Michael A Kelsh
Affiliation: Exponent Inc
- Thyroid function and perchlorate in drinking water: an evaluation among California newborns, 1998Patricia A Buffler
University of California, Berkeley, California, and Nemours Children s Clinic, Orlando, FL, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:798-804. 2006....
- Cancer mortality and oil production in the Amazon Region of Ecuador, 1990-2005Michael A Kelsh
Exponent Health Sciences, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:381-95. 2009..To compare cancer mortality rates in Amazon cantons (counties) with and without long-term oil exploration and extraction activities...
- Factors that distinguish serious versus less severe strain and sprain injuries: an analysis of electric utility workersMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, Inc, Health Sciences, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
Am J Ind Med 52:210-20. 2009..This study examines factors associated with severe work-related sprain/strain injuries to the back, shoulder, and knees...
- Mesothelioma in vehicle mechanics: is the risk different for Australians?Michael A Kelsh
Exponent, Inc, 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Occup Med (Lond) 57:581-9. 2007..Calculations of relative risk using case reports from the Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) indicate increased risks; however, this contrasts with the results of 19 epidemiologic studies that have found no association...
- Occupational trichloroethylene exposure and kidney cancer: a meta-analysisMichael A Kelsh
Health Science Practice, Exponent, Inc, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Epidemiology 21:95-102. 2010..We conducted a meta-analysis of occupational studies of trichloroethylene-exposed workers to evaluate patterns of associations by study design, exposure assessment methods, and occupational groups...
- Occupational injury surveillance among electric utility employeesMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
J Occup Environ Med 46:974-84. 2004..Our results suggest that benchmarking and prevention efforts should be directed at specific occupational groups and specific injury types...
- Measured radiofrequency exposure during various mobile-phone use scenariosMichael A Kelsh
Exponent Inc, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 21:343-54. 2011..Our findings suggest that phone technology, and to a lesser extent, degree of urbanization, are the two stronger influences on RF power output. Software-modified phones should be useful for improving epidemiologic exposure assessment...
- Primary congenital hypothyroidism, newborn thyroid function, and environmental perchlorate exposure among residents of a Southern California communityMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, Inc, 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
J Occup Environ Med 45:1116-27. 2003..Age of the newborn at time of screening was the most important predictor of the TSH level. These findings suggest that residence in a community with potential perchlorate exposure has not impacted PCH rates or newborn thyroid function...
- Occupational magnetic field exposures of garment workers: results of personal and survey measurementsMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, Menlo Park, California, USA
Bioelectromagnetics 24:316-26. 2003..A historical exposure assessment can be conducted by linking duration of exposure with reconstructed exposure measurements but may be limited by the accuracy of work history data...
- Personal use of hair dyes and risk of bladder cancer: a meta-analysis of epidemiologic dataMichael A Kelsh
Exponent, 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Cancer Causes Control 19:549-58. 2008....
- A nested case-control study of brain tumors among employees at a petroleum exploration and extraction research facilityPatricia A Buffler
University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
J Occup Environ Med 49:791-802. 2007..0, 95% CI = 0.4-10.7). While some ORs above 1.5 were noted, no work-related chemical and physical exposures were significantly associated with the occurrence of brain tumors among employees at this facility...
- Low-level arsenic exposure in drinking water and bladder cancer: a review and meta-analysisPamela J Mink
Exponent, Health Sciences Practice, Washington, DC, USA
Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 52:299-310. 2008..More studies with detailed smoking history will help resolve whether smoking is an effect modifier...
- A meta-analysis of occupational trichloroethylene exposure and multiple myeloma or leukaemiaDominik D Alexander
Exponent Health Sciences, 185 Hansen Court, Suite 100, Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA
Occup Med (Lond) 56:485-93. 2006..Trichloroethylene (TCE) has been widely used as an industrial solvent and degreasing agent...
- An evaluation of self-reported mobile phone use compared to billing records among a group of engineers and scientistsMona Shum
Exponent, Inc, Menlo Park, California, USA
Bioelectromagnetics 32:37-48. 2011..The variability within studies and non-uniformity across studies indicates that estimation of the frequency and duration of phone use by questionnaires should be supplemented with subscriber records whenever practical...
- A meta-analysis of occupational trichloroethylene exposure and liver cancerDominik D Alexander
Exponent Health Sciences, 185 Hansen Ct, Suite 100, Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:127-43. 2007..To quantitatively evaluate this association and to examine sources of heterogeneity, we conducted a meta-analysis of occupational studies of TCE exposure and liver/biliary tract cancer...
- Evaluation of mercury in urine as an indicator of exposure to low levels of mercury vaporJoyce S Tsuji
Exponent, Bellevue, Washington 98007, USA
Environ Health Perspect 111:623-30. 2003..Thus, although mercury levels in air and urine are correlated below 50 microg/m3, the impact of airborne mercury levels below 10 microg/m3 is likely to be indistinguishable from background urinary mercury levels...
- Racial and Ethnic Variability in the Prevalence and Incidence of Comorbidities Associated with Gastric Cancer in the United StatesKimberly A Lowe
Amgen, Inc, Seattle, WA, 98119 3105, USA
J Gastrointest Cancer 47:168-81. 2016..Our objectives were to characterize comorbid conditions in a cohort of elderly gastric cancer patients and to determine if there is variability in the prevalence or incidence of the comorbid conditions across racial/ethnic groups...
- Neck injuries among electric utility workers, 1995-2007Tiffani A Fordyce
Exponent, Inc, Health Sciences Group, Menlo Park, Calif, USA
J Occup Environ Med 52:441-9. 2010..To describe the incidence and impact of neck injuries among electric utility workers...
- Survival after liver resection in metastatic colorectal cancer: review and meta-analysis of prognostic factorsGena P Kanas
Health Sciences, Exponent, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Clin Epidemiol 4:283-301. 2012..We performed a review and meta-analysis to evaluate survival after resection of CRC liver metastases (CLMs) and estimated the summary effect for seven prognostic factors...
- Evaluation of uncontrolled confounding in studies of environmental exposures and neurobehavioral testing in childrenPamela J Mink
Exponent Inc, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Epidemiology 15:385-93. 2004..We examined a priori the potential impact of confounding in a hypothetical study evaluating the association of a potentially neurotoxic environmental exposure with neurobehavioral function in children...
- Assessment of the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test using statistical process controlDaniel J Cher
Exponent, Inc, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
Inhal Toxicol 18:901-10. 2006..We conclude that laboratories performing the BeBLPT or other similar biological assays of immunological response could benefit from a statistical approach such as SPC to improve quality management...
- Pleural plaques: a review of diagnostic issues and possible nonasbestos factorsChester C Clarke
Exponent, Inc, Bowie, MD 20715, USA
Arch Environ Occup Health 61:183-92. 2006..The authors concluded that plaques may be associated with nonasbestos exposures and certain medical conditions. Without a thorough exposure/medical history, plaque reports can be misleading...
- Use of electronic medical records (EMR) for oncology outcomes research: assessing the comparability of EMR information to patient registry and health claims dataEdmund C Lau
Exponent, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Clin Epidemiol 3:259-72. 2011..Electronic medical records (EMRs) are used increasingly for research in clinical oncology, epidemiology, and comparative effectiveness research (CER)...
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: an assessment of international incidence, survival, and disease burdenAaron J Katz
Center for Observational Research, Amgen Inc, One Amgen Center Drive, 24 2 A, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91320, USA
Cancer Causes Control 26:1627-42. 2015..In this study, we describe recent international incidence of ALL and project the annual number of diagnoses to 2025. We also estimate relative survival and average potential years of life lost (AYLL) to assess the societal burden of ALL...
- Prevalence and incidence of comorbidities in elderly women with ovarian cancerVictoria M Chia
Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Gynecol Oncol 129:346-52. 2013..Studies suggest comorbidity plays an important role in ovarian cancer. We characterized the epidemiology of comorbid conditions in elderly U.S. women with ovarian cancer...
- Occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract: a meta-analysisNicole M Gatto
ToxStrategies, Inc, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA
Cancer Epidemiol 34:388-99. 2010..We conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of oral cavity, esophageal, stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectal cancers among workers occupationally exposed to Cr(VI)...
- Mesothelioma and lung cancer among motor vehicle mechanics: a meta-analysisMichael Goodman
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 48:309-26. 2004..Although some studies showed a small increase in risk of lung cancer among motor vehicle mechanics, the data on balance do not support a conclusion that lung cancer risk in this occupational group is related to asbestos exposure...
- Equipment grounding affects contact current exposure: a case study of sewing machinesJohn C Niple
Enertech Consultants, 300 Orchard City Drive, Suite 132, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 49:673-82. 2005..On this basis, such exposures have been under-investigated relative to the far greater attention accorded to occupational electric and magnetic fields...
- Residential proximity to naturally occurring asbestos and mesothelioma risks: further consideration of exposure misclassification and occupational confoundingMichael A Kelsh
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:1400; author reply 1400-1. 2006