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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156270/exceedance-of-environmental-exposure-limits-to-crystalline-silica-in-communities-surrounding-gold-mine-tailings-storage-facilities-in-south-africa
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Charlene Andraos, Wells Utembe, Mary Gulumian
BACKGROUND: Unlike occupational silica exposures, the association between non-occupational silica exposures and adverse health effects is not well researched, despite its occurrence in communities close to dust-generating sources such as tailings storage facilities (TSFs). Recent studies have shown that communities surrounding TSFs in South Africa often complain about the onset of dust-related health effects. Even though international interim non-occupational crystalline silica limits have been established, South Africa is yet to enforce its own limits for residential areas close to TSF sites...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155960/occupational-medicine-specialist-referral-triggers-mixed-methods-analysis-of-teleconsult-cases
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J L Eaton, A Mohammad, D C Mohr, D J Brustein, S R Kirkhorn
Background: Qualitative analyses can yield critical lessons for learning organizations in healthcare. Few studies have applied these techniques in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). Aims: To describe the characteristics of complex cases referred for OEM subspecialty evaluation and variation by referring provider's training. Methods: Using a mixed methods approach, we conducted a content analysis of clinical cases submitted to a national OEM teleconsult service...
November 16, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154520/jeh-quiz-6-occupational-health-survey-of-cosmetologists-in-minnesota
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May 2017: Journal of Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154510/occupational-health-survey-of-cosmetologists-in-minnesota
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Kathleen G Norlien, Adrienne Landsteiner, Angeline Carlson
Cosmetologists face a variety of occupational health and safety challenges. To gather information on respiratory issues related to work as a cosmetologist, licensed cosmetologists were invited by e-mail to participate in a short online survey. The survey collected demographic data, work history, respiratory symptoms, product usage, and health and safety training. Results revealed that while 57% of cosmetologists reported having received training on customer or consumer safety, only 10.5% had received training on worker health such as work-related asthma and/or breathing issues...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154387/postmodernism-and-beyond-in-occupational-therapy
#5
Craig Greber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153553/effectiveness-of-an-early-switch-from-intravenous-to-oral-antimicrobial-therapy-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-patients-with-severe-motor-intellectual-disabilities
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Masaru Kawamura, Takayuki Hoshina, Masato Ogawa, Takato Nakamoto, Koichi Kusuhara
An early switch from intravenous to oral antimicrobial therapy is useful for reducing the duration of the hospitalization in adult patients with community acquired-pneumonia, whereas the efficacy of switch therapy for pediatric patients with community acquired (CA)-lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is uncertain. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of switch therapy for LRTI in patients with severe motor intellectual disabilities (SMID). This retrospective study was performed on 92 patients with SMID who were admitted to the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital of University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2017 for the suspicion of bacterial LRTI and were initially treated with an intravenous antimicrobial agent...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153054/care-workers-in-argentina
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Valeria Esquivel, Francisca Pereyra
The working conditions, relative wages, and social standing of care occupations are the result of diverse causes that can worsen, improve, or neutralize the labor disadvantages usually found in care occupations. This article seeks to provide a perspective on the factors underlying care workers' working conditions in Argentina. It presents a comparative analysis of three highly feminized occupations-early education teachers, nurses, and domestic workers. After highlighting the different working conditions among these occupations, the paper focuses on the critically important role that unionization and state policies have played in defining each labor context in Argentina...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153037/-contract-to-volunteer-south-african-community-health-worker-mobilization-for-better-labor-protection
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Zara Trafford, Alison Swartz, Christopher J Colvin
In this paper, we explore the increasing activity around labor rights for South African community health workers (CHWs). Contextualizing this activity within broader policy and legal developments, we track the emergence of sporadic mobilizations for decent work (supported by local health activist organizations) and subsequently, the formation of a CHW union. The National Union of Care Workers of South Africa (NUCWOSA) was inaugurated in 2016, hoping to secure formal and secure employment through government and the consequent labor and occupational health protections...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152784/workplace-violence-injury-in-106-us-hospitals-participating-in-the-occupational-health-safety-network-ohsn-2012-2015
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Matthew R Groenewold, Raymond F R Sarmiento, Kelly Vanoli, William Raudabaugh, Susan Nowlin, Ahmed Gomaa
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence is a substantial occupational hazard for healthcare workers in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed workplace violence injury surveillance data submitted by hospitals participating in the Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) from 2012 to 2015. RESULTS: Data were frequently missing for several important variables. Nursing assistants (14.89, 95%CI 10.12-21.91) and nurses (8.05, 95%CI 6.14-10.55) had the highest crude workplace violence injury rates per 1000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152685/cerebral-palsy-an-overview
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Sheffali Gulati, Vishal Sondhi
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by abnormalities of muscle tone, movement and motor skills, and is attributed to injury to the developing brain. The clinical features of this entity evolve over time and the specific CP syndrome may be recognizable only after 3-5 y of age; although suggestive signs and symptoms may be present at an earlier age. The management involves neurological rehabilitation (addressing muscle tonal abnormalities, and devising physical and occupational therapies) and diagnosis and management of co-morbidities (including epilepsy, impairment of cognition, vision, hearing, and disturbances of growth and gastrointestinal function)...
November 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152371/crystal-structures-of-the-solid-solutions-na3zn0-912cd0-088b5o10-and-na3zn0-845mg0-155b5o10
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Xue-An Chen, Ya-Hua Zhang, Xin-An Chang, Wei-Qiang Xiao
Two new penta-borates, tris-odium zinc cadmium penta-borate, Na3Zn0.912Cd0.088B5O10, and tris-odium zinc magnesium penta-borate, Na3Zn0.845Mg0.155B5O10, have been synthesized by high-temperature solution reactions at 1023 K. Their crystal structures were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Both solid solutions crystallize in the ortho-rhom-bic form of the parent compound Na3ZnB5O10 (space group type Pbca, Z = 8) and contain the double ring [B5O10](5-) anion composed of one BO4 tetra-hedron and four BO3 triangles as the basic structural motif...
November 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152311/associations-of-out-of-school-physical-activity-sedentary-lifestyle-and-socioeconomic-status-with-weight-status-and-adiposity-of-cameroon-children
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Lifoter K Navti, Mary B Atanga, Loveline L Niba
Background: Low physical activity and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing to overweight/obesity in children. This study aims to explore relationships between out of school physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and socioeconomic status indicators with children's weight status and adiposity. Methods: Five hundred twenty-two children of ages 5 to 12 years were randomly selected in a school-based cross sectional study in Bamenda, Cameroon. Weight and height were measured and BMI calculated...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152309/reticulocytosis-in-screen-printing-workers-exposed-to-2-butoxyethanol-and-2-ethoxyethanol
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Seng-Ho Song, Seong-Kyu Kang, Won-Jun Choi, Kyeong Min Kwak, Dong-Hoon Lee, Dyuk-Yoon Kang, Sang-Ha Lee
Background: Studies on the hematologic toxicity of ethylene glycol ethers in humans are limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the association between exposure to solvents (containing 2-butoxyethanol and 2-ethoxyethanol) and hematological effects. Methods: Thirty-four screen-printing workers who were exposed to 2-butoxyethanol and 2-ethoxyethanol and 37 non-exposed clerical workers were selected using data from the health care facilities that provided regular health screening services...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151852/ancient-oncogenesis-infection-and-human-evolution
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REVIEW
Riaan F Rifkin, Marnie Potgieter, Jean-Baptiste Ramond, Don A Cowan
The recent discovery that malignant neoplastic lesions date back nearly 2 million years ago not only highlights the antiquity of cancer in the human lineage, but also provides remarkable insight into ancestral hominin disease pathology. Using these Early Pleistocene examples as a point of departure, we emphasize the prominent role of viral and bacterial pathogens in oncogenesis and evaluate the impact of pathogens on human evolutionary processes in Africa. In the Shakespearean vernacular "what's past is prologue," we highlight the significance of novel information derived from ancient pathogenic DNA...
December 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151448/underreporting-trends-of-occupational-illnesses-in-mexico
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Luis Antonio Moreno-Torres, Carmelita Elizabeth Ventura-Alfaro
OBJECTIVE: To report trends underreporting levels of occupational illnesses (OI) in Mexico from 2000 to 2015. METHODS: An ecological study was conducted. Data on OI was obtained from the Statistical Memories of the Mexican Institute of Social Security. We used univariate sensitivity analysis to estimate the average value and range. RESULTS: During the 2000-2015 period, the estimated average OI underreporting in the Mexican population was 89...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151061/evolution-of-sanitary-epidemiological-services-in-poland-in-the-years-1944-2014
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Marek L Grabowski, Bożena Kosińska, Józef P Knap
This paper presents the history of sanitary-epidemiological services in the context of the health, economic and socio-political situation in Poland in the years 1944-2014, with a critical analysis of legal restraints, efficiency and achievements. Polish Sanitary Services, established in 1919, as a state service, have preserved for more than 95 years (also during World War II and the occupation) the continuity of its structures and essential objectives to enable their implementation in the field of public health protection...
November 8, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150466/are-the-early-predictors-of-long-term-work-absence-following-injury-time-dependent-results-from-the-prospective-outcomes-of-injury-study
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Rebbecca Lilley, Gabrielle Davie, Sarah Derrett
OBJECTIVES: Few studies examine the influence of early predictors of work absence beyond 12 months following injury or the time-dependent relative importance of these factors. This study aimed to identify the most important sociodemographic, occupational, health, lifestyle and injury predictors of work absence at 12 and 24 months following injury and to examine changes in the relative importance of these over time. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study, New Zealand...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149891/how-do-occupational-rehabilitation-clinicians-approach-participants-on-long-term-sick-leave-in-order-to-facilitate-return-to-work-a-focus-group-study
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M Eftedal, A M Kvaal, E Ree, I Øyeflaten, S Maeland
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to explore occupational rehabilitation clinicians' experiences on how to approach their participants on long-term sick leave in order to facilitate return to work (RTW). METHODS: An exploratory qualitative design was used. Four focus groups were conducted with 29 clinicians working on interdisciplinary inpatient and outpatient occupational rehabilitation teams in Norway. The clinicians shared narratives from clinical practice...
November 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149887/prostate-cancer-in-firefighting-and-police-work-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-epidemiologic-studies
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REVIEW
Jeavana Sritharan, Manisha Pahwa, Paul A Demers, Shelley A Harris, Donald C Cole, Marie-Elise Parent
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate potential associations between firefighting and police occupations, and prostate cancer incidence and mortality. METHODS: Original epidemiological studies published from 1980 to 2017 were identified through PubMed and Web of Science. Studies were included if they contained specific job titles for ever/never firefighting and police work and associated prostate cancer risk estimates with 95% confidence intervals (CI)...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149879/risk-management-of-emergency-service-vehicle-crashes-in-the-united-states-fire-service-process-outputs-and-recommendations
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David P Bui, Keshia P Porter, Stephanie Griffin, Dustin D French, Alesia M Jung, Stephen Crothers, Jefferey L Burgess
BACKGROUND: Emergency service vehicle crashes (ESVCs) are a leading cause of death in the United States fire service. Risk management (RM) is a proactive process for identifying occupational risks and reducing hazards and unwanted events through an iterative process of scoping hazards, risk assessment, and implementing controls. We describe the process, outputs, and lessons learned from the application of a proactive RM process to reduce ESVCs in US fire departments. METHODS: Three fire departments representative of urban, suburban, and rural geographies, participated in a facilitated RM process delivered through focus groups and stakeholder discussion...
November 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
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