ventilation

Summary

Summary: Supplying a building or house, their rooms and corridors, with fresh air. The controlling of the environment thus may be in public or domestic sites and in medical or non-medical locales. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

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  1. Brugniaux J, Pialoux V, Foster G, Duggan C, Eliasziw M, Hanly P, et al. Effects of intermittent hypoxia on erythropoietin, soluble erythropoietin receptor and ventilation in humans. Eur Respir J. 2011;37:880-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Following exposure to IH, tidal volume (V(T)) increased, respiratory frequency remained unchanged, and minute ventilation (V'(E)) was increased. There was a negative correlation between EPO and sEPOR (r = -0.261; p = 0...
  2. Buregyeya E, Nuwaha F, Verver S, Criel B, Colebunders R, Wanyenze R, et al. Implementation of tuberculosis infection control in health facilities in Mukono and Wakiso districts, Uganda. BMC Infect Dis. 2013;13:360 pubmed publisher
    ..Two facilities (4%) reported providing masks to patients with cough. Ventilation in the waiting areas was inadequate for TBIC in 43% (22/51) of the facilities...
  3. Hobday R, Dancer S. Roles of sunlight and natural ventilation for controlling infection: historical and current perspectives. J Hosp Infect. 2013;84:271-82 pubmed publisher
    ..To review the roles of natural ventilation and sunlight for controlling infection within healthcare environments...
  4. Ukawa S, Araki A, Kanazawa A, Yuasa M, Kishi R. The relationship between atopic dermatitis and indoor environmental factors: a cross-sectional study among Japanese elementary school children. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2013;86:777-87 pubmed publisher
    ..factors for atopic dermatitis were found to be the household use of a non-electric heating system without a ventilation duct to the outside (compared to the use of an electric heating system), having visible mould in the house, ..
  5. Hospodsky D, Qian J, Nazaroff W, Yamamoto N, Bibby K, Rismani Yazdi H, et al. Human occupancy as a source of indoor airborne bacteria. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e34867 pubmed publisher
    ..genome concentration, and bacterial phylogenetic populations were characterized in indoor, outdoor, and ventilation duct supply air, as well as in the dust of ventilation system filters and in floor dust...
  6. Norback D, Nordström K, Zhao Z. Carbon dioxide (CO2) demand-controlled ventilation in university computer classrooms and possible effects on headache, fatigue and perceived indoor environment: an intervention study. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2013;86:199-209 pubmed publisher
    To study the effects of a CO(2) demand-controlled ventilation system (variable flow) in computer classrooms on perceived air quality and sick building syndrome.
  7. Kembel S, Jones E, Kline J, Northcutt D, Stenson J, Womack A, et al. Architectural design influences the diversity and structure of the built environment microbiome. ISME J. 2012;6:1469-79 pubmed publisher
    ..bacterial community structure and environmental conditions in patient rooms exposed to mechanical or window ventilation and in outdoor air...
  8. Cox H, Escombe R, McDermid C, Mtshemla Y, Spelman T, Azevedo V, et al. Wind-driven roof turbines: a novel way to improve ventilation for TB infection control in health facilities. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e29589 pubmed publisher
    ..Although improving ventilation may reduce transmission, there is a lack of evidence to support low-cost practical interventions...
  9. López A, Valera D, Molina Aiz F. Sonic anemometry to measure natural ventilation in greenhouses. Sensors (Basel). 2011;11:9820-38 pubmed publisher
    The present work has developed a methodology for studying natural ventilation in Mediterranean greenhouses by means of sonic anemometry...

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  1. Murray E, Brondi L, Kleinbaum D, McGowan J, VAN Mels C, Brooks W, et al. Cooking fuel type, household ventilation, and the risk of acute lower respiratory illness in urban Bangladeshi children: a longitudinal study. Indoor Air. 2012;22:132-9 pubmed publisher
    ..However, few studies have evaluated the influence of natural household ventilation indicators on ALRI...
  2. Hellgren U, Hyvärinen M, Holopainen R, Reijula K. Perceived indoor air quality, air-related symptoms and ventilation in Finnish hospitals. Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2011;24:48-56 pubmed publisher
    Good ventilation is more important in hospitals than in many other buildings...
  3. Lan L, Wargocki P, Wyon D, Lian Z. Effects of thermal discomfort in an office on perceived air quality, SBS symptoms, physiological responses, and human performance. Indoor Air. 2011;21:376-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Task performance decreased when the subjects felt warm. Their heart rate, respiratory ventilation, and end-tidal partial pressure of carbon dioxide increased significantly, and their arterial oxygen saturation ..
  4. Sundell J, Levin H, Nazaroff W, Cain W, Fisk W, Grimsrud D, et al. Ventilation rates and health: multidisciplinary review of the scientific literature. Indoor Air. 2011;21:191-204 pubmed publisher
    The scientific literature through 2005 on the effects of ventilation rates on health in indoor environments has been reviewed by a multidisciplinary group...
  5. Sun Y, Zhang Y, Bao L, Fan Z, Sundell J. Ventilation and dampness in dorms and their associations with allergy among college students in China: a case-control study. Indoor Air. 2011;21:277-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Measured variables were ventilation rate, air temperature, and relative humidity indoors...
  6. Haverinen Shaughnessy U, Moschandreas D, Shaughnessy R. Association between substandard classroom ventilation rates and students' academic achievement. Indoor Air. 2011;21:121-31 pubmed publisher
    This study focuses on the relationship between classroom ventilation rates and academic achievement. One hundred elementary schools of two school districts in the southwest United States were included in the study...
  7. Amin R, Subbarao P, Lou W, Jabar A, Balkovec S, Jensen R, et al. The effect of dornase alfa on ventilation inhomogeneity in patients with cystic fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2011;37:806-12 pubmed publisher
    ..1% ± 10.34%; p = 0.03 and 0.28 ± 0.46 z-score; p = 0.03). Dornase alfa significantly improved LCI. Therefore the LCI may be a suitable tool to assess early intervention strategies in this patient population. ..
  8. Simons E, Hwang S, Fitzgerald E, Kielb C, Lin S. The impact of school building conditions on student absenteeism in Upstate New York. Am J Public Health. 2010;100:1679-86 pubmed publisher
    ..22; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.34, 3.68), humidity (OR=3.07; 95% CI=1.37, 6.89), poor ventilation (OR=3.10; 95% CI=1.79, 5.37), vermin (OR=2.23; 95% CI=1.32, 3...
  9. Kolarik J, Wargocki P. Can a photocatalytic air purifier be used to improve the perceived air quality indoors?. Indoor Air. 2010;20:255-62 pubmed publisher
    ..PAQ in the rooms polluted by building materials (used carpet, old linoleum, and old chipboard), and a used ventilation filter as well as a mixture of building materials, used ventilation filter and cathode-ray tube computer ..
  10. Kanazawa A, Saijo Y, Tanaka M, Yoshimura T, Chikara H, Takigawa T, et al. Nationwide study of sick house syndrome: comparison of indoor environment of newly built dwellings between Sapporo city and Southern areas including those in Honshu and Kyushu. Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2010;65:447-58 pubmed
    ..7% in Sapporo City and 3.3% in Honshu and northern Kyushu. Regarding ventilation, the principal method was the enforced ventilation in Sapporo and ventilation from open windows in Honshu and ..
  11. Feilberg A, Adamsen A, Lindholst S, Lyngbye M, Schäfer A. Evaluation of biological air filters for livestock ventilation air by membrane inlet mass spectrometry. J Environ Qual. 2010;39:1085-96 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on the results and published odor threshold values, it is estimated that the low removal efficiency of ROS is the main limitation for achieving a higher odor reduction. ..
  12. Flynn M, Susi P. Manganese, iron, and total particulate exposures to welders. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2010;7:115-26 pubmed publisher
    ..The data sets contained covariates for a variety of exposure modifiers, including the presence of ventilation, the degree of confinement, and the location of the personal sampler (i.e...
  13. Heiselberg P, Perino M. Short-term airing by natural ventilation - implication on IAQ and thermal comfort. Indoor Air. 2010;20:126-40 pubmed publisher
    The need to improve the energy efficiency of buildings requires new and more efficient ventilation systems...
  14. Bone A, Murray V, Myers I, Dengel A, Crump D. Will drivers for home energy efficiency harm occupant health?. Perspect Public Health. 2010;130:233-8 pubmed
    ..The main concerns for health surround the potential for poor indoor air quality if ventilation is insufficient and the possible risks of overheating in heatwave conditions...
  15. Zota A, Adamkiewicz G, Levy J, Spengler J. Ventilation in public housing: implications for indoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Indoor Air. 2005;15:393-401 pubmed
    ..Indoor air quality is mainly a function of outdoor concentrations, indoor sources, ventilation, and residential behavior...
  16. Hacker D, Sparrow E. Use of air-cleaning devices to create airborne particle-free spaces intended to alleviate allergic rhinitis and asthma during sleep. Indoor Air. 2005;15:420-31 pubmed
    ..In particular, the creation of a particle-free zone which encompasses the breathing space of a sleeping person holds promise of mitigating sleep-disturbing allergic reactions. ..
  17. Liao C, Chang C, Liang H. A probabilistic transmission dynamic model to assess indoor airborne infection risks. Risk Anal. 2005;25:1097-107 pubmed
    ..Here, we show that virulence of the organism factors, infectious quantum generation rates (quanta/s by an infected person), and host factors determine the risk for inhalation of indoor airborne infection. ..
  18. Akunne A, Louis V, Sanon M, Sauerborn R. Biomass solid fuel and acute respiratory infections: the ventilation factor. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2006;209:445-50 pubmed
    ..In future, its use will likely increase among poor households, and better ventilation is one important measure that can reduce this health impact...
  19. Li Y, Leung G, Tang J, Yang X, Chao C, Lin J, et al. Role of ventilation in airborne transmission of infectious agents in the built environment - a multidisciplinary systematic review. Indoor Air. 2007;17:2-18 pubmed
    ..recent studies demonstrating a definitive association between the transmission of airborne infections and the ventilation of buildings...
  20. Brandt C, Hott U, Sohr D, Daschner F, Gastmeier P, Ruden H. Operating room ventilation with laminar airflow shows no protective effect on the surgical site infection rate in orthopedic and abdominal surgery. Ann Surg. 2008;248:695-700 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate whether operating room (OR) ventilation with (vertical) laminar airflow impacts on surgical site infection (SSI) rates. Retrospective cohort-study based on routine surveillance data...
  21. Fisk W, Mirer A, Mendell M. Quantitative relationship of sick building syndrome symptoms with ventilation rates. Indoor Air. 2009;19:159-65 pubmed publisher
    ..and curves quantifying the change in sick building syndrome (SBS) symptom prevalence in office workers with ventilation rate...
  22. Kasai T, Usui Y, Yoshioka T, Yanagisawa N, Takata Y, Narui K, et al. Effect of flow-triggered adaptive servo-ventilation compared with continuous positive airway pressure in patients with chronic heart failure with coexisting obstructive sleep apnea and Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Circ Heart Fail. 2010;3:140-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Recently, it was reported that adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) can effectively treat sleep-disordered breathing...
  23. Barnes B, Mathee A, Krieger L, Shafritz L, Favin M, Sherburne L. Testing selected behaviors to reduce indoor air pollution exposure in young children. Health Educ Res. 2004;19:543-50 pubmed
    ..four indoor air pollution reduction behaviors (improve stove maintenance practices, child location practices, ventilation practices and reduce the duration of solid fuel burning)...