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  1. Research

    Prevalence, predictors and economic burden of morbidities among waste-pickers of Mumbai, India: a cross-sectional study

    The occupation of waste-picking characterised as 3Ds – dangerous, drudgery and demanding. In this context, the study aimed to assess occupational morbidities among the waste-pickers and attempts to identify po...

    Praveen Chokhandre, Shrikant Singh and Gyan Chandra Kashyap

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:30

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  2. Hypothesis

    Can yesterday’s smoking research inform today’s shiftwork research? Epistemological consequences for exposures and doses due to circadian disruption at and off work

    In 1950, landmark epidemiology studies by Wynder & Graham and Doll & Hill contributed to identifying smoking as a potent carcinogen. In 2007, IARC classified shiftwork involving circadian disruption (CD) as pr...

    Thomas C. Erren and Philip Lewis

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:29

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  3. Research

    Health utilities for chronic low back pain

    Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem, with a large potential for primary prevention. Health utilities (HU) reflect which proportion of their expected remaining life time individuals would hyp...

    Anna Lene Seidler, Constanze Rethberg, Jochen Schmitt, Albert Nienhaus and Andreas Seidler

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:28

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  4. Research

    Work participation of patients with musculoskeletal disorders: is this addressed in physical therapy practice?

    Musculoskeletal disorders are the main complaints for visiting a physical therapist (PT) in primary health care; they have a negative effect on an individual’s quality of life and result in a major cost to soc...

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

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:27

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  5. Short Report

    Assessment of museum staff exposure to arsenic while handling contaminated exhibits by urinalysis of arsenic species

    Preservation of museum objects with inorganic arsenic compounds and contamination of the surroundings has previously been documented. The present study addresses the exposure of museum staff by measuring arsen...

    Amanda Mithander, Thomas Göen, Gitte Felding and Peter Jacobsen

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:26

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  6. Case report

    Migrating pleural plaque in a patient with asbestos induced pleural disease: a case report

    Health surveillance of formerly asbestos exposed individuals focus on early detection of asbestos related diseases, such as lung fibrosis (asbestosis), pleural plaques, mesothelioma and lung cancer in particul...

    Christian Eisenhawer, Michael K. Felten, Thomas Hager, Mikhail Gronostayskiy, Philipp Bruners, Andrea Tannapfel and Thomas Kraus

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:25

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  7. Research

    The Portuguese long version of the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire II (COPSOQ II) – a validation study

    Psychosocial risks are now widely recognised as one of the biggest challenges for occupational safety and health (OSH) and a major public health concern. The aim of this paper is to investigate the Portuguese ...

    Susel Rosário, Luís F. Azevedo, João A. Fonseca, Albert Nienhaus, Matthias Nübling and José Torres da Costa

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:24

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  8. Research

    An etiologic prediction model incorporating biomarkers to predict the bladder cancer risk associated with occupational exposure to aromatic amines: a pilot study

    No etiological prediction model incorporating biomarkers is available to predict bladder cancer risk associated with occupational exposure to aromatic amines.

    Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Angela Carta, Cecilia Arici, Sofia Pavanello and Stefano Porru

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:23

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  9. Research

    Self-reported safety practices and associated factors among employees of Dashen brewery share company, Gondar, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    According to International Labor Organization (ILO), occupational accidents and work-related diseases are the causes for millions of deaths of workers every year. In addition, many millions of workers suffer n...

    Solomon Tesfa Tezera, Daniel Haile Chercos and Awrajaw Dessie

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:22

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Fostering needs assessment and access to medical rehabilitation for patients with chronic disease and endangered work ability: protocol of a multilevel evaluation on the effectiveness and efficacy of a CME intervention for general practitioners

    Studies show that endangered work ability (EWA) can be maintained or restored through medical rehabilitation (MR). For patients, general practitioners (GP) represent an important point of access to MR in outpa...

    Stephan Fuchs, Katrin Parthier, Andreas Wienke, Wilfried Mau and Andreas Klement

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:21

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  11. Research

    Prevalence, habits and personal attitudes towards smoking among health care professionals

    Tobacco use is the second major cause of morbidity and the 4th most common health risk factor in the world. Medical professionals have a critical role in the process of smoking cessation both as advisers and b...

    Brankica Juranić, Željko Rakošec, Jelena Jakab, Štefica Mikšić, Suzana Vuletić, Marul Ivandić and Ivka Blažević

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:20

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  12. Methodology

    An index to characterize female career promotion in academic medicine

    Imbalances in female career promotion are a key factor of gender disparities at the workplace. They may lead to stress and stress-related diseases including burnout, depression or cardiovascular diseases. Sinc...

    Dörthe Brüggmann and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:18

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  13. Research

    An evaluation of the protective role of vitamin C in reactive oxygen species-induced hepatotoxicity due to hexavalent chromium in vitro and in vivo

    Drinking water contamination with hexavalent chromium [Cr (VI)] has become one of the most serious public health problems, thus the investigation of Cr (VI)-induced hepatotoxicity has attracted much attention ...

    Xiali Zhong, Ming Zeng, Huanfeng Bian, Caigao Zhong and Fang Xiao

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:15

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  14. Research

    Work-related floors as injury hazards – a nationwide pilot project analyzing floors in theatres and education establishments in Germany

    An adequate dance floor is said to prevent injuries. On the basis of scientific research, numerous recommendations regarding an adequate dance floor have been developed. Up to the present, however, studies hav...

    Eileen M. Wanke, Mike Schmidt, Doris Klingelhöfer, Jeremy Leslie-Spinks, Daniela Ohlendorf and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:14

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  15. Research

    Assessment of long-term cultivated human precision-cut lung slices as an ex vivo system for evaluation of chronic cytotoxicity and functionality

    Investigation of basic chronic inflammatory mechanisms and development of new therapeutics targeting the respiratory tract requires appropriate testing systems, including those to monitor long- persistence. Hu...

    Vanessa Neuhaus, Dirk Schaudien, Tatiana Golovina, Ulla-Angela Temann, Carolann Thompson, Torsten Lippmann, Claus Bersch, Olaf Pfennig, Danny Jonigk, Peter Braubach, Hans-Gerd Fieguth, Gregor Warnecke, Vidadi Yusibov, Katherina Sewald and Armin Braun

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:13

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  16. Research

    Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among foreign students in Lübeck, Germany tested with QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube and QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus

    The tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate in foreign-born individuals has been increasing in Germany in recent years. Foreign students may be an important source of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in low-incid...

    Elia Noemi Gallegos Morales, Johannes Knierer, Anja Schablon, Albert Nienhaus and Jan Felix Kersten

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:12

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  17. Research

    Short Questionnaire for Workplace Analysis (KFZA): factorial validation in physicians and nurses working in hospital settings

    In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in psychosocial workplace risk assessments in Germany. One of the questionnaires commonly employed for this purpose is the Short Questionnaire for Workpla...

    Patricia Appel, Michael Schuler, Heiner Vogel, Amina Oezelsel and Hermann Faller

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:11

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  18. Short report

    Prevention of krait bites by sleeping above ground: preliminary results from an observational pilot study

    Neurotoxic envenoming following the bites of kraits (Bungarus spp.) is a common cause of death in the dry zone of Sri Lanka and elsewhere in South Asia. Most of these bites occur at night and are inflicted on peo...

    Chaturaka Rodrigo, Selvanayagam Kirushanthan and Ariaranee Gnanathasan

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:10

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  19. Research

    Effect of low-level CO2 on innate inflammatory protein response to organic dust from swine confinement barns

    Organic hog barn dust (HDE) exposure induces lung inflammation and long-term decreases in lung function in agricultural workers. While concentrations of common gasses in confined animal facilities are well cha...

    David Schneberger, Jane M. DeVasure, Kristina L. Bailey, Debra J. Romberger and Todd A. Wyatt

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:9

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  20. Commentary

    Ford and Edison in a modern regulatory environment: the first-in-human trial of night-work and artificial light

    A thought experiment places Henry Ford and Thomas Alva Edison in a modern regulatory environment. In a utopian occupational world devoid of night-shifts or artificial light, Ford wants to experiment with “work...

    Thomas C. Erren, David M. Shaw, Ursula Wild and J. Valérie Groß

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:8

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  21. Research

    Potential exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals and selected adverse pregnancy outcomes: a follow-up study of pregnant women referred for occupational counselling

    Experimental evidence indicates that fetal exposure to xenobiotics with the potential to interfere with the endogenous steroid hormone regulation of fetal development may reduce birth weight. However, epidemio...

    Jessica Bengtsson, Pernille Søgaard Thygesen, Linda Kaerlev, Lisbeth E. Knudsen and Jens Peter Bonde

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:6

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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