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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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

  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  19. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Review

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  29. Despite EU regulatory standards, many workers suffer injury as a result of working with hand-held vibrating tools. Our aim of this study was to confirm whether carpenters, a highly exposed group, suffer more i...

    Authors: Eva Tekavec, Lotta Löfqvist, Anna Larsson, Karin Fisk, Jakob Riddar, Tohr Nilsson and Catarina Nordander

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:16

    Content type: Research

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  30. Treatment results achieved after fulfilling an inpatient psychosomatic rehabilitation are often not permanent. Additional participation in outpatient rehabilitation aftercare may reduce the risk of recurrent d...

    Authors: Carolin Thiel, Cynthia Richter, Franziska-Antonia Zora Samos, Marcus Heise, Thomas Frese and Thomas Fankhaenel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:15

    Content type: Research

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  31. Pesticide residues in food and environment along with airborne contaminants such as endotoxins pose health risk. Although herbicide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) has been associated with increased ris...

    Authors: Geetika Kaur, B. V. Sunil Kumar, Baljit Singh and R. S. Sethi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:14

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:17

  32. Analysis on gender related differences in occupational stress and burnout levels usually reveal higher occupational stress and burnout levels for women compared to men, especially in male-dominated working env...

    Authors: Eva Wacker, Axel Fischer and Julia Schorlemmer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:13

    Content type: Research

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  33. Chronic exposure to heavy metals affects various organs, among them the brain and peripheral nerves. Polyneuropathy is mainly length-dependent with predominantly sensory symptoms. There have been few studies o...

    Authors: Magdalena Koszewicz, Katarzyna Markowska, Marta Waliszewska-Prosol, Rafał Poreba, Paweł Gac, Anna Szymanska-Chabowska, Grzegorz Mazur, Malgorzata Wieczorek, Maria Ejma, Krzysztof Slotwinski and Slawomir Budrewicz

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:12

    Content type: Research

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  34. Second victims, defined as healthcare team members being traumatised by an unanticipated clinical event or outcome, are frequent in healthcare. Evidence of this phenomenon in Germany, however, is sparse. Recen...

    Authors: Reinhard Strametz, Peter Koch, Anja Vogelgesang, Amie Burbridge, Hannah Rösner, Miriam Abloescher, Wolfgang Huf, Brigitte Ettl and Matthias Raspe

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:11

    Content type: Research

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  35. In this study we examined to what extent members of a best-practice integrated healthcare model in Germany discussed their subjective future work ability with their general practitioner (GP); furthermore, we e...

    Authors: Anna T. Ehmann, Peter Martus, Achim Siegel and Monika A. Rieger

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:10

    Content type: Research

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  36. Mental well-being and work engagement are both desirable, positive states of mind that help employees to better function in the workplace. While occupational researchers have argued in favor of considering bot...

    Authors: Catherin Bosle, Joachim E. Fischer and Raphael M. Herr

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:9

    Content type: Research

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  37. Symmetrical dental occlusion blocking is used in dentistry as a quick diagnostic tool to test for potential influences of the craniomandibular system on body sway and weight distribution. This study presents t...

    Authors: C. Maurer-Grubinger, F. Adjami, I. Avaniadi, W. Christian, C. Doerry, V. Fay, V. Fisch, A. Gerez, J. Goecke, U. Kaya, J. Keller, D. Krüger, J. Pflaum, L. Porsch, C. Wischnewski, B. Scharnweber…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:7

    Content type: Research

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  38. Compared to the general population, physicians are more likely to experience increased burnout and lowered work-life balance. In our article, we want to analyze whether the workplace of a physician is associat...

    Authors: Felix S. Hussenoeder, Erik Bodendieck, Franziska Jung, Ines Conrad and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:5

    Content type: Research

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  39. Many workers are exposed to wood dust (WD) and formaldehyde (FA), whose carcinogenic activity is supposed to be oxidative stress-mediated. This study aims to assess to what extent the occupational exposure to ...

    Authors: Federica Ghelli, Valeria Bellisario, Giulia Squillacioti, Elena Grignani, Giacomo Garzaro, Martina Buglisi, Enrico Bergamaschi and Roberto Bono

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:4

    Content type: Research

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  40. In the middle of the twentieth century, the from North America sooty bark disease (SBD) of maples was first discovered in England and has spread in the last decades in Central Europe, in particular. The trigge...

    Authors: Markus Braun, Doris Klingelhöfer and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:2

    Content type: Review

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