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Ensslin Angela S AS Swiss Int. Air Lines Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
Exposure and clinical data concerning cases of toxic convulsions and hypoglycemia due to tetramethyl succinonitrile (TMSN) exposure are reported. Forty-four workers exposed to TMSN in the PVC production plant participated in occupational health medical check-ups including medical history, clinical examination and clinical chemistry. A 4-year follow-up was performed. To evaluate ...
Muzembo Basilua Andre BA Division of Social Medicine, Department of Environmental Medicine, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, - - 2014
Allergy to laboratory animals is a well known occupational hazard and remains a health concern for individuals in contact with lab animals. This study evaluates the prevalence of allergy symptoms among medical researchers exposed to laboratory animals. We analyzed data from a cross-sectional survey, involving subjects (n=169, 21-59 yr), working ...
Weissman David N DN Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia - - 2014
To highlight the important issues to consider in deciding whether to pursue and how to conduct medical surveillance for the emerging occupational and environmental respiratory diseases. It provides several recent examples illustrating implementation and usefulness of medical surveillance and the lessons learned from these experiences. Medical surveillance conducted after sentinel ...
Federwisch Michelle M Michelle Federwisch is a senior staff nurse in the pediatric ICU and Hortencia Ramos is a senior nurse clinician in the medicine respiratory unit, both at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Shonte' C. Adams is a nurse manager in the neurology unit at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Contact author: Michelle Federwisch, shellfed@yahoo.com. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or - - 2014
How one nursing unit tried to limit interruptions during medication administration by adapting the aviation industry rule.
- - 2014
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
- - 2014
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
- - 2014
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
- - 2014
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
- - 2014
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
- - 2013
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
Pélissier C - - 2013
BackgroundFew studies have been published about the factors influencing return to work after sickness absence.AimsTo identify medical and occupational factors influencing the type of fitness certificate given by occupational physicians before employees return to work after sickness absence.MethodsA cross-sectional study was undertaken over 3 months in several health services in ...
Gouttebarge V - - 2013
BackgroundDuring their career, professional football players undergo periodic medical examinations intended to screen and monitor their fitness and health. In the Netherlands, information about the content of these examinations is lacking and it is not known whether they comply with current Dutch occupational medicine guidelines.AimsTo explore the content of medical ...
Liao Yi-Lan - - 2013
Little is known about disability caused by unintentional injury (accidents) worldwide. This study estimates the prevalence of disability caused by unintentional injury amongst people aged 15-60 years across different cities in the People's Republic of China with the aim of providing a scientific basis for developing prevention and control programmes. ...
- - 2013
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
Chakravarthi Indira I UGC Research Fellow, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, - - 2013
This article presents information on the medical equipment industry in India-on production, procurement and utilization related activities of key players in the sector, in light of the current policies of liberalization and growth of a "health-care industry" in India. Policy approaches to medical equipment have been discussed elsewhere.
Soteriades Elpidoforos S - - 2013
To examine the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) among US occupational medicine physicians (OMPs). An electronic- and paper-based survey was conducted among OMPs using an anonymous self-administered questionnaire. The OMPs reported using an EMR for billing purposes only (14.6%), clinical purposes only (27.8%), or both (39.3%) with the total ...
Cáceres-Mejía Brenda - - 2013
The «Questionnaire for the evaluation of occupational burnout syndrome » («Cuestionario para la evaluación del síndrome de quemarse por el trabajo (CESQT»)» has been proposed to evaluate this syndrome in different populations. However, it has not been used in Latin-American university students. To evaluate the dimensional structure of CESQT in ...
Zorba Eleni - - 2013
To elucidate the relationship between seven occupational dermatoses (ODs) and 20 types of work in Greece. This was a prevalence epidemiologic study of certain ODs among 4,000 workers employed in 20 types of enterprise, in 104 companies, in 2006-2012, using data from company medical records, questionnaires, occupational medical, and special ...
Vatovec Christine - - 2013
Healthcare organizations are increasingly examining the impacts of their facilities and operations on the natural environment, their workers, and the broader community, but the ecological impacts of specific healthcare services provided within these institutions have not been assessed. This paper provides a qualitative assessment of healthcare practices that takes into ...
Rémen T - - 2013
Occupational asthma (OA) is most likely to develop in the very early years of exposure. To describe the early incidence of OA among bakers/pastry-makers (BP) and hairdressers and to explore the role of atopy. Following a retrospective follow-up design, subjects were invited to undergo telephone interviews. Those who declared work-related ...
Gubata Marlene E - - 2013
Physically demanding jobs and history of deployment put Soldiers at increased risk for injury, hospitalizations, and disability. Characterizing differences in disability outcomes by occupation and deployment history may identify specific military populations for targeted prevention and intervention programs as well as potential areas of future research. A cross-sectional analysis was ...
Osazuwa-Peters Nosayaba - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Sharp injuries constitute important occupational exposure in hospital environment, and perhaps the newly graduated medical and dental students, known as House Officers, in the first twelve months of their practice, are the most vulnerable of all health workers. This study was designed to examine the nature and prevalence of ...
Brooks Stuart M - - 2013
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
Gehanno J F - - 2013
PURPOSE: General practitioners play or should play a role in occupational medicine (OM), either in diagnosing occupational diseases or in counseling on return to work. Nevertheless, their training has been reported to be insufficient in most single country studies. AIMS: The objectives of this study were to analyze the content ...
Zwerling Alice - - 2013
Interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) have been shown to be highly dynamic tests when used in serial testing for TB infection. However, there is little information demonstrating a clear association between TB exposure and IGRA responses over time, particularly in high TB incidence settings. To assess whether QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube ...
Camacho-Ortiz Adrián - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (OEBPs) is a serious health and safety concern for health care providers. Lack of experience of medical personal in training could make them more susceptible for acquiring infections by these infectious agents. METHODS: We conducted a 5-year retrospective review of all reported occupational exposures. ...
Saito Yoko - - 2013
The number of Japanese working age persons who have experienced a stroke is significantly increasing. In such cases work support is an urgent issue. Although an active cooperation between medical institutions and work support agencies is critical, it has been insufficient, due to an absence of key coordinators with sufficient ...
Harley Lilas - - 2013
Historical inquiry enriches occupational therapy practice by identifying enduring values and inspiring future excellence. This study presents for the first time the pioneering life and work of Philip King Brown, a San Francisco physician who used occupation to treat the physical, mental, and social effects of tuberculosis (TB) at Arequipa ...
- - 2013
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
Bakhtiari Soheila - - 2013
Stress is a nonspecific reaction to everything the body needs. Although occupational stress exists in every occupation, it is seen with more frequency and intensity amongst those occupations related to human health. In this study, we aimed to investigate the level of occupational stress in operating room staffs working in ...
Flach Peter A - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To examine the associations between medical, work-related, organizational and sociodemographic factors and job loss during sick leave in a Dutch population of 4132 employees on sick leave. Methods: Data were assessed by occupational health physicians (OHPs) on sociodemographic, medical, work-related and organizational factors. Odds ratios for job loss ...
Schops Wolfgang - - 2013
In Germany, more than 100 bladder tumor cases are annually recognized as occupational disease and compensated, given that medical experts regard exposure to carcinogenic aromatic amines as a likely cause of cancer. The amount of compensation is initially based on the tumor staging and grading at the time of initial ...
Milligan Gemma S - - 2013
This is a report of the First Conference on Physiological and Physical Employment Standards. This was the first conference of its kind, attended by scientists, physicians, occupational medics, high-ranking politicians and military personal from ten nations.
Wakamiya Shunji - - 2013
There have been no previous reports regarding changes in detailed staff work through electronization in ophthalmology. The efficiency of electronization in ophthalmology was investigated based on the changes in detailed staff work with the introduction of electronic medical records. Inspections and training performed by orthoptists consisted of 88 items. There ...
Kubo Tatsuhiko - - 2013
In order to manage occupational exposure, it is necessary to define exposure. In terms of administrative management however, shift work is difficult to define because there is a wide variance of working schedules which do not belong to ordinal day time work. Thus, many countries define night work, which is ...
Mayer Annyce - - 2013
This article describes the different clinical variants of irritant-induced asthma, specifically focusing on high-dose irritant-induced asthma and irritant-induced work-exacerbated asthma, as well as reviews known causes, addresses the often adverse medical and socioeconomic outcomes of this complex condition, and considers issues of causation from an occupational and environmental medicine perspective.
Rutchik Jonathan S - - 2012
The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. ...
Rauscher Kimberly J - - 2012
Death certificates and medical examiner records have been useful yet imperfect data sources for work-related fatality research and surveillance among adult workers. It is unclear whether this holds for work-related fatalities among adolescent workers who suffer unique detection challenges in part because they are not often thought of as workers. ...
Sinno Hani - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Mastectomy is a common treatment for breast cancer. We set out to quantify the health state utility assessment of living with bilateral mastectomy using previously described validated methods. METHODS: Utility assessments using visual analogue scale (VAS), time trade-off (TTO), and standard gamble (SG) were used to obtain utilities for ...
Bennett Casey C - - 2012
RxNorm was utilized as the basis for direct-capture of medication history data in a live EHR system deployed in a large, multi-state outpatient behavioral healthcare provider in the United States serving over 75,000 distinct patients each year across 130 clinical locations. This tool incorporated auto-complete search functionality for medications and ...
Janetschek Günter - - 2012
EDITORIAL COMMENT on END-2011-0214-CRT.R3 Laparoscopic RPLND: Is it safe, does it harm, what does the robot add? G. Janetschek, Medical University Salzburg, Dept. of Urology.
Norheim Arne Johan - - 2012
Malaise and fainting are unpleasant acupuncture adverse effects. This paper shows how the use of thermography might identify subjects before the systematic responses become clinically significant.
Schmutz Bryan P - - 2013
Unlike the pharmaceutical industry, no empirical research has focused on the factors influencing research and development (R&D) spending in the medical device industry. To fill that gap, this study examines how R&D spending is influenced by prior year cash flow and corporate market value using multiple regression analysis and a ...
Heiligers Phil J M - - 2012
The main subject is the influence of gender and the stage of life on the choice of specialty in medical education. In particular we looked at the influence of intrinsic and external motives on this relationship. The choice of specialty was divided into two moments: the choice between medical specialties ...
Calain Philippe - - 2012
Philippe Calain discusses the health and environmental hazards of extractive industries like mining and explores the tensions that arise when medical humanitarian organizations are called to intervene in emergencies involving the extractive sector.
Patterson P Daniel - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to develop a method to define and rate the severity of adverse events (AEs) in emergency medical services (EMS) safety research. They used a modified Delphi technique to develop a consensus definition of an AE. The consensus definition was as follows: "An adverse event ...
Goldstein H Rafael - - 2011
This study was initiated by a Pastoral Care Department of a large academic medical center in order to establish hospital chaplaincy policies and procedures. Four basic questions were asked about professional hospital chaplains and record keeping. The results of the survey show that the standard of practice is that chaplains ...
Wang N - - 2011
Background: Pharmaceutical industry involvement in biomedicine has produced major benefits but has also caused concern. At present, there is no consensus as to how medical and government organizations should relate to the pharmaceutical industry and this is partly due to the absence of systematic study of the various alternatives. In ...
Winikoff Beverly - - 2011
Medical abortion is one of the most important advances of the last century in the field of reproductive health. However, the introduction and use of the technology varies widely among countries. The article examines the commercial, political, regulatory, and legislative history of the introduction of mifepristone-misoprostol in France and the ...
Ackroyd-Stolarz S A - - 2011
Poison centres are an underutilized source of information on adverse events related to medications, including therapeutic errors and adverse drug reactions. To demonstrate the feasibility of using a poison centres' electronic data to identify and describe adverse events related to medications. This one-year, retrospective cross-sectional pilot study was conducted at ...
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