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The incidence of lidocaine allergy in dentists: an evaluation of 100 general dental practitioners.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland (Department of Oral Surgery).

Objectives: Local anesthetics are some of the most common drugs used in dentistry and about 6 million people daily around the world are subjected to their effect in procedures performed by a similar number of dentists who, in turn, are usually not aware of the fact of being allergic to this group of medications. Assuming that dentists are also patients, and that in their daily practice the contact with the allergen is very frequent, it is essential to assess the incidence of allergy to lidocaine in general dental practitioners.

Material And Methods: The authors evaluated a group of 100 general dental practitioners in whom adverse reactions similar to anaphylaxis occurred after local anesthesia. Read More

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April 2019
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Health risk in road transport workers. Part I. Occupational exposure to chemicals, biomarkers of effect.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Biological and Environmental Monitoring Department).

Motor vehicle emissions constitute a mixture of different chemicals: volatile organic solvents, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, heavy metals, isocyanates, etc. Drivers working in car cabins are exposed to chemicals deriving from incomplete combustion of fuels, exhaust emissions from working engines and fuel evaporation. Concentrations of these substances are rather low and do not exceed the applicable hygiene standards, but some of them pose, or are suspected to pose, carcinogenic risk. Read More

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Occupational stress and musculoskeletal symptoms in firefighters.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (Department of Psychology).

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential association between occupational stress and musculoskeletal symptoms in firefighters.

Material And Methods: Data were collected among Cypriot firefighters through a battery of adapted questionnaires completed anonymously.

Results: A total of 430 firefighters (a response rate of 68%) completed the survey (the age range: 21-60 years). Read More

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March 2019
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A systematic review of the health impacts of occupational exposure to wildland fires.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 26;32(2):121-140. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Canada (Environmental and Occupational Health).

The aim of the paper is to summarize the evidence of health impacts of occupational exposure to wildland fires. The authors searched 3 databases for relevant articles and screened the results. After full-text review, articles were included based on pre-determined criteria. Read More

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Development and implementation of work-related medical rehabilitation in cancer patients using organizational ethnography and action research methodology.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 26;32(2):217-228. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany (Institute for Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Section Rehabilitation and Work).

Objectives: To develop a work-related medical rehabilitation (WMR) program for cancer patients based on the best available evidence, the expertise of rehabilitation professionals and the perspective of the patients, to ensure the fidelity of its implementation and to prepare its subsequent outcome evaluation.

Material And Methods: The implementation study was based on organizational ethnography and action research, and followed a multimethod, participatory and iterative approach to data collection and analysis. The authors carried out observations in 4 rehabilitation centers and conducted focus groups with rehabilitation professionals and patients. Read More

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April 2019
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The mediating role of self-efficacy in the relationship between workplace bullying, mental health and an intention to leave among nurses in Taiwan.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 21;32(2):245-254. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan (Department of Nursing).

Objectives: The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between workplace bullying, mental health and an intention to leave among nurses, and the mediating role of self-efficacy.

Material And Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 385 nurses in Taiwan. Data were collected by means of self-report questionnaires, including the Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised, the General Self-Efficacy Scale, the Chinese Health Questionnaire, and the Employee's Turnover Intentions and Job Destination Choices Scale. Read More

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April 2019
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Factors determining the effectiveness of conservative treatment in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 19;32(2):197-215. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland (Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Physiotherapy).

Objectives: The study aims to assess selected factors contributing to the long-term effects of the conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Material And Methods: Forty-nine individuals diagnosed with CTS were enrolled in the study. The symptoms resulted from occupational hand overuse in 37 patients. Read More

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April 2019
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Cytostatics as hazardous chemicals in healthcare workers' environment.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 19;32(2):141-159. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Chemical Safety).

Cytostatics not only induce significant side-effects in patients treated oncologically but also pose a threat to the health of occupationally exposed healthcare workers: pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other personnel. Since the 1970s numerous reports from various countries have documented the contamination of working areas with cytostatics and the presence of drugs/metabolites in the urine or blood of healthcare employees, which directly indicates the occurrence of occupational exposure to these drugs. In Poland the significant scale of occupational exposure to cytostatics is also confirmed by the data collected in the central register of occupational carcinogens/mutagens kept by the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine. Read More

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April 2019
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Assessment of manual dysfunction in occupationally active women with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 11;32(2):185-196. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Katowice, Poland (Department of Kinesitherapy and Special Methods in Physiotherapy).

Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate 2-point discrimination sense (2PD), strength and kinesthetic differentiation of strength (KDS), range of motion (ROM) and kinesthetic differentiation of movement (KDM) dysfunctions in occupationally active women with mild and moderate forms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) compared to a healthy group.

Material And Methods: The 2PD sense, muscle strength and KDS, as well as the ROM and KDM of the radiocarpal articulation were assessed.

Results: The results of the 2PD sense assessment showed significantly higher values in all the examined fingers in the CTS women group compared to healthy women (p < 0. Read More

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April 2019
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Work-related stress in the Italian banking population and its association with recovery experience.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 11;32(2):255-265. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

University of Florence, Florence, Italy (Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine).

Objectives: Over the past decade, there has been a markedly growing interest in issues involving work-related stress in Europe. In Italy, according to Eurofound, research has demonstrated high levels of stress in the banking sector. With this in mind, a study was conducted to evaluate the peculiarities of hindrance and challenge stressors, and their links with recovery in the Italian banking population. Read More

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Occupational burnout and its overlapping effect with depression and anxiety.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 8;32(2):229-244. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Management and Social Communication).

Objectives: The problem of defining burnout concerns its overlapping effect with other syndromes and disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Additionally, some individual characteristics influence susceptibility to burnout (e.g. Read More

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April 2019
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The introduction of health behavior profiles in the Hungarian Defense Forces: a cluster analysis of lifestyle factors according to the health screening tests performed in 2011–2015

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 20;32(1):99-114. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

University of Physical Education, Budapest, Hungary

Objectives: The main aim of this study was to examine the health behavior patterns of soldiers in the Hungarian Defense Forces and to introduce health behavior profiles according to the cluster analysis of lifestyle factors.

Material And Methods: The soldiers (N = 5475) who underwent health tests in 2011–2015 participated in this cross-sectional study. The factors included in the analysis are the following: age, sex, diseases diagnosed, the body mass index, eating habits, the smoking status, daily physical activity, sporting habits, the presence of psychosomatic symptoms, mental toughness and sleep apnea. Read More

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February 2019
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The relationship between chronic fatigue syndrome, burnout, job satisfaction, social support and age among academics at a tertiary institution

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 02 20;32(1):75-85. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (Department of Psychology)

Objectives: Over the last 20 years, tertiary institutions have been subjected to several changes. This has resulted in increased workloads for academics. Some academics have started to experience symptoms that are related to chronic fatigue syndrome and burnout. Read More

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February 2019
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Duration of breastfeeding and psychomotor development in 1-year-old children - Polish Mother and Child Cohort Study.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 28;32(2):175-184. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Environmental Epidemiology).

Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between breastfeeding duration and child neurodevelopment based on the Polish Mother and Child Cohort Study.

Material And Methods: The current analysis included 501 mother-child pairs. The analysis evaluating the association between the length of breastfeeding and child neurodevelopment considered the following variables: maternal age and body mass index, weight gain during pregnancy, parental level of education, marital status, socioeconomic status, child gender, birthweight, type of delivery, preterm delivery, pre- and postnatal exposure to tobacco constituents and child day care attendance. Read More

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April 2019
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The associations of work style and physical exercise with the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in nurses.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 21;32(1):15-24. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, China (School of Public Health).

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) in nurses, and to explore the association of work style and physical exercise with WMSD in this professional group.

Material And Methods: In this study, a cross-sectional survey design was applied. A questionnaire survey was conducted on 692 nurses in 5 municipal hospitals, in the period August-October 2015. Read More

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February 2019
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The impact of Balint work on alexithymia, perceived stress, perceived social support and burnout among physicians working in palliative care: a longitudinal study.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 20;32(1):53-63. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila," Bucharest, Romania (Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Psychology).

Objectives: Physicians working with palliative patients have a substantial risk of emotional exhaustion because of their daily confrontation with suffering and death. Common concerns include alexithymia, high stress, low perceived social support and a greater burnout risk. This longitudinal study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Balint training in preventing the development of these symptoms in these medical professionals. Read More

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February 2019

Assessing the impact of certain exercises on the spatial head posture.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 5;32(1):43-51. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Bronislaw Czech Physical Academy Education, Kraków, Poland (Orthopedic Rehabilitation Institute, Clinical Rehabilitation Division, Motor Rehabilitation Department).

Objectives: The head constitutes 6% of the total body weight, which is linked to the cervical spine and all other joints through the kinematic chain by various muscles. The forward head posture is one of the most common postural disorders and seems to be especially dangerous. The goal of the work was to assess the impact of 4 weeks of training neck and nape muscles on the head posture. Read More

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February 2019
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The awareness of caregivers about their children's exposure to ionizing radiation accompanying medical procedures: the assessment study.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 24;32(1):65-73. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland (Department of Physiology).

Objectives: The aim of the study was a survey-based assessment concerning parents of children undergoing CT examinations and their knowledge of detailed information about procedures involved in imaging diagnostics.

Material And Methods: A statistical analysis of 108 surveys of parents of children undergoing CT studies in the Department of Pediatric Radiology in Poznań, Poland was done, with the use of Statistica software.

Results: In result of the evaluation of all subsections of the substantive question number, the majority of answers were incorrect (68-98%). Read More

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February 2019
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Energy expenditure of athletes' endurance and strength in the light of the Polish energy intake standards.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 22;32(1):1-13. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

University of Physical Education in Krakow, Kraków, Poland (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry).

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to estimate training energy expenditure (TEE) and daily energy expenditure (DEE) in the Polish elite athletes engaged in endurance sports and power sports, and to compare their levels with the Polish energy intake standards.

Material And Methods: The study sample consisted of 30 athletes (15 women and 15 men) whose energy expenditure was estimated based on heart rate monitoring.

Results: The mean values of DEE obtained for women engaged in endurance sports (WE - women endurance) and power sports (WP - women power) were 3201±533 kcal and 3217±554 kcal, respectively. Read More

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February 2019
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Efficacy of the use of the McKenzie and Vojta methods to treat discopathy-associated syndromes in the pediatric population.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 21;32(1):33-41. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Technical University in Dresden, Dresden, Germany (Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering).

Objectives: This paper evaluates the efficacy of using the McKenzie and Vojta methods for patients with low back pain and the use of the DIERS Formetric 4D system as an objective diagnostic tool.

Material And Methods: The study enrolled 28 patients aged 15-17 years old. The patients were hospitalized at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Świętokrzyskie Center for Pediatrics in Kielce with a diagnosis of back pain associated with a discopathy. Read More

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February 2019
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Effect of physiotherapy on spinal alignment in children with postural defects.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 16;32(1):25-32. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Technical University in Dresden, Dresden, Germany (Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering).

Objectives: This paper assesses the effect of neurophysiological rehabilitation in children with postural defects on the depth of thoracic kyphosis, lateral spinal deviation and rotation of spinal motor segments.

Material And Methods: A total of 201 patients aged 8-15 years old with a postural defect diagnosed by medical examination were enrolled. The analyzed parameters were determined using the DIERS system before the first therapeutic session and after 4 weeks of therapy. Read More

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February 2019
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The relationship between psychosocial risks and occupational functioning among miners.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 27;32(1):87-98. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Poznań University of Technology, Poznań, Poland (Department of Ergonomics and Quality Management).

Objectives: This paper presents the results of research on the scale of psychosocial risks among miners. A comparative analysis was made, comparing the research results with the data obtained from workers in the following industries: metal, energy, chemical and construction - along with an indication of the relationship between stressful working conditions and the occupational functioning of the respondents.

Material And Methods: The study involved 483 adults employed in mines in Poland. Read More

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February 2019
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Analysis of bus drivers reaction to simulated traffic collision situations - eye-tracking studies.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Apr 21;32(2):161-174. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Blacksburg, USA.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to establish whether the driver's visual strategy may influence a driver's behavior to avoid a crash in a high-risk situation. Any published papers on drivers' visual strategies just before a crash were not found.

Material And Methods: Tests were performed using a high-tech driving bus simulator. Read More

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April 2019
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The prevelance of metabolic syndrome on the sample of paramedics

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 18;31(6):741–751. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

The Jan Kochanowski University (UJK) in Kielce, Kielce, Poland (The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The Institute of Medical Sciences)

Objectives: The term metabolic syndrome (MetS) refers to the coexistence of interlinked risk factors of metabolic origin, contributing to the development of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular diseases as well as type 2 diabetes and their cardiovascular complications. The aim of the study is the assessment of the prevalence of MetS among paramedics of the Świętokrzyskie Center of Emergency Medical Services, depending on the adopted diagnostic criteria.

Material And Methods: The study included 140 paramedics (2 women and 138 men), aged 23–60 years old (median = 43 years, average age = 41. Read More

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December 2018
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Hip joint arthroscopy in professionally active patients with osteoarthritis.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Feb 20;32(1):115-120. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland (Department of Angiology, Interfaculty Chair of Anatomy and Histology).

Objectives: The primary endpoints of the study were to assess the effectiveness of hip joint arthroscopy in the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in patients with joint gap stenosis and to determine if and how quickly patients were able to return to work and physical activity.

Material And Methods: The prospective study of patients undergoing hip joint arthroscopy due to pain in FAI has been conducted. They were divided into 2 groups depending on the degree of the radiological examination. Read More

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February 2019
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Evaluation of circulating microparticles in healthy medical workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation: A preliminary study.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 18;31(6):783-793. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Atomic Energy Commission of Syria (AECS), Damascus, Syria (Radiobiology Laboratory, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology).

Objectives: Ionizing radiation was known to cause disruption of cytoskeleton. However, the disorganization of the cytoskeleton leads to form microparticles (MP) that carry membrane and cytoplasmic constituents from their parent cells they are released from. Therefore, authors investigated the effect of the occupational exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation on MP levels. Read More

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December 2018
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The distribution and excretion of 1-Methylnaphthalene in rats exposed to 1-Methylnaphthalene by inhalation.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 18;31(6):763-770. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Biological and Environmental Monitoring).

Objectives: 1-Methylnaphthalene (1-MN) is a constituent of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, the chemicals that have become ubiquitous in the environment as result of natural and industrial process. This paper reports a study on the distribution and excretion of 1-MN in rats after single and repeated inhalation exposure to 1-MN vapor.

Material And Methods: Male Wistar rats were exposed to 1-MN vapor at nominal concentrations of 50 mg/m3 or 200 mg/m3 in the dynamic inhalation chambers (TSE Systems Head Nose Only Exposure) for 6 h (single exposure) or 5 days (6 h/day, repeated exposure). Read More

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December 2018
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The system of values and styles of success in the medical career: A longitudinal study.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 12 18;31(6):823-835. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland (Faculty of Psychology).

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the relation between system values during medical education and styles of success in the medical career.

Material And Methods: The participants were first examined when they applied to the medical school. Questionnaires were given to these students each academic year. Read More

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December 2018
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The respiratory effects of toner exposure according to long-term occupational toner handling history: A longitudinal analysis, 2004-2013.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 17;31(6):809-822. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka, Japan (Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, Department of Work Systems and Health).

Objectives: This report shows the relationship between toner exposure and respiratory effects for individuals with a longterm occupational toner-handling history, from 2004 to 2013.

Material And Methods: Authors studied 752 Japanese male workers in toner handling workshops. A total of 673 men who participated in an annual monitoring survey were analyzed in this study. Read More

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December 2018
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Evaluation of the safety of users of active implantable medical devices (AIMD) in the working environment in terms of exposure to electromagnetic fields - Practical approach to the requirements of European Directive 2013/35/EU.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 12 5;31(6):795-808. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, Warszawa, Poland (Laboratory of Electromagnetic Hazards).

Objectives: Electromagnetic fields (EMF) may cause malfunctions in electronic devices, in particular in active implantable medical devices (AIMD), along with discomfort or health hazards to users. The use of AIMD by workers is increasing (especially cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and wearable insulin infusion pumps). Electromagnetic fields may be much stronger in the working environment than applied in basic immunity tests of AIMD (based on EN 60601- 1-2:2015 and EN 50527-1:2016). Read More

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December 2018
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Letter to the Editor (April 4, 2018) concerning the paper "Histological findings and lung dust analysis as the basis for occupational disease compensation in asbestos-related lung cancer in Germany".

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 28;31(6):845-847. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Canton, USA (Retired).

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December 2018
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Low frequency electromagnetic waves increase human sperm motility - A pilot study revealing the potent effect of 43 kHz radiation.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 28;31(6):723-739. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland (Department for Health Problems of Aging).

Objectives: Abnormalities in the timing and course of spermatozoa capacitation and hyperactivation underlie common pathologies related to male infertility. Recent data shows that low frequency electromagnetic waves may influence cell membrane potential and permeability. It is therefore possible that low frequency electromagnetic waves could affect the maturation and motility processes of spermatozoa. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of sports and physical activity with obesity among teenagers in Poland.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 22;31(6):771-782. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Polish Telemedicine and eHealth Society, Warszawa, Poland.

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to assess the relationship between the body mass index and sports and physical activities in an unbiased, simple, random sample of teenagers from mid-northeastern Poland.

Material And Methods: Children and adolescents aged 10-19 years old were surveyed. The Internet-based survey was conducted to collect information on physical activity, leisure time, studying hours, weight, and height. Read More

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December 2018
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Letter to the Editor (February 14, 2018) concerning the paper "Histological findings and lung dust analysis as the basis for occupational disease compensation in asbestos-related lung cancer in Germany".

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 13;31(6):837-839. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany (University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg, Institute and Outpatients' Clinic for Occupational and Social Medicine (IPAS)).

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December 2018
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Health promotion and prevention in occupational health systems in Europe.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Occupational Diseases and Environmental Health).

Objectives: In the contemporary Western culture, working population health issues, stressed in various publications, have been perceived as a crucial part of public health. To deal with occupational health issues properly, occupational health services (OHS), aiming at the protection of the workers' health, are organized in many countries. The survey was to find the differences in occupational health systems that the European Economic Area countries use in order to execute prophylactic activities focused on diseases of affluence and how the OHS are used for health promotion actions. Read More

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October 2018
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Clara cells protein, prolactin and transcription factors of protein NF-ĸB and c-Jun/AP-1 levels in rats inhaled to stainless steel welding dust and its soluble form.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 3;31(5):613-632. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Biological and Environmental Monitoring).

Objectives: Welding processes that generate fumes containing toxic metals, such as hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), manganese, and nickel (Ni), have been implicated in lung injury, inflammation, and lung tumor promotion in animal models. Bronchiolar epithelium Clara cells/club cells, coordinate these inflammatory responses. Clara cells secretory protein (CC16) with ant-inflammatory role. Read More

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October 2018
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Environmental non-persistent endocrine-disrupting chemicals exposure and reproductive hormones levels in adult men.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 18;31(5):551-573. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Environmental Epidemiology).

Non-persistent endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are exogenous, man-made substances present in the environment that may interfere with the natural human hormones and may exert adverse consequences on human organism. Endocrinedisrupting chemicals have been suspected to be associated with altered reproductive function in the case of males and females. Environmental endocrine-disrupting non-persistent chemicals like parabens, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), synthetic pyrethroids and organophosphate pesticides are found in various products such as metal food cans, plastic bottles, detergents, personal care products or chemicals used for fighting against insects. Read More

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October 2018
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Presence and use of automated external defibrillators in occupational setting, Belgium.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 29;31(5):603-611. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (Department of Public Health).

Objectives: Few studies focus on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the occupational setting. Therefore, this study describes the presence and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) at Belgian workplaces during the period 2012-2014.

Material And Methods: A self-constructed questionnaire was developed and sent to internal prevention counselors. Read More

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October 2018
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Development and validation of the Polish version of Colquitt’s Organizational Justice Measure

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Łukasz Baka

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 3;31(4):415-427. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), Warszawa, Poland (Department of Social Psychology).

Objectives: Organizational justice is an important predictor of employees’ well-being and job performance. Colquitt’s Organizational Justice Measure (OJM) was designed to assess four aspects of justice – distributive, procedural, interpersonal and informational. The lack of a Polish version of the tool, however, has precluded its application in Poland. Read More

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July 2018
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Environmental exposure to non-persistent endocrine disrupting chemicals and semen quality: An overview of the current epidemiological evidence

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 11;31(4):377-414. Epub 2018 May 11.

“Gameta” Hospital, Rzgów, Poland (Department of Gynecology and Reproduction)

Some of the recent publications have reported a decline in semen quality in the last few decades. This phenomenon is associated with environmental factors, particularly with exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The aim of this publication is to critically review the literature on exposure to the following 6 ubiquitous environmental non-persistent EDCs: bisphenol A, triclosan, parabens, synthetic pyrethroids, organophosphate pesticides and phthalates, and on their influence on semen quality measured as sperm concentration, sperm volume, total sperm count, motility, total motile count, morphology, sperm motion, sperm DNA damage (comet extent, tail length, tail distributed moment, percent of DNA located in the tail (tail%), DNA fragmentation index, high DNA stainability, X:Y ratio and aneuploidy. Read More

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July 2018
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Health promotion for the aging workforce in Poland.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 3;31(6):753-761. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy.

Objectives: The aging of the workforce is an issue that calls for concrete measures to promote the health of older workers. This study reports on the results of the European "ProHealth65+" research project interventions conducted in Poland in relation to workplace health promotion for older workers (WHPOW) and the institutions involved in these programs.

Material And Methods: A three-stage search of peer-reviewed and grey literature on the WHPOW in Poland. Read More

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December 2018
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Silicosis in Switzerland.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 16;31(5):659-676. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Suva, Lucerne, Switzerland (Division of Occupational Medicine).

Objectives: The correlation between quartz dust concentrations in the Swiss enterprises and the incidence of silicosis and other related diseases acknowledged as occupational diseases (OD) was investigated.

Material And Methods: Quartz dust concentrations were obtained from Suva's databases of occupational health surveillance measurements between 2005 and 2014. Information on quartz dust-related diseases was from medical dossiers of workers with OD acknowledged by Suva between 2005 and 2014. Read More

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October 2018
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The analysis of drivers' reaction time using cell phone in the case of vehicle stabilization task.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 5;31(5):633-648. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania (Department of Automobile Engineering).

Objectives: The article analyzes the driver's psychophysiological qualities such as complex reaction and individual ability to control the vehicle that has suddenly lost its stability. The comparative analysis of the duration of reaction time was performed to assess the negative influence of speaking on a phone and driving with one hand.

Material And Methods: The experimental research was carried out on special training grounds with the road surface having low adhesion coefficient, where sudden lateral vehicle destabilization was caused by the moving plate mounted on the road surface. Read More

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October 2018
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Revision of reciprocal action of mercury and selenium.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 18;31(5):575-592. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Biological and Environmental Monitoring, Metal Analyses Laboratory).

Diverse forms of mercury (Hg) have various effects on animals and humans because of a variety of routes of administration. Inorganic mercury (iHg) binds to thiol groups of proteins and enzymes in one's body or is methylated by microorganisms. Organic form of Hg, contrary to the iHg, is more stable but may be demethylated to Hg2+ in the tissue of intestinal flora. Read More

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October 2018
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Work ability of aging teachers in Bulgaria.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 8;31(5):593-602. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

National Center of Public Health and Analyses, Sofia, Bulgaria (Department "Health at Work").

Objectives: The work ability of aging teachers is of special interest because of high risk of stress. The aim of the study was to follow the work ability of aging teachers and compare it with that of aging non-teacher professionals.

Material And Methods: The study included 424 teachers of age ≤ 44 years old (N = 140) and ≥ 45 years old (N = 284), with about 10% male teachers in both age groups, matched by sex and age with non-teacher professionals. Read More

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October 2018
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The effect of prenatal exposure on disposition of hexachloronaphthalene in female Wistar rats and fetal compartment.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 4;31(5):685-695. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland (Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Toxicology).

Objectives: Due to structural and toxicological similarities to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) were included in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in 2015. Hexachloronaphthalene (HxCN) is considered to be one of the most toxic congeners of PCNs. The objective of this study was to determine the maternal and fetal tissue concentrations of hexachloronaphthalene after a single administration. Read More

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October 2018
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The mediating role of nurses' professional commitment in the relationship between core self-evaluation and job satisfaction.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 11;31(5):649-658. Epub 2018 May 11.

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia (Faculty of Economics).

Objectives: The aim of this study has been to examine the degree to which it is possible to predict job satisfaction in hospital nurses based on core self-evaluation and the nurses' professional commitment. Psychological constructs of nurses' professional commitment could predict a level of job satisfaction.

Material And Methods: A cross-sectional design was applied. Read More

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October 2018
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