A Aschengrau

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene and adult vision
    Kelly D Getz
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1327-32. 2012
  2. pmc Occurrence of mental illness following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 3E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 11:2. 2012
  3. pmc Affinity for risky behaviors following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 10:102. 2011
  4. pmc Departure from multiplicative interaction for catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype and active/passive exposure to tobacco smoke among women with breast cancer
    Brian D Bradbury
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, T3E, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Carcinog 5:3. 2006
  5. pmc Method for mapping population-based case-control studies: an application using generalized additive models
    Thomas Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 2E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:26. 2006
  6. pmc Spatial analysis of learning and developmental disorders in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts using generalized additive models
    Kate Hoffman
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:7. 2010
  7. pmc Spatial-temporal analysis of breast cancer in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 4W, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 7:46. 2008
  8. pmc A multilevel non-hierarchical study of birth weight and socioeconomic status
    Robin L Young
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:36. 2010
  9. pmc Risk of breast cancer following exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: reanalysis of a case-control study using a modified exposure assessment
    Lisa G Gallagher
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Talbot 4 West, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 10:47. 2011
  10. pmc Spatial analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:11. 2005

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Publications31

  1. pmc Prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene and adult vision
    Kelly D Getz
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1327-32. 2012
    ..Tetrachloroethylene (PCE; or perchloroethylene) has been implicated in visual impairments among adults with occupational and environmental exposures as well as children born to women with occupational exposure during pregnancy...
  2. pmc Occurrence of mental illness following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 3E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 11:2. 2012
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  3. pmc Affinity for risky behaviors following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 10:102. 2011
    ..No prior study has investigated the long-term impact of prenatal and early childhood exposure to the solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) on the affinity for risky behaviors, defined as smoking, drinking or drug use as a teen or adult...
  4. pmc Departure from multiplicative interaction for catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype and active/passive exposure to tobacco smoke among women with breast cancer
    Brian D Bradbury
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, T3E, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Carcinog 5:3. 2006
    ..8, 10). CONCLUSION : With greater control over potential misclassification errors and a large case-only population, we found evidence to support an interaction between COMT genotype and tobacco smoke exposure in breast cancer etiology...
  5. pmc Method for mapping population-based case-control studies: an application using generalized additive models
    Thomas Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 2E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:26. 2006
    ..These maps often possess poor spatial resolution, the potential for spatial confounding, and the inability to consider latency. Population-based case-control studies can provide detailed information on residential history and covariates...
  6. pmc Spatial analysis of learning and developmental disorders in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts using generalized additive models
    Kate Hoffman
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:7. 2010
    ..While results were not statistically significant, they suggest that children living in certain parts of Cape Cod were more likely to have a LDD. The spatial variation may be due to variation in the physical and social environment...
  7. pmc Spatial-temporal analysis of breast cancer in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 4W, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 7:46. 2008
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  8. pmc A multilevel non-hierarchical study of birth weight and socioeconomic status
    Robin L Young
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:36. 2010
    ..Data were collected retrospectively on births to women between 1969 and 1983 living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The sample included siblings born in different residences with differing community-level SES...
  9. pmc Risk of breast cancer following exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: reanalysis of a case-control study using a modified exposure assessment
    Lisa G Gallagher
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Talbot 4 West, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 10:47. 2011
    ..We have taken advantage of technical improvements in publically available software to incorporate a more sophisticated determination of water flow and direction to see if previous results were robust to more accurate exposure assessment...
  10. pmc Spatial analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:11. 2005
    ..Population-based case-control and cohort studies provide a stronger foundation for spatial epidemiology because potential confounders and disease latency can be addressed...
  11. pmc Breast cancer risk and drinking water contaminated by wastewater: a case control study
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Environ Health 5:28. 2006
    ..We conducted a case-control study to investigate whether exposure to drinking water contaminated by wastewater increases the risk of breast cancer...
  12. pmc Spatial analysis of bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancer on upper Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:3. 2009
    ..This case-control study provided detailed information on individual-level covariates and residential history that can be spatially analyzed using generalized additive models (GAMs) and geographical information systems (GIS)...
  13. pmc Impact of tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water on the risk of breast cancer: using a dose model to assess exposure in a case-control study
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:3. 2005
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  14. pmc Evaluation of the Webler-Brown model for estimating tetrachloroethylene exposure from vinyl-lined asbestos-cement pipes
    Lisa A Spence
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 7:24. 2008
    ..The vinyl resin was applied to the inner pipe surface in a solution of tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, PCE). Substantial amounts of PCE remained in the liner and subsequently leached into public drinking water supplies...
  15. pmc Cluster detection methods applied to the Upper Cape Cod cancer data
    Al Ozonoff
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:19. 2005
    ..However, there is relatively little in the literature devoted to comparison and critique of different methods. Most of the available comparative studies rely on simulated data rather than real data sets...
  16. pmc Self-reported chemicals exposure, beliefs about disease causation, and risk of breast cancer in the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study: a case-control study
    Ami R Zota
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Environ Health 9:40. 2010
    ..This population-based case-control study investigated whether use of household cleaners and pesticides increases breast cancer risk...
  17. pmc Participant experiences in a breastmilk biomonitoring study: a qualitative assessment
    Nerissa Wu
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:4. 2009
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  18. pmc A case-only analysis of the interaction between N-acetyltransferase 2 haplotypes and tobacco smoke in breast cancer etiology
    Timothy L Lash
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R385-93. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that women with breast cancer who were slow acetylators would be at increased risk of breast cancer associated with active and passive exposure to tobacco smoke...
  19. pmc Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of congenital anomalies: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 3E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:44. 2009
    ..Prior animal and human studies of prenatal exposure to solvents including tetrachloroethylene (PCE) have shown increases in the risk of certain congenital anomalies among exposed offspring...
  20. pmc Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of adverse birth outcomes
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:814-20. 2008
    ..Prior studies of prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) have shown mixed results regarding its effect on birth weight and gestational age...
  21. pmc Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of breast cancer
    A Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 106:947-53. 1998
    ..Because firm conclusions from these data are limited, we recently undertook a new study with a large number of more recently diagnosed cases...
  22. pmc Perchloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of breast cancer: additional results from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:167-73. 2003
    ..3-1.9 for > 90th percentile). The results of the present study confirm those of the previous one and suggest that women with the highest PCE exposure levels have a small to moderate increased risk of breast cancer...
  23. ncbi request reprint A method for spatial analysis of risk in a population-based case-control study
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 205:115-20. 2002
    ..Such spatial patterns of disease risk may provide clues to exposures of importance or confirm associations with previously suspected exposures...
  24. pmc Community- and individual-level socioeconomic status and breast cancer risk: multilevel modeling on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Thomas F Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University Schoolof Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1125-9. 2008
    ..However, little attention has been paid to simultaneously examining both measures...
  25. pmc Exploring associations between residential location and breast cancer incidence in a case-control study
    Christopher Paulu
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:471-8. 2002
    ..The findings suggest several directions for further research, including the identification of potential environmental exposures that may be assessed in forthcoming case-control studies...
  26. ncbi request reprint A null association between active or passive cigarette smoking and breast cancer risk
    Timothy L Lash
    Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 75:181-4. 2002
    ..55-0.95) nor ever-passive smoking (adjusted OR = 0.85, 95% CI 0.63-1.1) were strongly associated with breast cancer risk compared with never-active never-passive smoking. No patterns of effects were observed in subgroup analyses...
  27. pmc Risk of learning and behavioral disorders following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water
    Patricia A Janulewicz
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 30:175-85. 2008
    ..We conclude that prenatal and early postnatal PCE exposure is not associated with disorders of attention, learning and behavior identified on the basis of questionnaire responses and at the exposure levels experienced by this population...
  28. pmc Using residential history and groundwater modeling to examine drinking water exposure and breast cancer
    Lisa G Gallagher
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:749-55. 2010
    ..Spatial analyses of case-control data have suggested a possible link between breast cancer and groundwater plumes in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts...
  29. ncbi request reprint Determinants of progression from microalbuminuria to proteinuria in patients who have type 1 diabetes and are treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    Linda H Ficociello
    Research Division, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:461-9. 2007
    ..The mechanisms that are responsible for the frequent failure of ACE-I to prevent progression of microalbuminuria to proteinuria in a clinical setting are not clear...
  30. pmc Breast cancer risk and historical exposure to pesticides from wide-area applications assessed with GIS
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:889-97. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Association between residence on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and breast cancer
    Wendy McKelvey
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:89-94. 2004
    ..We examined the association between length of residence on Cape Cod and breast cancer, since residential history could be acting as a surrogate for unidentified environmental risk factors...