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Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) – Campus Mar

Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) – Campus Mar

 

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between the "la Caixa" Foundation", academic institutions and government bodies to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health. In 2016, the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) completed a successful merging process. As a result, today ISGlobal is a cutting-edge institution with capacity to address global health challenges trough research, translation and education.

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  • Carsin, Anne-Elie; Fuertes, Elaine; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Guerra, Stefano; García Aymerich, Judith (Elsevier, 2019)
    Introduction: Restrictive spirometry pattern is an under-recognised disorder with a poor morbidity and mortality prognosis. We compared physical activity levels between adults with a restrictive spirometry pattern and with ...
  • Gruzieva, Olena; Kogevinas, Manolis; Ruiz, José L.; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Vrijheid, Martine; Hernandez-Ferrer, Carles, 1987-; Melén, Erik (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2019)
    BACKGROUND: Prenatal exposure to air pollution has been associated with childhood respiratory disease and other adverse outcomes. Epigenetics is a suggested link between exposures and health outcomes. OBJECTIVES: We aimed ...
  • Casas Sanahuja, Maribel; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Manzano Salgado, Cyntia Beatriz, 1987-; de Bont, Jeroen; Donaire González, David; Gonzalez, Juan Ramon; Gracia Lavedan, Esther; Pañella, Pau; Robinson, Oliver; Urquiza, José M.; Vrijheid, Martine (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Exposome studies are challenged by exposure misclassification for non-persistent chemicals, whose temporal variability contributes to bias in dose-response functions. Objectives: We evaluated the variability ...
  • Maitre, Léa; Robinson, Oliver; Martínez, David; Toledano, Mireille B.; Ibarluzea, Jesús; Marina, Loreto Santa; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Villanueva, Cristina M.; Keun, Hector C.; Vrijheid, Martine; Coen, Muireann (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2018)
    Exposure to environmental pollutants, particularly during pregnancy, can have adverse consequences on child development but little is known about the effects of pollutant mixtures on endogenous metabolism in pregnant women. ...
  • Gascon Merlos, Mireia, 1984-; Sánchez Benavides, Gonzalo; Dadvand, Payam; Martínez, David; Gramunt Fombuena, Nina; Gotsens, Xavier; Cirach, Marta; Vert, Cristina; Molinuevo, José Luis; Crous-Bou, Marta; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Although exposure to natural outdoor environments has been consistently associated with improved perceived general health, available evidence on a protective association between this exposure and specific mental ...
  • Casas Sanahuja, Maribel; den Dekker, Herman T.; Kruithof, Claudia J.; Reiss, Irwin K.; Vrijheid, Martine; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; de Jongste, Johan; Jaddoe, Vincent W. V.; Duijts, Liesbeth (BMJ Publishing Group, 2018)
    Background: Infant weight gain is associated with lower lung function and a higher risk of childhood asthma. Detailed individual childhood growth patterns might be better predictors of childhood respiratory morbidity than ...
  • Font Ribera, Laia; Gràcia Lavedan, Esther; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Kogevinas, Manolis; Villanueva, Cristina M. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs) in drinking water has consistently been associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, but evidence on other cancers including the breast is very limited. Objectives: ...
  • Milà, Carles; Salmon, Maëlle; Sanchez, Margaux; Ambros, Albert; Bhogadi, Santhi; Sreekanth, V.; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Kinra, Sanjay; Marshall, Julian D.; Tonne, Cathryn (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2018)
    Evidence identifying factors that influence personal exposure to air pollutants in low- and middle-income countries is scarce. Our objective was to identify the relative contribution of the time of the day ( when?), location ...
  • Villanueva, Cristina M.; Gracia Lavedan, Esther; Julvez, Jordi; Santa Marina, Loreto; Lertxundi, Nerea; Ibarluzea, Jesús; Llop, Sabrina; Ballester Díez, Ferran; Fernández Somoano, Ana; Tardón, Adonina; Vrijheid, Martine; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Disinfection by-products (DBPs) constitute a complex mixture of prevalent chemicals in drinking water and there is evidence of neurotoxicity for some of them. Objectives: We evaluated the association between ...
  • O'Callaghan Gordo, Cristina; Kogevinas, Manolis; Cirach, Marta; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Gràcia Lavedan, Esther; Espinosa Díaz, Ana; Valentín, Antònia; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Breast cancer is the main cause of cancer mortality among women. Green spaces have been recently associated with reduced cancer mortality among women. Mechanisms explaining the beneficial effect of green spaces ...
  • O’Callaghan-Gordo, Cristina; Kogevinas, Manolis; Pedersen, Marie; Espinosa Díaz, Ana; Tsiapa, Xristina; Romaguera Bosch, Dora; Chatzi, Leda (Springer, 2018)
    Purpose: The study assessed whether diet and adherence to cancer prevention guidelines during pregnancy were associated with micronucleus (MN) frequency in mothers and newborns. MN is biomarkers of early genetic effects ...
  • Rivas, Ioar; Querol, Xavier; Wright, John; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (Elsevier, 2018)
    Recently, there has been a flurry of publications assessing the effect of air pollution on neurodevelopment. Here we present a summary of the results obtained within the BRain dEvelopment and Air polluTion ultrafine particles ...
  • O'Callaghan Gordo, Cristina; Flores, Juan A.; Lizárraga, Pilar; Okamoto, Tami; Papoulias, Diana M.; Barclay, Federica; Orta-Martínez, Martí; Kogevinas, Manolis; Astete, John (Elsevier, 2018)
    Most oil extraction areas in the Peruvian Amazon are within indigenous territories. Poor environmental practices have exposed the indigenous population to metals. We conducted a survey in two indigenous Kukama communities ...
  • Mueller, Natalie, 1988-; Rojas Rueda, David, 1979-; Salmon, Maëlle; Martínez, David; Ambros, Albert; Brand, Christian; De Nazelle, Audrey; Dons, Evi; Gaupp-Berghausen, Mailin; Gerike, Regine; Götschi, Thomas; Iacorossi, Francesco; Int Panis, Luc; Kahlmeier, Sonja; Raser, Elisabeth; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; PASTA consortium (Elsevier, 2018)
    We conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of cycling network expansions in seven European cities. We modeled the association between cycling network length and cycling mode share and estimated health impacts of the ...
  • Levie, Deborah; Korevaar, Tim I. M.; Bath, Sarah C.; Dalmau Bueno, Albert; Murcia, Mario; Espada, Mercedes; Dineva, Mariana; Ibarluzea, Jesús; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Tiemeier, Henning; Rebagliato, Marisa; Rayman, Margaret P.; Peeters, Robin P.; Guxens Junyent, Mònica (Endocrine Society, 2018)
    Context: Low maternal free T4 (FT4) has been associated with poor child neurodevelopment in some single-center studies. Evidence remains scarce for the potential adverse effects of high FT4 and whether associations differ ...
  • Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Lubczynska, Malgorzata Joanna; Muetzel, Ryan L.; Dalmau Bueno, Albert; Jaddoe, Vincent W. V.; Hoek, Gerard; van der Lugt, Aad; Verhulst, Frank C.; White, Tonya; Brunekreef, Bert; Tiemeier, Henning; El Marroun, Hanan (Society of Biological Psychiatry, 2018)
    Background: Air pollution exposure during fetal life has been related to impaired child neurodevelopment, but it is unclear if brain structural alterations underlie this association. The authors assessed whether air pollution ...
  • Guerra, Stefano; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Lavi, Iris; Benet, Marta; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; Carsin, Anne-Elie; Dobaño, Carlota; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Tischer, Christina; Vrijheid, Martine; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Koppelman, Gerard H. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Circulating levels of the chitinase-like protein YKL-40 are influenced by genetic variation in its encoding gene (chitinase 3–like 1 [CHI3L1]) and are increased in patients with several diseases, including ...
  • Ramon, Maria Antonia; Ter Riet, Gerben; Carsin, Anne-Elie; Gimeno Santos, Elena, 1980-; Agustí, Alvar; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Donaire González, David; Ferrer, Jaume; Rodríguez, Esther; Rodríguez Roisin, Robert; Puhan, Milo A.; García Aymerich, Judith (European Respiratory Society, 2018)
    The vicious circle of dyspnoea-inactivity has been proposed, but never validated empirically, to explain the clinical course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to develop and validate externally a ...
  • Reese, Sarah E.; Ruiz Arenas, Carlos, 1990-; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; London, Stephanie J. (Elsevier, 2019)
    Epigenetic mechanisms, including methylation, can contribute to childhood asthma. Identifying DNA methylation profiles in asthmatic patients can inform disease pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify differential ...
  • Demeyer, Heleen; Costilla-Frias, Marcos; Louvaris, Zafeiris; Gimeno Santos, Elena, 1980-; Tabberer, Maggie; Rabinovich, Roberto A.; de Jong, Corina; Polkey, Michael I.; Hopkinson, Nicholas S.; Karlsson, Niklas; Serra, Ignasi; Vogiatzis, Ioannis; Troosters, Thierry; García Aymerich, Judith; PROactive consortium (European Respiratory Society, 2018)

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