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  1. The prevalence of effort-reward imbalance (ERI) among qualified childcare workers in Germany is currently estimated at around 65%. High rates of burnout and musculoskeletal symptoms (MS) have also been reporte...

    Authors: Peter Koch, Jan Felix Kersten, Johanna Stranzinger and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:16

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:15

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:14

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:13

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:12

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:11

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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...

    Authors: Chaturaka Rodrigo, Selvanayagam Kirushanthan and Ariaranee Gnanathasan

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:10

    Content type: Short report

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  8. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:9

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:8

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Work injury is an important cause of morbidity and mortality, much of these work injuries burden can be found in industry required heavy manual work such as, agriculture and fishers. Hence; agriculture is cons...

    Authors: Daniel Haile Chercos and Demeke Berhanu

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:7

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:6

    Content type: Research

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  12. Musical performance-associated musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a common health problem among professional musicians. Considering the manifold consequences arising for the musicians, they can be seen as a t...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Eileen M Wanke, Natalie Filmann, David A Groneberg and Alexander Gerber

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:5

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. Protein contact dermatitis has frequently been reported in case studies (usually in cases involving contact with seafood products), but there are very few descriptive series.

    Authors: B. Loddé, P. Cros, A. M. Roguedas-Contios, R. Pougnet, D. Lucas, JD. Dewitte and L. Misery

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:4

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Since many hospitals report high MRSA colonization rates among elderly patients, and because it has been shown that S. aureus colonization increases with advancing age, there are concerns about the introduction o...

    Authors: Jürgen Becker and Roland Diel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:3

    Content type: Research

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  15. According to international study results, physical therapists are afflicted with work-related musculoskeletal, psychosocial and dermal disorders as well as infections. The few existing studies in German-speaki...

    Authors: Maria Girbig, Alice Freiberg, Stefanie Deckert, Diana Druschke, Christian Kopkow, Albert Nienhaus and Andreas Seidler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:2

    Content type: Research

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  16. Currently available Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) show a considerable variability in serial testing for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).

    Authors: J. Knierer, E. N. Gallegos Morales, A. Schablon, A. Nienhaus and J. F. Kersten

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:1

    Content type: Research

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  17. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica is a well-established occupational hazard. Once in the lung, crystalline silica particles can result in the activation of alveolar macrophages (AM), potentially lead...

    Authors: Steven E. Mischler, Emanuele G. Cauda, Michelangelo Di Giuseppe, Linda J. McWilliams, Claudette St. Croix, Ming Sun, Jonathan Franks and Luis A. Ortiz

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:57

    Content type: Research

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  18. The elemental composition of bones and teeth can allow exposure to heavy metals in the environment to be estimated. The aim of this study was to determine whether impacted mandibular teeth and the surrounding ...

    Authors: Piotr Malara, Agnieszka Fischer and Beata Malara

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:56

    Content type: Research

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  19. Chemical burns caused by hydrofluoric acid (HF) frequently occur in the Western Zhejiang Province. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of HF burns within this region.

    Authors: Yuanhai Zhang, Jianfen Zhang, Xinhua Jiang, Liangfang Ni, Chunjiang Ye, Chunmao Han, Komal Sharma and Xingang Wang

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:55

    Content type: Research

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  20. In 2009, a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified formaldehyde as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1) and concluded that formaldehyde causes cancer of the nasopharynx (NPC) an...

    Authors: Matthias Möhner and Andrea Wendt

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:54

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at higher risk than the general population of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Moreover, although subjects with latent TB infection (LTBI) are asymptomatic and are not infectious, t...

    Authors: Monica Lamberti, Mariarosaria Muoio, Antonio Arnese, Sharon Borrelli, Teresa Di Lorenzo, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Giuseppe Signoriello, Stefania De Pascalis, Nicola Coppola and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:53

    Content type: Research

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  22. Hepatitis C infection is a global public health issue. Chronic hepatitis C infection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to describe the costs for occupationally-ca...

    Authors: Claudia Westermann, Madeleine Dulon, Dana Wendeler and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:52

    Content type: Research

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  23. Fishermen work in a physically challenging work environment. The aim of this analysis was to estimate the prevalence and predictors of musculoskeletal pain among Danish fishermen.

    Authors: Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff, Helle Østergaard and Jørgen Riis Jepsen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:51

    Content type: Research

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  24. Employees of a multi-site institution for children and adolescents started to wear moulded hearing protectors (MHPs) during working hours, as they were suffering from a high level of noise exposure. It was agr...

    Authors: Peter Koch, Johanna Stranzinger, Jan Felix Kersten and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:50

    Content type: Research

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  25. With increases in globalization, cultural remedies from Chinese, Ayurvedic, Arab and other traditions have become more available to international consumers, offering unfamiliar “Natural Health Products” (NHP),...

    Authors: Lygia Therese Budnik, Xaver Baur, Volker Harth and Axel Hahn

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:49

    Content type: Short report

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  26. Agriculture work is one of the most hazardous occupations across countries of all income groups. In Nepal, 74 % of people are working in the agricultural sector. This study aims to identify patterns and factor...

    Authors: Devendra Bhattarai, Suman Bahadur Singh, Dharanidhar Baral, Ram Bilakshan Sah, Shyam Sundar Budhathoki and Paras K. Pokharel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:48

    Content type: Research

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  27. State-certified occupational physicians who work as civil servants in the Federal Republic of Germany are key players in the German Public Health system. They control i.e. the legal compliance in occupational ...

    Authors: Christoph Gyo, Michael Boll, Dörthe Brüggmann, Doris Klingelhöfer, David Quarcoo and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:47

    Content type: Research

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  28. Composition of organic dust is very complex, involving particles of microbial, animal and plant origin. Several environmental exposure studies associate microbial cell wall agents in organic dust with various ...

    Authors: Sanja Stopinšek, Alojz Ihan, Barbara Salobir, Marjeta Terčelj and Saša Simčič

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:46

    Content type: Research

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  29. Within the construction industry the risk of lung disorders depends on the specific professions probably due to variations in the levels of dust exposure, and with dust levels depending on the work task and jo...

    Authors: Lilli Kirkeskov, Dorte Jessing Agerby Hanskov and Charlotte Brauer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:45

    Content type: Research

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  30. Previously, we have developed and reported the method of measuring multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) in the lung from rats exposed to MWCNT intratracheally. The present research was performed to improve the...

    Authors: Makoto Ohnishi, Masaaki Suzuki, Masahiro Yamamoto, Tatsuya Kasai, Hirokazu Kano, Hideki Senoh, Ichiro Higashikubo, Akihiro Araki and Shoji Fukushima

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:44

    Content type: Short report

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  31. Imbalances in female career promotion are believed to be strong in the field of academic science. A primary parameter to analyze gender inequalities is the gender authoring in scientific publications. Since th...

    Authors: Michael H. K. Bendels, Dörthe Brüggmann, Norman Schöffel and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:43

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. At Holi festivals, originally celebrated in India but more recently all over the world, people throw coloured powder (Holi powder, Holi colour, Gulal powder) at each other. Adverse health effects, i.e. skin an...

    Authors: Katrin Bossmann, Sabine Bach, Conny Höflich, Kerttu Valtanen, Rita Heinze, Anett Neumann, Wolfgang Straff and Katrin Süring

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:42

    Content type: Research

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  33. Physician migration is gaining attention worldwide. Despite increasing numbers of foreign physicians in Germany, their perceptions on working in Germany remain unexplored. Within a large survey on Saxon physic...

    Authors: Birte Pantenburg, Katharina Kitze, Melanie Luppa, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:41

    Content type: Short report

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  34. A cohort study that examined iron ore mining found negative associations between cumulative working time employed underground and several outcomes, including mortality of cerebrovascular diseases. In this coho...

    Authors: Ove Björ, Håkan Jonsson, Lena Damber, Lage Burström and Tohr Nilsson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:40

    Content type: Research

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  35. Thousands of workers are engaged in textile industry worldwide. Textile industry involves the use of different kinds of dyes which are known to possess carcinogenic properties. Solvents used in these industrie...

    Authors: Zorawar Singh and Pooja Chadha

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:39

    Content type: Review

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  36. Malignant mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure has a long latency period. A ban on asbestos use may not be apparent in decreased incidence in the population until after several decades. The aim was to eval...

    Authors: Kristinn Tomasson, Gunnar Gudmundsson, Haraldur Briem and Vilhjalmur Rafnsson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:37

    Content type: Research

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  37. In this study we tested whether the seasonal variations in levels of selected biomarkers of oxidative stress in female nail technicians occupationally exposed to low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...

    Authors: Peter Grešner, Radosław Świercz, Magdalena Beata Król, Ewa Twardowska, Jolanta Gromadzińska and Wojciech Wąsowicz

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:36

    Content type: Research

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  38. Sinonasal cancers (SNCs) are rare neoplasms, accounting for about 3 % of head and neck cancers, with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (ADC) as the most common subtypes. ADCs present strong asso...

    Authors: Enzo Emanuelli, Enrico Alexandre, Diego Cazzador, Vera Comiati, Tiziana Volo, Alessia Zanon, Maria Luisa Scapellato, Mariella Carrieri, Alessandro Martini and Giuseppe Mastrangelo

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:35

    Content type: Research

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  39. Decisions on orthopedic interventions on upper body posture and its control have usually resulted from comparisons with the healthy state. Therefore, practitioners as well as scientists in human movement scien...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Christoph Mickel, Natalie Filmann, Eileen M. Wanke and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:34

    Content type: Methodology

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  40. For several years, cell-free DNA has been emerging as an important biomarker for non-invasive diagnostic in a wide range of clinical conditions and diseases. The limited information available on the genotoxic ...

    Authors: Mónica Villalba-Campos, Sandra Rocío Ramírez-Clavijo, Magda Carolina Sánchez-Corredor, Milena Rondón-Lagos, Milcíades Ibáñez-Pinilla, Ruth Marien Palma, Marcela Eugenia Varona-Uribe and Lilian Chuaire-Noack

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:33

    Content type: Research

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  41. Acetylsalicylic acid is a frequently used medication worldwide. It is not used in pediatrics due its association with Reye syndrome. However, in case of pediatric intoxication, children are more fragile to sal...

    Authors: Menen E. Mund, Christoph Gyo, Dörthe Brüggmann, David Quarcoo and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:32

    Content type: Review

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  42. Exposure to animal barn air is an occupational hazard that causes lung dysfunction in barn workers. Respiratory symptoms experienced by workers are typically associated with endotoxin and TLR4 signalling, but ...

    Authors: David Schneberger, Gurpreet Aulakh, Shankaramurthy Channabasappa and Baljit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:31

    Content type: Research

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  43. We present an unusual case of subcutaneous granulomas that also highlights the importance of assessing possible associations between exposure and symptoms early in the diagnostic approach to prevent further ad...

    Authors: Steffen Roth and Anne Kristin Møller Fell

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:30

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Healthcare workers (HCWs) represent a tuberculosis (TB) risk group for a wide range of tasks in healthcare, even in countries with low TB incidence, like Italy. Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) screening p...

    Authors: Raffaela Olivieri, Sara Scarnera, Annalisa Ciabattini, Giulia De Vuono, Pietro Manzi, Gianni Pozzi, Giuseppe Battista and Donata Medaglini

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:29

    Content type: Research

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  45. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works in fragile States and in armed conflict zones. Some of them are affected by the HIV pandemic. Within the framework of its social responsibility program...

    Authors: Stéphane Du Mortier, Silas Mukangu, Charles Sagna, Laurent Nyffenegger and Sigiriya Aebischer Perone

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:28

    Content type: Review

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  46. Apprentices in human service professions are exposed to emotional and physical stresses in their workplaces. Moreover, they are in the vulnerable phase of becoming an adult. Their lifestyle and health therefor...

    Authors: Tanja Wirth, Agnessa Kozak, Grita Schedlbauer and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:26

    Content type: Research

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  47. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death globally, more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVD in 2012, representing 46.2...

    Authors: Prajjwal Pyakurel, Prahlad Karki, Madhab Lamsal, Anup Ghimire and Paras Kumar Pokharel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:25

    Content type: Research

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