Stephanie M. Kennedy

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Endotoxin exposure has been implicated in the etiology of lung disease in cotton workers. We investigated this potential relationship in 443 cotton workers from 2 factories in Shanghai and 439 control subjects from a nearby silk mill. A respiratory questionnaire was administered and pre- and postshift forced expiratory volume (FVC) and flow in one second(More)
Previous investigations of workers exposed to machining fluids have shown increased rates of cough and phlegm and have shown that these exposures may cause occupational asthma. To examine acute responses to these agents, cross-shift lung function changes related to machining fluid aerosols among 89 machine operators at two factories producing automobile(More)
BACKGROUND Despite substantial evidence that workers exposed to metal-working fluids (MWF) have increased respiratory morbidity, the few studies of chronic effects on lung function have not been conclusive. METHODS Lung spirometry was measured and both current and past exposures to metal-working fluid (MWF) aerosols were estimated in this cross-sectional(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared three primary outcomes of pausing the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, emergence quality and respiratory complications. AIM To measure and compare the quality between sevoflurane and propofol in children undergoing MRI scans. BACKGROUND No randomized controlled trial exists comparing the quality between sevoflurane and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare body condition score (BCS) and urinalysis variables between dogs with and without calcium oxalate (CaOx) uroliths. DESIGN Case-control study. ANIMALS 46 Miniature Schnauzers, 16 Bichons Frises, and 6 Shih Tzus. PROCEDURES Medical records were reviewed for Miniature Schnauzers, Bichons Frises, and Shih Tzus that were examined between(More)
A total of 1,811 automobile workers at three General Motors facilities were evaluated by questionnaire for possible respiratory effects resulting from airborne exposures to metal-working fluids (MWF): 1,042 currently worked as machinists and were exposed to one of three types of MWF aerosols (straight mineral oils, soluble oil emulsions, or water-based(More)
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