Alan D Woolf

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Safety evaluation and adverse events monitoring by poison control centers: a framework for herbs & dietary supplements
    Alan D Woolf
    Harvard Medical School, and Program in Environmental Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 44:617-22. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The severity of toxic reactions to ephedra: comparisons to other botanical products and national trends from 1993-2002
    Alan D Woolf
    Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 43:347-55. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Childhood lead poisoning in 2 families associated with spices used in food preparation
    Alan D Woolf
    Pediatric Environmental Health Subspecialty Unit, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e314-8. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Update on the clinical management of childhood lead poisoning
    Alan D Woolf
    Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 54:271-94, viii. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Infantile lead poisoning from an Asian tongue powder: a case report & subsequent public health inquiry
    Alan D Woolf
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 46:841-4. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative therapies in children
    A D Woolf
    Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 87:155-7. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Lead poisoning from use of bronze drinking vessels during the late Chinese Shang dynasty: an in vitro experiment
    Alan D Woolf
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 48:757-61. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Preserving the United States's poison control system
    Alan D Woolf
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 49:284-6. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Dietary supplements: inpatient policies in US children's hospitals
    Paula Gardiner
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e775-81. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Herbal remedies and children: do they work? Are they harmful?
    Alan D Woolf
    Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 112:240-6. 2003

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Safety evaluation and adverse events monitoring by poison control centers: a framework for herbs & dietary supplements
    Alan D Woolf
    Harvard Medical School, and Program in Environmental Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 44:617-22. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The severity of toxic reactions to ephedra: comparisons to other botanical products and national trends from 1993-2002
    Alan D Woolf
    Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 43:347-55. 2005
    ..This study's purpose was to compare toxicity from botanical products containing ephedra to nonephedra products...
  3. ncbi request reprint Childhood lead poisoning in 2 families associated with spices used in food preparation
    Alan D Woolf
    Pediatric Environmental Health Subspecialty Unit, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e314-8. 2005
    ..Families traveling abroad should be aware of the potential health risks associated with the purchase and use of spices that have not been tested for purity...
  4. ncbi request reprint Update on the clinical management of childhood lead poisoning
    Alan D Woolf
    Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 54:271-94, viii. 2007
    ..It includes current thinking on the clinical management and prevention of childhood lead poisoning...
  5. doi request reprint Infantile lead poisoning from an Asian tongue powder: a case report & subsequent public health inquiry
    Alan D Woolf
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 46:841-4. 2008
    ..Lead poisoning from novel environmental sources continues to present a challenge to clinicians who treat infants and children...
  6. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative therapies in children
    A D Woolf
    Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 87:155-7. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Lead poisoning from use of bronze drinking vessels during the late Chinese Shang dynasty: an in vitro experiment
    Alan D Woolf
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 48:757-61. 2010
    ..The contribution of lead leaching from such vessels into the fermented grain wines drunk by the Chinese nobility in ancient times has not been previously estimated...
  8. doi request reprint Preserving the United States's poison control system
    Alan D Woolf
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston 02115, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 49:284-6. 2011
    ..The funding of United States's poison control centers is threatened. The following Commentary argues for support of the current outstanding poison control system by presenting the evidence for its cost-effectiveness...
  9. doi request reprint Dietary supplements: inpatient policies in US children's hospitals
    Paula Gardiner
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e775-81. 2008
    ..We undertook this study to describe pediatric hospital policies regarding dietary supplements...
  10. ncbi request reprint Herbal remedies and children: do they work? Are they harmful?
    Alan D Woolf
    Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 112:240-6. 2003
    ..This article reviews principles for the clinician to keep in mind while investigating the literature on herbal medicine and addressing the use of herbal medicines with parents...
  11. ncbi request reprint Environmental evaluation of a child with developmental disability
    Javed Hussain
    Pediatric Environmental Health Center, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 54:47-62, viii. 2007
    ..A detailed environmental history and physical examination may help clarify whether there is a plausible relationship between an environmental toxicant and a child's disability...
  12. ncbi request reprint Views of pediatric health care providers on the use of herbs and dietary supplements in children
    Alan D Woolf
    Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 44:579-87. 2005
    ..The provision of more postgraduate educational opportunities to learn about herbs and dietary supplements may alleviate some practitioners' concerns about their own competency in discussing HDS with families in their practice...
  13. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological correlates of hair arsenic, manganese, and cadmium levels in school-age children residing near a hazardous waste site
    Robert O Wright
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Neurotoxicology 27:210-6. 2006
    ..No other significant relationships were found. These results suggest the need to study further the neuropsychological correlates of developmental exposure to Mn and As, particularly as a mixture...
  14. ncbi request reprint Enzyme and receptor antagonists for preventing toxicity from the gamma-hydroxybutyric acid precursor 1,4-butanediol in CD-1 mice
    Lawrence S Quang
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 965:461-72. 2002
    ..However, pretreatment of CD-1 mice with NCS-382 alone produced prolonged failure of the rotarod test, an unexpected synergistic effect with 1,4-BD and presumably GHB, which has not previously been demonstrated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Balancing education and service in graduate medical education: data from pediatric trainees and program directors
    Jennifer C Kesselheim
    Dr Kesselheim is assistant professor of pediatrics, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Children s Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Ms Sun is statistician, formerly with the Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Children s Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Dr Woolf is associate professor of pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Dr London is statistician, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Children s Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Dr Boyer is assistant professor of pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Acad Med 89:652-7. 2014
    ..To measure pediatric program directors' (PDs') and trainees' perceptions of and expectations for the balance of service and education in their training programs...
  16. ncbi request reprint Increased blood lead levels in an adolescent girl from a retained bullet. A case report
    Susan T Mahan
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:2726-9. 2006
  17. doi request reprint Encephalopathy from lead poisoning masquerading as a flu-like syndrome in an autistic child
    Mathew George
    Harvard Medical Toxicology Program, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 26:370-3. 2010
    ..43 micromol/L) (reference, <10 microg/dL or 0.483 micromol/L). As this case illustrates, prompt recognition is dependent on the skills and suspicions of an astute clinician, especially in the busy emergency department...
  18. ncbi request reprint 4-methylpyrazole decreases 1,4-butanediol toxicity by blocking its in vivo biotransformation to gamma-hydroxybutyric acid
    Lawrence S Quang
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1025:528-37. 2004
    ..In this murine model of 1,4-BD overdose, 4-MP conferred antidotal effects by inhibiting alcohol dehydrogenase-mediated biotransformation of 1,4-BD to gamma-hydroxybutyric acid...
  19. ncbi request reprint Integration of complementary and alternative medicine in a major pediatric teaching hospital: an initial overview
    Ellen Silver Highfield
    Center for Holistic Pediatric Education and Research, Division of General Pediatrics, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:373-80. 2005
    ..To describe the establishment of a multidisciplinary team of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers and educators in an urban pediatric hospital and affiliated medical school...
  20. ncbi request reprint Health hazards for children at work
    Alan D Woolf
    Harvard Medical School, Program in Environmental Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 40:477-82. 2002
    ..Solutions to this complex and intractable worldwide problem will also require infrastructure changes in the economic and social incentives to child labor, enlightened public health policies, and community-level advocacy and involvement...
  21. ncbi request reprint Citrus aurantium used for weight loss by an adolescent with anorexia nervosa
    Susan Gray
    Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:414-5. 2005
    ..Its adrenergic agonist properties may have masked bradycardia and hypotension while exacerbating her weight loss...
  22. ncbi request reprint Introduction: children's health and the environment
    Alan D Woolf
    Harvard Medical School, Programin Environmental Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 40:447-8. 2002
  23. pmc Heavy metal and pesticide content in commonly prescribed individual raw Chinese Herbal Medicines
    Eric S J Harris
    Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sci Total Environ 409:4297-305. 2011
    ....
  24. pmc The ambulatory pediatric association fellowship in pediatric environmental health: a 5-year assessment
    Philip J Landrigan
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029 6574, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1383-7. 2007
    ..Evidence is mounting that environmental exposures contribute to causation of disease in children. Yet few pediatricians are trained to diagnose, treat, or prevent disease of environmental origin...
  25. ncbi request reprint 2001 Annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System
    Toby L Litovitz
    Am J Emerg Med 20:391-452. 2002
  26. doi request reprint Valproic acid poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    Anthony S Manoguerra
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 46:661-76. 2008
    ..10) A benzodiazepine can be administered by EMS personnel if convulsions are present and if authorized by EMS medical direction, expressed by written treatment protocol or policy, or if there is direct medical oversight (Grade C)...
  27. doi request reprint Elemental mercury exposure: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    E Martin Caravati
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 46:1-21. 2008
    ..11) Do not discard elemental mercury in household trash, plumbing drains, or sewer systems. Consult local authorities for the proper disposal of low-level elemental mercury-contaminated household items and thermometers (Grade D)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotic medication poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    Daniel J Cobaugh
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 45:918-42. 2007
    ..12) Depending on the specific circumstances, follow-up calls should be made to determine outcome at appropriate intervals based on the clinical judgment of the poison center staff (Grade D)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Methylphenidate poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    Elizabeth J Scharman
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 45:737-52. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Home visiting and childhood lead poisoning prevention
    Alan D Woolf
    Pediatrics 117:2328-9; author reply 2329-30. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Camphor Poisoning: an evidence-based practice guideline for out-of-hospital management
    Anthony S Manoguerra
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 44:357-70. 2006
    ..It is unlikely that symptoms will progress once the patient is removed from the exposure environment (Grade D)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Calcium channel blocker ingestion: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    Kent R Olson
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, 3201 New Mexico Ave, NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 43:797-822. 2005
    ..7) Depending on the specific circumstances, follow-up calls should be made to determine outcome at appropriate intervals based on the clinical judgment of the poison center staff (Grade D)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Ethylene glycol exposure: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    E Martin Caravati
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, DC 20016, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 43:327-45. 2005
    ..This referral should be guided by local poison center procedures and community resources (Grade D). (11) The administration of alcohol, fomepizole, thiamine, or pyridoxine is not recommended in the out-of-hospital setting (Grade D)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Long-acting anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    E Martin Caravati
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 45:1-22. 2007
    ..11) Patients with dermal exposures should be decontaminated by washing the skin with mild soap and water (Grade D). 12) The administration of vitamin K is not recommended prior to evaluation for coagulopathy (Grade D)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Salicylate poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    Peter A Chyka
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 45:95-131. 2007
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Laboratory diagnosis of 1,4-BD and GHB overdose by routine urine organic acid analysis
    Lawrence S Quang
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 43:321-3. 2005
  37. ncbi request reprint Tricyclic antidepressant poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    Alan D Woolf
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 45:203-33. 2007
    ..12) For TCA-associated convulsions, benzodiazepines are recommended (Grade D). 13) Flumazenil is not recommended for patients with TCA poisoning (Grade D)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Dextromethorphan poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    Peter A Chyka
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 45:662-77. 2007
    ..11) Carefully ascertain by history whether other drugs, such as acetaminophen, were involved in the incident and assess the risk for toxicity or for a drug interaction...
  39. ncbi request reprint Acetaminophen poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management
    Richard C Dart
    American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, District of Columbia 20016, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 44:1-18. 2006
    ..However, the effects of other drugs might require referral to an emergency department in accordance with the poison center's normal triage criteria. 2) The use of cimetidine as an antidote is not recommended (Grade A)...