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  1. Whole body vibration (WBV) is a recognized occupational hazard for many workers such as drivers and operators of heavy and light machinery and exposure to it is accompanied by physical and mental repercussions...

    Authors: Sirvan Zarei, Somayeh Farhang Dehghan, Mohammad Hossein Vaziri, Mohammad Ali Sadighi Gilani and Soheila Khodakarim Ardakani
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:16
  2. Short-term inhalation of occupationally relevant ultrafine zinc/copper (Zn/Cu) containing welding fumes has been shown to induce subclinical systemic inflammation, associated with an elevated risk for cardiova...

    Authors: Theresa Scheurer, Jan Steffens, Agnieszka Markert, Miriam Du Marchie Sarvaas, Christoph Roderburg, Lothar Rink, Frank Tacke, Tom Luedde, Thomas Kraus and Ralf Baumann
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:15
  3. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a non-invasive biomarker of respiratory tract inflammation, originally designated to identify eosinophilic airway inflammation and to predict steroid response. The mai...

    Authors: Marina Ruxandra Oțelea, Anne Kristin M. Fell, Claudia Mariana Handra, Mathias Holm, Francesca Larese Filon, Dragan Mijakovski, Jordan Minov, Andreea Mutu, Euripides Stephanou, Zara Ann Stokholm, Sasho Stoleski and Vivi Schlünssen
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:14
  4. The Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) causes severe and often fatal encephalitis in humans. The virus is endemic in parts of Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria. As an increasing number of human BoDV-...

    Authors: Judith Reinmiedl, Heiko Schulz, Viktoria C. Ruf, Moritz R. Hernandez Petzsche, Jürgen Rissland and Dennis Tappe
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:13
  5. The mental health effects of healthcare work during the COVID-19 pandemic have been substantial, but it is not known how long they will persist. This study aimed to determine if hospital workers’ burnout and p...

    Authors: Robert G. Maunder, Natalie D. Heeney, Jonathan J. Hunter, Gillian Strudwick, Lianne P. Jeffs, Leanne Ginty, Jennie Johnstone, Alex Kiss, Carla A. Loftus and Lesley A. Wiesenfeld
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:11
  6. Respiratory symptoms at work are common among hairdressers. Various working materials, most notably bleaching ingredients such as ammonium persulfate, have been made responsible. The objective of this study is...

    Authors: Julia Hiller, Annette Greiner and Hans Drexler
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:10
  7. This study aims to analyse the correlation between the incidence rate of hand injuries and various major economic indicators in Singapore. We hypothesise that the number of hand injuries is correlated to activ...

    Authors: Liau Zi Qiang Glen, Joel Yat Seng Wong, Wei Xuan Tay, Jiayi Weng, Gregory Cox and Andre Eu Jin Cheah
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:9
  8. Several drugs for human use possess genotoxic properties as a necessary consequence of their intended therapeutic effect (e.g. antineoplastics). Health workers may be exposed to these chemicals in various occu...

    Authors: Johannes Gerding, Lea Anhäuser, Udo Eickmann and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:8
  9. The cement industry experiences accident rate is high compared to other manufacturing industries. Hence, this study was aimed to assess the occupational injury and associated factors among cement factories wor...

    Authors: Demissu Seyoum Fresenbet, Ararso Tafese Olana, Abera Shibiru Tulu and Kababa Temesgen Danusa
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:7
  10. Occupational respiratory diseases are the most prevalent occurring work-related diseases that contribute to global health concerns. The present study aimed to assess pulmonary function among detergent powder f...

    Authors: Farhad Malek, Elham Ranjbari, Majid Mirmohammadkhani and Daryoush Pahlevan
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:6
  11. Although prostate cancer (PCa) is the most frequent male cancer in industrialized countries, little is known about its aetiology. The literature has suggested an influence of the environment, including occupat...

    Authors: Wendy Bijoux, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Soumaya Balbolia, Pierre-Jean Lamy, Xavier Rebillard, Brigitte Tretarre, Sylvie Cenee and Florence Menegaux
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:5
  12. Social firms are companies on the general labour market which provide employment to people with severe disabilities. In this setting different job resources are offered for its employees, including social supp...

    Authors: Ann-Christin Kordsmeyer, Ilona Efimov, Julia Christine Lengen, Annegret Flothow, Albert Nienhaus, Volker Harth and Stefanie Mache
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:4
  13. Employment is of great importance as it is associated with various positive effects. Individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) are often excluded from competitive employment. Current data on employment of i...

    Authors: Uta Gühne, Alexander Pabst, Markus Kösters, Alkomiet Hasan, Peter Falkai, Reinhold Kilian, Andreas Allgöwer, Klemens Ajayi, Jessica Baumgärtner, Peter Brieger, Karel Frasch, Stephan Heres, Markus Jäger, Andreas Küthmann, Albert Putzhammer, Bertram Schneeweiß…
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:3
  14. Due to accelerating wildland fire activity, there is mounting urgency to understand, prevent, and mitigate the occupational health impacts associated with wildland fire suppression. The objectives of this revi...

    Authors: Erica Koopmans, Katie Cornish, Trina M. Fyfe, Katherine Bailey and Chelsea A. Pelletier
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:2
  15. Although occupational exposure to noise and vibration is common, its effect on psychological wellbeing is poorly understood. This study investigated the relationship between occupational exposure to noise and ...

    Authors: Minah Park, Fatima Nari, Wonjeong Jeong, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2022 17:1
  16. In the United States, 88.3% of all 1,163,000 maids and housekeeping cleaners are female, and approximately half of them Latinas. Latinas are understudied and underrepresented in health research, particularly i...

    Authors: Erin Speiser, Genevieve Pinto Zipp, Deborah A. DeLuca, Ana Paula Cupertino, Evelyn Arana-Chicas, Elli Gourna Paleoudis, Benjamin Kligler and Francisco Cartujano-Barrera
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:52
  17. Mental health and stress prevention aspects related to workplace in hospitals are gaining increasingly more attention in research. The workplace hospital is characterized by high work intensity, high emotional...

    Authors: Elena Tsarouha, Felicitas Stuber, Tanja Seifried-Dübon, Natalia Radionova, Susanne Schnalzer, Christoph Nikendei, Melanie Genrich, Britta Worringer, Maja Stiawa, Nadine Mulfinger, Harald Gündel, Florian Junne and Monika A. Rieger
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:51
  18. Over the last almost 20 years COPSOQ (Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire) has become a well-established instrument to measure psychosocial stress at work. In Germany, a first validated version of COPSOQ was...

    Authors: Hans-Joachim Lincke, Martin Vomstein, Alexandra Lindner, Inga Nolle, Nicola Häberle, Ariane Haug and Matthias Nübling
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:50
  19. There are few clinical data on retinal involvement after acute exposure to high concentrations mercury and the available reports are based on a small number of patients suffering chronic exposure. The purpose ...

    Authors: Salvador Pastor-Idoate, Rosa M. Coco-Martin, Iratxe Zabalza, Yrbani Lantigua, Itziar Fernández, Jose L. Pérez-Castrillón, Ruben Cuadrado, Jose A. de Lazaro, Angela Morejon, Antonio Dueñas-Laita and Jose C. Pastor
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:49
  20. General practitioners (GPs) are challenged, e.g. by long working hours, and as employers they are responsible for the creation of working conditions that prevent work-related psychosocial risks. Leadership beh...

    Authors: Christine Preiser, Elena Tsarouha, Birgitta Weltermann, Florian Junne, Tanja Seifried-Dübon, Sigrid Hartmann, Markus Bleckwenn, Monika A. Rieger and Esther Rind
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:47
  21. The process of digitization should simplify our work and improve related processes (i.e. quality, transparency). Moreover, it enables the home office, which is greatly expanded due to the current pandemic. Reg...

    Authors: Prem Borle, Franziska Boerner-Zobel, Harald Bias and Susanne Voelter-Mahlknecht
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:46

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:48

  22. In COVID-19 survivors a relatively high number of long-term symptoms have been observed. Besides impact on quality of life, these symptoms (now called Post-COVID-Syndrome) may have an impact on functioning and ma...

    Authors: Christina Lemhöfer, Christian Sturm, Dana Loudovici-Krug, Norman Best and Christoph Gutenbrunner
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:45
  23. With the increasing digitalization of the working environment, the demands on managers are changing fundamentally to the point of an emerging field of research in digital leadership. Municipal administrations ...

    Authors: Kevin Claassen, Dominique Rodil dos Anjos, Jan Kettschau and Horst Christoph Broding
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:44
  24. Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, interventions in the upper airways are considered high-risk procedures for otolaryngologists and their colleagues. The purpose of this study was to eval...

    Authors: Roxanne Weiss, Leon Guchlerner, Tobias Weissgerber, Natalie Filmann, Birgit Haake, Kai Zacharowski, Timo Wolf, Sabine Wicker, Volkhard A. J. Kempf, Sandra Ciesek, Timo Stöver and Marc Diensthuber
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:43
  25. Food choices on board merchant ships are limited and seafarers repeatedly described as being at high risk of developing overweight compared to the general population. Up to date, research has not distinguished...

    Authors: Felix Alexander Neumann, Lukas Belz, Dorothee Dengler, Volker Harth, Thomas von Münster, Joachim Westenhöfer, Marcus Oldenburg and Birgit-Christiane Zyriax
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:41
  26. The immunomodulatory abnormalities of silicosis are related to the lymphocyte oxidative stress state. The potential effect of antioxidant therapy on silicosis may depend on the variation in nuclear factor eryt...

    Authors: Yingzheng Zhao, Guangcui Xu, Haibin Li, Meiyu Chang, Cheng Xiong, Yingjun Tao, Yi Guan, Yuchun Li and Sanqiao Yao
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:40
  27. The PLR (pupillary light reflex) can be a marker for pathological medical conditions, such as neurodegenerative or mental health disorders and diseases as well as marker for physiological alterations, such as ...

    Authors: Andrea Kaifie, Martin Reugels, Thomas Kraus and Michael Kursawe
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:39
  28. Tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. Health care workers (HCW) are at particular risk of the disease due to their constant exposure to TB patients or their specimens...

    Authors: Monika Szturmowicz, Beata Broniarek-Samson and Urszula Demkow
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:38
  29. The project “ARMIHN” (Adaptive Resiliency Management in Port) focuses on strengthening the capability to act in a mass casualty incident (MCI) due to an outbreak of infectious diseases (MCI-ID). In addition to...

    Authors: Angelina Klein, Julian Heuser, Esther Henning, Nadine Sprössel, Ann-Christin Kordsmeyer, Marcus Oldenburg, Natascha Mojtahedzadeh, Jan Heidrich, Kristina Carolin Militzer, Lukas Belz, Thomas von Münster, Volker Harth, Lena Ehlers, Jens de Boer, Scarlett Kleine-Kampmann, Matthias Boldt…
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:36
  30. Maritime pilots often navigate ships through challenging waterways. The required 24 h standby rotation system (ROS) poses a stressful working situation. This study aims to describe the current job-related stre...

    Authors: Marcus Oldenburg, Jan Herzog, Filip Barbarewicz, Volker Harth and Hans-Joachim Jensen
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:35
  31. Hepatitis C infections (HCV) are associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to update the results of treatment with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) using a larger po...

    Authors: Claudia Westermann, Dana Wendeler and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:34
  32. Workers of agriculture and intensive life stock farming are exposed to highly contaminated workplaces. Bioaerosol exposures are suspected to trigger respiratory health effects of the workers. So far, risk eval...

    Authors: Stefanie Klar, Dierk-Christoph Poether, Jessica Reinert, Nicole Hüttig, Gunter Linsel and Udo Jäckel
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:32
  33. Authors: Wei Liu, Jian Zheng, Xiaohu Ren, Yuxuan Xie, Dafeng Lin, Peimao Li, Yuan Lv, Maggie Pui Man Hoi, Yanfang Zhang and Jianjun Liu
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:31

    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:19

  34. Household SARS-COV-2 contact constitutes a high-risk exposure for health care workers (HCWs). Cycle threshold (Ct) of reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction testing provides an estimate of COVID-19 vi...

    Authors: Ai Chien, Sandra Domeracki, Sandeep Guntur, Kristopher Taylor, Chuanyi M. Lu, Harry Lampiris and Paul D. Blanc
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:29
  35. Vibration white finger (VWF) is a complication from exposure to hand-arm vibrations. Poor knowledge of the pathophysiology of VWF means that making an accurate prognosis is difficult. Thus, a better understand...

    Authors: Per Vihlborg, Karim Makdoumi, Hana Gavlovská, Sverre Wikström and Pål Graff
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:27

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:30

  36. It can be suspected that work in child care facilities is associated with an elevated exposure risk towards SARS-CoV-2 infections. It is still unclear under which conditions employees in those facilities can s...

    Authors: Mathias Diebig, Susan Gritzka, Nico Dragano and Peter Angerer
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:26
  37. Outdoor workers (OW) are highly exposed to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and thus at increased risk for developing skin cancer. An essential part of an overall strategy to reduce workplace UVR-exposure to ...

    Authors: Marc Rocholl, Patricia Weinert, Stephan Bielfeldt, Sabrina Laing, Klaus Peter Wilhelm, Claas Ulrich and Swen Malte John
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:25
  38. The workloads of emergency physicians are severe. The prevalence of burnout among emergency physicians is higher than with other physicians or compared to the general population. The analysis of heart rate var...

    Authors: Beatrice Thielmann, Robert Pohl and Irina Böckelmann
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:24
  39. Association of physiological recovery with nutrition has scarcely been studied. We investigated whether physiological recovery during sleep relates to eating habits, i.e., eating behaviour and diet quality.

    Authors: Elina Järvelä-Reijonen, Suvi Järvinen, Leila Karhunen, Tiina Föhr, Tero Myllymäki, Essi Sairanen, Sanni Lindroos, Katri Peuhkuri, Maarit Hallikainen, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Sampsa Puttonen, Riitta Korpela, Miikka Ermes, Raimo Lappalainen, Urho M. Kujala, Marjukka Kolehmainen…
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:23
  40. The ROBoCoP project is launched within the EU COST Action CA16113 “CliniMARK” aiming to increase the number of clinically validated biomarkers and focused on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) biomar...

    Authors: I. Guseva Canu, M. Hemmendinger, J. J. Sauvain, G. Suarez, N. B. Hopf, J. A. Pralong, T. Ben Rayana, S. Besançon, K. Sakthithasan, V. Jouannique and A. Debatisse
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:22
  41. COVID-19 transmission was significant amongst Qatar’s working population during the March–July 2020 outbreak. The study aimed to estimate the risk of exposure for COVID-19 across various workplace settings and...

    Authors: Mohamed Ghaith Al-Kuwari, Asma Ali Al-Nuaimi, Jazeel Abdulmajeed, Sandy Semaan, Hamad Eid Al-Romaihi, Mujeeb Chettiyam Kandy and Selvakumar Swamy
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:21
  42. Epidemiological studies of the association between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and paraquat (PQ) exposure have given inconsistent findings. The aim of the study was to update information on the risk of PD and mor...

    Authors: John Andrew Tomenson and Clive Campbell
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:20
  43. Trichloroethylene (TCE) hypersensitivity syndrome (THS) is a dose-independent and potentially life-threatening disease. In this study, we sought to identify THS-related miRNAs and evaluate its potential clinic...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Jian Zheng, Xiaohu Ren, Yuxuan Xie, Dafeng Lin, Peimao Li, Yuan Lv, Maggie Pui Man Hoi, Yanfang Zhang and Jianjun Liu
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:19

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:31