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  1. 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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research

    Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) is a putative neurotransmitter of the inhibitory non-adrenergic non-cholinergic nervous system and influences the mammalian airway function in various ways. Hence known ...

    Authors: Hans D Lauenstein, David Quarcoo, Tobias Welte, Armin Braun and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:28

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  22. Content type: Research

    Problems associated with pain in several body regions due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs), repetitive movement and negative stress at work are quite common in many manufacturing industries of...

    Authors: Zenija Roja, Valdis Kalkis, Inara Roja and Henrijs Kalkis

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:25

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  23. Content type: Research

    Sleep deprivation among training physicians is of growing concern; training physicians are susceptible due to their prolonged work hours and rotating work schedules. The aim of this study was to determine the ...

    Authors: Jihane Belayachi, Oumama Benjelloun, Naoufel Madani, Khalid Abidi, Tarek Dendane, Amine Ali Zeggwagh and Redouane Abouqal

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:24

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  24. Content type: Methodology

    A recent study demonstrates that inhalation of airborne particulate from Mount Etna eruptions may induce fibrotic lung disease. The occupational exposure of construction workers from the Etna area, who excavat...

    Authors: Caterina Ledda, Venerando Rapisarda, Massimo Bracci, Lidia Proietti, Matteo Zuccarello, Roberto Fallico, Maria Fiore and Margherita Ferrante

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:23

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  25. Content type: Research

    2,5-hexanedione (2,5-HD) is the main neurotoxic metabolite of methyl-n-butyl ketone (MBK) and n-hexane, and known to cause polyneuropathy. The aim of our study was to compare the urinary levels of 2,5-HD betwe...

    Authors: Bodil Persson, Magnus Vrethem, Nicola Murgia, Jonas Lindh, Anna-Lena Hällsten, Mats Fredrikson and Martin Tondel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:21

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  26. Content type: Research

    Healthcare personnel (HCP) is exposed to bloodborne pathogens through occupational risk factors. The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of needlestick injuries (NSIs) before and after the int...

    Authors: Cornelia Hoffmann, Lutz Buchholz and Paul Schnitzler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:20

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  27. Content type: Research

    In 2001, the Norwegian authorities and major labour market partners signed an agreement regarding ‘inclusive working life’ (IW), whereby companies that participate are committed to reducing sickness absence. O...

    Authors: Line Foss, Hans Magne Gravseth, Petter Kristensen, Bjørgulf Claussen, Ingrid Sivesind Mehlum and Knut Skyberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:19

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Stress evaluation is a field of strong interest and challenging due to several methodological aspects in the evaluation process. The aim of this study is to propose a study protocol to test a new method (i.e.,...

    Authors: Dina Guglielmi, Silvia Simbula, Michela Vignoli, Ilaria Bruni, Marco Depolo, Roberta Bonfiglioli, Maria Carla Tabanelli and Francesco Saverio Violante

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:18

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  29. Content type: Review

    Work-related asthma (WRA) is a major cause of respiratory disease in modern societies. The diagnosis and consequently an opportunity for prevention are often missed in practice.

    Authors: Tor B Aasen, P Sherwood Burge, Paul K Henneberger, Vivi Schlünssen and Xaver Baur

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:17

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  30. Content type: Research

    Colonisation of healthcare workers (HCWs) with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains (MRSA) is a challenge for any healthcare facility. Persistent carriage of MRSA among HCWs causes special problems...

    Authors: Madeleine Dulon, Frank Haamann and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:16

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  31. Content type: Review

    The objective is to provide an evidence-based compendium of allergenic and irritant agents that are known to cause occupational asthma in order to improve diagnostics and disease management.

    Authors: Xaver Baur

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:15

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  32. Content type: Review

    Leukemia is a complex disease, which only became better understood during the last decades following the development of new laboratory techniques and diagnostic methods. Despite our improved understanding of t...

    Authors: Ioannis Polychronakis, George Dounias, Vasilios Makropoulos, Elena Riza and Athena Linos

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:14

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  33. Content type: Research

    Several studies have linked obesity to the increased likelihood of lower back pain, but there are no studies focussing on the effectiveness of a multimodal physiotherapy programme (MPP) in obese subjects who s...

    Authors: Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas and Manuel González-Sánchez

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:13

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  34. Content type: Research

    In France, pre-employment screening for tuberculosis (TB) is performed for healthcare workers (HCW). Screening is repeated when exposure to TB patients or infectious material occurs. The results of these TB sc...

    Authors: Adrien Moucaut, Albert Nienhaus, Benedicte Courtois, Virginie Nael, Claire Longuenesse, Bruno Ripault, Pierre Rucay, Stéphanie Moisan, Yves Roquelaure and Dominique Tripodi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:12

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  35. Content type: Research

    Review of other epidemiological studies reveal inconsistent results of relationships between high blood lead level and risk of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia. In this study we wanted to find if...

    Authors: Masoumeh Ghiasvand, Kamran Aghakhani, Ahmad Salimi and Ranjit Kumar

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:11

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  36. Content type: Research

    Working conditions in hospitals may endanger physicians' health and impair patient care. For this reason, an instrument was developed in the form of a questionnaire, in order to record problems in physicians' ...

    Authors: Monika Keller, Eva Bamberg, Maren Kersten and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:10

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  37. Content type: Case report

    This case series details clinical observations in 7 survivors of accidental hydrogen sulphide inhalation toxicity at a petroleum refinery in Sri Lanka. One survivor developed status epilepticus and severe neur...

    Authors: Mitrakrishnan Chrishan Shivanthan, Harshani Perera, Saroj Jayasinghe, Panduka Karunanayake, Thashi Chang, Sujatha Ruwanpathirana, Nilwala Jayasinghe, Yamini De Silva and Dinushka Jayaweerabandara

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:9

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  38. Content type: Research

    Long-term exposure to hand-held vibrating tools may cause the hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) including vibration induced white fingers and sensorineural symptoms. The aim was to study early neurosensory ef...

    Authors: Lars Gerhardsson, Lage Burstrom, Mats Hagberg, Ronnie Lundstrom and Tohr Nilsson

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

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  39. Content type: Research

    India is a thickly populated country; apart from having biodiversity among people, climate does change from place to place. Western Ghats of South India harbors variety of plantations and diverse creatures. Ag...

    Authors: Chidananda PS Rao, Parameshwar Shivappa and Veeresh R Mothi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:7

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  40. Content type: Research

    United States Army combat engineer (ENG) training is an intense 14-week course designed to introduce new recruits to basic soldiering activities, Army values and lifestyle, and engineering skills and knowledge...

    Authors: Joseph J Knapik, Bria Graham, Jacketta Cobbs, Diane Thompson, Ryan Steelman and Bruce H Jones

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:5

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  41. Content type: Research

    Occupational exposure to live meningococci can potentially cause invasive meningococcal disease in laboratory staff. While, until recently, immunization with quadrivalent polysaccharide vaccine represented one...

    Authors: Johannes Elias, Jamie Findlow, Ray Borrow, Angelika Tremmel, Matthias Frosch and Ulrich Vogel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:4

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    The students’ perception of working conditions in hospitalshasn’t been subject of research in Germany so far. However theperception plays an important role talking about the sustainability ofworking conditions...

    Authors: Jan Bauer and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013 8:3

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