A Zanobetti

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Race, gender, and social status as modifiers of the effects of PM10 on mortality
    A Zanobetti
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 42:469-74. 2000
  2. pmc Are there sensitive subgroups for the effects of airborne particles?
    A Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:841-5. 2000
  3. pmc Airborne particles are a risk factor for hospital admissions for heart and lung disease
    A Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:1071-7. 2000
  4. pmc The temporal pattern of respiratory and heart disease mortality in response to air pollution
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1188-93. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Are diabetics more susceptible to the health effects of airborne particles?
    A Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:831-3. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint The temporal pattern of mortality responses to air pollution: a multicity assessment of mortality displacement
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:87-93. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint The lag structure between particulate air pollution and respiratory and cardiovascular deaths in 10 US cities
    A L Braga
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Bldg I, Room 1414, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 43:927-33. 2001
  8. pmc Short term effects of particulate matter on cause specific mortality: effects of lags and modification by city characteristics
    A Zeka
    Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Occup Environ Med 62:718-25. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint The time course of weather-related deaths
    A L Braga
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 12:662-7. 2001
  10. pmc Traffic related pollution and heart rate variability in a panel of elderly subjects
    J Schwartz
    Department of Environmental Health, Environmental Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, P O Box 15677, Landmark Center, Suite 415, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Thorax 60:455-61. 2005

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Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Race, gender, and social status as modifiers of the effects of PM10 on mortality
    A Zanobetti
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 42:469-74. 2000
    ..In general, the effect modification appeared modest compared with other reports of substantial effect modification by medical conditions...
  2. pmc Are there sensitive subgroups for the effects of airborne particles?
    A Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:841-5. 2000
    ..The PM(10) effect did not vary by sex, age, and race. These results suggest that patients with acute respiratory infections or defects in the electrical control of the heart are a risk group for particulate matter effects...
  3. pmc Airborne particles are a risk factor for hospital admissions for heart and lung disease
    A Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:1071-7. 2000
    ..The results were stable when controlling for confounding by sulfur dioxide, ozone, and carbon monoxide. These results are consistent with previous epidemiology and recent mechanistic studies in animals and humans...
  4. pmc The temporal pattern of respiratory and heart disease mortality in response to air pollution
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1188-93. 2003
    ..We found similar effects when stratifying by age groups. These larger effects are important for risk assessment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Are diabetics more susceptible to the health effects of airborne particles?
    A Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:831-3. 2001
    ..We found for pneumonia admissions that diabetes is an effect modifier in the younger age group, and for COPD in the older age group. We conclude that persons with diabetes are a susceptible population...
  6. ncbi request reprint The temporal pattern of mortality responses to air pollution: a multicity assessment of mortality displacement
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:87-93. 2002
    ..The effect size estimate for airborne particles more than doubles when we consider longer-term effects, which has important implications for risk assessment...
  7. ncbi request reprint The lag structure between particulate air pollution and respiratory and cardiovascular deaths in 10 US cities
    A L Braga
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Bldg I, Room 1414, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 43:927-33. 2001
    ..These results contribute to the overall efforts so far in understanding how exposure to air pollution promotes adverse health effects...
  8. pmc Short term effects of particulate matter on cause specific mortality: effects of lags and modification by city characteristics
    A Zeka
    Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Occup Environ Med 62:718-25. 2005
    ..Less is known about associations with specific causes of death, and modifiers of those associations...
  9. ncbi request reprint The time course of weather-related deaths
    A L Braga
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 12:662-7. 2001
    ..We saw no clear pattern for humidity effect. These dissimilarities indicate that analysis of the impact of any climatic change should take into account regional weather differences and harvesting...
  10. pmc Traffic related pollution and heart rate variability in a panel of elderly subjects
    J Schwartz
    Department of Environmental Health, Environmental Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, P O Box 15677, Landmark Center, Suite 415, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Thorax 60:455-61. 2005
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  11. ncbi request reprint Health effects of air pollution exposure on children and adolescents in São Paulo, Brazil
    A L Braga
    Environmental Pediatrics Program, Department of Pediatrics, University of Santo Amaro School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Pediatr Pulmonol 31:106-13. 2001
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  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of exposure to air pollution on blood coagulation
    A Baccarelli
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Thromb Haemost 5:252-60. 2007
    ..Consistent evidence has indicated that air pollution increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The underlying mechanisms linking air pollutants to increased cardiovascular risk are unclear...
  13. pmc Exposure to particulate air pollution and risk of deep vein thrombosis
    Andrea Baccarelli
    Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:920-7. 2008
    ..Particulate air pollution has been linked to heart disease and stroke, possibly resulting from enhanced coagulation and arterial thrombosis. Whether particulate air pollution exposure is related to venous thrombosis is unknown...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of ozone and PM10 on hospital admissions for pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a national multicity study
    Mercedes Medina-Ramón
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Landmark Center, Suite 415 West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:579-88. 2006
    ..The study confirmed, in a large sample of cities, that exposure to ozone and PM10 is associated with respiratory hospital admissions and provided evidence that the effect of air pollution is modified by certain city characteristics...
  15. ncbi request reprint Individual-level modifiers of the effects of particulate matter on daily mortality
    Ariana Zeka
    Environmental Health Department, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Suite 415 West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:849-59. 2006
    ..The findings suggest that more attention must be paid to population characteristics to identify greater likelihood of exposures and susceptibility and, as a result, to improve policy making for air pollution standards...
  16. pmc The relationship between ambient air pollution and heart rate variability differs for individuals with heart and pulmonary disease
    Amanda Wheeler
    Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 114:560-6. 2006
    ..Results indicate heterogeneity in the autonomic response to air pollution due to differences in baseline health, with significant associations for ambient NO2 suggesting an important role for traffic-related pollution...
  17. pmc Extreme temperatures and mortality: assessing effect modification by personal characteristics and specific cause of death in a multi-city case-only analysis
    Mercedes Medina-Ramón
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1331-6. 2006
    ..Extremes of temperature are associated with short-term increases in daily mortality...
  18. pmc Air pollution and emergency admissions in Boston, MA
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:890-5. 2006
    ..5) is now the particle measure of greatest health and regulatory concern. And little has been published on associations of hospital admissions and PM components...
  19. pmc Air pollution, smoking, and plasma homocysteine
    Andrea Baccarelli
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:176-81. 2007
    ..Air pollution exposure induces short-term inflammatory changes that may determine hyperhomocysteinemia, particularly in the presence of a preexisting proinflammatory status such as that found in cigarette smokers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mortality displacement in the association of ozone with mortality: an analysis of 48 cities in the United States
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Department of Environmental Health, Exposure Epidemiology and Risk Program, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Landmark Center, Suite 415, P O Box 15698, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:184-9. 2008
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  21. pmc Temperature and mortality in nine US cities
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 19:563-70. 2008
    ..Extreme temperatures have been associated with increased mortality worldwide. The extent to which air pollutants may confound or modify this association remains unclear...
  22. pmc Particulate air pollution, progression, and survival after myocardial infarction
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:769-75. 2007
    ..Moreover, previous cohort studies have been cross-sectional and subject to confounding by uncontrolled differences between cities...
  23. pmc The effect of particulate air pollution on emergency admissions for myocardial infarction: a multicity case-crossover analysis
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:978-82. 2005
    ..We conclude that increased concentrations of ambient PM10 are associated with increased risk of MI among the elderly...
  24. pmc Air pollution and ST-segment depression in elderly subjects
    Diane R Gold
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:883-7. 2005
    ..Carbon monoxide was not a confounder of this association. ST-segment depression, possibly representing myocardial ischemia or inflammation, is associated with increased exposure to particles whose predominant source is traffic...
  25. pmc Air conditioning and source-specific particles as modifiers of the effect of PM(10) on hospital admissions for heart and lung disease
    Nicole A H Janssen
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:43-9. 2002
    ..The results suggest that air conditioning and proportion of especially traffic-related particles significantly modify the effect of PM(10) on hospital admissions, especially for CVD...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular damage by airborne particles: are diabetics more susceptible?
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:588-92. 2002
    ..The populations particularly susceptible to these exposures are still unclear. Recent work on potential mechanisms of action of particulate air pollution point to pathways also influenced by diabetes...
  27. pmc The effect of weather on respiratory and cardiovascular deaths in 12 U.S. cities
    Alfesio L F Braga
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:859-63. 2002
    ..We saw no clear pattern for the effect of humidity. In hierarchical models, greater variance of summer and winter temperature was associated with larger effects for hot and cold days, respectively, on respiratory deaths...
  28. pmc The concentration-response relation between PM(2.5) and daily deaths
    Joel Schwartz
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:1025-9. 2002
    ..Once again, the association showed no sign of a threshold. The magnitude of the association suggests that controlling fine particle pollution would result in thousands of fewer early deaths per year...
  29. ncbi request reprint Modifiers of the temperature and mortality association in seven US cities
    Marie S O'Neill
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:1074-82. 2003
    ..Place of death, race, and educational attainment indicate vulnerability to temperature-related mortality, reflecting inequities in health impacts related to climate change...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ambient air pollution and oxygen saturation
    Dawn L DeMeo
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:383-7. 2004
    ..Further investigation may contribute to our understanding of the mechanisms through which particulates may increase respiratory and cardiac morbidity among vulnerable populations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hierarchical bivariate time series models: a combined analysis of the effects of particulate matter on morbidity and mortality
    Francesca Dominici
    Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205 3179, USA
    Biostatistics 5:341-60. 2004
    ..We illustrate this prediction using New York as an example...
  32. ncbi request reprint Ambient pollution and blood pressure in cardiac rehabilitation patients
    Antonella Zanobetti
    Department of Environmental Health, Exposure Epidemiology and Risk Program, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Dr, Landmark Center, Suite 415, PO Box 15698, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    Circulation 110:2184-9. 2004
    ..We investigated the associations between fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) and blood pressure during 631 repeated visits for cardiac rehabilitation in 62 Boston residents with cardiovascular disease...
  33. pmc Disparities by race in heat-related mortality in four US cities: the role of air conditioning prevalence
    Marie S O'Neill
    The Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 2548, USA
    J Urban Health 82:191-7. 2005
    ..Central AC prevalence explained some of the differences in heat effects by race, but room-unit AC did not. Efforts to reduce disparities in heat-related mortality should consider access to AC...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of control for air pollution and respiratory epidemics on the estimated associations of temperature and daily mortality
    Marie S O'Neill
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1214 S University, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Int J Biometeorol 50:121-9. 2005
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  35. ncbi request reprint Diabetes enhances vulnerability to particulate air pollution-associated impairment in vascular reactivity and endothelial function
    Marie S O'Neill
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 111:2913-20. 2005
    ..We examined whether endothelium-dependent and -independent vascular reactivity was associated with particle exposure in individuals with and without diabetes...
  36. pmc Particulate air pollution as a risk factor for ST-segment depression in patients with coronary artery disease
    Kai Jen Chuang
    Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Circulation 118:1314-20. 2008
    ..The association of particulate matter (PM) with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is well documented. PM-induced ischemia is considered a potential mechanism linking PM to adverse cardiovascular outcomes...
  37. pmc The impact of sugar cane-burning emissions on the respiratory system of children and the elderly
    José E D Cançado
    Environmental Epidemiology Study Group, Laboratory of Experimental Air Pollution, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Environ Health Perspect 114:725-9. 2006
    ..Our results show the adverse impact of sugar cane burning emissions on the health of the population, reinforcing the need for public efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate this source of air pollution...