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  1. Research

    Work-related injuries among farmers: a cross-sectional study from rural Nepal

    Agriculture work is one of the most hazardous occupations across countries of all income groups. In Nepal, 74 % of people are working in the agricultural sector. This study aims to identify patterns and factor...

    Devendra Bhattarai, Suman Bahadur Singh, Dharanidhar Baral, Ram Bilakshan Sah, Shyam Sundar Budhathoki and Paras K. Pokharel

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:48

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  2. Research

    Imbalances in the German public health system - numbers of state-certified occupational physicians and relation to socioeconomic data

    State-certified occupational physicians who work as civil servants in the Federal Republic of Germany are key players in the German Public Health system. They control i.e. the legal compliance in occupational ...

    Christoph Gyo, Michael Boll, Dörthe Brüggmann, Doris Klingelhöfer, David Quarcoo and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:47

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  3. Research

    Fungal cell wall agents and bacterial lipopolysaccharide in organic dust as possible risk factors for pulmonary sarcoidosis

    Composition of organic dust is very complex, involving particles of microbial, animal and plant origin. Several environmental exposure studies associate microbial cell wall agents in organic dust with various ...

    Sanja Stopinšek, Alojz Ihan, Barbara Salobir, Marjeta Terčelj and Saša Simčič

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:46

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  4. Research

    Total and respirable dust exposures among carpenters and demolition workers during indoor work in Denmark

    Within the construction industry the risk of lung disorders depends on the specific professions probably due to variations in the levels of dust exposure, and with dust levels depending on the work task and jo...

    Lilli Kirkeskov, Dorte Jessing Agerby Hanskov and Charlotte Brauer

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:45

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  5. Short report

    Improved method for measurement of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in rat lung

    Previously, we have developed and reported the method of measuring multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) in the lung from rats exposed to MWCNT intratracheally. The present research was performed to improve the...

    Makoto Ohnishi, Masaaki Suzuki, Masahiro Yamamoto, Tatsuya Kasai, Hirokazu Kano, Hideki Senoh, Ichiro Higashikubo, Akihiro Araki and Shoji Fukushima

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:44

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  6. Methodology

    Gendermetrics.NET: a novel software for analyzing the gender representation in scientific authoring

    Imbalances in female career promotion are believed to be strong in the field of academic science. A primary parameter to analyze gender inequalities is the gender authoring in scientific publications. Since th...

    Michael H. K. Bendels, Dörthe Brüggmann, Norman Schöffel and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:43

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  7. Research

    Holi colours contain PM10 and can induce pro-inflammatory responses

    At Holi festivals, originally celebrated in India but more recently all over the world, people throw coloured powder (Holi powder, Holi colour, Gulal powder) at each other. Adverse health effects, i.e. skin an...

    Katrin Bossmann, Sabine Bach, Conny Höflich, Kerttu Valtanen, Rita Heinze, Anett Neumann, Wolfgang Straff and Katrin Süring

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:42

    Published on: 10 September 2016

  8. Short report

    Job satisfaction of foreign-national physicians working in patient care: a cross-sectional study in Saxony, Germany

    Physician migration is gaining attention worldwide. Despite increasing numbers of foreign physicians in Germany, their perceptions on working in Germany remain unexplored. Within a large survey on Saxon physic...

    Birte Pantenburg, Katharina Kitze, Melanie Luppa, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:41

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  9. Research

    Is outdoor work associated with elevated rates of cerebrovascular disease mortality? A cohort study based on iron-ore mining

    A cohort study that examined iron ore mining found negative associations between cumulative working time employed underground and several outcomes, including mortality of cerebrovascular diseases. In this coho...

    Ove Björ, Håkan Jonsson, Lena Damber, Lage Burström and Tohr Nilsson

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:40

    Published on: 26 August 2016

  10. Review

    Textile industry and occupational cancer

    Thousands of workers are engaged in textile industry worldwide. Textile industry involves the use of different kinds of dyes which are known to possess carcinogenic properties. Solvents used in these industrie...

    Zorawar Singh and Pooja Chadha

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:39

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  11. Research

    A case-case study on sinonasal cancer prevention: effect from dust reduction in woodworking and risk of mastic/solvents in shoemaking

    Sinonasal cancers (SNCs) are rare neoplasms, accounting for about 3 % of head and neck cancers, with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (ADC) as the most common subtypes. ADCs present strong asso...

    Enzo Emanuelli, Enrico Alexandre, Diego Cazzador, Vera Comiati, Tiziana Volo, Alessia Zanon, Maria Luisa Scapellato, Mariella Carrieri, Alessandro Martini and Giuseppe Mastrangelo

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:35

    Published on: 21 July 2016

  12. Research

    Does the Low-level occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds alter the seasonal variation of selected markers of oxidative stress? A case–control study in nail technicians

    In this study we tested whether the seasonal variations in levels of selected biomarkers of oxidative stress in female nail technicians occupationally exposed to low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...

    Peter Grešner, Radosław Świercz, Magdalena Beata Król, Ewa Twardowska, Jolanta Gromadzińska and Wojciech Wąsowicz

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:36

    Published on: 21 July 2016

  13. Methodology

    Standard values of the upper body posture and postural control: a study protocol

    Decisions on orthopedic interventions on upper body posture and its control have usually resulted from comparisons with the healthy state. Therefore, practitioners as well as scientists in human movement scien...

    Daniela Ohlendorf, Christoph Mickel, Natalie Filmann, Eileen M. Wanke and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:34

    Published on: 16 July 2016

  14. Research

    Quantification of cell-free DNA for evaluating genotoxic damage from occupational exposure to car paints

    For several years, cell-free DNA has been emerging as an important biomarker for non-invasive diagnostic in a wide range of clinical conditions and diseases. The limited information available on the genotoxic ...

    Mónica Villalba-Campos, Sandra Rocío Ramírez-Clavijo, Magda Carolina Sánchez-Corredor, Milena Rondón-Lagos, Milcíades Ibáñez-Pinilla, Ruth Marien Palma, Marcela Eugenia Varona-Uribe and Lilian Chuaire-Noack

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:33

    Published on: 15 July 2016

  15. Review

    Acetylsalicylic acid as a potential pediatric health hazard: legislative aspects concerning accidental intoxications in the European Union

    Acetylsalicylic acid is a frequently used medication worldwide. It is not used in pediatrics due its association with Reye syndrome. However, in case of pediatric intoxication, children are more fragile to sal...

    Menen E. Mund, Christoph Gyo, Dörthe Brüggmann, David Quarcoo and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:32

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  16. Research

    Toll-like receptor 9 partially regulates lung inflammation induced following exposure to chicken barn air

    Exposure to animal barn air is an occupational hazard that causes lung dysfunction in barn workers. Respiratory symptoms experienced by workers are typically associated with endotoxin and TLR4 signalling, but ...

    David Schneberger, Gurpreet Aulakh, Shankaramurthy Channabasappa and Baljit Singh

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:31

    Published on: 1 July 2016

  17. Research

    Using IFN-gamma release assay to confirm tuberculin skin test improves the screening of latent tuberculosis infection in Italian healthcare workers

    Healthcare workers (HCWs) represent a tuberculosis (TB) risk group for a wide range of tasks in healthcare, even in countries with low TB incidence, like Italy. Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) screening p...

    Raffaela Olivieri, Sara Scarnera, Annalisa Ciabattini, Giulia De Vuono, Pietro Manzi, Gianni Pozzi, Giuseppe Battista and Donata Medaglini

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:29

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  18. Review

    A decade of an HIV workplace programme in armed conflict zones; a social responsibility response of the International Committee of the Red Cross

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works in fragile States and in armed conflict zones. Some of them are affected by the HIV pandemic. Within the framework of its social responsibility program...

    Stéphane Du Mortier, Silas Mukangu, Charles Sagna, Laurent Nyffenegger and Sigiriya Aebischer Perone

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:28

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  19. Research

    Health behaviour, health status and occupational prospects of apprentice nurses and kindergarten teachers in Germany: a cross-sectional study

    Apprentices in human service professions are exposed to emotional and physical stresses in their workplaces. Moreover, they are in the vulnerable phase of becoming an adult. Their lifestyle and health therefor...

    Tanja Wirth, Agnessa Kozak, Grita Schedlbauer and Albert Nienhaus

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:26

    Published on: 21 May 2016

  20. Research

    Cardiovascular risk factors among industrial workers: a cross–sectional study from eastern Nepal

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death globally, more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVD in 2012, representing 46.2...

    Prajjwal Pyakurel, Prahlad Karki, Madhab Lamsal, Anup Ghimire and Paras Kumar Pokharel

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:25

    Published on: 14 May 2016

  21. Case report

    Stonefish envenomation of hand with impending compartment syndrome

    Marine stings and envenomation are fairly common in Malaysia. Possible contact to various marine life occurs during diving, fishing and food handling. Even though majority of fish stings are benign, there are ...

    Terence Khai Wei Tay, Han Zhe Chan, Tunku Sara Tunku Ahmad, Kok Kheng Teh, Tze Hau Low and Nuraliza Ab Wahab

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:23

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  22. Review

    Influence of the Kinaesthetics care conception during patient handling on the development of musculoskeletal complaints and diseases – A scoping review

    The Kinaesthetics care conception is a nursing approach for patient handling which aims to prevent work-related complaints and diseases. The evidence about the influence of Kinaesthetics on musculoskeletal dis...

    Alice Freiberg, Maria Girbig, Ulrike Euler, Julia Scharfe, Albert Nienhaus, Sonja Freitag and Andreas Seidler

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:24

    Published on: 10 May 2016

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