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  1. Food choices on board merchant ships are limited and seafarers repeatedly described as being at high risk of developing overweight compared to the general population. Up to date, research has not distinguished...

    Authors: Felix Alexander Neumann, Lukas Belz, Dorothee Dengler, Volker Harth, Thomas von Münster, Joachim Westenhöfer, Marcus Oldenburg and Birgit-Christiane Zyriax

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:41

    Content type: Research

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  2. The immunomodulatory abnormalities of silicosis are related to the lymphocyte oxidative stress state. The potential effect of antioxidant therapy on silicosis may depend on the variation in nuclear factor eryt...

    Authors: Yingzheng Zhao, Guangcui Xu, Haibin Li, Meiyu Chang, Cheng Xiong, Yingjun Tao, Yi Guan, Yuchun Li and Sanqiao Yao

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:40

    Content type: Research

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  3. The PLR (pupillary light reflex) can be a marker for pathological medical conditions, such as neurodegenerative or mental health disorders and diseases as well as marker for physiological alterations, such as ...

    Authors: Andrea Kaifie, Martin Reugels, Thomas Kraus and Michael Kursawe

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:39

    Content type: Research

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  4. Tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. Health care workers (HCW) are at particular risk of the disease due to their constant exposure to TB patients or their specimens...

    Authors: Monika Szturmowicz, Beata Broniarek-Samson and Urszula Demkow

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:38

    Content type: Research

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  5. The project “ARMIHN” (Adaptive Resiliency Management in Port) focuses on strengthening the capability to act in a mass casualty incident (MCI) due to an outbreak of infectious diseases (MCI-ID). In addition to...

    Authors: Angelina Klein, Julian Heuser, Esther Henning, Nadine Sprössel, Ann-Christin Kordsmeyer, Marcus Oldenburg, Natascha Mojtahedzadeh, Jan Heidrich, Kristina Carolin Militzer, Lukas Belz, Thomas von Münster, Volker Harth, Lena Ehlers, Jens de Boer, Scarlett Kleine-Kampmann, Matthias Boldt…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:36

    Content type: Research

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  6. Maritime pilots often navigate ships through challenging waterways. The required 24 h standby rotation system (ROS) poses a stressful working situation. This study aims to describe the current job-related stre...

    Authors: Marcus Oldenburg, Jan Herzog, Filip Barbarewicz, Volker Harth and Hans-Joachim Jensen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:35

    Content type: Research

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  7. Hepatitis C infections (HCV) are associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to update the results of treatment with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) using a larger po...

    Authors: Claudia Westermann, Dana Wendeler and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:34

    Content type: Research

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  8. Workers of agriculture and intensive life stock farming are exposed to highly contaminated workplaces. Bioaerosol exposures are suspected to trigger respiratory health effects of the workers. So far, risk eval...

    Authors: Stefanie Klar, Dierk-Christoph Poether, Jessica Reinert, Nicole Hüttig, Gunter Linsel and Udo Jäckel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:32

    Content type: Research

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  9. Authors: Wei Liu, Jian Zheng, Xiaohu Ren, Yuxuan Xie, Dafeng Lin, Peimao Li, Yuan Lv, Maggie Pui Man Hoi, Yanfang Zhang and Jianjun Liu

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:31

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:19

  10. Household SARS-COV-2 contact constitutes a high-risk exposure for health care workers (HCWs). Cycle threshold (Ct) of reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction testing provides an estimate of COVID-19 vi...

    Authors: Ai Chien, Sandra Domeracki, Sandeep Guntur, Kristopher Taylor, Chuanyi M. Lu, Harry Lampiris and Paul D. Blanc

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:29

    Content type: Short report

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  11. Vibration white finger (VWF) is a complication from exposure to hand-arm vibrations. Poor knowledge of the pathophysiology of VWF means that making an accurate prognosis is difficult. Thus, a better understand...

    Authors: Per Vihlborg, Karim Makdoumi, Hana Gavlovská, Sverre Wikström and Pål Graff

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:27

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:30

  12. It can be suspected that work in child care facilities is associated with an elevated exposure risk towards SARS-CoV-2 infections. It is still unclear under which conditions employees in those facilities can s...

    Authors: Mathias Diebig, Susan Gritzka, Nico Dragano and Peter Angerer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:26

    Content type: Research

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  13. Outdoor workers (OW) are highly exposed to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and thus at increased risk for developing skin cancer. An essential part of an overall strategy to reduce workplace UVR-exposure to ...

    Authors: Marc Rocholl, Patricia Weinert, Stephan Bielfeldt, Sabrina Laing, Klaus Peter Wilhelm, Claas Ulrich and Swen Malte John

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:25

    Content type: Research

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  14. The workloads of emergency physicians are severe. The prevalence of burnout among emergency physicians is higher than with other physicians or compared to the general population. The analysis of heart rate var...

    Authors: Beatrice Thielmann, Robert Pohl and Irina Böckelmann

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:24

    Content type: Review

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  15. Association of physiological recovery with nutrition has scarcely been studied. We investigated whether physiological recovery during sleep relates to eating habits, i.e., eating behaviour and diet quality.

    Authors: Elina Järvelä-Reijonen, Suvi Järvinen, Leila Karhunen, Tiina Föhr, Tero Myllymäki, Essi Sairanen, Sanni Lindroos, Katri Peuhkuri, Maarit Hallikainen, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Sampsa Puttonen, Riitta Korpela, Miikka Ermes, Raimo Lappalainen, Urho M. Kujala, Marjukka Kolehmainen…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:23

    Content type: Research

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  16. The ROBoCoP project is launched within the EU COST Action CA16113 “CliniMARK” aiming to increase the number of clinically validated biomarkers and focused on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) biomar...

    Authors: I. Guseva Canu, M. Hemmendinger, J. J. Sauvain, G. Suarez, N. B. Hopf, J. A. Pralong, T. Ben Rayana, S. Besançon, K. Sakthithasan, V. Jouannique and A. Debatisse

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. COVID-19 transmission was significant amongst Qatar’s working population during the March–July 2020 outbreak. The study aimed to estimate the risk of exposure for COVID-19 across various workplace settings and...

    Authors: Mohamed Ghaith Al-Kuwari, Asma Ali Al-Nuaimi, Jazeel Abdulmajeed, Sandy Semaan, Hamad Eid Al-Romaihi, Mujeeb Chettiyam Kandy and Selvakumar Swamy

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:21

    Content type: Short report

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  18. Epidemiological studies of the association between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and paraquat (PQ) exposure have given inconsistent findings. The aim of the study was to update information on the risk of PD and mor...

    Authors: John Andrew Tomenson and Clive Campbell

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:20

    Content type: Research

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  19. Trichloroethylene (TCE) hypersensitivity syndrome (THS) is a dose-independent and potentially life-threatening disease. In this study, we sought to identify THS-related miRNAs and evaluate its potential clinic...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Jian Zheng, Xiaohu Ren, Yuxuan Xie, Dafeng Lin, Peimao Li, Yuan Lv, Maggie Pui Man Hoi, Yanfang Zhang and Jianjun Liu

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:19

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:31

  20. Despite EU regulatory standards, many workers suffer injury as a result of working with hand-held vibrating tools. Our aim of this study was to confirm whether carpenters, a highly exposed group, suffer more i...

    Authors: Eva Tekavec, Lotta Löfqvist, Anna Larsson, Karin Fisk, Jakob Riddar, Tohr Nilsson and Catarina Nordander

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:16

    Content type: Research

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  21. Treatment results achieved after fulfilling an inpatient psychosomatic rehabilitation are often not permanent. Additional participation in outpatient rehabilitation aftercare may reduce the risk of recurrent d...

    Authors: Carolin Thiel, Cynthia Richter, Franziska-Antonia Zora Samos, Marcus Heise, Thomas Frese and Thomas Fankhaenel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:15

    Content type: Research

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  22. Pesticide residues in food and environment along with airborne contaminants such as endotoxins pose health risk. Although herbicide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) has been associated with increased ris...

    Authors: Geetika Kaur, B. V. Sunil Kumar, Baljit Singh and R. S. Sethi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:14

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:17

  23. Analysis on gender related differences in occupational stress and burnout levels usually reveal higher occupational stress and burnout levels for women compared to men, especially in male-dominated working env...

    Authors: Eva Wacker, Axel Fischer and Julia Schorlemmer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. Chronic exposure to heavy metals affects various organs, among them the brain and peripheral nerves. Polyneuropathy is mainly length-dependent with predominantly sensory symptoms. There have been few studies o...

    Authors: Magdalena Koszewicz, Katarzyna Markowska, Marta Waliszewska-Prosol, Rafał Poreba, Paweł Gac, Anna Szymanska-Chabowska, Grzegorz Mazur, Malgorzata Wieczorek, Maria Ejma, Krzysztof Slotwinski and Slawomir Budrewicz

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:12

    Content type: Research

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  25. Second victims, defined as healthcare team members being traumatised by an unanticipated clinical event or outcome, are frequent in healthcare. Evidence of this phenomenon in Germany, however, is sparse. Recen...

    Authors: Reinhard Strametz, Peter Koch, Anja Vogelgesang, Amie Burbridge, Hannah Rösner, Miriam Abloescher, Wolfgang Huf, Brigitte Ettl and Matthias Raspe

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. In this study we examined to what extent members of a best-practice integrated healthcare model in Germany discussed their subjective future work ability with their general practitioner (GP); furthermore, we e...

    Authors: Anna T. Ehmann, Peter Martus, Achim Siegel and Monika A. Rieger

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:10

    Content type: Research

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  27. Mental well-being and work engagement are both desirable, positive states of mind that help employees to better function in the workplace. While occupational researchers have argued in favor of considering bot...

    Authors: Catherin Bosle, Joachim E. Fischer and Raphael M. Herr

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:9

    Content type: Research

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  28. Symmetrical dental occlusion blocking is used in dentistry as a quick diagnostic tool to test for potential influences of the craniomandibular system on body sway and weight distribution. This study presents t...

    Authors: C. Maurer-Grubinger, F. Adjami, I. Avaniadi, W. Christian, C. Doerry, V. Fay, V. Fisch, A. Gerez, J. Goecke, U. Kaya, J. Keller, D. Krüger, J. Pflaum, L. Porsch, C. Wischnewski, B. Scharnweber…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:7

    Content type: Research

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  29. Compared to the general population, physicians are more likely to experience increased burnout and lowered work-life balance. In our article, we want to analyze whether the workplace of a physician is associat...

    Authors: Felix S. Hussenoeder, Erik Bodendieck, Franziska Jung, Ines Conrad and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:5

    Content type: Research

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  30. Many workers are exposed to wood dust (WD) and formaldehyde (FA), whose carcinogenic activity is supposed to be oxidative stress-mediated. This study aims to assess to what extent the occupational exposure to ...

    Authors: Federica Ghelli, Valeria Bellisario, Giulia Squillacioti, Elena Grignani, Giacomo Garzaro, Martina Buglisi, Enrico Bergamaschi and Roberto Bono

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:4

    Content type: Research

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  31. The purposes of the study were first to determine the incidence rate of medical unfitness for work at sea among French seafarers, second to identify the conditions (diseases or accidents) causing such incapaci...

    Authors: Brice Loddé, Marie-Fleur Megard, Nicolas Le Goff, Laurent Misery, Richard Pougnet, Jean-Dominique Dewitte, David Lucas and Thierry Sauvage

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:3

    Content type: Research

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  32. In the middle of the twentieth century, the from North America sooty bark disease (SBD) of maples was first discovered in England and has spread in the last decades in Central Europe, in particular. The trigge...

    Authors: Markus Braun, Doris Klingelhöfer and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:2

    Content type: Review

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  33. Recent epidemiological studies on workers describe that exposure to pesticides can induce oxidative stress by increased production of free radicals that can accumulate in the cell and damage biological macromo...

    Authors: Caterina Ledda, Emanuele Cannizzaro, Diana Cinà, Vera Filetti, Ermanno Vitale, Gianluca Paravizzini, Concettina Di Naso, Ivo Iavicoli and Venerando Rapisarda

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2021 16:1

    Content type: Research

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  34. Until today, industrial sources contribute to the multifaceted contamination of environmental air. Exposure to air pollutants has the potential to initiate and promote asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

    Authors: Harald Lux, Xaver Baur, Lygia Therese Budnik, Astrid Heutelbeck, João Paulo Teixeira, Emeri Neumann, Diana Adliene, Judita Puišo, David Lucas, Jakob Löndahl, Athanasios Damialis, Ozlem Goksel and Hans Orru

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:38

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. It is still difficult for people with physical impairments to be and remain equally integrated into the labour market. For this reason, the question of occupational activity has explicitly been examined by the...

    Authors: Christian Sturm, Andrea Bökel, Christoph Korallus, Veronika Geng, Yorck B. Kalke, Rainer Abel, Ines Kurze and Christoph M. Gutenbrunner

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:37

    Content type: Research

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  36. The aim of this pilot study was to analyze postures during the work of neurologists with respect to their occupational activities.

    Authors: Bijanzadeh Anne, Hermanns Ingo, Ellegast Rolf, Laura Fraeulin, Holzgreve Fabian, Stefanie Mache, David A. Groneberg and Ohlendorf Daniela

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:36

    Content type: Research

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  37. The use of radiological examination is increasing worldwide. Since radiation exposure can result in many health hazards, medical professionals, as well as medical students, should possess adequate knowledge re...

    Authors: Ahmed Awadghanem, Mahmoud Sbaih, Mohammad Hasoon, Zaher Yassin, Ahmad M. Samara, Mosab Maree and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:35

    Content type: Research

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  38. Vaccination is the most effective prevention of seasonal influenza. Despite its recommendation and active promotion, vaccination coverage remains low among healthcare staff. The goal of the study was to test i...

    Authors: Michael Currat, Catherine Lazor-Blanchet and Giorgio Zanetti

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:34

    Content type: Research

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  39. Absence from work due to sickness impairs organizational productivity and performance. Even in organizations with perfect work conditions, some inevitable baseline sickness absence exists amongst working popul...

    Authors: Joachim E. Fischer, Bernd Genser, Peter Nauroth, David Litaker and Daniel Mauss

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:33

    Content type: Research

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  40. The region of La Cienega in Jalisco Mexico, is an important agricultural reference for the production of corn, sorghum and wheat, among other grains, so the use of pesticides for pest control is high. However,...

    Authors: Joel Salazar-Flores, Fermín P. Pacheco-Moisés, Genaro G. Ortiz, Juan H. Torres-Jasso, Odette Romero-Rentería, Ana L. Briones-Torres and Erandis D. Torres-Sánchez

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:32

    Content type: Research

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  41. Chlorine gas (Cl2) exposure remains a public health concern in household, occupational, and transportation accidents around the world. The death rate associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) cau...

    Authors: Yanlin Zhang, Jian Zhao, Li Guan, Lijun Mao, Shuqiang Li and Jinyuan Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:31

    Content type: Research

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