John R Balmes

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Directly measured secondhand smoke exposure and COPD health outcomes
    Mark D Eisner
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, UCSF Box 0924, San Francisco, CA 94113 0924, USA
    BMC Pulm Med 6:12. 2006
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. pmc Mediators of the socioeconomic gradient in outcomes of adult asthma and rhinitis
    Laura Trupin
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0920, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:e31-8. 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications26

  1. pmc Directly measured secondhand smoke exposure and COPD health outcomes
    Mark D Eisner
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, UCSF Box 0924, San Francisco, CA 94113 0924, USA
    BMC Pulm Med 6:12. 2006
    ..Despite the importance of this question, the impact of SHS exposure on COPD health outcomes remains unknown...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Mediators of the socioeconomic gradient in outcomes of adult asthma and rhinitis
    Laura Trupin
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0920, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:e31-8. 2013
    ..We estimated the extent to which socioeconomic status (SES) gradients in adult asthma and rhinitis outcomes can be explained by home and neighborhood environmental factors...
  6. 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)...
  7. 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)...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Higher environmental relative moldiness index values measured in homes of adults with asthma, rhinitis, or both conditions
    Paul D Blanc
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Environ Res 122:98-101. 2013
    ..0001). In this study in Northern California, the homes of adults with asthma had ERMI values consistent with a heavier burden of indoor mold than that measured in other homes from the same region...
  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. doi request reprint Annual average ambient particulate matter exposure estimates, measured home particulate matter, and hair nicotine are associated with respiratory outcomes in adults with asthma
    John R Balmes
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 129:1-10. 2014
    ..While exposure to outdoor particulate matter (PM) has been associated with poor asthma outcomes, few studies have investigated the combined effects of outdoor and indoor PM (including secondhand tobacco smoke)...
  14. pmc Effects of exercise on systemic inflammatory, coagulatory, and cardiac autonomic parameters in an inhalational exposure study
    Aneesh Donde
    Human Exposure Laboratory, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:466-70. 2012
    ..Intermittent moderate-intensity exercise is used in human inhalational exposure studies to increase the effective dose of air pollutants...
  15. 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...
  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. pmc Early-life air pollution and asthma risk in minority children. The GALA II and SAGE II studies
    Katherine K Nishimura
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 188:309-18. 2013
    ..Air pollution is a known asthma trigger and has been associated with short-term asthma symptoms, airway inflammation, decreased lung function, and reduced response to asthma rescue medications...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc Low prevalence of chronic beryllium disease among workers at a nuclear weapons research and development facility
    Mehrdad Arjomandi
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:647-52. 2010
    ..To study the prevalence of beryllium sensitization (BeS) and chronic beryllium disease (CBD) in a cohort of workers from a nuclear weapons research and development facility...
  22. 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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  23. doi request reprint The exposure-dependent effects of aged secondhand smoke on endothelial function
    Paul F Frey
    Division of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 59:1908-13. 2012
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  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...