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  1. Content type: Research

    The textile industry is one of the largest employers in Lithuania. IARC monograph concludes that working in the textile manufacturing industry entails exposures that are possibly carcinogenic to humans. The pu...

    Authors: Irena Kuzmickiene and Mecys Stukonis

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:14

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  2. Content type: Research

    We investigated the association between exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) and mutations in the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene and the subsequent risk for renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

    Authors: Barbara Charbotel, Sophie Gad, Delphine Caïola, Christophe Béroud, Joelle Fevotte, Alain Bergeret, Sophie Ferlicot and Stéphane Richard

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:13

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    Occupational physicians are very often confronted with questions as to the fitness of the postural and locomotor systems, especially the spinal column. Occupational medical assessment and advice can be require...

    Authors: Michael Spallek, Walter Kuhn, Sieglinde Schwarze and Bernd Hartmann

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:12

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  4. Content type: Research

    Occupational exposures play a role in the onset of several chronic airway diseases. We investigated, in a cross-sectional study, lung function parameters and bronchial hyper-responsiveness to histamine in work...

    Authors: Farid Ould-Kadi, Tim S Nawrot, Peter H Hoet and Benoit Nemery

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:11

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  5. Content type: Research

    The study aimed to i) assess nutritional knowledge in female athletes susceptible to the Female Athlete Triad (FAT) syndrome and to compare with controls; and ii) to compare nutritional knowledge of those who ...

    Authors: Philippa Raymond-Barker, Andrea Petroczi and Eleanor Quested

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:10

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  6. Content type: Research

    The occurrence of occupational lung diseases is decreasing due to improvements in occupational health in recent years; however, silicosis and its complications remain important occupational health problems. We...

    Authors: Iraj Mohebbi, Ebrahim Hassani, Shaker Salarilak and Abdul Rahman Bahrami

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:8

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Amongst toxic heavy metals, lead ranks as one of the most serious environmental poisons all over the world. Exposure to lead in the home and the workplace results in health hazards to many adults and children ...

    Authors: D'souza Sunil Herman, Menezes Geraldine and Thuppil Venkatesh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:7

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  8. Content type: Research

    Polyvinyl chloride is used in production and manufacturing of many essential tools (e.g. plastic pipes, photography films, etc.). Its production is impossible without the use of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), w...

    Authors: Mir Saeed Attarchi, Omid Aminian, Mandana Dolati and Maria Mazaheri

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:6

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  9. Content type: Research

    The present study was carried out to determine the effect of cadmium exposure on Urinary N-acetyl-beta -D-glucosaminidase and its isoenzymes A and B in workers exposed at cadmium plating.

    Authors: Ravi Babu Kalahasthi, HR Rajmohan, BK Rajan and Karuna Kumar M

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:5

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  10. Content type: Research

    Many work in injury prone awkward positions that require adequate flexibility and strength in trunk stabilizer muscle groups. Performance on a functional movement screen (FMS) that assessed those factors was c...

    Authors: WF Peate, Gerry Bates, Karen Lunda, Smitha Francis and Kristen Bellamy

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:3

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  11. Content type: Research

    To analyze the relationship between exposure to chlorinated and aromatic organic solvents and malignant lymphoma in a multi-centre, population-based case-control study.

    Authors: Andreas Seidler, Matthias Möhner, Jürgen Berger, Birte Mester, Evelin Deeg, Gine Elsner, Alexandra Nieters and Nikolaus Becker

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:2

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  12. Content type: Research

    Models of isolated and perfused kidneys are used to study the effects of drugs, hazardous or toxic substances on renal functions. Since physiological and morphological parameters of small laboratory animal kid...

    Authors: Volker Unger, Christian Grosse-Siestrup, Claudia Fehrenberg, Axel Fischer, Michael Meissler and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2007 2:1

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  13. Content type: Research

    Phoenix Firefighters have had abnormally high rates of tuberculin skin test (TBST) results on medical surveillance. The objectives of this study were to evaluate our firefighters using QuantiFERON-TB (QFT), co...

    Authors: James L Fleming, Timothy L England, Howard B Wernick, Steven Reinhart, John A Dominguez, Patrick L Kelley, Forrest D Gorter, Victor Papst and Alicia LaDuke

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:28

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  14. Content type: Research

    Organophosphorus (OPs) pesticides are the most commonly used pesticides in Peruvian agriculture. The population at risk for OPs exposure includes formulators, applicators and farmers. Majes Valley is the most ...

    Authors: Sandra Yucra, Kyle Steenland, Arturo Chung, Fredy Choque and Gustavo F Gonzales

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:27

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  15. Content type: Review

    Shift work exerts major influences on the physiological functions of the human body. These are primarily mediated by the disruption of circadian rhythms since most body functions are circadian rhythmic. Next t...

    Authors: Anke van Mark, Michael Spallek, Richard Kessel and Elke Brinkmann

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:25

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  16. Content type: Research

    This study examined the association between psychosocial and organizational work conditions and mental health among women employed in the cleaning profession in Norway.

    Authors: Migle Gamperiene, Jan F Nygård, Inger Sandanger, Morten Wærsted and Dag Bruusgaard

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:24

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  17. Content type: Review

    Cadmium (Cd) has been in industrial use for a long period of time. Its serious toxicity moved into scientific focus during the middle of the last century. In this review, we discuss historic and recent develop...

    Authors: Johannes Godt, Franziska Scheidig, Christian Grosse-Siestrup, Vera Esche, Paul Brandenburg, Andrea Reich and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:22

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  18. Content type: Research

    This research work is dedicated to occupational health problems caused by ergonomic risks. The research object was road building industry, where workers have to work very intensively, have long work hours, are...

    Authors: Zenija Roja, Valdis Kalkis, Arved Vain, Henrijs Kalkis and Maija Eglite

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2006 1:20

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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