Melanie C Matheson

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Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi GSTT1 null genotype increases risk of premenopausal breast cancer
    Melanie C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic 3151, Australia
    Cancer Lett 181:73-9. 2002
  2. ncbi Residential characteristics predict changes in Der p 1, Fel d 1 and ergosterol but not fungi over time
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:1281-8. 2003
  3. ncbi Changes in indoor allergen and fungal levels predict changes in asthma activity among young adults
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:907-13. 2005
  4. pmc Biological dust exposure in the workplace is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Central and Eastern Clinical School, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, Victoria, Australia
    Thorax 60:645-51. 2005
  5. doi Sensitization to milk, egg and peanut from birth to 18 years: A longitudinal study of a cohort at risk of allergic disease
    Shatha A Alduraywish
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 27:83-91. 2016
  6. pmc Do Variants in GSTs Modify the Association between Traffic Air Pollution and Asthma in Adolescence?
    Gayan Bowatte
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and amp Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    Int J Mol Sci 17:485. 2016
  7. doi Association between latitude and allergic diseases: a longitudinal study from childhood to middle-age
    Vicka Oktaria
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 110:80-5.e1. 2013
  8. doi Childhood wheeze phenotypes show less than expected growth in FEV1 across adolescence
    Caroline J Lodge
    1 Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189:1351-8. 2014
  9. doi Does eczema in infancy cause hay fever, asthma, or both in childhood? Insights from a novel regression model of sibling data
    John L Hopper
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 130:1117-1122.e1. 2012
  10. doi The interplay between the effects of lifetime asthma, smoking, and atopy on fixed airflow obstruction in middle age
    Jennifer L Perret
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic, and Analytical Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:42-8. 2013

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  1. ncbi GSTT1 null genotype increases risk of premenopausal breast cancer
    Melanie C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic 3151, Australia
    Cancer Lett 181:73-9. 2002
    ..15-fold increased risk of breast cancer (95% CI = 1.7-5.8), while GSTM1 and NAT2 genotypes were not associated with breast cancer risk. Our results suggest that the GSTT1 null genotype may play a role in early onset breast cancer...
  2. ncbi Residential characteristics predict changes in Der p 1, Fel d 1 and ergosterol but not fungi over time
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:1281-8. 2003
    ..We also examined the changes in levels of indoor allergens...
  3. ncbi Changes in indoor allergen and fungal levels predict changes in asthma activity among young adults
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Central and Eastern Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:907-13. 2005
    ..We conducted a longitudinal study of indoor allergen and fungal levels in Melbourne homes between 1996 and 1998 to examine the effect of changes in allergen exposure upon asthma and associated outcomes...
  4. pmc Biological dust exposure in the workplace is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Central and Eastern Clinical School, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, Victoria, Australia
    Thorax 60:645-51. 2005
    ..Although the main risk factor is smoking, 15-19% of COPD even in smokers has been attributed to occupational exposures. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between occupational exposure and risk of COPD...
  5. doi Sensitization to milk, egg and peanut from birth to 18 years: A longitudinal study of a cohort at risk of allergic disease
    Shatha A Alduraywish
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 27:83-91. 2016
    ..We aimed to investigate the natural history of milk, egg and peanut sensitization from infancy to 18 years and assess whether early food sensitization predicted adolescent food allergy...
  6. pmc Do Variants in GSTs Modify the Association between Traffic Air Pollution and Asthma in Adolescence?
    Gayan Bowatte
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and amp Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3053, Australia
    Int J Mol Sci 17:485. 2016
    ..31-fold increased risk of wheeze and a 2.15-fold increased risk of asthma at 12 years. TRAP is associated with some respiratory outcomes in carriers of genetic polymorphisms in oxidative stress metabolism genes. ..
  7. doi Association between latitude and allergic diseases: a longitudinal study from childhood to middle-age
    Vicka Oktaria
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 110:80-5.e1. 2013
    ..Worldwide variations in allergy prevalence suggest that geographic factors may contribute to asthma. Ecologic studies have suggested that latitude, a marker of UV-B exposure and allergen exposures, may be related to clinical allergies...
  8. doi Childhood wheeze phenotypes show less than expected growth in FEV1 across adolescence
    Caroline J Lodge
    1 Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189:1351-8. 2014
    ..Better characterization of childhood wheeze phenotypes using newer statistical methods provides a basis for addressing the heterogeneity of childhood asthma. Outcomes of these phenotypes beyond childhood are unknown...
  9. doi Does eczema in infancy cause hay fever, asthma, or both in childhood? Insights from a novel regression model of sibling data
    John L Hopper
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 130:1117-1122.e1. 2012
    ..The atopic march hypothesis proposes that eczema precedes the development of asthma and allergic rhinitis...
  10. doi The interplay between the effects of lifetime asthma, smoking, and atopy on fixed airflow obstruction in middle age
    Jennifer L Perret
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic, and Analytical Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:42-8. 2013
    ..The contribution by asthma to the development of fixed airflow obstruction (AO) and the nature of its effect combined with active smoking and atopy remain unclear...
  11. ncbi Microsomal epoxide hydrolase is not associated with COPD in a community-based sample
    Melanie C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Hum Biol 78:705-17. 2006
    ..This finding, along with doubt shed on the accuracy of other studies that have demonstrated positive associations, suggests that a strong role for the EPHX1 polymorphisms in respiratory disease is unlikely...
  12. pmc Hormonal contraception increases risk of asthma among obese but decreases it among nonobese subjects: a prospective, population-based cohort study
    Melanie C Matheson
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    ERJ Open Res 1:. 2015
    ..Our findings suggest that in obese women with a history of long-term HC use may be at an increased risk of chronic respiratory disease, and regular monitoring for asthma and asthma symptoms may be recommended...
  13. doi Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases
    Shyamali C Dharmage
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 12:413-23. 2012
    ..Research is urgently needed to determine whether the suggested impact of acquisition of cats in adult life is modified by the person's childhood pet ownership, to help parents who seek advice on whether or not to get a cat...
  14. doi Childhood immunization and atopic disease into middle-age--a prospective cohort study
    Melanie C Matheson
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:301-6. 2010
    ..Our findings should provide reassurance that in terms of life time risk of asthma and atopic disease, childhood immunization is safe...
  15. doi House dust mite sensitization in toddlers predicts current wheeze at age 12 years
    Caroline J Lodge
    Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:782-788.e9. 2011
    ..Identification of children at risk of developing asthma provides a window of opportunity for risk-reducing interventions. Allergen sensitization might identify high-risk children...
  16. doi Clinical and functional differences between early-onset and late-onset adult asthma: a population-based Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study
    Daniel J Tan
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for Chronic Respiratory Disease, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Thorax 71:981-987. 2016
    ..Differences between early-onset and late-onset adult asthma have not been comprehensively described using prospective data...
  17. ncbi Associations between reduced diffusing capacity and airflow obstruction in community-based subjects
    Melanie C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Vic, Australia
    Respir Med 101:1730-7. 2007
    ....
  18. doi Childhood Lung Function Predicts Adult COPD and Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS)
    Dinh S Bui
    University of Melbourne, 2281, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2017
    ..There are limited data on early life risk factors for COPD phenotypes...
  19. doi The Impact of Timing of Introduction of Solids on Infant Body Mass Index
    Cong Sun
    Environmental and Genetic Epidemiology Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute MCRI, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Pediatr 179:104-110.e1. 2016
    ..To evaluate the associations between breastfeeding duration, age at solids introduction, and their interaction in relation to infant (age 9-15 months) above normal body mass index (BMI)...
  20. doi Early smoke exposure is associated with asthma and lung function deficits in adolescents
    Xin Dai
    a Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Asthma . 2016
    ..Early life tobacco smoke exposure may influence asthma, lung function and lung function growth into adolescence. We aimed to determine the associations between perinatal smoke exposure and asthma and lung function up to 18 years of age...
  21. doi Ambient wood smoke, traffic pollution and adult asthma prevalence and severity
    D Son Bui
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic MEGA Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Respirology 18:1101-7. 2013
    ..This paper aims to investigate associations between exposure to ambient wood smoke, traffic-related air pollution and current asthma/asthma severity in middle age, and whether any associations are modified by atopic status...
  22. ncbi Childhood allergic rhinitis predicts asthma incidence and persistence to middle age: a longitudinal study
    John A Burgess
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:863-9. 2007
    ..The association between allergic rhinitis and asthma is well documented, but the temporal sequence of this association has not been closely examined...
  23. doi Does eczema lead to asthma?
    John A Burgess
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    J Asthma 46:429-36. 2009
    ..Such studies may materially improve the quality of life of eczema patients and will have important public health benefits if the interventions lead to a reduction in the burden of asthma...
  24. ncbi Interactions of GST Polymorphisms in Air Pollution Exposure and Respiratory Diseases and Allergies
    Gayan Bowatte
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, L3, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Vic, 3053, Australia
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 16:85. 2016
    ....
  25. doi Prevalence of challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy using population-based sampling and predetermined challenge criteria in infants
    Nicholas J Osborne
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 127:668-76.e1-2. 2011
    ..Several indicators suggest that food allergy in infants is common and possibly increasing. Few studies have used oral food challenge to measure this phenomenon at the population level...
  26. doi Traffic-related air pollution exposure is associated with allergic sensitization, asthma, and poor lung function in middle age
    Gayan Bowatte
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 139:122-129.e1. 2017
    ..Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) exposure is associated with allergic airway diseases and reduced lung function in children, but evidence concerning adults, especially in low-pollution settings, is scarce and inconsistent...
  27. doi The Role of Breastfeeding in Childhood Otitis Media
    Caroline J Lodge
    Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 16:68. 2016
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarize the recent literature, both systematic reviews and recently published original studies not included within those reviews, on the relationship between breastfeeding and childhood otitis media (OM)...
  28. doi Early childhood infections and immunisation and the development of allergic disease in particular asthma in a high-risk cohort: A prospective study of allergy-prone children from birth to six years
    Jennifer A Thomson
    The Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:1076-85. 2010
    ..CDT immunisation in the first year may be a risk factor for asthma, but the need for CDT immunisation may also be a marker of increased risk of asthma in later childhood...
  29. doi Occupational skin disease in Victoria, Australia
    Jennifer L Cahill
    Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Australas J Dermatol 57:108-14. 2016
    ..To describe the characteristics of patients with occupational skin disease (OSD) in a tertiary referral clinic in Victoria, Australia...
  30. doi Occupational exposure and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Sheikh M Alif
    a Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Expert Rev Respir Med 10:861-72. 2016
    ....
  31. doi Adherence to asthma management guidelines by middle-aged adults with current asthma
    R K Kandane-Rathnayake
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Thorax 64:1025-31. 2009
    ..Using data from the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS), the adequacy of asthma management for middle-aged adults with asthma was investigated...
  32. doi Genomewide association study of peanut allergy reproduces association with amino acid polymorphisms in HLA-DRB1
    D J Martino
    Department of Paediatrics, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children s Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy . 2016
    ..Genetic variants for IgE-mediated peanut allergy are yet to be fully characterized and to date only one genomewide association study (GWAS) has been published...
  33. ncbi Beta2-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms are associated with asthma and COPD in adults
    Melanie C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Monash, Vic, Australia
    J Hum Genet 51:943-51. 2006
    ..63; 1.12,2.38) and COPD (2.91; 1.42,5.94). The Arg16/Gln27 beta(2)AR haplotype is important in COPD, asthma and BHR, and may be associated with more severe respiratory symptoms in middle-aged and older adults...
  34. ncbi How have we been managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia?
    M C Matheson
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Intern Med J 36:92-9. 2006
    ..The aim of the article was to report on COPD management in a community based cohort...
  35. doi Occupational contact urticaria: Australian data
    J D L Williams
    Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, Skin and Cancer Foundation, Inc, Victoria, PO Box 132, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
    Br J Dermatol 159:125-31. 2008
    ..However, there are relatively few reports of the occupational relevance of this condition...
  36. doi Childhood eczema and asthma incidence and persistence: a cohort study from childhood to middle age
    John A Burgess
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 122:280-5. 2008
    ..The association between eczema and asthma is well documented, but the temporal sequence of this association has not been closely examined...