V Persky

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure, diabetes and endogenous hormones: a cross-sectional study in men previously employed at a capacitor manufacturing plant
    Victoria Persky
    University of Illinois, School of Public Health, 1603 West Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Environ Health 11:57. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Inner-city asthma: the role of the community
    Victoria Persky
    Epidemiology Biostatistics Division, University of Illinois School of Public Health, 1603 Taylor St, Room 878a, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Chest 132:831S-839S. 2007
  3. pmc Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and respiratory symptoms in the first year of life
    Victoria Persky
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Illinois, Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:271-8. 2008
  4. pmc The effect of low-cost modification of the home environment on the development of respiratory symptoms in the first year of life
    Victoria Persky
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 103:480-7. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of soy protein on endogenous hormones in postmenopausal women
    Victoria W Persky
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:145-53. 2002
  6. pmc The effects of PCB exposure and fish consumption on endogenous hormones
    V Persky
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:1275-83. 2001
  7. doi request reprint Associations of polychlorinated biphenyl exposure and endogenous hormones with diabetes in post-menopausal women previously employed at a capacitor manufacturing plant
    Victoria Persky
    University of Illinois School of Public Health, 1603 West Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Environ Res 111:817-24. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Is hereditary hemochromatosis a balanced polymorphism: an analysis of family size among hemochromatosis heterozygotes
    R L Nelson
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1740 West Taylor Street, Room 2204, m c 957, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:523-6. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Risk of disease in siblings of patients with hereditary hemochromatosis
    R L Nelson
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill 60612, USA
    Digestion 64:120-4. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases in an adolescent population: association with gender and race
    J K Fagan
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 86:177-84. 2001

Research Grants

  1. Peer Education in Pregnancy Study
    Victoria Persky; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure, diabetes and endogenous hormones: a cross-sectional study in men previously employed at a capacitor manufacturing plant
    Victoria Persky
    University of Illinois, School of Public Health, 1603 West Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Environ Health 11:57. 2012
    ..We have previously reported positive associations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and inverse associations of selected steroid hormones with diabetes in postmenopausal women previously employed in a capacitor manufacturing plant...
  2. ncbi request reprint Inner-city asthma: the role of the community
    Victoria Persky
    Epidemiology Biostatistics Division, University of Illinois School of Public Health, 1603 Taylor St, Room 878a, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Chest 132:831S-839S. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and respiratory symptoms in the first year of life
    Victoria Persky
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Illinois, Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:271-8. 2008
    ..Prevalence of asthma in developed countries increased between the 1970s and the 1990s. One factor that might contribute to the trends in asthma is the increased use of acetaminophen vs aspirin in children and pregnant women...
  4. pmc The effect of low-cost modification of the home environment on the development of respiratory symptoms in the first year of life
    Victoria Persky
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 103:480-7. 2009
    ..Previous studies have suggested that environmental exposures may be related to the development of respiratory symptoms in early life. Intervention studies, however, have not produced consistent findings...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of soy protein on endogenous hormones in postmenopausal women
    Victoria W Persky
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:145-53. 2002
    ..The long-term clinical effects of soy protein containing various concentrations of isoflavones on endogenous hormones are unknown...
  6. pmc The effects of PCB exposure and fish consumption on endogenous hormones
    V Persky
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:1275-83. 2001
    ..Elucidation of specific mechanisms must await future investigations...
  7. doi request reprint Associations of polychlorinated biphenyl exposure and endogenous hormones with diabetes in post-menopausal women previously employed at a capacitor manufacturing plant
    Victoria Persky
    University of Illinois School of Public Health, 1603 West Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Environ Res 111:817-24. 2011
    ..Possible biologic mechanisms are discussed. This study confirms previous reports relating PCB exposure to diabetes and suggests possible hormonal pathways deserving further exploration...
  8. ncbi request reprint Is hereditary hemochromatosis a balanced polymorphism: an analysis of family size among hemochromatosis heterozygotes
    R L Nelson
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1740 West Taylor Street, Room 2204, m c 957, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:523-6. 2001
    ..Evidence for this was sought by assessing reproductive success among hemochromatosis heterozygotes through determining their family size and incidence of miscarriage when compared to nongene carriers...
  9. ncbi request reprint Risk of disease in siblings of patients with hereditary hemochromatosis
    R L Nelson
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill 60612, USA
    Digestion 64:120-4. 2001
    ..The health histories of siblings of HH patients are reported...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases in an adolescent population: association with gender and race
    J K Fagan
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 86:177-84. 2001
    ..To estimate the prevalence and severity of asthma in an adolescent population by sex and race...
  11. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density and subsequent risk of prostate cancer in the NHANES-1 follow-up
    R L Nelson
    Department of Surgery, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    IARC Sci Publ 156:319-21. 2002
  12. ncbi request reprint Carcinoma in situ of the colorectum: SEER trends by race, gender, and total colorectal cancer
    R L Nelson
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    J Surg Oncol 71:123-9. 1999
    ..The hypothesis being tested is that CIS will be far less common in blacks than in whites and that rates of CIS should be increasing in whites from 1973 to 1994...
  13. ncbi request reprint Lead exposure in ironworkers
    L Forst
    University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Emergency Medicine School of Public Health 60612, USA
    Am J Ind Med 32:540-3. 1997
    ..Whereas cigarette smoking and current work with lead have been previously identified as risk factors for toxicity, interventions to prevent lead toxicity in ironworkers should also focus on work practices during rivet busting...
  14. ncbi request reprint Time trends in distal colorectal cancer subsite location related to age and how it affects choice of screening modality
    R L Nelson
    Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago 60612, USA
    J Surg Oncol 69:235-8. 1998
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  15. ncbi request reprint Cohort mortality study of capacitor manufacturing workers, 1944-2000
    Katherine Mallin
    University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology Biostastics Health, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:565-76. 2004
    ..2) were significantly elevated. Although individual exposure assessment was limited, PCBs alone or in combination with other chemicals could be associated with increased risks for liver/biliary, stomach, intestinal, and thyroid cancer...
  16. doi request reprint Frequent ear infections in infancy and the risk of asthma in Mexican American children
    Kamal Eldeirawi
    Public Health, Mental Health, and Administrative Nursing, Department of Health Systems Science, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    J Asthma 47:473-7. 2010
    ..This study examined the associations of history of ear infections in infancy with doctor-diagnosed asthma in a large sample of Mexican American children...
  17. pmc Bone mineral density and the subsequent risk of cancer in the NHANES I follow-up cohort
    Richard L Nelson
    Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    BMC Cancer 2:22. 2002
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  18. pmc Organochlorine exposure and incidence of diabetes in a cohort of Great Lakes sport fish consumers
    Mary Turyk
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1076-82. 2009
    ..Prospective studies, however, have been lacking...
  19. ncbi request reprint Congener profiles of occupational PCB exposure versus PCB exposure from fish consumption
    Sally Freels
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1603 West Taylor Street Room 953 M C 922, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Chemosphere 69:435-43. 2007
    ..Consideration of combinations of congener levels and their relative proportions is relevant to tracking route of exposure and may also be relevant to modeling effects on health outcomes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Inverse association between rural environment in infancy and sensitization to rodents in adulthood
    Samuel Dorevitch
    The Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 98:440-6. 2007
    ..Studying adults exposed to allergens in the workplace may help determine whether childhood exposures confer lasting protection against sensitization...
  21. ncbi request reprint Environmental allergens and asthma morbidity in low-income children
    Mary Turyk
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
    J Asthma 43:453-7. 2006
    ..Respiratory infections confounded the association of cockroach allergen with number of asthma symptoms...
  22. ncbi request reprint Relationship of serum levels of individual PCB, dioxin, and furan congeners and DDE with Great Lakes sport-caught fish consumption
    Mary Turyk
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1601 W Taylor Street, Room 879 M C923 Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Environ Res 100:173-83. 2006
    ..In epidemiologic studies, it may be important to include populations with higher organochlorine exposures as well as background exposures and to consider the effects of individual congeners or mixtures of congeners on health outcomes...
  23. pmc Residential mercury spills from gas regulators
    Daniel Hryhorczuk
    Great Lakes Center for Children s Environmental Health, John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:848-52. 2006
    ..Gas companies, their contractors, and residents should be aware of these risks and should take appropriate actions to prevent these spills from occurring and remediate them if they occur...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association of meningioma with reproductive factors
    Eunsuk Lee
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:1152-7. 2006
    ..These data add to the evidence that factors known to influence endogenous hormones (pregnancy and indirectly smoking) may have protective effects for meningiomas primarily in premenopausal women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dietary differences among women of Polish descent by country of birth and duration of residency in the United States
    Daniel P Dunham
    Northwestern University Medical School, Illinois, Chicago, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:219-26. 2004
    ..We examined relationships of dietary factors associated with these diseases with stage of migration among Polish women in Chicago...
  26. ncbi request reprint Associations of place of birth with asthma and wheezing in Mexican American children
    Kamal Eldeirawi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60612 7260, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:42-8. 2005
    ..There are wide global variations in the prevalence of asthma and wheezing...
  27. ncbi request reprint Associations of organochlorines with endogenous hormones in male Great Lakes fish consumers and nonconsumers
    Mary E Turyk
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1603 W Taylor Street, Room 879, M C 923, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Environ Res 102:299-307. 2006
    ..Further studies should help delineate specific exposure effects and effects of exposures to other common environmental contaminants alone and in combination with PCBs...
  28. ncbi request reprint History of ear infections and prevalence of asthma in a national sample of children aged 2 to 11 years: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988 to 1994
    Kamal Eldeirawi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612 7260, USA
    Chest 125:1685-92. 2004
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Effect of ozone and aeroallergens on the respiratory health of asthmatics
    Mary A Ross
    Health and Ecological Effects Group, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Arch Environ Health 57:568-78. 2002
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  30. doi request reprint Stressful life events and asthma in adolescents
    Mary E Turyk
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:255-63. 2008
    ..Assessing and addressing the effects of stressful life events may be helpful in managing asthma in inner city adolescents...
  31. ncbi request reprint Associations of physician-diagnosed asthma with country of residence in the first year of life and other immigration-related factors: Chicago asthma school study
    Kamal M Eldeirawi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 99:236-43. 2007
    ..Objective: To evaluate the associations of immigration-related variables with physician-diagnosed asthma in a sample of Mexican American children...
  32. pmc Relationships of thyroid hormones with polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, furans, and DDE in adults
    Mary E Turyk
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1197-203. 2007
    ..Whereas investigations of health effects have generally focused on human populations with relatively high exposures through occupation, accident, or high fish consumption, general population exposures may also carry risk...
  33. ncbi request reprint Associations of acculturation and country of birth with asthma and wheezing in Mexican American youths
    Kamal M Eldeirawi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7260, USA
    J Asthma 43:279-86. 2006
    ..Mexican Americans have lower rates of asthma than other ethnic groups in the United States...
  34. ncbi request reprint Bias and confounding in longitudinal measures of exhaled monoxides
    Samuel Dorevitch
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health 60612, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:583-90. 2007
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Research Grants5

  1. Peer Education in Pregnancy Study
    Victoria Persky; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Results of this study will assist in elucidating the etiologic pathway by which asthma develops early in life, as well as assist in the development of effective intervention programs. ..