heat stress disorders

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Summary: A group of conditions that develop due to overexposure or overexertion in excessive environmental heat.

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  1. Kovats R, Hajat S. Heat stress and public health: a critical review. Annu Rev Public Health. 2008;29:41-55 pubmed
  2. Morabito M, Profili F, Crisci A, Francesconi P, Gensini G, Orlandini S. Heat-related mortality in the Florentine area (Italy) before and after the exceptional 2003 heat wave in Europe: an improved public health response?. Int J Biometeorol. 2012;56:801-10 pubmed publisher
  3. Huang G, Zhou W, Cadenasso M. Is everyone hot in the city? Spatial pattern of land surface temperatures, land cover and neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics in Baltimore, MD. J Environ Manage. 2011;92:1753-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The exercise also indicates where heat prevention efforts, such as tree-planting programs, are most needed to help reduce heat exposure and moderate the urban heat island effect...
  4. Richard L, Kosatsky T, Renouf A. Correlates of hot day air-conditioning use among middle-aged and older adults with chronic heart and lung diseases: the role of health beliefs and cues to action. Health Educ Res. 2011;26:77-88 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings are discussed in light of the need to adequately support effective response to extreme heat in this vulnerable population...
  5. Kravchenko J, Abernethy A, Fawzy M, Lyerly H. Minimization of heatwave morbidity and mortality. Am J Prev Med. 2013;44:274-82 pubmed publisher
  6. Martiello M, Giacchi M. High temperatures and health outcomes: a review of the literature. Scand J Public Health. 2010;38:826-37 pubmed publisher
    ..To analyse the relationship between high temperatures and population health impacts, in terms of mortality and morbidity...
  7. Capacchione J, Muldoon S. The relationship between exertional heat illness, exertional rhabdomyolysis, and malignant hyperthermia. Anesth Analg. 2009;109:1065-9 pubmed publisher
  8. Schulte P, Chun H. Climate change and occupational safety and health: establishing a preliminary framework. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2009;6:542-54 pubmed publisher
    ..However, such a possibility should not be excluded, since there is potential for interactions of known hazards and new conditions leading to new hazards and risks...
  9. Bedsworth L. Preparing for climate change: a perspective from local public health officers in California. Environ Health Perspect. 2009;117:617-23 pubmed publisher
    ..Public health is no exception, because local public health agencies are crucial providers of disease prevention, health care, and emergency preparedness services...

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  1. Bassil K, Cole D, Moineddin R, Craig A, Lou W, Schwartz B, et al. Temporal and spatial variation of heat-related illness using 911 medical dispatch data. Environ Res. 2009;109:600-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The adverse effect of hot weather on health in urban communities is of increasing public health concern, particularly given trends in climate change...
  2. Kenny G, Yardley J, Brown C, Sigal R, Jay O. Heat stress in older individuals and patients with common chronic diseases. CMAJ. 2010;182:1053-60 pubmed publisher
  3. Schifano P, Cappai G, De Sario M, Michelozzi P, Marino C, Bargagli A, et al. Susceptibility to heat wave-related mortality: a follow-up study of a cohort of elderly in Rome. Environ Health. 2009;8:50 pubmed publisher
    ..This study investigated socio-demographic characteristics and pre-existing medical conditions as effect modifiers of the risk of dying during heat waves in a cohort of elderly residents in Rome...
  4. Reid C, O Neill M, Gronlund C, Brines S, Brown D, Diez Roux A, et al. Mapping community determinants of heat vulnerability. Environ Health Perspect. 2009;117:1730-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Adverse health impacts from heat waves can be avoided, and epidemiologic studies have identified specific population and community characteristics that mark vulnerability to heat waves...
  5. Zhang K, Rood R, Michailidis G, Oswald E, Schwartz J, Zanobetti A, et al. Comparing exposure metrics for classifying 'dangerous heat' in heat wave and health warning systems. Environ Int. 2012;46:23-9 pubmed publisher
  6. Loughnan M, Nicholls N, Tapper N. Mortality-temperature thresholds for ten major population centres in rural Victoria, Australia. Health Place. 2010;16:1287-90 pubmed publisher
  7. Bassil K, Cole D, Moineddin R, Lou W, Craig A, Schwartz B, et al. The relationship between temperature and ambulance response calls for heat-related illness in Toronto, Ontario, 2005. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2011;65:829-31 pubmed publisher
    ..This study describes the association between temperature and ambulance response calls for heat-related illness (HRI) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the summer of 2005...
  8. Brearley M, Heaney M, Norton I. Physiological responses of medical team members to a simulated emergency in tropical field conditions. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013;28:139-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the physiological responses of medical responders to a simulated field emergency in tropical conditions...
  9. Ye X, Wolff R, Yu W, Vaneckova P, Pan X, Tong S. Ambient temperature and morbidity: a review of epidemiological evidence. Environ Health Perspect. 2012;120:19-28 pubmed publisher
    ..In this paper, we review the epidemiological evidence on the relationship between ambient temperature and morbidity. We assessed the methodological issues in previous studies and proposed future research directions...
  10. Jenerette G, Harlan S, Stefanov W, Martin C. Ecosystem services and urban heat riskscape moderation: water, green spaces, and social inequality in Phoenix, USA. Ecol Appl. 2011;21:2637-51 pubmed
    ..However, vegetation has economic, water, and social equity implications that vary dramatically across neighborhoods and need to be managed through informed environmental policies...
  11. Henderson S, Kosatsky T. A data-driven approach to setting trigger temperatures for heat health emergencies. Can J Public Health. 2012;103:227-30 pubmed
    ..This condition provided 19 hours of lead time for preparation and was clearly understood by emergency responders and other users. ..
  12. Bassil K, Cole D. Effectiveness of public health interventions in reducing morbidity and mortality during heat episodes: a structured review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2010;7:991-1001 pubmed publisher
    ..While the limited evaluative work to date suggests a positive impact of public health interventions, concern persists about whether the most vulnerable groups, like the elderly and homeless, are being adequately reached...
  13. Matthies F, Menne B. Prevention and management of health hazards related to heatwaves. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2009;68:8-22 pubmed
    ..The general aim of the EuroHEAT project was to improve public health responses to weather extremes and, in particular, to heatwaves...
  14. Ely B, Cheuvront S, Kenefick R, Sawka M. Aerobic performance is degraded, despite modest hyperthermia, in hot environments. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010;42:135-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Environmental heat stress degrades aerobic performance; however, little research has focused on performance when the selected task elicits modest elevations in core body temperature (<38.5 degrees C)...
  15. Johnson D, Wilson J, Luber G. Socioeconomic indicators of heat-related health risk supplemented with remotely sensed data. Int J Health Geogr. 2009;8:57 pubmed publisher
  16. Luber G, McGeehin M. Climate change and extreme heat events. Am J Prev Med. 2008;35:429-35 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, it considers critical areas of an effective public health response including heat response plans, the use of remote sensing and GIS methodologies, and the importance of effective communications strategies...
  17. Pengelly L, Campbell M, Cheng C, Fu C, Gingrich S, Macfarlane R. Anatomy of heat waves and mortality in Toronto: lessons for public health protection. Can J Public Health. 2007;98:364-8 pubmed
    ..This study makes use of historical data and a methodology developed previously to examine the pattern of hot weather experienced over the last five decades in the City of Toronto, and to assess the associated burden of mortality...
  18. Hu Y, Jin H, Du X, Xiao C, Luo D, Wang B, et al. Effects of chronic heat stress on immune responses of the foot-and-mouth disease DNA vaccination. DNA Cell Biol. 2007;26:619-26 pubmed
    ..It suggests that vaccination in animals is affected by the changes of ambient temperature...
  19. Nybo L. Exercise and heat stress: cerebral challenges and consequences. Prog Brain Res. 2007;162:29-43 pubmed
    ..The complexity of brain fatigue response is discussed based on our own investigations and in the light of recent literature...
  20. Harlan S, Brazel A, Prashad L, Stefanov W, Larsen L. Neighborhood microclimates and vulnerability to heat stress. Soc Sci Med. 2006;63:2847-63 pubmed
    ..Urban heat island reduction policies should specifically target vulnerable residential areas and take into account equitable distribution and preservation of environmental resources...
  21. Dessai S. Heat stress and mortality in Lisbon Part II. An assessment of the potential impacts of climate change. Int J Biometeorol. 2003;48:37-44 pubmed
    ..Through a Bayesian analysis it is shown that, for the tested variables, future heat-related mortality is most sensitive to the choice of RCM and least to the method of calculating the excess deaths...
  22. Johnson H, Kovats R, McGregor G, Stedman J, Gibbs M, Walton H. The impact of the 2003 heat wave on daily mortality in England and Wales and the use of rapid weekly mortality estimates. Euro Surveill. 2005;10:168-71 pubmed
    ..This provided a quick first estimate of the number of deaths attributable to the heat wave and reflected the pattern of daily deaths in relation to the hottest days, but underestimated the excess when compared with the later analysis...
  23. Michelozzi P, de Donato F, Bisanti L, Russo A, Cadum E, DeMaria M, et al. The impact of the summer 2003 heat waves on mortality in four Italian cities. Euro Surveill. 2005;10:161-5 pubmed
    ..The introduction of warning systems alongside efficient preventive plans and the monitoring of mortality during heat waves may represent a valid tool for the reduction of heat-related deaths...
  24. Hajat S, Armstrong B, Gouveia N, Wilkinson P. Mortality displacement of heat-related deaths: a comparison of Delhi, São Paulo, and London. Epidemiology. 2005;16:613-20 pubmed
    ..We compare the extent to which short-term mortality displacement can explain heat deaths in Delhi, São Paulo, and London given contrasting demographic and health profiles...
  25. Cui J, Arbab Zadeh A, Prasad A, Durand S, Levine B, Crandall C. Effects of heat stress on thermoregulatory responses in congestive heart failure patients. Circulation. 2005;112:2286-92 pubmed
    ..However, thermoregulatory function during a controlled heat stress challenge in patients with CHF has not been studied...
  26. Ishigami A, Hajat S, Kovats R, Bisanti L, Rognoni M, Russo A, et al. An ecological time-series study of heat-related mortality in three European cities. Environ Health. 2008;7:5 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated the effect of high temperatures on daily mortality in three cities in Europe (Budapest, London, and Milan), using a standard approach...
  27. Odongo N, Alzahal O, Lindinger M, Duffield T, Valdes E, Terrell S, et al. Effects of mild heat stress and grain challenge on acid-base balance and rumen tissue histology in lambs. J Anim Sci. 2006;84:447-55 pubmed
    ..3 vs. 1.5; P < 0.05). These results suggest that under HS the acidifying effects of GC on acid-base balance in lambs were counteracted in the short-term through respiratory adaptation...
  28. Sheridan S. A survey of public perception and response to heat warnings across four North American cities: an evaluation of municipal effectiveness. Int J Biometeorol. 2007;52:3-15 pubmed
    ..Though air conditioning was nearly ubiquitous among respondents, over a third mentioned that economic factors of energy costs were considered in terms of how long or whether the air conditioner was turned on...
  29. Hutter H, Moshammer H, Wallner P, Leitner B, Kundi M. Heatwaves in Vienna: effects on mortality. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2007;119:223-7 pubmed
    ..The hot summer of 2003 brought about increased mortality in southern and western Europe, highlighting the health impact of heatwaves. No Austrian mortality data have yet been reported for this summer period...
  30. Rocklöv J, Forsberg B. The effect of temperature on mortality in Stockholm 1998--2003: a study of lag structures and heatwave effects. Scand J Public Health. 2008;36:516-23 pubmed publisher
  31. Sinha R. Electro-encephalogram disturbances in different sleep-wake states following exposure to high environmental heat. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2004;42:282-7 pubmed
  32. Toulemon L, Barbieri M. The mortality impact of the August 2003 heat wave in France: investigating the 'harvesting' effect and other long-term consequences. Popul Stud (Camb). 2008;62:39-53 pubmed publisher
    ..The mortality decline in 2004 is thus due mainly to other factors. One hypothesis is that special efforts have been directed towards isolated older people as a consequence of the heat wave...
  33. Kysely J, Kriz B. Decreased impacts of the 2003 heat waves on mortality in the Czech Republic: an improved response?. Int J Biometeorol. 2008;52:733-45 pubmed publisher
  34. Yip F, Flanders W, Wolkin A, Engelthaler D, Humble W, Neri A, et al. The impact of excess heat events in Maricopa County, Arizona: 2000--2005. Int J Biometeorol. 2008;52:765-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Consecutive days of heat exposure--even among a heat-acclimated population--can increase mortality risk. Public health response activities guided by locally obtained data will better target those at risk...
  35. Foroni M, Salvioli G, Rielli R, Goldoni C, Orlandi G, Zauli Sajani S, et al. A retrospective study on heat-related mortality in an elderly population during the 2003 heat wave in Modena, Italy: the Argento Project. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62:647-51 pubmed
    ..Summer 2003 witnessed an excess in heat-related mortality in the elderly population. The Argento Project was planned to define risk factors for heat-related death in Modena, Italy, during the hottest month of 2003 (August)...
  36. Rainham D, Smoyer Tomic K. The role of air pollution in the relationship between a heat stress index and human mortality in Toronto. Environ Res. 2003;93:9-19 pubmed
    ..Heat stress has a statistically significant, yet minimal impact on Toronto populations, and air pollution does appear to have a small, but consistent confounding effect on humidex effect estimates...
  37. Kalkstein A, Sheridan S. The social impacts of the heat-health watch/warning system in Phoenix, Arizona: assessing the perceived risk and response of the public. Int J Biometeorol. 2007;52:43-55 pubmed
    ..Based on these findings, suggestions are presented to help improve the Phoenix Heat Warning System...
  38. Linares C, Diaz J. Impact of high temperatures on hospital admissions: comparative analysis with previous studies about mortality (Madrid). Eur J Public Health. 2008;18:317-22 pubmed
  39. Blashki G, McMichael T, Karoly D. Climate change and primary health care. Aust Fam Physician. 2007;36:986-9 pubmed
    ..Climate change and rising average global temperatures threaten to disrupt the physical, biological and ecological life support systems on which human health depends...
  40. Fouillet A, Rey G, Laurent F, Pavillon G, Bellec S, Guihenneuc Jouyaux C, et al. Excess mortality related to the August 2003 heat wave in France. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2006;80:16-24 pubmed
    ..A major increase in mortality was then observed, which main epidemiological features are described herein...
  41. Fouillet A, Rey G, Wagner V, Laaidi K, Empereur Bissonnet P, Le Tertre A, et al. Has the impact of heat waves on mortality changed in France since the European heat wave of summer 2003? A study of the 2006 heat wave. Int J Epidemiol. 2008;37:309-17 pubmed publisher
    ..In order to evaluate the effectiveness of those measures, the observed excess mortality during the 2006 heat wave was compared to the expected excess mortality...
  42. Basu R, Samet J. Relation between elevated ambient temperature and mortality: a review of the epidemiologic evidence. Epidemiol Rev. 2002;24:190-202 pubmed
  43. Larrieu S, Carcaillon L, Lefranc A, Helmer C, Dartigues J, Tavernier B, et al. Factors associated with morbidity during the 2003 heat wave in two population-based cohorts of elderly subjects: PAQUID and Three City. Eur J Epidemiol. 2008;23:295-302 pubmed publisher
    ..The objectives of this study were to describe the impact of the 2003 heat wave in the general population of elderly people and to determine individual factors associated with morbidity...
  44. Heudorf U, Meyer C. [Health effects of extreme heat--an example of the heat wave and mortality in Frankfurt am Main in August 2003]. Gesundheitswesen. 2005;67:369-74 pubmed
    ..An extreme heat wave in August 2003 had caused thousands of deaths all over Europe. Suitable prevention measures were demanded. The heat-associated mortality in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany, in summer 2003 is here analysed and published...
  45. Keatinge W, Donaldson G. The impact of global warming on health and mortality. South Med J. 2004;97:1093-9 pubmed
    ..Meanwhile, it must not be forgotten that cold weather in winter causes-many more deaths than heat in summer, even in most subtropical regions, and measures to control cold-related deaths need to continue...
  46. Tan J, Zheng Y, Song G, Kalkstein L, Kalkstein A, Tang X. Heat wave impacts on mortality in Shanghai, 1998 and 2003. Int J Biometeorol. 2007;51:193-200 pubmed
  47. Wallace R, Kriebel D, Punnett L, Wegman D, Wenger C, Gardner J, et al. The effects of continuous hot weather training on risk of exertional heat illness. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005;37:84-90 pubmed
  48. Zhu Q, Zhang L, Li L, Que H, Zhang G. Expression Characterization of Stress Genes Under High and Low Temperature Stresses in the Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2016;18:176-88 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicated that both plasticity and evolution played an important role in the stress response adaptation of oysters. ..
  49. Tiwari A, Singh P, Asthana R. Role of calcium in the mitigation of heat stress in the cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120. J Plant Physiol. 2016;199:67-75 pubmed publisher
    ..There was also continuous up regulation of two important heat shock genes (groEL and groES) in Ca2+-supplemented cultures, exposed to heat shock, again indicating a role for Ca2+ in stress management. ..
  50. Kumar R, Mishra V, Buzan J, Kumar R, Shindell D, Huber M. Dominant control of agriculture and irrigation on urban heat island in India. Sci Rep. 2017;7:14054 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus both land-use decisions and aerosols are important factors governing, modulating, and even reversing the expected urban-rural temperature gradients. ..
  51. Scharf B, Leonard M, Weaber R, Mader T, Hahn G, Spiers D. Determinants of bovine thermal response to heat and solar radiation exposures in a field environment. Int J Biometeorol. 2011;55:469-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Further studies using continuous monitoring are needed to expand prediction of heat stress impact under different conditions. ..
  52. Paolinelli Alfonso M, Villalobos Escobedo J, Rolshausen P, Herrera Estrella A, Galindo Sánchez C, López Hernández J, et al. Global transcriptional analysis suggests Lasiodiplodia theobromae pathogenicity factors involved in modulation of grapevine defensive response. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:615 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that heat stress facilitates fungal colonization, because of the fungus ability to use the phenylpropanoid precursors and SA, both compounds known to control host defense. ..
  53. Heimbach J, Reznikov L, Calkins C, Robinson T, Dinarello C, Harken A, et al. TNF receptor I is required for induction of macrophage heat shock protein 70. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2001;281:C241-7 pubmed
    ..These studies demonstrate that TNFR-I is required for the synthesis of HSP70 in stressed Mphi by a TNF-independent mechanism and support an intracellular role for TNFR-I...
  54. Yoshihara T, Naito H, Kakigi R, Ichinoseki Sekine N, Ogura Y, Sugiura T, et al. Heat stress activates the Akt/mTOR signalling pathway in rat skeletal muscle. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2013;207:416-26 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, heat stress enhances Akt/mTOR signalling after one bout of resistance exercise. However, it remains unclear whether increased temperature itself stimulates the Akt/mTOR signalling pathway...
  55. Kavanagh K, Flynn D, Jenkins K, Zhang L, Wagner J. Restoring HSP70 deficiencies improves glucose tolerance in diabetic monkeys. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2011;300:E894-901 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that increasing HSP70, potentially through targeting hyperglycemia-related deficits in HSF1 induction and activation in the liver, is a potent and viable strategy to improve glucose tolerance...
  56. Bröde P, Błazejczyk K, Fiala D, Havenith G, Holmer I, Jendritzky G, et al. The Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI compared to ergonomics standards for assessing the thermal environment. Ind Health. 2013;51:16-24 pubmed
    ..The capabilities, restrictions and potential future extensions of UTCI are discussed...
  57. Fortune M, Mustard C, Etches J, Chambers A. Work-attributed illness arising from excess heat exposure in Ontario, 2004-2010. Can J Public Health. 2013;104:e420-6 pubmed
    ..The variation of heat illness incidence observed with worker and industry characteristics, and over time, can inform prevention efforts by occupational health services in Ontario. ..
  58. Oishi Y, Hayashida M, Tsukiashi S, Taniguchi K, Kami K, Roy R, et al. Heat stress increases myonuclear number and fiber size via satellite cell activation in rat regenerating soleus fibers. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2009;107:1612-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Combined, the results indicate that heat stress-related activation of satellite cells and upregulation of Hsp72 and calcineurin expression played important roles in the regeneration of the soleus fibers after bupivacaine injection...
  59. Fechir M, Schlereth T, Kritzmann S, Balon S, Pfeifer N, Geber C, et al. Stress and thermoregulation: different sympathetic responses and different effects on experimental pain. Eur J Pain. 2009;13:935-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Whether SNS activation is causally responsible for analgesia needs to be further investigated...