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  1. 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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  2. 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

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. Content type: Research

    Ionizing radiation causes detrimental health effects such as cancer and genetic damage. The study aim was to determine predictors for micronuclei (MN) occurrence and frequency in peripheral blood lymphocytes o...

    Authors: Sanja Terzic, Aleksandar Milovanovic, Jelena Dotlic, Boban Rakic and Milan Terzic

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:25

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  28. Content type: Research

    The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) for the assessment of depressive symptoms is well established in clinical settings. An applied version (BDI-V) was previously developed in German for use within epidemiologi...

    Authors: Uwe Rose, Stefanie March, Melanie Ebener and Jean-Baptist du Prel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:24

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  29. Content type: Research

    Diatomaceous earth (DE) is mined globally and is potentially of occupational respiratory health concern due to the high crystalline silica content in processed material. DE toxicity, in terms of variability re...

    Authors: C. Nattrass, C. J. Horwell, D. E. Damby, A. Kermanizadeh, D. M. Brown and V. Stone

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:23

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  30. Content type: Research

    Waste collection workers are exposed to several occupational stressors which may affect their quality of life. Our aim was to assess the health status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of municipal wa...

    Authors: Marcial Velasco Garrido, Cordula Bittner, Volker Harth and Alexandra Marita Preisser

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:22

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  31. Content type: Research

    Working for the UK National Health Service (NHS) requires working for organisations under financial pressures and frequent restructures, which can lead to anxiety over continuing employment and income. There a...

    Authors: Andeep Sull, Nicholas Harland and Andrew Moore

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:20

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  32. Content type: Review

    To ensure the preservation and quality of the goods, physical (i.e. radiation) or chemical pest control is needed. The dark side of such consents may bear health risks in international transport and production...

    Authors: Xaver Baur, Lygia Therese Budnik, Zhiwei Zhao, Magne Bratveit, Rune Djurhuus, Louis Verschoor, Federico Maria Rubino, Claudio Colosio and Jorgen R Jepsen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:19

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:25

  33. Content type: Research

    This article investigates the legal database and theoretical basis of workplace health promotion (WHP) in three European countries: Finland, Latvia and Lithuania, and aims to find insights into effective WHP i...

    Authors: Rasa Šidagytė, Maija Eglīte, Anne Salmi, Dovilė Šorytė, Ivars Vanadziņš, Leila Hopsu, Jaana Lerssi-Uskelin, Laima Bulotaitė, Lāsma Kozlova, Svetlana Lakiša and Sigita Vičaitė

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:18

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  34. Content type: Research

    Methanol poisoning is on the rise and has been associated with high morbidity and mortality; it has resulted in growing research in the field of toxicology. The aim of this study was to reveal underlying patte...

    Authors: Sa’ed H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi, Waleed M Sweileh, Rahmat Awang and W Stephen Waring

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:17

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  35. Content type: Research

    The examination of joint range of motion (RoM) is part of musculo-skeletal functional diagnostics, used, for example, in occupational examinations. Various examination methodologies exist that have been optimi...

    Authors: Christoph Schiefer, Thomas Kraus, Rolf P Ellegast and Elke Ochsmann

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:16

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  36. Content type: Methodology

    Repeated inhalative exposures to antigenic material from a variety of sources, mainly from moulds, thermophilic Actinomycetes, and avians, respectively, can induce immune responses with the clinical picture of ex...

    Authors: Xaver Baur, Axel Fischer and Lygia T Budnik

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:15

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  37. Content type: Research

    Aluminum is considered to be a relatively safe metal for humans. However, there are some reports that aluminum can be toxic to humans and animals. In order to estimate the toxicity of aluminum with respect to ...

    Authors: Masanori Ogawa and Fujio Kayama

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:13

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  38. Content type: Methodology

    Occupational exposure to sevoflurane has the potential to cause health damage in hospital personnel. Workplace contamination with the substance mostly is assessed by using photoacoustic infrared spectrometry w...

    Authors: Nils Kunze, Cathrin Weigel, Wolfgang Vautz, Katrin Schwerdtfeger, Melanie Jünger, Michael Quintel and Thorsten Perl

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:12

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  39. Content type: Research

    Many studies revealed toxic effects of pesticides on pesticide handlers but very fewer studies have been reported among grape garden pesticide sprayers in India. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the e...

    Authors: Avinash Shivaji Gaikwad, Panjakumar Karunamoorthy, Shridhar Jagannath Kondhalkar, Mala Ambikapathy and Ravichandran Beerappa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:11

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  40. Content type: Case report

    To determine accidental factors, clinical presentation and medical care in cases of seafarers presenting phosphine poisoning symptoms on board a bulk carrier.

    Authors: Brice Loddé, David Lucas, Jean-Marie Letort, Dominique Jegaden, Richard Pougnet and Jean-Dominique Dewitte

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

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  41. Content type: Research

    Many people suffer from complaints of the arm, neck and/or shoulder (CANS). The complaints are persistent and there is a need for intervention programs for those with longstanding CANS. Studies suggest that a ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:9

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  42. Content type: Research

    Greenhouse workers are exposed to organic dusts, and they are thereby at risk of developing airway disorders. This study aims to measure personal endotoxin exposure, assess respiratory symptoms and measure fra...

    Authors: Amare W Nigatu, Magne Bråtveit, Wakgari Deressa and Bente E Moen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:8

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  43. Content type: Research

    Some studies on the occupational health of hospital physicians have found that working conditions have different effects on physician’s well-being and health in different medical specialities. There has been n...

    Authors: Grit Tanner, Eva Bamberg, Agnessa Kozak, Maren Kersten and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:7

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Automatic fire suppression systems use hydrofluorocarbons (HF) to extinguish fires chemically. At high temperatures, HF can release hydrofluoric acid (HFA), a toxic, potentially lethal gas.

    Authors: YuJin Kim, JiYoung Shin, ShinMyung Kang, SunYoung Kyung, Jeong-Woong Park, SangPyo Lee, SangMin Lee and Sung Hwan Jeong

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:6

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  45. Content type: Research

    Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)-associated particulate matter (PM) has to be seen as an independent health hazard and needs to be discussed separately from the already well-known toxic and carcinogenic compo...

    Authors: Alexander Gerber, Alexander V Hofen-Hohloch, Johannes Schulze and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:5

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  46. Content type: Short report

    Traffic policemen are identified to be at a higher risk of exposure to air pollution and its contaminants such as lead. A study done prior to the introduction of unleaded petroleum in Sri Lanka revealed a mean...

    Authors: Benedict Samuel Sebastiampillai, Mitrakrishnan Rayno Navinan, Sahan Indeewara Talpe Guruge, Dilushi Rowena Wijayaratne, Buddini Samanthi Dissanayake, Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Sushrutha Vajira Dissanayake, Manisha Samithri Perera, Sulakshi Manurika Thelikorala, Hasith Dhanajaya Wijayasurendra, Don Lasitha Naveen Wickramaratne, Carukshi Arambepola and Ravindra Fernando

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:4

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  47. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2014).

    Authors: Axel Fischer and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:3

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  48. Content type: Review

    A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the agreement between Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and Quantiferon (QFT) in screening for tuberculosis (TB) infection among healthcare workers (HCW...

    Authors: Monica Lamberti, Rossella Uccello, Maria Grazia Lourdes Monaco, Mariarosaria Muoio, Daniela Feola, Nicola Sannolo, Albert Nienhaus and Paolo Chiodini

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:2

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