Publications of Alan M. Ducatman MD, MSc

Prostate-specific antigen and perfluoroalkyl acids in the c8 health study population.
Ducatman AM, Zhang J, Fan H.
J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(1):111-114.


Urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biomarkers and diabetes mellitus.
Alshaarawy O, Zhu M, Ducatman AM, Conway B, Andrew ME.
Occup Environ Med. 2014;71(6):437-441.

Perfluorocarbons and Gilbert syndrome (phenotype) in the C8 Health Study Population.
Fan H, Ducatman AM, Zhang J.
Environ Res. 2014;135C:70-75.

The association between PFOA, PFOS and serum lipid levels in adolescents.
Geiger SD, Xiao J, Ducatman AM, Frisbee S, Innes K, Shankar A.
Chemosphere. 2014;98:78-83.

Inverse association of colorectal cancer prevalence to serum levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) in a large Appalachian population.
Innes KE, Wimsatt JH, Frisbee S, Ducatman AM.
BMC Cancer. 2014;14(1):45


Practical application of dilution analysis for estimating groundwater quality effects due to coal slurry injection into underground mine voids.
Quaranta JD, Mack B, Van Aken B, Ducatman AM, Ziemkiewicz P.
Mine Water and the Environment. 2014;33(4):353-361.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biomarkers and serum markers of inflammation. A positive association that is more evident in men.
Alshaarawy O, Zhu M, Ducatman AM, Conway B, Andrew ME.
Environ Res. 2013;126:98-104.

Circulating maternal perfluoroalkyl substances during pregnancy in the C8 Health Study.
Javins B, Hobbs GR, Ducatman AM, Pilkerton C, Tacker D, Knox SS.
Environ Sci Technol. 2013;47(3):1606-1613.

Left atrial volume by echocardiography in patients with false positive myocardial perfusion scans.
Bhardwaj R, Dod H, Finkel MS, Dar I, Hobbs GR, Ducatman AM, Warden B, Gharib W, Beto RJ, Jain AC.
Int Heart J. 2012;53(1):18-22.

Serum perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) concentrations and liver function biomarkers in a population with elevated PFOA exposure.
Gallo V, Leonardi G, Genser B, Lopez-Espinosa MJ, Frisbee SJ, Karlsson L, Ducatman AM, Fletcher T.
Environ Health Perspect. 2012;120(5):655-660.


Adult tooth loss for residents of US coal mining and Appalachian counties.
Hendryx MS, Ducatman AM, Zullig KJ, Ahern MM, Crout RJ.
Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2012;40(6):488-497.

Predictors of survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Luo JH, Chen YJ, Narsavage GL, Ducatman AM.
Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012;39(6):609-616.

Perfluorooctanoic acid and cardiovascular disease in US adults.
Shankar A, Xiao J, Ducatman AM.
Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(18):1397-1403.

The association between mountaintop mining and birth defects among live births in central Appalachia, 1996-2003.
Ahern MM, Hendryx MS, Conley J, Fedorko E, Ducatman AM, Zullig KJ.
Environ Res. 2011;111(6):838-846.

Association of osteoarthritis with serum levels of the environmental contaminants perfluorooctanoate and perfluorooctane sulfonate in a large Appalachian population.
Innes KE, Ducatman AM, Luster MI, Shankar A.
Am J Epidemiol. 2011;


Perfluoroalkyl acids including perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorohexane sulfonate in firefighters.
Jin C, Sun Y, Islam A, Qian Y, Ducatman AM.
J Occup Environ Med. 2011;53(3):324-328.

Perfluorocarbon exposure, gender and thyroid function in the C8 Health Project.
Knox SS, Jackson T, Frisbee SJ, Javins B, Ducatman AM.
J Toxicol Sci. 2011;36(4):403-410.

Implications of early menopause in women exposed to perfluorocarbons.
Knox SS, Jackson T, Javins B, Frisbee SJ, Shankar A, Ducatman AM.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011;96(6):1747-1753.


Association of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) with age of puberty among children living near a chemical plant.
Lopez-Espinosa MJ, Fletcher T, Armstrong B, Genser B, Dhatariya K, Mondal D, Ducatman AM, Leonardi G.
Environ Sci Technol. 2011;

Association between six environmental chemicals and lung cancer incidence in the United States.
Luo JH, Hendryx MS, Ducatman AM.
J Environ Public Health. 2011;2011:463701


Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and chronic kidney disease in US adults.
Shankar A, Xiao J, Ducatman AM.
Am J Epidemiol. 2011;174(8):893-900.


Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and elevated serum uric acid in US adults.
Shankar A, Xiao J, Ducatman AM.
Clin Epidemiol. 2011;3:251-258.


A survey study of occupational pain and injury in ophthalmic plastic surgeons.
Sivak-Callcott JA, Diaz SR, Ducatman AM, Rosen CL, Nimbarte AD, Sedgeman JA.
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;27(1):28-32.

Associations among cardiometabolic risk factor clustering, weight status, and cardiovascular disease in an appalachian population.
Blake KB, Shankar A, Madhavan SS, Ducatman AM.
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2010;12(12):964-972.

The relationship between serum uric acid and chronic kidney disease among Appalachian adults.
Cain LR, Shankar A, Ducatman AM, Steenland K.
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010;169:S100-S100.


Perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctanesulfonate, and serum lipids in children and adolescents: results from the C8 Health Project.
Frisbee SJ, Shankar A, Knox SS, Steenland K, Savitz DA, Fletcher T, Ducatman AM.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(9):860-869.


Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) induces reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in human microvascular endothelial cells: role in endothelial permeability.
Qian Y, Ducatman AM, Ward R, Leonard SS, Bukowski VC, Guo NL, Shi XL, Vallyathan V, Castranova V.
J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2010;73(12):819-836.


Race/ethnicity and potential suicide misclassification: window on a minority suicide paradox?
Rockett IRH, Wang S, Stack S, De Leo D, Frost JL, Ducatman AM, Walker RL, Kapusta ND.
BMC Psychiatry. 2010;10:35


Suicide and unintentional poisoning mortality trends in the United States, 1987-2006: two unrelated phenomena?
Rockett IRH, Hobbs GR, De Leo D, Stack S, Frost JL, Ducatman AM, Kapusta ND, Walker RL.
BMC Public Health. 2010;10:705


Association of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) with uric acid among adults with elevated community exposure to PFOA.
Steenland K, Tinker S, Shankar A, Ducatman AM.
Environ Health Perspect. 2010;118(2):229-233.


The association between acculturation and hypertension in a multiethnic sample of US adults.
Teppala S, Shankar A, Ducatman AM.
J Am Soc Hypertens. 2010;4(5):236-243.

Association between serum gamma-glutamyltransferase and chronic kidney disease among US adults.
Teppala S, Shankar A, Li JL, Wong TY, Ducatman AM.
Kidney Blood Press Res. 2010;33(1):1-6.

The C8 health project: design, methods, and participants.
Frisbee SJ, Brooks AP, Jr., Maher A, Flensborg P, Arnold S, Fletcher T, Steenland K, Shankar A, Knox SS, Pollard C, Halverson JA, Vieira VM, Jin C, Leyden KM, Ducatman AM.
Environ Health Perspect. 2009;117(12):1873-1882.


A cross-sectional analysis of type II diabetes in a community with exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
MacNeil J, Steenland K, Shankar A, Ducatman AM.
Environ Res. 2009;109(8):997-1003.

Discrepant comorbidity between minority and white suicides: a national multiple cause-of-death analysis.
Rockett IRH, Lian Y, Stack S, Ducatman AM, Wang S.
BMC Psychiatry. 2009;9(1):10


Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase level and diabetes mellitus among US adults.
Sabanayagam C, Shankar A, Li J, Pollard C, Ducatman AM.
Eur J Epidemiol. 2009;24(7):369-373.

Predictors of PFOA levels in a community surrounding a chemical plant.
Steenland K, Jin CF, MacNeil J, Lally C, Ducatman AM, Vieira VM, Fletcher T.
Environ Health Perspect. 2009;117(7):1083-1088.


Cost and outcome analyses on the timing of first independent medical evaluation in patients with work-related lumbosacral sprain.
Sun C, Jin C, Martin C, Gerbo R, Wang Y, Hu W, Atkins J, Ducatman AM.
J Occup Environ Med. 2007;49(11):1264-1268.

Longitudinal case-based evaluation of diagnostic competency among pathology residents: a statistical approach.
Ducatman BS, Ducatman AM.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006;130(2):188-193.

Training pathways for occupational medicine.
Harber P, Ducatman AM.
J Occup Environ Med. 2006;48(4):366-375.

Corpus callosum volume in railroad workers with chronic exposure to solvents.
Haut MW, Kuwabara H, Ducatman AM, Hatfield GP, Parsons MW, Scott A, Parsons E, Morrow LA.
J Occup Environ Med. 2006;48(6):615-624.

Residency training in preventive medicine: challenges and opportunities.
Ducatman AM, Vanderploeg JM, Johnson M, Rubin J, Harber P, Sokas R, Harmon RG, Rumm P, Nilson E, Batalden P, Merchant G, Krauss M, Goldberg RL, Valdez M, Dismuke SE, Wagner GR, Leniek K, Rosenthal J.
Am J Prev Med. 2005;28(4):403-412.

How expert are the experts? Implications for proficiency testing in cervicovaginal cytology.
Ducatman BS, Ducatman AM.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005;129(5):604-605.

Letters to the editor.
Ducatman AM.
Acad Radiol. 2004;11(12):1399-1400.

Understanding work-related injuries in children: a perspective in West Virginia using the state-managed workers' compensation system.
Ehrlich PF, McClellan WT, Hemkamp JC, Islam SS, Ducatman AM.
J Pediatr Surg. 2004;39(5):768-772.

Occupational carbon monoxide poisoning among West Virginia workers' compensation claims: diagnosis, treatment duration, and utilization.
Erdogan MS, Islam SS, Chaudhari A, Ducatman AM.
J Occup Environ Med. 2004;46(6):577-583.

Industrial solvents and psychological effects.
Jin CF, Haut MW, Ducatman AM.
Clin Occup Environ Med. 2004;4(4):597-620, v.

The interpretation of zinc protoporphyrin changes in lead intoxication: a case report and review of the literature.
Martin CJ, Werntz CL, III, Ducatman AM.
Occup Med (Lond). 2004;54(8):587-591.

Quantification of lead in telephone cord: use of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy technique.
Abdul-Razzaq WN, Lee U, Islam SS, Ducatman AM.
Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 2003;18(7):553-557.

Risk factors for physical assault. State-managed workers' compensation experience.
Islam SS, Edla SR, Mujuru P, Doyle EJ, Ducatman AM.
Am J Prev Med. 2003;25(1):31-37.

New obesity center at WVU offering comprehensive program.
Dino GA, Cohen D, Tessaro I, Ducatman AM.
WV Med J. 2002;98(6):288-289.

Respiratory protection: associated factors and effectiveness of respirator use among underground coal miners.
Li H, Wang ML, Seixas N, Ducatman AM, Petsonk EL.
Am J Ind Med. 2002;42(1):55-62.

In response to the 2002, vol. 22, no. 4 article entitled "The rise and fall of occupational medicine in the United States".
Mitchell CS, Moline J, Avery AN, Baker D, Blessman JE, Carson AI, Cosby O, Darcey D, Ducatman AM, Emmett EA, Forst L, Gerr F, Gochfeld M, Guidotti TL, Harber P, Hu H, Hegmann KT, Kipen HM, Levin J, McGrail MP, Meyer JD, Mueller KL, Prince S, Rubin R, Schwerha JJ, Sprince NL, Taiwo O, Upfal M.
Am J Prev Med. 2002;23(4):307-309.

Smoking and renal cell carcinoma.
Hogan TF, Lamm DL, Ducatman AM.
WV Med J. 2001;97(1):32-35.

Smoking and bladder cancer.
Hogan TF, Lamm DL, Riggs DR, Ducatman AM.
WV Med J. 2001;97(1):29-31.

Incidence and risk of work-related fracture injuries: experience of a state-managed workers' compensation system.
Islam SS, Biswas RS, Nambiar AM, Syamlal G, Velilla AM, Ducatman AM, Doyle EJ.
J Occup Environ Med. 2001;43(2):140-146.

Gender differences in work-related injury/illness: analysis of workers compensation claims.
Islam SS, Velilla AM, Doyle EJ, Ducatman AM.
Am J Ind Med. 2001;39(1):84-91.

Epidemiologic basis for an occupational and environmental policy on environmental tobacco smoke.
Ducatman AM, McLellan RK.
J Occup Environ Med. 2000;42(12):1137-1141.

Too hot to handle: an unusual exposure of HDI in specialty painters.
Franklin PJ, Goldenberg WS, Ducatman AM, Franklin E.
Am J Ind Med. 2000;37(4):431-437.

Verbal working memory and solvent exposure: a positron emission tomography study.
Haut MW, Leach SG, Kuwabara H, Whyte S, Callahan TS, Ducatman AM, Lombardo LJ, Gupta NC.
Neuropsychology. 2000;14(4):551-558.

Epidemiology of compensable work-related ocular injuries and illnesses: incidence and risk factors.
Islam SS, Doyle EJ, Velilla AM, Martin CJ, Ducatman AM.
J Occup Environ Med. 2000;42(6):575-581.

Epidemiology of work-related burn injuries: experience of a state-managed workers' compensation system.
Islam SS, Nambiar AM, Doyle EJ, Velilla AM, Biswas RS, Ducatman AM.
J Trauma. 2000;49(6):1045-1051.

Injuries to volunteer fire fighters in West Virginia.
Magnetti SM, Wyant WD, Greenwood J, Roder NJ, Linton JC, Ducatman AM.
J Occup Environ Med. 1999;41(2):104-110.

The West Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Initiative: practicum training for a new marketplace.
Meyer JD, Becker PE, Stockdale T, Ducatman AM.
Am J Prev Med. 1999;16(4):347-350.

An estimate of prostate cancer prevalence for a demographically similar workforce population.
Westra CS, Ducatman AM, Niewiadomska-Bugaj M, Hobbs GR.
WV Med J. 1999;95(3):116-122.

Solvent exposure in the railroad industry.
Frumkin H, Ducatman AM, Kirkland K.
J Occup Environ Med. 1997;39(10):926-930.

Prevalence of small lung opacities in populations unexposed to dusts. A literature analysis.
Meyer JD, Islam SS, Ducatman AM, McCunney RJ.
Chest. 1997;111(2):404-410.

Home on the range: childhood lead exposure due to family occupation.
Moore RS, Ducatman AM, Jozwiak JA.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995;149(11):1276-1277.

Laser hazards in research laboratories.
Barbanel CS, Ducatman AM, Garston MJ, Fuller T.
J Occup Med. 1993;35(4):369-374.

Occupational physicians and environmental medicine.
Ducatman AM.
J Occup Med. 1993;35(3):251-259.

Preventive pulmonary medical education.
Ducatman AM.
Chest. 1992;102(1):328

Radium exposure in U.S. military personnel.
Ducatman AM, Farber SA.
N Engl J Med. 1992;326(1):71-72.

Disease clusters in occupational medicine: a protocol for their investigation in the workplace.
Fleming LE, Ducatman AM, Shalat SL.
Am J Ind Med. 1992;22(1):33-47.

Glioblastomas in New England ophthalmologists.
Bakshi R, Ducatman AM, Hochberg FH.
N Engl J Med. 1991;324(20):1440-1441.

Chemical hazards in the biotechnology industry.
Ducatman AM, Coumbis JJ.
Occup Med. 1991;6(2):193-208.

Variability in interpretation of radiographs for asbestosis abnormalities: problems and solutions.
Ducatman AM.
Ann NY Acad Sci. 1991;643:108-120.

Occupational physician staffing in large US corporations.
Ducatman AM, Forman SA, Teichman R, Gleason R.
J Occup Med. 1991;33(5):613-618.

Cost shifting in workers' compensation: methods, money, and meaning.
Ducatman AM.
Am J Ind Med. 1991;19(3):279-282.

Disease clusters: a central and ongoing role in occupational health.
Fleming LE, Ducatman AM, Shalat SL.
J Occup Med. 1991;33(7):818-825.

Autoclave inactivation of infectious radioactive laboratory waste contained within a charcoal filtration system.
Stinson MC, Green BL, Marquardt CJ, Ducatman AM.
Health Phys. 1991;61(1):137-142.

What is environmental medicine?
Ducatman AM, Chase KH, Farid I, LaDou J, Logan DC, McCunney RJ, Milroy WC, Mitchell F, Monosson I, Sunderman FW, Jr.
J Occup Med. 1990;32(11):1130-1132.

Smoking and roentgenographic opacities in US Navy asbestos workers.
Ducatman AM, Withers BF, Yang WN.
Chest. 1990;97(4):810-813.

The need for additional warning in x-ray diffraction equipment: a shutter failure incident.
Masse FX, Coutu-Reilly J, Galanek MS, Ducatman AM.
Health Phys. 1990;58(2):219

Model for inactivation and disposal of infectious human immunodeficiency virus and radioactive waste in a BL3 facility.
Stinson MC, Galanek MS, Ducatman AM, Masse FX, Kuritzkes DR.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 1990;56(1):264-268.


Dimethylformamide, metal dyes, and testicular cancer.
Ducatman AM.
Lancet. 1989;1(8643):911

Roentgenographic evidence for predominant left-sided location of unilateral pleural plaques.
Withers BF, Ducatman AM, Yang WN.
Chest. 1989;95(6):1262-1264.

Prader-Willi syndrome and paternal hydrocarbon exposure.
Ducatman AM.
Lancet. 1988;1(8586):641

Career options of occupational physicians.
Ducatman AM.
J Occup Med. 1988;30(10):776-779.

'B-readers' and asbestos medical surveillance.
Ducatman AM, Yang WN, Forman SA.
J Occup Med. 1988;30(8):644-647.

Systemic contact dermatitis after inhalation of 2-aminothiophenol.
Ducatman AM, Bigby M.
Contact Dermatitis. 1988;18(1):57-58.

Lithium battery hazard: old-fashioned planning implications of new technology.
Ducatman AM, Ducatman BS, Barnes JA.
J Occup Med. 1988;30(4):309-311.

Testicular cancer in US Navy personnel.
Garland FC, Gorham ED, Garland CF, Ducatman AM.
Am J Epidemiol. 1988;127(2):411-414.

Germ cell tumors of the testicle among aircraft repairmen.
Ducatman AM, Conwill DE, Crawl J.
J Urol. 1986;136(4):834-836.

Workers' compensation cost-shifting: a unique concern of providers and purchasers of prepaid health care.
Ducatman AM.
J Occup Med. 1986;28(11):1174-1176.

Vinyl chloride exposure and human chromosome aberrations.
Ducatman AM, Hirschhorn K, Selikoff IJ.
Mutat Res. 1975;31(3):163-168.