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  1. Back pain is one of the most frequent complaints in the nursing profession. Thus, the 12-month prevalence of pain in the lumbar spine in nursing staff is as high as 76%. Only a few representative studies have ...

    Authors: Kathrin Kromark, Madeleine Dulon, Barbara-Beate Beck and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:33
  2. Although stress is known to be a common occupational health issue in the veterinary profession, few studies have investigated its broad domains or the internal validity of the survey instrument used for assess...

    Authors: Derek R Smith, Peter A Leggat, Richard Speare and Maureen Townley-Jones
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:32
  3. Although diverse definitions have been construed for burnout syndrome, most authors consider it to be a single phenomenon, the result of chronic work-related stress. However, in order to enable specific interv...

    Authors: Jesús Montero-Marín, Javier García-Campayo, Domingo Mosquera Mera and Yolanda López del Hoyo
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:31
  4. Using French cut-offs for the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), results of the TST were compared with the results of an Interferon-γ Release Assay (IGRA) in Healthcare Workers (HCW) after contact to AFB-positive TB ...

    Authors: Dominique Tripodi, Benedicte Brunet-Courtois, Virginie Nael, Marie Audrain, Edmond Chailleux, Patrick Germaud, Frederique Naudin, Jean-Yves Muller, Martine Bourrut-Lacouture, Marie-Henriette Durand-Perdriel, Claire Gordeeff, Guyonne Guillaumin, Marietherese Houdebine, Francois Raffi, David Boutoille, Charlotte Biron…
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:30
  5. Although the risk of a herpes B virus (Cercopithecine herpes virus 1) infection is low, the clinical course of the infectious disease is generally unfavourable. A high safety standard can be achieved if people...

    Authors: Thomas Remé, Klaus Dieter Jentsch, Juliane Steinmann, Stephanie Kenner, Ulrich Straile, Eberhard Buse, Andreas Sauerbrei and Franz-Josef Kaup
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:29
  6. As a consequence of the disintegration of the state systems and the expansion of the European Union, there have been marked changes in the political and social affiliations of the countries of Eastern Europe. ...

    Authors: Kathrin R von Hirschberg, Björn Kähler and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:28
  7. During transurethral endoscopic prostate and bladder operations the influence of an ergonomic redesign of the arrangement of the operation equipment - including the introduction of a video-assisted resection m...

    Authors: Alwin Luttmann, Matthias Jäger and Jürgen Sökeland
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:26
  8. While epidemiological methods have grown in sophistication during the 20th century, their application in historical occupational (and environmental) health research has also led to a corresponding growth in uncer...

    Authors: James G Heller, Philip G Thornhill and Bruce R Conard
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:23
  9. Continuous shift schedules are required in the petroleum industry because of its dependency on uninterrupted production. Although shiftwork affects health, less is known about its effects on social and domesti...

    Authors: Cathrine Haugene Ljoså and Bjørn Lau
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:22
  10. Psychotrauma occurs as a result to a traumatic event, which may involve witnessing someone's actual death or personally experiencing serious physical injury, assault, rape and sexual abuse, being held as a hos...

    Authors: Karin Vitzthum, Stefanie Mache, Ricarda Joachim, David Quarcoo and David A Groneberg
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:21
  11. To study the association of workplaces and recent onset latent tuberculosis (LTB) in health care workers (HCW).

    Authors: Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Naesinee Chaiear, Kanlayanee Sawanyawisuth, Panita Limpawattana, Janpen Bourpoern, Wipa Reechaipichitkul and Ken Takahashi
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:20
  12. The Mexico City Metropolitan Area is densely populated, and toxic air pollutants are generated and concentrated at a higher rate because of its geographic characteristics. It is well known that exposure to par...

    Authors: Martha Patricia Sierra-Vargas, Alberto Martin Guzman-Grenfell, Salvador Blanco-Jimenez, Jose David Sepulveda-Sanchez, Rosa Maria Bernabe-Cabanillas, Beatriz Cardenas-Gonzalez, Guillermo Ceballos and Juan Jose Hicks
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:17
  13. Benchmarking systems are important features for the implementation of efficacy in basic and applied sciences. These systems are urgently needed for many fields of science since there is an imbalance present be...

    Authors: Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft, Tanja C Fischer, David Quarcoo and Cristian Scutaru
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:16
  14. This article reviews the biological and occupational medicine literature related to H5N1 pandemic influenza and its impact on infection control, cost and business continuity in settings outside the health care...

    Authors: W Shane Journeay and Matthew D Burnstein
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:15
  15. Accuracy in the clinical diagnosis of asbestosis has significant implications for the future health of affected patients as well as serious medicolegal implications for both patients and asbestos-associated in...

    Authors: Kelly N Mizell, Christopher G Morris and J Elliot Carter
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:14
  16. The Canadian poultry production industry contributes nearly $10 billion to the Canadian economy and employs nearly 50,000 workers. However, modern poultry facilities are highly contaminated with airborne dust....

    Authors: Natasha Just, Caroline Duchaine and Baljit Singh
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:13
  17. The increasing economic pressure characterizes the current situation in health care and the need to justify medical decisions and organizational processes due to limited financial resources is omnipresent. Phy...

    Authors: Stefanie Mache and David A Groneberg
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:12
  18. Smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) accounts for a considerable proportion of TB transmission, which especially endangers health care workers (HCW). Novel Mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific interferon-...

    Authors: Felix C Ringshausen, Stephan Schlösser, Albert Nienhaus, Anja Schablon, Gerhard Schultze-Werninghaus and Gernot Rohde
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:11
  19. Many people spend considerable amount of time each day in equine stable environments either as employees in the care and training of horses or in leisure activity. However, there are few studies available on h...

    Authors: Lena Elfman, Miia Riihimäki, John Pringle and Robert Wålinder
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:10
  20. Exposure to cooking fumes may have different deleterious effects on the respiratory system. The aim of this study was to look at possible effects from inhalation of cooking fumes on pulmonary function.

    Authors: Sindre Svedahl, Kristin Svendsen, Torgunn Qvenild, Ann Kristin Sjaastad and Bjørn Hilt
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:9
  21. Neurotrophin 3 (NT-3) is a member of the neurotrophin family, a group of related proteins that are known to regulate neuro-immune interactions in allergic diseases. Their cellular sources and role in the recru...

    Authors: David Quarcoo, Tanja C Fischer, Nora Peckenschneider, David A Groneberg and Pia Welker
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:8
  22. Light is one of the most important factors in our interaction with the environment; it is indispensable to visual function and neuroendocrine regulation, and is essential to our emotional perception and evalua...

    Authors: Ilaria Morghen, Maria Cristina Turola, Elena Forini, Piero Di Pasquale, Paolo Zanatta and Teresa Matarazzo
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:6
  23. Asbestos has been reported to cause pulmonary fibrosis, and its use has been banned all over the world. The related industries are facing an urgent need to develop a safer fibrous substance. Rock wool (RW), a ...

    Authors: Yuichiro Kudo, Makoto Kotani, Masayuki Tomita and Yoshiharu Aizawa
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:5
  24. In this cross-sectional study the association between psychosocial stress, demoralization and the consumption of psychotropic substances in veterinarians was examined using data from a sample of 1,060 subjects...

    Authors: Melanie Harling, Petra Strehmel, Anja Schablon and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:4
  25. Little is known about the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI) in health care workers (HCW) in low-incidence countries especially in hospitals for pulmonary diseases. With Interferon-gamma relea...

    Authors: Anja Schablon, Gudrun Beckmann, Melanie Harling, Roland Diel and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:1
  26. There are several ways to conduct a job task analysis in medical work environments including pencil-paper observations, interviews and questionnaires. However these methods implicate bias problems such as high...

    Authors: Stefanie Mache, Cristian Scutaru, Karin Vitzthum, Alexander Gerber, David Quarcoo, Tobias Welte, Torsten T Bauer, Michael Spallek, Andreas Seidler, Albert Nienhaus, Burghard F Klapp and David A Groneberg
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:35
  27. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of oxaliplatin ± gemcitabine in patients with diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) pretreated with pemetrexed.

    Authors: Athanasios Xanthopoulos, Torsten T Bauer, Torsten G Blum, Jens Kollmeier, Nicolas Schönfeld and Monika Serke
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:34
  28. Firefighters who are facing fires, are frequently exposed to hazardous materials including carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen chloride, benzene, sulphur dioxide, etc. This study aimed to evaluate some...

    Authors: Abdulrahman L Al-Malki, Ameen M Rezq and Mohamed H Al-Saedy
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:33
  29. Burnout syndrome is a psychological situation induced with working, especially in high-risk parts of the hospitals that affects the physical and mental conditions of the staff. The aim is to identify the chara...

    Authors: Betul Gulalp, Ozgur Karcioglu, Azade Sari and Zikret Koseoglu
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:32
  30. Electrocautery, laser tissue ablation, and ultrasonic scalpel tissue dissection all generate a 'surgical smoke' containing ultrafine (<100 nm) and accumulation mode particles (< 1 μm). Epidemiological and toxi...

    Authors: Irene Brüske-Hohlfeld, Gerhard Preissler, Karl-Walter Jauch, Mike Pitz, Dennis Nowak, Annette Peters and H-Erich Wichmann
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:31
  31. Lead exposure is common in automobile battery manufacture and repair, radiator repair, secondary smelters and welding units. Urinary Aminolevulinic acid has validity as a surrogate measure of blood lead level ...

    Authors: Kemal Ahmed, Gonfa Ayana and Ephrem Engidawork
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:30
  32. Isocyanates are extensively used in the manufacture of polyurethane foams, plastics, coatings or adhesives. They are a major cause of occupational asthma in a proportion of exposed workers. Recent findings in ...

    Authors: Ervin Ç Mingomataj, Enkelejda Gjata, Fatmira Xhixha and Entela Hyso
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:29
  33. To examine the effects of short duration stress management training (SMT) on self-perceived depression, anxiety and stress in male automotive assembly workers, 118 male automotive workers from Pekan, Pahang (n...

    Authors: BA Edimansyah, BN Rusli and L Naing
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:28
  34. Multiple myeloma has been linked to farming for over thirty years. However, there is little clarity about the magnitude of the risk, nor about the specific agricultural exposures which contribute to the risk.

    Authors: Carla Perrotta, Anthony Staines and Pierlugi Cocco
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:27
  35. Swine barn air contains endotoxin and many other noxious agents. Single or multiple exposures to pig barn air induces lung inflammation and loss of lung function. However, we do not know the effect of exposure...

    Authors: Chandrashekhar Charavaryamath, Taryn Keet, Gurpreet K Aulakh, Hugh GG Townsend and Baljit Singh
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:24
  36. Lead poisoning is a common occupational health hazard in developing countries and many misdiagnoses and malpractices may occur due to unawareness of lead poisoning symptoms.

    Authors: S Mohammadi, AH Mehrparvar and M Aghilinejad
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:23
  37. The mining industry has one of the highest occupational rates of serious injury and fatality. Mine staff involved with rescue operations are often required to respond to physically challenging situations. This...

    Authors: Ian B Stewart, Michael D McDonald, Andrew P Hunt and Tony W Parker
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:22
  38. The objective of the study was to investigate the physiological responses of construction workers labouring in thermally stressful environments in the UAE using Thermal Work Limit (TWL) as a method of environm...

    Authors: Graham P Bates and John Schneider
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:21
  39. Asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening (DPT), or extensive fibrosis of the visceral pleura secondary to asbestos exposure, is increasingly common due to the large number of workers previously exposed to a...

    Authors: Susan E Miles, Alessandra Sandrini, Anthony R Johnson and Deborah H Yates
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:20
  40. The 'False Consensus Effect' (FCE), by which people perceive their own actions as relatively common behaviour, might be exploited to gauge whether a person engages in controversial behaviour, such as performan...

    Authors: Andrea Petróczi, Jason Mazanov, Tamás Nepusz, Susan H Backhouse and Declan P Naughton
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2008 3:19