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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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