Jon Ayres

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Community-acquired pneumonia on the intensive care unit: secondary analysis of 17,869 cases in the ICNARC Case Mix Programme Database
    Mark Woodhead
    Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    Crit Care 10:S1. 2006
  2. pmc Expectations and changing attitudes of bar workers before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:206. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Environmental health: overview
    Jon Ayres
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen, AB24 2ZP, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:417-8. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of fluticasone propionate in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    J G Ayres
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull Hospital NHS Trust Teaching, Bordesley Green East, U K
    Respir Med 97:212-20. 2003
  5. pmc Population screening for lung cancer using computed tomography, is there evidence of clinical effectiveness? A systematic review of the literature
    Corri Black
    Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Thorax 62:131-8. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Parental occupation is a risk factor for childhood wheeze and asthma
    N Tagiyeva
    Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZP, UK
    Eur Respir J 35:987-93. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Sodium metabisulphite induced airways disease in the fishing and fish-processing industry
    M Steiner
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 58:545-50. 2008
  8. doi request reprint A panel study of air pollution in subjects with heart failure: negative results in treated patients
    J L Barclay
    Department of Cardiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, UK
    Occup Environ Med 66:325-34. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Bar workers' health and environmental tobacco smoke exposure (BHETSE): symptomatic improvement in bar staff following smoke-free legislation in Scotland
    J G Ayres
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Occup Environ Med 66:339-46. 2009
  10. pmc The effect of sulphurous air pollutant exposures on symptoms, lung function, exhaled nitric oxide, and nasal epithelial lining fluid antioxidant concentrations in normal and asthmatic adults
    W S Tunnicliffe
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    Occup Environ Med 60:e15. 2003

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Publications27

  1. pmc Community-acquired pneumonia on the intensive care unit: secondary analysis of 17,869 cases in the ICNARC Case Mix Programme Database
    Mark Woodhead
    Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    Crit Care 10:S1. 2006
    ..This paper describes the case mix, outcome and activity for admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  2. pmc Expectations and changing attitudes of bar workers before and after the implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:206. 2007
    ..In Scotland on March 26, 2006 a comprehensive prohibition on smoking in all enclosed public places was introduced. This study examines bar workers' attitudes towards a smoke-free working environment...
  3. ncbi request reprint Environmental health: overview
    Jon Ayres
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen, AB24 2ZP, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:417-8. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of fluticasone propionate in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    J G Ayres
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull Hospital NHS Trust Teaching, Bordesley Green East, U K
    Respir Med 97:212-20. 2003
    ..We prospectively evaluated the cost-effectiveness offluticasone propionate (FP) treatment in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD, who were symptomatic on regular bronchodilator therapy...
  5. pmc Population screening for lung cancer using computed tomography, is there evidence of clinical effectiveness? A systematic review of the literature
    Corri Black
    Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Thorax 62:131-8. 2007
    ..Currently, there is insufficient evidence that computed tomography screening is clinically effective in reducing mortality from lung cancer...
  6. doi request reprint Parental occupation is a risk factor for childhood wheeze and asthma
    N Tagiyeva
    Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZP, UK
    Eur Respir J 35:987-93. 2010
    ..31 (1.05-5.10)) and asthma by 91 months (3.23 (1.34-7.79)). Maternal occupational exposure to latex and/or biocides and paternal exposure to flour dust increases the risk of childhood asthma. Further studies in this area are justified...
  7. doi request reprint Sodium metabisulphite induced airways disease in the fishing and fish-processing industry
    M Steiner
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 58:545-50. 2008
    ..Sodium metabisulphite (SMBS) is recognized as a potential cause of airway irritation and possibly occupational asthma, but awareness of its use in the fishing and fish-processing industry is low...
  8. doi request reprint A panel study of air pollution in subjects with heart failure: negative results in treated patients
    J L Barclay
    Department of Cardiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, UK
    Occup Environ Med 66:325-34. 2009
    ..To investigate preclinical adverse effects of ambient particulate air pollution and nitrogen oxides in patients with heart failure...
  9. doi request reprint Bar workers' health and environmental tobacco smoke exposure (BHETSE): symptomatic improvement in bar staff following smoke-free legislation in Scotland
    J G Ayres
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Occup Environ Med 66:339-46. 2009
    ..To examine changes in the health of bar workers after smoke-free legislation was introduced...
  10. pmc The effect of sulphurous air pollutant exposures on symptoms, lung function, exhaled nitric oxide, and nasal epithelial lining fluid antioxidant concentrations in normal and asthmatic adults
    W S Tunnicliffe
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    Occup Environ Med 60:e15. 2003
    ..To explore the effects in normal and asthmatic adults of exposure to 200 ppb sulphur dioxide (SO2) and 200 microg/m3 and 2000 microg/m3 aerosols of ammonium bisulphate (AB) and sulphuric acid (SA) (MMD 0.3 microm)...
  11. ncbi request reprint The non-occupational environment and the lung: opportunities for intervention
    O P Kurmi
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Chron Respir Dis 4:227-36. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of anti-immunoglobulin E therapy with omalizumab in patients with poorly controlled (moderate-to-severe) allergic asthma
    J G Ayres
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Aberdeen, UK
    Allergy 59:701-8. 2004
    ..Patients with poorly controlled asthma have greater morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of omalizumab in patients with poorly controlled, moderate-to-severe allergic asthma...
  13. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide in cystic fibrosis patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    A Y H Lim
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Heartlands and Solihull Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
    Respir Med 97:331-6. 2003
    ..This may be because oral glucocorticoids exert a greater effect on exhaled NO than inhaled glucocorticoids. Alternatively, inducible nitric oxide synthase may be down-regulated by Aspergillus toxin...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of exposure to sulphuric acid on the early asthmatic response to inhaled grass pollen allergen
    W S Tunnicliffe
    Heartlands Research Institute, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Eur Respir J 18:640-6. 2001
    ..0-5.3%, p = 0.051). These results suggest that, at least at high mass concentration, sulphuric acid can potentiate the early asthmatic response of mild asthmatic subjects to grass pollen allergen, although the effect is limited...
  15. ncbi request reprint Household chemicals, persistent wheezing and lung function: effect modification by atopy?
    J Henderson
    Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, Dept of Community Based Medicine, 24 Tyndall Ave, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1BR, UK
    Eur Respir J 31:547-54. 2008
    ..This may result from pre-natal developmental effects or post-natal irritant effects on the developing airway, but is unlikely to be mediated through increased hygiene in the home...
  16. pmc Deaths certified as asthma and use of medical services: a national case-control study
    P M Sturdy
    Institute of Community Health Sciences, Barts and The London, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK
    Thorax 60:909-15. 2005
    ..Studies have linked asthma death to either increased or decreased use of medical services...
  17. pmc Effect of inhaled sulphur dioxide and carbon particles on heart rate variability and markers of inflammation and coagulation in human subjects
    H C Routledge
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Heart 92:220-7. 2006
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  18. pmc Effect of nebulised L- and D-arginine on exhaled nitric oxide in steroid naive asthma
    D C Chambers
    Heartlands Research Institute, Birmingham Heartlands NHS Trust, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    Thorax 56:602-6. 2001
    ..We suggest that arginine may react in a non-stereospecific fashion with reactive oxygen species present in asthmatic airways...
  19. pmc Effects of nitrogen dioxide exposure and ascorbic acid supplementation on exhaled nitric oxide in healthy human subjects
    D C Chambers
    Heartlands Research Institute, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
    Thorax 56:774-8. 2001
    ..In contrast, ascorbic acid does not appear to play a significant role in the metabolism of NO in the epithelial lining fluid...
  20. pmc Effects of daily variation in outdoor particulates and ambient acid species in normal and asthmatic children
    D J Ward
    Institute of Public and Environmental Health, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK
    Thorax 57:489-502. 2002
    ..However, data from the UK are sparse and the contribution of different particulate fractions and acid species, together with the identification of those individuals most at risk, are not clear...
  21. pmc Short-term effects of particulate air pollution on cardiovascular diseases in eight European cities
    A Le Tertre
    Environmental Health Unit, National Institute of Public Health Surveillance, France
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:773-9. 2002
    ..All admissions were studied, as well as admissions stratified by age. The association for ischaemic heart disease (ICD9 410-413) and stroke (ICD9 430-438) was also studied, also stratified by age...
  22. pmc Personal exposure monitoring of particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide, including susceptible groups
    R M Harrison
    Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
    Occup Environ Med 59:671-9. 2002
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  23. pmc Personal exposure assessment in the epidemiology of air pollutants
    R M Harrison
    Occup Environ Med 60:458-9. 2003
  24. 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...
  25. pmc Particulate air pollution and panel studies in children: a systematic review
    D J Ward
    Public Health Network, South Worcestershire Primary Care Trust, Isaac Maddox House, Shrub Hill Road, Worcester WR4 9RW, UK
    Occup Environ Med 61:e13. 2004
    ..Panel studies have been used to investigate the short term effects of outdoor particulate air pollution across a wide range of environmental settings...
  26. pmc Effect of PM10 on H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae
    A Adedeji
    Thorax 59:542-3. 2004
  27. ncbi request reprint The effect of sulphur dioxide exposure on indices of heart rate variability in normal and asthmatic adults
    W S Tunnicliffe
    Heartlands Research Institute, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Eur Respir J 17:604-8. 2001
    ..This may be important in understanding the mechanisms involved in SO2 induced bronchoconstriction, and of the cardiovascular effects of air pollution...