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  1. To study the association of workplaces and recent onset latent tuberculosis (LTB) in health care workers (HCW).

    Authors: Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Naesinee Chaiear, Kanlayanee Sawanyawisuth, Panita Limpawattana, Janpen Bourpoern, Wipa Reechaipichitkul and Ken Takahashi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Mexico City Metropolitan Area is densely populated, and toxic air pollutants are generated and concentrated at a higher rate because of its geographic characteristics. It is well known that exposure to par...

    Authors: Martha Patricia Sierra-Vargas, Alberto Martin Guzman-Grenfell, Salvador Blanco-Jimenez, Jose David Sepulveda-Sanchez, Rosa Maria Bernabe-Cabanillas, Beatriz Cardenas-Gonzalez, Guillermo Ceballos and Juan Jose Hicks

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  3. Benchmarking systems are important features for the implementation of efficacy in basic and applied sciences. These systems are urgently needed for many fields of science since there is an imbalance present be...

    Authors: Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft, Tanja C Fischer, David Quarcoo and Cristian Scutaru

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. This article reviews the biological and occupational medicine literature related to H5N1 pandemic influenza and its impact on infection control, cost and business continuity in settings outside the health care...

    Authors: W Shane Journeay and Matthew D Burnstein

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:15

    Content type: Review

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  5. Accuracy in the clinical diagnosis of asbestosis has significant implications for the future health of affected patients as well as serious medicolegal implications for both patients and asbestos-associated in...

    Authors: Kelly N Mizell, Christopher G Morris and J Elliot Carter

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  6. The Canadian poultry production industry contributes nearly $10 billion to the Canadian economy and employs nearly 50,000 workers. However, modern poultry facilities are highly contaminated with airborne dust....

    Authors: Natasha Just, Caroline Duchaine and Baljit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:13

    Content type: Review

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  7. The increasing economic pressure characterizes the current situation in health care and the need to justify medical decisions and organizational processes due to limited financial resources is omnipresent. Phy...

    Authors: Stefanie Mache and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:12

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) accounts for a considerable proportion of TB transmission, which especially endangers health care workers (HCW). Novel Mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific interferon-...

    Authors: Felix C Ringshausen, Stephan Schlösser, Albert Nienhaus, Anja Schablon, Gerhard Schultze-Werninghaus and Gernot Rohde

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  9. Many people spend considerable amount of time each day in equine stable environments either as employees in the care and training of horses or in leisure activity. However, there are few studies available on h...

    Authors: Lena Elfman, Miia Riihimäki, John Pringle and Robert Wålinder

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:10

    Content type: Research

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  10. Exposure to cooking fumes may have different deleterious effects on the respiratory system. The aim of this study was to look at possible effects from inhalation of cooking fumes on pulmonary function.

    Authors: Sindre Svedahl, Kristin Svendsen, Torgunn Qvenild, Ann Kristin Sjaastad and Bjørn Hilt

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:9

    Content type: Research

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  11. Neurotrophin 3 (NT-3) is a member of the neurotrophin family, a group of related proteins that are known to regulate neuro-immune interactions in allergic diseases. Their cellular sources and role in the recru...

    Authors: David Quarcoo, Tanja C Fischer, Nora Peckenschneider, David A Groneberg and Pia Welker

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  12. Light is one of the most important factors in our interaction with the environment; it is indispensable to visual function and neuroendocrine regulation, and is essential to our emotional perception and evalua...

    Authors: Ilaria Morghen, Maria Cristina Turola, Elena Forini, Piero Di Pasquale, Paolo Zanatta and Teresa Matarazzo

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  13. Asbestos has been reported to cause pulmonary fibrosis, and its use has been banned all over the world. The related industries are facing an urgent need to develop a safer fibrous substance. Rock wool (RW), a ...

    Authors: Yuichiro Kudo, Makoto Kotani, Masayuki Tomita and Yoshiharu Aizawa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  14. In this cross-sectional study the association between psychosocial stress, demoralization and the consumption of psychotropic substances in veterinarians was examined using data from a sample of 1,060 subjects...

    Authors: Melanie Harling, Petra Strehmel, Anja Schablon and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  15. Little is known about the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI) in health care workers (HCW) in low-incidence countries especially in hospitals for pulmonary diseases. With Interferon-gamma relea...

    Authors: Anja Schablon, Gudrun Beckmann, Melanie Harling, Roland Diel and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  16. There are several ways to conduct a job task analysis in medical work environments including pencil-paper observations, interviews and questionnaires. However these methods implicate bias problems such as high...

    Authors: Stefanie Mache, Cristian Scutaru, Karin Vitzthum, Alexander Gerber, David Quarcoo, Tobias Welte, Torsten T Bauer, Michael Spallek, Andreas Seidler, Albert Nienhaus, Burghard F Klapp and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:35

    Content type: Methodology

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  17. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of oxaliplatin ± gemcitabine in patients with diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) pretreated with pemetrexed.

    Authors: Athanasios Xanthopoulos, Torsten T Bauer, Torsten G Blum, Jens Kollmeier, Nicolas Schönfeld and Monika Serke

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:34

    Content type: Research

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  18. Firefighters who are facing fires, are frequently exposed to hazardous materials including carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen chloride, benzene, sulphur dioxide, etc. This study aimed to evaluate some...

    Authors: Abdulrahman L Al-Malki, Ameen M Rezq and Mohamed H Al-Saedy

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:33

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Burnout syndrome is a psychological situation induced with working, especially in high-risk parts of the hospitals that affects the physical and mental conditions of the staff. The aim is to identify the chara...

    Authors: Betul Gulalp, Ozgur Karcioglu, Azade Sari and Zikret Koseoglu

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:32

    Content type: Research

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  20. Electrocautery, laser tissue ablation, and ultrasonic scalpel tissue dissection all generate a 'surgical smoke' containing ultrafine (<100 nm) and accumulation mode particles (< 1 μm). Epidemiological and toxi...

    Authors: Irene Brüske-Hohlfeld, Gerhard Preissler, Karl-Walter Jauch, Mike Pitz, Dennis Nowak, Annette Peters and H-Erich Wichmann

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:31

    Content type: Research

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  21. Lead exposure is common in automobile battery manufacture and repair, radiator repair, secondary smelters and welding units. Urinary Aminolevulinic acid has validity as a surrogate measure of blood lead level ...

    Authors: Kemal Ahmed, Gonfa Ayana and Ephrem Engidawork

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:30

    Content type: Research

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  22. Isocyanates are extensively used in the manufacture of polyurethane foams, plastics, coatings or adhesives. They are a major cause of occupational asthma in a proportion of exposed workers. Recent findings in ...

    Authors: Ervin Ç Mingomataj, Enkelejda Gjata, Fatmira Xhixha and Entela Hyso

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:29

    Content type: Case report

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  23. To examine the effects of short duration stress management training (SMT) on self-perceived depression, anxiety and stress in male automotive assembly workers, 118 male automotive workers from Pekan, Pahang (n...

    Authors: BA Edimansyah, BN Rusli and L Naing

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:28

    Content type: Research

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  24. Multiple myeloma has been linked to farming for over thirty years. However, there is little clarity about the magnitude of the risk, nor about the specific agricultural exposures which contribute to the risk.

    Authors: Carla Perrotta, Anthony Staines and Pierlugi Cocco

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:27

    Content type: Review

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  25. Swine barn air contains endotoxin and many other noxious agents. Single or multiple exposures to pig barn air induces lung inflammation and loss of lung function. However, we do not know the effect of exposure...

    Authors: Chandrashekhar Charavaryamath, Taryn Keet, Gurpreet K Aulakh, Hugh GG Townsend and Baljit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:24

    Content type: Research

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  26. Lead poisoning is a common occupational health hazard in developing countries and many misdiagnoses and malpractices may occur due to unawareness of lead poisoning symptoms.

    Authors: S Mohammadi, AH Mehrparvar and M Aghilinejad

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:23

    Content type: Case report

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  27. The mining industry has one of the highest occupational rates of serious injury and fatality. Mine staff involved with rescue operations are often required to respond to physically challenging situations. This...

    Authors: Ian B Stewart, Michael D McDonald, Andrew P Hunt and Tony W Parker

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:22

    Content type: Research

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  28. The objective of the study was to investigate the physiological responses of construction workers labouring in thermally stressful environments in the UAE using Thermal Work Limit (TWL) as a method of environm...

    Authors: Graham P Bates and John Schneider

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:21

    Content type: Research

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  29. Asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening (DPT), or extensive fibrosis of the visceral pleura secondary to asbestos exposure, is increasingly common due to the large number of workers previously exposed to a...

    Authors: Susan E Miles, Alessandra Sandrini, Anthony R Johnson and Deborah H Yates

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:20

    Content type: Review

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  30. The 'False Consensus Effect' (FCE), by which people perceive their own actions as relatively common behaviour, might be exploited to gauge whether a person engages in controversial behaviour, such as performan...

    Authors: Andrea Petróczi, Jason Mazanov, Tamás Nepusz, Susan H Backhouse and Declan P Naughton

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:19

    Content type: Research

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  31. It can be difficult for occupational health professionals to assess which toxicological databases available on the Internet are the most useful for answering their questions. Therefore we evaluated toxicologic...

    Authors: Irja Laamanen, Jos Verbeek, Giuliano Franco, Marika Lehtola and Marita Luotamo

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:18

    Content type: Research

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  32. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) contained in tobacco smoke and a variety of environmental and occupational dusts is a toxic agent causing lung inflammation characterized by migration of neutrophils and monocytes into...

    Authors: Thomas Tschernig, Kyathanahalli S Janardhan, Reinhard Pabst and Baljit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:17

    Content type: Research

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  33. Very few studies have analysed heart rate (HR) with regard to music playing, and the scarce evidence available is controversial. The purpose of this study was to analyse the HR response of professional musicia...

    Authors: Claudia Iñesta, Nicolás Terrados, Daniel García and José A Pérez

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:16

    Content type: Research

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  34. Chronic exposure to mild irritants including cleansing and antiseptic products used for hand hygiene generates insults to the skin. To avoid unpleasant reactions, skin protection creams are commonly employed, ...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Xhauflaire-Uhoda, Elena Macarenko, Raphaël Denooz, Corinne Charlier and Gérald E Piérard

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:15

    Content type: Research

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  35. To examine the dose-response relationship between cumulative exposure to kneeling and squatting as well as to lifting and carrying of loads and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) in a population-based case-c...

    Authors: Andreas Seidler, Ulrich Bolm-Audorff, Nasreddin Abolmaali and Gine Elsner

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:14

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2012 7:21

  36. The objective of this study was to assess the incidence of Raynaud's phenomenon in relation to hand-arm vibration exposure in a cohort consisting of male office and manual workers.

    Authors: Mats Hagberg, Lage Burström, Ronnie Lundström and Tohr Nilsson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:13

    Content type: Research

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  37. To investigate the cancer risk among residents of Rhineland-Palatinate winegrowing communities in an ecological study.

    Authors: Andreas Seidler, Gaël Paul Hammer, Gabriele Husmann, Jochem König, Anne Krtschil, Irene Schmidtmann and Maria Blettner

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:12

    Content type: Research

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  38. Sensitization to fish or crustaceans requires intensive skin contact and/or airway exposition and therefore especially workers in the seafood processing industry may develop an occupational seafood allergy. Ho...

    Authors: Cornelia S Seitz, Eva B Bröcker and Axel Trautmann

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:11

    Content type: Case report

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  39. To examine the self-reported level of work ability among female employees and the relationship between work ability and demographic characteristics, physical health, mental health, and various psychosocial and...

    Authors: Migle Gamperiene, Jan F Nygård, Inger Sandanger, Bjørn Lau and Dag Bruusgaard

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:8

    Content type: Research

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  40. Sufficient levels of physical activity provide cardio-protective benefit. However within developed society sedentary work and inflexible working hours promotes physical inactivity. Consequently to ensure a hea...

    Authors: Jennifer A Hewitt, Gregory P Whyte, Michelle Moreton, Ken A van Someren and Tanya S Levine

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:7

    Content type: Research

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  41. The lung is constantly exposed to the environment and its microbial components. Infections of the respiratory tract are amongst the most common diseases. Several concepts describe how this microbial exposure i...

    Authors: Christoph Beisswenger and Robert Bals

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 3 Supplement 1