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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437294/sleep-detriments-associated-with-quick-returns-in-rotating-shift-work-a-diary-study
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Øystein Vedaa, Erik Mørland, Marit Larsen, Anette Harris, Eilin Erevik, Børge Sivertsen, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Siri Waage, Ståle Pallesen
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compared sleep characteristics associated with quick returns (QRs, <11 hours between shift intervals) with those associated with other common shift transitions. METHODS: Sixty-seven nurses completed a 2-week work and sleep diary (94.0% female, mean age 47.7 years). A multilevel fixed effects model was used to examine the sleep in QRs compared with two consecutive night shifts, two consecutive evening shifts, and two consecutive day shifts, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437293/increased-cancer-incidence-in-the-local-population-around-metal-contaminated-glassworks-sites
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Fredrik Nyqvist, Ingela Helmfrid, Anna Augustsson, Gun Wingren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine mortality causes and cancer incidence in a population cohort that have resided in close proximity to highly metal-contaminated sources, characterized by contamination of, in particular, arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb). METHODS: Data from Swedish registers were used to calculate standardized mortality and cancer incidence ratios. An attempt to relate cancer incidence to metal contamination levels was made...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430678/laboratory-animal-bite-anaphylaxis-a-national-survey-part-1-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gregg M Stave, Edward H Lee, Dennis J Darcey
OBJECTIVE: This study documents previously unreported cases of laboratory animal bite anaphylaxis in animal laboratory facilities in the United States. METHODS: An online survey was e-mailed to designated institutional officials at laboratory animal facilities identified by the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. RESULTS: One hundred ninety eight organizations responded and 15 organizations indicated that workers had experienced anaphylaxis following an animal bite...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430677/changes-in-hair-mercury-levels-among-women-of-child-bearing-age-following-an-educational-intervention
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Michelle Raymond, Krista Y Christensen, Brooke Thompson, Henry Anderson
OBJECTIVE: Describe mercury exposures among women of childbearing age before and after an educational intervention. METHODS: Women age 18 to 45 were recruited to participate in an educational intervention concerning fish consumption. Fish consumption habits and total mercury concentration in hair were assessed pre- and post-intervention. Regression models examined associations between mercury, fish consumption, and demographics. RESULTS: Overall, 234 women completed the study...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426526/effect-of-ambient-ozone-exposure-assessed-by-individual-monitors-on-nasal-function-and-exhaled-no-among-school-children-in-the-area-of-thessaloniki-greece
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Nikolaos Angelis, Dionisios Spyratos, Kalliopi Domvri, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Evangelia Samoli, Georgios Kalamaras, Anna Karakatsani, Georgios Grivas, Klea Katsouyanni, Despina Papakosta
OBJECTIVES: The study of short-term effects of environmental ozone exposure on nasal airflow, lung function, and airway inflammation METHODS:: Ninety one children-47 underwent rhinomanometry-were included. The study was carried out during the 2013 to 2014 academic year. Activity questionnaires and personal O3 samplers were distributed and 1 week later, respiratory measurements were performed. Daily measurements of outdoor ozone were also considered. RESULTS: A 10 μg/m increase in weekly personal ozone exposure concentrations was associated with a non-statistically significant 12...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426525/gstm1-and-gstt1-genes-are-associated-with-dna-damage-of-p53-gene-in-coke-oven-workers
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Yuefeng He, Jun Qi, Fang He, Yongchang Zhang, Youlian Wang, Ruobing Zhang, Gang Li
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether variations in GSTT1 and GSTM1 gene are associated with the DNA damage level of p53 gene. METHODS: We quantified urinary 1-hydroxypyrene using high-performance liquid chromatography, and examined the DNA damage level of p53 gene by real-time quantitative PCR in 756 coke-oven workers. Multiplex PCR was used to detect the presence or absence of genes. RESULTS: DNA damage levels of p53 gene in the high exposure group and intermediate exposure group were significantly higher than that of p53 gene in the low exposure group (P < 0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414703/recruitment-methods-and-descriptive-results-of-a-physiologic-assessment-of-latino-farmworkers-the-california-heat-illness-prevention-study
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Diane C Mitchell, Javier Castro, Tracey L Armitage, Alondra J Vega-Arroyo, Sally C Moyce, Daniel J Tancredi, Deborah H Bennett, James H Jones, Tord Kjellstrom, Marc B Schenker
OBJECTIVE: The California heat illness prevention study (CHIPS) devised methodology and collected physiological data to assess heat related illness (HRI) risk in Latino farmworkers. METHODS: Bilingual researchers monitored HRI across a workshift, recording core temperature, work rate (metabolic equivalents [METs]), and heart rate at minute intervals. Hydration status was assessed by changes in weight and blood osmolality. Personal data loggers and a weather station measured exposure to heat...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406808/an-evaluation-of-the-work-and-life-conditions-and-the-quality-of-life-in-60-to-5-year-old-white-collar-employees-manual-workers-and-unemployed-controls
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Bartłomiej K Sołtysik, Łukasz Kroc, Małgorzata Pigłowska, Agnieszka Guligowska, Janusz Śmigielski, Tomasz Kostka
OBJECTIVES: Assessment of the work and life conditions of 60 to 65-year-old seniors with regard to type of work and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: The European Foundation for Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Questionnaire and the EuroQol 5D were used to evaluate work and life conditions and QoL in the three age- and sex-matched 60 to 65-year-old groups (white-collar, manual workers, and unemployed subjects, 100 each group, 50% of women). RESULTS: Manual workers and unemployed subjects had lower QoL score (0 to 100 point scale) than white-collar workers (accordingly 72...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403016/green-collar-workers-an-emerging-workforce-in-the-environmental-sector
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Laura A McClure, William G LeBlanc, Cristina A Fernandez, Lora E Fleming, David J Lee, Kevin J Moore, Alberto J Caban-Martinez
OBJECTIVE: We describe the socio-demographic, occupational, and health characteristics of "green collar" workers, a vital and emerging workforce in energy-efficiency and sustainability. METHODS: We linked data from the 2004 to 2012 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS) and US Occupational Information Network (O*NET). Descriptive and logistic regression analyses were conducted using green collar worker status as the outcome (n = 143,346). RESULTS: Green collar workers are more likely than non-green workers to be men, age 25 to 64 years, obese, and with less than or equal to high school (HS) education...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394778/retrospective-analysis-of-annual-worksite-preventive-health-checkups-on-hypertension-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Conrad P Earnest, Timothy S Church
OBJECTIVES: To examine worksite preventive care checkups on the prevalence of hypertension and metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS: Participants (N = 9269) participated in four annual checkups, counseled, and referred for physician follow-up. Hypertension and MetS prevalence were examined using general linear models or chi-squared analyses. RESULTS: Significant reductions in the prevalence of hypertension in men (20 to 39 years [20% vs...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379879/the-relationship-between-bmi-and-work-related-musculoskeletal-msk-injury-rates-is-modified-by-job-associated-level-of-msk-injury-risk
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Ashley Schoenfisch, John Dement, Kayla Stankevitz, Truls Østbye
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and occupational musculoskeletal (MSK) injury rates, and the statistical interaction between BMI and occupational exposure to MSK hazards (measured by level of MSK injury risk based on job category). METHODS: Using 17 years of data from 38,214 university and health system employees, multivariate Poisson regression modeled the interaction between BMI and MSK injury risk on injury rates...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379878/randomized-controlled-trial-investigating-the-role-of-exercise-in-the-workplace-to-improve-work-ability-performance-and-patient-reported-symptoms-among-older-workers-with-osteoarthritis
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Jaclyn N Chopp-Hurley, Elora C Brenneman, Emily G Wiebenga, Brittany Bulbrook, Peter J Keir, Monica R Maly
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 12-week workplace exercise program on work ability, performance, and patient-reported symptoms in older university employees with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: Twenty-four participants with clinical hip and/or knee osteoarthritis were randomized to exercise or no exercise. At baseline and follow-up, several work (work ability, resilience), patient-reported (pain, physical function, depressive symptoms, self-efficacy), and performance outcomes (hip and knee strength, mobility performance) were measured...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379877/association-of-self-reported-aerobic-physical-activity-muscle-strengthening-physical-activity-and-stretching-behavior-with-presenteeism
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Timothy J Walker, Jessica M Tullar, Pamela M Diamond, Harold W Kohl, Benjamin C Amick
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate relations between aerobic physical activity (PA), muscle-strengthening PA, and stretching behavior and presenteeism in university employees. METHODS: A cross-sectional study used health assessment data from two employee respondent groups (n2015 = 10,791 and n2009 = 10,165). Multivariable zero-inflated negative binomial regression models assessed the association between self-reported PA types and presenteeism...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368964/low-dose-n-n-dimethylformamide-exposure-and-liver-injuries-in-a-cohort-of-chinese-leather-industry-workers
#14
Cong Qi, Yiyang Gu, Qing Sun, Hongliang Gu, Bo Xu, Qing Gu, Jing Xiao, Yulong Lian
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the risk of liver injuries following low doses of N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) below threshold limit values (20 mg/m) among leather industry workers and comparison groups. METHODS: A cohort of 429 workers from a leather factory and 466 non-exposed subjects in China were followed for 4 years. Poisson regression and piece-wise linear regression were used to examine the relationship between DMF and liver injury. RESULTS: Workers exposed to a cumulative dose of DMF were significantly more likely than non-exposed workers to develop liver injury...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252458/awareness-knowledge-and-practices-regarding-occupational-hazards-among-medical-students-a-longitudinal-study-before-and-after-admission-as-trainees
#15
Lutgart Braeckman, Mathieu Verbrugghe, Heidi Janssens, Rini Verpraet, Luc Cobbaut
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in knowledge, attitude, and preventive practices of students regarding occupational hazards before and after entering clinical training. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was used to follow up a cohort of Belgian medical students in 2014 and 2015. Inquiries about students' characteristics, awareness, knowledge, and practices of protective measures were included. Descriptive and multivariable analyses were performed...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244887/the-gig-economy-and-contingent-work-an-occupational-health-assessment
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Molly Tran, Rosemary K Sokas
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February 27, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157768/job-demands-job-resources-burnout-work-engagement-and-their-relationships-an-analysis-across-sectors
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Anja Van den Broeck, Tinne Vander Elst, Elfi Baillien, Maarten Sercu, Martijn Schouteden, Hans De Witte, Lode Godderis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to gain insight in the importance of job demands and resources and the validity of the Job Demands Resources Model across sectors. METHODS: We used one-way analyses of variance to examine mean differences, and multi-group Structural Equation Modeling analyses to test the strength of the relationships among job demands, resources, burnout, and work engagement across the health care, industry, service, and public sector. RESULTS: The four sectors differed in the experience of job demands, resources, burnout, and work engagement, but they did not vary in how (strongly) job demands and resources associated with burnout and work engagement...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157767/paresthesias-among-community-members-exposed-to-the-world-trade-center-disaster
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Michael Marmor, Yongzhao Shao, D Harshad Bhatt, Mark M Stecker, Kenneth I Berger, Roberta M Goldring, Rebecca L Rosen, Caralee Caplan-Shaw, Angeliki Kazeros, Deepak Pradhan, Marc Wilkenfeld, Joan Reibman
OBJECTIVE: Paresthesias can result from metabolic disorders, nerve entrapment following repetitive motions, hyperventilation pursuant to anxiety, or exposure to neurotoxins. We analyzed data from community members exposed to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster of September 11, 2001, to evaluate whether exposure to the disaster was associated with paresthesias. METHODS: Analysis of data from 3141 patients of the WTC Environmental Health Center. RESULTS: Fifty-six percent of patients reported paresthesias at enrollment 7 to 15 years following the WTC disaster...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157766/effect-of-interaction-between-noise-and-a1166c-site-of-at1r-gene-polymorphism-on-essential-hypertension-in-an-iron-and-steel-enterprise-workers
#19
Junwang Tong, Ying Wang, Juxiang Yuan, Jingbo Yang, Zhaoyang Wang, Yao Zheng, Feng Chai, Xiangwen Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the interaction of Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) gene polymorphism and occupational noise on the occurrence of essential hypertension (EH) in steel and iron enterprise men workers. METHODS: A case control study of 935 iron and steel enterprise men workers was conducted, which included 312 cases of hypertension and 623 cases without hypertension. The noise at the workplace was assessed. Polymorphism of AT1R of the workers was examined using polymerase chain reaction - restriction fragment length polymorphism...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157765/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-related-factors-in-korean-career-firefighters-in-comparisons-with-other-occupational-groups
#20
Wongyu Lee, Jaehee Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its relationships with socio-demographic and lifestyle-related factors in firefighters comparing it to general workers. METHODS: Data from 257 Korean men career firefighters and 1064 Korean men workers were analyzed. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in the prevalence of MS between firefighters (21.4%) and general workers (25.6%). We found that age and obesity were independent risk factors for MS in both firefighters and general workers...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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