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  1. Content type: Research

    The ubiquitous use of dental amalgam for over 180 years has resulted in the exposure of millions of dental workers to mercury. Dental amalgam contains approximately 50% mercury. Dental workers, including denti...

    Authors: David Warwick, Matt Young, Joe Palmer and Robin Warwick Ermel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:22

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  2. Content type: Research

    Long-term vibration exposure may cause neurophysiological disturbances such as numbness and tingling, reduced grip strength and difficulties in handling small objects. The dominant hand will usually have a hig...

    Authors: Lars Gerhardsson and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:21

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  3. Content type: Research

    We are observing a growing trend towards the use of waste incineration in waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in Italy. Various authors started to investigate their potential health effects, but without univocal outc...

    Authors: L. Coppeta, A. Pietroiusti, S. Policardo, F. Mormone, O. Balbi, E. Tursi, S. Baldi, E. Plutoni, A. Torriero and A. Magrini

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:20

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  4. Content type: Research

    Nursing staff and care workers run an increased risk of work related musculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain. The Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare S...

    Authors: Bianca Kusma, Aki Pietsch, Helge Riepenhof, Sören Haß, Daniel Kuhn, Klaus Fischer and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:19

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  5. Content type: Research

    In outpatient care in Germany, medical assistants (MAs) are the contact persons for patients’ concerns and their working conditions are relevant to their own health and the provided quality of care. MAs workin...

    Authors: Jessica Scharf, Patricia Vu-Eickmann, Jian Li, Andreas Müller, Stefan Wilm, Peter Angerer and Adrian Loerbroks

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:18

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  6. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study is to assess the extent to which seafarers had been affected by severe mental stress situations and what possible psychological effects they may have.

    Authors: Hans-Joachim Jensen and Marcus Oldenburg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:17

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  7. Content type: Research

    With the current study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of back pain in employees of a German chemical company. We put a specific focus on disabling back pain and its association with sociodemographic, li...

    Authors: Matthias Claus, Michael Schuster, Stefan Webendörfer, David A. Groneberg, Jacqueline Jähner and Daniel Schiffmann

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:16

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  8. Content type: Research

    Biosolubility is an important parameter in the understanding of mechanisms involved in pulmonary toxicity of fibrous materials. It can be studied in vitro using models of simulated lung fluids and observing th...

    Authors: Annapaola Cannizzaro, Federica Angelosanto, Elena Barrese and Antonella Campopiano

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:15

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  9. Content type: Research

    North American and European accreditation bodies have legislated progressively more strict work hour restrictions for residents in light of evidence that sleep deprivation leads to increased medical errors and...

    Authors: Sarah Sy, Karanvir Sall, Erika Dempsey, Gale Tedder and Kenneth Michael Madden

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    Employees on board must be highly qualified in order to be able to independently meet the different work requirements during the three voyage stages of a ship (port stay, river and sea passage). In this study,...

    Authors: Marcus Oldenburg and Hans-Joachim Jensen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:13

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  11. Content type: Research

    Firefighting is a dangerous occupation with high rates of injuries and fatalities, with the majority of line of duty fatalities due to cardiovascular events. Additionally, firefighters struggle with poor healt...

    Authors: Brittany S. Hollerbach, Sara A. Jahnke, Walker S. C. Poston, Craig A. Harms and Katie M. Heinrich

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:12

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  12. Content type: Research

    Maritime welfare institutions enable crew members of ships to use different recreation facilities ashore during their work assignments aboard. This study analyses the shipcrew members’ need and their usage beh...

    Authors: Marcus Oldenburg and Hans-Joachim Jensen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:11

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination on surfaces including turnout gear had been found throughout a number of fire stations. As such, the outer shell barrier of turnout gear jackets may be an...

    Authors: Daniel Farcas, Francoise M. Blachere, Michael L. Kashon, Deborah Sbarra, Diane Schwegler-Berry, Jeffrey O. Stull and John D. Noti

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:10

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  14. Content type: Research

    Former uranium miners of the Wismut Company, East Germany, have been exposed to ionizing radiation from radon decay products and therefore were at high risk for lung cancer. Since histological types of cancer ...

    Authors: Simone Helmig, Günter Lochnit and Joachim Schneider

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:9

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  15. Content type: Correction

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:8

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    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:34

  16. Content type: Research

    Health care workers have an increased risk of being infected with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), though little information is available about how prevalent (dormant) MRSA colonization is amon...

    Authors: Melanie Schubert, Daniel Kämpf, Lutz Jatzwauk, Franziska Kynast, Annette Stein, Ruth Strasser, Madeleine Dulon, Albert Nienhaus and Andreas Seidler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:7

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  17. Content type: Review

    Beginning in the first decade of the 21st centruy, there was a growing disregard for the benefits of the German medical system concerning the junior obstetricians/gynecologists (OB/GYN) job situation. As in ot...

    Authors: Dörthe Brüggmann, Anja Herpe, David Quarcoo, Norman Schöffel, Eileen M. Wanke, Daniela Ohlendorf, Doris Klingelhöfer, David A. Groneberg and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:6

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  18. Content type: Research

    Silicosis resulting from silica exposure is a global occupational disease characterized by severe pathological changes in progressive pulmonary fibrosis. Previous evidence has indicated that dysbiosis of the g...

    Authors: Yao Zhou, Lv Chen, Gaofeng Sun, Ying Li and Ruixue Huang

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:5

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  19. Content type: Short report

    Indications were found that a diagnostic bias could have contributed to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) suggestion of a persistent increased mortality risk for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC).

    Authors: Matthias Möhner, Yimeng Liu and Gary M. Marsh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:4

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  20. Content type: Research

    A dialysis nurse’s work is complex and demanding. Based on the results of a systematic review and a survey study, we developed a health-promoting intervention for dialysis nurses. The aim of this study is to e...

    Authors: Maren Kersten, Sylvie Vincent-Höper, Heidi Krampitz and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:3

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  21. Content type: Review

    Occupational hazards, injuries and diseases are a major concern among police officers, including in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is limited locally relevant literature for guiding policy for the South Af...

    Authors: Gift Gugu Mona, Moses John Chimbari and Charles Hongoro

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:2

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  22. Content type: Research

    Electronic waste (e-waste) recycling workers in low and middle-income countries have the potential for occupational injuries due to the nature of their work at informal e-waste sites. However, limited research...

    Authors: Katrina N. Burns, Stephanie K. Sayler and Richard L. Neitzel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:1

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a common health problem in office workers. In Germany, MSD (mainly back pain related) are the main cause of workdays lost to incapacity. This is not only bothersome for the ...

    Authors: Fabian Holzgreve, Laura Maltry, Jasmin Lampe, Helmut Schmidt, Andreas Bader, Julia Rey, David A. Groneberg, Anke van Mark and Daniela Ohlendorf

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:37

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  24. Content type: Research

    A high unilateral load to the musculoskeletal system is specific for formation dance. Due to the lack of data the aim of this study was the side-related (right – left) analysis of strength- and balance capabil...

    Authors: Eileen M. Wanke, Julia Schreiter, David A. Groneberg and Burkhard Weisser

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:36

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  25. Content type: Research

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is formed as a result of the incomplete burning of hydrocarbon-containing fuels such as natural gas, coal, liquid petroleum gas, and wood. CO is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas th...

    Authors: Oğuzhan Bol, Serhat Koyuncu and Nurullah Günay

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:35

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  26. Content type: Research

    Effects of playing high stringed bow instruments on the upper body posture have not been analysed so far. The instrument-specific seating position when playing in an orchestra is compared to the habitual seati...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Jennifer Marx, Kathrin Clasen, Eileen M. Wanke, Stefan Kopp, David A. Groneberg and Stefanie Uibel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:34

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:8

  27. Content type: Research

    So far, studies within the occupational field have largely concentrated on working conditions and job stressors and staff members’ or subordinate health. Only a few have focused on managers in this context, bu...

    Authors: Katrin Christiane Reber, Hans-Helmut König and André Hajek

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:33

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  28. Content type: Research

    Osteoarthritis (OA) has a high prevalence in Western societies and can affect an individual’s life in a number of domains, including work. In our experience, treatment trials on OA, however, rarely report work...

    Authors: Daniel Sowah, Flora Balat and Sebastian Straube

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:32

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  29. Content type: Research

    The Nurse Work Instability Scale (Nurse-WIS) is an occupation-specific instrument that ascertains “work instability,” the interval before restricted work ability or prolonged sick leave occurs. The objective o...

    Authors: Melanie Klein, Stefanie Wobbe-Ribinski, Anika Buchholz, Albert Nienhaus and Anja Schablon

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:31

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  30. Content type: Research

    The use of cosmetic products in beauty salons emits numerous kinds of toxic air pollutants. The objectives of this study were to measure the concentrations of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, formaldehy...

    Authors: Mostafa Hadei, Philip K Hopke, Abbas Shahsavani, Mahbobeh Moradi, Maryam Yarahmadi, Baharan Emam and Noushin Rastkari

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:30

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  31. Content type: Review

    Work related injuries (WRIs) are a growing public health concern that remains under-recognized, inadequately addressed and largely unmeasured in low and middle-income countries (LMIC’s). However, even in high-...

    Authors: Amber Mehmood, Zaw Maung, Rafael J. Consunji, Ayman El-Menyar, Ruben Peralta, Hassan Al-Thani and Adnan A. Hyder

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:29

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  32. Content type: Review

    Occupational exposure to numerous individual chemicals has been associated with olfactory dysfunction, mainly in individual case descriptions. Comprehensive epidemiological investigations into the olfactotoxic...

    Authors: Sabine Werner and Eberhard Nies

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:28

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  33. Content type: Research

    Previous studies were able to show that hazardous alcohol and substance abuse among physicians is not rare. Currently no recent data to detect risk groups are available either on the prevalence of hazardous dr...

    Authors: Dominik Pförringer, Regina Mayer, Christa Meisinger, Dennis Freuer and Florian Eyer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:27

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  34. Content type: Research

    Snake bite is a neglected public health problem in tropical and subtropical region. The study was conducted with objectives to determine the knowledge of first aid methods in snake bite and the perception of s...

    Authors: Nuwadatta Subedi, Ishwari Sharma Paudel, Ajay Khadka, Umesh Shrestha, Vipul Bhusan Mallik and K. C. Ankur

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:26

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  35. Content type: Research

    Cumulative epidemiological evidence suggests that shift work exerts harmful effects on human health. However, the physiological mechanisms are not well understood. This study aimed to examine the impact of shi...

    Authors: Jian Li, Martin Bidlingmaier, Raluca Petru, Francisco Pedrosa Gil, Adrian Loerbroks and Peter Angerer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:23

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  36. Content type: Correction

    Magne Bråtveit and Rune Djurhuus have removed themselves as authors from this article [1] as they did not approve the final version and they do not agree with the revisions made to the section “Occurrences of ...

    Authors: Xaver Baur, Lygia Therese Budnik, Zhiwei Zhao, Louis Verschoor, Federico Maria Rubino, Claudio Colosio and Jorgen R. Jepsen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:25

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    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:19

  37. Content type: Research

    Emissions from vehicles are composed of heterogeneous mixtures of hazardous substances; several pollutants such as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are amongst the most dangerous substances detected in ...

    Authors: Caterina Ledda, Carla Loreto, Massimo Bracci, Claudia Lombardo, Gaetano Romano, Diana Cinà, Nicola Mucci, Sergio Castorina and Venerando Rapisarda

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:24

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  38. Content type: Research

    Reactive airway dysfunction syndrome (RADS), also called irritant-induced asthma, is a type of occupational asthma that can occur within a very short period of latency. The study sought to investigate the infl...

    Authors: Ruonan Chai, Hua Xie, Junli Zhang and Zhuang Ma

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:22

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  39. Content type: Research

    Resident doctors are continuously exposed to prolonged working hours and night shifts, making them susceptible to the many physical, psychological, and cognitive side effects of sleep deprivation, which may af...

    Authors: Yehia Z. Alami, Beesan T. Ghanim and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:21

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  40. Content type: Methodology

    This study examines the construct validity of the Areas of Worklife Short Scale, a practical instrument to measure employees’ perceptions of their work environments in the sample of secondary obligatory educat...

    Authors: B. Masluk, S. Gascón Santos, A. Albesa Cartagena, A. Asensio Martinez, E. Peck and M. P. Leiter

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:20

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  41. Content type: Research

    Occupational exposure to hand-transmitted vibration (HTV) is known to cause neurological symptoms such as numbness, reduced manual dexterity, grip strength and sensory perception. The purpose of this longitudi...

    Authors: Ronnie Lundström, Adnan Noor Baloch, Mats Hagberg, Tohr Nilsson and Lars Gerhardsson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:19

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  42. Content type: Research

    The rapid increase in prevalence of diabetes mellitus over the last decades warrants more attention to the effects of environmental and occupational exposures on glucose metabolism. Our study aimed to assess t...

    Authors: Sahar Eftekhari, Omid Aminian, Zeinab Moinfar, Thomas Schettgen, Andrea Kaifie, Michael Felten, Thomas Kraus and André Esser

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:18

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  43. Content type: Research

    Many countries are faced with a decrease in physicians in non-urban areas. Especially for regions with decreasing populations, temporary solutions like commuting models might be a suitable option. So far, litt...

    Authors: Johannes Quart, Tobias Deutsch, Solveig Carmienke, Susanne Döpfmer and Thomas Frese

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:17

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  44. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infections are blood-borne, generally chronic and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to describe the results of therapies with direct-acting...

    Authors: Claudia Westermann, Dana Wendeler and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:16

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  45. Content type: Research

    Clinical laboratory workers face biohazard such as needlestick injury and occupational infection on a daily basis. In this study, we examined self-reported frequency of occupational infection and needlestick i...

    Authors: Omar F. Khabour, Khalil H. Al Ali and Waleed H. Mahallawi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:15

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  46. Content type: Research

    Cotton dust induced respiratory disorders are dramatically increased over the globe, especially the problem is serious in developing countries. Respiratory symptoms, such as cough, phlegm, wheezing, shortness ...

    Authors: Sintayehu Daba Wami, Daniel Haile Chercos, Awrajaw Dessie, Zemichael Gizaw, Atalay Getachew, Tesfaye Hambisa, Tadese Guadu, Dawit Getachew and Bikes Destaw

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:13

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  47. Content type: Research

    Operating room personnel have the potential to be exposed to surgical smoke, the by-product of using electrocautery or laser surgical device, on a daily basis. Surgical smoke is made up of both biological by-p...

    Authors: Jennifer D. Sisler, Justine Shaffer, Jhy-Charm Soo, Ryan F. LeBouf, Martin Harper, Yong Qian and Taekhee Lee

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:12

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  48. Content type: Research

    Health care workers are at high risk for tuberculosis (TB). China, a high burden TB country, has no policy on medical surveillance for TB among healthcare workers. In this paper, we evaluate whether China’s na...

    Authors: Shiming Cheng, Deanna Tollefson, Guangxue He, Yuan Li, Hui Guo, Shua Chai, Fangfang Gao, Fei Gao, Guoxin Han, Liping Ren, Yulin Ren, Jianbo Li, Lixia Wang, Jay K. Varma, Dongmei Hu, Haiying Fan…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:11

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