Kiros Berhane

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Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Exhaled nitric oxide in a population-based study of southern California schoolchildren
    William S Linn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Respir Res 10:28. 2009
  2. doi request reprint The effect of ambient air pollution on exhaled nitric oxide in the Children's Health Study
    K Berhane
    Dept of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9011, USA
    Eur Respir J 37:1029-36. 2011
  3. pmc Using tensor product splines in modeling exposure-time-response relationships: application to the Colorado Plateau Uranium Miners cohort
    Kiros Berhane
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar St CHP 220, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9011, USA
    Stat Med 27:5484-96. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy on anemia and relationship between anemia and survival in a large cohort of HIV-infected women: Women's Interagency HIV Study
    Kiros Berhane
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9011, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 37:1245-52. 2004
  5. pmc A Bayesian approach to functional-based multilevel modeling of longitudinal data: applications to environmental epidemiology
    Kiros Berhane
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033 9987, USA
    Biostatistics 9:686-99. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Inference in spline-based models for multiple time-to-event data, with applications to a breast cancer prevention trial
    Kiros Berhane
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street CHP 220, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biometrics 59:859-68. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of air pollution on lung development from 10 to 18 years of age
    W James Gauderman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1057-67. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of exposure to traffic on lung development from 10 to 18 years of age: a cohort study
    W James Gauderman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, Suite 220, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Lancet 369:571-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal effects of air pollution on exhaled nitric oxide: the Children's Health Study
    Kiros Berhane
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Occup Environ Med 71:507-13. 2014
  10. pmc Dog ownership enhances symptomatic responses to air pollution in children with asthma
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1910-5. 2006

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  1. pmc Exhaled nitric oxide in a population-based study of southern California schoolchildren
    William S Linn
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Respir Res 10:28. 2009
    ..Our aim was to identify significant predictors of FeNO in an initial cross-sectional survey of southern California schoolchildren, part of a larger longitudinal study of asthma incidence...
  2. doi request reprint The effect of ambient air pollution on exhaled nitric oxide in the Children's Health Study
    K Berhane
    Dept of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9011, USA
    Eur Respir J 37:1029-36. 2011
    ..In summary, short-term increases in PM₂.₅, PM₁₀ and O₃ were associated with airway inflammation independent of asthma and allergy status, with PM₁₀ effects significantly higher in the warm season...
  3. pmc Using tensor product splines in modeling exposure-time-response relationships: application to the Colorado Plateau Uranium Miners cohort
    Kiros Berhane
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar St CHP 220, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9011, USA
    Stat Med 27:5484-96. 2008
    ..The proposed methodology has the advantage of allowing for latency functions that vary by exposure levels and, conversely, exposure-response relationships that are influenced by the latency structure...
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy on anemia and relationship between anemia and survival in a large cohort of HIV-infected women: Women's Interagency HIV Study
    Kiros Berhane
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9011, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 37:1245-52. 2004
    ..Anemia is common in HIV-infected individuals and may be associated with decreased survival...
  5. pmc A Bayesian approach to functional-based multilevel modeling of longitudinal data: applications to environmental epidemiology
    Kiros Berhane
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033 9987, USA
    Biostatistics 9:686-99. 2008
    ..The models are motivated by, and illustrated with, lung function and air pollution data from the Southern California Children's Health Study...
  6. ncbi request reprint Inference in spline-based models for multiple time-to-event data, with applications to a breast cancer prevention trial
    Kiros Berhane
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street CHP 220, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biometrics 59:859-68. 2003
    ..Results from simulation studies on the small-sample properties of the asymptotic tests will also be presented...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of air pollution on lung development from 10 to 18 years of age
    W James Gauderman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1057-67. 2004
    ..Whether exposure to air pollution adversely affects the growth of lung function during the period of rapid lung development that occurs between the ages of 10 and 18 years is unknown...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of exposure to traffic on lung development from 10 to 18 years of age: a cohort study
    W James Gauderman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, Suite 220, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Lancet 369:571-7. 2007
    ..This study investigated the association between residential exposure to traffic and 8-year lung-function growth...
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal effects of air pollution on exhaled nitric oxide: the Children's Health Study
    Kiros Berhane
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Occup Environ Med 71:507-13. 2014
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  10. pmc Dog ownership enhances symptomatic responses to air pollution in children with asthma
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1910-5. 2006
    ..Experimental data suggest that asthma exacerbation by ambient air pollutants is enhanced by exposure to endotoxin and allergens; however, there is little supporting epidemiologic evidence...
  11. pmc Childhood incident asthma and traffic-related air pollution at home and school
    Rob McConnell
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1021-6. 2010
    ..Traffic-related air pollution has been associated with adverse cardiorespiratory effects, including increased asthma prevalence. However, there has been little study of effects of traffic exposure at school on new-onset asthma...
  12. doi request reprint In utero smoke exposure, glutathione S-transferase P1 haplotypes, and respiratory illness-related absence among schoolchildren
    Made Wenten
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Pediatrics 123:1344-51. 2009
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  13. pmc Functional variants in the catalase and myeloperoxidase genes, ambient air pollution, and respiratory-related school absences: an example of epistasis in gene-environment interactions
    Made Wenten
    Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1494-501. 2009
    ..03). The association of respiratory-illness absences with functional variants in CAT and MPO that differ by air pollution levels illustrates the need to consider genetic epistasis in assessing gene-environment interactions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effects of ambient air pollutants on asthma medication use and wheezing among fourth-grade school children from 12 Southern California communities enrolled in The Children's Health Study
    Joshua Millstein
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Arch Environ Health 59:505-14. 2004
    ..07 [95%CI = 1.61-5.86]; OR = 1.31 [95%CI = 0.47-2.71]; respectively). The authors concluded that monthly variations in some ambient air pollutants were associated with monthly respiratory morbidity among school children...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of air pollution and bronchitic symptoms in children with asthma
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168:790-7. 2003
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  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of glutathione S-transferase M1, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and environmental tobacco smoke on asthma and wheezing in children
    Frank D Gilliland
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:457-63. 2002
    ..Among children with GSTM1 (+) genotype, in utero exposure was not associated with asthma or wheezing. Our findings indicate that there are important long-term effects of in utero exposure in a genetically susceptible group of children...
  17. ncbi request reprint Bayesian modeling of air pollution health effects with missing exposure data
    John Molitor
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9011, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:69-76. 2006
    ..From these incomplete measures, long-term nitrogen dioxide exposure and its effect on health must be inferred. Results show that the method improves estimates when compared with standard frequentist approaches...
  18. pmc Regular smoking and asthma incidence in adolescents
    Frank D Gilliland
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:1094-100. 2006
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  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of early onset asthma and in utero exposure to maternal smoking on childhood lung function
    Frank D Gilliland
    Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:917-24. 2003
    ..We found little evidence for effects from environmental tobacco smoke exposure alone. In summary, deficits in lung function were largest among children with in utero exposure and early onset asthma...
  20. pmc Childhood air pollutant exposure and carotid artery intima-media thickness in young adults
    Carrie V Breton
    Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine, 2001 N Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Circulation 126:1614-20. 2012
    ..Exposure to ambient air pollutants increases risk for cardiovascular health outcomes in adults. The contribution of childhood air pollutant exposure to cardiovascular health has not been thoroughly evaluated...
  21. doi request reprint Predictors of intra-community variation in air quality
    Meredith Franklin
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:135-47. 2012
    ..Thus, traffic strongly affects local air quality in large and small urban areas, which has implications for exposure assessment and estimation of health risks...
  22. pmc Health effects of the 2003 Southern California wildfires on children
    Nino Kunzli
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:1221-8. 2006
    ..In late October 2003, Southern California wildfires burned more than 3,000 km2. The wildfires produced heavy smoke that affected several communities participating in the University of Southern California Children's Health Study (CHS)...
  23. pmc TNF-308 modifies the effect of second-hand smoke on respiratory illness-related school absences
    Made Wenten
    Division of Environmental Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1540 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:1563-8. 2005
    ..The role of genetic susceptibility in risk for adverse effects from SHS has not been extensively investigated in children...
  24. pmc Residential traffic-related pollution exposures and exhaled nitric oxide in the children's health study
    Sandrah P Eckel
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1472-7. 2011
    ..Existing studies have not yet provided conclusive evidence on the association of FeNO with traffic-related pollution (TRP)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Obesity and the risk of newly diagnosed asthma in school-age children
    Frank D Gilliland
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:406-15. 2003
    ..77, 95% CI: 1.26, 2.49) than in allergic children (RR = 1.16, 95% CI: 0.63, 2.15). The authors conclude that being overweight is associated with an increased risk of new-onset asthma in boys and in nonallergic children...
  26. ncbi request reprint Indoor risk factors for asthma in a prospective study of adolescents
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Epidemiology 13:288-95. 2002
    ..However, there has been little investigation of the effect of the indoor environment on incident asthma in adolescents...
  27. pmc Ethnic differences in the effect of asthma on pulmonary function in children
    Yue Zhang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90033, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:596-603. 2011
    ..The impact of asthma on chronic lung function deficits is well known. However, there has been little study of ethnic differences in these asthma-associated deficits...
  28. ncbi request reprint Predicting residential ozone deficits from nearby traffic
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States
    Sci Total Environ 363:166-74. 2006
    ..These findings may have implications for studies of health effects of traffic-related pollutants...
  29. pmc Relationship between air pollution, lung function and asthma in adolescents
    Talat Islam
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Thorax 62:957-63. 2007
    ..A study was undertaken to determine whether lung function is associated with new onset asthma and whether this relationship varies by exposure to ambient air pollutants...
  30. pmc Traffic, susceptibility, and childhood asthma
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:766-72. 2006
    ..These results indicate that residence near a major road is associated with asthma. The reason for larger effects in those with no parental history of asthma merits further investigation...
  31. pmc Variation in the GST mu locus and tobacco smoke exposure as determinants of childhood lung function
    Carrie V Breton
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 90033 USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:601-7. 2009
    ..The glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are important detoxification enzymes...
  32. pmc Organized physical activity in young school children and subsequent 4-year change in body mass index
    Genevieve Dunton
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033 9045, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:713-8. 2012
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  33. pmc Carotid artery intima-media thickness in college students: race/ethnicity matters
    Carrie V Breton
    University of Southern California, Dept of Preventive Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    Atherosclerosis 217:441-6. 2011
    ..We aimed to characterize racial/ethnic differences CIMT and other cardiovascular risk factors in a healthy, young-adult population...
  34. ncbi request reprint Association between air pollution and lung function growth in southern California children: results from a second cohort
    W James Gauderman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:76-84. 2002
    ....
  35. pmc Asthma and school commuting time
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:827-8. 2010
    ..This study examined associations of asthma with school commuting time...
  36. ncbi request reprint Parental stress and childhood wheeze in a prospective cohort study
    Joel Milam
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Asthma 45:319-23. 2008
    ..Although studies indicate that psychological stress is linked with asthma morbidity, it is unknown whether stress is associated with the incidence of asthma symptoms...
  37. pmc Estimation of parameters in the two-compartment model for exhaled nitric oxide
    Sandrah P Eckel
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e85471. 2014
    ..We recommend a novel nonlinear least squares model with natural log transformation on both sides that produced estimators with good properties, satisfied model assumptions, and fit the Children's Health Study data well...
  38. pmc Randomized controlled trial to improve adiposity, inflammation, and insulin resistance in obese African-American and Latino youth
    Rebecca E Hasson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:811-8. 2012
    ..Both ethnic groups had significant improvements in metabolic health; however some improvements were not seen in African Americans...
  39. ncbi request reprint The association between contextual socioeconomic factors and prevalent asthma in a cohort of Southern California school children
    Ketan Shankardass
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1792-806. 2007
    ..g., lower SES may associate with higher protective exposures to endotoxin in early life), or by SEP acting as a proxy for unmeasured neighborhood characteristics...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effects of glutathione S-transferase P1, M1, and T1 on acute respiratory illness in school children
    Frank D Gilliland
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles, CA 90053, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:346-51. 2002
    ..80; 95% confidence interval, 0.65-0.99). GSTM1 and T1 genotypes were not associated with respiratory illness. We conclude that GSTP1 genotype influences the risk or severity of respiratory infections in school-aged children...
  41. pmc Prenatal exposure to urban air nanoparticles in mice causes altered neuronal differentiation and depression-like responses
    David A Davis
    Davis School of Gerontology, USC, Los Angeles, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e64128. 2013
    ..These pilot data suggest that prenatal exposure to nPM can alter neuronal differentiation with gender-specific behavioral sequelae that may be relevant to human prenatal exposure to urban vehicular aerosols...
  42. pmc Inflammatory cytokine response to ambient particles varies due to field collection procedures
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 48:497-502. 2013
    ..Time to freezing was less important. Implications for development of metrics of long-term spatial variation in biological exposure metrics for study of chronic disease merit further investigation...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cockroach counts and house dust allergen concentrations after professional cockroach control and cleaning
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 91:546-52. 2003
    ..However, there have been few studies of interventions to reduce exposures in this setting...
  44. doi request reprint Social environment and asthma: associations with crime and No Child Left Behind programmes
    Ketan Shankardass
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:859-65. 2011
    ..The relationship between asthma and socio-economic status remains unclear. The authors investigated how neighbourhood, school and community social environments were associated with incident asthma in Southern California schoolchildren...
  45. pmc Household endotoxin levels and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Jun Wang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:357-64. 2013
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  46. ncbi request reprint Asthma in exercising children exposed to ozone: a cohort study
    Rob McConnell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9011, USA
    Lancet 359:386-91. 2002
    ..We investigated the relation between newly-diagnosed asthma and team sports in a cohort of children exposed to different concentrations and mixtures of air pollutants...
  47. pmc Increased physical activity and reduced adiposity in overweight Hispanic adolescents
    Courtney E Byrd-Williams
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:478-84. 2010
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  48. pmc Randomized control trial to improve adiposity and insulin resistance in overweight Latino adolescents
    Jaimie N Davis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1542-8. 2009
    ..In conclusion, this intense, culturally tailored intervention resulted in no significant intervention effects on measured risk factors with the exception of a beneficial effect on glycemic response to oral glucose...
  49. ncbi request reprint A three-level model for binary time-series data: the effects of air pollution on school absences in the Southern California Children's Health Study
    Virginie Rondeau
    Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Equipe Mixte INSERM E03 38 Biostatistique, Université Bordeaux2, 146 rue Leo Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France
    Stat Med 24:1103-15. 2005
    ..We illustrate this proposed model via detailed analysis of the effect of air pollution on school absenteeism based on data from the Southern California Children's Health Study...
  50. pmc Assessing uncertainty in spatial exposure models for air pollution health effects assessment
    John Molitor
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1147-53. 2007
    ..Although numerous epidemiologic studies now use models of intraurban exposure, there has been little systematic evaluation of the performance of different models...
  51. ncbi request reprint Traffic-related exposures, airway function, inflammation, and respiratory symptoms in children
    Fernando Holguin
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:1236-42. 2007
    ..Traffic-related emissions have been associated with respiratory symptoms in some studies. However, there is limited information on how traffic-related emissions relate to lung function and airway inflammation...
  52. pmc Traffic-related air pollution and asthma onset in children: a prospective cohort study with individual exposure measurement
    Michael Jerrett
    School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1433-8. 2008
    ..The question of whether air pollution contributes to asthma onset remains unresolved...