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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. The Kinaesthetics care conception is a nursing approach for patient handling which aims to prevent work-related complaints and diseases. The evidence about the influence of Kinaesthetics on musculoskeletal dis...

    Authors: Alice Freiberg, Maria Girbig, Ulrike Euler, Julia Scharfe, Albert Nienhaus, Sonja Freitag and Andreas Seidler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:24

    Content type: Review

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  22. Marine stings and envenomation are fairly common in Malaysia. Possible contact to various marine life occurs during diving, fishing and food handling. Even though majority of fish stings are benign, there are ...

    Authors: Terence Khai Wei Tay, Han Zhe Chan, Tunku Sara Tunku Ahmad, Kok Kheng Teh, Tze Hau Low and Nuraliza Ab Wahab

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:23

    Content type: Case report

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  23. “Safety-sensitive” workers, also termed “safety-critical” workers, have been subject to fitness to work assessments due to concerns that a performance error may result in worker injury, injury to coworkers or ...

    Authors: Xiangning Fan, Charl Els, Kenneth J. Corbet and Sebastian Straube

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:22

    Content type: Review

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  24. Multiple chronic disease risks have been identified in Italian furnace workers. A range of potential toxins have been identified in foundry dust. We suggest that the heavy metal cadmium (Cd) plays an important...

    Authors: Daniel Murphy, Benjamin James and David Hutchinson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:21

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. The study analyzes health care workers’ (HCWs) occupational risk perception and compares exposure to occupational risk factors in Moroccan and French hospitals.

    Authors: Doina Ileana Giurgiu, Christine Jeoffrion, Christine Roland-Lévy, Benjamin Grasset, Brigitte Keriven Dessomme, Leila Moret, Yves Roquelaure, Alain Caubet, Christian Verger, Chakib El Houssine Laraqui, Pierre Lombrail, Christian Geraut and Dominique Tripodi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:20

    Content type: Research

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  26. Previous studies of psychosocial work factors have indicated their importance for workers’ health. However, to what extent health problems can be attributed to the nature of the work environment or other psych...

    Authors: Susel Rosário, João A. Fonseca, Albert Nienhaus and José Torres da Costa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:19

    Content type: Review

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  27. Pulmonary function is often affected by the inhalation of metal particles. The resulting pathology might trigger various lung diseases, e.g., parenchymal lung fibrosis and granulomatous lung disorders. We prev...

    Authors: Elizabeth Fireman, Amir Bar Shai, Yifat Alcalay, Noa Ophir, Shmuel Kivity and Vera Stejskal

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:18

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Primary coffee processing takes place in countries where coffee is grown, and may include hand picking of coffee to remove low quality beans. Hand picking is mostly performed by women. No previous studies on d...

    Authors: Bente Elisabeth Moen, Akwilina Kayumba, Gloria Sakwari, Simon Henry David Mamuya and Magne Bråtveit

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:17

    Content type: Short report

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  29. Welding is a manufacturing industry where workers could be exposed to several hazards. However, there is a dearth of studies clarifying the situation in Ethiopia. The present study determined the level of awar...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse, Kassahun Bezabih, Bikes Destaw and Yalemzewod Assefa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:15

    Content type: Research

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  30. Unequally distributed disease burdens within populations are well-known and occur worldwide. They are depending on residents’ social status and/or ethnic background. Country-specific health care systems - espe...

    Authors: David A. Groneberg, Michael Boll and Jan Bauer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:14

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. Musculoskeletal disorders are a public health problem with significant effects on work ability. In the context of the promotion and prevention of work-related health, there is a need for valid, simple, time-sa...

    Authors: Steffi Kreuzfeld, Reingard Seibt, Mohit Kumar, Annika Rieger and Regina Stoll

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:13

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. Commuting to work is thought to have a negative impact on employee health. We tested the association of work commute and different variables of health in German industrial employees.

    Authors: Daniel Mauss, Marc N. Jarczok and Joachim E. Fischer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:12

    Content type: Short report

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  33. Diabetes distress is common among people with type 1 diabetes, but knowledge is scarce regarding the perceived burden of reconciling work with this disease. This cross-sectional study investigated work-related...

    Authors: Pirjo Hakkarainen, Leena Moilanen, Vilma Hänninen, Jarmo Heikkinen and Kimmo Räsänen

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

    Content type: Research

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  34. Fipronil is an insecticide that acts at the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor and glutamate-gated chloride channels in the central nervous systems of target organisms. The use of fipronil is increasing across the ...

    Authors: Kaitlin Merkowsky, Ram S. Sethi, Jatinder P. S. Gill and Baljit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  35. Different methods have attempted to obtain consensus on occupational health issues. The objective of this paper is to describe a modified three-stage Delphi process that uses a wireless audience response syste...

    Authors: Tar-Ching Aw, Tom Loney, Anza Elias, Soha Ali and Balázs Ádám

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:9

    Content type: Methodology

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  36. To determine whether the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) suggestion of a persistent increased mortality risk for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) in relation to formaldehyde (FA) exposure is robust with respect t...

    Authors: Gary M. Marsh, Peter Morfeld, Sarah D. Zimmerman, Yimeng Liu and Lauren C. Balmert

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:8

    Content type: Research

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  37. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine if the workers of an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), which recycles scrap, had higher mortality and morbidity due to possible exposure to pollutants at w...

    Authors: Roberto Cappelletti, Marcello Ceppi, Justina Claudatus and Valerio Gennaro

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:7

    Content type: Research

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  38. Use of personal protective equipment is one of the important measures to safeguard workers from exposure to occupational hazards, especially in developing countries. However, there is a dearth of studies descr...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse, Temesgen Kelaye and Yalemzewod Assefa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:6

    Content type: Research

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  39. Medical students undergo numerous clinical clerkships. On these occasions they are confronted with current working conditions in hospitals. Because of the many implications of the students’ perceptions of thes...

    Authors: Jan Bauer and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  40. Immigrants have been contributing to the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Germany for many years. The current wave of migration of asylum seekers to Germany may increase that figure. Healthcare workers (HCW) ...

    Authors: Roland Diel, Robert Loddenkemper and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  41. Authors: Monica Lamberti, Alfredo De Rosa, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Anna Rita Corvino, Nicola Sannolo, Stefania De Pascalis, Eliana Di Fiore, Claudia Westermann, Antonio Arnese, Gabriella Di Giuseppe, Albert Nienhaus, Antônio Paulino Ribeiro Sobrinho and Nicola Coppola

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:3

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:41

  42. Concerns about burnout, and its consequences, among German physicians are rising. However, data on burnout among German physicians are scarce. Also, a suspected association between burnout and German physician...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  43. While silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in consumer and medical products, the mechanism by which AgNPs cause pulmonary cytotoxicity is not clear. AgNP agglomerates are found in endo-lysosomal struct...

    Authors: Takamitsu Miyayama and Masato Matsuoka

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:1

    Content type: Short report

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  44. Occupational skin disease caused by wet work is particularly common in employees in hairdressing salons. The objective of this paper was to determine the frequency of glove use for hair shampooing.

    Authors: Madeleine Dulon, Björn Kähler, Sandra Kirvel, Günter Schlanstedt and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:47

    Content type: Research

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  45. Alcohol or drug use and associated hangover may reduce workplace safety and productivity and also cause sickness absence. The aims of this study were to examine (i) the use of alcohol and drugs, and (ii) reduc...

    Authors: Hilde Marie Erøy Edvardsen, Inger Synnøve Moan, Asbjørg S. Christophersen and Hallvard Gjerde

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:46

    Content type: Research

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  46. Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens caused by percutaneous injuries or mucosal contamination is frequent among Healthcare Workers (HCW).

    Authors: Carlos Pérez-Diaz, Omar-Javier Calixto, Álvaro A. Faccini-Martínez, Juan S. Bravo-Ojeda, Carlos A. Botero-García, Erika Uribe-Pardo, Yesid F. Mantilla-Florez, Fabian Benitez, Ada Duran and Johana Osorio

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:45

    Content type: Research

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  47. Previous publications in the field of Santa studies have not focused on health and safety issues arising from Santa’s workplace activities. However, it should be acknowledged that unique occupational hazards e...

    Authors: Sebastian Straube and Xiangning Fan

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:44

    Content type: Commentary

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  48. Paracetamol is used widely in pediatrics because it has a high drug safety when used in therapeutic dosages. In case of overdose the majority of paracetamol is metabolized to N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (NAP...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:43

    Content type: Review

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