Ferran Ballester

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Air pollution, climate change and health]
    Ferran Ballester
    Unidad de Epidemiología y Estadística, Escuela Valenciana de Estudios para la Salud
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 79:159-75. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Fish consumption during pregnancy, prenatal mercury exposure, and anthropometric measures at birth in a prospective mother-infant cohort study in Spain
    Rosa Ramón
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1047-55. 2009
  3. pmc Prenatal exposure to cooking gas and respiratory health in infants is modified by tobacco smoke exposure and diet in the INMA birth cohort study
    Ana Esplugues
    CIBER Epidemiologia y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Melchor Fernandez Almagro, 3 5, 28029, Madrid, Spain
    Environ Health 12:100. 2013
  4. doi request reprint [Trends in environmental risks in the context of the economic crisis. SESPAS report 2014]
    Ferran Ballester
    Departamento de Enfermeria, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, España Área de Investigación en Ambiente y Salud, Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana FISABIO Salud Pública, Valencia, España Ciber de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, España Electronic address
    Gac Sanit 28:51-7. 2014
  5. pmc Sources of indoor air pollution and respiratory health in preschool children
    Virginia Fuentes-Leonarte
    Department of Health and Environment, Centre for Public Health Research CSISP, 46020 Valencia, Spain
    J Environ Public Health 2009:727516. 2009
  6. pmc Reproducibility and validity of a food frequency questionnaire among pregnant women in a Mediterranean area
    Jesus Vioque
    Departamento de Salud Publica, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Ctra, Nacional 332 s n 03550, Campus San Juan de Alicante, Spain
    Nutr J 12:26. 2013
  7. pmc Air pollution and mortality in the Canary Islands: a time-series analysis
    Elena López-Villarrubia
    Dirección General de Salud Publica, Gobierno de Canarias, Alfonso XIII, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Environ Health 9:8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Reducing ambient levels of fine particulates could substantially improve health: a mortality impact assessment for 26 European cities
    Ferran Ballester
    Valencian School of Health Studies EVES, Valencia, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:98-105. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint [Climatic change and public health: scenarios after the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol]
    Ferran Ballester
    Unidad de Epidemiología y Estadística, Escuela Valenciana de Estudios en Salud, Conselleria de Sanitat, Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia, Espana
    Gac Sanit 20:160-74. 2006
  10. pmc Air pollution and cardiovascular admissions association in Spain: results within the EMECAS project
    F Ballester
    Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Escola Valenciana d Estudis en Salut EVES Valencian School of Health Studies, c Joan de Garay 21, 46017 Valencia, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:328-36. 2006

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Publications72

  1. ncbi request reprint [Air pollution, climate change and health]
    Ferran Ballester
    Unidad de Epidemiología y Estadística, Escuela Valenciana de Estudios para la Salud
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 79:159-75. 2005
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Fish consumption during pregnancy, prenatal mercury exposure, and anthropometric measures at birth in a prospective mother-infant cohort study in Spain
    Rosa Ramón
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1047-55. 2009
    ..Birth size has been shown to be related to maternal fish intake, although the results are inconsistent...
  3. pmc Prenatal exposure to cooking gas and respiratory health in infants is modified by tobacco smoke exposure and diet in the INMA birth cohort study
    Ana Esplugues
    CIBER Epidemiologia y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Melchor Fernandez Almagro, 3 5, 28029, Madrid, Spain
    Environ Health 12:100. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to analyze the association between the use of gas cooking at home during pregnancy and respiratory problems in children during their first year of life...
  4. doi request reprint [Trends in environmental risks in the context of the economic crisis. SESPAS report 2014]
    Ferran Ballester
    Departamento de Enfermeria, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, España Área de Investigación en Ambiente y Salud, Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana FISABIO Salud Pública, Valencia, España Ciber de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, España Electronic address
    Gac Sanit 28:51-7. 2014
    ....
  5. pmc Sources of indoor air pollution and respiratory health in preschool children
    Virginia Fuentes-Leonarte
    Department of Health and Environment, Centre for Public Health Research CSISP, 46020 Valencia, Spain
    J Environ Public Health 2009:727516. 2009
    ..The distribution of papers depending on the pollution source showed a clear relationship with life-style and the level of development...
  6. pmc Reproducibility and validity of a food frequency questionnaire among pregnant women in a Mediterranean area
    Jesus Vioque
    Departamento de Salud Publica, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Ctra, Nacional 332 s n 03550, Campus San Juan de Alicante, Spain
    Nutr J 12:26. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the reproducibility and validity (against biochemical biomarkers) of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in pregnant women...
  7. pmc Air pollution and mortality in the Canary Islands: a time-series analysis
    Elena López-Villarrubia
    Dirección General de Salud Publica, Gobierno de Canarias, Alfonso XIII, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Environ Health 9:8. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Reducing ambient levels of fine particulates could substantially improve health: a mortality impact assessment for 26 European cities
    Ferran Ballester
    Valencian School of Health Studies EVES, Valencia, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:98-105. 2008
    ..5) levels were reduced to 10 microg/m3 (3.0% vs 0.4%). This study shows that more stringent standards need to be adopted in Europe to protect public health, as proposed by the scientific community and the World Health Organization...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Climatic change and public health: scenarios after the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol]
    Ferran Ballester
    Unidad de Epidemiología y Estadística, Escuela Valenciana de Estudios en Salud, Conselleria de Sanitat, Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia, Espana
    Gac Sanit 20:160-74. 2006
    ....
  10. pmc Air pollution and cardiovascular admissions association in Spain: results within the EMECAS project
    F Ballester
    Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Escola Valenciana d Estudis en Salut EVES Valencian School of Health Studies, c Joan de Garay 21, 46017 Valencia, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:328-36. 2006
    ..To evaluate the short term effect of air pollution on cardiovascular admissions in 14 Spanish cities..
  11. ncbi request reprint [Surveillance of environmental risks in public health. The case of air pollution]
    Ferran Ballester
    Unidad de Epidemiología y Estadística, Escuela Valenciana de Estudios en Salud EVES, 46017 Valencia, Espana
    Gac Sanit 19:253-7. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint [The EMECAS Project: Spanish multicentre study on short-term health effects of air pollution]
    Ferran Ballester
    Unidad de Epidemiología y Estadística, Escuela Valenciana de Estudios para la Salud, Valencia
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 79:229-42. 2005
    ..Pollutants analyses: suspended particles, SO2, NO2, CO and O3. Control variables: meteorological, calendar, seasonality and influenza trend and incidence...
  13. pmc Air pollution exposure during pregnancy and reduced birth size: a prospective birth cohort study in Valencia, Spain
    Ferran Ballester
    Center for Public Health Research CSISP, Conselleria de Sanitat, 46020, Valencia, Spain
    Environ Health 9:6. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the association between exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and anthropometric measures at birth in a cohort in Valencia, Spain...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Particulate air pollution and health in Valencia [Spain] 1994-1996]
    F Ballester
    Unitat d Epidemiologia i Estadística Escola Valenciana d Estudis per a la Salut EVES Conselleria de Sanitat Generalitat Valenciana Valencia Spain
    Gac Sanit 16:464-79. 2002
    ..To estimate the short-term association between levels of air pollution due to suspended particulates and several indicators of morbidity and mortality in the city of Valencia, Spain...
  15. pmc The EMECAM project: a multicentre study on air pollution and mortality in Spain: combined results for particulates and for sulfur dioxide
    F Ballester
    Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Escola Valenciana d Estudis per a la Salut EVES, Conselleria de Sanitat, Generalitat Valenciana, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 59:300-8. 2002
    ..In this paper the combined results are presented for the short term effects of particulates and sulfur dioxide on both daily mortality for all and for specific causes...
  16. pmc Air pollution and emergency hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases in Valencia, Spain
    F Ballester
    Unit of Epidemiology and Statistics, Valencian School of Studies for Health EVES, Conselleria de Sanitat, Generalitat Valenciana, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:57-65. 2001
    ..To estimate the short-term association between air pollution levels and emergency hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases in Valencia, within 1994-1996 period...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Transport, environment and health. 2008 SESPAS Report]
    Ferran Ballester
    Escola Valenciana d Estudis en Salut EVES, Conselleria de Sanitat, Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia, Espana
    Gac Sanit 22:53-64. 2008
    ..These interventions would help to achieve a change in current modes of transport and would lead to a healthier population and a more sustainable environment...
  18. doi request reprint Social factors associated with nitrogen dioxide (NO2) exposure during pregnancy: the INMA-Valencia project in Spain
    Sabrina Llop
    Unit of Environment and Health, Centre of Public Health Research CSISP, Valencia, Spain
    Soc Sci Med 72:890-8. 2011
    ..These subgroups also have a higher probability of being exposed to NO(2) levels over 40 μg/m(3), which is the annual limit for maximum safe exposure, as established by European Directive 2008/50/EC...
  19. doi request reprint Prenatal and postnatal insecticide use and infant neuropsychological development in a multicenter birth cohort study
    Sabrina Llop
    Centre for Public Health Research CSISP FISABIO, Av Catalunya 21, 46020 Valencia, Spain
    Environ Int 59:175-82. 2013
    ..We found certain evidence about the adverse effect of using insecticide sprays during pregnancy on the psychomotor development of children. Some socio-demographic factors and other exposures could enhance that effect. ..
  20. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to mercury and infant neurodevelopment in a multicenter cohort in Spain: study of potential modifiers
    Sabrina Llop
    Centre for Public Health Research, Valencia, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 175:451-65. 2012
    ..09, 95% CI: -2.21, 0.03), although follow-up is required to confirm these results...
  21. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and birth size
    Maria José Lopez-Espinosa
    Centre for Public Health Research CSISP, Conselleria de Sanitat, Avda Catalunya 21, 46020 Valencia, Spain
    Pediatrics 128:e127-34. 2011
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Estimation of personal NO2 exposure in a cohort of pregnant women
    Carmen Iñiguez
    Centre Superior d Investigació en Salut Pública, Conselleria de Sanidad, Avenida Cataluña 21, Valencia, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 407:6093-9. 2009
    ..Considering periods shorter than the entire pregnancy will provide us the opportunity to identify specific windows of susceptibility...
  23. pmc Relation between temperature and mortality in thirteen Spanish cities
    Carmen Iñiguez
    Center for Public Health Research CSISP, Valencia, Spain
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:3196-210. 2010
    ..The effect of heat was greater than the effect of cold. The effect of cold and MMT was, in general, greater for cardio-respiratory mortality than for total mortality, while the effect of heat was, in general, greater among the elderly...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prenatal exposure to mercury and neuropsychological development in young children: the role of fish consumption
    Sabrina Llop
    Epidemiology and Environmental Health Joint Research Unit, FISABIO Universitat Jaume I Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol . 2016
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between prenatal exposure to mercury and child neuropsychological development in high-fish-intake areas in Spain...
  25. doi request reprint Prenatal and postnatal residential usage of insecticides in a multicenter birth cohort in Spain
    Sabrina Llop
    Centre for Public Health Research CSISP, Av Catalunya 21, 46020 Valencia, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 445:273-80. 2013
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Effect of iodine supplementation during pregnancy on infant neurodevelopment at 1 year of age
    Mario Murcia
    Unit of Environment and Health, Centre for Public Health Research, Avda Catalunya 21, Valencia, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 173:804-12. 2011
    ..Further evidence on the safety and effectiveness of iodine supplementation during pregnancy is needed before it is systematically recommended in iodine-sufficient or mildly deficient areas...
  27. pmc Prenatal Exposure to NO2 and Ultrasound Measures of Fetal Growth in the Spanish INMA Cohort
    Carmen Iñiguez
    Epidemiology and Environmental Health Joint Research Unit, FISABIO Universitat Jaume I Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 124:235-42. 2016
    ..Air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been associated with impaired fetal growth. However, few studies have measured fetal biometry longitudinally, remaining unclear as to whether there are windows of special vulnerability...
  28. doi request reprint [Current dietary exposure to mercury during pregnancy and childhood, and public health recommendations]
    Sabrina Llop
    Centro Superior de Investigación en Salud Pública, Valencia, Espana
    Gac Sanit 27:273-8. 2013
    ..These recommendations should be strengthened, since there is general consensus among all regional and national public administrations that fish is an essential source of nutrients for development in the early stages of life...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of exposure to occupational risks during pregnancy in Spain
    Ana M Garcia
    Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Publica, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Valencia, Avda Tarongers 4b, 46021, Valencia, Spain
    Int J Public Health 57:817-26. 2012
    ..We describe reported exposures to main categories of occupational agents and conditions in Spanish pregnant workers...
  30. doi request reprint [Trend in lead exposure in the Spanish child population in the last 20 years. An unrecognized example of health in all policies?]
    Sabrina Llop
    Centro Superior de Investigación en Salud Pública CSISP, Valencia, España Ciber de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Espana
    Gac Sanit 27:149-55. 2013
    ..To describe the time trend in atmospheric lead concentrations in Spain, from before lead was banned as a gasoline additive to the present, and to determine the trend in lead body burden in the Spanish child population...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Current situation, priorities for intervention and research needs in air pollution and health in Spain: conclusions of the AIRNET Network Day in Barcelona]
    Ferran Ballester
    Unitat d Epidemiologia i Estadística Escola Valenciana d Estudis per la Salud EVES, Valencia, Espana
    Gac Sanit 21:70-5. 2007
  32. doi request reprint Characterizing mortality effects of particulate matter size fractions in the two capital cities of the Canary Islands
    Elena López-Villarrubia
    Dirección General de Salud Publica, Gobierno de Canarias, Alfonso XIII, 4 35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Espana, Spain
    Environ Res 112:129-38. 2012
    ..The overall findings suggest that the establishment of new air quality standards for the short-term effect of PM(2.5) and PM(10-2.5) and further limiting levels of PM(10) in European Union is advisable...
  33. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to lead in Spain: cord blood levels and associated factors
    Sabrina Llop
    Centre of Public Health Research, Av Catalunya 21, 46020, Valencia, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 409:2298-305. 2011
    ..The present research was carried out within the framework of the INMA project INfancia y Medio Ambiente (Environment and Childhood)...
  34. pmc Organochlorine Compounds and Ultrasound Measurements of Fetal Growth in the INMA Cohort (Spain)
    Maria José Lopez-Espinosa
    Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research in the Valencian Region, FISABIO Public Health, Valencia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 124:157-63. 2016
    ..Several studies have reported decreases in birth size associated with exposure to organochlorine compounds (OCs), but uncertainties remain regarding the critical windows of prenatal exposure and the effects on fetal body segments...
  35. doi request reprint Environmental factors affecting children's respiratory health in the first years of life: a review of the scientific literature
    Virginia Fuentes-Leonarte
    Research Foundation, Hospital La Fe, Valencia Maternal Hospital, 11th Floor, INMA project, Avda Campanar 21, 46009, Valencia, Spain
    Eur J Pediatr 167:1103-9. 2008
    ..However, very few synthesis studies have been carried out on this matter...
  36. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and neonatal thyroid stimulating hormone levels
    Maria José Lopez-Espinosa
    Centre for Public Health Research, Environmental and Health Research Area, Conselleria de Sanitat, Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia, Spain
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:579-88. 2010
    ..09). No statistically significant association was found between the remaining OCs and TSH at birth. Prenatal exposure to β-HCH may affect neonatal thyroid hormone status and its function in neurological development...
  37. doi request reprint Active and passive smoking during pregnancy and ultrasound measures of fetal growth in a cohort of pregnant women
    Carmen Iñiguez
    Centre Superior d Investigacióen Salut Pública, Conselleria de Sanitat, Valencia, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:563-70. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the impact of active and passive smoking during pregnancy on fetal biometry in a cohort of Spanish women...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Air pollutant exposure during pregnancy and fetal and early childhood development. Research protocol of the INMA (Childhood and Environment Project)]
    Ana Esplugues
    Escola Valenciana d Estudis en Salut EVES, Valencia, España Hospital Universitari La Fe, Valencia, Espana
    Gac Sanit 21:162-71. 2007
    ..This article aims to present the air pollutant exposure protocol during pregnancy and fetal and early childhood development of the INMA project...
  39. ncbi request reprint Exposure to ambient air pollution and prenatal and early childhood health effects
    Marina Lacasana
    Valencian School of Studies for Health, Valencia, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:183-99. 2005
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Diet quality in early pregnancy and its effects on fetal growth outcomes: the Infancia y Medio Ambiente (Childhood and Environment) Mother and Child Cohort Study in Spain
    Clara L Rodríguez-Bernal
    Centro Superior de Investigación en Salud Pública, Valencia, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1659-66. 2010
    ..Maternal diet has been associated with fetal growth outcomes; however, evidence is scarce on the role of dietary quality...
  41. doi request reprint Health effects of the 2012 Valencia (Spain) wildfires on children in a cohort study
    Ana M Vicedo-Cabrera
    Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research in the Valencian Region, FISABIO Public Health, Avda Catalunya, 21, 46020, Valencia, Spain
    Environ Geochem Health 38:703-12. 2016
    ..Exposure to wildfire smoke was associated with increased respiratory symptoms in this child population, particularly affecting susceptible individuals with asthma or rhinitis. ..
  42. doi request reprint Infants' indoor and outdoor residential exposure to benzene and respiratory health in a Spanish cohort
    Amparo Ferrero
    Epidemiology and Environmental Health Joint Research Unit, FISABIO Universitat Jaume I, Universitat de Valencia, Avenida de Catalunya 21, 46020, Valencia, Spain Spanish Consortium for Research on Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Melchor Fernandez Almagro, 3 5, 28029, Madrid, Spain Electronic address
    Environ Pollut . 2017
    ..Even so, it highlights a public health concern related to the personal exposure levels, since a considerable number of children surpassed the abovementioned WHO guideline for benzene exposure...
  43. doi request reprint Gender differences in the neurotoxicity of metals in children
    Sabrina Llop
    Centre for Public Health Research CSISP FISABIO, Av Catalunya 21, 46020 Valencia, Spain
    Toxicology 311:3-12. 2013
    ..More research is highly warranted about this matter. Environmental epidemiological studies should be designed to quantify differential gender-based exposures and outcomes, and this may provide new insights into prevention strategies. ..
  44. doi request reprint [The spatial distribution of population exposure to outdoor air pollution in Valencia (Spain) and its association with a privation index]
    Marisa Estarlich
    CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Espana
    Gac Sanit 27:143-8. 2013
    ..To evaluate spatial variation in exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air pollution in the city of Valencia, Spain, and its association with socioeconomic deprivation and age...
  45. doi request reprint Prevention of early in life mercury exposures: no more unnecessary delays
    Rosa Ramón
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:378-9. 2008
  46. pmc Residential exposure to outdoor air pollution during pregnancy and anthropometric measures at birth in a multicenter cohort in Spain
    Marisa Estarlich
    Consortium for Research on Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1333-8. 2011
    ..We assessed the association between exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and anthropometric measures at birth in four areas within the Spanish Children's Health and Environment (INMA) mother and child cohort study...
  47. doi request reprint Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene, air pollution exposure and associated life style factors in pregnant women
    Sabrina Llop
    CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 407:97-104. 2008
    ..1-hydroxypyrene could be a good marker of exposure to PAHs from tobacco and diet, and also a useful marker of short term exposure to air pollution...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prenatal exposure to mercury in a prospective mother-infant cohort study in a Mediterranean area, Valencia, Spain
    Rosa Ramón
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 392:69-78. 2008
    ..Some studies indicate that Mediterranean populations could be at risk of prenatal exposure to mercury through fish consumption...
  49. doi request reprint Association between thyroid hormone levels and 4,4'-DDE concentrations in pregnant women (Valencia, Spain)
    Maria José Lopez-Espinosa
    Unit of Epidemiologic and Statistics, Valencian School of Health Studies, Conselleria de Sanidad, Juan de Garay 21, Valencia 46017, Spain
    Environ Res 109:479-85. 2009
    ..Several epidemiological studies have reported that some organochlorine compounds (OCs), such as polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) and 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene (4,4'-DDE), may alter thyroid function...
  50. doi request reprint [Prevalence of exposure to occupational risks in pregnant Spanish workers (the INMA Project-Valencia)]
    M Carmen González-Galarzo
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Spain
    Gac Sanit 23:420-6. 2009
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Concentrations and determinants of organochlorine levels among pregnant women in Eastern Spain
    Sabrina Llop
    Carlos III Health Institute ISCIII, 20220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 408:5758-67. 2010
    ..PCB 153 levels increased with the intake of seafood. The levels of HCB, b-HCH, 4,4'-DDT, and 4,4'-DDE observed in this study were slightly higher than in other studies, whereas the PCB levels were similar...
  52. doi request reprint Preterm birth and exposure to air pollutants during pregnancy
    Sabrina Llop
    Carlos III Health Institute, Madrid, Spain
    Environ Res 110:778-85. 2010
    ..The evidence to date, however, is insufficient to establish a direct causal link between such exposure and preterm delivery. This study evaluates the specific effect of prenatal exposure to NO(2) and benzene on preterm births...
  53. doi request reprint Indoor and outdoor air concentrations of BTEX and determinants in a cohort of one-year old children in Valencia, Spain
    Ana Esplugues
    Spanish Consortium for Research on Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Parc de Recerca Biomedica de Barcelona, Doctor Aiguader, 88 1ª Planta, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 409:63-9. 2010
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Indoor and outdoor concentrations and determinants of NO2 in a cohort of 1-year-old children in Valencia, Spain
    A Esplugues
    Centro Superior de Investigaciones en Salud Pública CSISP, Valencia, Spain
    Indoor Air 20:213-23. 2010
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Iodine intake in a population of pregnant women: INMA mother and child cohort study, Spain
    M Murcia
    CIBER Epidemiologia y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:1094-9. 2010
    ..The objectives of this study are to estimate iodine intake and excretion, to assess their association and to evaluate the compliance of the recommendations in a multicentre cohort of pregnant women...
  56. ncbi request reprint Length of stay in a hospital emergency room due to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: implications for air pollution studies
    S Perez-Hoyos
    Valencian School for Health Studies EVES, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:455-63. 2000
    ..For studies on air pollution impact these results imply that all those admissions during the early hours of the morning should be categorised as events of the previous day...
  57. doi request reprint Prenatal mercury exposure in a multicenter cohort study in Spain
    R Ramon
    Dirección General de Salud Publica, Conselleria de Sanitat, Valencia, Avda Catalunya 21, 46020 Valencia, Spain
    Environ Int 37:597-604. 2011
    ..Mercury is a ubiquitous heavy metal that may negatively affect human health. It is desirable to investigate mercury exposure in vulnerable populations...
  58. doi request reprint [The biomonitoring of toxic substances in biological samples of general population]
    Jesus Ibarluzea
    Subdirección de Salud Pública de Gipuzkoa, Departamento de Salud del Gobierno Vasco, San Sebastian, Guipuzcoa, España BIODONOSTIA, Instituto de Investigacion Sanitaria, San Sebastian, Guipuzcoa, España Ciber de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, España Electronic address
    Gac Sanit 30:45-54. 2016
    ....
  59. pmc Polymorphisms in ABC transporter genes and concentrations of mercury in newborns--evidence from two Mediterranean birth cohorts
    Sabrina Llop
    Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research in the Valencian Region, FISABIO, Valencia, Spain Spanish Consortium for Research on Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain
    PLoS ONE 9:e97172. 2014
    ..The genetic background may influence methylmercury (MeHg) metabolism and neurotoxicity. ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters actively transport various xenobiotics across biological membranes...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Studies conducted in Spain on concentrations in humans of persistent toxic compounds]
    Miquel Porta
    Instituto Municipal de Investigacion Medica, Barcelona, España Ciber de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Espana
    Gac Sanit 22:248-66. 2008
    ..The actual magnitude of human contamination by PTS and their trends across Spain -as well as the geographic and social heterogeneity- remain largely unknown...
  61. pmc Microsporidia and its relation to Crohn's disease. A retrospective study
    Juan C Andreu-Ballester
    Research Department, Arnau de Vilanova Hospital, Valencia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e62107. 2013
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Vitamin D in Pregnancy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-like Symptoms in Childhood
    Eva Morales
    From the aCentre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain bVirgen de la Arrixaca Universtiy Hospital, IMIB Arrixaca Research Institute, Murcia, Spain cCIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain dHospital del Mar Medical Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain eUniversitat Pompeu Fabra UPF, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain fIB SALUT, Area de Salut de Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain gUniversity of Valencia, Valencia, Spain hCenter for Public Health Research CSISP FISABIO, Valencia, Spain iDepartment of Basic Psychological Processes and Their Development, Basque Country University UPV EHU, San Sebastian, Spain jBiodonostia Institute, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain kPublic Health Laboratory, Basque Government, Bilbao, Spain lHospital San Agustín, Aviles, Asturias, Spain and mUniversity of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
    Epidemiology 26:458-65. 2015
    ..However, there are no prospective studies addressing this hypothesis. We aimed to examine whether maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy is associated with risk of ADHD-like symptoms in offspring...
  63. doi request reprint Effect of Gene-Mercury Interactions on Mercury Toxicokinetics and Neurotoxicity
    Sabrina Llop
    FISABIO UJI Universitat de València Joint Research Unit in Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Valencia, Spain
    Curr Environ Health Rep 2:179-94. 2015
    ..More research is highly warranted to clarify if there are vulnerable subgroups to mercury neurotoxicity in humans. ..
  64. doi request reprint Levels of pollutants in indoor air and respiratory health in preschool children: a systematic review
    Virginia Fuentes-Leonarte
    Research Foundation, Hospital La Fe CIBERESP, Valencia, Spain
    Pediatr Pulmonol 44:231-43. 2009
    ..Future research should focus on conducting more studies, preferably making use of cohorts, with adequate techniques for measuring indoor pollution levels...
  65. pmc Short-term relationship between hip fracture and weather conditions in two Spanish health areas with different climates
    Jose Maria Tenias
    Unidad Docente de Atencion Familiar y Comunitaria, Valencian School for Health Studies EVES, 46017 Valencia, Spain Spanish Consortium for Research on Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Spain University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
    J Environ Public Health 2015:395262. 2015
    ..To evaluate differences in the short-term relationship between weather conditions and the incidence of hip fracture in people aged 65 and over among two regions of Spain...
  66. doi request reprint Exposure to elevated temperatures and risk of preterm birth in Valencia, Spain
    Ana M Vicedo-Cabrera
    Spanish Consortium for Research on Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Spain Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research in the Valencian Region, FISABIO Public Health, Valencia, Spain
    Environ Res 134:210-7. 2014
    ..Our aim was to explore the potential short-term effects of elevated temperatures on the risk of preterm birth in Valencia (Spain)...
  67. doi request reprint Air pollution during pregnancy and childhood cognitive and psychomotor development: six European birth cohorts
    Monica Guxens
    From the aCenter for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain bHospital del Mar Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain cSpanish Consortium for Research on Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain dInserm, Team of Environmental Epidemiology Applied to Reproduction and Respiratory Health, U823, Grenoble, France eUniversity Grenoble Alpes, Institut Albert Bonniot, Grenoble, France fDepartment of Epidemiology Lazio Regional Health Service, Rome, Italy gUniversity of Valencia, Valencia, Spain hCenter for Public Health Research CSISP FISABIO, Valencia, Spain iInstitute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands jDepartment of Social Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece kINSERM, Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health CESP, U1018, Epidemiology of Diabetes, Obesity and Kidney Disease Lifelong Approach Team, Paris, France lUniversity Paris Sud, UMRS 1018, France mCentre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, United Kingdom nBiomedical Research Center, University of Granada Granada, MS 439
    Epidemiology 25:636-47. 2014
    ..Accumulating evidence from laboratory animal and human studies suggests that air pollution exposure during pregnancy affects cognitive and psychomotor development in childhood...
  68. pmc Association of γδ T cells with disease severity and mortality in septic patients
    Juan C Andreu-Ballester
    Research Department and Emergency Department, Arnau de Vilanova Hospital, Valencia, Spain
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 20:738-46. 2013
    ..Our results indicate that, during sepsis, γδ T cells show the largest decrease and this reduction becomes more intense when the septic process becomes more severe. Mortality was associated with a significant decrease in γδ T cells...
  69. pmc Spatial analysis of the relationship between mortality from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and drinking water hardness
    Juan Ferrandiz
    Departamento d Estadistica i Investigacio Operativa, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1037-44. 2004
    ..Further standardization by levels of calcium and magnesium in drinking water shows changes in the maps when we remove the effect of these covariates...
  70. doi request reprint Epidemiology of sepsis in the Valencian Community (Spain), 1995-2004
    Juan Carlos Andreu Ballester
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Arnau de Vilanova Hospital, the Unit, Valencia, Spain
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:630-4. 2008
    ..To study the incidence of sepsis in the Valencian Community (Spain) during a period of 10 years (1995-2004)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Monte Carlo calculation of dose rate distributions around the Walstam CDC.K-type 137Cs sources
    J Pérez-Calatayud
    Radiation Oncology Department, La Fe University Hospital, Valencia, Spain
    Phys Med Biol 46:2029-40. 2001
    ..Also phi an(r) factors are presented. The radial dose functions are given as a polynomial fit to the calculated data up to 15 cm. Best-fit values of coefficients suitable for use in Sievert integral calculations have been derived...
  72. ncbi request reprint Fitted dosimetric parameters of high dose-rate 192Ir sources according to the AAPM TG43 formalism
    F Lliso
    Radiation Oncology Department, La Fe University Hospital, Valencia, Spain
    Med Phys 28:654-60. 2001
    ..The average fit error is less than 1% in all cases. These functional forms make handling data easier within the treatment planning system, avoiding the use of tabulated data...