J R Balmes

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Occupational respiratory diseases
    J R Balmes
    Department of Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, USA
    Prim Care 27:1009-38. 2000
  2. pmc Lifetime environmental tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Mark D Eisner
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, UCSF Box 0924, CA 94113 0924, USA
    Environ Health 4:7. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Occupational contribution to the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    John R Balmes
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0843, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:154-60. 2005
  4. pmc Performance of self-reported occupational exposure compared to a job-exposure matrix approach in asthma and chronic rhinitis
    P J Quinlan
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Occup Environ Med 66:154-60. 2009
  5. pmc Effects of antioxidant enzyme polymorphisms on ozone-induced lung function changes
    C Chen
    School of Public Health, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0843, USA
    Eur Respir J 30:677-83. 2007
  6. pmc The association between occupational factors and adverse health outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 609, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Occup Environ Med 61:661-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Area-level socio-economic status and health status among adults with asthma and rhinitis
    P D Blanc
    Dept of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Eur Respir J 27:85-94. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Altered pulmonary function in children with asthma associated with highway traffic near residence
    Helene G Margolis
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Int J Environ Health Res 19:139-55. 2009
  9. pmc Socioeconomic gradients in tiotropium use among adults with COPD
    Paul D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 3:483-90. 2008
  10. pmc Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes: assessment by a single survey item compared to a detailed exposure battery and a job exposure matrix
    Paul D Blanc
    Department of Medicine, The Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    Am J Ind Med 48:110-7. 2005

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Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Occupational respiratory diseases
    J R Balmes
    Department of Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, USA
    Prim Care 27:1009-38. 2000
    ..Therefore, the possibility of occupational lung disease should be considered whenever a working or retired person has unexplained respiratory illness...
  2. pmc Lifetime environmental tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Mark D Eisner
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, UCSF Box 0924, CA 94113 0924, USA
    Environ Health 4:7. 2005
    ..Although ETS exposure appears to cause asthma in children and adults, its role in causing COPD has received limited attention in epidemiologic studies...
  3. ncbi request reprint Occupational contribution to the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    John R Balmes
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0843, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:154-60. 2005
    ..This review of a common disease for which an occupational contribution is too frequently ignored is offered in the spirit of both the father of modern occupational medicine and one of his 20th-century acolytes...
  4. pmc Performance of self-reported occupational exposure compared to a job-exposure matrix approach in asthma and chronic rhinitis
    P J Quinlan
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Occup Environ Med 66:154-60. 2009
    ..Our objective was to characterise the performance of VGDF for repeatability, systematic misclassification, and sensitivity and specificity against exposure likelihood by a job-exposure matrix (JEM)...
  5. pmc Effects of antioxidant enzyme polymorphisms on ozone-induced lung function changes
    C Chen
    School of Public Health, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0843, USA
    Eur Respir J 30:677-83. 2007
    ..The current authors conclude that the effects of antioxidant enzyme gene polymorphisms on the risk of decreased lung function related to chronic exposure to ozone may be modified by sex-specific factors...
  6. pmc The association between occupational factors and adverse health outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 609, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Occup Environ Med 61:661-7. 2004
    ..Despite recognition that occupational exposures may make a substantive contribution to the aetiology of COPD, little is known about the potential role of work related factors in COPD related health outcomes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Area-level socio-economic status and health status among adults with asthma and rhinitis
    P D Blanc
    Dept of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Eur Respir J 27:85-94. 2006
    ..In conclusion, area-level socio-economic status is linked to some, but not all, of the studied health status measures after taking into account individual-level socio-economic status...
  8. doi request reprint Altered pulmonary function in children with asthma associated with highway traffic near residence
    Helene G Margolis
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Int J Environ Health Res 19:139-55. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc Socioeconomic gradients in tiotropium use among adults with COPD
    Paul D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 3:483-90. 2008
    ..Inequalities in the use of new medications may contribute to health disparities. We analyzed socioeconomic gradients in the use of tiotropium for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  10. pmc Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes: assessment by a single survey item compared to a detailed exposure battery and a job exposure matrix
    Paul D Blanc
    Department of Medicine, The Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    Am J Ind Med 48:110-7. 2005
    ..Occupational exposure assessment often relies upon subject report. We examined the characteristics of self-reported exposure in respondents' longest held job to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes (VGDF) compared to other measures of exposure risk...
  11. pmc Is there an association between lifetime cumulative exposure and acute pulmonary responses to ozone?
    Mehrdad Arjomandi
    Lung Biology Center, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0845, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:341-9. 2008
    ..To investigate the potential effects of lifetime cumulative ozone (O3) exposure on acute pulmonary responses to O3...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of the home indoor environment on adult asthma and rhinitis
    Paul D Blanc
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:362-72. 2005
    ..We sought to study the combined effects of multiple home indoor environmental exposures in adult asthma and rhinitis...
  13. pmc Exposure to traffic: lung function and health status in adults with asthma
    John R Balmes
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif 94143 0843, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:626-31. 2009
    ..Exposure to traffic has been associated with asthma outcomes in children, but its effect on asthma in adults has not been well studied...
  14. pmc Further exploration of the links between occupational exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Paul D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:804-10. 2009
    ..To examine occupational risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)...
  15. pmc Diesel exhaust and asthma: hypotheses and molecular mechanisms of action
    Robert J Pandya
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California at San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 94143 0843, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:103-12. 2002
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  16. ncbi request reprint Aircraft cabin air recirculation and symptoms of the common cold
    Jessica Nutik Zitter
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0843, San Francisco, CA 94143 0843, USA
    JAMA 288:483-6. 2002
    ..Whether air recirculation increases the transmission of infectious disease is unknown; some studies have demonstrated higher rates of the common cold among persons working in buildings that recirculate air...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cholinergic blockade does not alter the nasal congestive response to irritant provocation
    Dennis Shusterman
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Rhinology 40:141-6. 2002
    ..To understand the mechanism underlying the nasal congestive response to irritant challenge...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hard metal interstitial lung disease: high-resolution computed tomography appearance
    Michael B Gotway
    Thoracic Imaging Section, Department of Radiology, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Thorac Imaging 17:314-8. 2002
    ..This appearance, along with a consistent occupational exposure, should specifically suggest the diagnosis of HM-ILD...
  19. pmc An integrated model of environmental factors in adult asthma lung function and disease severity: a cross-sectional study
    Laura Trupin
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Environ Health 9:24. 2010
    ..We sought to evaluate the contribution of combined social and physical environmental exposures to adult asthma lung function and disease severity...
  20. pmc When smoke gets in your lungs
    John R Balmes
    UCSF, Box 0843, San Francisco, CA 94143 0843, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 7:98-101. 2010
    ..Ongoing research in Guatemala is attempting to address these data gaps...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of ozone exposure on airway responses to inhaled allergen in asthmatic subjects
    Lisa L Chen
    Lung Biology Center, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Cardiovascular Research Institute, and Medical Service, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Chest 125:2328-35. 2004
    ..Spirometric parameters do not necessarily reflect the airway inflammatory effects of inhaled ozone or allergen...
  22. pmc Evaluating quality of life in patients with asthma and rhinitis: English adaptation of the rhinasthma questionnaire
    Hubert Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 106:110-118.e1. 2011
    ..Separate health-related quality of life (HRQL) instruments exist for asthma and rhinitis. The Rhinasthma questionnaire, originally developed in Italian, is a unique measure designed for use where both conditions coexist...
  23. pmc Occupational asthma: a review
    L J Lombardo
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0843, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:697-704. 2000
    ..Prevention of new cases is the best approach to reducing the burden of asthma attributable to occupational exposures. Future research needs are identified...
  24. ncbi request reprint Occupational airways diseases from chronic low-level exposures to irritants
    John R Balmes
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0843, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Clin Chest Med 23:727-35, vi. 2002
    ..This article reviews the evidence that supports the concept that low-level exposures to respiratory tract irritants can contribute to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma...
  25. pmc The role of ozone exposure in the epidemiology of asthma
    J R Balmes
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143
    Environ Health Perspect 101:219-24. 1993
    ..Some potential approaches to further investigation of the relationship between asthma and ozone, including those that would link controlled human exposures to population-based studies, are considered...
  26. ncbi request reprint The occupational burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    L Trupin
    Division of Rheumatology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0920, USA
    Eur Respir J 22:462-9. 2003
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  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the use of a portable spirometer in a study of pediatric asthma
    Kathleen M Mortimer
    Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Chest 123:1899-907. 2003
    ..These spirometers, however, are neither practical nor affordable for home-based monitoring or studies that collect data in multiple locations. Traditionally, peak flowmeters have been used, but they have important limitations...
  28. pmc Case report: a case of wood-smoke-related pulmonary disease
    Janet V Diaz
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:759-62. 2006
    ..This is due to pneumonia in children and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer in women...
  29. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant intake, GSTM1 polymorphism and pulmonary function in healthy young adults
    J Tujague
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Eur Respir J 27:282-8. 2006
    ..The current study does not support a role for the glutathione S-transferase M1-null genotype as an independent risk factor for decrements in lung function...
  30. doi request reprint Brief secondhand smoke exposure depresses endothelial progenitor cells activity and endothelial function: sustained vascular injury and blunted nitric oxide production
    Christian Heiss
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0103, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1760-71. 2008
    ..This study sought to analyze the effects of acute secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure on the number and function of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) over 24 h...
  31. ncbi request reprint Evidence for excess colorectal cancer incidence among asbestos-exposed men in the Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial
    Oluremi A Aliyu
    Cancer Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:868-78. 2005
    ..Nonetheless, these data suggest that colorectal cancer risk is elevated among men occupationally exposed to asbestos, especially those with evidence of nonmalignant asbestos-associated radiographic changes...
  32. ncbi request reprint The World Trade Center collapse: a continuing tragedy for lung health?
    John R Balmes
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:235-6. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Bronchiectasis in persons with skin lesions resulting from arsenic in drinking water
    D N Guha Mazumder
    Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
    Epidemiology 16:760-5. 2005
    ..Less is known about nonmalignant pulmonary disease after exposure to arsenic in drinking water...
  34. ncbi request reprint Residential proximity to naturally occurring asbestos: health risk or ecologic fallacy?
    Carl Andrew Brodkin
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:573; author reply 573-4. 2006
  35. ncbi request reprint Predictors of lung cancer among asbestos-exposed men in the {beta}-carotene and retinol efficacy trial
    Mark R Cullen
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and the Cancer Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:260-70. 2005
    ..Residual confounding by subclinical asbestosis, exposure to unmeasured lung carcinogens, or differences in smoking are unlikely to explain these observations better than a carcinogenic effect of asbestos per se...
  36. ncbi request reprint Genotype-activity relationship for Mn-superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase 1 and catalase in humans
    Maria Bastaki
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94608, USA
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 16:279-86. 2006
    ..This study examined the association between genetic polymorphisms and enzyme activity for antioxidant enzymes that share a common detoxification pathway: manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX1) and catalase...
  37. ncbi request reprint Ozone, a malady for all ages
    Kent E Pinkerton
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:107-8. 2007

Research Grants13

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers
    John Balmes; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Berkeley Center for Environmental Public Health Tracking
    John Balmes; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Berkeley Center for Environmental Public Health Tracking
    John Balmes; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  4. MULTIDAY EXPOSURE TO O3 IN ASTHMA
    John Balmes; Fiscal Year: 2002
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