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  1. Content type: Case report

    There are only few studies about the relationship of skin lesions and the percutaneous uptake of hazardous substances in exposed workers. Several aromatic amines are well known carcinogens for humans and/or an...

    Authors: Gintautas Korinth, Tobias Weiss, Jürgen Angerer and Hans Drexler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:17

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  2. Content type: Case report

    A case of cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) overdose and the resultant rhabdomyolysis is presented. A review of the range of clinical toxicity, management of overdose is described. The similarity of cyclobenzaprine t...

    Authors: Shiven B Chabria

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:16

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  3. Content type: Research

    Our study was aimed to investigate in a German collective if there are any hints for an increased occupational or environmental risk to develop systemic sclerosis, especially, focussing on work-related exposur...

    Authors: Birgitta Kütting, Wolfgang Uter and Hans Drexler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:15

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Chronic neck pain is widely prevalent and a common source of disability in the working-age population. Etiology of chronic neck pain includes neck sprain, mechanical or muscular neck pain, myofascial pain synd...

    Authors: Gertrud Kirchhoff, Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Sonja Buhmann, Karl-Georg Kanz, Miriam Lenz, Tobias Vogel and Rainer Maria Kichhoff

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:14

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  5. Content type: Research

    Occupational exposure to airborne low molecular weight chemicals, like trimellitic anhydride (TMA), can result in occupational asthma. Alveolar macrophages (AMs) are among the first cells to encounter these in...

    Authors: Dingena L Valstar, Marcel A Schijf, Erietta Stelekati, Frans P Nijkamp, Nanne Bloksma and Paul AJ Henricks

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:13

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  6. Content type: Research

    Hypersecretion and chronic phlegm are major symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but animal models of COPD with a defined functional hypersecretion have not been established so far. To iden...

    Authors: Ulrich Wagner, Petra Staats, Hans-Christoph Fehmann, Axel Fischer, Tobias Welte and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:12

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  7. Content type: Review

    Swine production has undergone rapid transformation from family owned operation to a large scale industrial enterprise. Since increasing number of pigs are reared on a large scale in confined buildings, some o...

    Authors: Chandrashekhar Charavaryamath and Baljit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:10

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  8. Content type: Case report

    4,4'-Diaminodiphenylsulphone (Dapsone) is widely used for a variety of infectious, immune and hypersensitivity disorders, with indications ranging from Hansen's disease, inflammatory disease and insect bites, ...

    Authors: Semaan G Kosseifi, Bhuvana Guha, Dima N Nassour, David S Chi and Guha Krishnaswamy

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:9

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  9. Content type: Research

    T cell-based interferon-γ (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs) are novel tests for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). It has been suggested that T cell responses may be correlated with bacterial burden and, there...

    Authors: Madhukar Pai, Rajnish Joshi, Sandeep Dogra, Deepak K Mendiratta, Pratibha Narang, Keertan Dheda and Shriprakash Kalantri

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:7

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  10. Content type: Research

    Air pollution remains a leading cause of many respiratory diseases including chronic cough. Although episodes of incidental, dramatic air pollution are relatively rare, current levels of exposure of pollutants...

    Authors: Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft, Thomas Kraus, Anke van Mark, Ulrich Wagner and Axel Fischer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:6

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    Determinations of inflammatory markers in exhaled breath condensate were used to assess airway inflammation. The most applied method for this kind of determination is enzyme immunoassay. For research purposes ...

    Authors: Luis M Gonzalez-Reche, Anita K Musiol, Alice Müller-Lux, Thomas Kraus and Thomas Göen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:5

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  12. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether it is possible to detect high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in aluminium powder workers, which are consistent with early stages of aluminosis.

    Authors: Thomas Kraus, Karl Heinz Schaller, Jürgen Angerer, Ralf-Dieter Hilgers and Stephan Letzel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:4

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  13. Content type: Research

    To estimate the duration of work life among persons reporting a physician's diagnosis of COPD, asthma, or rhinitis compared to those with select non-respiratory conditions or none and to delineate the factors ...

    Authors: Edward Yelin, Patricia Katz, John Balmes, Laura Trupin, Gillian Earnest, Mark Eisner and Paul Blanc

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:2

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  14. Content type: Review

    Within the large variety of subtypes of chronic cough, either defined by their clinical or pathogenetic causes, occupational chronic cough may be regarded as one of the most preventable forms of the disease. N...

    Authors: David A Groneberg, Dennis Nowak, Anke Wussow and Axel Fischer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:3

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  15. Content type: Editorial

    This editorial is to announce the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, a new Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal published by BioMed Central. Occupational medicine and toxicology belong to the ...

    Authors: David A Groneberg and Axel Fischer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:1

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