Selected Publications

  1. Sherwin, R.P., M.L. Barman and J.L. Abraham [1979] Silicate Pneumoconiosis of Farm Workers. Lab. Invest.: 40, 576-582.
  2. Abraham, J.L. [1979] Documentation of environmental particulate exposures in humans using SEM and EDXA. In "Scanning Electron Microscopy/1979/II" p. 751-766 (Johari, O., ed.). Scanning Electron Microscopy, Inc. Chicago, 1979.
  3. Abraham, J.L. and E.S. Etz. Molecular microanalysis of pathological specimens in situ with a Laser Raman microprobe PDF document. Science, 206:716 718, 1979.
  4. Goldbach, P.D., Z. Mohsenifar, J.L. Abraham, W.I. Young and W.D. Merrill [1982] Talcum Powder Pneumoconiosis: Diagnosis by Transbronchial Biopsy Utilizing Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis. Western J. of Medicine: 136, 439-442.
  5. Abraham, J.L. and B.R. Burnett [1983] Quantitative Analysis of Inorganic Particulate Burden in situ in Tissue Sections PDF document. Scanning Electron Microscopy/1983: 2, 681-696.
  6. Travis, W.D., K. Balogh, and J.L. Abraham [1985] Silicone Granulomas. A Review of the Literature and Report of 3 cases. Human Pathology: 16, 19-27.
  7. Abraham, J.L., C.M. Smith and B. Mossman [1988] Chrysotile and Crocidolite Pulmonary Fiber Concentration and Dimension after Inhalation and Clearance in Fischer 344 rats. Ann. Occup. Hyg.: 30, 203-211.
  8. Abraham, J.L., Cohen, K.S., Powell, B. and Merritt, C.: Analyses of Bulk and Aerosolized Asbestos Fibers from Children's Play Sand Reveal a Potential Health Hazard. Am. Rev. Resp. Dis., 137:94, 1988
  9. Hunt, A., D.L. Johnson, J.M. Watt, R. Crutcher and I. Thornton [1988], A General Purpose Scheme for Classifying Lead-Bearing Particles by SEM/EDX. Proc. Conf. Indoor and Ambient Air Quality, R. Perry and P.W. Kirk Eds. Selper Limited, London, pp 539-546.
  10. Hunt, A., D.L. Johnson and I. Thornton [1991] Descriptive Apportionment of Lead in House Dust by Automated SEM. Water, Air and Soil Pollut.: 55-58, 69-77.
  11. Abraham, J.L., B.R. Burnett and A. Hunt [1991] Development and Use of a Pneumoconiosis Database of Human Pulmonary Inorganic Particulate Burden in over 400 lungs PDF document. Scanning Microscopy: 5, 95-108.
  12. Hunt, A., D.L. Johnson, J.M. Watt and I. Thornton [1992] Characterizing the Sources of Lead in House Dust by Automated Scanning Electron Microscopy. Environ. Sci. Technol.: 26, 1513-1523.
  13. Hunt, A., D.L. Johnson and I. Thornton [1993] Apportioning the Sources of Lead in House Dusts in the London Borough of Richmond. Sci. Total. Environ.: 138, 183-206.
  14. Abraham, J.L., A. Hunt and B.R. Burnett [1994] Steel Particles as a Marker of Welding Fume Exposure, Frequency of Occurence and Prevalence of Steel Particles in a Series of Over 400 Human Lungs. Ann. Occp. Hyg. 38, Suppl. 1 551-557.
  15. Abraham, J.L. and A. Hunt [1995] Environmental Contamination by Cobalt in the Vicinity of a Cemented Tungsten Carbide Manufacturing Plant. Environ. Res.: 69, 67-74.
  16. Johnson, D.L. and A. Hunt [1995], Analysis of Lead in Urban Soils by Computer Assisted SEM/EDX--Method Development and Early Results. In Lead in Paint, Soil and Dust: Health Risks, Exposure Studies, Control Measures, Measurement Methods, and Quality Assurance, ASTM STP 1226 M.E. Beard and S.D.A. Iske, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, 283-299.
  17. Keller, C.A., A. Frost, P.T. Cagle and J.L. Abraham [1995] Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis in a Painter with elevated Pulmonary Concentrations of Titanium. Chest: 108, 277-280.
  18. Hunt, A. and D.L. Johnson [1996] The use of Fractal Dimension to Characterize the Shape of Individual Lead Particles. Scanning Microscopy: 10, 69-83.
  19. Schoning, P.R., J.L. Abraham and B.R. Burnett [1996] Silicate and Metal Dust in Greyhound Lungs. Am. J. Vet. Res., 57 (7), 1006-1009.
  20. Abraham, J.L., A. Hunt and B.R. Burnett [1996] Lung Pathology and Mineralogy Associated with High Pulmonary Burden of Metal particles: Fe, Ti, Al, and Cr in a Pneumoconiosis Database. Proc. Conf. Inhaled Particles VIII, BOHS Cambridge, U.K. August 1996.
  21. Abraham, J.L. and S.L. Wiesenfeld [1996] Two Cases of Fatal Progressive Massive Fibrosis in an Ongoing Epidemic of Accelerated Silicosis in Oilfield Sanblasters: Lung Pathology and Mineralogy. Proc. Conf. Inhaled Particles VIII, BOHS Cambridge, U.K. August 1996.
  22. Abraham, J.L., A. Hunt and B.R. Burnett. Lung pathology and mineralogy associated with high pulmonary burden of metal particles: Fe, Ti, Al and Cr in a pneumoconiosis database. Inhaled Particles VIII, Ann Occup Hyg 41 (Suppl. 1):522-530, 1997.
  23. Hunt, A, B.R. Burnett, T. Basford, and J.L. Abraham. Lead and other metals in play-kit and craft items composed of vinyl and leather. Am J Publ Health 87:1724-1727, 1997.
  24. Abraham, M.E. Microanalysis of Indoor Aerosols and the Impact of a Compact High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter System. Indoor Air 9:33-40, 1999.
  25. Boyd, A.S., D. Seger, S. Vannucci, M. Langley, J.L. Abraham, and L.E. King Jr. Mercury exposure and cutaneous disease PDF document. J Am Acad Dermatol. 43:81-90, 2000.
  26. Powell, J.W.D., A. Hunt, and J.L. Abraham. Anthropogenic Vanadium-Chromium-Iron and Cerium-Lanthanum-Iron particles in settled urban house dust: CCSEM identification and analysis. Water Air Soil Pollut. 135:201-217, 2002.
  27. Abraham, J.L., B.R. Burnett, and A. Hunt. Quantification of non-fibrous and fibrous particulates in human lungs: Twenty year update on pneumoconiosis database PDF document. Ann Occup Hyg. 46 (Suppl. 1): 397-401, 2002.
  28. Hull, M.J., J.L. Abraham, and B.W. Case. Mesothelioma Among Workers in Asbestiform Fiber-Bearing Talc Mines in New York State PDF document. Ann Occup Hyg. 46 (Suppl. 1): 132-135, 2002.
  29. Abraham J.L., G. Siwinski, and A. Hunt. Ultrafine particulate exposures in indoor, outdoor, personal and mobile environments: effects of diesel, traffic, pottery kiln, cooking and HEPA filtration on micro-environmental particle number concentration PDF document. Ann Occup Hyg. 46 (Suppl. 1): 406-411, 2002.
  30. Wright, R.S., J.L. Abraham, P. Harber, B.R. Burnett, P. Morris, and P. West. Fatal Asbestosis 50 years after Brief High Intensity exposure in a Vermiculite expansion plant PDF document. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 165:1145-1149, 2002.
  31. Hull, M.J. and J.L. Abraham. Aluminum welding fume-induced pneumoconiosis PDF document. Human Pathology 33:819-825, 2002.
  32. Hunt, A., J.L. Abraham, B. Judson and C.L. Berry. Toxicologic and Epidemiologic Clues from the Characterization of the London 1952 Smog Fine Particulate Matter in Archival Autopsy Lung Tissues PDF document. Envir Health Perspect 111:1209-1214, 2003.
  33. Hargrave, T.M., G. Hall, R.D. Anbar, M.H. Czerwinski, S.D. Lane, D. Naishadham, J.L. Abraham and A. Hunt. Adequacy of treatment and knowledge of asthma among pregnant women with asthma in an urban setting. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2003, 167; A115.
  34. Hunt, A., J.L. Abraham, J.A. Crawford, P. DeStefano, C. Garback, M. LaMoy, D. Naishadham, and G. Hall. Levels of Household particulate matter (PM) and Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) exposure in the first year of life in a cohort at risk for asthma. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2003, 167; A852.
  35. Honma, K., J.L. Abraham, K. Chiyotani, P. De Vuyst, P. Dumortier, A.R. Gibbs, F.H. Green, Y. Hosoda, K. Iwai, W.J. Williams, N. Kohyama, G. Ostiguy, V.L. Roggli, H. Shida, O. Taguchi, V. Vallyathan. Proposed criteria for mixed-dust pneumoconiosis: Definition, descriptions, and guidelines for pathologic diagnosis and clinical correlation. Hum Pathol. 35:1515-23, 2004.
  36. Sawyer, R.T., J.L. Abraham, E. Daniloff and L.S. Newman. Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy Demonstrates Retention of Beryllium in Chronic Beryllium Disease Granulomas PDF document. J Occup Environ Med 47:1218-1226, 2005.
  37. Crawford, J.A., T.M. Hargrave, A. Hunt, C.C. Liu, R.D. Anbar, G.E. Hall, D. Naishadham, M.H. Czerwinski, N. Webster, S.D. Lane, J.L. Abraham. Issues in Design and Implementation in an Urban Birth Cohort Study: the Syracuse AUDIT Project PDF document. J Urban Health 83:741-759, 2006.
  38. Boyd, A.S., J.A. Zic, J.L. Abraham. Gadolinium Deposition in Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermatopathy External link. J Am Acad Dermatol 56:27-30, 2007.
  39. Abraham, J.L. Analysis of Fibrous and Non-Fibrous Particles. Ch 18. in Rom, W. (ed). Environmental and Occupational Medicine, 4th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 275-295, 2006.
  40. Nasr, M.R., D. Savici, L. Tudor, D. Abou Abdallah, N. Newman, J.L. Abraham. Inorganic Dust Exposure Causes Pulmonary Fibrosis in Smokers: Analysis Using Light Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy. Arch Envir Occup Health 61:53-60, 2007.
  41. Nemery, B. and Abraham, J.L. Hard Metal Lung Disease * Still Hard to Understand (Editorial). Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 176:2-3, 2007.
  42. Lyons, J.J., Sime, P.J., Ward, D., Watson, T., Abraham, J.L., Evans, R., Budev, M., Costas, K., Beckett, W.S.. A breathless builder. Breathe 3:386-390, 2007.
  43. Thakral, C., Alhariri, J., Abraham, J.L. Long-term retention of Gadolinium (Gd) in tissues from Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) patient after multiple Gd-enhanced MRI scans: case report and implications. Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging. 2:199-205, 2007 [E-pub August 22, DOI:10.1002/cmmi.146]
  44. Thakral, C. and Abraham, J.L. Automated Scanning Electron Microscopy and x-ray Microanalysis for in situ Quantification of Gadolinium Deposits in Skin External link. J. Electron Microsc 56:181-187, 2007; doi:10.1093/jmicro/dfm020.
  45. Naqvi, A.H., Shields, J.W., Abraham, J.L. Nasal Argyria (deposition of Silver-Selenium) in the photographic industry: Histopathology and microanalysis. Am J Otolaryngol 28:430-432, 2007.
  46. Abraham, J.L., Thakral, C., Skov, L., Rossen, K., Marckmann, P. Dermal inorganic Gadolinium concentrations: evidence for in vivo transmetallation and long-term persistence in Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis External link. Br J Derm 158(2):273-80, 2008. [E-pub Dec 7, 2007. doi 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2007.08335.x]
  47. Kalb, R.E., Helm, T.N., Sperry, H., Thakral, C., Abraham, J.L., Kanal, E. Gadolinium induced nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: report of a case in a patient with an acute and transient kidney injury. Br J Derm 158:607-610, 2008. [E-pub Dec 12, 2007; doi 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2007.08369.x]
  48. Abraham, J.L., Chandra, S., Thakral, C., Abraham, J.M. SIMS imaging of Gadolinium isotopes in tissue from Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Patients: Release of Free Gd from Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents. App. Surf. Sci (in press) 2008. [E-pub May 16, 2008; doi 10.1016/j.apsusc.2008.05.140]
  49. Abraham, J.L. and Thakral, C. Tissue Distribution and Kinetics of Gadolinium and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis. Eur. J. Radiol. 66:200-207, 2008. [E-pub March 26, 2008; doi 10.1016/j.ejrad.2008.01.026]
  50. Boyd, A.S., Sanyal, S., Abraham, J.L. Gadolinium is not deposited in the skin of patients with normal renal function after exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents. J Am Acad Dermatol 59(2):356-8, 2008.
  51. Naqvi, A.H., Hunt, A., Burnett, B.R., Abraham, J.L. Pathologic Spectrum and lung dust burden in giant cell interstitial pneumonia (hard metal disease, cobalt pneumonitis): Review of 100 cases. Arch Envir Occup Health 63:51-70, 2008.
  52. Case, B.W. and Abraham, J.L. Heterogeneity of exposure and attribution of mesothelioma: Trends and strategies in two American counties. Inhaled Particles X (September, 2008) Annals Occup Hyg (in press).