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David Egilman, Rubén Monárrez
BACKGROUND: Kelsh et al. [2007]: Occup Med (Lond) 57:581-589 published a paper reanalyzing one of the few data sources publicly available on mesothelioma amongst brake workers, the Australian Mesothelioma Surveillance Registry (AMSR). This reanalysis was commissioned by lawyers representing the automobile manufacturing companies and did not align with an independent analysis published by Leigh and Driscoll [2003]: Occup Environ Health 9:206-217. METHODS: We sought to reevaluate the AMSR data ourselves to understand how the company-sponsored research categorized the data...
February 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076578/confirmed-clinical-case-of-chronic-kidney-disease-of-nontraditional-causes-in-agricultural-communities-in-central-america-a-case-definition-for-surveillance
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Alejandro Ferreiro, Guillermo Álvarez-Estévez, Manuel Cerdas-Calderón, Zulma Cruz-Trujillo, Elio Mena, Marina Reyes, Mabel Sandoval-Diaz, Vicente Sánchez-Polo, Régulo Valdés, Pedro Ordúnez
Over the last 20 years, many reports have described an excess of cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Pacific coastal area of Central America, mainly affecting male farmworkers and signaling a serious public health problem. Most of these cases are not associated with traditional risk factors for CKD, such as aging, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. This CKD of nontraditional causes (CKDnT) might be linked to environmental and/or occupational exposure or working conditions, limited access to health services, and poverty...
November 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071878/occupational-exposure-to-beryllium-final-rule
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending its existing standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. OSHA has determined that employees exposed to beryllium at the previous permissible exposure limits face a significant risk of material impairment to their health. The evidence in the record for this rulemaking indicates that workers exposed to beryllium are at increased risk of developing chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer. This final rule establishes new permissible exposure limits of 0...
9, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057109/-prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-delayed-onset-of-lactation-in-chinese-lactating-women-in-2013
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S Jiang, Y F Duan, X H Pang, Y Bi, J Wang, L Y Zhao, S A Yin, Z Y Yang
Objective: To study the prevalence of delayed onset of lactation (later than 3 days) in lactating women in China and to analyze its influencing factors. Methods: Data were extracted from Chinese National Nutrition and Health Surveillance-Mothers, from mothers with children under 2 years of age (in 2013). A total of 11 178 women who were lactating or had lactated were selected from 55 counties of 30 provinces (excluding the Tibet Autonomous Region) in China, using the multi-stage stratified cluster randomization sampling method...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057108/-nutritional-status-and-influence-of-vitamin-d-among-chinese-lactating-women-in-2013
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X H Pang, Z Y Yang, J Wang, Y F Duan, L Y Zhao, S A Yin, J Q Lai
Objective: To analyze serum vitamin D levels in Chinese lactating women, in 2013, and to evaluate their vitamin D nutritional status and influencing factors. Methods: Data were from the Chinese National Nutrition and Health Surveillance in 2013. Using the multistage stratified cluster sampling method, serum samples from lactating women, at 0-24 months postpartum, were obtained from 55 sites in 30 provinces of China, excluding the Tibet Autonomous Region. The concentration of serum vitamin D was determined by mass spectroscopy...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056885/working-conditions-and-public-health-risks-in-slaughterhouses-in-western-kenya
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Elizabeth Anne Jessie Cook, William Anson de Glanville, Lian Francesca Thomas, Samuel Kariuki, Barend Mark de Clare Bronsvoort, Eric Maurice Fèvre
BACKGROUND: Inadequate facilities and hygiene at slaughterhouses can result in contamination of meat and occupational hazards to workers. The objectives of this study were to assess current conditions in slaughterhouses in western Kenya and the knowledge, and practices of the slaughterhouse workers toward hygiene and sanitation. METHODS: Between February and October 2012 all consenting slaughterhouses in the study area were recruited. A standardised questionnaire relating to facilities and practices in the slaughterhouse was administered to the foreperson at each site...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051835/mesothelioma-and-interferon-%C3%AE-dependent-chemokine-ip-10
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P Fallahi, F Ragusa
Recently it has been shown that interferon (IFN)-γ plays an important role in mesothelioma, mediated by the main IFN-γ dependent chemokines, chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand (CXCL)10/IFN-γ- induced protein 10 (IP-10). IP-10 is up-regulated in malignant mesothelioma (MM), suggesting a relationship with development of these tumors. Nanoparticles containing nickel, that increase the risk for pleural diseases, induced increased levels of IP-10 in rat pleural mesothelial cells. Chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor (CXCR)3 expression in CD4(+) T cells from pleural plaques and MMs was significantly decreased compared with that from healthy donors suggesting that CXCR3, IFN-γ, and IP-10 may be candidates to detect and monitor disease status...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048780/tu-ab-204-00-cdrh-fda-regulatory-processes-and-device-science-activities
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Anita Nosratieh
: The responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have increased since the inception of the Food and Drugs Act in 1906. Medical devices first came under comprehensive regulation with the passage of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In 1971 FDA also took on the responsibility for consumer protection against unnecessary exposure to radiation-emitting devices for home and occupational use. However it was not until 1976, under the Medical Device Regulation Act, that the FDA was responsible for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048121/tu-ab-204-01-device-approval-process
#9
J Delfino
: The responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have increased since the inception of the Food and Drugs Act in 1906. Medical devices first came under comprehensive regulation with the passage of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In 1971 FDA also took on the responsibility for consumer protection against unnecessary exposure to radiation-emitting devices for home and occupational use. However it was not until 1976, under the Medical Device Regulation Act, that the FDA was responsible for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048009/tu-ab-204-03-research-activities-in-medical-physics
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A Badano
: The responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have increased since the inception of the Food and Drugs Act in 1906. Medical devices first came under comprehensive regulation with the passage of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In 1971 FDA also took on the responsibility for consumer protection against unnecessary exposure to radiation-emitting devices for home and occupational use. However it was not until 1976, under the Medical Device Regulation Act, that the FDA was responsible for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047465/tu-ab-204-02-device-adverse-events-and-compliance
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S Gonzales
: The responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have increased since the inception of the Food and Drugs Act in 1906. Medical devices first came under comprehensive regulation with the passage of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In 1971 FDA also took on the responsibility for consumer protection against unnecessary exposure to radiation-emitting devices for home and occupational use. However it was not until 1976, under the Medical Device Regulation Act, that the FDA was responsible for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047346/tu-ab-204-04-partnerships
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R Ochs
: The responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have increased since the inception of the Food and Drugs Act in 1906. Medical devices first came under comprehensive regulation with the passage of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In 1971 FDA also took on the responsibility for consumer protection against unnecessary exposure to radiation-emitting devices for home and occupational use. However it was not until 1976, under the Medical Device Regulation Act, that the FDA was responsible for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045790/occupational-psychosocial-hazards-among-the-emerging-us-green-collar-workforce
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Cristina A Fernandez, Kevin Moore, Laura A McClure, Alberto J Caban-Martinez, William G LeBlanc, Lora E Fleming, Manuel Cifuentes, David J Lee
OBJECTIVE: To compare occupational psychosocial hazards in green collar versus non-green collar workers. METHODS: Standard Occupational Classification codes were used to link the 2010 National Health Interview Survey to the 2010 Occupational Information Network Database. Multivariable logistic regressions were used to predict job insecurity, work life imbalance, and workplace harassment in green versus non-green collar workers. RESULTS: Most participants were white, non-Hispanic, 25 to 64 years of age, and obtained greater than a high school education...
January 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032352/patch-testing-with-rubber-series-in-europe-a-critical-review-and-recommendation
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Katharine L Warburton, Wolfgang Uter, Johannes Geier, Radoslaw Spiewak, Vera Mahler, Marie-Noëlle Crépy, Marie-Louise Schuttelaar, Andrea Bauer, Mark Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Rubber additives constitute an important group of contact allergens, particularly in certain occupations. OBJECTIVES: To collect information regarding the current practice of using a 'rubber series' in Europe, and discuss this against the background of evidence concerning the prevalence of allergy in order to derive a recommendation for a 'European rubber series'. METHODS: The following were performed: (i) a survey targeting all members of the COST action 'StanDerm' consortium, (ii) analysis of rubber contact allergy data in the database of the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies, and (iii) a literature review...
December 28, 2016: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018770/role-of-physical-exercise-education-and-work-related-measures-with-the-longevity-of-work-in-older-population-in-united-states
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Vatsalya Vatsalya, Antero Heloma, Gulshan L Khanna, Kan V Chandras, Robert C Karch
Growth of older population in United States (US) raises concerns for evaluation of health indices that could sustain their workability. This study aimed to characterize the association of health practices used by older working population and measures of quality and duration of their work. Forty (40) non-treatment seeking healthy working individuals residing within United States within 22 - 75 years of age were included in this study. Data were collected from the Customized Employee Biographical Questionnaire (EBQ) and Occupational Health Surveillance Questionnaire (OHRQ) by age groups as 22 - 31, 32 - 41, 42 - 51, 52 - 61 and 62+ and statistically analyzed...
January 2017: Advances in Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991978/worker-health-and-safety-and-climate-change-in-the-americas-issues-and-research-needs
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Max Kiefer, Julietta Rodríguez-Guzmán, Joanna Watson, Berna van Wendel de Joode, Donna Mergler, Agnes Soares da Silva
SYNOPSIS This report summarizes and discusses current knowledge on the impact that climate change can have on occupational safety and health (OSH), with a particular focus on the Americas. Worker safety and health issues are presented on topics related to specific stressors (e.g., temperature extremes), climate associated impacts (e.g., ice melt in the Arctic), and a health condition associated with climate change (chronic kidney disease of non-traditional etiology). The article discusses research needs, including hazards, surveillance, and risk assessment activities to better characterize and understand how OSH may be associated with climate change events...
September 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977638/resurgence-of-progressive-massive-fibrosis-in-coal-miners-eastern-kentucky-2016
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David J Blackley, James B Crum, Cara N Halldin, Eileen Storey, A Scott Laney
Coal workers' pneumoconiosis, also known as "black lung disease," is an occupational lung disease caused by overexposure to respirable coal mine dust. Inhaled dust leads to inflammation and fibrosis in the lungs, and coal workers' pneumoconiosis can be a debilitating disease. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (Coal Act),* amended in 1977, established dust limits for U.S. coal mines and created the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-administered Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program with the goal of reducing the incidence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis and eliminating its most severe form, progressive massive fibrosis (PMF),(†) which can be lethal...
December 16, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976661/an-approach-to-interpreting-restrictive-spirometric-pattern-results-in-occupational-settings
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Federica Tafuro, Massimo Corradi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to provide an updated overview of definition, epidemiology, diagnostic algorithm and occupational exposures related to abnormal restrictive spirometrical pattern (RSP) in order to improve the correct interpretation of spirometry test results by occupational healthcare providers. METHODS: A review of the scientific English literature of the last 25 years was carried out with MEDLINE and related keywords [(restricti* AND spirometr*) AND occupational]...
December 13, 2016: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974496/end-stage-renal-disease-after-occupational-lead-exposure-20%C3%A2-years-of-follow-up
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Marie Evans, Andrea Discacciati, Abdul Rashid Quershi, Agneta Åkesson, Carl-Gustaf Elinder
OBJECTIVES: Whether low-level exposure to lead may give rise to chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is debated. In this study, we aimed to specifically investigate if low-level occupational exposure to lead was associated with increased incidence of ESRD. METHODS: The incidence of starting renal replacement therapy as a result of ESRD was examined in a cohort of10 303 lead-workers who had controlled blood lead concentrations due to a compulsory occupational health surveillance programme in Sweden during the time period 1977-1990...
December 14, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925503/persistence-of-protective-anti-hbs-antibody-levels-and-anamnestic-response-to-hbv-booster-vaccination-a-cross-sectional-study-among-healthcare-students-20%C3%A2-years-following-the-universal-immunization-campaign-in-italy
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Guglielmo Dini, Alessandra Toletone, Ilaria Barberis, Nicoletta Debarbieri, Emanuela Massa, Chiara Paganino, Francesca Bersi, Alfredo Montecucco, Cristiano Alicino, Paolo Durando
Vaccination against Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) became mandatory in Italy for all newborns and twelve years-old individuals in the 1991. The immunogenicity of HBV vaccine and the effectiveness of the universal immunization strategy have been widely demonstrated. However the need to assess the antibody concentrations above the well known serological correlate of protection for HBV infection (≥ 10 mIU/mL), established in individuals immunized with a three doses vaccination course, is still recommended in subjects exposed to occupational risks in different settings, particularly the healthcare services...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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