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  1. A method of individually assessing former exposure to asbestos fibres is a precondition of risk-differentiated health surveillance. The main aims of our study were to assess former levels of airborne asbestos ...

    Authors: Michael K Felten, Lars Knoll, Christian Eisenhawer, Diana Ackermann, Khaled Khatab, Johannes Hüdepohl, Wolfgang Zschiesche and Thomas Kraus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:15
  2. Adults spend about one third of their day at work and occupation may be a risk factor for obesity because of associated socioeconomic and behavioral factors such as physical activity and sedentary time. The ai...

    Authors: Margaret A Allman-Farinelli, Tien Chey, Dafna Merom and Adrian E Bauman
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:14
  3. The use of alcohol and drugs may affect workplace safety and productivity. Little is known about the magnitude of this problem in Norway.

    Authors: Hallvard Gjerde, Asbjørg S Christophersen, Inger S Moan, Borghild Yttredal, J Michael Walsh, Per T Normann and Jørg Mørland
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:13
  4. Restrictive patterns of pulmonary function abnormalities associated with asbestos exposure are well described. Studies are less consistent, however, regarding the association of asbestos inhalation with airway...

    Authors: Belayneh A Abejie, Xiaorong Wang, Stefanos N Kales and David C Christiani
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:12
  5. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most common occupational injuries in the United States. It would be extremely valuable if a safe, inexpensive compound could be identified which protects worker ...

    Authors: Rickie R Davis, David A Custer, Edward Krieg and Kumar Alagramam
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:11
  6. In April 2009 a novel influenza A H1N1/2009 virus was identified in Mexico and in the United States which quickly spread around the world. Most of the countries established infection surveillance systems in or...

    Authors: Sabine Wicker, Holger F Rabenau, Harald Bias, David A Groneberg and René Gottschalk
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:10
  7. Diseases associated with smoking are a foremost cause of premature death in the world, both in developed and developing countries. Eliminating smoking can do more to improve health and prolong life than any ot...

    Authors: Bianca Kusma, David Quarcoo, Karin Vitzthum, Tobias Welte, Stefanie Mache, Andreas Meyer-Falcke, David A Groneberg and Tobias Raupach
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:9
  8. Due to an increasing awareness of the potential hazardousness of air pollutants, new laws, rules and guidelines have recently been implemented globally. In this respect, numerous studies have addressed traffic...

    Authors: David A Groneberg, Cristian Scutaru, Mathias Lauks, Masaya Takemura, Tanja C Fischer, Silvana Kölzow, Anke van Mark, Stefanie Uibel, Ulrich Wagner, Karin Vitzthum, Fabian Beck, Stefanie Mache, Carolin Kreiter, Bianca Kusma, Annika Friedebold, Hanna Zell…
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:8
  9. Increased risks of nasal cancer and lung cancer in nickel refiners have been investigated scientifically and discussed since they were detected in the 1930s. Nickel compounds are considered to be the main caus...

    Authors: Tom K Grimsrud and Aage Andersen
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:7
  10. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) due to repetitive work are common in manufacturing industries, such as the automotive industry. However, it's still unclear which MSDs of the upper limb are to be expected in t...

    Authors: Michael Spallek, Walter Kuhn, Stefanie Uibel, Anke van Mark and David Quarcoo
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:6
  11. Due to constantly rising air pollution levels as well as an increasing awareness of the hazardousness of air pollutants, new laws and rules have recently been passed. Although there has been a large amount of ...

    Authors: Hanna Zell, David Quarcoo, Cristian Scutaru, Karin Vitzthum, Stefanie Uibel, Norman Schöffel, Stefanie Mache, David A Groneberg and Michael F Spallek
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:5
  12. Although work related risk factors associated with Cardiovascular Diseases (CD) have been well researched, there is no detailed knowledge regarding disparate occupational groups each with a different risk expo...

    Authors: Danielle Hartung, Martina Stadeler, Romano Grieshaber, Sylvia Keller and Gerhard Jahreis
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:4
  13. Occupational cases with allergic reaction to fragrance substances, which refer to various chemicals providing aroma characteristics, are arising with its recent usage diversification from pharmaceutical, perfu...

    Authors: Mikiya Sato, Hajime Yoshiki, Masaki Horie and Eiji Yano
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:3
  14. Due to the great socioeconomic burden of allergic diseases, research in this field which is important for environmental medicine is currently increasing. Therefore the European Union has initiated the Global A...

    Authors: Cristian Scutaru, David Quarcoo, Mohannad Sakr, Awfa Shami, Khaled Al-Mutawakel, Karin Vitzthum, Tanja C Fischer, Torsten Zuberbier and Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:2
  15. Seafarers play an important role in the transmission of communicable diseases. The aim of the present study is to draw information and identify possible gaps on occupational health practices related to seafare...

    Authors: George Rachiotis, Varvara A Mouchtouri, Clara Schlaich, Tobias Riemer, Carmen Varela Martinez, Gordon Nichols, Christopher LR Bartlett, Jenny Kremastinou and Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:1
  16. Back pain is one of the most frequent complaints in the nursing profession. Thus, the 12-month prevalence of pain in the lumbar spine in nursing staff is as high as 76%. Only a few representative studies have ...

    Authors: Kathrin Kromark, Madeleine Dulon, Barbara-Beate Beck and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:33
  17. Although stress is known to be a common occupational health issue in the veterinary profession, few studies have investigated its broad domains or the internal validity of the survey instrument used for assess...

    Authors: Derek R Smith, Peter A Leggat, Richard Speare and Maureen Townley-Jones
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:32
  18. Although diverse definitions have been construed for burnout syndrome, most authors consider it to be a single phenomenon, the result of chronic work-related stress. However, in order to enable specific interv...

    Authors: Jesús Montero-Marín, Javier García-Campayo, Domingo Mosquera Mera and Yolanda López del Hoyo
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:31
  19. Using French cut-offs for the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), results of the TST were compared with the results of an Interferon-γ Release Assay (IGRA) in Healthcare Workers (HCW) after contact to AFB-positive TB ...

    Authors: Dominique Tripodi, Benedicte Brunet-Courtois, Virginie Nael, Marie Audrain, Edmond Chailleux, Patrick Germaud, Frederique Naudin, Jean-Yves Muller, Martine Bourrut-Lacouture, Marie-Henriette Durand-Perdriel, Claire Gordeeff, Guyonne Guillaumin, Marietherese Houdebine, Francois Raffi, David Boutoille, Charlotte Biron…
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:30
  20. Although the risk of a herpes B virus (Cercopithecine herpes virus 1) infection is low, the clinical course of the infectious disease is generally unfavourable. A high safety standard can be achieved if people...

    Authors: Thomas Remé, Klaus Dieter Jentsch, Juliane Steinmann, Stephanie Kenner, Ulrich Straile, Eberhard Buse, Andreas Sauerbrei and Franz-Josef Kaup
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:29
  21. As a consequence of the disintegration of the state systems and the expansion of the European Union, there have been marked changes in the political and social affiliations of the countries of Eastern Europe. ...

    Authors: Kathrin R von Hirschberg, Björn Kähler and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:28
  22. During transurethral endoscopic prostate and bladder operations the influence of an ergonomic redesign of the arrangement of the operation equipment - including the introduction of a video-assisted resection m...

    Authors: Alwin Luttmann, Matthias Jäger and Jürgen Sökeland
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:26
  23. While epidemiological methods have grown in sophistication during the 20th century, their application in historical occupational (and environmental) health research has also led to a corresponding growth in uncer...

    Authors: James G Heller, Philip G Thornhill and Bruce R Conard
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:23
  24. Continuous shift schedules are required in the petroleum industry because of its dependency on uninterrupted production. Although shiftwork affects health, less is known about its effects on social and domesti...

    Authors: Cathrine Haugene Ljoså and Bjørn Lau
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:22
  25. Psychotrauma occurs as a result to a traumatic event, which may involve witnessing someone's actual death or personally experiencing serious physical injury, assault, rape and sexual abuse, being held as a hos...

    Authors: Karin Vitzthum, Stefanie Mache, Ricarda Joachim, David Quarcoo and David A Groneberg
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:21
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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