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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30773744/beyond-stanton-and-pott-hypothesis-carbon-nanotubes-induced-malignant-mesothelioma-as-a-disease-of-gene-loss
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LETTER
Go J Yoshida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30767335/emergency-response-to-occupational-brucellosis-in-a-pharmaceutical-manufacturing-enterprise
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LETTER
Go J Yoshida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30761684/occupational-differences-in-standardized-mortality-ratios-for-non-melanotic-skin-cancer-and-melanoma-in-exposed-areas-among-individuals-with-fitzpatrick-skin-types-iii-and-iv
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Jaeyong Shin, Kee Yang Chung, Eun-Cheol Park, Kyoung Ae Nam, Jin-Ha Yoon
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify subpopulations vulnerable to skin cancer by occupations, among individuals with Fitzpatrick skin types III and IV. METHODS: Data were retrieved from the national mortality registry of Korean National Statistical Office (KNSO) from 1993 to 2012, including all medical certificates of death written and confirmed by physicians. Medical certificates of death from 1993 to 2012 were obtained from the national mortality registry of Korean National Statistical Office...
February 13, 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30734418/one-year-weight-loss-maintenance-outcomes-following-a-worksite-based-weight-reduction-program-among-japanese-men-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Rumi Tsukinoki, Tomonori Okamura, Nagako Okuda, Aya Kadota, Yoshitaka Murakami, Masahiko Yanagita, Naomi Miyamatsu, Katsuyuki Miura, Hirotsugu Ueshima
OBJECTIVES: Worksite-based programs present a simple and effective approach to facilitate weight reduction in employees. Despite the importance of 1-year weight loss maintenance, studies have generally focused on the short-term effects of weight reduction programs. In addition, little is known about the long-term weight maintenance outcomes in Asian populations. We examined the long-term maintenance effects of a worksite-based weight reduction program among Japanese men with cardiovascular risk factors...
February 7, 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698348/comprehensive-review-of-2-ethyl-1-hexanol-as-an-indoor-air-pollutant
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REVIEW
Takanari Wakayama, Yuki Ito, Kiyoshi Sakai, Mio Miyake, Eiji Shibata, Hiroyuki Ohno, Michihiro Kamijima
OBJECTIVES: 2-Ethyl-1-hexanol (2EH), a fragrance ingredient and a raw material for the production of plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, is responsible for sick building syndrome (SBS). This review aims to clarify the 2EH characteristics as an indoor air pollutant such as indoor air concentration, emission mechanism, toxicity, and clinical effects. METHODS: Scientific publications in English that has been made available on PubMed as of June 2018 and ad hoc publications in regional languages were reviewed...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698347/diving-patterns-and-decompression-sickness-among-south-korean-fishery-divers
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Su Gang Cha, Young Seok Byun, Man Joong Jeon, Joon Sakong
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to report the characteristics of diving practice and the incidence of decompression sickness (DCS) among South Korean fishery divers. METHODS: We sent out questionnaires to 215 registered boat owners, and 196 of the fishery divers responded. The questionnaire was comprised of demographical characteristics, diving-related characteristics, and experiences with DCS. DCS was classified into types I and II based on the symptoms. RESULTS: Their average length of career in fishery diving was 18...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698346/update-of-occupational-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Narufumi Suganuma, Yuji Natori, Hajime Kurosawa, Makiko Nakano, Takahiko Kasai, Yasuo Morimoto
OBJECTIVE: Occupational Lung Disease is an oldest but still a biggest problem in occupational health. METHODS: Steering Committee members of the Japan Society for Occupational Health (JSOH) Occupational Lung Disease Study Group selected and summarized current topics on occupational lung diseases based on expert opinion, as informed by governmental regulation, public health concerns, and frequently discussed in related academic conferences. RESULTS: The topics included in this review are professional education in medical screening skills, 2014 update of Helsinki Criteria, respiratory diseases found in the earthquake and tsunami affected regions, newly recognized occupational lung diseases, and potential respiratory health hazards...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698345/social-support-at-work-and-mental-distress-a-three-wave-study-of-normal-reversed-and-reciprocal-relationships
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Carolina Sconfienza, Petra Lindfors, Annika Lantz Friedrich, Magnus Sverke
OBJECTIVES: This longitudinal study aimed to investigate the causal relationships between social support at work and mental health in terms of mental distress. Despite assuming social support at work to be associated with less mental distress, reversed and reciprocal relationships were investigated as well. METHODS: Self-reports in questionnaires of social support and mental distress were collected longitudinally, with annual measurements over three consecutive years, among 301 office workers (57% women) in Sweden...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698344/prevalence-of-pneumoconiosis-among-young-adults-aged-24-44-years-in-a-heavily-industrialized-province-of-china
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Jun-Qin Zhao, Jian-Guo Li, Chun-Xiang Zhao
OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to clarify (i) the prevalence of pneumoconiosis among young adults and (ii) the factors associated with pneumoconiosis among young adults to explore targeted solution for control of pneumoconiosis among young adults (aged 24-44 years). METHODS: The new cases diagnosed from 2001 to 2015 (extracted from the National Occupational Disease and Occupational Health Information Monitoring System) were involved in this research, including information of employer, patient's name, date of birth, gender, date of diagnosis, first year of dust exposure, duration of exposure, aggregation etc RESULTS: A total of 1519 pneumoconiosis cases were diagnosed among young adults (21...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698343/a-strategy-for-the-reduction-of-formaldehyde-concentration-in-a-hospital-pathology-laboratory
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Masanori Ogawa, Isamu Kabe, Yasuhiro Terauchi, Shigeru Tanaka
OBJECTIVES: Formaldehyde is routinely used in pathology laboratories. The threshold limit value of formaldehyde determined by American and Japanese organizations is 0.1 ppm, which is similar to the indoor air quality guideline value (0.08 ppm). Therefore, maintaining low formaldehyde concentrations in the workplace is imperative. The purpose of this study was to reduce the concentration of formaldehyde in a hospital pathology laboratory, in which approximately 15 000 pathological diagnoses are conducted yearly, using hardware and software interventions...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698342/organizational-response-to-workplace-violence-and-its-association-with-depressive-symptoms-a-nationwide-survey-of-1966-korean-ems-providers
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Ji-Hwan Kim, Nagyeong Lee, Ja Young Kim, Soo Jin Kim, Cassandra Okechukwu, Seung-Sup Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether organizational responses modified the associations between experiencing violence and depressive symptoms among emergency workers. METHODS: A nationwide survey of 1966 Korean emergency medical service (EMS) providers was analyzed. Experience of workplace violence (ie, physical violence, verbal abuse) was classified into four groups based on the victims' reporting and organizational responses: (i) "Not experienced," (ii) "Experienced, not reported," (iii) "Experienced, reported, responded by organization,"and (iv) "Experienced, reported, not responded by organization...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698341/job-characteristics-as-risk-factors-for-early-retirement-due-to-ill-health-the-korean-longitudinal-study-of-aging-2006-2014
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Mo-Yeol Kang, Jun-Pyo Myong, Hyoung-Ryoul Kim
OBJECTIVES: To investigate work-related factors that contribute to early retirement due to ill health (ERIH) in middle-aged and elderly people in Korea. METHODS: Data were collected from a sample from the first through the fifth phases of the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging which was conducted biennially from 2006 to 2014. ERIH was defined as the retirement of workers due to health problems before their scheduled or regular retirement age as reported in one of the follow-up surveys...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698340/a-long-term-perspective-on-cardiovascular-job-stress-research
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REVIEW
Tores Theorell
This review provides perspectives on cardiovascular occupational stress research since the 1960s until now. The author argues for closer links between basic science and clinical follow-up examinations of patients. In an excellent way urinary excretion of adrenaline and noradrenaline during wake hours mirrors day to day or week to week variations in sympathomedullary activity which could be related to variations in the patient's and cardiovascular and psychosocial situation. Modern methods for following variations over time in heart contractility should also be related to the patients' psychosocial situation...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698339/randomized-controlled-trial-of-web-based-weight-loss-intervention-with-human-support-for-male-workers-under-40
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Itsuko Ozaki, Izumi Watai, Mariko Nishijima, Nozomu Saito
OBJECTIVES: Human support can boost weight reduction in Internet-based weight-loss intervention. However, the most effective way to combine human support and the Internet for weight loss is unclear. This study aimed to examine the effects of two weight-loss programs for male workers aged 18-39 that combined different intensities of human support with website support compared to a delayed-intervention group (control group; CG), in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Seventy-one participants with overweight or obesity were allocated to one of three 12-week treatment programs...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698338/direct-methyl-esterification-with-2-2-dimethoxypropane-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-urinary-metabolites-of-toluene-xylene-styrene-and-ethylbenzene-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Akito Takeuchi, Akira Namera, Norihiro Sakui, Shinobu Yamamoto, Kenji Yamamuro, Osamu Nishinoiri, Yoko Endo, Ginji Endo
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop a simple and accurate gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for simultaneous determination of four urinary metabolites from four organic solvents, that is, hippuric acid (HA) from toluene, methylhippuric acid (MHA) from xylene, and mandelic acid (MA) and phenylglyoxylic acid (PGA) from styrene or ethylbenzene for biological monitoring. METHODS: The four metabolites were directly methyl-esterified with 2,2-dimethoxypropane and analyzed using GC-MS...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698337/validation-of-a-smart-chair-and-corresponding-smartphone-app-as-an-objective-measure-of-desk-based-sitting
#16
Anass Arrogi, Filip Boen, Jan Seghers
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the validity of a smart chair and corresponding smartphone app (chair&app) to measure sitting time and sitting interruptions against camera-derived observation and activPAL. METHODS: Belgian deskbound university employees (n = 28, 17 women, mean age 30 ± 7.5 years, mean BMI 22.1 ± 2.0 kg/m2 ) were provided with the chair&app in three conditions: a controlled condition (following a prescribed protocol), a free-living condition (conducting usual office work for 2 hours), and an extended free-living condition (conducting usual office work for three consecutive days)...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698336/influence-of-the-type-of-occupation-on-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-in-men-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2010-2012
#17
Sara Kwon, Won Kim, Seoyon Yang, Kyoung Hyo Choi
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the influence of different types of lifetime occupation on knee osteoarthritis (OA) and pain based on a nationwide survey in Korea. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study using Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) from 2010 to 2012. Men ≥50 years old were divided into four occupational groups: white-collar (WC) workers, pink-collar (PC) workers, blue-collar (BC) workers, and agribusiness and low-level (AL) workers...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698335/bermuda-grass-pollen-allergen-implicated-in-clinically-relevant-cross-reactivity-to-multiple-grains-a-case-report
#18
Jihye Lee, Young Joong Kang
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially fatal type of allergic reaction and is characterized by the rapid development of symptoms in the respiratory and circulatory systems, possibly leading to death if not treated properly. Occupational anaphylaxis, which does not exhibit significant differences in pathogenesis from the nonoccupational form, develops in response to work-related triggers. However, the onset of occupational anaphylaxis can also be triggered by other factors...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30698334/factors-of-occurrence-and-improvement-methods-of-presenteeism-attributed-to-diabetes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Koji Mori, Takahiro Mori, Tomohisa Nagata, Masako Nagata, Mahoko Iwasaki, Hiroki Sakai, Koki Kimura, Natsumi Shinzato
OBJECTIVE: A systematic review was performed to study factors of occurrence and improvement methods of presenteeism attributed to diabetes. METHODS: We set 2 clinical questions; (a) how comorbidities and complications of diabetes induce presenteeism and (b) what interventions or conditions effectively improve presenteeism. Then, we conducted a comprehensive search with MEDLINE/PubMed and Scopus databases and extracted those that met the clinical questions. RESULTS: Eighteen papers studied occurrence of presenteeism by comorbidities and complications of diabetes...
January 2019: Journal of Occupational Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30259880/the-association-of-work-related-stressors-and-their-changes-over-time-with-the-development-of-metabolic-syndrome-the-furukawa-nutrition-and-health-study
#20
Miwa Yamaguchi, Masafumi Eguchi, Shamima Akter, Takeshi Kochi, Huanhuan Hu, Ikuko Kashino, Keisuke Kuwahara, Isamu Kabe, Tetsuya Mizoue
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations of work-related stressors and their changes over time with the risk of developing metabolic syndrome (MetS) among Japanese manufacturing workers. METHODS: Participants were 1,040 employees aged 19 to 68 years who were free from MetS at baseline and completed the three year-interval follow-up survey. MetS was defined according to the Joint Interim Statement. Work-related stressors (job strain, job demands, job control, and worksite social support) were assessed based on the Job Content Questionnaire and were split into two categories (low and high) by the median value at each survey...
November 27, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
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