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    Dennis Shusterman, MD, MPH

    TitleProfessor Emeritus
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address1855 Folsom Street, MCB
    San Francisco CA 94103
    Phone510-620-2847
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      University of Barcelona2002Gaspar de Portola Academic Exchange
      California Breathing2013Clean Air Award

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      Education:
      MD, UC Davis, 1978. Rotating Internship, The Waltham Hospital, 1978-1979. FP Residency, San Jose Hospital, 1979-1981. MPH, Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley, 1982. Clinical Fellowship in Environmental Medicine, UCSF, 1994-1996.

      Employment:
      Medical Director, Sonoma County Indian Health Project, 1981-1984. Public Health Medical Officer, CA Dept. of Health Services, 1985-1991; Cal/EPA, 1991-1994. Full-time faculty, UCSF/SFGH Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1994-2004. Professor of Medicine and Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, 2004-2007. Chief, Hazard Evaluation Section and Information Service (HESIS), CA Dept. of Public Health, Occupational Health Branch, Richmond, CA, 2007-2014.

      Recent research activities:
      Co-PI (with John Balmes, MD), FAMRI Clinical Innovator Award: "Second-hand smoke and sinusitis: Effect of sidestream smoke on sinus ostial patency." Affiliated with Human Exposure Laboratory, SFGH, and Upper Airway Biology Laboratory, UC Berkeley / Richmond Field Station.


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      1. Shusterman D. Nonallergic Rhinitis: Environmental Determinants. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2016 May; 36(2):379-99. PMID: 27083110.
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      2. Shusterman D. . The nasal nitric oxide response to external acoustic energy: A pilot study of sampling dynamics. Sinusitis. 2015; 1(1):13-13.
      3. Wilken JA, Sondermeyer G, Shusterman D, McNary J, Vugia DJ, McDowell A, Borenstein P, Gilliss D, Ancock B, Prudhomme J, Gold D, Windham GC, Lee L, Materna BL. Coccidioidomycosis among Workers Constructing Solar Power Farms, California, USA, 2011-2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Nov; 21(11):1997-2005. PMID: 26484688; PMCID: PMC4622237.
      4. Shusterman D. Occupational irritant and allergic rhinitis. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2014 Apr; 14(4):425. PMID: 24526601.
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      5. Macisaac J, Harrison R, Krishnaswami J, McNary J, Suchard J, Boysen-Osborn M, Cierpich H, Styles L, Shusterman D. Fatalities due to dichloromethane in paint strippers: a continuing problem. Am J Ind Med. 2013 Aug; 56(8):907-10. PMID: 23450690.
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      6. Schick SF, van den Vossenberg G, Luo A, Whitlatch A, Jacob P, Balmes J, Shusterman D. Thirty minute-exposure to aged cigarette smoke increases nasal congestion in nonsmokers. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2013; 76(10):601-13. PMID: 23859154.
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      7. Zhao YA, Shusterman D. Occupational rhinitis and other work-related upper respiratory tract conditions. Clin Chest Med. 2012 Dec; 33(4):637-47. PMID: 23153606.
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      8. Shusterman DJ, Weaver EM, Goldberg AN, Schick SF, Wong HH, Balmes JR. Pilot evaluation of the nasal nitric oxide response to humming as an index of osteomeatal patency. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2012 Mar-Apr; 26(2):123-6. PMID: 22487289.
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      9. Roisman R, Materna B, Beckman S, Katz E, Shusterman D, Harrison R. The role of state public health agencies in national efforts to track workplace hazards and the relevance of state experiences to nanomaterial worker surveillance. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Jun; 53(6 Suppl):S38-41. PMID: 21654415.
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      10. Shusterman D. The effects of air pollutants and irritants on the upper airway. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2011 Mar; 8(1):101-5. PMID: 21364227.
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      11. Shusterman D. Regarding "Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 antagonists block the noxious effects of toxic industrial isocyanates and tear gases". FASEB J. 2010 Apr; 24(4):980. PMID: 20356910.
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      12. Morris JB, Shusterman DJ (eds.). . Toxicology of the Nose and Upper Airways. NY: Informa Healthcare. 2010.
      13. Materna B, Harriman K, Rosenberg J, Shusterman D, Windham G, Atwell J, Beckman S, Mortensen E, Zipprich J. . MMWR. Occupational transmission of Neisseria meningitidis – California, 2009. 2010; 45(59):1480-1483.
      14. Shusterman DJ, Tilles SA. Nasal physiological reactivity of subjects with nonallergic rhinitis to cold air provocation: a pilot comparison of subgroups. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2009 Sep-Oct; 23(5):475-9. PMID: 19807979.
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      15. Gulati RK, Kwan-Gett T, Hampson NB, Baer A, Shusterman D, Shandro JR, Duchin JS. Carbon monoxide epidemic among immigrant populations: King County, Washington, 2006. Am J Public Health. 2009 Sep; 99(9):1687-92. PMID: 19608962; PMCID: PMC2724456.
      16. Shusterman D, Hummel T. Symposium overview: Nasal trigeminal function: qualitative, quantitative, and temporal effects. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Jul; 1170:181-3. PMID: 19686134.
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      17. Shusterman D. Qualitative effects in nasal trigeminal chemoreception. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Jul; 1170:196-201. PMID: 19686137.
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      18. Shusterman DJ, Jansen K, Weaver EM, Koenig JQ. Documentation of the nasal nitric oxide response to humming: methods evaluation. Eur J Clin Invest. 2007 Sep; 37(9):746-52. PMID: 17696966.
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      19. Shusterman D, Murphy MA. Nasal hyperreactivity in allergic and non-allergic rhinitis: a potential risk factor for non-specific building-related illness. Indoor Air. 2007 Aug; 17(4):328-33. PMID: 17661929.
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      20. Shusterman D. Trigeminally-mediated health effects of air pollutants: sources of inter-individual variability. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2007 Mar; 26(3):149-57. PMID: 17439917.
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      21. Shusterman D. Environmental nonallergic rhinitis. Clin Allergy Immunol. 2007; 19:249-66. PMID: 17153018.
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      22. Shusterman D, Matovinovic E, Salmon A. Does Haber's law apply to human sensory irritation? Inhal Toxicol. 2006 Jun; 18(7):457-71. PMID: 16603477.
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      23. Shusterman D, Tarun A, Murphy MA, Morris J. Seasonal allergic rhinitic and normal subjects respond differentially to nasal provocation with acetic acid vapor. Inhal Toxicol. 2005 Mar; 17(3):147-52. PMID: 15788375.
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      24. Shusterman D, Balmes J, Murphy MA, Tai CF, Baraniuk J. Chlorine inhalation produces nasal airflow limitation in allergic rhinitic subjects without evidence of neuropeptide release. Neuropeptides. 2004 Dec; 38(6):351-8. PMID: 15567471.
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      25. Morris JB, Wilkie WS, Shusterman DJ. Acute respiratory responses of the mouse to chlorine. Toxicol Sci. 2005 Feb; 83(2):380-7. PMID: 15548641.
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      26. Rigau J, Farré R, Trepat X, Shusterman D, Navajas D. Oscillometric assessment of airway obstruction in a mechanical model of vocal cord dysfunction. J Biomech. 2004 Jan; 37(1):37-43. PMID: 14672566.
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      27. Schiffman SS, Walker JM, Dalton P, Lorig TS, Raymer JH, Shusterman D, Williams CM. Potential health effects of odor from animal operations, wastewater treatment, and recycling of byproducts. J Agromedicine. 2004; 9(2):397-403. PMID: 19785232.
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      28. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Balmes J. Influence of age, gender, and allergy status on nasal reactivity to inhaled chlorine. Inhal Toxicol. 2003 Oct; 15(12):1179-89. PMID: 14515221.
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      29. Shusterman D, Avila PC. Real-time monitoring of nasal mucosal pH during carbon dioxide stimulation: implications for stimulus dynamics. Chem Senses. 2003 Sep; 28(7):595-601. PMID: 14578121.
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      30. Tarun AS, Bryant B, Zhai W, Solomon C, Shusterman D. Gene expression for carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes in human nasal mucosa. Chem Senses. 2003 Sep; 28(7):621-9. PMID: 14578124.
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      31. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Balmes J. Differences in nasal irritant sensitivity by age, gender, and allergic rhinitis status. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2003 Oct; 76(8):577-83. PMID: 12920525.
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      32. Matovinovic E, Solberg O, Shusterman D. Epidermal growth factor receptor - but not histamine receptor - is upregulated in seasonal allergic rhinitis. Allergy. 2003 Jun; 58(6):472-5. PMID: 12757445.
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      33. Shusterman D. Toxicology of nasal irritants. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 May; 3(3):258-65. PMID: 12662476.
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      34. Shusterman D, Balmes J, Avila PC, Murphy MA, Matovinovic E. Chlorine inhalation produces nasal congestion in allergic rhinitics without mast cell degranulation. Eur Respir J. 2003 Apr; 21(4):652-7. PMID: 12762352.
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      35. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Walsh P, Balmes JR. Cholinergic blockade does not alter the nasal congestive response to irritant provocation. Rhinology. 2002 Sep; 40(3):141-6. PMID: 12357714.
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      36. Shusterman D. Review of the upper airway, including olfaction, as mediator of symptoms. Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Aug; 110 Suppl 4:649-53. PMID: 12194901; PMCID: PMC1241220.
      37. Shusterman D. Individual factors in nasal chemesthesis. Chem Senses. 2002 Jul; 27(6):551-64. PMID: 12142331.
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      38. Shusterman D, Solomon C, Balmes J, Blanc P. Chlorine exposure and the upper respiratory tract. Eur Respir J. 2002 Feb; 19(2):381-2. PMID: 11866020.
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      39. Shusterman D. Odor-associated health complaints: competing explanatory models. Chem Senses. 2001 Mar; 26(3):339-43. PMID: 11287393.
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      40. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Balmes J. The influence of sex, allergic rhinitis, and test system on nasal sensitivity to airborne irritants: a pilot study. Environ Health Perspect. 2001 Jan; 109(1):15-9. PMID: 11171519; PMCID: PMC1242045.
      41. Avila PC, Shusterman DJ. Work-related asthma and latex allergy. Sorting out the types, causes, and consequences. Postgrad Med. 1999 Jun; 105(7):39-46. PMID: 10376049.
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      42. Shusterman D, Key L. Critique of the multicenter latex skin testing efficacy study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1999 May; 103(5 Pt 1):961-2. PMID: 10329840.
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      43. Prudhomme JC, Bhatia R, Nutik JM, Shusterman DJ. Chest wall pain and possible rhabdomyolysis after chloropicrin exposure. A case series. J Occup Environ Med. 1999 Jan; 41(1):17-22. PMID: 9924716.
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      44. Freed KS, Paulson EK, Frederick MG, Preminger GM, Shusterman DJ, Keogan MT, Vieweg J, Smith RH, Nelson RC, Delong DM, Leder RA. Interobserver variability in the interpretation of unenhanced helical CT for the diagnosis of ureteral stone disease. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1998 Sep-Oct; 22(5):732-7. PMID: 9754108.
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      45. Shusterman DJ, Murphy MA, Balmes JR. Subjects with seasonal allergic rhinitis and nonrhinitic subjects react differentially to nasal provocation with chlorine gas. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1998 Jun; 101(6 Pt 1):732-40. PMID: 9648699.
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      46. Prudhomme JC, Shusterman DJ, Blanc PD. Acute-onset persistent olfactory deficit resulting from multiple overexposures to ammonia vapor at work. J Am Board Fam Pract. 1998 Jan-Feb; 11(1):66-9. PMID: 9456450.
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      47. Shusterman D, Balmes J. Measurement of nasal irritant sensitivity to pulsed carbon dioxide: a pilot study. Arch Environ Health. 1997 Sep-Oct; 52(5):334-40. PMID: 9546755.
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      48. Shusterman DJ, Balmes JR. A comparison of two methods for determining nasal irritant sensitivity. Am J Rhinol. 1997 Sep-Oct; 11(5):371-8. PMID: 9768319.
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      49. Shusterman D. Latex allergy. West J Med. 1996 Sep; 165(3):141-2. PMID: 8909169; PMCID: PMC1303724.
      50. Harber P, Shusterman D. Medical causation analysis heuristics. J Occup Environ Med. 1996 Jun; 38(6):577-86. PMID: 8794956.
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      51. Kreutzer RA, Hewitt DJ, Sun R, Draper W, Mangiamele D, Goldman L, Jackson R, Smith D, Shusterman D. A community-based epidemiologic study of acute health effects from a metam-sodium spill on California's Sacramento River. Toxicol Ind Health. 1996 Mar-Apr; 12(2):267-75. PMID: 8794539.
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      52. Shusterman D, Alexeeff G, Hargis C, Kaplan J, Sato R, Gelb A, Becker C, Benowitz N, Gillen M, Thollaug S, Balmes J. Predictors of carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide exposure in smoke inhalation patients. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1996; 34(1):61-71. PMID: 8632515.
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      53. Shusterman D, Balmes J, Cone J. Irritant-induced asthma. J Occup Environ Med. 1995 Jun; 37(6):662. PMID: 7670910.
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      54. Shusterman D, Hargis C. Surrogate laboratory measures of cyanide intoxication. Ann Emerg Med. 1994 Sep; 24(3):537-8. PMID: 7993438.
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      55. Cone JE, Wugofski L, Balmes JR, Das R, Bowler R, Alexeeff G, Shusterman D. Persistent respiratory health effects after a metam sodium pesticide spill. Chest. 1994 Aug; 106(2):500-8. PMID: 7774327.
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      56. Alexeeff GV, Shusterman DJ, Howd RA, Jackson RJ. Dose-response assessment of airborne methyl isothiocyanate (MITC) following a metam sodium spill. Risk Anal. 1994 Apr; 14(2):191-8. PMID: 8008928.
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      57. Lipsett M, Waller K, Shusterman D, Thollaug S, Brunner W. The respiratory health impact of a large urban fire. Am J Public Health. 1994 Mar; 84(3):434-8. PMID: 8129061; PMCID: PMC1614852.
      58. Shusterman D. Neurogenic inflammation: additional points. Environ Health Perspect. 1994 Jan; 102(1):12; author reply 13. PMID: 19391307; PMCID: PMC1567223.
      59. Olson KR, Shusterman DJ. Mixing incompatibilities and toxic exposures. Occup Med. 1993 Jul-Sep; 8(3):548-60. PMID: 7505954.
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      60. Shusterman DJ. Polymer fume fever and other fluorocarbon pyrolysis-related syndromes. Occup Med. 1993 Jul-Sep; 8(3):519-31. PMID: 8272977.
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      61. Shusterman DJ. Clinical smoke inhalation injury: systemic effects. Occup Med. 1993 Jul-Sep; 8(3):469-503. PMID: 8272975.
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      62. Shusterman D. Trichloroethylene exposure. Am Fam Physician. 1993 Jun; 47(8):1713-4. PMID: 8498283.
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      63. Shusterman D, Windham GC, Fenster L. Employment in electronics manufacturing and risk of spontaneous abortion. J Occup Med. 1993 Apr; 35(4):381-6. PMID: 8487115.
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      64. Shusterman D, Kaplan JZ, Canabarro C. Immediate health effects of an urban wildfire. West J Med. 1993 Feb; 158(2):133-8. PMID: 8434462; PMCID: PMC1021964.
      65. Liu KS, Girman JR, Hayward SB, Shusterman D, Chang YL. Unintentional carbon monoxide deaths in California from charcoal grills and hibachis. J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol. 1993; 3 Suppl 1:143-51. PMID: 9857300.
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      66. Shusterman D. Community health and odor pollution regulation. Am J Public Health. 1992 Nov; 82(11):1566-7. PMID: 1443313; PMCID: PMC1694630.
      67. Shusterman D. Environmental odor pollution. Arch Environ Health. 1992 Sep-Oct; 47(5):388-90. PMID: 1444603.
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      68. Shusterman DJ, Sheedy JE. Occupational and environmental disorders of the special senses. Occup Med. 1992 Jul-Sep; 7(3):515-42. PMID: 1496433.
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      69. Shusterman D, Handler SD, Marsh RR, Bilaniuk L, Tom LW. Usefulness of computed tomographic scan in the evaluation of sensorineural hearing loss in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992 May; 118(5):501-3. PMID: 1571122.
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      70. Shusterman D. Critical review: the health significance of environmental odor pollution. Arch Environ Health. 1992 Jan-Feb; 47(1):76-87. PMID: 1540008.
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      71. Cone JE, Shusterman D. Health effects of indoor odorants. Environ Health Perspect. 1991 Nov; 95:53-9. PMID: 1821378; PMCID: PMC1568400.
      72. Neutra R, Lipscomb J, Satin K, Shusterman D. Hypotheses to explain the higher symptom rates observed around hazardous waste sites. Environ Health Perspect. 1991 Aug; 94:31-8. PMID: 1954936; PMCID: PMC1567952.
      73. Shusterman D, Lipscomb J, Neutra R, Satin K. Symptom prevalence and odor-worry interaction near hazardous waste sites. Environ Health Perspect. 1991 Aug; 94:25-30. PMID: 1954935; PMCID: PMC1567940.
      74. Lipscomb JA, Fenster L, Wrensch M, Shusterman D, Swan S. Pregnancy outcomes in women potentially exposed to occupational solvents and women working in the electronics industry. J Occup Med. 1991 May; 33(5):597-604. PMID: 1870012.
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      75. Shusterman DJ, Dager SR. Prevention of psychological disability after occupational respiratory exposures. Occup Med. 1991 Jan-Mar; 6(1):11-27. PMID: 2008632.
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      76. Windham GC, Shusterman D, Swan SH, Fenster L, Eskenazi B. Exposure to organic solvents and adverse pregnancy outcome. Am J Ind Med. 1991; 20(2):241-59. PMID: 1951371.
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      77. Shusterman D. Espresso maker's wrist. West J Med. 1990 Jun; 152(6):721-2. PMID: 2353484; PMCID: PMC1002447.
      78. Shusterman D, Quinlan P, Lowengart R, Cone J. Methylene chloride intoxication in a furniture refinisher. A comparison of exposure estimates utilizing workplace air sampling and blood carboxyhemoglobin measurements. J Occup Med. 1990 May; 32(5):451-4. PMID: 2348262.
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      79. Wrensch M, Swan S, Lipscomb J, Epstein D, Fenster L, Claxton K, Murphy PJ, Shusterman D, Neutra R. Pregnancy outcomes in women potentially exposed to solvent-contaminated drinking water in San Jose, California. Am J Epidemiol. 1990 Feb; 131(2):283-300. PMID: 2296981.
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      80. Shusterman D, Balmes J, Cone J. Behavioral sensitization to irritants/odorants after acute overexposures. J Occup Med. 1988 Jul; 30(7):565-7. PMID: 3397783.
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      81. Shusterman D. Workers' compensation. Am Fam Physician. 1988 Jul; 38(1):59, 63. PMID: 2969181.
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      82. Shusterman D, Neal E. Skeletal muscle and myocardial injury associated with metal fume fever. J Fam Pract. 1986 Aug; 23(2):159-60. PMID: 3734720.
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      83. Shusterman D, Neal E. Prolonged fever associated with inhalation of multiple pyrolysis products. Ann Emerg Med. 1986 Jul; 15(7):831-3. PMID: 3729107.
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      84. Shusterman D. Criticism of mathematical approach to compensatory issue. J Occup Med. 1985 Dec; 27(12):861-2. PMID: 2935601.
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      85. Shusterman D. Problem-solving techniques in occupational medicine. J Fam Pract. 1985 Sep; 21(3):195-9. PMID: 3161991.
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      86. Brodersen R, Cashore WJ, Wennberg RP, Ahlfors CE, Rasmussen LF, Shusterman D. Kinetics of bilirubin oxidation with peroxidase, as applied to studies of bilirubin-albumin binding. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 1979 Apr; 39(2):143-50. PMID: 523962.
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