R Rylander

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Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Low frequency noise enhances cortisol among noise sensitive subjects during work performance
    Kerstin Persson Waye
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Life Sci 70:745-58. 2002
  2. pmc Effects after inhalation of (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan and relation to mould exposure in the home
    Lena Beijer
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Mediators Inflamm 11:149-53. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin in the environment--exposure and effects
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Endotoxin Res 8:241-52. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Microbial cell wall agents and sick building syndrome
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine University of Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden
    Adv Appl Microbiol 55:139-54. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Organic dust induced inflammation--role of atopy and TLR-4 and CD14 gene polymorphisms
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 48:302-7. 2005
  6. pmc Health effects among workers in sewage treatment plants
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 56:354-7. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Moderate alcohol consumption and urinary excretion of magnesium and calcium
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 61:401-5. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan - relationship to indoor air-related symptoms, allergy and asthma
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Box 414, University of Gothenburg, 40530, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Toxicology 152:47-52. 2000
  9. pmc Introduction and summary: workshop on children's health and indoor mold exposure
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 107:465-8. 1999
  10. pmc (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan may contribute to pollen sensitivity
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Gothenburg University, Sweden
    Clin Exp Immunol 115:383-4. 1999

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  1. ncbi request reprint Low frequency noise enhances cortisol among noise sensitive subjects during work performance
    Kerstin Persson Waye
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Life Sci 70:745-58. 2002
    ..The impact of long-term exposure to moderate noise levels, and particularly low frequency noise, in the workplace deserves further investigation...
  2. pmc Effects after inhalation of (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan and relation to mould exposure in the home
    Lena Beijer
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Mediators Inflamm 11:149-53. 2002
    ..Moulds contain a polyglucose in their cell wall, defined as (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan, exhibiting effects on inflammatory cells...
  3. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin in the environment--exposure and effects
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Endotoxin Res 8:241-52. 2002
    ..Additional research is needed to clarify the role of other environmental agents that are present in connection with endotoxin, particularly (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan from mold cell walls...
  4. ncbi request reprint Microbial cell wall agents and sick building syndrome
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine University of Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden
    Adv Appl Microbiol 55:139-54. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Organic dust induced inflammation--role of atopy and TLR-4 and CD14 gene polymorphisms
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 48:302-7. 2005
    ..Polymorphisms in the genes controlling for CD14 and TLR-4 may influence the outcome of endotoxin-induced effects...
  6. pmc Health effects among workers in sewage treatment plants
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 56:354-7. 1999
    ..To further assess the presence of fatigue, symptoms of diarrhoea, and inflammation of airways among people working in sewage plants and the relation to airborne bacterial endotoxin at the workplace...
  7. ncbi request reprint Moderate alcohol consumption and urinary excretion of magnesium and calcium
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 61:401-5. 2001
    ..Although the study is based on a small number of subjects with differences in smoking habits, it is suggested that alcohol consumption even in moderate amounts could contribute to Mg deficiency...
  8. ncbi request reprint (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan - relationship to indoor air-related symptoms, allergy and asthma
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Box 414, University of Gothenburg, 40530, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Toxicology 152:47-52. 2000
    ..In view of the mechanisms involved in the normal development of the immune system, children seem to be a particular group at risk due to (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan exposure...
  9. pmc Introduction and summary: workshop on children's health and indoor mold exposure
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 107:465-8. 1999
    ..Measurement techniques are available to determine exposure. Most important, the source of dampness must be eliminated and the indoor environment must be thoroughly cleaned of molds...
  10. pmc (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan may contribute to pollen sensitivity
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Gothenburg University, Sweden
    Clin Exp Immunol 115:383-4. 1999
    ..A calculation of the inhaled dose suggests that the amount of (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan present during periods with a high pollen content in the air exceeds levels that cause airways inflammation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Organic dusts and disease: a continuous research challenge
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Box 414, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 46:323-6. 2004
    ..There are also reactions characterized by lymphocyte accumulation and by specific IgE antibody formation. Causative agents identified as bacterial endotoxins, molds, and different allergens...
  12. pmc Mineral water intake reduces blood pressure among subjects with low urinary magnesium and calcium levels
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 4:56. 2004
    ..An intervention study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of water with added magnesium and natural mineral water on blood pressure...
  13. pmc Effects after inhalation of (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan in healthy humans
    J Thorn
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Sweden
    Mediators Inflamm 10:173-8. 2001
    ..This study was performed to assess the effects of an exposure to a pure (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan, a cell wall component of fungi, plants and certain bacteria...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mould exposure at home relates to inflammatory markers in blood
    L Beijer
    Dept of Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur Respir J 21:317-22. 2003
    ..The effects found on inflammatory markers in relation to beta(1 --> 3)-D-glucan in the home suggest upregulation of some parts of the inflammatory/immunological system due to mould exposure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Plant constituents of cotton dust and lung effects after inhalation
    R Rylander
    Dept of Environmental Hygiene, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Respir J 1:812-7. 1988
    ..The level of airborne endotoxin was, however, equal. The results support observations from other studies on the importance of endotoxin for the development of the acute reactions observed after cotton dust exposure...
  16. pmc Indoor air-related effects and airborne (1 --> 3)-beta-D-glucan
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg
    Environ Health Perspect 107:501-3. 1999
    ..Increased levels of (1-->3)-ss-d-glucan were related to an increased extent of symptoms and markers of inflammation. The data suggest that (1-->3)-ss-d-glucan can be used as a risk marker in indoor environments...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health effects of cotton dust exposures
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Hygiene, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 17:39-45. 1990
    ..A common pathology is acute or chronic inflammation, and bacterial endotoxins seem to be the causative agents for the acute and some chronic reactions...
  18. pmc Inhalation of (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan causes airway eosinophilia
    B Fogelmark
    Department of Environmental Medicine, , Sweden
    Mediators Inflamm 10:13-9. 2001
    ..Endotoxin modulated the increase in eosinophils caused by (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan exposure, suggesting a complex interaction between the microbial cell wall components...
  19. ncbi request reprint Airways inflammation among workers in poultry houses
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:487-90. 2006
    ..A study was undertaken to evaluate the usefulness of airway responsiveness measurements to diagnose the presence of airways inflammation and relate this to the workplace exposure...
  20. ncbi request reprint The role of endotoxin for reactions after exposure to cotton dust
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Hygiene, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 12:687-97. 1987
    ..Limited data suggest that after cotton dust exposure, other symptoms, such as airway hyperreactivity and chronic inflammation, are also related to the endotoxin exposure. Tentative thresholds for airborne endotoxins are presented...
  21. ncbi request reprint Increased blood monocyte procoagulant activity in cotton mill workers
    L Beijer
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Clin Lab Immunol 33:125-7. 1990
    ..Mononuclear cells from cotton workers had a decreased baseline procoagulant activity but an increased response to endotoxin, suggesting cellular sensitization to the endotoxin present in cotton dust...
  22. ncbi request reprint Magnesium in drinking water and body magnesium status measured using an oral loading test
    E Rubenowitz
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Sweden
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 58:423-8. 1998
    ..The mean percentage change was a 14.6% (p=0.047) increase. No changes were found for potassium. In summary, the results indicate that magnesium in drinking water can affect body magnesium status...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of nighttime low frequency noise on the cortisol response to awakening and subjective sleep quality
    Kerstin Persson Waye
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Box 414, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Life Sci 72:863-75. 2003
    ..This study thus showed that night time exposure to LFN may affect the cortisol response upon wake up and that lower cortisol levels after awakening were associated with subjective reports of lower sleep quality and mood...
  24. ncbi request reprint Measurement strategies for the determination of airborne bacterial endotoxin in sewage treatment plants
    Jörgen Thorn
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Box 414, 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Ann Occup Hyg 46:549-54. 2002
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  25. pmc (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan does not induce acute inflammation after nasal deposition
    L Beijer
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Goteborg University, 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Mediators Inflamm 2005:50-2. 2005
    ..No effect could be demonstrated. The absence of an inflammatory response after (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan application confirms earlier findings in inhalation studies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin and occupational airway disease
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 6:62-6. 2006
    ..This review provides an update on the role of bacterial endotoxin in occupational airway disease, a problem of importance from diagnostic and preventive points of view...
  27. ncbi request reprint Lung cell reactions in guinea pigs after inhalation of asbestos (amosite)
    M Sjostrand
    Department of Environmental Hygiene, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Toxicology 57:1-14. 1989
    ..The data suggest that amosite at low doses ultimately causes fibrosis with a reaction pattern different from that seen in silicosis. The inflammation and fibrosis seems to develop only within the interstitium...
  28. ncbi request reprint Diseases associated with exposure to plant dusts: focus on cotton dust
    R Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Tuber Lung Dis 73:21-6. 1992
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  29. pmc Work related symptoms among sewage workers: a nationwide survey in Sweden
    J Thorn
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 59:562-6. 2002
    ..To assess the risk for work related symptoms among sewage workers in Sweden using a postal questionnaire...
  30. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer risks in relation to vegetable and fruit consumption and smoking
    Ragnar Rylander
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Int J Cancer 118:739-43. 2006
    ..A similar tendency, although less pronounced, was found for fruit consumption. The results demonstrate that dietary factors are related to the risk for lung cancer, although smoking is the dominant risk factor...
  31. ncbi request reprint Magnesium in drinking water and cardio-vascular disease--an epidemiological dilemma
    Ragnar Rylander
    Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Clin Calcium 15:11-5. 2005
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  32. ncbi request reprint Diet as risk for lung cancer: a Swedish case-control study
    Gosta Axelsson
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Nutr Cancer 44:145-51. 2002
    ..The results from this as well as previous studies suggest a complex interaction between diet and lung cancer risk, involving the types of lung cancer as well as consumption patterns in the population...
  33. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin and asthma
    Ragnar Rylander
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:1177; author reply 1177. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Acid-base status affects renal magnesium losses in healthy, elderly persons
    Ragnar Rylander
    Institute for Prevention and Nutrition, 85733 Ismaning, Germany
    J Nutr 136:2374-7. 2006
    ..Magnesium deficiency could thus, apart from an insufficient intake, partly be caused by the acid load in the body...
  35. ncbi request reprint Extension of the "hygiene hypothesis" to the association of occupational endotoxin exposure with lower lung cancer risk
    John H Lange
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 112:219-20. 2003
  36. ncbi request reprint History and results of the two inter-laboratory round robin endotoxin assay studies on cotton dust
    David T W Chun
    Cotton Quality Research Station, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Clemson, South Carolina 29633, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:301-6. 2006
    ..When different laboratories assay identical samples, the levels differ. The objective of this research was to evaluate the intra- and inter-laboratory variability for 13 laboratories measuring endotoxin in cotton dust...
  37. ncbi request reprint Systemic responsiveness to lipopolysaccharide and polymorphisms in the toll-like receptor 4 gene in human beings
    Olivier Michel
    Clinic of Allergology and Respiratory Diseases, CHU Saint Pierre ULB, Brussels, Belgium
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 112:923-9. 2003
    ..The response to lipopolysaccharide exposure is highly variable and might be a result of genetic diversity between individuals. The toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) is the principal receptor for lipopolysacharide...
  38. ncbi request reprint Second inter-laboratory study comparing endotoxin assay results from cotton dust
    David T W Chun
    Cotton Quality Research Station, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, P O Box 792, Clemson, SC 29633, USA
    Ann Agric Environ Med 9:49-53. 2002
    ..The results of this second round robin endotoxin assay study indicate that differences between laboratories are still high, but most of the laboratories could discern the cotton dusts with the different levels of endotoxin...
  39. ncbi request reprint Endotoxin exposure and lung cancer mortality by type of farming: is there a hidden dose-response relationship?
    John H Lange
    Envirosafe Training and Consultants, Pittsburgh, USA
    Ann Agric Environ Med 10:229-32. 2003
    ..5 EU/m(3) during livestock farming against 19.9 EU/m(3) during field crop and fruit farming), suggests a decreasing lung cancer risk with increasing endotoxin exposure, and supports a possible dose-response relationship between the two...
  40. ncbi request reprint There is an alternative reason for lower-than-expected rates of lung cancer in farmers
    John H Lange
    Arch Environ Health 58:316-7; author reply 317. 2003
  41. ncbi request reprint A benefit of reducing lung cancer incidence in women occupationally exposed to cotton textile dust
    John H Lange
    Am J Ind Med 45:388-9; author reply 390. 2004
  42. doi request reprint Renal net acid excretion capacity is comparable in prepubescence, adolescence, and young adulthood but falls with aging
    Shoma Berkemeyer
    Research Institute of Child Nutrition, Dortmund, Germany
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1442-8. 2008
    ..To evaluate whether renal net acid excretion capacity (NAEC) varies across different age groups and, specifically, whether it falls in elderly people...