Jon G Ayres

Summary

Affiliation: University of Birmingham
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Using PM2.5 concentrations to estimate the health burden from solid fuel combustion, with application to Irish and Scottish homes
    Karen S Galea
    Centre for Human Exposure Science, Institute of Occupational Medicine IOM, Edinburgh, UK
    Environ Health 12:50. 2013
  2. pmc Particulate matter air pollution and respiratory symptoms in individuals having either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a European multicentre panel study
    Anna Karakatsani
    2nd Department of Respiratory Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Haidari, Greece
    Environ Health 11:75. 2012
  3. pmc The relationship between workers' self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry
    Laura MacCalman
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:324. 2012
  4. pmc Expert elicitation on ultrafine particles: likelihood of health effects and causal pathways
    Anne B Knol
    Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Part Fibre Toxicol 6:19. 2009
  5. pmc A survey of schoolchildren's exposure to secondhand smoke in Malaysia
    Emilia Zainal Abidin
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Population Health, Division of Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Foresterhill, University of Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:634. 2011
  6. ncbi Climate change and respiratory disease: European Respiratory Society position statement
    J G Ayres
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Eur Respir J 34:295-302. 2009
  7. doi Costs of occupational asthma in the UK
    Jon G Ayres
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Thorax 66:128-33. 2011
  8. doi 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
  9. doi UK smoke-free legislation: changes in PM2.5 concentrations in bars in Scotland, England, and Wales
    Sean Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Population Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:272-80. 2010
  10. doi Reduced lung function due to biomass smoke exposure in young adults in rural Nepal
    Om P Kurmi
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Eur Respir J 41:25-30. 2013

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Publications43

  1. pmc Using PM2.5 concentrations to estimate the health burden from solid fuel combustion, with application to Irish and Scottish homes
    Karen S Galea
    Centre for Human Exposure Science, Institute of Occupational Medicine IOM, Edinburgh, UK
    Environ Health 12:50. 2013
    ..This study estimates the potential population health burden from exposure to combustion-derived particulate air pollution in domestic settings in Ireland and Scotland...
  2. pmc Particulate matter air pollution and respiratory symptoms in individuals having either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a European multicentre panel study
    Anna Karakatsani
    2nd Department of Respiratory Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Haidari, Greece
    Environ Health 11:75. 2012
    ..In this paper the association of central site measurements with respiratory symptoms and restriction of activities is examined...
  3. pmc The relationship between workers' self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry
    Laura MacCalman
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:324. 2012
    ..Due to the subjective nature it is of interest to determine whether workers' attitudes towards the change in their working conditions may be linked to the change in health they report...
  4. pmc Expert elicitation on ultrafine particles: likelihood of health effects and causal pathways
    Anne B Knol
    Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Part Fibre Toxicol 6:19. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  5. pmc A survey of schoolchildren's exposure to secondhand smoke in Malaysia
    Emilia Zainal Abidin
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Population Health, Division of Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Foresterhill, University of Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:634. 2011
    ..There is a lack of data describing the exposure of Malaysian schoolchildren to Secondhand Smoke (SHS). The aim of this study is to identify factors influencing schoolchildren's exposures to SHS in Malaysia...
  6. ncbi Climate change and respiratory disease: European Respiratory Society position statement
    J G Ayres
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Eur Respir J 34:295-302. 2009
    ....
  7. doi Costs of occupational asthma in the UK
    Jon G Ayres
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Thorax 66:128-33. 2011
    ..To estimate the social costs of occupational asthma in the UK...
  8. doi 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...
  9. doi UK smoke-free legislation: changes in PM2.5 concentrations in bars in Scotland, England, and Wales
    Sean Semple
    Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Population Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:272-80. 2010
    ..5))] air pollution levels in bars in Scotland, England, and Wales. Design: Air quality was measured in 106 randomly selected bars in Scotland, England, and Wales before and after the introduction of smoking restrictions...
  10. doi Reduced lung function due to biomass smoke exposure in young adults in rural Nepal
    Om P Kurmi
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Eur Respir J 41:25-30. 2013
    ..Biomass smoke and cigarette smoke have additive adverse effects on airflow obstruction in this setting...
  11. doi Past dust and GAS/FUME exposure and COPD in Chinese: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
    Kin Bong Hubert Lam
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Respir Med 106:1421-8. 2012
    ..5%). Occupational dust and gas/fume exposure is associated with an increased prevalence of COPD in this Chinese sample, independent of smoking. The population attributable fraction in Chinese is similar to that in Western populations...
  12. doi Home warmth and health status of COPD patients
    Liesl M Osman
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen, AB252ZP, UK
    Eur J Public Health 18:399-405. 2008
    ..Is health status of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) associated with maintaining this level of warmth in their homes?..
  13. ncbi Bar workers' exposure to second-hand smoke: the effect of Scottish smoke-free legislation on occupational exposure
    Sean Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 51:571-80. 2007
    ..To examine changes in bar workers' exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) over a 12-month period before and after the introduction of Scottish smoke-free legislation on the 26 March 2006...
  14. pmc Case finding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a model for optimising a targeted approach
    Rachel E Jordan
    Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Thorax 65:492-8. 2010
    ..The extent of undiagnosed clinically significant COPD in England is described and the effectiveness of an active compared with an opportunistic approach to case finding is evaluated...
  15. doi Association between exhaled breath condensate nitrate + nitrite levels with ambient coarse particle exposure in subjects with airways disease
    Sarah Manney
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Birmingham Heart of England NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
    Occup Environ Med 69:663-9. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to assess whether exposure to airborne particles is associated with oxidative stress in an epidemiological setting...
  16. doi Indoor air pollution and the lung in low- and medium-income countries
    Om P Kurmi
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Eur Respir J 40:239-54. 2012
    ....
  17. ncbi Outdoor air pollution is associated with rapid decline of lung function in alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
    Alice M Wood
    School of Medicine and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Occup Environ Med 67:556-61. 2010
    ..Patients with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) typically exhibit faster decline of lung function than subjects with usual COPD and thus represent a group in whom studies of factors influencing decline may be more easily clarified...
  18. doi Lack of effect of nitrogen dioxide exposure on heart rate variability in patients with stable coronary heart disease and impaired left ventricular systolic function
    Alison Scaife
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Occup Environ Med 69:587-91. 2012
    ..These associations could be causal or NO(2) could be acting as a surrogate measure for another air pollutant, most likely ultrafine particles. No studies of cardiac susceptibility to acute exposure to NO(2) have been undertaken...
  19. pmc A methodology to establish a database to study gene environment interactions for childhood asthma
    Stephen W Turner
    Academic Child Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:107. 2010
    ..Here, we describe the methodology and experiences in establishing a database for childhood asthma designed to study gene-environment interactions (PAGES--Paediatric Asthma Gene Environment Study)...
  20. pmc Secondhand smoke levels in Scottish pubs: the effect of smoke-free legislation
    Sean Semple
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZP, UK
    Tob Control 16:127-32. 2007
    ..To compare levels of particulate matter, as a marker of secondhand smoke (SHS) levels, in pubs before and 2 months after the implementation of Scottish legislation to prohibit smoking in substantially enclosed public places...
  21. doi Particulate matter exposure during domestic work in Nepal
    Om P Kurmi
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:509-17. 2008
    ..This paper details the results of these measurements and derives calibration factors for two photometric devices compared to gravimetric measures...
  22. ncbi Indoor air quality in homes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Liesl M Osman
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:465-72. 2007
    ..Less is known of the relationship of indoor air quality to respiratory health of groups vulnerable to outdoor air, such as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  23. doi COPD and chronic bronchitis risk of indoor air pollution from solid fuel: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Om P Kurmi
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Thorax 65:221-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to quantify the impact of biomass smoke on the development of COPD and define reasons for differences in the reported effect sizes...
  24. 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
    ....
  25. ncbi A case-control study of elderly patients with acute respiratory illness: effect of influenza vaccination on admission to hospital in winter 2003-2004
    R E Jordan
    Health Protection Research and Development Unit, Health Protection Agency, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 25:7909-13. 2007
    ..2 (95%CI 0.8, 1.9). Policy makers should not rely solely on influenza vaccine routinely having a large effect on winter pressures, and should focus on additional preventive strategies...
  26. doi Lung cancer risk and solid fuel smoke exposure: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Om Prakash Kurmi
    School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Eur Respir J 40:1228-37. 2012
    ..58 (1.58-8.12) for squamous cell carcinoma and 1.57 (1.38-1.80) for tumours of unspecified cell type. These findings suggest that in-home burning of both coal and biomass is consistently associated with an increased risk of lung cancer...
  27. pmc Effect of social factors on winter hospital admission for respiratory disease: a case-control study of older people in the UK
    Rachel E Jordan
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
    Br J Gen Pract 58:400-2. 2008
    ..Every winter, hospitals in the UK and other developed countries experience a surge in respiratory admissions. Ecological studies suggest that social circumstances may be an important determinant...
  28. doi 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...
  29. ncbi Outdoor air pollution is associated with disease severity in alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency
    A M Wood
    Division of Medical Sciences, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Eur Respir J 34:346-53. 2009
    ..Higher exposures to ozone may be associated with worse respiratory status in alpha(1)-antitrypsin deficiency, identifying a group susceptible to ambient air pollution...
  30. ncbi 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
    ....
  31. ncbi 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...
  32. ncbi Is pesticide exposure a cause of obstructive airways disease?
    Emma Doust
    Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK Child Health, Royal Aberdeen Children s Hospital, Aberdeen, UK Dept of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen King s College, Aberdeen, UK
    Eur Respir Rev 23:180-92. 2014
    ..As the exposure metrics within each health end-point varied across studies, no meta-analyses were carried out...
  33. ncbi Methacholine-induced asthma symptoms correlate with impulse oscillometry but not spirometry
    Adel H Mansur
    Respiratory Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
    Respir Med 102:42-9. 2008
    ..We conclude that airway resistance measured by IOS during methacholine challenge correlates better with asthma symptoms than traditional spirometric measures implying a higher sensitivity index...
  34. ncbi Measuring exhaled nitric oxide levels in adults: the importance of atopy and airway responsiveness
    Peter J Franklin
    School of Medicine, Department of Child Health, Royal Aberdeen Children s Hospital, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB, UK
    Chest 126:1540-5. 2004
    ..However, we have found that in children, Feno was increased in atopic children with increased airway responsiveness (AR), and this was independent of a diagnosis of asthma...
  35. ncbi Brittle asthma
    Jon G Ayres
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZP, UK
    Paediatr Respir Rev 5:40-4. 2004
    ..Continuous subcutaneous terbutaline has been shown to be effective in controlling PEF variability but there are side effects and it must be used with due caution...
  36. ncbi 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...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi Evaluating the toxicity of airborne particulate matter and nanoparticles by measuring oxidative stress potential--a workshop report and consensus statement
    Jon G Ayres
    Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Inhal Toxicol 20:75-99. 2008
    ..There is a strong need for laboratory in vitro test systems for the toxicity of airborne particulate matter and nanoparticles. The measurement of oxidative stress potential offers a promising way forward...
  39. pmc Characteristics and outcome for admissions to adult, general critical care units with acute severe asthma: a secondary analysis of the ICNARC Case Mix Programme Database
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Solihull NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
    Crit Care 8:R112-21. 2004
    ....
  40. 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
    ....
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. doi Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and eye disease
    N Lois
    Ophthalmology Department, Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 92:1304-10. 2008
    ..To undertake a systematic review of the literature on the effect of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and eye disease...
  43. doi A randomised trial of home energy efficiency improvement in the homes of elderly COPD patients
    L M Osman
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Eur Respir J 35:303-9. 2010
    ..Secondary "pragmatic" analysis suggests that those who do take action may achieve clinically significant improvement in respiratory health, which is not associated with an increase in indoor warmth...