Paul Blanc, MD

Division Chief
Medicine
+1 415 476-7377

Dr. Paul D. Blanc MD MSPH is Professor of Medicine and holds the Endowed Chair in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where he has been on faculty since 1988. He received his BA from Goddard College (Plainfield, Vermont), where he first became interested in health and the environment, later training at the Harvard School of Public Health (in industrial hygiene), the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and Cook County Hospital (in a joint Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency). He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCSF from 1985-7 and a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in 1987-8. He has been a resident scholar at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center (Bellagio, Italy) and the American Academy in Rome. In 2011, he was elected as a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, an international honorific society of occupational health leaders. He has authored numerous scholarly publications in his field and is also the author of How Everyday Products Make People Sick (University of California Press, 2009).

Publications: 

Bismuth Subgallate Toxicity in the Age of Online Supplement Use.

The neurologist

Sampognaro P, Vo KT, Richie M, Blanc PD, Keenan K

Occupation and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Meta-Analysis.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine

Schwartz DA, Vinnikov D, Blanc PD

Fatigue and sleepiness determine respiratory quality of life among veterans evaluated for sleep apnea.

Health and quality of life outcomes

Vinnikov D, Blanc PD, Alilin A, Zutler M, Holty JC

Incidence of and Risk Factors for Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States.

JAMA dermatology

Garrett GL, Blanc PD, Boscardin J, Lloyd AA, Ahmed RL, Anthony T, Bibee K, Breithaupt A, Cannon J, Chen A, Cheng JY, Chiesa-Fuxench Z, Colegio OR, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Del Guzzo CA, Disse M, Dowd M, Eilers R, Ortiz AE, Morris C, Golden SK, Graves MS, Griffin JR, Hopkins RS, Huang CC, Bae GH, Jambusaria A, Jennings TA, Jiang SI, Karia PS, Khetarpal S, Kim C, Klintmalm G, Konicke K, Koyfman SA, Lam C, Lee P, Leitenberger JJ, Loh T, Lowenstein S, Madankumar R, Moreau JF, Nijhawan RI, Ochoa S, Olasz EB, Otchere E, Otley C, Oulton J, Patel PH, Patel VA, Prabhu AV, Pugliano-Mauro M, Schmults CD, Schram S, Shih AF, Shin T, Soon S, Soriano T, Srivastava D, Stein JA, Sternhell-Blackwell K, Taylor S, Vidimos A, Wu P, Zajdel N, Zelac D, Arron ST

Survival following lung transplantation for artificial stone silicosis relative to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

American journal of industrial medicine

Rosengarten D, Fox BD, Fireman E, Blanc PD, Rusanov V, Fruchter O, Raviv Y, Shtraichman O, Saute M, Kramer MR

The Effect of Lung Transplantation on Health Related Quality of Life in the Era of the Lung Allocation Score: A U.S. Prospective Cohort Study.

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Singer JP, Katz PP, Soong A, Shrestha P, Huang D, Ho J, Mindo M, Greenland JR, Hays SR, Golden J, Kukreja J, Kleinhenz ME, Shah RJ, Blanc PD

Addressing Hospital Readmissions: Impact of Weekly Review.

Family medicine

Carek PJ, Malaty J, Dietrich E, Lombardi J, Porter M, Blanc P, Samraj G

Spirometry reference values for a Kyrgyz population.

The clinical respiratory journal

Vinnikov D, Blanc PD, Brimkulov N

High-altitude alpine therapy and lung function in asthma: systematic review and meta-analysis.

ERJ open research

Vinnikov D, Khafagy A, Blanc PD, Brimkulov N, Steinmaus C

Preoperative assessment of the risk for multiple complications after surgery.

Surgery

Ozrazgat-Baslanti T, Blanc P, Thottakkara P, Ruppert M, Rashidi P, Momcilovic P, Hobson C, Efron PA, Moore FA, Bihorac A

COPD and occupation: resetting the agenda.

Occupational and environmental medicine

Blanc PD, Torén K

Pneumoconiosis Redux. Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis and Silicosis Are Still a Problem.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Blanc PD, Seaton A

Frailty Phenotypes, Disability, and Outcomes in Adult Candidates for Lung Transplantation.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Singer JP, Diamond JM, Gries CJ, McDonnough J, Blanc PD, Shah R, Dean MY, Hersh B, Wolters PJ, Tokman S, Arcasoy SM, Ramphal K, Greenland JR, Smith N, Heffernan P, Shah L, Shrestha P, Golden JA, Blumenthal NP, Huang D, Sonett J, Hays S, Oyster M, Katz PP, Robbins H, Brown M, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Bacchetta M, Bush E, D'Ovidio F, Rushefski M, Raza K, Christie JD, Lederer DJ

Is Smoking a Predictor for Acute Mountain Sickness? Findings From a Meta-Analysis.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Vinnikov D, Blanc PD, Steinmaus C

From silicosis to silica hazards: An experiment in medicine, history, and the social sciences.

American journal of industrial medicine

Rosental PA, Rosner D, Blanc PD

An official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report: presentations and discussion of the fifth Jack Pepys Workshop on Asthma in the Workplace. Comparisons between asthma in the workplace and non-work-related asthma.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Malo JL, Tarlo SM, Sastre J, Martin J, Jeebhay MF, Le Moual N, Heederik D, Platts-Mills T, Blanc PD, Vandenplas O, Moscato G, de Blay F, Cartier A

Outbreak of autoimmune disease in silicosis linked to artificial stone.

Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)

Shtraichman O, Blanc PD, Ollech JE, Fridel L, Fuks L, Fireman E, Kramer MR

Lung transplantation for hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Chest

Kern RM, Singer JP, Koth L, Mooney J, Golden J, Hays S, Greenland J, Wolters P, Ghio E, Jones KD, Leard L, Kukreja J, Blanc PD

Psychosocial work factors in new or recurrent injuries among hospital workers: a prospective study.

International archives of occupational and environmental health

Lee SJ, You D, Gillen M, Blanc PD

Smoking increases the risk of acute mountain sickness.

Wilderness & environmental medicine

Vinnikov D, Brimkulov N, Blanc PD

Occupational exposures are associated with worse morbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Paulin LM, Diette GB, Blanc PD, Putcha N, Eisner MD, Kanner RE, Belli AJ, Christenson S, Tashkin DP, Han M, Barr RG, Hansel NN

Determinants of health-related quality of life among residents with and without COPD in a historically industrialised area.

International archives of occupational and environmental health

Fishwick D, Lewis L, Darby A, Young C, Wiggans R, Waterhouse J, Wight J, Blanc PD

Defining novel health-related quality of life domains in lung transplantation: a qualitative analysis.

Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation

Singer JP, Chen J, Katz PP, Blanc PD, Kagawa-Singer M, Stewart AL

Role of delta-aminolevulinic acid in the symptoms of acute porphyria.

The American journal of medicine

Bissell DM, Lai JC, Meister RK, Blanc PD

Airflow obstruction among street vendors who refill cigarette lighters with liquefied petroleum gas.

The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Moitra S, Blanc PD, Brashier BB

Health care worker exposures to the antibacterial agent triclosan.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

MacIsaac JK, Gerona RR, Blanc PD, Apatira L, Friesen MW, Coppolino M, Janssen S

Risk factors for occupational acute mountain sickness.

Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)

Vinnikov D, Brimkulov N, Krasotski V, Redding-Jones R, Blanc PD

The feasibility of lung transplantation in HIV-seropositive patients.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Kern RM, Seethamraju H, Blanc PD, Sinha N, Loebe M, Golden J, Kukreja J, Scheinin S, Hays S, Kleinhenz ME, Leard L, Hoopes C, Singer JP

Development and validation of a lung transplant-specific disability questionnaire.

Thorax

Singer JP, Blanc PD, Dean YM, Hays S, Leard L, Kukreja J, Golden J, Katz PP

Five-year lung function observations and associations with a smoking ban among healthy miners at high altitude (4000 m).

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Vinnikov D, Blanc PD, Brimkulov N, Redding-Jones R

Occupational exposures and uncontrolled adult-onset asthma in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II.

The European respiratory journal

Le Moual N, Carsin AE, Siroux V, Radon K, Norback D, Torén K, Olivieri M, Urrutia I, Cazzoletti L, Jacquemin B, Benke G, Kromhout H, Mirabelli MC, Mehta AJ, Schlünssen V, Sigsgaard T, Blanc PD, Kogevinas M, Antó JM, Zock JP

Risk adjustment for health care financing in chronic disease: what are we missing by failing to account for disease severity?

Medical care

Omachi TA, Gregorich SE, Eisner MD, Penaloza RA, Tolstykh IV, Yelin EH, Iribarren C, Dudley RA, Blanc PD

Illness in returned travelers.

Annals of internal medicine

Blanc PD

COPD causation and workplace exposures: an assessment of agreement among expert clinical raters.

COPD

Fishwick D, Darby A, Hnizdo E, Barber C, Sumner J, Barraclough R, Bolton C, Burge S, Calverley P, Hopkinson N, Hoyle J, Lawson R, Niven R, Pickering T, Prowse K, Reid P, Warburton C, Blanc PD

Response.

Chest

Roubinian N, D Blanc P, Chen H

Predictors of respiratory sickness absence: an international population-based study.

American journal of industrial medicine

Kim JL, Blanc PD, Villani S, Olivieri M, Urrutia I, van Sprundel M, Storaas T, Le Moual N, Zock JP, Torén K

A thematic analysis of quality of life in lung transplant: the existing evidence and implications for future directions.

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Singer JP, Chen J, Blanc PD, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Chen H

Higher environmental relative moldiness index values measured in homes of adults with asthma, rhinitis, or both conditions.

Environmental research

Blanc PD, Quinlan PJ, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Cisternas MG, Wymer L, Vesper SJ

The association between occupation and the incidence of knee disorders in young military recruits.

Military medicine

Gordon B, Moshe S, Blanc PD, Derazne E, Tzur D, Afek A, Shamiss A

Mediators of the socioeconomic gradient in outcomes of adult asthma and rhinitis.

American journal of public health

Trupin L, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Chen H, Yelin EH, Omachi T, Blanc PD

The role of social support in anxiety for persons with COPD.

Journal of psychosomatic research

Dinicola G, Julian L, Gregorich SE, Blanc PD, Katz PP

Effects of commercial air travel on patients with pulmonary hypertension air travel and pulmonary hypertension.

Chest

Roubinian N, Elliott CG, Barnett CF, Blanc PD, Chen J, De Marco T, Chen H

Chest wall shrapnel-induced beryllium-sensitization and associated pulmonary disease.

Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG / World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders

Fireman E, Shai AB, Lerman Y, Topilsky M, Blanc PD, Maier L, Li L, Chandra S, Abraham JM, Fomin I, Aviram G, Abraham JL

Lower health literacy is associated with poorer health status and outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Journal of general internal medicine

Omachi TA, Sarkar U, Yelin EH, Blanc PD, Katz PP

Artificial stone silicosis [corrected]: disease resurgence among artificial stone workers.

Chest

Kramer MR, Blanc PD, Fireman E, Amital A, Guber A, Rhahman NA, Shitrit D

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among residents of an historically industrialised area.

Thorax

Darby AC, Waterhouse JC, Stevens V, Billings CG, Billings CG, Burton CM, Young C, Wight J, Blanc PD, Fishwick D

Multifocal inflammatory leukoencephalopathy associated with cocaine abuse: is levamisole responsible?

Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Blanc PD, Chin C, Lynch KL

Both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary factors predict the development of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases

Singer JP, Katz PP, Iribarren C, Omachi TA, Sanchez G, Yelin EH, Cisternas MG, Blanc PD

Relationship of obesity with respiratory symptoms and decreased functional capacity in adults without established COPD.

Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group

Zutler M, Singer JP, Omachi TA, Eisner M, Iribarren C, Katz P, Blanc PD

Disturbed sleep among COPD patients is longitudinally associated with mortality and adverse COPD outcomes.

Sleep medicine

Omachi TA, Blanc PD, Claman DM, Chen H, Yelin EH, Julian L, Katz PP

Survival following lung transplantation for silicosis and other occupational lung diseases.

Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)

Singer JP, Chen H, Phelan T, Kukreja J, Golden JA, Blanc PD

5-oxoprolinemia causing elevated anion gap metabolic acidosis in the setting of acetaminophen use.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Armenian P, Gerona RR, Blanc PD, Wu AH, Mookherjee S

Occupation and COPD: a brief review.

The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma

Blanc PD

The impact of pretransplant mechanical ventilation on short- and long-term survival after lung transplantation.

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Singer JP, Blanc PD, Hoopes C, Golden JA, Koff JL, Leard LE, Cheng S, Chen H

Fungal chitin from asthma-associated home environments induces eosinophilic lung infiltration.

Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950)

Van Dyken SJ, Garcia D, Porter P, Huang X, Quinlan PJ, Blanc PD, Corry DB, Locksley RM

The role of physical inactivity in increasing disability among older adults with obstructive airway disease.

Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention

Katz P, Chen H, Omachi TA, Gregorich SE, Julian L, Cisternas M, Balmes J, Blanc PD

Matrix metalloproteinase-9 predicts pulmonary status declines in a1-antitrypsin deficiency.

Respiratory research

Omachi TA, Eisner MD, Rames A, Markovtsova L, Blanc PD

Respiratory and skeletal muscle strength in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: impact on exercise capacity and lower extremity function.

Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention

Singer J, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sanchez G, Iribarren C, Eisner MD, Blanc PD

Cutaneous nerve transection for the management of intractable upper extremity pain caused by invasive squamous cell carcinoma.

Journal of pain and symptom management

Turnbull JH, Gebauer SL, Miller BL, Barbaro NM, Blanc PD, Schumacher MA

Comparison of cardiac and pulmonary-specific quality-of-life measures in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

The European respiratory journal

Chen H, De Marco T, Kobashigawa EA, Katz PP, Chang VW, Blanc PD

Evaluating quality of life in patients with asthma and rhinitis: English adaptation of the rhinasthma questionnaire.

Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Chen H, Cisternas MG, Katz PP, Omachi TA, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Balmes JR, Blanc PD

Development of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: beyond lung function.

Thorax

Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Ackerson L, Byl N, Omachi TA, Sidney S, Katz PP

COPD and cognitive impairment: the role of hypoxemia and oxygen therapy.

International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Thakur N, Blanc PD, Julian LJ, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sidney S, Iribarren C, Eisner MD

Onset of depressive symptoms among adults with asthma: results from a longitudinal observational cohort.

Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group

Katz PP, Morris A, Julian L, Omachi T, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Blanc PD

Functional recovery following musculoskeletal injury in hospital workers.

Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)

Gillen M, Cisternas MG, Yen IH, Swig L, Rugulies R, Frank J, Blanc PD

Supratherapeutic anticoagulation from low-molecular-weight heparin in lung transplant recipients.

The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation

Singer JP, Huang MY, Hui C, Blanc PD, Boettger RF, Golden J, Watkins K, Hoopes C, Leard LE

Topical antacid therapy for capsaicin-induced dermal pain: a poison center telephone-directed study.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Kim-Katz SY, Anderson IB, Kearney TE, MacDougall C, Hudmon KS, Blanc PD

An integrated model of environmental factors in adult asthma lung function and disease severity: a cross-sectional study.

Environmental health : a global access science source

Trupin L, Balmes JR, Chen H, Eisner MD, Hammond SK, Katz PP, Lurmann F, Quinlan PJ, Thorne PS, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

Influence of anxiety on health outcomes in COPD.

Thorax

Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sanchez G, Iribarren C, Omachi TA

Disability in valued life activities among individuals with COPD and other respiratory conditions.

Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention

Katz PP, Gregorich S, Eisner M, Julian L, Chen H, Yelin E, Blanc PD

Screening for depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD

Julian LJ, Gregorich SE, Earnest G, Eisner MD, Chen H, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Katz PP

The impact of disability on depression among individuals with COPD.

Chest

Katz PP, Julian LJ, Omachi TA, Gregorich SE, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

Socioeconomic status, race and COPD health outcomes.

Journal of epidemiology and community health

Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Omachi TA, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson LM, Sanchez G, Tolstykh I, Iribarren C

The COPD Helplessness Index: a new tool to measure factors affecting patient self-management.

Chest

Omachi TA, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Iribarren C, Knight SJ, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

Domestic use of hypochlorite bleach, atopic sensitization, and respiratory symptoms in adults.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Zock JP, Plana E, Antó JM, Benke G, Blanc PD, Carosso A, Dahlman-Höglund A, Heinrich J, Jarvis D, Kromhout H, Lillienberg L, Mirabelli MC, Norbäck D, Olivieri M, Ponzio M, Radon K, Soon A, van Sprundel M, Sunyer J, Svanes C, Torén K, Verlato G, Villani S, Kogevinas M

Depression and health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The American journal of medicine

Omachi TA, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Gregorich SE, Iribarren C, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

Longer term exposure to secondhand smoke and health outcomes in COPD: impact of urine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Eisner MD, Jacob P, Benowitz NL, Balmes J, Blanc PD

Further exploration of the links between occupational exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Earnest G, Trupin L, Balmes JR, Yelin EH, Gregorich SE, Katz PP

Obstructive sleep apnea: a risk factor for work disability.

Sleep

Omachi TA, Claman DM, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

The impact of SHS exposure on health status and exacerbations among patients with COPD.

International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Sanchez G, Blanc PD

An international prospective general population-based study of respiratory work disability.

Thorax

Torén K, Zock JP, Kogevinas M, Plana E, Sunyer J, Radon K, Jarvis D, Kromhout H, d'Errico A, Payo F, Antó JM, Blanc PD

Exposure to traffic: lung function and health status in adults with asthma.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Balmes JR, Earnest G, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Chen H, Trupin L, Lurmann F, Blanc PD

Area-level socioeconomic status in relation to outcomes in gamma-hydroxybutyrate intoxication.

Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Anderson IB, Kim-Katz SY, Dyer JE, Earnest GE, Lamb JP, Blanc PD

The COPD severity score: a dynamic prediction tool for health-care utilization.

COPD

Omachi TA, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

Occupational exposures and COPD: an ecological analysis of international data.

The European respiratory journal

Blanc PD, Menezes AM, Plana E, Mannino DM, Hallal PC, Toren K, Eisner MD, Zock JP

Performance of self-reported occupational exposure compared to a job-exposure matrix approach in asthma and chronic rhinitis.

Occupational and environmental medicine

Quinlan PJ, Earnest G, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Blanc PD

Diagnosis and management of work-related asthma: American College Of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement.

Chest

Tarlo SM, Balmes J, Balkissoon R, Beach J, Beckett W, Bernstein D, Blanc PD, Brooks SM, Cowl CT, Daroowalla F, Harber P, Lemiere C, Liss GM, Pacheco KA, Redlich CA, Rowe B, Heitzer J

COPD as a systemic disease: impact on physical functional limitations.

The American journal of medicine

Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson L, Lathon P, Tolstykh I, Omachi T, Byl N, Iribarren C

Valued life activity disability played a significant role in self-rated health among adults with chronic health conditions.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Katz P, Morris A, Gregorich S, Yazdany J, Eisner M, Yelin E, Blanc P

Occupational exposures and the risk of COPD: dusty trades revisited.

Thorax

Blanc PD, Iribarren C, Trupin L, Earnest G, Katz PP, Balmes J, Sidney S, Eisner MD

Risk factors for death in adults with severe asthma.

Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Omachi TA, Iribarren C, Sarkar U, Tolstykh I, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

Systematic assessment of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) effects during and after acute intoxication.

The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions

Kim SY, Barker JC, Anderson IB, Dyer JE, Earnest G, Blanc PD

Predictors of asthma medication nonadherence.

Heart & lung : the journal of critical care

Janson SL, Earnest G, Wong KP, Blanc PD

Pulmonary function and the risk of functional limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

American journal of epidemiology

Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson L, Lathon P, Tolstykh I, Omachi T, Byl N, Blanc PD

Assessing productivity loss and activity impairment in severe or difficult-to-treat asthma.

Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Chen H, Blanc PD, Hayden ML, Bleecker ER, Chawla A, Lee JH

Socioeconomic gradients in tiotropium use among adults with COPD.

International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Earnest G, Balmes JR, Gregorich SE, Katz PP

Is giant cell interstitial pneumonitis synonymous with hard metal lung disease?

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Blanc PD

Effect of race on asthma management and outcomes in a large, integrated managed care organization.

Archives of internal medicine

Erickson SE, Iribarren C, Tolstykh IV, Blanc PD, Eisner MD

Exposure to substances in the workplace and new-onset asthma: an international prospective population-based study (ECRHS-II).

Lancet (London, England)

Kogevinas M, Zock JP, Jarvis D, Kromhout H, Lillienberg L, Plana E, Radon K, Torén K, Alliksoo A, Benke G, Blanc PD, Dahlman-Hoglund A, D'Errico A, Héry M, Kennedy S, Kunzli N, Leynaert B, Mirabelli MC, Muniozguren N, Norbäck D, Olivieri M, Payo F, Villani S, van Sprundel M, Urrutia I, Wieslander G, Sunyer J, Antó JM

Asthma control, severity, and quality of life: quantifying the effect of uncontrolled disease.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Chen H, Gould MK, Blanc PD, Miller DP, Kamath TV, Lee JH, Sullivan SD

The association of socioeconomic status and psychosocial and physical workplace factors with musculoskeletal injury in hospital workers.

American journal of industrial medicine

Gillen M, Yen IH, Trupin L, Swig L, Rugulies R, Mullen K, Font A, Burian D, Ryan G, Janowitz I, Quinlan PA, Frank J, Blanc P

Occupational risk factors for asthma among nurses and related healthcare professionals in an international study.

Occupational and environmental medicine

Mirabelli MC, Zock JP, Plana E, Antó JM, Benke G, Blanc PD, Dahlman-Höglund A, Jarvis DL, Kromhout H, Lillienberg L, Norbäck D, Olivieri M, Radon K, Sunyer J, Torén K, van Sprundel M, Villani S, Kogevinas M

Designing a gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) structured telephone-administered survey instrument.

Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology

Dyer JE, Anderson I, Kim S, Blanc P, Barker J

Occupation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic bronchitis: an update.

The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Blanc PD, Torén K

Body composition and functional limitation in COPD.

Respiratory research

Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Sidney S, Yelin EH, Lathon PV, Katz PP, Tolstykh I, Ackerson L, Iribarren C

High-risk behaviors and hospitalizations among gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) users.

The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse

Kim SY, Anderson IB, Dyer JE, Barker JC, Blanc PD

Epidemiology and costs of COPD.

The European respiratory journal

Blanc PD, Balmes JR

Risk factors for work disability in severe adult asthma.

The American journal of medicine

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Lactao G, Iribarren C, Blanc PD

Negative life events and quality of life in adults with asthma.

Thorax

Archea C, Yen IH, Chen H, Eisner MD, Katz PP, Masharani U, Yelin EH, Earnest G, Blanc PD

TENOR risk score predicts healthcare in adults with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma.

The European respiratory journal

Miller MK, Lee JH, Blanc PD, Pasta DJ, Gujrathi S, Barron H, Wenzel SE, Weiss ST

Directly measured secondhand smoke exposure and COPD health outcomes.

BMC pulmonary medicine

Eisner MD, Balmes J, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Hammond SK, Benowitz N, Blanc PD

Work life of persons with asthma, rhinitis, and COPD: a study using a national, population-based sample.

Journal of occupational medicine and toxicology (London, England)

Yelin E, Katz P, Balmes J, Trupin L, Earnest G, Eisner M, Blanc P

Occupational and environmental "orphan" respiratory diseases.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Blanc PD

Area-level socio-economic status and health status among adults with asthma and rhinitis.

The European respiratory journal

Blanc PD, Yen IH, Chen H, Katz PP, Earnest G, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Friedling N, Yelin EH, Eisner MD

Trends in gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and related drug intoxication: 1999 to 2003.

Annals of emergency medicine

Anderson IB, Kim SY, Dyer JE, Burkhardt CB, Iknoian JC, Walsh MJ, Blanc PD

Measuring the physical demands of work in hospital settings: design and implementation of an ergonomics assessment.

Applied ergonomics

Janowitz IL, Gillen M, Ryan G, Rempel D, Trupin L, Swig L, Mullen K, Rugulies R, Blanc PD

Functioning and psychological status among individuals with COPD.

Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation

Katz PP, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Trupin L, Earnest G, Balmes J, Blanc PD

Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes: assessment by a single survey item compared to a detailed exposure battery and a job exposure matrix.

American journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Katz PP

Development and validation of a survey-based COPD severity score.

Chest

Eisner MD, Trupin L, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Earnest G, Balmes J, Blanc PD

Lifetime environmental tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Environmental health : a global access science source

Eisner MD, Balmes J, Katz PP, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

Impact of exogenous glucocorticoid use on salivary cortisol measurements among adults with asthma and rhinitis.

Psychoneuroendocrinology

Masharani U, Shiboski S, Eisner MD, Katz PP, Janson SL, Granger DA, Blanc PD

Impact of the home indoor environment on adult asthma and rhinitis.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Katz PP, Yen IH, Archea C, Earnest G, Janson S, Masharani UB, Quinlan PJ, Hammond SK, Thorne PS, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Yelin EH

Integrating qualitative research into occupational health: a case study among hospital workers.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Gordon DR, Ames GM, Yen IH, Gillen M, Aust B, Rugulies R, Frank JW, Blanc PD

Health-related quality of life in adult rhinitis: the role of perceived control of disease.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Chen H, Katz PP, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

The association between occupational factors and adverse health outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Occupational and environmental medicine

Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Balmes JR

Why quality of life should matter to occupational health researchers.

Occupational and environmental medicine

Blanc PD

The psychosocial work environment and musculoskeletal disorders: design of a comprehensive interviewer-administered questionnaire.

American journal of industrial medicine

Rugulies R, Braff J, Frank JW, Aust B, Gillen M, Yen IH, Bhatia R, Ames G, Gordon DR, Janowitz I, Oman D, Jacobs BP, Blanc P

The impact of managed care on health care utilization among adults with asthma.

The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma

Yelin E, Trupin L, Earnest G, Katz P, Eisner M, Blanc P

Leukotriene modifier use and asthma severity: how is a new medication being used by adults with asthma?

Archives of internal medicine

Snyder L, Blanc PD, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD

Performance of valued life activities reflected asthma-specific quality of life more than general physical function.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Earnest G, Blanc PD

Health and socioeconomic impact of work-related asthma.

The European respiratory journal

Vandenplas O, Toren K, Blanc PD

Gas stove use and respiratory health among adults with asthma in NHANES III.

Occupational and environmental medicine

Eisner MD, Blanc PD

The occupational burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The European respiratory journal

Trupin L, Earnest G, San Pedro M, Balmes JR, Eisner MD, Yelin E, Katz PP, Blanc PD

A comprehensive study of the direct and indirect costs of adult asthma.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Cisternas MG, Blanc PD, Yen IH, Katz PP, Earnest G, Eisner MD, Shiboski S, Yelin EH

Effects of physician-related factors on adult asthma care, health status, and quality of life.

The American journal of medicine

Blanc PD, Trupin L, Earnest G, San Pedro M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD

Proceedings of the first Jack Pepys Occupational Asthma Symposium.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Chan-Yeung M, Malo JL, Tarlo SM, Bernstein L, Gautrin D, Mapp C, Newman-Taylor A, Swanson MC, Perrault G, Jaques L, Blanc PD, Vandenplas O, Cartier A, Becklake MR

The influence of chronic respiratory conditions on health status and work disability.

American journal of public health

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Trupin L, Blanc PD

Perceived control of asthma and quality of life among adults with asthma.

Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Blanc PD

ED utilization of computed tomography in a poisoned population.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Patel MM, Tsutaoka BT, Banerji S, Blanc PD, Olson KR

A national study of medical care expenditures for respiratory conditions.

The European respiratory journal

Yelin E, Trupin L, Cisternas M, Eisner M, Katz P, Blanc P

An evaluation of selected herbal reference texts and comparison to published reports of adverse herbal events.

Adverse drug reactions and toxicological reviews

Haller CA, Anderson IB, Kim SY, Blanc PD

Measurement of environmental tobacco smoke exposure among adults with asthma.

Environmental health perspectives

Eisner MD, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Hammond SK, Blanc PD

The work impact of asthma and rhinitis: findings from a population-based survey.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Blanc PD, Trupin L, Eisner M, Earnest G, Katz PP, Israel L, Yelin EH

Asthma and smoking status in a population-based study of California adults.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Trupin L, Blanc PD

Beta agonists, inhaled steroids, and the risk of intensive care unit admission for asthma.

The European respiratory journal

Eisner MD, Lieu TA, Chi F, Capra AM, Mendoza GR, Selby JV, Blanc PD

Acknowledgement and corrections for flawed data.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Katz PP, Eisner MD, Henke J, Shiboski S, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

Elevated liver enzymes in asymptomatic patients.

The New England journal of medicine

Blanc PD, Redlich CA

Predictors of cigarette smoking and smoking cessation among adults with asthma.

American journal of public health

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Shiboski SC, Henke J, Blanc PD

How much adult asthma can be attributed to occupational factors?

The American journal of medicine

Blanc PD, Toren K

Asthma-related work disability in Sweden. The impact of workplace exposures.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Blanc PD, Ellbjär S, Janson C, Norbäck D, Norrman E, Plaschke P, Torén K

Measurement of fibroblast proliferative activity in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in the analysis of obliterative bronchiolitis among lung transplant recipients.

The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation

Jonosono M, Fang KC, Keith FM, Turck CW, Blanc PD, Hall TS, Fukano AK, Rifkin CJ, Gold WM, Webb WR, Edinburgh KJ, Finkbeiner WE, Golden JA

The Marks Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire: further validation and examination of responsiveness to change.

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Katz PP, Eisner MD, Henke J, Shiboski S, Yelin EH, Blanc PD

The legacy of war gas.

The American journal of medicine

Blanc PD

Work dynamics of adults with asthma.

American journal of industrial medicine

Yelin E, Henke J, Katz PP, Eisner MD, Blanc PD

Predictors of rate of return to work after surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association

Carmona L, Faucett J, Blanc PD, Yelin E

Environmental tobacco smoke and adult asthma. The impact of changing exposure status on health outcomes.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Henke J, Shiboski SC, Blanc PD

Tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-8 release from U937 human mononuclear cells exposed to zinc oxide in vitro. Mechanistic implications for metal fume fever.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Kuschner WG, D'Alessandro A, Hambleton J, Blanc PD

Acute-onset persistent olfactory deficit resulting from multiple overexposures to ammonia vapor at work.

The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice / American Board of Family Practice

Prudhomme JC, Shusterman DJ, Blanc PD

Pulmonary and allergy subspecialty care in adults with asthma. Treatment, use of services, and health outcomes.

The Western journal of medicine

Blanc PD, Katz PP, Henke J, Smith S, Yelin EH

Use of herbal products, coffee or black tea, and over-the-counter medications as self-treatments among adults with asthma.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Blanc PD, Kuschner WG, Katz PP, Smith S, Yelin EH

Human pulmonary responses to experimental inhalation of high concentration fine and ultrafine magnesium oxide particles.

Environmental health perspectives

Kuschner WG, Wong H, D'Alessandro A, Quinlan P, Blanc PD

Toxic effects of nefazodone.

Annals of emergency medicine

Brazelton T, Blanc PD, Olson KR

Nonprescription bronchodilator medication use in asthma.

Chest

Kuschner WG, Hankinson TC, Wong HH, Blanc PD

Early pulmonary cytokine responses to zinc oxide fume inhalation.

Environmental research

Kuschner WG, D'Alessandro A, Wong H, Blanc PD

Pulmonary responses after wood chip mulch exposure.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Wintermeyer SF, Kuschner WG, Wong H, D'Alessandro A, Blanc PD

The protective effect of beta-carotene and retinol on ventilatory function in an asbestos-exposed cohort.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Chuwers P, Barnhart S, Blanc P, Brodkin CA, Cullen M, Kelly T, Keogh J, Omenn G, Williams J, Balmes JR

Perceived control of asthma: development and validation of a questionnaire.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Katz PP, Yelin EH, Smith S, Blanc PD

Incorrect overdose management advice in the Physicians' Desk Reference.

Annals of emergency medicine

Mullen WH, Anderson IB, Kim SY, Blanc PD, Olson KR

Dose-dependent cigarette smoking-related inflammatory responses in healthy adults.

The European respiratory journal

Kuschner WG, D'Alessandro A, Wong H, Blanc PD

Self-reported carpal tunnel syndrome: predictors of work disability from the National Health Interview Survey Occupational Health Supplement.

American journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD, Faucett J, Kennedy JJ, Cisternas M, Yelin E

Causes of pulmonary impairment in asbestos-exposed individuals with diffuse pleural thickening.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Kee ST, Gamsu G, Blanc P

A woman with "atypical" atypical pneumonia.

Hospital practice (1995)

Koretz B, Long J, Blanc P

Occupational asthma in a community-based survey of adult asthma.

Chest

Blanc PD, Cisternas M, Smith S, Yelin E

Pulmonary responses to purified zinc oxide fume.

Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research

Kuschner WG, D'Alessandro A, Wintermeyer SF, Wong H, Boushey HA, Blanc PD

Health care cost effects of public use of a regional poison control center.

The Western journal of medicine

Kearney TE, Olson KR, Bero LA, Heard SE, Blanc PD

Underreporting of fatal cases to a regional poison control center.

The Western journal of medicine

Blanc PD, Kearney TE, Olson KR

Welding helmet airborne fume concentrations compared to personal breathing zone sampling.

American Industrial Hygiene Association journal

Liu D, Wong H, Quinlan P, Blanc PD

Respiratory effects of occupational exposure to aerosolized pentamidine.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Balmes JR, Estacio PL, Quinlan P, Kelly T, Corkery K, Blanc P

Linking surveillance to prevention.

Public health reviews

Blanc P

CT quantification of interstitial fibrosis in patients with asbestosis: a comparison of two methods.

AJR. American journal of roentgenology

Gamsu G, Salmon CJ, Warnock ML, Blanc PD

Mortality risk among elderly workers.

American journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD, Katz P, Yelin E

Chemical inhalation injury and its sequelae.

The Western journal of medicine

Blanc PD

Occupational factors in work-related inhalations: inferences for prevention strategy.

American journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD, Galbo M, Balmes JR, Olson KR

Seizures associated with poisoning and drug overdose.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Olson KR, Kearney TE, Dyer JE, Benowitz NL, Blanc PD

Preventing occupational illness and injury: nurse practitioners as primary care providers.

American journal of public health

Lipscomb J, Burgel B, McGill LW, Blanc P

Drug detection and trauma cause--a case control study of fatal injuries.

Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology

Blanc PD, Saxena M, Olson KR

Osmolar gap with minimal acidosis in combined methanol and methyl ethyl ketone ingestion.

Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology

Price EA, D'Alessandro A, Kearney T, Olson KR, Blanc PD

Work disability among adults with asthma.

Chest

Blanc PD, Jones M, Besson C, Katz P, Yelin E

Symptoms, lung function, and airway responsiveness following irritant inhalation.

Chest

Blanc PD, Galbo M, Hiatt P, Olson KR, Balmes JR

Chlorine gas exposure and the lung: a review.

Toxicology and industrial health

Das R, Blanc PD

Cytokines in metal fume fever.

The American review of respiratory disease

Blanc PD, Boushey HA, Wong H, Wintermeyer SF, Bernstein MS

Occupational health planning in Israel: a U.S. perspective.

Israel journal of medical sciences

Blanc PD, Becker CE

Unusual occupationally related disorders of the lung: case reports and a literature review.

Occupational medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Blanc PD, Golden JA

Pulmonary manifestations of the eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with tryptophan ingestion.

Chest

Campagna AC, Blanc PD, Criswell LA, Clarke D, Sack KE, Gold WM, Golden JA

Effects of a major earthquake on calls to regional poison control centers.

The Western journal of medicine

Nathan AR, Olson KR, Everson GW, Kearney TE, Blanc PD

Microgranulomatous aspergillosis after shoveling wood chips: report of a fatal outcome in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease.

American journal of industrial medicine

Conrad DJ, Warnock M, Blanc P, Cowan M, Golden JA

Cigarette smoking, asbestos, and parenchymal opacities revisited.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Blanc P

The use of medicinal herbs by human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients.

Archives of internal medicine

Kassler WJ, Blanc P, Greenblatt R

An experimental human model of metal fume fever.

Annals of internal medicine

Blanc P, Wong H, Bernstein MS, Boushey HA

Pathogenesis of pulmonary edema during interleukin-2 therapy: correlation of chest radiographic and clinical findings in 54 patients.

AJR. American journal of roentgenology

Saxon RR, Klein JS, Bar MH, Blanc P, Gamsu G, Webb WR, Aronson FR

Occupational illness and poison control centers. Referral patterns and service needs.

The Western journal of medicine

Blanc PD, Maizlish N, Hiatt P, Olson KR, Rempel D

Occupational illness: case detection by poison control surveillance.

Annals of internal medicine

Blanc PD, Rempel D, Maizlish N, Hiatt P, Olson KR

Occupational health in the Negev: a model for regional planning.

American journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD

Cigarette smoking and pneumoconiosis: structuring the debate.

American journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD, Gamsu G

Asbestos exposure-cigarette smoking interactions among shipyard workers.

JAMA

Blanc PD, Golden JA, Gamsu G, Aberle DR, Gold WM

Occupationally related illness reported to a regional poison control center.

American journal of public health

Blanc PD, Olson KR

Herbal tea asthma.

British journal of industrial medicine

Blanc PD, Trainor WD, Lim DT