Nino Kunzli

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Reference values for methacholine reactivity (SAPALDIA study)
    Pierre Yves Jayet
    Service of Pulmonology, University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
    Respir Res 6:131. 2005
  2. pmc Air pollution attributable postneonatal infant mortality in U.S. metropolitan areas: a risk assessment study
    Reinhard Kaiser
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Steinengraben 49, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health 3:4. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Air pollution: from lung to heart
    Nino Kunzli
    Dept of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:697-702. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal validity of spirometers--a challenge in longitudinal studies
    Nino Kunzli
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033 9013, USA
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:503-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Unifying susceptibility, exposure, and time: discussion of unifying analytic approaches and future directions
    Nino Kunzli
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:1263-71. 2005
  6. pmc A call for reporting the relevant exposure term in air pollution case-crossover studies
    Nino Kunzli
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1540 Alcazar, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:527-30. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Smoke pulls the blinds
    Nino Kunzli
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Environmental Health, Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, 9013 HSC, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:709-10. 2005
  8. pmc Ambient air pollution and atherosclerosis in Los Angeles
    Nino Kunzli
    Division of Environmental Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 9013, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:201-6. 2005
  9. pmc Smoke-free cafe in an unregulated European city: highly welcomed and economically successful
    N Kunzli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Basel, Switzerland
    Tob Control 12:282-8. 2003
  10. pmc Breathless in Los Angeles: the exhausting search for clean air
    Nino Kunzli
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1494-9. 2003

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc Reference values for methacholine reactivity (SAPALDIA study)
    Pierre Yves Jayet
    Service of Pulmonology, University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
    Respir Res 6:131. 2005
    ..We derived reference equations depending on individual characteristics (i.e., sex, age, baseline lung function) for relevant percentiles of the methacholine two-point dose-response slope...
  2. pmc Air pollution attributable postneonatal infant mortality in U.S. metropolitan areas: a risk assessment study
    Reinhard Kaiser
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Steinengraben 49, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health 3:4. 2004
    ..The impact of outdoor air pollution on infant mortality has not been quantified...
  3. ncbi request reprint Air pollution: from lung to heart
    Nino Kunzli
    Dept of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:697-702. 2005
    ..Further research will help identify susceptible subgroups and disentangle specific effects and mechanisms associated with various constituents and sources of air pollution...
  4. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal validity of spirometers--a challenge in longitudinal studies
    Nino Kunzli
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033 9013, USA
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:503-8. 2005
    ..Comparability of measurements across devices and over time is relevant both in clinical and epidemiological research...
  5. ncbi request reprint Unifying susceptibility, exposure, and time: discussion of unifying analytic approaches and future directions
    Nino Kunzli
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:1263-71. 2005
    ....
  6. pmc A call for reporting the relevant exposure term in air pollution case-crossover studies
    Nino Kunzli
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1540 Alcazar, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:527-30. 2005
    ..Publishing the distribution of the relevant differences will improve the interpretation and discussion of findings from case-crossover studies, particularly in cases with statistically non-significant associations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Smoke pulls the blinds
    Nino Kunzli
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Environmental Health, Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, 9013 HSC, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:709-10. 2005
  8. pmc Ambient air pollution and atherosclerosis in Los Angeles
    Nino Kunzli
    Division of Environmental Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033 9013, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:201-6. 2005
    ..Given the leading role of cardiovascular disease as a cause of death and the large populations exposed to ambient PM2.5, these findings may be important and need further confirmation...
  9. pmc Smoke-free cafe in an unregulated European city: highly welcomed and economically successful
    N Kunzli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Basel, Switzerland
    Tob Control 12:282-8. 2003
    ....
  10. pmc Breathless in Los Angeles: the exhausting search for clean air
    Nino Kunzli
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 236, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1494-9. 2003
    ..We describe these findings and urge a more aggressive effort to reduce air pollution exposures to protect our children's health. Lessons from this "case study" have national implications...
  11. ncbi request reprint Reduced exposure to PM10 and attenuated age-related decline in lung function
    Sara H Downs
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    N Engl J Med 357:2338-47. 2007
    ..Air pollution has been associated with impaired health, including reduced lung function in adults. Moving to cleaner areas has been shown to attenuate adverse effects of air pollution on lung function in children but not in adults...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. pmc Characterization of source-specific air pollution exposure for a large population-based Swiss cohort (SAPALDIA)
    L J Sally Liu
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1638-45. 2007
    ..Although the dispersion model approach has been used in some epidemiologic studies to examine health effects of traffic-specific air pollution, no study has evaluated the model predictions vigorously...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. doi request reprint Improvements in PM10 exposure and reduced rates of respiratory symptoms in a cohort of Swiss adults (SAPALDIA)
    Christian Schindler
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Steinengraben 49, CH 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:579-87. 2009
    ..Reductions in mortality following improvements in air quality were documented by several studies, and our group found, in an earlier analysis, that decreasing particulate levels attenuate lung function decline in adults...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Follow-up of the Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA 2) 1991-2003: methods and characterization of participants
    Ursula Ackermann-Liebrich
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Soz Praventivmed 50:245-63. 2005
    ..The Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA) was designed to investigate the health effects from long-term exposure to air pollution...
  20. pmc Air pollution and lung function in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey
    Thomas Gotschi
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 37:1349-58. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the association between long-term urban background air pollution and lung function levels, as well as change in lung function among European adults...
  21. ncbi request reprint Living near main streets and respiratory symptoms in adults: the Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in Adults
    Lucy Bayer-Oglesby
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, and Hôpital Intercantonal de la Broye, Payerne, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1190-8. 2006
    ..These findings among a general population provide strong confirmation that living near busy streets leads to adverse respiratory health effects...
  22. 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...
  23. 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)...
  24. doi request reprint Long-term effects of ambient air pollution on lung function: a review
    Thomas Gotschi
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Epidemiology 19:690-701. 2008
    ..Further research is needed on the relevance of specific pollution sources, particularly with regard to susceptible populations and relevant exposure periods throughout life...
  25. ncbi request reprint Single pollutant versus surrogate measure approaches: do single pollutant risk assessments underestimate the impact of air pollution on lung cancer risk?
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Occup Environ Med 45:715-23. 2003
    ..1 (range, 0.45-2.8) cancer cases per 100,000 person years. We discuss these discrepancies in light of inherent differences between approaches in toxicology and epidemiology...
  26. pmc Accelerated decline in lung function in smoking women with airway obstruction: SAPALDIA 2 cohort study
    Sara H Downs
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basle, Basle, Switzerland
    Respir Res 6:45. 2005
    ..The aim was to determine if effects from smoking on lung function measured over 11 years differ between men and women...
  27. ncbi request reprint Indoor time-microenvironment-activity patterns in seven regions of Europe
    Christian Schweizer
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Environmental Health, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:170-81. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Comparison of black smoke and PM2.5 levels in indoor and outdoor environments of four European cities
    Thomas Gotschi
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 36:1191-7. 2002
    ..BS measured on PM2.5 filters can be recommended as a valid and cheap additional indicator in studies on combustion-related air pollution and health...
  29. doi request reprint Population based screening - the difficulty of how to do more good than harm and how to achieve it
    Marcel Zwahlen
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 140:w13061. 2010
    ..Without explicit processes there is a danger that beneficial screening programmes could be neglected and that ineffective, and potentially harmful, screening procedures could be introduced...