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  1. Content type: Methodology

    Medical doctors are essential for the German public and occupational health system. They ensure the productivity of German society by enabling people to regain and recover their health. That is why the physici...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Mario Schwarzer, Julia Rey, Ingo Hermanns, Albert Nienhaus, Rolf Ellegast, Dirk Ditchen, Stefanie Mache and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:1

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  2. Content type: Short report

    Occupational and environmental exposure to inorganic arsenic leads to development of cancer and represents a significant health hazard in more than 70 countries. The underlying mechanism for arsenic-induced ca...

    Authors: Guangming Lu, Huiwen Xu, De Chang, Zhenglai Wu, Xiaoyuan Yao, Shiying Zhang, Zhenlong Li, Jieben Bai, Qing Cai and Wen Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:42

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  3. Content type: Case report

    We present a case report of an auxiliary nurse who developed an adenoid cystic carcinoma in her left maxillary sinus following occupational exposure to formaldehyde in the operating theatre. Currently, the epi...

    Authors: Anniken Sandvik, Tor Audun Klingen and Sverre Langård

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:43

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  4. Content type: Research

    With the increasing number of female medical students physicians’ need for work-life balanced hospital jobs rises at all career stages. The Working Time Act (Arbeitszeitgesetz, ArbZG), an implementation of the...

    Authors: Astrid Richter, Petya Kostova, Volker Harth and Ralf Wegner

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:41

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  5. Content type: Research

    Physiotherapists are exposed to diverse occupational demands. Until now, little has been known about the interaction between occupational stress and the job satisfaction of physiotherapists. This paper aims to...

    Authors: Birte Brattig, Anja Schablon, Albert Nienhaus and Claudia Peters

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:36

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  6. Content type: Case report

    An 81-year-old woman was dying from histologically confirmed pulmonary fibrosis without having had any asbestos exposure in the workplace. The lung dust fibre analysis showed significantly increased “asbestos ...

    Authors: Joachim Schneider, Bernd Brückel, Ludger Fink and Hans-Joachim Woitowitz

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:39

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  7. Content type: Research

    Exposure to hand-held vibrating tools may cause the hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). The aim was to study the test-retest reliability of hand and muscle strength tests, and tests for the determination of th...

    Authors: Lars Gerhardsson, Lennart Gillström and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:38

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  8. Content type: Research

    The Services Sector, as defined by the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), is comprised of a diverse industry mix and its workers face a variety of occupational exposures and hazards. The objective o...

    Authors: Naomi J Anderson, David K Bonauto and Darrin Adams

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:37

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  9. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to examine occupational accidents reported from non-passenger merchant ships registered in the Danish International Ship Register in 2010-2012, with a focus on analysing nationality di...

    Authors: Balázs Ádám, Hanna Barbara Rasmussen, Randi Nørgaard Fløe Pedersen and Jørgen Riis Jepsen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:35

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  10. Content type: Research

    The risk of tuberculosis (TB) in healthcare personnel (HCP) is related to its incidence in the general population. Healthcare students involved in clinical training could be exposed to occupational risks simil...

    Authors: Monica Lamberti, Mariarosaria Muoio, Maria Grazia Lourdes Monaco, Rossella Uccello, Nicola Sannolo, Gennaro Mazzarella, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Anonio Arnese, Giuseppe La Cerra and Nicola Coppola

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:34

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  11. Content type: Research

    Fumigation of freight containers to prevent spread of pests and off-gassing of freight are sources of volatile chemicals that may constitute significant health risks when released. The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Randi Nørgaard Fløe Pedersen, Jørgen Riis Jepsen and Balázs Ádám

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:33

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  12. Content type: Research

    Work-related musculoskeletal pain- particularly back pain - is an important individual and socioeconomic problem. The Back College for the insurance holders of the Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance ...

    Authors: Peter Koch, Aki Pietsch, Melanie Harling, Susanne Behl-Schön and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:32

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  13. Content type: Research

    Until now there has been a lack of effective screening instruments for health care workers at risk. To counteract the forecast shortage for health care workers, the offer of early interventions to maintain the...

    Authors: Melanie Harling, Anja Schablon, Claudia Peters and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:30

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  14. Content type: Research

    Occupational skin diseases are among the most prevalent work-related diseases. The Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ-2002) is a useful standardized epidemiological tool which enables screening of oc...

    Authors: Maria Girbig, Lene Seidler, Janice Hegewald, Christian Apfelbacher, Andreas Seidler, Stefanie Deckert, Karsten Rossa, Jake Butler, Mari-Ann Flyvholm and Jochen Schmitt

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:29

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  15. Content type: Research

    Many epidemiological studies point to an increased risk of breast cancer among female airline cabin crew. Possible causes include occupational factors (e.g. cosmic radiation exposure, chronodisruption), as wel...

    Authors: Mareen Winter, Maria Blettner and Hajo Zeeb

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:27

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  16. Content type: Research

    Although a combined Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)/meningococcal capsular group C (MenC) conjugate vaccine with a tetanus toxoid carrier protein (Hib/MenC-TT) is not licensed for use in those above 2 years o...

    Authors: Jamie Findlow, Helen Findlow, Sarah Frankland, Ann Holland, Daniel Holme, Emma Newton, Jo Southern, Pauline Waight, Ed Kaczmarski, Elizabeth Miller and Ray Borrow

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:26

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  17. Content type: Research

    Chronic painful conditions have an important influence on the ability to work. Work-related outcomes, however, are not commonly reported in publications on trials investigating the treatment of chronic painful...

    Authors: Ingmar Wolf, Tim Friede, Ernst Hallier and Sebastian Straube

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:25

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  18. Content type: Research

    Healthcare workers (HCWs) are exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and therefore are screened for tuberculosis (TB). Results of TB screenings with the Interferon-γ Release Assay (IGRA) in a French psych...

    Authors: Albert Nienhaus, Paul-Kenneth Gariepy, Catherine Trouve, Christiane Lhaumet, Jean Toureau and Claudia Peters

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:24

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  19. Content type: Research

    The level of mental demands in the workplace is rising. The present study investigated whether and how mental demands at work are associated with cognitive functioning in the general population.

    Authors: Francisca S Then, Tobias Luck, Melanie Luppa, Katrin Arélin, Matthias L Schroeter, Christoph Engel, Markus Löffler, Joachim Thiery, Arno Villringer and Steffi G Riedel-Heller

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:23

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  20. Content type: Commentary

    In 2004, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reclassified formaldehyde (FA) from a probable (Group 2A) to a known human carcinogen (Group 1) citing results for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) mo...

    Authors: Gary M Marsh, Peter Morfeld, James J Collins and James Morel Symons

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:22

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  21. Content type: Research

    Isocyanates are among the most common causes of occupational asthma (OA) in Switzerland. Patients with OA have been shown to have unfavourable medical, socioeconomic and psychological outcomes. We investigated...

    Authors: Martin Rüegger, Doreen Droste, Markus Hofmann, Marcel Jost and David Miedinger

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:21

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  22. Content type: Short report

    Snakebite is a global health problem associated with high morbidity and mortality. In Sri Lanka, snakebite is mainly an occupational health hazard associated with farming. Understanding awareness and perceptio...

    Authors: Anjana Silva, Faiz Marikar, Arumugam Murugananthan and Suneth Agampodi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:20

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  23. Content type: Research

    On merchant ships, the medical treatment including emergency interventions on the high seas are carried out by nautical officers who have to pass a forty hours medical refresher course every five years in orde...

    Authors: Marcus Oldenburg, Jan Rieger, Christoph Sevenich and Volker Harth

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:19

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  24. Content type: Research

    To determine the prevalence of asbestos-related changes on chest X-ray (CXR) and low-dose multidetector-row CT (MDCT) of the thorax in a cohort of formerly asbestos-exposed power industry workers and to assess...

    Authors: Christian Eisenhawer, Michael K Felten, Miriam Tamm, Marco Das and Thomas Kraus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:18

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  25. Content type: Research

    A leading contributing factor to firefighter injury and death is lack of fitness. Therefore, the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) was established that includes a focus on p...

    Authors: Rachel E Klaren, Gavin P Horn, Bo Fernhall and Robert W Motl

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:17

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  26. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and body composition are associated with heart rate variability (HRV)-based indicators of stress and re...

    Authors: Tiina Teisala, Sara Mutikainen, Asko Tolvanen, Mirva Rottensteiner, Tuija Leskinen, Jaakko Kaprio, Marjukka Kolehmainen, Heikki Rusko and Urho M Kujala

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:16

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  27. Content type: Research

    Radiographers report many unexplained work related symptoms attributed to “darkroom disease symptoms” such as headache, skin rash, mouth sores, blurred vision, palpitation, and chemical taste. The aim of the p...

    Authors: Hamzeh Al Zabadi and Yaser Nazzal

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:15

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  28. Content type: Research

    Low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDSCT) in comparison to conventional chest X-ray proved to be a highly sensitive method of diagnosing early stage lung cancer. However, centrally located early stage lung t...

    Authors: Michael K Felten, Lars Knoll, Christian Schikowsky, Marco Das, Christian Feldhaus, Kurt G Hering, Alfred Böcking and Thomas Kraus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:14

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  29. Content type: Research

    Chronic particulate matter (PM) exposure is correlated to various health effects, even at low amounts. WHO has defined PM concentration limits as daily and annual mean values which were made legally binding in...

    Authors: Alexander Gerber, Julia Bohn, David A Groneberg, Johannes Schulze and Matthias Bundschuh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:13

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  30. Content type: Research

    No study has been carried out to assess the blood lead levels of workers or the contribution of common workplace practices to lead exposure in Ethiopia. This study was carried out to assess the blood lead leve...

    Authors: Higemengist A Gebrie, Dejene A Tessema and Argaw Ambelu

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:12

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  31. Content type: Research

    Iron is essential not only for erythropoisis but also for several bioenergetics’ processes in myocardium. Hepcidin is a well-known regulator of iron homeostasis. Recently, researchers identified low hepcidin w...

    Authors: Yao-Peng Hsieh, Ching-Hui Huang, Chia-Ying Lee, Ching-Yuang Lin and Chia-Chu Chang

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:11

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  32. Content type: Research

    To analyze the association between psychosocial working conditions and burnout and its core component emotional exhaustion, a systematic literature review was undertaken including cohort studies, case–control ...

    Authors: Andreas Seidler, Marleen Thinschmidt, Stefanie Deckert, Francisca Then, Janice Hegewald, Karen Nieuwenhuijsen and Steffi G Riedel-Heller

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:10

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  33. Content type: Research

    Working under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol may affect safety and job performance. However, the size of this possible problem among health professionals (HPs) is unknown. The aim of this study was thre...

    Authors: Hilde Marie Erøy Edvardsen, Ritva Karinen, Inger Synnøve Moan, Elisabeth Leere Øiestad, Asbjørg Solberg Christophersen and Hallvard Gjerde

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:8

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  34. Content type: Review

    Prolonged exposure to hand-held vibrating tools may cause a hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), sometimes with individual susceptibility. The neurological symptoms seen in HAVS are similar to symptoms seen in ...

    Authors: Lars B Dahlin, Helena Sandén, Erik Dahlin, Malin Zimmerman, Niels Thomsen and Anders Björkman

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:7

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  35. Content type: Review

    In the last 30 years, diesel engines have made rapid progress to increased efficiency, environmental protection and comfort for both light- and heavy-duty applications. The technical developments include all i...

    Authors: Michael Fiebig, Andreas Wiartalla, Bastian Holderbaum and Sebastian Kiesow

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:6

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  36. Content type: Research

    Work in dialysis facilities involves long term contact with chronically ill patients. International comparisons make it clear that dialysis work is being concentrated, staff is being reduced and more patients ...

    Authors: Maren Kersten, Agnessa Kozak, Dana Wendeler, Lara Paderow, Matthias Nübling and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:4

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  37. Content type: Research

    Literature abounds linking one’s job to certain unpalatable health outcomes. Since exposures to hazardous conditions in industrial environments often results in sundry health effects among workers, we embarked...

    Authors: Tobias I Ndubuisi Ezejiofor, Anthonet N Ezejiofor, Orish E Orisakwe, Hariet C Nwigwe, Ferdinand OU Osuala and Moses OE Iwuala

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:3

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  38. Content type: Research

    Physiotherapists are a professional group with a high rate of attrition and at high risk of musculoskeletal disorders. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the physical activity levels and health-r...

    Authors: Steven M McPhail and Monique C Waite

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:1

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    Only few studies deal with the workload of physical therapists and the health consequences, although this occupational group is quite important for the health care system in many industrialized countries (e.g....

    Authors: Maria Girbig, Stefanie Deckert, Christian Kopkow, Ute Latza, Madeleine Dulon, Albert Nienhaus, David Groneberg and Andreas Seidler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:34

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  40. Content type: Research

    A prospective study of a cohort of nursing staff from nursing homes was undertaken to validate the Nurse-Work Instability Scale (Nurse-WIS). Baseline investigation data was used to test reliability, construct ...

    Authors: Melanie Harling, Anja Schablon and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:33

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  41. Content type: Review

    Nanoparticles (particles sized between 1 and 100 nanometers) are more and more used in all fields of science and medicine for their physicochemical properties. As gold has traditionally been considered as chem...

    Authors: Alexander Gerber, Matthias Bundschuh, Doris Klingelhofer and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:32

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    In order to avoid proliferation of microorganisms, cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation in health centres is of utmost importance hence reducing exposure of workers to biological agents and of clients that...

    Authors: M Angel González Jara, Alfonso Mora Hidalgo, J Carlos Avalos Gulin, Marcos López Albiach, Laura Muñoz Ortiz, Pere Torán Monserrat and Xavier Esteva Ollé

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:31

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  43. Content type: Methodology

    Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT)s are suspected to induce pulmonary and pleural cancers due to their asbestos-like configurations. Therefore, accurate measurement of inhaled nanotubes in target organs is ...

    Authors: Makoto Ohnishi, Hirofumi Yajima, Tatsuya Kasai, Yumi Umeda, Masahiro Yamamoto, Seigo Yamamoto, Hirokazu Okuda, Masaaki Suzuki, Tomoshi Nishizawa and Shoji Fukushima

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:30

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  44. Content type: Research

    Tobacco is a leading environmental factor in the initiation of respiratory diseases and causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS) family members are involved ...

    Authors: Jochen Springer, Frank R Scholz, Christian Peiser, Q Thai Dinh, Axel Fischer, David Quarcoo and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:29

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