Thyroxine levels during pregnancy in healthy women and early child neurodevelopment
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 24:150-7. 2013
    ..The fetus depends on maternal thyroid hormones during pregnancy for normal brain development. Little is known about the effects of subclinical hypothyroidism and mild hypothyroxinemia during pregnancy on neurodevelopment of the child...
  27. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and child neuropsychological development in 4-year-olds: an analysis per congener and specific cognitive domain
    Joan Forns
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 432:338-43. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in pregnancy and infant neuropsychological development
    Eva Morales
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Parc de Recerca Biomedica de Barcelona, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Pediatrics 130:e913-20. 2012
    ..To investigate whether circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) [25(OH)D(3)] concentration in pregnancy is associated with neuropsychological development in infants...
  29. doi request reprint Pre-natal exposure to dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene and infant lower respiratory tract infections and wheeze
    Mireia Gascon
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur Respir J 39:1188-96. 2012
    ..Results were similar for wheeze. This study suggests that pre-natal DDE exposure is associated with a higher risk of LRTI and wheeze in infants independently of exposure to other organochlorine compounds...
  30. pmc Surrounding greenness and pregnancy outcomes in four Spanish birth cohorts
    Payam Dadvand
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1481-7. 2012
    ..Objectives: We investigated the association between surrounding greenness and birth weight, head circumference, and gestational age at delivery...
  31. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in breast milk and neuropsychological development in infants
    Mireia Gascon
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1760-5. 2012
    ..There is increasing interest in the potential effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) on children's neuropsychological development, but only a few small studies have evaluated such effects...
  32. pmc Prenatal concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls, DDE, and DDT and overweight in children: a prospective birth cohort study
    Damaskini Valvi
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:451-7. 2012
    ..Recent experimental evidence suggests that prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may increase postnatal obesity risk and that these effects may be sex or diet dependent...
  33. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and concentrations of HCB and p,p'-DDE at the age of 1 year
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, c Dr Aiguader, 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 98:8-13. 2005
    ..26 among breast feeders, and 1.95 of p,p'-DDE vs 6.00 (P<0.05)). Long-term breastfeeding leads to a dose-response increase of the concentrations in children's serum during the first year of life...
  34. doi request reprint Associations between blood persistent organic pollutants and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in pregnancy
    Eva Morales
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 57:34-41. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that the background exposure to PCBs may result in lower 25(OH)D3 concentration in pregnant women...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Domestic aeroallergen levels in Barcelona and Menorca (Spain)
    Xavier Basagana
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 13:412-7. 2002
    ..Additionally, allergen reduction measures related to indoor sources must be specific to each location...
  37. doi request reprint An evaluation of the sexual differences in the accumulation of organochlorine compounds in children at birth and at the age of 4 years
    Joan O Grimalt
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research IDAEA CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Res 110:244-50. 2010
    ..However, these results should be taken with caution because the differences of the gender averages have low statistically significance when evaluated with the Student test...
  38. 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...
  39. pmc Influence of glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms on cognitive functioning effects induced by p,p'-DDT among preschoolers
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1581-5. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that genetic variability in glutathione S-transferase (GST) genes (GSTP1, GSTM1, and GSTT1) could influence the effects of prenatal exposure to p,p'-DDT...
  40. doi request reprint Breastfeeding, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in colostrum, and infant mental development
    Monica Guxens
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 128:e880-9. 2011
    ..Breastfeeding has been associated with improved neurodevelopment in children. However, it remains unknown to what extent nutritional advantages of breast milk may explain this relationship...
  41. doi request reprint Green space, health inequality and pregnancy
    Payam Dadvand
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 40:110-5. 2012
    ..3 (43.1, 829.5)) or lived close to a major green space (Regression coefficient (95% CI)) of 189.8 (23.9, 355.7)). Our findings suggest a beneficial effect of exposure to green spaces on birth weight only in the lowest SEP group...
  42. doi request reprint DDE in mothers' blood during pregnancy and lower respiratory tract infections in their infants
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Epidemiology 21:729-35. 2010
    ..Our aim was to study the association between prenatal levels of DDE and lower respiratory tract infection in infants independently from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other organochlorines...
  43. doi request reprint Maternal C-reactive protein levels in pregnancy are associated with wheezing and lower respiratory tract infections in the offspring
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:164.e1-9. 2011
    ..We assessed whether maternal C-reactive protein (CRP) levels during pregnancy and CRP gene variations are associated with wheezing and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in offspring...
  44. pmc Cognitive function and overweight in preschool children
    Monica Guxens
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 170:438-46. 2009
    ..Children with higher cognitive function in early life might be at decreased risk of overweight later in childhood...
  45. 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...
  46. doi request reprint Smoking during pregnancy is associated with higher dietary intake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and poor diet quality
    Talita Duarte-Salles
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, 88 Dr Aiguader Street, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 13:2034-43. 2010
    ..Recent studies suggest that prenatal exposure to PAH is associated with adverse reproductive outcomes. Other than tobacco smoke and occupational exposures, diet is the main source of human PAH exposure...
  47. doi request reprint Prenatal bisphenol a urine concentrations and early rapid growth and overweight risk in the offspring
    Damaskini Valvi
    From the aCentre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain bHospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Spain cCIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain dPompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain eDepartment of Nutrition, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and fDepartment of Analytical Chemistry, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
    Epidemiology 24:791-9. 2013
    ..We examined the effects of prenatal BPA exposure on postnatal growth and obesity...
  48. 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...
  49. doi request reprint Saharan dust episodes and pregnancy
    Payam Dadvand
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Dr Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Environ Monit 13:3222-8. 2011
    ..8 and 0.5 days respectively). Our findings were not suggestive for any adverse effect of Saharan dust episodes on our included pregnancy complications and outcomes...
  50. ncbi request reprint Annoyance due to air pollution in Europe
    Benedicte Jacquemin
    Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 36:809-20. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study are to describe the variations in annoyance due to air pollution in Europe and its individual and environmental determinants...
  51. doi request reprint Incidence and risk factors of lower respiratory tract illnesses during infancy in a Mediterranean birth cohort
    Carme Puig
    Pediatric Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 97:1406-11. 2008
    ..To investigate the incidence rate, viral respiratory agents and determinants of lower respiratory tract illnesses (LRTIs) in infants younger than 1 year...
  52. pmc Genetic variants of the FADS gene cluster and ELOVL gene family, colostrums LC-PUFA levels, breastfeeding, and child cognition
    Eva Morales
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e17181. 2011
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Assessment of prenatal exposure to persistent organohalogen compounds from cord blood serum analysis in two Mediterranean populations (Valencia and Menorca)
    Esther Vizcaino
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, IDÆA CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Environ Monit 13:422-32. 2011
    ..The congener mixtures found in Menorca could reflect a diet contribution from some western Mediterranean fish species. These results provide baseline information on prenatal OHC background levels in the Mediterranean area...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. pmc Exposure to hexachlorobenzene during pregnancy and children's social behavior at 4 years of age
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 115:447-50. 2007
    ..Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) is an organochlorine chemical that has been used in agriculture and industrial processes. Behavioral impairment after HCB exposure has been described in animal models, but little information is available in humans...
  57. doi request reprint Serum total immunoglobulin E is a surrogate of atopy in adult-onset asthma: a longitudinal study
    Anne Elie Carsin
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 160:387-92. 2013
    ..We studied the associations between serum total IgE, the number of sensitizations and the sum of specific IgEs and new-onset asthma using longitudinal data from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey...
  58. doi request reprint Male specific association between xenoestrogen levels in placenta and birthweight
    Nadia Vilahur
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 51:174-81. 2013
    ..Fetal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals may increase the risk for adverse health effects at birth or later in life...
  59. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and neuropsychological development up to two years of life
    Joan Forns
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 45:72-7. 2012
    ..The negative effects of exposure to PCBs on early psychomotor development suggest that the potential neurotoxic effects of these compounds may be evident even at low doses...
  60. 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...
  61. doi request reprint Effects of pre and postnatal exposure to low levels of polybromodiphenyl ethers on neurodevelopment and thyroid hormone levels at 4 years of age
    Mireia Gascon
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 37:605-11. 2011
    ..In the light of current evidence a precautionary approach towards PBDE exposure of both mothers and children seems warranted...
  62. ncbi request reprint In utero and post-natal accumulation of organochlorine compounds in children under different environmental conditions
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Environ Monit 9:523-9. 2007
    ..This influence is reflected in higher exposure, both in utero and in the first years of growth, that significantly stands out over the background contamination due to the ubiquity of these compounds...
  63. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effects of breastfeeding on cognition regardless of DDT concentrations at birth
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1198-202. 2007
    ..30 (standard error, 0.12) per week breastfed). Despite the possibility of harm from environmental contaminants in breast milk, breastfeeding for long periods should still be recommended as the best infant feeding method...
  64. doi request reprint Maternal intelligence-mental health and child neuropsychological development at age 14 months
    Joan Forns
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 26:397-404. 2012
    ..To examine the relationship between maternal intelligence-mental health and neuropsychological development at age 14 months in a normal population, taking into account maternal occupational social class and education...
  65. doi request reprint Indoor air pollution from gas cooking and infant neurodevelopment
    Martine Vrijheid
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 23:23-32. 2012
    ..Because concerns are emerging for neurodevelopmental effects of air pollutants, we examined the relationship between indoor gas cooking during pregnancy and infant neurodevelopment...
  66. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to background concentrations of DDT and cognitive functioning among preschoolers
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 164:955-62. 2006
    ..These results should be considered when evaluating the risk and benefits of spraying DDT during antimalaria and other disease-vector campaigns...
  67. doi request reprint Organochlorine compounds, iodine intake, and thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7909-15. 2009
    ..8). Iodine intake and UIC did not affect the association between OCs and thyroid hormones. Our results indicate that exposure to OCs during pregnancy can alter TH levels...
  68. doi request reprint Exposure to hexachlorobenzene during pregnancy increases the risk of overweight in children aged 6 years
    Agnes Smink
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 97:1465-9. 2008
    ..To determine whether prenatal exposure to hexachlorobenzene (HCB) has potential adverse effects on child's weight and body mass index (BMI) in a general population with no local pollution sources...
  69. ncbi request reprint Distribution and determinants of house dust mite allergens in Europe: the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II
    Jan Paul Zock
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:682-90. 2006
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy and risk of lower respiratory tract infections, wheezing, and asthma in offspring
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Epidemiology 23:64-71. 2012
    ..We assessed whether maternal circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentrations in pregnancy are associated with risk of lower respiratory tract infections, wheezing, and asthma in the offspring...
  71. doi request reprint Iodine intake and maternal thyroid function during pregnancy
    Marisa Rebagliato
    Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 21:62-9. 2010
    ..We examined the association of maternal iodine intake and supplementation with thyroid function before 24 weeks of gestation in population-based samples from 3 different areas in Spain...
  72. doi request reprint Thyroid disruption at birth due to prenatal exposure to beta-hexachlorocyclohexane
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 34:737-40. 2008
    ....
  73. pmc Urinary porphyrin excretion in children is associated with exposure to organochlorine compounds
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1407-10. 2008
    ..Evidence in humans, however, is contradictory. In neonates and adults from a population historically highly exposed to HCB (Flix, Catalonia, Spain), no relation with PCT or with porphyrin excretion was found...
  74. doi request reprint Child neurodevelopment in a Bolivian mining city
    María Ruiz-Castell
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 112:147-54. 2012
    ..The Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID) did not reveal mental or psychomotor abnormalities. Surprisingly, at the observed low levels, lead was positively associated with the children's BSID performance...
  75. pmc A longitudinal study of environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children: parental self reports versus age dependent biomarkers
    Carme Puig
    Environmental and Pediatric Research Unit URIE, Pediatric Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 8:47. 2008
    ..Our aim is to assess changes between ETS exposure at the end of pregnancy and at 4 years of age determined by the parents' self-report and measurement of cotinine in age related biological matrices...
  76. ncbi request reprint TSH concentration within the normal range is associated with cognitive function and ADHD symptoms in healthy preschoolers
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:890-8. 2007
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Influence of breastfeeding in the accumulation of polybromodiphenyl ethers during the first years of child growth
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 41:4907-12. 2007
    ..The observed increases of average body burden of total PBDEs between birth and the first 4 years of growth were 65 and 10 ng for breastfed and formula fed children, respectively...
  78. ncbi request reprint Menstrual irregularity and asthma and lung function
    Francisco Gómez Real
    Environmental Respiratory Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:557-64. 2007
    ..Oligomenorrhea was associated with more asthma (Respiratory Health in Northern Europe study), but a possible association with lung function has not been investigated previously...
  79. doi request reprint Iodine sources and iodine levels in pregnant women from an area without known iodine deficiency
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 72:81-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate iodine status and to examine the main sources of iodine in pregnant women from an apparently iodine-sufficient area...
  80. 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
    ....
  81. 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
    ....
  82. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to cell phone use and neurodevelopment at 14 months
    Martine Vrijheid
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 21:259-62. 2010
    ..Recently, an association was reported between prenatal and postnatal exposure to cell phones and neurobehavioral problems in children at the age of 7 years...
  83. doi request reprint Concentrations and determinants of outdoor, indoor and personal nitrogen dioxide in pregnant women from two Spanish birth cohorts
    Natalia Valero
    Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 35:1196-201. 2009
    ..Personal NO(2) levels were found to be strongly influenced by indoor NO(2) concentrations. The study supports the use of time-activity patterns along with indoor measurements to predict personal exposure to traffic-related air pollution...
  84. pmc Association between GIS-based exposure to urban air pollution during pregnancy and birth weight in the INMA Sabadell Cohort
    Inmaculada Aguilera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1322-7. 2009
    ..There is growing evidence that traffic-related air pollution reduces birth weight. Improving exposure assessment is a key issue to advance in this research area...
  85. 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...
  86. ncbi request reprint Sources and concentrations of indoor nitrogen dioxide in Barcelona, Spain
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Pediatric Service, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 53:1312-7. 2003
    ..The absence of central heating was also associated with higher NO2 concentrations. Finally, each ppb increase in outdoor NO2 was associated with a 1% increase in indoor concentrations...
  87. ncbi request reprint Pentachlorobenzene, hexachlorobenzene, and pentachlorophenol in children's serum from industrial and rural populations after restricted use
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research, IIQAB CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 71:260-6. 2008
    ..In both populations, the results showed that a major proportion of the organochlorine compounds present in these children's serum at 4 years of age was incorporated during the lactation period...
  88. doi request reprint Common genetic polymorphisms and haplotypes of fibrinogen alpha, beta, and gamma chains affect fibrinogen levels and the response to proinflammatory stimulation in myocardial infarction survivors: the AIRGENE study
    Benedicte Jacquemin
    Centre for Environmental Research, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:941-52. 2008
    ..We also searched for genetic determinants affecting the responses of fibrinogen genes to proinflammatory stimulation...
  89. ncbi request reprint Attention behaviour and hyperactivity at age 4 and duration of breast-feeding
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 96:842-7. 2007
    ..We assess which behavioural areas (executive function, social competence, attention behaviour and hyperactivity) are related to long-term breast-feeding in young children...
  90. 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...
  91. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for hospitalization for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation. EFRAM study
    J Garcia-Aymerich
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, , Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:1002-7. 2001
    ..30, p = 0.022). Among a wide range of potential risk factors we have found that only previous admissions, lower FEV(1), and underprescription of LTOT are independently associated with a higher risk of admission for a COPD exacerbation...
  92. pmc Organochlorine compounds and concentrations of thyroid stimulating hormone in newborns
    N Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 60:301-3. 2003
    ..To assess the association between prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and thyroid status in newborns from an area with high levels of hexachlorobenzene (HCB)...
  93. ncbi request reprint Urban air pollution and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review
    J Sunyer
    , , Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 17:1024-33. 2001
    ....
  94. 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint Size fractionate particulate matter, vehicle traffic, and case-specific daily mortality in Barcelona, Spain
    L Perez
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 43:4707-14. 2009
    ..Vehicle traffic PM, generated by combustion and noncombustion processes, should be considered in air pollution mitigation strategies in urban areas...
  96. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of asthma, bronchial responsiveness and atopy in immigrants and emigrants in Europe. European Community Respiratory Health Survey
    A Tobias
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 18:459-65. 2001
    ..In the European Community Respiratory Health Survey, migrants reported more asthma symptoms, but had similar bronchial responsiveness, atopy, and use of health services when compared with the nonmigrant population...
  97. 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...
  98. doi request reprint Association between modelled traffic-related air pollution and asthma score in the ECRHS
    B Jacquemin
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 34:834-42. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that traffic-related pollution causes asthma symptoms and possibly asthma incidence in adults. The asthma score offers an alternative with which to investigate the course and aetiology of asthma in adults...
  99. doi request reprint Maternal use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy and four-year-old neurodevelopment in a population-based birth cohort
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacoó Mèdica Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:199-206. 2009
    ..Reported folic acid supplement use during pregnancy was associated with improved neurodevelopment in children after adjusting for a number of sociodemographic and behavioural factors...
  100. doi request reprint Brain dysfunction in multiple chemical sensitivity
    Ramon Orriols
    Servei de Pneumologia, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Neurol Sci 287:72-8. 2009
    ..Chemical exposure caused neurocognitive impairment, and SPECT brain dysfunction particularly in odor-processing areas, thereby suggesting a neurogenic origin of MCS...
  101. doi request reprint GSTM1 polymorphisms modify the effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on cognitive functioning in preschoolers
    Eva Morales
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 38:690-7. 2009
    ..Parental factors are proposed as an explanatory. We studied the influence of GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms on the cognition effects induced by active maternal smoking during pregnancy...