Michael A Kelsh
Affiliation: Exponent Inc
- Occupational trichloroethylene exposure and kidney cancer: a meta-analysisMichael A Kelsh
Health Science Practice, Exponent, Inc, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Epidemiology 21:95-102. 2010..We conducted a meta-analysis of occupational studies of trichloroethylene-exposed workers to evaluate patterns of associations by study design, exposure assessment methods, and occupational groups...
- Factors that distinguish serious versus less severe strain and sprain injuries: an analysis of electric utility workersMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, Inc, Health Sciences, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
Am J Ind Med 52:210-20. 2009..This study examines factors associated with severe work-related sprain/strain injuries to the back, shoulder, and knees...
- Measured radiofrequency exposure during various mobile-phone use scenariosMichael A Kelsh
Exponent Inc, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 21:343-54. 2011..Our findings suggest that phone technology, and to a lesser extent, degree of urbanization, are the two stronger influences on RF power output. Software-modified phones should be useful for improving epidemiologic exposure assessment...
- Mesothelioma in vehicle mechanics: is the risk different for Australians?Michael A Kelsh
Exponent, Inc, 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Occup Med (Lond) 57:581-9. 2007..Calculations of relative risk using case reports from the Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) indicate increased risks; however, this contrasts with the results of 19 epidemiologic studies that have found no association...
- Occupational injury surveillance among electric utility employeesMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
J Occup Environ Med 46:974-84. 2004..Our results suggest that benchmarking and prevention efforts should be directed at specific occupational groups and specific injury types...
- Personal use of hair dyes and risk of bladder cancer: a meta-analysis of epidemiologic dataMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Cancer Causes Control 19:549-58. 2008....
- Cancer mortality and oil production in the Amazon Region of Ecuador, 1990-2005Michael A Kelsh
Exponent Health Sciences, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:381-95. 2009..To compare cancer mortality rates in Amazon cantons (counties) with and without long-term oil exploration and extraction activities...
- Primary congenital hypothyroidism, newborn thyroid function, and environmental perchlorate exposure among residents of a Southern California communityMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, Inc, 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
J Occup Environ Med 45:1116-27. 2003..Age of the newborn at time of screening was the most important predictor of the TSH level. These findings suggest that residence in a community with potential perchlorate exposure has not impacted PCH rates or newborn thyroid function...
- Occupational magnetic field exposures of garment workers: results of personal and survey measurementsMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, Menlo Park, California, USA
Bioelectromagnetics 24:316-26. 2003..A historical exposure assessment can be conducted by linking duration of exposure with reconstructed exposure measurements but may be limited by the accuracy of work history data...
- Thyroid function and perchlorate in drinking water: an evaluation among California newborns, 1998Patricia A Buffler
University of California, Berkeley, California, and Nemours Children s Clinic, Orlando, FL, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:798-804. 2006....
- Low-level arsenic exposure in drinking water and bladder cancer: a review and meta-analysisPamela J Mink
Exponent, Health Sciences Practice, Washington, DC, USA
Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 52:299-310. 2008..More studies with detailed smoking history will help resolve whether smoking is an effect modifier...
- A meta-analysis of occupational trichloroethylene exposure and multiple myeloma or leukaemiaDominik D Alexander
Exponent Health Sciences, 185 Hansen Court, Suite 100, Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA
Occup Med (Lond) 56:485-93. 2006..Trichloroethylene (TCE) has been widely used as an industrial solvent and degreasing agent...
- A meta-analysis of occupational trichloroethylene exposure and liver cancerDominik D Alexander
Exponent Health Sciences, 185 Hansen Ct, Suite 100, Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:127-43. 2007..To quantitatively evaluate this association and to examine sources of heterogeneity, we conducted a meta-analysis of occupational studies of TCE exposure and liver/biliary tract cancer...
- An evaluation of self-reported mobile phone use compared to billing records among a group of engineers and scientistsMona Shum
Exponent, Inc, Menlo Park, California, USA
Bioelectromagnetics 32:37-48. 2011..The variability within studies and non-uniformity across studies indicates that estimation of the frequency and duration of phone use by questionnaires should be supplemented with subscriber records whenever practical...
- Evaluation of mercury in urine as an indicator of exposure to low levels of mercury vaporJoyce S Tsuji
Exponent, Bellevue, Washington 98007, USA
Environ Health Perspect 111:623-30. 2003..Thus, although mercury levels in air and urine are correlated below 50 microg/m3, the impact of airborne mercury levels below 10 microg/m3 is likely to be indistinguishable from background urinary mercury levels...
- Neck injuries among electric utility workers, 1995-2007Tiffani A Fordyce
Exponent, Inc, Health Sciences Group, Menlo Park, Calif, USA
J Occup Environ Med 52:441-9. 2010..To describe the incidence and impact of neck injuries among electric utility workers...
- Survival after liver resection in metastatic colorectal cancer: review and meta-analysis of prognostic factorsGena P Kanas
Health Sciences, Exponent, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Clin Epidemiol 4:283-301. 2012..We performed a review and meta-analysis to evaluate survival after resection of CRC liver metastases (CLMs) and estimated the summary effect for seven prognostic factors...
- Use of electronic medical records (EMR) for oncology outcomes research: assessing the comparability of EMR information to patient registry and health claims dataEdmund C Lau
Exponent, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Clin Epidemiol 3:259-72. 2011..Electronic medical records (EMRs) are used increasingly for research in clinical oncology, epidemiology, and comparative effectiveness research (CER)...
- Pleural plaques: a review of diagnostic issues and possible nonasbestos factorsChester C Clarke
Exponent, Inc, Bowie, MD 20715, USA
Arch Environ Occup Health 61:183-92. 2006..The authors concluded that plaques may be associated with nonasbestos exposures and certain medical conditions. Without a thorough exposure/medical history, plaque reports can be misleading...
- Assessment of the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test using statistical process controlDaniel J Cher
Exponent, Inc, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
Inhal Toxicol 18:901-10. 2006..We conclude that laboratories performing the BeBLPT or other similar biological assays of immunological response could benefit from a statistical approach such as SPC to improve quality management...
- Evaluation of uncontrolled confounding in studies of environmental exposures and neurobehavioral testing in childrenPamela J Mink
Exponent Inc, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Epidemiology 15:385-93. 2004..We examined a priori the potential impact of confounding in a hypothetical study evaluating the association of a potentially neurotoxic environmental exposure with neurobehavioral function in children...
- Prevalence and incidence of comorbidities in elderly women with ovarian cancerVictoria M Chia
Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA Electronic address
Gynecol Oncol 129:346-52. 2013..Studies suggest comorbidity plays an important role in ovarian cancer. We characterized the epidemiology of comorbid conditions in elderly U.S. women with ovarian cancer...
- Occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract: a meta-analysisNicole M Gatto
ToxStrategies, Inc, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA
Cancer Epidemiol 34:388-99. 2010..We conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of oral cavity, esophageal, stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectal cancers among workers occupationally exposed to Cr(VI)...
- A nested case-control study of brain tumors among employees at a petroleum exploration and extraction research facilityPatricia A Buffler
University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
J Occup Environ Med 49:791-802. 2007..0, 95% CI = 0.4-10.7). While some ORs above 1.5 were noted, no work-related chemical and physical exposures were significantly associated with the occurrence of brain tumors among employees at this facility...
- Residential proximity to naturally occurring asbestos and mesothelioma risks: further consideration of exposure misclassification and occupational confoundingMichael A Kelsh
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:1400; author reply 1400-1. 2006
- Equipment grounding affects contact current exposure: a case study of sewing machinesJohn C Niple
Enertech Consultants, 300 Orchard City Drive, Suite 132, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 49:673-82. 2005..On this basis, such exposures have been under-investigated relative to the far greater attention accorded to occupational electric and magnetic fields...
- Mesothelioma and lung cancer among motor vehicle mechanics: a meta-analysisMichael Goodman
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 48:309-26. 2004..Although some studies showed a small increase in risk of lung cancer among motor vehicle mechanics, the data on balance do not support a conclusion that lung cancer risk in this occupational group is related to asbestos exposure...