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  1. Content type: Research

    Despite the particular demands inherent to offshore work, little is known about the working conditions of employees in the German offshore wind industry. To date, neither offshore employees’ job demands and re...

    Authors: Janika Mette, Marcial Velasco Garrido, Volker Harth, Alexandra M. Preisser and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:35

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  2. Content type: Case report

    In most reported cases of lung trauma with water proofing products, volatile organic compounds (VOC) have a prominent role. Here we report on a case involving ten workers exposed to a sprayed product containin...

    Authors: Paul T. J. Scheepers, Lucie Masen-Poos, Frits G. B. G. J. van Rooy, Arné Oerlemans, Eline van Daalen, Robbert Cremers, Hera Lichtenbeld, Bonne Biesma, Jorid B. Sørli, Ismo K. Koponen, Søren Thor Larsen, Peder Wolkoff and Asger W. Nørgaard

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:33

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  3. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer is the most frequent localization of malignant process in American women and women of European countries. To date it is not possible to control the morbidity growth due to lack of effective ways ...

    Authors: А. Romaniuk, M. Lyndin, V. Sikora, Y. Lyndina, S. Romaniuk and K. Sikora

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:32

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  4. Content type: Research

    Occupational exposure is known to play a role in the aetiology of lymphomas. The aim of the present work was to explore the occupational risk of the major B-cell lymphoma subtypes using a case–control study de...

    Authors: Giovanni Maria Ferri, Giorgina Specchia, Patrizio Mazza, Giuseppe Ingravallo, Graziana Intranuovo, Chiara Monica Guastadisegno, Maria Luisa Congedo, Gianfranco Lagioia, Maria Cristina Loparco, Annamaria Giordano, Tommasina Perrone, Francesco Guadio, Caterina Spinosa, Carla Minoia, Lucia D’Onghia, Michela Strusi…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:31

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  5. Content type: Research

    The occupation of waste-picking characterised as 3Ds – dangerous, drudgery and demanding. In this context, the study aimed to assess occupational morbidities among the waste-pickers and attempts to identify po...

    Authors: Praveen Chokhandre, Shrikant Singh and Gyan Chandra Kashyap

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:30

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  6. Content type: Hypothesis

    In 1950, landmark epidemiology studies by Wynder & Graham and Doll & Hill contributed to identifying smoking as a potent carcinogen. In 2007, IARC classified shiftwork involving circadian disruption (CD) as pr...

    Authors: Thomas C. Erren and Philip Lewis

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:29

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  7. Content type: Research

    Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem, with a large potential for primary prevention. Health utilities (HU) reflect which proportion of their expected remaining life time individuals would hyp...

    Authors: Anna Lene Seidler, Constanze Rethberg, Jochen Schmitt, Albert Nienhaus and Andreas Seidler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:28

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  8. Content type: Research

    Musculoskeletal disorders are the main complaints for visiting a physical therapist (PT) in primary health care; they have a negative effect on an individual’s quality of life and result in a major cost to soc...

    Authors: Wiebke Oswald, Nathan Hutting, Josephine A. Engels, J. Bart Staal, Maria W. G. Nijhuis-van der Sanden and Yvonne F. Heerkens

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:27

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    Preservation of museum objects with inorganic arsenic compounds and contamination of the surroundings has previously been documented. The present study addresses the exposure of museum staff by measuring arsen...

    Authors: Amanda Mithander, Thomas Göen, Gitte Felding and Peter Jacobsen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:26

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Health surveillance of formerly asbestos exposed individuals focus on early detection of asbestos related diseases, such as lung fibrosis (asbestosis), pleural plaques, mesothelioma and lung cancer in particul...

    Authors: Christian Eisenhawer, Michael K. Felten, Thomas Hager, Mikhail Gronostayskiy, Philipp Bruners, Andrea Tannapfel and Thomas Kraus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:25

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  11. Content type: Research

    Psychosocial risks are now widely recognised as one of the biggest challenges for occupational safety and health (OSH) and a major public health concern. The aim of this paper is to investigate the Portuguese ...

    Authors: Susel Rosário, Luís F. Azevedo, João A. Fonseca, Albert Nienhaus, Matthias Nübling and José Torres da Costa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:24

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  12. Content type: Research

    No etiological prediction model incorporating biomarkers is available to predict bladder cancer risk associated with occupational exposure to aromatic amines.

    Authors: Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Angela Carta, Cecilia Arici, Sofia Pavanello and Stefano Porru

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:23

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  13. Content type: Research

    According to International Labor Organization (ILO), occupational accidents and work-related diseases are the causes for millions of deaths of workers every year. In addition, many millions of workers suffer n...

    Authors: Solomon Tesfa Tezera, Daniel Haile Chercos and Awrajaw Dessie

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:22

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Studies show that endangered work ability (EWA) can be maintained or restored through medical rehabilitation (MR). For patients, general practitioners (GP) represent an important point of access to MR in outpa...

    Authors: Stephan Fuchs, Katrin Parthier, Andreas Wienke, Wilfried Mau and Andreas Klement

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:21

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  15. Content type: Research

    Tobacco use is the second major cause of morbidity and the 4th most common health risk factor in the world. Medical professionals have a critical role in the process of smoking cessation both as advisers and b...

    Authors: Brankica Juranić, Željko Rakošec, Jelena Jakab, Štefica Mikšić, Suzana Vuletić, Marul Ivandić and Ivka Blažević

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:20

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  16. Content type: Methodology

    Imbalances in female career promotion are a key factor of gender disparities at the workplace. They may lead to stress and stress-related diseases including burnout, depression or cardiovascular diseases. Sinc...

    Authors: Dörthe Brüggmann and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:18

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  17. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of effort-reward imbalance (ERI) among qualified childcare workers in Germany is currently estimated at around 65%. High rates of burnout and musculoskeletal symptoms (MS) have also been reporte...

    Authors: Peter Koch, Jan Felix Kersten, Johanna Stranzinger and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:16

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  18. Content type: Research

    Drinking water contamination with hexavalent chromium [Cr (VI)] has become one of the most serious public health problems, thus the investigation of Cr (VI)-induced hepatotoxicity has attracted much attention ...

    Authors: Xiali Zhong, Ming Zeng, Huanfeng Bian, Caigao Zhong and Fang Xiao

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:15

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  19. Content type: Research

    An adequate dance floor is said to prevent injuries. On the basis of scientific research, numerous recommendations regarding an adequate dance floor have been developed. Up to the present, however, studies hav...

    Authors: Eileen M. Wanke, Mike Schmidt, Doris Klingelhöfer, Jeremy Leslie-Spinks, Daniela Ohlendorf and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:14

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  20. Content type: Research

    Investigation of basic chronic inflammatory mechanisms and development of new therapeutics targeting the respiratory tract requires appropriate testing systems, including those to monitor long- persistence. Hu...

    Authors: Vanessa Neuhaus, Dirk Schaudien, Tatiana Golovina, Ulla-Angela Temann, Carolann Thompson, Torsten Lippmann, Claus Bersch, Olaf Pfennig, Danny Jonigk, Peter Braubach, Hans-Gerd Fieguth, Gregor Warnecke, Vidadi Yusibov, Katherina Sewald and Armin Braun

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:13

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  21. Content type: Research

    The tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate in foreign-born individuals has been increasing in Germany in recent years. Foreign students may be an important source of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in low-incid...

    Authors: Elia Noemi Gallegos Morales, Johannes Knierer, Anja Schablon, Albert Nienhaus and Jan Felix Kersten

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:12

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  22. Content type: Research

    In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in psychosocial workplace risk assessments in Germany. One of the questionnaires commonly employed for this purpose is the Short Questionnaire for Workpla...

    Authors: Patricia Appel, Michael Schuler, Heiner Vogel, Amina Oezelsel and Hermann Faller

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:11

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Neurotoxic envenoming following the bites of kraits (Bungarus spp.) is a common cause of death in the dry zone of Sri Lanka and elsewhere in South Asia. Most of these bites occur at night and are inflicted on peo...

    Authors: Chaturaka Rodrigo, Selvanayagam Kirushanthan and Ariaranee Gnanathasan

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:10

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  24. Content type: Research

    Organic hog barn dust (HDE) exposure induces lung inflammation and long-term decreases in lung function in agricultural workers. While concentrations of common gasses in confined animal facilities are well cha...

    Authors: David Schneberger, Jane M. DeVasure, Kristina L. Bailey, Debra J. Romberger and Todd A. Wyatt

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:9

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  25. Content type: Commentary

    A thought experiment places Henry Ford and Thomas Alva Edison in a modern regulatory environment. In a utopian occupational world devoid of night-shifts or artificial light, Ford wants to experiment with “work...

    Authors: Thomas C. Erren, David M. Shaw, Ursula Wild and J. Valérie Groß

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:8

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  26. Content type: Research

    Work injury is an important cause of morbidity and mortality, much of these work injuries burden can be found in industry required heavy manual work such as, agriculture and fishers. Hence; agriculture is cons...

    Authors: Daniel Haile Chercos and Demeke Berhanu

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:7

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  27. Content type: Research

    Experimental evidence indicates that fetal exposure to xenobiotics with the potential to interfere with the endogenous steroid hormone regulation of fetal development may reduce birth weight. However, epidemio...

    Authors: Jessica Bengtsson, Pernille Søgaard Thygesen, Linda Kaerlev, Lisbeth E. Knudsen and Jens Peter Bonde

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:6

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  28. Content type: Methodology

    Musical performance-associated musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a common health problem among professional musicians. Considering the manifold consequences arising for the musicians, they can be seen as a t...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Eileen M Wanke, Natalie Filmann, David A Groneberg and Alexander Gerber

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:5

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Protein contact dermatitis has frequently been reported in case studies (usually in cases involving contact with seafood products), but there are very few descriptive series.

    Authors: B. Loddé, P. Cros, A. M. Roguedas-Contios, R. Pougnet, D. Lucas, JD. Dewitte and L. Misery

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:4

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  30. Content type: Research

    Since many hospitals report high MRSA colonization rates among elderly patients, and because it has been shown that S. aureus colonization increases with advancing age, there are concerns about the introduction o...

    Authors: Jürgen Becker and Roland Diel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:3

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  31. Content type: Research

    According to international study results, physical therapists are afflicted with work-related musculoskeletal, psychosocial and dermal disorders as well as infections. The few existing studies in German-speaki...

    Authors: Maria Girbig, Alice Freiberg, Stefanie Deckert, Diana Druschke, Christian Kopkow, Albert Nienhaus and Andreas Seidler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:2

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  32. Content type: Research

    Currently available Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) show a considerable variability in serial testing for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).

    Authors: J. Knierer, E. N. Gallegos Morales, A. Schablon, A. Nienhaus and J. F. Kersten

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:1

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  33. Content type: Research

    Occupational exposure to crystalline silica is a well-established occupational hazard. Once in the lung, crystalline silica particles can result in the activation of alveolar macrophages (AM), potentially lead...

    Authors: Steven E. Mischler, Emanuele G. Cauda, Michelangelo Di Giuseppe, Linda J. McWilliams, Claudette St. Croix, Ming Sun, Jonathan Franks and Luis A. Ortiz

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:57

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  34. Content type: Research

    The elemental composition of bones and teeth can allow exposure to heavy metals in the environment to be estimated. The aim of this study was to determine whether impacted mandibular teeth and the surrounding ...

    Authors: Piotr Malara, Agnieszka Fischer and Beata Malara

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:56

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  35. Content type: Research

    Chemical burns caused by hydrofluoric acid (HF) frequently occur in the Western Zhejiang Province. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of HF burns within this region.

    Authors: Yuanhai Zhang, Jianfen Zhang, Xinhua Jiang, Liangfang Ni, Chunjiang Ye, Chunmao Han, Komal Sharma and Xingang Wang

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:55

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  36. Content type: Commentary

    In 2009, a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified formaldehyde as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1) and concluded that formaldehyde causes cancer of the nasopharynx (NPC) an...

    Authors: Matthias Möhner and Andrea Wendt

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:54

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  37. Content type: Research

    Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at higher risk than the general population of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Moreover, although subjects with latent TB infection (LTBI) are asymptomatic and are not infectious, t...

    Authors: Monica Lamberti, Mariarosaria Muoio, Antonio Arnese, Sharon Borrelli, Teresa Di Lorenzo, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Giuseppe Signoriello, Stefania De Pascalis, Nicola Coppola and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:53

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  38. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C infection is a global public health issue. Chronic hepatitis C infection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to describe the costs for occupationally-ca...

    Authors: Claudia Westermann, Madeleine Dulon, Dana Wendeler and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:52

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  39. Content type: Research

    Fishermen work in a physically challenging work environment. The aim of this analysis was to estimate the prevalence and predictors of musculoskeletal pain among Danish fishermen.

    Authors: Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff, Helle Østergaard and Jørgen Riis Jepsen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:51

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  40. Content type: Research

    Employees of a multi-site institution for children and adolescents started to wear moulded hearing protectors (MHPs) during working hours, as they were suffering from a high level of noise exposure. It was agr...

    Authors: Peter Koch, Johanna Stranzinger, Jan Felix Kersten and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:50

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  41. Content type: Short report

    With increases in globalization, cultural remedies from Chinese, Ayurvedic, Arab and other traditions have become more available to international consumers, offering unfamiliar “Natural Health Products” (NHP),...

    Authors: Lygia Therese Budnik, Xaver Baur, Volker Harth and Axel Hahn

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:49

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  42. Content type: Research

    Agriculture work is one of the most hazardous occupations across countries of all income groups. In Nepal, 74 % of people are working in the agricultural sector. This study aims to identify patterns and factor...

    Authors: Devendra Bhattarai, Suman Bahadur Singh, Dharanidhar Baral, Ram Bilakshan Sah, Shyam Sundar Budhathoki and Paras K. Pokharel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:48

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  43. Content type: Research

    State-certified occupational physicians who work as civil servants in the Federal Republic of Germany are key players in the German Public Health system. They control i.e. the legal compliance in occupational ...

    Authors: Christoph Gyo, Michael Boll, Dörthe Brüggmann, Doris Klingelhöfer, David Quarcoo and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:47

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  44. Content type: Research

    Composition of organic dust is very complex, involving particles of microbial, animal and plant origin. Several environmental exposure studies associate microbial cell wall agents in organic dust with various ...

    Authors: Sanja Stopinšek, Alojz Ihan, Barbara Salobir, Marjeta Terčelj and Saša Simčič

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:46

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  45. Content type: Research

    Within the construction industry the risk of lung disorders depends on the specific professions probably due to variations in the levels of dust exposure, and with dust levels depending on the work task and jo...

    Authors: Lilli Kirkeskov, Dorte Jessing Agerby Hanskov and Charlotte Brauer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:45

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  46. Content type: Short report

    Previously, we have developed and reported the method of measuring multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) in the lung from rats exposed to MWCNT intratracheally. The present research was performed to improve the...

    Authors: Makoto Ohnishi, Masaaki Suzuki, Masahiro Yamamoto, Tatsuya Kasai, Hirokazu Kano, Hideki Senoh, Ichiro Higashikubo, Akihiro Araki and Shoji Fukushima

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:44

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  47. Content type: Methodology

    Imbalances in female career promotion are believed to be strong in the field of academic science. A primary parameter to analyze gender inequalities is the gender authoring in scientific publications. Since th...

    Authors: Michael H. K. Bendels, Dörthe Brüggmann, Norman Schöffel and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:43

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