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  1. Content type: Research

    Cotton dust induced respiratory disorders are dramatically increased over the globe, especially the problem is serious in developing countries. Respiratory symptoms, such as cough, phlegm, wheezing, shortness ...

    Authors: Sintayehu Daba Wami, Daniel Haile Chercos, Awrajaw Dessie, Zemichael Gizaw, Atalay Getachew, Tesfaye Hambisa, Tadese Guadu, Dawit Getachew and Bikes Destaw

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:13

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  2. Content type: Research

    Operating room personnel have the potential to be exposed to surgical smoke, the by-product of using electrocautery or laser surgical device, on a daily basis. Surgical smoke is made up of both biological by-p...

    Authors: Jennifer D. Sisler, Justine Shaffer, Jhy-Charm Soo, Ryan F. LeBouf, Martin Harper, Yong Qian and Taekhee Lee

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:12

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  3. Content type: Research

    Health care workers are at high risk for tuberculosis (TB). China, a high burden TB country, has no policy on medical surveillance for TB among healthcare workers. In this paper, we evaluate whether China’s na...

    Authors: Shiming Cheng, Deanna Tollefson, Guangxue He, Yuan Li, Hui Guo, Shua Chai, Fangfang Gao, Fei Gao, Guoxin Han, Liping Ren, Yulin Ren, Jianbo Li, Lixia Wang, Jay K. Varma, Dongmei Hu, Haiying Fan…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:11

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  4. Content type: Research

    The aims of this study was to assess exposure to hydrogen sulphide (H2S) among waste water treatment workers (WWWs), and achieve a better measure of the risks of H2S exposure than only using the eight-hour averag...

    Authors: Åse Dalseth Austigard, Kristin Svendsen and Kari K. Heldal

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:10

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  5. Content type: Research

    Overweight and cardiovascular risk factors are a common phenomenon in seafarers. According to internal observation particularly crew members from the Pacific Island State of Kiribati are exposed to a high risk...

    Authors: Birgit-Christiane Zyriax, Robert von Katzler, Bettina Jagemann, Joachim Westenhoefer, Hans-Joachim Jensen, Volker Harth and Marcus Oldenburg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:9

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  6. Content type: Research

    Asthmatics confront inconveniences in working life that make it more difficult to pursue a sustainable career, such as unemployment and work disability. Ways of dealing with these inconveniences may be career ...

    Authors: Saara Taponen, Lauri Lehtimäki, Kirsi Karvala, Ritva Luukkonen and Jukka Uitti

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:8

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  7. Content type: Research

    The Demand Control Support Questionnaire (DCSQ) is an established self-reported tool to measure a stressful work environment. Validated German and English versions are however currently missing. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Daniel Mauss, Raphael M. Herr, Töres Theorell, Peter Angerer and Jian Li

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:7

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  8. Content type: Review

    The WHO has ranked environmental hazardous exposures in the living and working environment among the top risk factors for chronic disease mortality. Worldwide, about 40 million people die each year from noncom...

    Authors: Lygia Therese Budnik, Balazs Adam, Maria Albin, Barbara Banelli, Xaver Baur, Fiorella Belpoggi, Claudia Bolognesi, Karin Broberg, Per Gustavsson, Thomas Göen, Axel Fischer, Dorota Jarosinska, Fabiana Manservisi, Richard O’Kennedy, Johan Øvrevik, Elizabet Paunovic…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:6

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  9. Content type: Research

    Inhalation exposure to fine and ultrafine particles (UFPs) has been associated with respiratory diseases. However, little is known on the quality, threshold levels and concentration of these particles causing ...

    Authors: G. Jordakieva, I. Grabovac, E. Valic, K. E. Schmidt, A. Graff, A. Schuster, K. Hoffmann-Sommergruber, C. Oberhuber, O. Scheiner, A. Goll and J. Godnic-Cvar

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:5

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  10. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to determine the physical effort and energy expenditure needed over a working period of 45–60 min, specifically for the occupational activity of cleaning. The effort was demonstrated i...

    Authors: M. J. Fröhlich, R. F. Kroidl and T. Welte

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:4

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  11. Content type: Research

    At the interface of the occupational setting and rehabilitation, normative values for functional ability are desirable and worthwhile. The Norwegian Function Assessment Scale (NFAS) is a 39 item self-report in...

    Authors: Sylvia Jankowiak, Uwe Rose and Norbert Kersten

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:3

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  12. Content type: Short report

    Recent epidemiological evidence connects ambient air pollutants to adverse neurobehavioural effects in adults. In animal models, subchronic controlled exposures to diesel exhaust (DE) have also showed evidence...

    Authors: Jason Curran, Rachel Cliff, Nadine Sinnen, Michael Koehle and Chris Carlsten

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:2

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  13. Content type: Research

    Formic acid (formate) is the main reason for toxicity and death through methanol poisoning. The simultaneous determination of methanol, ethanol, and formate in the body can help to discover the cause of death ...

    Authors: Hamideh Ghorbani, Alireza Nezami, Behjat Sheikholeslami, Arya Hedjazi and Mahnaz Ahmadimanesh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:1

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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy, but there is no gold standard for establishing the diagnosis. The ability to feel vibrations in the fingertips is dependent on the functi...

    Authors: Magnus Flondell, Birgitta Rosén, Gert Andersson, Tommy Schyman, Lars B. Dahlin and Anders Björkman

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:34

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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