Publications by faculty and researchers in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health.

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Submissions from 2011

Inhibition by cigarette smoke of nuclear factor-kappaB-dependent response to bacteria in the airway, Lori J. Manzel, Lei Shi, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Peter S. Thorne, and Dwight C. Look

Quantification Of Endotoxin And Peptidoglycan From Environmental Samples, Nervana Metwali, Kimberly A. Hoppe, Brita J. Kilburg, and Peter S. Thorne

Development Of An Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) For Bacterial Peptidoglycan In Air And Dust Samples, Nervana Metwali and Peter S. Thorne

Development Of An Immunoassay For Bacterial Peptidoglycan Exposure Assessment, Nervana Metwali and Peter S. Thorne

Nanosilver induces minimal lung toxicity or inflammation in a subacute murine inhalation model, Larissa V. Stebounova, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Jong Sung Kim, Heaweon Park, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Vicki H. Grassian, and Peter S. Thorne

Inhalation toxicology models of endotoxin- and bioaerosol-induced inflammation, Peter S. Thorne

Submissions from 2010

Pulmonary Response Post Sub-acute Exposure To Aluminum Nanowhiskers Using Mouse Model, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Jong Sung Kim, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, and Larissa V. Stebounova

Toxicity Assessment Of Gallium Nitrate Inhalation Using Murine Model, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Jessica M. Magwood, Jong Sung Kim, Kevin M. Kelly, Pradeep K. Singh, and Peter S. Thorne

Exposure And Health Assessment Of Families Reoccupying Flooded Homes, Kimberly A. Hoppe, Nervana Metwali, Sarah Perry, Tom Hart, Pamela A. Kostle, and Peter S. Thorne

Evaluation Of A Low-Cost Electrostatic Dustfall Collector For Indoor Air Samples, Kimberly A. Hoppe, Nervana Metwali, Tamara T. Perry, and Peter S. Thorne

Time course of congener uptake and elimination in rats after short-term inhalation exposure to an airborne polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixture, Xin Hu, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Dingfei Hu, Izabela Kania-Korwel, Keri C. Hornbuckle, and Peter S. Thorne

External exposure and bioaccumulation of PCBs in humans living in a contaminated urban environment, Karin Norstrom, Gertje Czub, Michael S. McLachlan, Dingfei Hu, Peter S. Thorne, and Keri C. Hornbuckle

Passive airborne dust sampling with the electrostatic dustfall collector: optimization of storage and extraction procedures for endotoxin and glucan measurement, Ilka Noss, Gert Doekes, Ingrid Sander, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Inge M. Wouters

beta-(1,3)-Glucan exposure assessment by passive airborne dust sampling and new sensitive immunoassays, Ilka Noss, Inge M. Wouters, Gillina Bezemer, Nervana Metwali, Ingrid Sander, Monika Raulf-Heimsoth, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Gert Doekes

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Airborne Endotoxin Concentrations in Homes Burning Biomass Fuel., Sean Semple, Delan Devakumar, Duncan G. Fullerton, Peter S. Thorne, Nervana Metwali, Anthony Costello, Stephen B. Gordon, Dharma S. Manandhar, and Jon G. Ayres

In Vitro Dynamic Exposure Model For Air Delivery Of Nanomaterials To Cells, Peter S. Thorne, Jong Sung Kim, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, and Thomas M. Peters

Evaluation of the Limulus amebocyte lysate and recombinant factor C assays for assessment of airborne endotoxin, Peter S. Thorne, Sarah S. Perry, Reno Saito, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, John Mehaffy, Nervana Metwali, Thomas Keefe, Kelley J. Donham, and Stephen J. Reynolds

An integrated model of environmental factors in adult asthma lung function and disease severity: a cross-sectional study, Laura Trupin, John R. Balmes, Hubert Chen, Mark D. Eisner, Katharine Hammond, Patricia P. Katz, Fred Lurmann, Patricia J. Quinlan, Peter S. Thorne, Edward H. Yelin, and Paul D. Blanc

Submissions from 2009

Innovative application of fluoro tagging to trace airborne particulate and gas-phase polybrominated diphenyl ether exposures, Johannes Klosener, Thomas M. Peters, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Lynn M. Teesch, Peter S. Thorne, Larry W. Robertson, and Gregor Luthe

Early-life co-administration of cockroach allergen and endotoxin augments pulmonary and systemic responses, K. Kulhankova, C. L.S. George, J. N. Kline, J. M. Snyder, M. Darling, E. H. Field, and P. S. Thorne

Levels of Fungal Glucan and Household Allergens in Homes of Rural Asthmatic Children., Nervana Metwali, Y. Zhang, E. A. Chrischilles, and Peter S. Thorne

Enhanced Sensitivity Assay for Assessment of Exposures to Airborne Mouse Allergens., N. Metwali, K. A. Pacheco, K. Goelz, and M. VanDyke

Comparison of ELISA and Fluorescent Multiplex Array Methods for Analysis of Household Allergens., N. Metwali and Peter S. Thorne

Modulation of reactive oxygen species by Rac1 or catalase prevents asbestos-induced pulmonary fibrosis, S. Murthy, A. Adamcakova-Dodd, S. S. Perry, and L. A. Tephly

The effect of low-cost modification of the home environment on the development of respiratory symptoms in the first year of life, Victoria Persky, Julie Piorkowski, Eva Hernandez, Noel Chavez, Cynthia Wagner-Cassanova, Sally Freels, Carmen Vergara, Darlene Pelzel, Rachel Hayes, Silvia Gutierrez, Adela Busso, Lenore Coover, and Peter S. Thorne

Field and wind tunnel comparison of four aerosol samplers using agricultural dusts, Stephen J. Reynolds, Jason Nakatsu, Marvin Tillery, Thomas Keefe, John Mehaffy, Peter S. Thorne, Kelley Donham, Matthew Nonnenmann, Vijay Golla, and Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Concentrations of bioaerosols, odors, and hydrogen sulfide inside and downwind from two types of swine livestock operations, Peter S. Thorne, Anne C. Ansley, and Sarah S. Perry

Predictors of Endotoxin Concentration and Load in U.S. Housing., Peter S. Thorne, R. D. Cohn, D. Mav, and S. J. Arbes

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Predictors of Endotoxin Levels in U.S. Housing., Peter S. Thorne, Richard D. Cohn, Deepak Mav, Samuel J. Arbes, and Darryl C. Zeldin

Allergenicity resulting from functional mimicry of a Toll-like receptor complex protein, Aurelien Trompette, Senad Divanovic, Alberto Visintin, Carine Blanchard, Rashmi S. Hegde, Rajat Madan, Peter S. Thorne, Marsha Wills-Karp, Theresa L. Gioannini, Jerry P. Weiss, and Christopher L. Karp

Submissions from 2008

MD-2-dependent pulmonary immune responses to inhaled lipooligosaccharides: effect of acylation state, Suzana Hadina, Jerrold P. Weiss, Paul B. McCray Jr., Katarina Kulhankova, and Peter S. Thorne

Evaluation of a low-cost electrostatic dust fall collector for indoor air endotoxin exposure assessment, Ilka Noss, Inge M. Wouters, Maaike Visser, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, Bert Brunekreef, and Gert Doekes

Exposure to multiple indoor allergens in US homes and its relationship to asthma, Paivi M. Salo, Samuel J. Arbes Jr., Patrick W. Crockett, Peter S. Thorne, Richard D. Cohn, and Darryl C. Zeldin

The role of innate immunity in occupational allergy: recent findings, Torben Sigsgaard, Hans Jurgen Hoffmann, and Peter S. Thorne

Effect of extraction and assay media on analysis of airborne endotoxin, Suzanne Spaan, Gert Doekes, Dick Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Inge M. Wouters

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Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles: Grassian et al. Respond., Peter S. Thorne, Vicki H. Grassian, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, and John M. Pettibone

Submissions from 2007

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Monitoring and Modeling of Emissions from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: Overview of Methods., Bryan Bunton, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Sean Fitzsimmons, John Gering, Stephen Hoff, Merete Lyngbye, Peter S. Thorne, Jeffrey Wasson, and Mark Werner

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Impacts of Waste from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations on Water Quality., JoAnn Burkholder, Bob Libra, Peter Weyer, Susan Heathcote, Dana Kolpin, Peter S. Thorne, and Michael Wichman

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Community Health and Socioeconomic Issues Surrounding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations., Kelley J. Donham, Steven Wing, David Osterberg, Jan L. Flora, Carol Hodne, Kendall M. Thu, and Peter S. Thorne

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The Potential Role of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Infectious Disease Epidemics and Antibiotic Resistance., Mary J. Gilchrist, Christina Greko, David B. Wallinga, George W. Beran, David G. Riley, and Peter S. Thorne

Inflammatory response of mice to manufactured titanium dioxide nanoparticles: Comparison of size effects through different exposure routes, Vicki H. Grassian, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, John M. Pettibone, Patrick I. O'Shaughnessy, and Peter S. Thorne

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Inhalation Exposure Study of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles with a Primary Particle Size of 2 to 5 nm., Vicki H. Grassian, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, John M. Pettibone, and Peter S. Thorne

Health effects of airborne exposures from concentrated animal feeding operations, Dick Heederik, Torben Sigsgaard, Peter S. Thorne, Joel N. Kline, Rachel Avery, Jakob Bonlokke, Elizabeth A. Chrischilles, James A. Dosman, Caroline Duchaine, Steven R. Kirkhorn, Katarina Kulhankova, and James A. Merchant

Monitoring risks in association with exposure levels among wastewater treatment plant workers, Joung Ae Lee, Peter S. Thorne, Stephen J. Reynolds, and Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy

Characterization of airborne molds, endotoxins, and glucans in homes in New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Caroline Y. Rao, Margaret A. Riggs, Ginger L. Chew, Michaael L. Muilenberg, Peter S. Thorne, David Van Sickle, Kevin H. Dunn, and Clive Brown

Optimization of airborne endotoxin exposure assessment: effects of filter type, transport conditions, extraction solutions, and storage of samples and extracts, Suzanne Spaan, Dick J.J. Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Inge M. Wouters

Environmental health impacts of concentrated animal feeding operations: anticipating hazards--searching for solutions, Peter S. Thorne

Submissions from 2006

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Mold and Endotoxin Levels in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: a Pilot Project of Homes in New Orleans Undergoing Renovation., Ginger L. Chew, Jonathan Wilson, Felicia A. Rabito, Faye Grimsley, Shahed Iqbal, Tiina Reponen, Michael L. Muilenberg, Peter S. Thorne, Dorr G. Dearborn, and Rebecca L. Morley

History and results of the two inter-laboratory round robin endotoxin assay studies on cotton dust, D. T. Chun, K. Bartlett, T. Gordon, and R. R. Jacobs

Early exposure to a nonhygienic environment alters pulmonary immunity and allergic responses, Caroline L.S. George, Misty L. White, Katarina Kulhankova, Aditya Mahajan, Peter S. Thorne, Jeanne M. Snyder, and Joel N. Kline

Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Assessment of Four Wastewater Treatment Plants, Joung Ae Lee, John C. Johnson, Stephen J. Reynolds, Peter S. Thorne, and Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy

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Dog Ownership Enhances Symptomatic Responses to Air Pollution in Children with Asthma., Rob McConnell, Kiros Berhane, Jassy Molitor, Frank Gilliland, Nino Künzli, Peter S. Thorne, Duncan Thomas, W. James Gauderman, Edward Avol, Fred Lurmann, Edward Rappaport, Michael Jerrett, and John M. Peters

Biomonitoring for assessment of organic dust-induced lung, L. J. Mueller-Anneling, M. E. O'Neill, and Peter S. Thorne

Characterization of endotoxin and mouse allergen exposures in mouse facilities and research laboratories, Karin A. Pacheco, Charles McCammon, Peter S. Thorne, Marsha E. O'Neill, Andrew H. Liu, John W. Martyny, Michael VanDyke, Lee S. Newman, and Cecile S. Rose

Endotoxin in inner-city homes: associations with wheeze and eczema in early childhood, Matthew S. Perzanowski, Rachel L. Miller, Peter S. Thorne, R. Graham Barr, Adnan Divjan, Beverley J. Sheares, Robin S. Garfinkel, Frederica P. Perera, Inge F. Goldstein, and Ginger L. Chew

Metalworking Fluid with Mycobacteria and Endotoxin Induces Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in Mice, Peter S. Thorne, Andrea Adamcakova-Dodd, Kevin M. Kelly, Marsha A. O'Neill, and Caroline Duchaine

Submissions from 2005

Impact of the home indoor environment on adult asthma and rhinitis, Paul D. Blanc, Mark D. Eisner, Patricia P. Katz, Irene H. Yen, Connie Archea, Gillian Earnest, Susan Janson, Umesh Masharani, Patricia J. Quinlan, Katharine S. Hammond, Peter S. Thorne, John R. Balmes, and Laura Trupin

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Asthma and Farm Exposures in a Cohort of Rural Iowa Children., James A. Merchant, Allison L. Naleway, Erik R. Svendsen, Kevin M. Kelly, Leon F. Burmeister, Ann M. Stromquist, Craig D. Taylor, Peter S. Thorne, Stephen J. Reynolds, Wayne T. Sanderson, and Elizabeth A. Chrischilles

Interlaboratory evaluation of endotoxin analyses in agricultural dusts--comparison of LAL assay and mass spectrometry, Stephen J. Reynolds, Donald K. Milton, Dick Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, Kelley J. Donham, Elizabeth A. Croteau, Kevin M. Kelly, Jeroen Douwes, Daniel Lewis, Mike Whitmer, Ian Connaughton, Sharon Koch, and Per Malmberg

Effect of pneumatic power tool use on nerve conduction velocity across the wrist, John C. Rosecrance, Dan Anton, Thomas M. Cook, and Linda Merlino

Endotoxin exposure is a risk factor for asthma: the national survey of endotoxin in United States housing, Peter S. Thorne, Katrina Kulhankova, Ming Yin, Richard Cohn, Samuel J. Arbes Jr., and Darryl C. Zeldin

Surface sampling for endotoxin assessment using electrostatic wiping cloths, Peter S. Thorne, Nervana Metwali, Ed Avol, and Robert S. McConnell

Submissions from 2004

Reduction in the bactericidal activity of selected cathelicidin peptides by bovine calf serum or exogenous endotoxin, Karen H. Bartlett, Paul B. McCray, and Peter S. Thorne

Toenail arsenic content and cutaneous melanoma in Iowa, L. E. Beane Freeman, L. K. Dennis, C. F. Lynch, and Peter S. Thorne

Antibiotics delay but do not prevent bacteremia and lung injury in murine sepsis, Kevin C. Doerschug, Linda S. Powers, Martha M. Monick, Peter S. Thorne, and Gary W. Hunninghake

Safety assessment of inhaled xylitol in mice and healthy volunteers, Lakshmi Durairaj, Janice Launspach, Janet L. Watt, Thomas R. Businga, Joel N. Kline, Peter S. Thorne, and Joseph Zabner

Personal exposures to inorganic and organic dust in manual harvest of California citrus and table grapes, Kiyoung Lee, Robert J. Lawson, Stephen A. Olenchock, Val Vallyathan, Randall C. Southard, Peter S. Thorne, Cathy Saiki, and Marc B. Schenker

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Ambient Endotoxin Concentrations in PM10 from Southern California., Linda Mueller-Anneling, Ed Avol, John M. Peters, and Peter S. Thorne

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Addressing Externalities from Swine Production to Reduce Public Health and Environmental Impacts., David Osterberg and David Wallinga

Working Group report 4: exposure assessment for biological agents, Peter S. Thorne, C. Duchaine, J. Douwes, and W. Eduard

Six month tracking of microbial growth in a metalworking fluid after system cleaning and recharging, Marc Veillette, Peter S. Thorne, Terry Gordon, and Caroline Duchaine

Submissions from 2003

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Method for quantitatively assessing physical risk factors during variable noncyclic work., Dan M. Anton, Thomad M. Cook, John C. Rosecrance, and Linda A. Merlino

Novispirin G10-induced lung toxicity in a Klebsiella pneumoniae infection model, Karen H. Bartlett, Paul B. McCray Jr., and Peter S. Thorne

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Symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders among apprentice construction workers., Thomas M. Cook, Linda A. Merlino, John C. Rosecrance, and Dan Anton

Altered surfactant protein A gene expression and protein metabolism associated with repeat exposure to inhaled endotoxin, Caroline L.S. George, Misty L. White, Marsha E. O'Neill, Peter S. Thorne, David A. Schwartz, and Jeanne M. Snyder

A small whole-body exposure chamber for laboratory use, Patrick T. O'Shaughnessy, Chandran Achutan, Marsha E. O'Neill, and Peter S. Thorne

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Wind Power and the Iowa Economy, David Osterberg and Elaine Distler

Airborne Endotoxin Predicts Symptoms in Non-Mouse-sensitized Technicians and Research Scientists Exposed to Laboratory Mice, Karin A. Pacheco, Charles McCammon, Andrew H. Liu, Peter S. Thorne, Marsha E. O'Neill, John Martyny, Lee S. Newman, Richard F. Hamman, and Cecile S. Rose

Exposure to particulates, microorganisms, beta(1-3)-glucans, and endotoxins during soybean harvesting, C. J. Roy and Peter S. Thorne

Evaluation of five extraction protocols for quantification of endotoxin in metalworking fluid aerosol, Peter S. Thorne, Karen H. Bartlett, John Phipps, and Katarina Kulhankova

Submissions from 2002

Second inter-laboratory study comparing endotoxin assay results from cotton dust, David T.W. Chun, Victor Chew, Karen Bartlett, Terry Gordon, Robert Jacobs, Britt-Marie Larsson, Daniel M. Lewis, Jyrki Liesivuori, Olivier Michel, Ragnar Rylander, Peter S. Thorne, Eugene M. White, and Varina C. Gunn

Health-based occupational exposure limits for high molecular weight sensitizers: how long is the road we must travel?, Dick Heederik, Peter S. Thorne, and Gert Doekes

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Exposures to the Kuwait Oil Fires and Their Association with Asthma and Bronchitis Among Gulf War Veterans., Jeffrey L. Lange, David A. Schwartz, Bradley N. Doebbeling, Jack M. Heller, and Peter S. Thorne

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Translations of the Humerus in Persons with Shoulder Impingement Symptoms, Paula M. Ludewig and Thomas M. Cook

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Comparison of Surface Sensor and Bone-Fixed Measurement of Humeral Motion, Paula M. Ludewig, Thomas M. Cook, and Richard K. Shields

Comparison of endotoxin assays using agricultural dusts, S. J. Reynolds, Peter S. Thorne, K. J. Donham, and E. A. Croteau

Carpal tunnel syndrome among apprentice construction workers, John C. Rosecrance, Thomas M. Cook, D. C. Anton, and L. A. Merlino

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Test-Retest Reliability of a Self-Administered Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Job Factors Questionnaire Used in Ergonomics Research., John C. Rosecrance, Kelly J. Ketchen, Linda A. Merlino, Dan C. Anton, and Thomas M. Cook

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First National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing: Survey Design and Methods for the Allergen and Endotoxin Components., Patrick J. Vojta, Warren Friedman, David A. Marker, Robert Clickner, John W. Rogers, Susan M. Viet, Michael L. Muilenberg, Peter S. Thorne, Samuel J. Arbes, and Darryl C. Zeldin

Inter- and intraindividual variation of endotoxin- and beta(1 --> 3)-glucan-induced cytokine responses in a whole blood assay, Inge M. Wouters, Jeroen Douwes, Peter S. Thorne, Dick Heederik, and Gert Doekes

Submissions from 2001

Comparison of Endotoxin Exposure Assessment by Bioaerosol Impinger and Filter-Sampling Methods, Caroline Duchaine, Peter S. Thorne, Anne Meriaux, Yan Grimard, Paul Whitten, and Yvon Cormier

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Musculoskeletal disorders among construction apprentices in Hungary., John C. Rosecrance, J. Pórszász, Thomas M. Cook, E. Fekecs, T. Karácsony, L. Merlino, and D. Anton

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Civilization as a threat to human health?, T. Trnovec, Thomas M. Cook, K. Kahayová, and S. Nyulassy

Submissions from 2000

Preliminary Report on the Results of the Second Phase of a Round-Robin Endotoxin Assay Study Using Cotton Dust, David T.W. Chun, Victor Chew, Karen Bartlett, Terry Gordon, Robert R. Jacobs, Britt-Marie Larsson, Lennart Larsson, Daniel M. Lewis, Jyrki Liesivuori, Olivier Michel, Donald K. Milton, Ragnar Rylander, and Peter S. Thorne

Assessment of Particulates and Bioaerosols in Eastern Canadian Sawmills, Caroline Duchaine, Anne Meriaux, Peter S. Thorne, and Yvon Cormier

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Alterations in Shoulder Kinematics and Associated Muscle Activity in People With Symptoms of Shoulder Impingement, Paula M. Ludewig and Thomas M. Cook

Ehrlichia chaffeensis antibodies in white-tailed deer, Iowa, 1994 and 1996, Linda Mueller-Anneling, Mary J. Gilchrist, and Peter S. Thorne

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The Use of Participatory Action Research and Ergonomics in the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Newspaper Industry, John C. Rosecrance and Thomas M. Cook

Increased Levels of Markers of Microbial Exposure in Homes with Indoor Storage of Organic Household Waste, Inge M. Wouters, Jeroen Douwes, Gert Doekes, Peter S. Thorne, Bert Brunekreef, and Dick J.J. Heederik

Submissions from 1999

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International Training and Research in Central and Eastern Europe: The University of Iowa model., Thomas M. Cook, Burton C. Kross, Ivan Ciznar, and Robin Ungar