Meredith C McCormack

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Spirometer calibration checks: is 3.5% good enough?
    Meredith C McCormack
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1830 East Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Chest 131:1486-93. 2007
  2. pmc Indoor particulate matter increases asthma morbidity in children with non-atopic and atopic asthma
    Meredith C McCormack
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 106:308-15. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Facing the noise: addressing the endemic variability in D(LCO) testing
    Meredith C McCormack
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Respir Care 57:17-23; discussion 23-5. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Making the diagnosis of asthma
    Meredith C McCormack
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1830 E Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Respir Care 53:583-90; discussion 590-2. 2008
  5. pmc Home indoor pollutant exposures among inner-city children with and without asthma
    Gregory B Diette
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1665-9. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Parent report of pests and pets and indoor allergen levels in inner-city homes
    Jean Curtin-Brosnan
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:517-23. 2008
  7. pmc In-home air pollution is linked to respiratory morbidity in former smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:1085-90. 2013
  8. pmc Being overweight increases susceptibility to indoor pollutants among urban children with asthma
    Kim D Lu
    Division of Pediatric Respiratory Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 131:1017-23, 1023.e1-3. 2013
  9. pmc A longitudinal study of indoor nitrogen dioxide levels and respiratory symptoms in inner-city children with asthma
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1428-32. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Asthma in the inner city and the indoor environment
    Elizabeth C Matsui
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 28:665-86, x. 2008

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Spirometer calibration checks: is 3.5% good enough?
    Meredith C McCormack
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1830 East Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Chest 131:1486-93. 2007
    ..5% of the inserted volume but do not require evaluation of trends over time. We examined the current guidelines and candidate quality control rules to determine the best method for identifying spirometers with suboptimal performance...
  2. pmc Indoor particulate matter increases asthma morbidity in children with non-atopic and atopic asthma
    Meredith C McCormack
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 106:308-15. 2011
    ..Compared with atopic asthma, fewer environmental modifications are recommended for non-atopic asthma in children...
  3. doi request reprint Facing the noise: addressing the endemic variability in D(LCO) testing
    Meredith C McCormack
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Respir Care 57:17-23; discussion 23-5. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Making the diagnosis of asthma
    Meredith C McCormack
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1830 E Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Respir Care 53:583-90; discussion 590-2. 2008
    ..A high exhaled nitric oxide level makes allergic asthma more likely. Response to inhaled corticosteroids makes asthma more likely and COPD less likely...
  5. pmc Home indoor pollutant exposures among inner-city children with and without asthma
    Gregory B Diette
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1665-9. 2007
    ..To look for systematic differences in early life domestic exposures between inner-city preschool children with and without asthma, we performed a study of home indoor air pollutants and allergens...
  6. doi request reprint Parent report of pests and pets and indoor allergen levels in inner-city homes
    Jean Curtin-Brosnan
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:517-23. 2008
    ..Parent report of indoor allergen exposure is a potentially convenient and inexpensive surrogate measure of exposure, although validity of parent report to estimate indoor allergen levels is not well established...
  7. pmc In-home air pollution is linked to respiratory morbidity in former smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:1085-90. 2013
    ..The effect of indoor air pollutants on respiratory morbidity among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in developed countries is uncertain...
  8. pmc Being overweight increases susceptibility to indoor pollutants among urban children with asthma
    Kim D Lu
    Division of Pediatric Respiratory Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 131:1017-23, 1023.e1-3. 2013
    ..Whether being overweight is a risk factor for the effects of indoor pollutant exposure on asthma health is unknown...
  9. pmc A longitudinal study of indoor nitrogen dioxide levels and respiratory symptoms in inner-city children with asthma
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1428-32. 2008
    ..The effect of indoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations on asthma morbidity among inner-city preschool children is uncertain...
  10. doi request reprint Asthma in the inner city and the indoor environment
    Elizabeth C Matsui
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 28:665-86, x. 2008
    ..This article reviews the growing body of evidence that certain indoor environmental exposures contribute to the burden of asthma in the inner city...
  11. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for unrecognized obstructive lung disease among urban drug users
    M Bradley Drummond
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 6:89-95. 2011
    ..Urban drug users are at higher risk for OLD due to race, behavioral, and socioeconomic characteristics, yet little data exist on prevalence and risk factors associated with unrecognized OLD in this population...
  12. doi request reprint HIV and COPD: impact of risk behaviors and diseases on quality of life
    M Bradley Drummond
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, JHAAC 4B 70, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Qual Life Res 19:1295-302. 2010
    ..Smoking worsens quality of life among HIV-infected individuals, but it remains unclear if this association is related simply to smoking or to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the end-organ disease caused by smoking...
  13. pmc Tobacco use and nicotine dependence among HIV-infected and uninfected injection drug users
    Mariah M Marshall
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Addict Behav 36:61-7. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Predicting future asthma morbidity in preschool inner-city children
    Nadia N Hansel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Asthma 48:797-803. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine which clinical and environmental factors are predictive of poor long-term asthma control in preschool inner-city children...
  15. pmc Indoor air pollution and asthma in children
    Patrick N Breysse
    Department of Environmental Heath Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 7:102-6. 2010
    ..More research documenting effectiveness of interventions to reduce those exposures and improve asthma outcomes is needed...
  16. pmc Environmental issues in managing asthma
    Gregory B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1830 E Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Respir Care 53:602-15; discussion 616-7. 2008
    ....
  17. pmc In-home particle concentrations and childhood asthma morbidity
    Meredith C McCormack
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:294-8. 2009
    ..Although outdoor particulate matter (PM) has been linked to mortality and asthma morbidity, the impact of indoor PM on asthma has not been well established...
  18. pmc Cross sectional analysis of respiratory symptoms in an injection drug user cohort: the impact of obstructive lung disease and HIV
    M Bradley Drummond
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Pulm Med 10:27. 2010
    ..We characterized the independent and joint effects of HIV and OLD on respiratory symptoms of a cohort of inner-city IDUs...
  19. pmc Effects of allergic phenotype on respiratory symptoms and exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Daniel B Jamieson
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 188:187-92. 2013
    ..Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guidelines make no recommendations for allergy diagnosis or treatment...
  20. pmc Airborne cow allergen, ammonia and particulate matter at homes vary with distance to industrial scale dairy operations: an exposure assessment
    D Ann L Williams
    Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N, Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Environ Health 10:72. 2011
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  21. pmc Common household activities are associated with elevated particulate matter concentrations in bedrooms of inner-city Baltimore pre-school children
    Meredith C McCormack
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 1830 East Monument Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Environ Res 106:148-55. 2008
    ..Further investigation of the health effects of indoor PM exposure is warranted, as are studies to evaluate the efficacy of PM reduction strategies on asthma health of inner-city children...
  22. pmc Dry collection and culture methods for recovery of methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from indoor home environments
    Meghan F Davis
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:2474-6. 2012
    ..Using laboratory experiments and application to homes of asthmatic children in Barbados, we characterize microbiological methods adapted for settings with transportation delays between sampling and initiation of culture...
  23. doi request reprint Continuous oxygen use in nonhypoxemic emphysema patients identifies a high-risk subset of patients: retrospective analysis of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial
    Michael B Drummond
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Chest 134:497-506. 2008
    ..Little is known regarding the clinical characteristics and survival of nonhypoxemic emphysema patients using continuous oxygen. Analysis of data from the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) offers insight into this population...
  24. doi request reprint Is pharmacologic care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease consistent with the guidelines?
    Gregory B Diette
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 East Monument Street, 5th floor Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Popul Health Manag 13:21-6. 2010
    ..Greater use of appropriate medications could lead to improved health for patients with COPD...
  25. pmc Heat-related emergency hospitalizations for respiratory diseases in the Medicare population
    G Brooke Anderson
    Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:1098-103. 2013
    ..With climate change predictions of more frequent and more intense heat waves, it is of paramount importance to quantify the health risks related to heat, especially for the most vulnerable...
  26. pmc Effect of cigarette smoking on HIV acquisition, progression, and mortality
    Mariah M Marshall
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:28-39. 2009
    ..Future investigation of the biological and clinical effects of smoking, and of preventive approaches to reduce the heavy burden among individuals with HIV is warranted...
  27. pmc Does neighborhood violence lead to depression among caregivers of children with asthma?
    Emily S Tonorezos
    Department of Medicine, New York University, 462 First Aveunue, New York, NY 10016, United States
    Soc Sci Med 67:31-7. 2008
    ..Based on our findings, personal experience with neighborhood violence may be more important than simple awareness. Health care workers should consider screening for depression among patients exposed to community violence...
  28. doi request reprint Sleep quality and health-related quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Vidya Krishnan
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Chest 134:693-8. 2008
    ..Although fatigue is a prominent symptom for patients with IPF, little is known about sleep quality in patients with IPF...