P D Blanc

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Evaluating change in health-related quality of life in adult rhinitis: responsiveness of the Rhinosinusitis Disability Index
    Hubert Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:68. 2005
  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 The work impact of asthma and rhinitis: findings from a population-based survey
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:610-8. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of physician-related factors on adult asthma care, health status, and quality of life
    Paul D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco 94117, USA
    Am J Med 114:581-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and predictors of respiratory-related work limitation and occupational disability in an international study
    Paul D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Avenue, No 609, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Chest 124:1153-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Alternative therapies among adults with a reported diagnosis of asthma or rhinosinusitis : data from a population-based survey
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    Chest 120:1461-7. 2001
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint The association between occupation and asthma in general medical practice
    P D Blanc
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, 94143 0924, USA
    Chest 115:1259-64. 1999

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Publications89

  1. pmc Evaluating change in health-related quality of life in adult rhinitis: responsiveness of the Rhinosinusitis Disability Index
    Hubert Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:68. 2005
    ..The Rhinosinusitis Disability Index (RSDI) is a validated measure of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in rhinitis. Responsiveness of the RSDI to changes in health status over time has not been described...
  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 The work impact of asthma and rhinitis: findings from a population-based survey
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:610-8. 2001
    ..The economic impact of asthma and rhinitis and related conditions may be under-appreciated...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of physician-related factors on adult asthma care, health status, and quality of life
    Paul D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco 94117, USA
    Am J Med 114:581-7. 2003
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  5. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and predictors of respiratory-related work limitation and occupational disability in an international study
    Paul D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Avenue, No 609, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Chest 124:1153-9. 2003
    ..To investigate this problem, we analyzed data on respiratory symptoms related to the workplace and occupational disability from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Alternative therapies among adults with a reported diagnosis of asthma or rhinosinusitis : data from a population-based survey
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    Chest 120:1461-7. 2001
    ..Alternative treatments could have important impacts on health status among those individuals with these conditions, but specific prevalence data for these treatments are limited...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint The association between occupation and asthma in general medical practice
    P D Blanc
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, 94143 0924, USA
    Chest 115:1259-64. 1999
    ..In general practice settings, the proportion of adult asthma attributable to occupational factors is not known...
  11. 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...
  12. 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)...
  13. 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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  14. pmc Measurement of environmental tobacco smoke exposure among adults with asthma
    M D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:809-14. 2001
    ..This instrument could be a valuable tool for studying the effect of ETS exposure on adult asthma health outcomes...
  15. pmc Negative life events and quality of life in adults with asthma
    C Archea
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 609, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Thorax 62:139-46. 2007
    ..Stress, quantified by negative life events, may be linked to quality of life in asthma through multiple pathways, including increase in disease severity and adverse effects on socioeconomic status (SES)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Work dynamics of adults with asthma
    E Yelin
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0920, USA
    Am J Ind Med 35:472-80. 1999
    ..Asthma has been found to be among the most common conditions in the working age population and is among the most common causes of work limitation, but we could find no longitudinal studies of employment among persons with this condition...
  17. pmc Socioeconomic status, race and COPD health outcomes
    M D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:26-34. 2011
    ..Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common cause of death and disability, little is known about the effects of socioeconomic status (SES) and race-ethnicity on health outcomes...
  18. pmc Risk factors for hospitalization among adults with asthma: the influence of sociodemographic factors and asthma severity
    M D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Respir Res 2:53-60. 2001
    ..The morbidity and mortality from asthma have markedly increased since the late 1970s. The hospitalization rate, an important marker of asthma severity, remains substantial...
  19. pmc Predictors of asthma medication nonadherence
    Susan L Janson
    School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0608, USA
    Heart Lung 37:211-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe asthma medication adherence behavior and to identify predictors of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) underuse and inhaled beta-agonist (IBA) overuse...
  20. pmc Predictors of cigarette smoking and smoking cessation among adults with asthma
    M D Eisner
    University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1307-11. 2000
    ..This study sought to determine the predictors of smoking and time until smoking cessation in a cohort of adults with asthma...
  21. doi request reprint Occupational exposures and COPD: an ecological analysis of international data
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Ave, Suite 609, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Eur Respir J 33:298-304. 2009
    ....
  22. pmc Occupational exposures and the risk of COPD: dusty trades revisited
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Thorax 64:6-12. 2009
    ..The contribution of occupational exposures to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and, in particular, their potential interaction with cigarette smoking remains underappreciated...
  23. pmc Asthma and smoking status in a population-based study of California adults
    M D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94117, USA
    Public Health Rep 116:148-57. 2001
    ..The authors sought to determine whether adult asthmatics are less likely to smoke cigarettes than members of the general population...
  24. pmc Exposure to indoor combustion and adult asthma outcomes: environmental tobacco smoke, gas stoves, and woodsmoke
    M D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 94117, USA
    Thorax 57:973-8. 2002
    ..Despite widespread exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), gas stoves, and woodsmoke, the impact of these exposures on adult asthma has not been well characterised...
  25. ncbi request reprint Occupation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic bronchitis: an update
    P D Blanc
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:251-7. 2007
    ..This review supports previous analyses concluding that there is a causal association between work-related exposures and COPD...
  26. pmc Survival following lung transplantation for silicosis and other occupational lung diseases
    J P Singer
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Occup Med (Lond) 62:134-7. 2012
    ..Information is scant assessing outcomes in lung transplantation (LT) in advanced occupational lung diseases (OLD)...
  27. pmc Comparison of cardiac and pulmonary-specific quality-of-life measures in pulmonary arterial hypertension
    H Chen
    Dept of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    Eur Respir J 38:608-16. 2011
    ..In conclusion, both cardiac-specific and respiratory-specific measures appropriately assess HRQoL in most patients with PAH. Overall, the LHFQ demonstrates stronger performance characteristics than the AQ20...
  28. pmc Gas stove use and respiratory health among adults with asthma in NHANES III
    M D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Occup Environ Med 60:759-64. 2003
    ..Adults with asthma may be susceptible to the effects of gas stove exposure because of their underlying airway hyperresponsiveness, but this association has been difficult to establish...
  29. pmc Trends in gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and related drug intoxication: 1999 to 2003
    Ilene B Anderson
    California Poison Control System, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:177-83. 2006
    ..To analyze changes in gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) case reporting, we review GHB or congener drug cases reported to the California Poison Control System, comparing these to other data sets...
  30. ncbi request reprint Leukotriene modifier use and asthma severity: how is a new medication being used by adults with asthma?
    Laurie Snyder
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 94117, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:617-22. 2004
    ..Because milder asthma is usually controllable with more familiar medications, we hypothesized that adults with asthma would receive leukotriene modifiers for more severe disease...
  31. pmc A thematic analysis of quality of life in lung transplant: the existing evidence and implications for future directions
    J P Singer
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA Cardiovascular Research Institute, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    Am J Transplant 13:839-50. 2013
    ..Opportunity for future study lies in validating existing and potential novel HRQL instruments and further elucidating the determinants of HRQL through longitudinal multidimensional investigation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Beta agonists, inhaled steroids, and the risk of intensive care unit admission for asthma
    M D Eisner
    Cardiovascular Research Institute, Division of Research Northern California Kaiser Permanente, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Eur Respir J 17:233-40. 2001
    ..This suggests that ICS prescription to adults with moderate-to-severe asthma could reduce the risk of life-threatening exacerbation...
  33. pmc Functional recovery following musculoskeletal injury in hospital workers
    M Gillen
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0608, USA
    Occup Med (Lond) 60:532-9. 2010
    ..Hospital workers are at high risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), but outcomes following such injuries have not been well studied longitudinally...
  34. 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)...
  35. pmc The impact of SHS exposure on health status and exacerbations among patients with COPD
    Mark D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 4:169-76. 2009
    ..18 and HR 1.40; 95% CI 0.94 to 2.10, respectively). In conclusion, SHS was associated with poorer health status and a greater risk of COPD exacerbation. COPD patients may comprise a vulnerable population for the health effects of SHS...
  36. pmc The COPD severity score: a dynamic prediction tool for health-care utilization
    Theodore A Omachi
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0111, USA
    COPD 5:339-46. 2008
    ..This severity score may be used to adjust for disease severity or to identify high-risk populations...
  37. 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...
  38. 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)...
  39. pmc Longer term exposure to secondhand smoke and health outcomes in COPD: impact of urine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol
    Mark D Eisner
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 609, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:945-53. 2009
    ..Secondhand smoke (SHS) contains respiratory irritants and has the potential to adversely affect adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but few studies have evaluated the impact of SHS on COPD...
  40. pmc Risk factors for death in adults with severe asthma
    Theodore A Omachi
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0111, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:130-6. 2008
    ..Mortality risk in adult asthma is poorly understood, especially the interplay among race, disease severity, and health care access...
  41. pmc Depression and health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Theodore A Omachi
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
    Am J Med 122:778.e9-15. 2009
    ..Furthermore, we have an incomplete understanding of how much depression versus respiratory factors contributes to poor health-related quality of life...
  42. pmc The COPD Helplessness Index: a new tool to measure factors affecting patient self-management
    Theodore A Omachi
    University of California, San Francisco, Box 0111, 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
    Chest 137:823-30. 2010
    ..Psychologic factors affect how patients with COPD respond to attempts to improve their self-management skills. Learned helplessness may be one such factor, but there is no validated measure of helplessness in COPD...
  43. 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...
  44. pmc Respiratory and skeletal muscle strength in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: impact on exercise capacity and lower extremity function
    Jonathan Singer
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 31:111-9. 2011
    ..We sought to quantify the impact of respiratory muscle and lower extremity strength on exercise capacity and lower extremity function (LEF) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  45. pmc Development of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: beyond lung function
    Mark D Eisner
    University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M1097, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
    Thorax 66:108-14. 2011
    ..COPD is a major cause of disability, but little is known about how disability develops in this condition...
  46. pmc Supratherapeutic anticoagulation from low-molecular-weight heparin in lung transplant recipients
    Jonathan P Singer
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 29:1009-13. 2010
    ..Having identified a high incidence of supratherapeutic anti-factor Xa levels in lung transplant recipients, we aimed to elucidate the relationship between enoxaparin dose and anti-factor Xa level in this patient population...
  47. 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...
  48. pmc Obstructive sleep apnea: a risk factor for work disability
    Theodore A Omachi
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
    Sleep 32:791-8. 2009
    ..To examine obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as a risk factor for work disability...
  49. pmc Influence of anxiety on health outcomes in COPD
    Mark D Eisner
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
    Thorax 65:229-34. 2010
    ..To better define the role of anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study was conducted of the inter-relations between anxiety and COPD in a large cohort of subjects with COPD and a matched control group...
  50. pmc Onset of depressive symptoms among adults with asthma: results from a longitudinal observational cohort
    Patricia P Katz
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0936, USA
    Prim Care Respir J 19:223-30. 2010
    ..The study goal was to identify risk factors for depression onset among a community-based sample of adults with asthma...
  51. pmc Measurement of COPD severity using a survey-based score: validation in a clinically and physiologically characterized cohort
    Mark D Eisner
    University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, M 1097, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
    Chest 137:846-51. 2010
    ..In this study, we aimed to further validate the severity score in a different COPD cohort and using a combination of patient-reported and objective physiologic measurements...
  52. pmc Disability in valued life activities among individuals with COPD and other respiratory conditions
    Patricia P Katz
    University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California St, Ste 270, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 30:126-36. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to delineate the effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on a broad range of valued life activities (VLAs) and make comparisons to effects of other airways conditions...
  53. pmc Screening for depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Laura J Julian
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, CA 94143 0920, USA
    COPD 6:452-8. 2009
    ..These results suggest that mood disorders are relatively common among persons with COPD. The GDS-15 is a useful screening measure to identify patients at risk for depression...
  54. pmc The impact of disability on depression among individuals with COPD
    Patricia P Katz
    University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California St, Ste 270, San Francisco, CA 94143 0920, USA
    Chest 137:838-45. 2010
    ..Both disability and depression are common in COPD, but limited information is available on the time-ordered relationship between increases in disability and depression onset...
  55. pmc Matrix metalloproteinase-9 predicts pulmonary status declines in α1-antitrypsin deficiency
    Theodore A Omachi
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Respir Res 12:35. 2011
    ..Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) may be important in the progression of emphysema, but there have been few longitudinal clinical studies of MMP-9 including pulmonary status and COPD exacerbation outcomes...
  56. pmc COPD as a systemic disease: impact on physical functional limitations
    Mark D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
    Am J Med 121:789-96. 2008
    ..We aimed to elucidate the physical functional limitations that are directly attributable to COPD compared to a matched referent group without the condition...
  57. ncbi request reprint Performance of valued life activities reflected asthma-specific quality of life more than general physical function
    Patricia P Katz
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Ave, Suite 609, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:259-67. 2004
    ..We examined the prevalence of disability in valued life activities (VLAs) among a group of adults with asthma and the impact of general physical function and performance of VLAs on asthma-specific quality of life (QOL)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Measuring disease-specific quality of life in obstructive airway disease: validation of a modified version of the airways questionnaire 20
    Hubert Chen
    Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    Chest 129:1644-52. 2006
    ..The Airways Questionnaire 20 (AQ20) is a concise measure of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in obstructive airway disease; however, its original format may underestimate impairment due to the complete cessation of certain activities...
  59. 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...
  60. pmc Perceived neighborhood problems and quality of life, physical functioning, and depressive symptoms among adults with asthma
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:873-9. 2006
    ..We investigated associations between perceived neighborhood problems and quality of life (QOL), physical functioning, and depressive symptoms among adults with asthma...
  61. ncbi request reprint Functioning and psychological status among individuals with COPD
    Patricia P Katz
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 270, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:1835-43. 2005
    ..We examined the link between functioning and psychological status among persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using measures of both general functional status and performance of life activities...
  62. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a survey-based COPD severity score
    Mark D Eisner
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 350 Parnassus Ave, Ste 609, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Chest 127:1890-7. 2005
    ..To develop a comprehensive disease-specific COPD severity instrument for survey-based epidemiologic research...
  63. ncbi request reprint Impact of exogenous glucocorticoid use on salivary cortisol measurements among adults with asthma and rhinitis
    Umesh Masharani
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 94143 1222, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:744-52. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in adult rhinitis: the role of perceived control of disease
    Hubert Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0924, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:845-50. 2004
    ..Factors affecting health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adult rhinitis have not been well described...
  65. ncbi request reprint Perceived control of asthma and quality of life among adults with asthma
    Patricia P Katz
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0920, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 89:251-8. 2002
    ..Perceived control of certain chronic conditions influences health status outcomes...
  66. ncbi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke exposure during travel among adults with asthma
    Mark D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 94117, USA
    Chest 122:826-8. 2002
    ..In California, state law now prohibits smoking in most public places. We examined the prevalence and short-term health impact of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure during travel among adults with asthma...
  67. pmc The influence of chronic respiratory conditions on health status and work disability
    Mark D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1506-13. 2002
    ..This study examined the impact of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on health status and work disability...
  68. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for work disability in severe adult asthma
    Mark D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Am J Med 119:884-91. 2006
    ..We aimed to elucidate the prevalence of and risk factors for work disability in severe adult asthma and to evaluate the impact of work disability on downstream health outcomes...
  69. pmc Body composition and functional limitation in COPD
    Mark D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Respir Res 8:7. 2007
    ..Low body mass index has been associated with increased mortality in severe COPD. The impact of body composition earlier in the disease remains unclear. We studied the impact of body composition on the risk of functional limitation in COPD...
  70. pmc Pulmonary function and the risk of functional limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Mark D Eisner
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1090-101. 2008
    ..Longitudinal follow-up can delineate the impact of these functional limitations on the prospective risk of disability, guiding preventive strategies that could attenuate the disablement process...
  71. pmc Impact of perceived neighborhood problems on change in asthma-related health outcomes between baseline and follow-up
    Irene H Yen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
    Health Place 14:468-77. 2008
    ..34; 95% confidence interval: 1.09-5.00). NP did not predict decline in QOL. Analyses adjusted for demographics, asthma severity, and baseline value of the health outcome...
  72. doi request reprint Assessing productivity loss and activity impairment in severe or difficult-to-treat asthma
    Hubert Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA, and Genentech Inc, South San Francisco, CA, USA
    Value Health 11:231-9. 2008
    ..We sought to assess the performance characteristics of an asthma-specific adaptation of the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire (WPAI:Asthma) in patients with either severe or difficult-to-treat asthma...
  73. ncbi request reprint Effect of race on asthma management and outcomes in a large, integrated managed care organization
    Sara E Erickson
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1846-52. 2007
    ..Morbidity from asthma disproportionately affects black people. Whether this excess morbidity is fully explained by differences in asthma severity, access to care, or socioeconomic status (SES) is unknown...
  74. ncbi request reprint Asthma control, severity, and quality of life: quantifying the effect of uncontrolled disease
    Hubert Chen
    Department of Medicine, The University of California San Francisco, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:396-402. 2007
    ..Current practice guidelines emphasize the importance of attaining asthma control. We sought to quantify the degree of quality-of-life impairment associated with different levels of asthma control...
  75. doi request reprint The impact of pretransplant mechanical ventilation on short- and long-term survival after lung transplantation
    J P Singer
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Am J Transplant 11:2197-204. 2011
    ..Notably, the increased risk of death appears to be strongest the early posttransplant period and limited to certain pretransplant diagnoses...
  76. pmc High-risk behaviors and hospitalizations among gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) users
    Susan Y Kim
    California Poison Control System, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 1369, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:429-38. 2007
    ..Little is known about behaviors linked to gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) morbidity...
  77. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary manifestations of the eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with tryptophan ingestion
    A C Campagna
    University of California, San Francisco, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Chest 101:1274-81. 1992
    ..Another remains markedly dyspneic with pulmonary hypertension. Of the remaining four patients, two exhibited resolution of pulmonary symptoms after systemic corticosteroid therapy, and two experienced partial improvement...
  78. pmc Area-level socioeconomic status in relation to outcomes in gamma-hydroxybutyrate intoxication
    Ilene B Anderson
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, California Poison Control System, San Francisco Division, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 1369, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 47:48-57. 2009
    ..This may be particularly relevant for gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), which is prototypical of "party" drug abuse...
  79. pmc COPD and cognitive impairment: the role of hypoxemia and oxygen therapy
    Neeta Thakur
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 5:263-9. 2010
    ..In patients with established COPD, we evaluated the impact of disease severity and impairment of respiratory physiology on cognitive impairment and the potential mitigating role of oxygen therapy...
  80. pmc Systematic assessment of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) effects during and after acute intoxication
    Susan Y Kim
    California Poison Control System, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 1369, USA
    Am J Addict 17:312-8. 2008
    ..001). This modified substance-specific symptom battery, which is easily administered, demonstrated excellent performance characteristics. It can be used to study GHB and, potentially, related drugs of abuse...
  81. ncbi request reprint Integrating qualitative research into occupational health: a case study among hospital workers
    Deborah R Gordon
    Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:399-409. 2005
    ..We sought to better use qualitative approaches in occupational health research and integrate them with quantitative methods...
  82. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive study of the direct and indirect costs of adult asthma
    Miriam G Cisternas
    MGC Data Services, Carlsbad, California, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:1212-8. 2003
    ..Asthma is a common and costly health condition, but most estimates of its economic effect have relied on secondary sources with limited condition-specific detail...
  83. ncbi request reprint Proceedings of the first Jack Pepys Occupational Asthma Symposium
    Moira Chan-Yeung
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 167:450-71. 2003
  84. ncbi request reprint Exposure to substances in the workplace and new-onset asthma: an international prospective population-based study (ECRHS-II)
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 370:336-41. 2007
    ..We therefore aimed to estimate the relative and attributable risks of new-onset asthma in relation to occupations, work-related exposures, and inhalation accidents...
  85. ncbi request reprint ED utilization of computed tomography in a poisoned population
    Manish M Patel
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 20:212-7. 2002
    ..Those among whom CT scans were obtained were more likely to be admitted to the hospital from the ED, despite negative findings...
  86. pmc Occupational risk factors for asthma among nurses and related healthcare professionals in an international study
    Maria C Mirabelli
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 64:474-9. 2007
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  87. ncbi request reprint Is giant cell interstitial pneumonitis synonymous with hard metal lung disease?
    Paul D Blanc
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:834; author reply 834-5. 2007
  88. ncbi request reprint Occupational and environmental "orphan" respiratory diseases
    Paul D Blanc
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:253-4. 2006
  89. doi request reprint Diagnosis and management of work-related asthma: American College Of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement
    Susan M Tarlo
    Toronto Western Hospital EW7 449, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2S8
    Chest 134:1S-41S. 2008
    ..The current Consensus Statement updates the previous one based on additional research that has been published since then, including findings relevant to preventive measures and work-exacerbated asthma (WEA)...