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  1. Content type: Review

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works in fragile States and in armed conflict zones. Some of them are affected by the HIV pandemic. Within the framework of its social responsibility program...

    Authors: Stéphane Du Mortier, Silas Mukangu, Charles Sagna, Laurent Nyffenegger and Sigiriya Aebischer Perone

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:28

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  2. Content type: Research

    Apprentices in human service professions are exposed to emotional and physical stresses in their workplaces. Moreover, they are in the vulnerable phase of becoming an adult. Their lifestyle and health therefor...

    Authors: Tanja Wirth, Agnessa Kozak, Grita Schedlbauer and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:26

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  3. Content type: Research

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death globally, more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVD in 2012, representing 46.2...

    Authors: Prajjwal Pyakurel, Prahlad Karki, Madhab Lamsal, Anup Ghimire and Paras Kumar Pokharel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:25

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  4. Content type: Review

    The Kinaesthetics care conception is a nursing approach for patient handling which aims to prevent work-related complaints and diseases. The evidence about the influence of Kinaesthetics on musculoskeletal dis...

    Authors: Alice Freiberg, Maria Girbig, Ulrike Euler, Julia Scharfe, Albert Nienhaus, Sonja Freitag and Andreas Seidler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:24

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Marine stings and envenomation are fairly common in Malaysia. Possible contact to various marine life occurs during diving, fishing and food handling. Even though majority of fish stings are benign, there are ...

    Authors: Terence Khai Wei Tay, Han Zhe Chan, Tunku Sara Tunku Ahmad, Kok Kheng Teh, Tze Hau Low and Nuraliza Ab Wahab

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:23

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  6. Content type: Review

    “Safety-sensitive” workers, also termed “safety-critical” workers, have been subject to fitness to work assessments due to concerns that a performance error may result in worker injury, injury to coworkers or ...

    Authors: Xiangning Fan, Charl Els, Kenneth J. Corbet and Sebastian Straube

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:22

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  7. Content type: Research

    The study analyzes health care workers’ (HCWs) occupational risk perception and compares exposure to occupational risk factors in Moroccan and French hospitals.

    Authors: Doina Ileana Giurgiu, Christine Jeoffrion, Christine Roland-Lévy, Benjamin Grasset, Brigitte Keriven Dessomme, Leila Moret, Yves Roquelaure, Alain Caubet, Christian Verger, Chakib El Houssine Laraqui, Pierre Lombrail, Christian Geraut and Dominique Tripodi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:20

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    Multiple chronic disease risks have been identified in Italian furnace workers. A range of potential toxins have been identified in foundry dust. We suggest that the heavy metal cadmium (Cd) plays an important...

    Authors: Daniel Murphy, Benjamin James and David Hutchinson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:21

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  9. Content type: Review

    Previous studies of psychosocial work factors have indicated their importance for workers’ health. However, to what extent health problems can be attributed to the nature of the work environment or other psych...

    Authors: Susel Rosário, João A. Fonseca, Albert Nienhaus and José Torres da Costa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:19

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  10. Content type: Short report

    Primary coffee processing takes place in countries where coffee is grown, and may include hand picking of coffee to remove low quality beans. Hand picking is mostly performed by women. No previous studies on d...

    Authors: Bente Elisabeth Moen, Akwilina Kayumba, Gloria Sakwari, Simon Henry David Mamuya and Magne Bråtveit

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:17

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    Pulmonary function is often affected by the inhalation of metal particles. The resulting pathology might trigger various lung diseases, e.g., parenchymal lung fibrosis and granulomatous lung disorders. We prev...

    Authors: Elizabeth Fireman, Amir Bar Shai, Yifat Alcalay, Noa Ophir, Shmuel Kivity and Vera Stejskal

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:18

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  12. Content type: Research

    Welding is a manufacturing industry where workers could be exposed to several hazards. However, there is a dearth of studies clarifying the situation in Ethiopia. The present study determined the level of awar...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse, Kassahun Bezabih, Bikes Destaw and Yalemzewod Assefa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:15

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    Unequally distributed disease burdens within populations are well-known and occur worldwide. They are depending on residents’ social status and/or ethnic background. Country-specific health care systems - espe...

    Authors: David A. Groneberg, Michael Boll and Jan Bauer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:14

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  14. Content type: Methodology

    Musculoskeletal disorders are a public health problem with significant effects on work ability. In the context of the promotion and prevention of work-related health, there is a need for valid, simple, time-sa...

    Authors: Steffi Kreuzfeld, Reingard Seibt, Mohit Kumar, Annika Rieger and Regina Stoll

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:13

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  15. Content type: Short report

    Commuting to work is thought to have a negative impact on employee health. We tested the association of work commute and different variables of health in German industrial employees.

    Authors: Daniel Mauss, Marc N. Jarczok and Joachim E. Fischer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:12

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  16. Content type: Research

    Diabetes distress is common among people with type 1 diabetes, but knowledge is scarce regarding the perceived burden of reconciling work with this disease. This cross-sectional study investigated work-related...

    Authors: Pirjo Hakkarainen, Leena Moilanen, Vilma Hänninen, Jarmo Heikkinen and Kimmo Räsänen

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

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  17. Content type: Research

    Fipronil is an insecticide that acts at the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor and glutamate-gated chloride channels in the central nervous systems of target organisms. The use of fipronil is increasing across the ...

    Authors: Kaitlin Merkowsky, Ram S. Sethi, Jatinder P. S. Gill and Baljit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:10

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  18. Content type: Research

    To determine whether the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) suggestion of a persistent increased mortality risk for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) in relation to formaldehyde (FA) exposure is robust with respect t...

    Authors: Gary M. Marsh, Peter Morfeld, Sarah D. Zimmerman, Yimeng Liu and Lauren C. Balmert

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:8

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  19. Content type: Methodology

    Different methods have attempted to obtain consensus on occupational health issues. The objective of this paper is to describe a modified three-stage Delphi process that uses a wireless audience response syste...

    Authors: Tar-Ching Aw, Tom Loney, Anza Elias, Soha Ali and Balázs Ádám

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:9

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  20. Content type: Research

    The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine if the workers of an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), which recycles scrap, had higher mortality and morbidity due to possible exposure to pollutants at w...

    Authors: Roberto Cappelletti, Marcello Ceppi, Justina Claudatus and Valerio Gennaro

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:7

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  21. Content type: Research

    Medical students undergo numerous clinical clerkships. On these occasions they are confronted with current working conditions in hospitals. Because of the many implications of the students’ perceptions of thes...

    Authors: Jan Bauer and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:5

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  22. Content type: Research

    Use of personal protective equipment is one of the important measures to safeguard workers from exposure to occupational hazards, especially in developing countries. However, there is a dearth of studies descr...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse, Temesgen Kelaye and Yalemzewod Assefa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:6

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  23. Content type: Research

    Immigrants have been contributing to the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Germany for many years. The current wave of migration of asylum seekers to Germany may increase that figure. Healthcare workers (HCW) ...

    Authors: Roland Diel, Robert Loddenkemper and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:4

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  24. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Monica Lamberti, Alfredo De Rosa, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Anna Rita Corvino, Nicola Sannolo, Stefania De Pascalis, Eliana Di Fiore, Claudia Westermann, Antonio Arnese, Gabriella Di Giuseppe, Albert Nienhaus, Antônio Paulino Ribeiro Sobrinho and Nicola Coppola

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:3

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    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:41

  25. Content type: Research

    Concerns about burnout, and its consequences, among German physicians are rising. However, data on burnout among German physicians are scarce. Also, a suspected association between burnout and German physician...

    Authors: Birte Pantenburg, Melanie Luppa, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:2

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  26. Content type: Short report

    While silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in consumer and medical products, the mechanism by which AgNPs cause pulmonary cytotoxicity is not clear. AgNP agglomerates are found in endo-lysosomal struct...

    Authors: Takamitsu Miyayama and Masato Matsuoka

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:1

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  27. Content type: Research

    Occupational skin disease caused by wet work is particularly common in employees in hairdressing salons. The objective of this paper was to determine the frequency of glove use for hair shampooing.

    Authors: Madeleine Dulon, Björn Kähler, Sandra Kirvel, Günter Schlanstedt and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:47

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  28. Content type: Research

    Alcohol or drug use and associated hangover may reduce workplace safety and productivity and also cause sickness absence. The aims of this study were to examine (i) the use of alcohol and drugs, and (ii) reduc...

    Authors: Hilde Marie Erøy Edvardsen, Inger Synnøve Moan, Asbjørg S. Christophersen and Hallvard Gjerde

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:46

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  29. Content type: Research

    Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens caused by percutaneous injuries or mucosal contamination is frequent among Healthcare Workers (HCW).

    Authors: Carlos Pérez-Diaz, Omar-Javier Calixto, Álvaro A. Faccini-Martínez, Juan S. Bravo-Ojeda, Carlos A. Botero-García, Erika Uribe-Pardo, Yesid F. Mantilla-Florez, Fabian Benitez, Ada Duran and Johana Osorio

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:45

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  30. Content type: Review

    Paracetamol is used widely in pediatrics because it has a high drug safety when used in therapeutic dosages. In case of overdose the majority of paracetamol is metabolized to N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (NAP...

    Authors: Menen E. Mund, David Quarcoo, Christoph Gyo, Dörthe Brüggmann and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:43

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    Previous publications in the field of Santa studies have not focused on health and safety issues arising from Santa’s workplace activities. However, it should be acknowledged that unique occupational hazards e...

    Authors: Sebastian Straube and Xiangning Fan

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:44

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  32. Content type: Research

    Although the prevalence of blood borne pathogens in many developing countries is high, documentation of infections due to occupational exposure is limited. Seventy percent of the world’s HIV infected populatio...

    Authors: Tolesa Bekele, Alem Gebremariam, Muhammedawel Kaso and Kemal Ahmed

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:42

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  33. Content type: Research

    The development of a vaccine against hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been a major achievement in terms of prevention of HBV infection. For the present study, we analysed the long-term immunogenicity and effectiven...

    Authors: Monica Lamberti, Alfredo De Rosa, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Anna Rita Corvino, Nicola Sannolo, Stefania De Pascalis, Eliana Di Fiore, Claudia Westermann, Antonio Arnese, Di Giuseppe Gabriella, Albert Nienhaus, Antônio Paulino Ribeiro Sobrinho and Nicola Coppola

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:41

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:3

  34. Content type: Research

    Many factors influence the return to work of workers with chronic low back pain (CLBP). They have been said to vary according to socio-professional group. This study first aimed to compare prognostic factors i...

    Authors: B. Cougot, A. Petit, C. Paget, C. Roedlich, G. Fleury-Bahi, M. Fouquet, P. Menu, C. Dubois, C. Geraut, Y. Roquelaure and D. Tripodi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:40

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  35. Content type: Research

    The present study aimed to investigate how subjective self-reported stress is associated with objective heart rate variability (HRV)-based stress and recovery on workdays. Another aim was to investigate how physi...

    Authors: Tiina Föhr, Asko Tolvanen, Tero Myllymäki, Elina Järvelä-Reijonen, Sanni Rantala, Riitta Korpela, Katri Peuhkuri, Marjukka Kolehmainen, Sampsa Puttonen, Raimo Lappalainen, Heikki Rusko and Urho M. Kujala

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:39

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  36. Content type: Research

    As a result of the various telemedicine projects in the past years a large number of studies were recently published in this field. However, a precise bibliometric analysis of telemedicine publications does no...

    Authors: David A. Groneberg, Shaghayegh Rahimian, Matthias Bundschuh, Mario Schwarzer, Alexander Gerber and Beatrix Kloft

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:38

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  37. Content type: Research

    Occupational and environmental exposure to petroleum refinery products poses a great threat to human health. This study aimed to assess the lung function and Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) among petrol...

    Authors: Sultan Ayoub Meo, Abdulrahman Hamad Alrashed, Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Almana, Yazeed Ibrahim Altheiban, Mohammed Saud Aldosari, Nawaf Faleh Almudarra and Sulaiman Ali Alwabel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:37

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  38. Content type: Research

    Demographic changes will lead to a growing demand for healthy, motivated healthcare workers (HCW) in the years ahead. Along with well-targeted prevention, knowledge of occupational health and safety and infect...

    Authors: Stefanie Schönrock, Anja Schablon, Albert Nienhaus and Claudia Peters

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:36

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  39. Content type: Research

    Environmental and health-related effects of solid waste material are considered worldwide problems. The aim of this study was to assess the volume and impact of Arab scientific output published in journals ind...

    Authors: Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Waleed M. Sweileh, Suleiman Al-Khalil, Shaher H. Zyoud, Ansam F. Sawalha and Rahmat Awang

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:35

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  40. Content type: Research

    Health care Associated Infections (HAIs) are a major public health problem in both developed and developing countries. They pose a severe impact in resource-poor settings, where the rate of infection is estima...

    Authors: Susan Mwamungule, Henry Mwelwa Chimana, Sydney Malama, Geoffrey Mainda, Geoffrey Kwenda and John Bwalya Muma

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:34

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Exposure to chemical carcinogens in rubber manufacturing remains a serious occupational health concern. Workers are exposed to these carcinogens via skin or inhalation. Rubber manufacturing work is associated ...

    Authors: Claire Powers and Heather P. Lampel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:33

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  42. Content type: Research

    Vermeulen et al. 2014 published a meta-regression analysis of three relevant epidemiological US studies (Steenland et al. 1998, Garshick et al. 2012, Silverman et al. 2012) that estimated the association betwe...

    Authors: Peter Morfeld and Michael Spallek

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:31

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  43. Content type: Research

    Health promotion at the workplace and for workers is important to promote workers’ health, improve working environments and work practices. The goal of this analysis was to provide an example of health risk as...

    Authors: Henry Aidoo, Akye Essuman, Phyllis Aidoo, Anita O. Yawson and Alfred E. Yawson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:30

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  44. Content type: Research

    Sickness absenteeism is the major occupational health problem in developing countries where the majority of working population are engaged in hazardous sectors, such as agriculture. However, there is a dearth ...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse, Kamil Ebrahim and Zemichael Gizaw

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:32

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  45. Content type: Case Report

    We present herein two cases of hard metal lung disease (HMLD) with distinct pathological findings. Both cases showed gradual improvements in pulmonary function over a period of a few years (Case 1: 30 months; ...

    Authors: Hiroya Terui, Satoshi Konno, Kichizo Kaga, Yoshihiro Matsuno, Kanako C. Hatanaka, Hiromi Kanno, Hiroshi Moriyama, Motohiro Uo and Masaharu Nishimura

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:29

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  46. Content type: Research

    Worksite health promotion programs have been identified as strongly effective in decreasing body weight and increasing awareness and change in health behavior. Aim of this study is to determine the effects of ...

    Authors: Stefanie Mache, Sarah Jensen, Stefan Linnig, Reimo Jahn, Mirco Steudtner, Elke Ochsmann and Geraldine Preuß

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:28

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  47. Content type: Research

    Fuel filling stations workers and automobile workshops mechanics are consistently exposed to gasoline hydrocarbons during their occupation, this may cause DNA damage. Objective of this study was to evaluate th...

    Authors: Muhammad Khisroon, Aisha Gul, Ajmal Khan, Naheed Ali, Farah Zaidi, Syed Basit Rasheed, Ahmadullah and Huma Akbar

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:27

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  48. Content type: Case report

    Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (MEKP) is a highly toxic clear liquid used as a solvent. It is a strong oxidizing agent and a corrosive. Acute and chronic toxicity can occur as an occupational hazard. Ingestion i...

    Authors: Isurujith K. Liyanage, Mitrakrishnan R. Navinan, A C A Pathirana, H R I S Herath, Jevon Yudhishdran, Nilesh Fernandopulle and Aruna Kulatunga

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:26

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