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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. The purposes of the study were first to determine the incidence rate of medical unfitness for work at sea among French seafarers, second to identify the conditions (diseases or accidents) causing such incapaci...

    Authors: Brice Loddé, Marie-Fleur Megard, Nicolas Le Goff, Laurent Misery, Richard Pougnet, Jean-Dominique Dewitte, David Lucas and Thierry Sauvage

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:3

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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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  22. Recent epidemiological studies on workers describe that exposure to pesticides can induce oxidative stress by increased production of free radicals that can accumulate in the cell and damage biological macromo...

    Authors: Caterina Ledda, Emanuele Cannizzaro, Diana Cinà, Vera Filetti, Ermanno Vitale, Gianluca Paravizzini, Concettina Di Naso, Ivo Iavicoli and Venerando Rapisarda

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:1

    Content type: Research

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  23. Until today, industrial sources contribute to the multifaceted contamination of environmental air. Exposure to air pollutants has the potential to initiate and promote asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

    Authors: Harald Lux, Xaver Baur, Lygia Therese Budnik, Astrid Heutelbeck, João Paulo Teixeira, Emeri Neumann, Diana Adliene, Judita Puišo, David Lucas, Jakob Löndahl, Athanasios Damialis, Ozlem Goksel and Hans Orru

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:38

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. It is still difficult for people with physical impairments to be and remain equally integrated into the labour market. For this reason, the question of occupational activity has explicitly been examined by the...

    Authors: Christian Sturm, Andrea Bökel, Christoph Korallus, Veronika Geng, Yorck B. Kalke, Rainer Abel, Ines Kurze and Christoph M. Gutenbrunner

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:37

    Content type: Research

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  25. The aim of this pilot study was to analyze postures during the work of neurologists with respect to their occupational activities.

    Authors: Bijanzadeh Anne, Hermanns Ingo, Ellegast Rolf, Laura Fraeulin, Holzgreve Fabian, Stefanie Mache, David A. Groneberg and Ohlendorf Daniela

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:36

    Content type: Research

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  26. The use of radiological examination is increasing worldwide. Since radiation exposure can result in many health hazards, medical professionals, as well as medical students, should possess adequate knowledge re...

    Authors: Ahmed Awadghanem, Mahmoud Sbaih, Mohammad Hasoon, Zaher Yassin, Ahmad M. Samara, Mosab Maree and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:35

    Content type: Research

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  27. Vaccination is the most effective prevention of seasonal influenza. Despite its recommendation and active promotion, vaccination coverage remains low among healthcare staff. The goal of the study was to test i...

    Authors: Michael Currat, Catherine Lazor-Blanchet and Giorgio Zanetti

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:34

    Content type: Research

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  28. Absence from work due to sickness impairs organizational productivity and performance. Even in organizations with perfect work conditions, some inevitable baseline sickness absence exists amongst working popul...

    Authors: Joachim E. Fischer, Bernd Genser, Peter Nauroth, David Litaker and Daniel Mauss

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:33

    Content type: Research

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  29. The region of La Cienega in Jalisco Mexico, is an important agricultural reference for the production of corn, sorghum and wheat, among other grains, so the use of pesticides for pest control is high. However,...

    Authors: Joel Salazar-Flores, Fermín P. Pacheco-Moisés, Genaro G. Ortiz, Juan H. Torres-Jasso, Odette Romero-Rentería, Ana L. Briones-Torres and Erandis D. Torres-Sánchez

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:32

    Content type: Research

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  30. Chlorine gas (Cl2) exposure remains a public health concern in household, occupational, and transportation accidents around the world. The death rate associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) cau...

    Authors: Yanlin Zhang, Jian Zhao, Li Guan, Lijun Mao, Shuqiang Li and Jinyuan Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:31

    Content type: Research

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  31. In the course of globalisation and digitalisation, new ways of work are becoming increasingly prevalent. To remain competitive as an organisation, cooperation across time, place, and organisational boundaries ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Rohwer, Ann-Christin Kordsmeyer, Volker Harth and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:30

    Content type: Research

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  32. Occupational exposure to chemotherapeutic agents in hospitals is a critical issue. Here, we focused on occupational exposure to platinum-based anti-cancer drugs (PDs) by evaluating platinum concentrations in h...

    Authors: Ai Hori, Mari Shimura, Yutaka Iida, Kazuhiko Yamada, Kyoko Nohara, Takayuki Ichinose, Ai Yamashita, Junko Shirataki and Shotaro Hagiwara

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:29

    Content type: Research

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  33. A two-fold risk increase to develop basal cell carcinoma was seen in outdoor workers exposed to high solar UV radiation compared to controls. However, there is an ongoing discussion whether histopathological s...

    Authors: A. Bauer, E. Haufe, L. Heinrich, A. Seidler, H. J. Schulze, P. Elsner, H. Drexler, S. Letzel, S. M. John, M. Fartasch, T. Brüning, S. Dugas-Breit, M. Gina, W. Weistenhöfer, K. Bachmann, I. Bruhn…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:28

    Content type: Research

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  34. Health professionals are especially affected by various stressors in their daily work, such as a high workload, physical and emotional challenges. The aim of this study was to develop and test the validity, re...

    Authors: Karin A. Peter, Esther Stadelmann, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Ruud J. G. Halfens and Sabine Hahn

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:27

    Content type: Research

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  35. In 2015, the WorkSafeMed study assessed, amongst others, perceived psychosocial working conditions in nurses (n = 567) and physicians (n = 381) from two German university hospitals using scales from the German st...

    Authors: Anke Wagner, Matthias Nübling, Antje Hammer, Tanja Manser and Monika A. Rieger

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:26

    Content type: Research

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  36. Measures aiming at containing the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) include isolation, social distancing, and quarantine. Quarantine and other lockdown instruments show promise in reducing the number of COVI...

    Authors: Eszter Füzéki, David A. Groneberg and Winfried Banzer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:25

    Content type: Review

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  37. The use of fluoroscopically-guided interventional (FGI) procedures by orthopedic surgeons has been increasing. This study aimed to investigate the occupational radiation exposure among orthopedic surgeons in S...

    Authors: Seonghoon Kang, Eun Shil Cha, Ye Jin Bang, Teresa W. Na, Dalnim Lee, Sang Youn Song and Won Jin Lee

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:24

    Content type: Research

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  38. Burnout and compassion fatigue are closely related concepts. Burnout is thought to develop from occupational stress while compassion fatigue results from being in a caregiver role leading to inability to get e...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:23

    Content type: Research

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  39. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are common among dental professionals. The most common areas affected are the trunk, neck, shoulders and wrists. Current evidence suggests that the causes of MSD can be found in...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Laura Maltry, Jasmin Hänel, Werner Betz, Christina Erbe, Christian Maurer-Grubinger, Fabian Holzgreve, Eileen M. Wanke, Dörthe Brüggmann, Albert Nienhaus and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:22

    Content type: Methodology

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  40. Asbestos-related lung diseases are one of the leading diagnoses of the recognized occupational diseases in Germany, both in terms of their number and their socio-economic costs. The aim of this study was to de...

    Authors: Alexandra Marita Preisser, Katja Schlemmer, Robert Herold, Azien Laqmani, Claudia Terschüren and Volker Harth

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:21

    Content type: Research

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  41. Intraoral matting sprays for chairside systems can release fine or ultrafine particles or nanoparticles at dentists’ workplaces and cause work-related health problems by inhalation exposure. Until now, little ...

    Authors: E. Ochsmann, P. Brand, T. Kraus and S. Reich

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:20

    Content type: Research

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  42. Social workers provide support for various groups of clients, such as refugees and homeless people. Refugees and homeless individuals represent particularly vulnerable groups in precarious living conditions. T...

    Authors: Janika Mette, Tanja Wirth, Albert Nienhaus, Volker Harth and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:19

    Content type: Research

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  43. The risk of developing vibration white fingers and neurosensory symptoms increases with the duration and intensity of the exposure. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of developing vibration whi...

    Authors: Lars Gerhardsson, Christina Ahlstrand, Per Ersson and Ewa Gustafsson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:18

    Content type: Research

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  44. Exposure to chemical compounds occurs in numerous occupational settings, among which the research and healthcare laboratories have not been adequately investigated. These settings are characterized by an extreme ...

    Authors: Rosa Papadopoli, Carmelo Giuseppe Angelo Nobile, Alessandro Trovato, Claudia Pileggi and Maria Pavia

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:17

    Content type: Research

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  45. The aim of this study was to determine if there is an increased risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) resulting from workplace mobbing measured with two mobbing instruments in the Gutenberg Health Study.

    Authors: Karla Romero Starke, Janice Hegewald, Andreas Schulz, Susan Garthus-Niegel, Matthias Nübling, Philipp S. Wild, Natalie Arnold, Ute Latza, Sylvia Jankowiak, Falk Liebers, Karin Rossnagel, Merle Riechmann-Wolf, Stephan Letzel, Manfred Beutel, Norbert Pfeiffer, Karl Lackner…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:15

    Content type: Research

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