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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315581/morphological-and-physiological-differences-in-the-upper-trapezius-muscle-in-patients-with-work-related-trapezius-myalgia-compared-to-healthy-controls-a-systematic-review
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Kayleigh De Meulemeester, Patrick Calders, Robby De Pauw, Ine Grymonpon, Anke Govaerts, Barbara Cagnie
BACKGROUND: Trapezius myalgia is a common musculoskeletal complaint, characterized by pain, stiffness and tightness of the upper trapezius muscle. It is often work-related and caused by prolonged static and repetitive work tasks. It is hypothesized that this leads to various morphological and physiological alterations in muscle tissue but the pathophysiology is poorly understood. These alterations can be investigated by analysing muscle biopsies in order to reveal the underlying cellular mechanisms...
March 6, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299449/contribution-of-job-exposure-matrices-for-exposure-assessment-in-occupational-safety-and-health-monitoring-systems-application-from-the-french-national-occupational-disease-surveillance-and-prevention-network
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Arnaud Florentin, Denis Zmirou-Navier, Christophe Paris
OBJECTIVES: To detect new hazards ("signals"), occupational health monitoring systems mostly rest on the description of exposures in the jobs held and on reports by medical doctors; these are subject to declarative bias. Our study aims to assess whether job-exposure matrices (JEMs) could be useful tools for signal detection by improving exposure reporting. METHODS: Using the French national occupational disease surveillance and prevention network (RNV3P) data from 2001 to 2011, we explored the associations between disease and exposure prevalence for 3 well-known pathology/exposure couples and for one debatable couple...
March 16, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292796/hand-arm-vibration-syndrome-what-family-physicians-should-know
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REVIEW
Shixin Cindy Shen, Ronald A House
OBJECTIVE: To provide family physicians with an understanding of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), an important and common occupational disease in Canada. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A MEDLINE search was conducted for research and review articles on HAVS. A Google search was conducted to obtain gray literature relevant to the Canadian context. Additional references were obtained from the articles identified...
March 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282471/how-much-training-is-too-much
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EDITORIAL
Bronwen J Ackermann
Managing training practices in elite performance domains is recognised to play an important role in preventing musculoskeletal overload, and hence reducing the risk of overuse-related injuries. In international studies spanning four decades, the duration of playing, especially in combination with sudden increases in playing and inadequate rest breaks, remains one of the most common causes of injuries. With musculoskeletal performance in occupational and sports domains, both the work:rest ratio and the acute:chronic workload ratio are considered critical in making an approximate determination in the length of training sessions...
March 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275278/occupational-health-problems-among-dentists-in-croatia
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Marin Vodanović, Slavica Sović, Ivan Galić
AIM: To assess the health status among dentists in Croatia regarding the symptoms of musculoskeletal, dermatological, sight, hearing and neurological disorders. METHODS: The anonymous online survey was conducted among 506 Croatian dentists. RESULTS: It was found that over 78.18% of the surveyed dentists experienced work related pain in upper back, 76.97% of them in lower back. Work-related skin problems were reported by 29.29% of dentists...
December 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267103/psychosocial-factors-related-to-functional-restoration-treatment-completion-and-return-to-function-for-patients-with-chronic-disabling-occupational-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Krista J Howard, Ricardo A Castaneda, Avia L Gray, Kelly B Haskard-Zolnierek, Krista Jordan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify demographic and psychosocial variables associated with successful completion of a functional restoration program and return-to-function within 3 months of treatment completion. METHODS: Three hundred seven patients admitted to the functional restoration program were evaluated for completion status and 200 patients with valid data were assessed for 3-month return-to-function status following completion. Psychosocial and functional status was assessed at baseline...
March 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262963/gender-differences-in-occupations-and-complaints-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-representative-sample-of-south-korean-workers
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Jungsun Park, Bo-Young Han, Yangho Kim
INTRODUCTION: The present study examines gender differences in occupations, occupational hazards, and musculoskeletal symptoms in Korean workers. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data from the fourth Korean Working Conditions Survey (KWCS). RESULTS: Relative to "managers," men who were "craft and related trades workers," "equipment, machine operating and assembling workers," and in "elementary occupations" were more likely to report back pain (ORs: 2...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255304/hard-physical-work-intensifies-the-occupational-consequence-of-physician-diagnosed-back-disorder-prospective-cohort-study-with-register-follow-up-among-10-000-workers
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Emil Sundstrup, Lars Louis Andersen
While musculoskeletal pain is common in the population, less is known about its labor market consequences in relation to physical activity at work. This study investigates whether hard physical work aggravates the consequences of back disorder. Using Cox regression analyses, we estimated the joint association of physical activity at work and physician-diagnosed back disorder in 2010 with the risk of register-based long-term sickness absence (LTSA) of at least 6 consecutive weeks during 2011-2012 among 9,544 employees from the general working population (Danish Work Environment Cohort Study)...
2017: International Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248782/occupational-exposures-of-home-healthcare-workers
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Noma Agbonifo, Beverly Hittle, Rassull Suarez, Kermit Davis
Population demographics in the United States are rapidly changing with increased dependence on home healthcare (HHC) by an aging population, patients suffering from chronic diseases, and inability to perform activities of daily living. Despite the occupational injury rates for HHC workers (HHCW) being higher than the national average, an understanding of the occupational safety and health experiences and exposures of HHCW is limited. The purpose of this study was to understand the health and safety risk factors for HHCW...
March 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240732/primary-health-care-and-occupational-health-results-from-a-survey-on-general-practitioners-of-the-province-of-monza-and-brianza
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Michele Augusto Riva, Michael Belingheri, Elisabetta Castiglioni, Chiara Bonazzi
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization has been asking for greater collaboration between occupational medicine and primary care for many years. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the knowledge of general practitioners (GPs) working in a province of Lombardy about occupational health issues and their experiences with work-related problems among their patients. METHODS: Data were collected by telephone interview to GPs, using a 25-item questionnaire...
February 15, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236562/hand-rest-and-wrist-support-are-effective-in-preventing-fatigue-during-prolonged-typing
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Bianca Callegari, Marília Maniglia de Resende, Manoel da Silva Filho
STUDY DESIGN: Case series (longitudinal). INTRODUCTION: Only few reports concerning the efficacy of commonly used strategies for preventing upper limb occupational disorders associated with prolonged typing exist. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: We aimed to investigate whether the duration of typing and the use of 2 strategies (hand rest and wrist support) changes muscle physiological response and therefore the electromyography records. METHODS: We enrolled 25 volunteers, who were unfamiliar with the task and did not have musculoskeletal disorders...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224414/does-the-length-of-disability-between-injury-and-functional-restoration-program-entry-affect-treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-chronic-disabling-occupational-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Sali Asih, Randy Neblett, Tom G Mayer, Robert J Gatchel
Purpose Functional restoration programs (FRPs), for patients with chronic disabling occupational musculoskeletal disorders (CDOMDs), have consistently demonstrated positive socioeconomic treatment outcomes, including decreased psychosocial distress and increased work return. The pre-treatment length of disability (LOD), or time between injury and treatment admission, has been shown to influence FRP work outcomes. Some studies have found that shorter LOD is associated with better work outcomes. However, few studies have actually examined cohorts with LOD duration longer than 18 months...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220911/national-survey-of-health-in-the-tattoo-industry-observational-study-of-448-french-tattooists
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Nicolas Kluger
OBJECTIVES: The data regarding the health of professional tattooists is inexistent. Tattooists are usually heavily tattooed and exposed daily to body fluids and skin-to-skin contacts with customers, tattoo inks, solvents, allergens, irritants, and work for hours often in inadequate positions using vibrating tattoo machines. We analyzed the health status of active French professional tattooists. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational self-reported Internet survey was performed among 448 tattooists who were members of the French Tattoo Union in November 2013...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219099/-associations-of-the-employment-status-during-the-first-2-years-following-medical-rehabilitation-and-long-term-occupational-trajectories-implications-for-outcome-measurement
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J Holstiege, R Kaluscha, S Jankowiak, G Krischak
Study Objectives: The aim was to investigate the predictive value of the employment status measured in the 6(th), 12(th), 18(th) and 24(th) month after medical rehabilitation for long-term employment trajectories during 4 years. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted based on a 20%-sample of all patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation funded by the German pension fund. Patients aged <62 years who were treated due to musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or psychosomatic disorders during the years 2002-2005 were included and followed for 4 consecutive years...
February 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219096/-work-related-medical-rehabilitation
#15
M Bethge
Work-related medical rehabilitation (WMR) is a strategy to improve work participation in patients with poor work ability. This review summarizes the state of knowledge on WMR. The prevalence of poor work ability and corresponding need for WMR is high (musculoskeletal disorders: 43%; mental disorders: 57%). The meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in patients with musculoskeletal disorders shows better return to work outcomes after one year in favor of WMR patients than compared to patients participating in usual medical rehabilitation...
February 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216207/musculoskeletal-pain-and-occupational-variables-in-teachers-with-voice-disorders-and-in-those-with-healthy-voices-a-pilot-study
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Jhonatan da Silva Vitor, Larissa Thaís Donalonso Siqueira, Vanessa Veis Ribeiro, Janine Santos Ramos, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare musculoskeletal pain perception in teachers with voice disorders and in those with healthy voices, and to investigate the relationship between musculoskeletal pain and occupational variables (ie, work journey per week and working period). METHOD: Forty-three classroom teachers were divided into two groups: dysphonic group (DG), 32 classroom teachers with voice complaints and voice disorders; and non-DG, 11 classroom teachers without voice complaints and who are vocally healthy...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211840/working-suspended-in-a-harness-rig-a%C3%A2-comparative-study-of-musculoskeletal-health-complaints-in-rope-access-technicians-and-controls
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Harald Vikne, Einar Jebens, Shahrooz Elka, Stein Knardahl, Kaj Bo Veiersted
BACKGROUND: Rope access technique is an alternative method for gaining access to challenging work locations. There is limited knowledge about possible adverse effects of this technique on the workers' health. OBJECTIVE: To compare the frequency of bodily regions with pain in rope access technicians with craft workers and the working population in general. METHODS: The one-month prevalence of pain in the head, neck, distal upper extremities, lower back and lower extremities was recorded in rope access technicians (n = 95), "craft workers" (n = 289) and "all occupations" (n = 1563)...
February 17, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211834/is-active-design-changing-the-workplace-a-natural-pre-post-experiment-looking-at-health-behaviour-and-workplace-perceptions
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Lina Engelen, Josephine Chau, Erika Bohn-Goldbaum, Sarah Young, Dominique Hespe, Adrian Bauman
BACKGROUND: Active Design is a relatively new concept and evaluation on its effects on healthy behaviour is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate Active Design influence on workplace physical activity, sedentary behaviour, musculoskeletal complaints, and perceptions of the workplace and productivity. METHODS: Participants (n = 118 adults) moving from 14 workplaces into a new building completed an online questionnaire pre- and post-move. The questions related to health behaviours (physical activity, sitting time and sleep); musculoskeletal issues; perceptions of the office environment; productivity; and engagement...
February 17, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199293/the-role-of-the-orthopaedic-surgeon-in-workers-compensation-cases
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Alan H Daniels, Eren O Kuris, Mark A Palumbo
Workers' compensation is an employer-funded insurance program that provides financial and medical benefits for employees injured at work. Because many occupational injuries are musculoskeletal in nature, the orthopaedic surgeon plays an important role in the workers' compensation system. Along with establishing the correct diagnosis and implementing an appropriate treatment plan, the clinician must understand the fundamental components of the workers' compensation system to manage an injured employee. Ultimately, effective claim management requires collaboration among the employer, the employee, the legal representatives, the insurance company, and the orthopaedic surgeon...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165373/a-profile-of-injuries-sustained-by-law-enforcement-officers-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Kate Lyons, Cameron Radburn, Robin Orr, Rodney Pope
Due to the unpredictable, varied and often physical nature of law enforcement duties, police officers are at a high risk of work-related physical injury. The aim of this critical narrative review was to identify and synthesize key findings of studies that have investigated musculoskeletal injuries sustained by law enforcement officers during occupational tasks. A systematic search of four databases using key search terms was conducted to identify potentially relevant studies, which were assessed against key inclusion and exclusion criteria to determine studies to be included in the review...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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