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Warren Gold, MD

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    Dr. Gold received is M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1959. After internal medicine and chief medical residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston (1959-62), he received his research training at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, UCSF with Jay A. Nadel and Julius H. Comroe, Jr., (1962-65) and then joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School at Children’s Hospital in 1965 where he set up a new pulmonary laboratory for Dr. Alexander Nadas to study the pulmonary problems of children with congenital heart disease. He joined the faculty in the Pulmonary Division at UCSF in 1969 and became the Director of the Adult Pulmonary Laboratories, CVRI, UCSF in 1980. His major academic activities include clinical research programs, training pre and post-doctoral fellows in all four schools in systems physiology, supervision of the Adult Pulmonary Laboratories, and consulting with industry on systems physiology.

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    Study of the function of the respiratory system under resting conditions may provide first clues about the presence of significant respiratory disease. Study of the respiratory system during the stress of exercise, may under cover evidence of such diseases at a much earlier stage. Repeated studies can define the natural history of those diseases and the effects of therapeutic interventions. Current research, as a member of the FAMRI (Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute) Center of Excellence, PI Neal Benowitz) is designed to examine the long-term effects of second hand cigarette smoke on flight attendants. Pilot studies have demonstrated that 40% of nonsmoking flight attendants who worked on commercial airlines prior to the ban on cigarette smoking developed diffusion defects associated with airway obstruction and air trapping. During exercise, all pre-ban flight attendants show an abnormally limited increase in diffusing capacity with increased pulmonary blood flow. Current studies are designed to compare lung function at rest and during exercise in pre-ban fight attendants with post-ban flight attendants, and nonsmokers who live and work at sea level stratified by second-hand smoke exposure.

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    Evolving Microenvironments in Airway Inflammation
    NIH/NHLBI P01HL024136Jul 1, 1979 - Mar 31, 2015
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Lung volumes identify an at-risk group in persons with prolonged secondhand tobacco smoke exposure but without overt airflow obstruction. BMJ Open Respir Res. 2018; 5(1):e000284. Arjomandi M, Zeng S, Geerts J, Stiner RK, Bos B, van Koeverden I, Keene J, Elicker B, Blanc PD, Gold WM. PMID: 29755755.
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    2. Reduced exercise tolerance and pulmonary capillary recruitment with remote secondhand smoke exposure. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34393. Arjomandi M, Haight T, Sadeghi N, Redberg R, Gold WM. PMID: 22493689.
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    3. Bronchial hyperresponsiveness, word descriptors, and ethnicity: women with mild asthma. J Asthma. 2012 Feb; 49(1):36-44. Hardie GE, Brown JK, Gold WM. PMID: 22176690.
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    4. Recruitment of asthmatic ethnic minorities into a methacholine research study: factors influencing participation. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 Feb; 103(2):138-44. Hardie GE, Liu R, Darden J, Gold WM. PMID: 21443066.
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    5. Ethnic differences in methacholine responsiveness and word descriptors in African Americans, Hispanic-Mexican Americans, Asian-Pacific Islanders, and Whites with mild asthma. J Asthma. 2010 May; 47(4):388-96. Hardie G, Liu R, Darden J, Gold WM. PMID: 20528591.
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    6. Pulmonary function abnormalities in never-smoking flight attendants exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke in the aircraft cabin. J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Jun; 51(6):639-46. Arjomandi M, Haight T, Redberg R, Gold WM. PMID: 19448573.
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    7. Remote second-hand tobacco exposure in flight attendants is associated with systemic but not pulmonary hypertension. Cardiol J. 2008; 15(4):338-43. Ren X, Hsu PY, Dulbecco FL, Fleischmann KE, Gold WM, Redberg RF, Schiller NB. PMID: 18698542.
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    8. Adrenergic responsiveness: FEV1 and symptom differences in Whites and African Americans with mild asthma. J Asthma. 2007 Oct; 44(8):621-8. Hardie GE, Brown JK, Gold WM. PMID: 17943572.
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    9. Effects of treatment on two types of self-efficacy in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006 Jul; 32(1):60-70. Davis AH, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Janson SL, Gold WM, Stulbarg MS. PMID: 16824986.
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    10. Effects of individual self-management education on clinical, biological, and adherence outcomes in asthma. Am J Med. 2003 Dec 01; 115(8):620-6. Janson SL, Fahy JV, Covington JK, Paul SM, Gold WM, Boushey HA. PMID: 14656614.
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    11. Understanding how asthmatics perceive symptom distress during a methacholine challenge. J Asthma. 2002 Oct; 39(7):611-8. Hardie GE, Gold WM, Janson S, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Boushey HA. PMID: 12442950.
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    12. Exercise training improves outcomes of a dyspnea self-management program. J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2002 Mar-Apr; 22(2):109-21. Stulbarg MS, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Demir-Deviren S, Nguyen HQ, Adams L, Tsang AH, Duda J, Gold WM, Paul S. PMID: 11984209.
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