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Diagnostic methods to assess inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength
Impairment of (inspiratory and expiratory) respiratory muscles is a common clinical finding, not only in patients with neuromuscular disease but also in patients with primary disease of the lung parenchyma or airways. Although such impairment is common, its recognition is usually delayed because its signs and symptoms are nonspecific and late. This delayed recognition, or even the lack thereof, occurs because the diagnostic tests used in the assessment of respiratory muscle strength are not widely known and available. There are various methods of assessing respiratory muscle strength during the inspiratory and expiratory p...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison between objective measures of smoking and self-reported smoking status in patients with asthma or COPD: are our patients telling us the truth?
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that high proportions of smoking pulmonary patients with lung disease falsely declare themselves to be nonsmokers. The accurate classification of smoking status is pivotal to the treatment of lung diseases. Objective measures of smoking could be helpful in improving clinical management and counseling. OBJETIVO: O tabagismo autodeclarado é usado frequentemente para estimar a prevalência dessa condição. As taxas de tabagismo podem ser subestimadas por esse método. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a diferença entre o tabagismo autodeclarado e o tabagismo determinado pelo uso de medid...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of quality of life in patients with advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma treated with a combination of carboplatin and paclitaxel
CONCLUSIONS: Chemotherapy was found to improve certain aspects of HRQoL in patients with advanced-stage NSCLC. OBJETIVO: O carcinoma pulmonar de células não pequenas (CPCNP) é tipo mais comum de câncer de pulmão. Como a maioria dos pacientes é diagnosticada em estágio avançado, a quimioterapia paliativa é a única opção de tratamento. Este estudo avaliou a qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde (QVRS) de pacientes com CPCNP avançado no decorrer da quimioterapia paliativa com carboplatina e paclitaxel. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo de casos múltiplos de pacientes ambulatoriais com CPCNP em estágio avançado...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Variability of the perception of dyspnea in healthy subjects assessed through inspiratory resistive loading
Conclusions: The scores for perceived dyspnea induced by inspiratory resistive loading in healthy subjects presented wide variability. The perception of dyspnea was classified as low in 31% of the subjects, intermediate in 45%, and high in 24%. There was no association between the level of perception of dyspnea and the level of physical activity (IPAQ or six-minute walk distance). Objetivo: Poucos estudos avaliaram a variabilidade da percepção da dispneia em indivíduos saudáveis. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a variabilidade da percepção da dispneia em indivíduos saudáveis através do uso de cargas resistivas...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Lung-dominant connective tissue disease among patients with interstitial lung disease: prevalence, functional stability, and common extrathoracic features
CONCLUSIONS: In our LD-CTD group, there was predominance of females and the patients showed mild spirometric abnormalities at diagnosis, with differing underlying ILD patterns that were mostly unclassifiable on HRCT and by histology. We found functional stability on follow-up. Esophageal dilatation on HRCT and scleroderma pattern on nailfold capillaroscopy were frequent findings and might come to serve as diagnostic criteria. OBJETIVO: Descrever as características de uma coorte de pacientes com colagenose pulmão dominante (CPD). MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de pacientes com doença pulmonar intersticial (DPI), anticorp...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Diffuse aspiration bronchiolitis: analysis of 20 consecutive patients
CONCLUSIONS: Young to middle-aged subjects with recognizable predisposing factors for aspiration and who report a history of recurrent pneumonia are at increased risk for DAB. Although DAB is not well recognized, certain chest CT features are characteristic of the disorder. OBJETIVO: A aspiração pode causar diferentes síndromes pulmonares, algumas das quais não são bem reconhecidas. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar as correlações demográficas, clínicas, radiológicas e histopatológicas da bronquiolite aspirativa difusa (BAD), um distúrbio bronquiolocêntrico causado por aspiração recorrente. MÉTODOS: Estud...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Uncoupling protein-2 mRNA expression in mice subjected to intermittent hypoxia
Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first report of the effect of intermittent hypoxia on UCP2 expression. Our findings suggest that UCP2 regulates insulin production in OSA. Further study of the role that UCP2 plays in the glycemic control of OSA patients is warranted. Objetivo: Investigar o efeito da hipóxia intermitente com um modelo de apneia obstrutiva do sono (AOS) sobre a expressão de uncoupling protein-2 (UCP2), assim como sobre perfis glicêmicos e lipídicos, em camundongos C57BL. Métodos: Camundongos C57BL machos foram expostos a hipóxia intermitente ou hipóxia simulada (grupo controle) 8 h/dia duran...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Preventing smoking during pregnancy: the importance of maternal knowledge of the health hazards and of the treatment options available
CONCLUSIONS: Among pregnant women, active smoking, passive smoking, and alternative forms of tobacco consumption appear to be highly prevalent, and such women seem to possess little knowledge about the consequences of tobacco use. Educational programs that include information about the consequences of all forms of tobacco use, employing new and effective formats tailored to this particular population, should be developed, in order to promote smoking prevention and cessation among pregnant women. Further samples to explore regional and cultural adaptations should be evaluated. OBJETIVO: Examinar o padrão de consumo do taba...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Cognitive impairment in COPD: a systematic review
The objectives of this study were to characterize and clarify the relationships between the various cognitive domains affected in COPD patients and the disease itself, as well as to determine the prevalence of impairment in the various cognitive domains in such patients. To that end, we performed a systematic review using the following databases: PubMed, Scopus, and ScienceDirect. We included articles that provided information on cognitive impairment in COPD patients. The review of the findings of the articles showed a significant relationship between COPD and cognitive impairment. The most widely studied cognitive domains...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Lymphadenopathy and fever in a chef during a stay in Europe
This case illustrates a rare presentation (as lymphadenopathy and fever) of one of the most common zoonotic diseases worldwide-brucellosis-in a 22-year-old Brazilian male (a chef) who had recently returned to Brazil after having lived in and traveled around Europe for one year. The histopathology, clinical history, and response to treatment were all consistent with a diagnosis of brucellosis, which was confirmed by PCR in a urine sample. We also review some aspects of brucellosis, such as the clinical features, diagnosis, and management.Ilustramos aqui um caso de uma apresentação atípica (na forma de linfadenomegalia e ...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Congenital thoracic malformations in pediatric patients: two decades of experience
This case illustrates a rare presentation (as lymphadenopathy and fever) of one of the most common zoonotic diseases worldwide-brucellosis-in a 22-year-old Brazilian male (a chef) who had recently returned to Brazil after having lived in and traveled around Europe for one year. The histopathology, clinical history, and response to treatment were all consistent with a diagnosis of brucellosis, which was confirmed by PCR in a urine sample. We also review some aspects of brucellosis, such as the clinical features, diagnosis, and management.Ilustramos aqui um caso de uma apresentação atípica (na forma de linfadenomegalia e ...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Cutaneous tuberculosis as metastatic tuberculous abscess
This case illustrates a rare presentation (as lymphadenopathy and fever) of one of the most common zoonotic diseases worldwide-brucellosis-in a 22-year-old Brazilian male (a chef) who had recently returned to Brazil after having lived in and traveled around Europe for one year. The histopathology, clinical history, and response to treatment were all consistent with a diagnosis of brucellosis, which was confirmed by PCR in a urine sample. We also review some aspects of brucellosis, such as the clinical features, diagnosis, and management.Ilustramos aqui um caso de uma apresentação atípica (na forma de linfadenomegalia e ...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Tracheobronchomalacia in a patient on invasive mechanical ventilation: the role of electrical impedance tomography in its detection and positive end-expiratory pressure titration
This case illustrates a rare presentation (as lymphadenopathy and fever) of one of the most common zoonotic diseases worldwide-brucellosis-in a 22-year-old Brazilian male (a chef) who had recently returned to Brazil after having lived in and traveled around Europe for one year. The histopathology, clinical history, and response to treatment were all consistent with a diagnosis of brucellosis, which was confirmed by PCR in a urine sample. We also review some aspects of brucellosis, such as the clinical features, diagnosis, and management.Ilustramos aqui um caso de uma apresentação atípica (na forma de linfadenomegalia e ...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Cutaneous focal mucinosis of the scalp and adenocarcinoma of the lung: association or coincidence?
This case illustrates a rare presentation (as lymphadenopathy and fever) of one of the most common zoonotic diseases worldwide-brucellosis-in a 22-year-old Brazilian male (a chef) who had recently returned to Brazil after having lived in and traveled around Europe for one year. The histopathology, clinical history, and response to treatment were all consistent with a diagnosis of brucellosis, which was confirmed by PCR in a urine sample. We also review some aspects of brucellosis, such as the clinical features, diagnosis, and management.Ilustramos aqui um caso de uma apresentação atípica (na forma de linfadenomegalia e ...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Ambroxol and Beclomethasone on Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Nitrosative Stress in Bronchial Epithelial Cells
Conclusion: The additive effect of ambroxol and beclomethasone dipropionate on IL-8 and 3-NT inhibition suggests new therapeutic options in the treatment of neutrophil-related respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and respiratory infections.Respiration (Source: Respiration)
Source: Respiration - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Outpatient Treatment of Pneumothorax with a Thoracic Vent: Economic Benefit
Conclusions: Outpatient thoracic vent treatment can significantly reduce medical expenses and thereby have a major economic impact.Respiration (Source: Respiration)
Source: Respiration - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Predicting MSSA in Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis in a Setting With MRSA Prevalence
Conclusion: A logistic regression model incorporating temperature, ANC, and CRP correctly predicts methicillin resistance of S. aureus in 87% of cases. The model differs from one developed at an institution with a low rate of MRSA. Prediction of MRSA could help direct antibiotic management, whereas prediction of MSSA could help prevent overuse of antibiotics directed against MRSA. Level of Evidence: Diagnostic study level IV. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - May 13, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Selected Topics Source Type: research

Herpes Viral Origin of the Parsonage-Turner Syndrome: Highlighting of Serological Immune Anti-Herpes Deficiency Cured by Anti-Herpes Therapy
In 2012, a 50 year-old athletic male presented with weakness, pain and unilateral phrenic paralysis, followed by bilateral phrenic paralysis with deep dyspnea. In 2013, the Parsonage-Turner syndrome was diagnosed. When the patient was seen in September 2014 for the first time, he was facing phrenic neuromuscular failure, which led to the hypothesis of neurotropic herpes viruses. A control of the global serological anti-Herpes immunity to analyze his antibody (Ab) levels confirmed herpes immune genetic deficiency. An appropriate herpes chemotherapy treatment was proposed. Immediately, a spectacular recovery of the patient w...
Source: Case Reports in Neurology - May 13, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in bronchiectasis: a cross-sectional study
Conclusions: Patients with bronchiectasis demonstrated a largely inactive lifestyle and few met the recommended physical activity guidelines. Exercise capacity was the strongest correlate of physical activity, and dimensions of the QOL-B were also important. FEV1% predicted and disease severity were not correlates of sedentary behaviour or physical activity. The inclusion of a range of physical activity dimensions could facilitate in-depth exploration of patterns of physical activity. This study demonstrates the need for interventions targeted at reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity, and provides i...
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Judy BradleyJason WilsonKate HayesLisa KentSuzanne McDonoughMark TullyIan BradburyAlison KirkDenise CosgroveRory ConveryMartin KellyJoseph ElbornBrenda O¿Neill Source Type: research

IL‐33 Receptor (ST2) Signalling is Important for Regulation of Th2‐Mediated Airway Inflammation in a Murine Model of Acute Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
In this study, following intranasal infection with RSV, BALB/c mice showed a marked increase in the production of IL‐33, with an elevated expression of ST2 mRNA as well as a massive infiltration of CD45+ST2+ cells in the lungs, suggesting that during the early phase of RSV infection, IL‐33 target cells which express ST2 on cell surface, may play a critical role for the development of RSV‐induced airway inflammation. Indeed, blocking ST2 signalling using anti‐ST2 monoclonal antibody diminished not only RSV‐induced eosinophil recruitment, but also the amounts of Th2‐associated cytokines, particularly IL‐13, and...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology - May 13, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: S. Zeng, J. Wu, J. Liu, F. Qi, B. Liu Tags: Experimental Immunology Source Type: research

Effects of carbon dioxide insufflation on regional cerebral oxygenation during laparoscopic surgery in children: a prospective study
Conclusions Carbon dioxide insufflation during pneumoperitoneum in pediatric patients may not affect cerebral oxygenation under laparoscopic surgery. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - May 13, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Prevalence and Incidence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Other Respiratory Viral Infections in Children Aged 6 Months to 10 Years With Influenza-like Illness Enrolled in a Randomized Trial
Conclusions. Active surveillance demonstrated the considerable burden of RSV-associated illness that would not be identified through hospital-based surveillance, with a substantial part of the burden occurring in older infants and children. (Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases)
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases - May 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nolan, T., Borja-Tabora, C., Lopez, P., Weckx, L., Ulloa-Gutierrez, R., Lazcano-Ponce, E., Kerdpanich, A., Weber, M. A. R., Mascarenas de Los Santos, A., Tinoco, J.-C., Safadi, M. A. P., Seng, L. F., Hernandez-de Mezerville, M., Faingezicht, I., Cruz-Vald Tags: ELECTRONIC ARTICLES Source Type: research

Influenza Among Afebrile and Vaccinated Healthcare Workers
Conclusions. Nearly half of HCWs with influenza were afebrile prior to their diagnosis. HCWs with respiratory symptoms but no fever may pose a risk of influenza transmission to patients and coworkers. (Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases)
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases - May 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ridgway, J. P., Bartlett, A. H., Garcia-Houchins, S., Carino, S., Enriquez, A., Marrs, R., Perez, C., Shah, M., Guenette, C., Mosakowski, S., Beavis, K. G., Landon, E. Tags: ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Nonspecific (Heterologous) Protection of Neonatal BCG Vaccination Against Hospitalization Due to Respiratory Infection and Sepsis
Conclusions. BCG vaccination at birth may decrease hospitalization due to RI and sepsis not related to tuberculosis through heterologous protection. (Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases)
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases - May 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: de Castro, M. J., Pardo-Seco, J., Martinon-Torres, F. Tags: ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Use of Influenza Antiviral Medications Among Outpatients at High Risk for Influenza-Associated Complications During the 2013-2014 Influenza Season
During the 2013–2014 influenza season, we analyzed data from 6004 outpatients aged ≥6 months with acute respiratory illness (ARI). Among the 2786 ARI patients at higher risk for influenza complications, 835 (30%) presented to care ≤2 days from symptom onset; among those, 126 (15%) were prescribed an antiviral medication. (Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases)
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases - May 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Havers, F., Flannery, B., Clippard, J. R., Gaglani, M., Zimmerman, R. K., Jackson, L. A., Petrie, J. G., McLean, H. Q., Nowalk, M. P., Jackson, M. L., Monto, A. S., Belongia, E. A., Eng, H. F., Lamerato, L., Campbell, A. P., Fry, A. M. Tags: BRIEF REPORTS Source Type: research

Nosocomial Transmission of Severe Fever With Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in Korea
Of the 27 healthcare workers (HCWs) who had contact with a fatally ill patient with severe thrombocytopenia syndrome in Korea (SFTS), 4 who were involved in cardiopulmonary resuscitation complained of fever and were diagnosed with SFTS via seroconversion. Exposure to respiratory secretions, blood, or gowns soiled by body fluids was significantly associated with infection of HCWs. (Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases)
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases - May 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kim, W. Y., Choi, W., Park, S.-W., Wang, E. B., Lee, W.-J., Jee, Y., Lim, K. S., Lee, H.-J., Kim, S.-M., Lee, S.-O., Choi, S.-H., Kim, Y. S., Woo, J. H., Kim, S.-H. Tags: BRIEF REPORTS Source Type: research

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus: Update for Clinicians
Although much recent focus has been on the recognition of Ebola virus disease among travelers from West Africa, cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including travel-associated cases, continue to be reported. US clinicians need to be familiar with recommendations regarding when to suspect MERS-CoV, how to make a diagnosis, and what infection control measures need to be instituted when a case is suspected. Infection control is especially critical, given that most cases have been healthcare-associated. Two cases of MERS-CoV were identified in the United States in May 2014; because these cases wer...
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases - May 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rasmussen, S. A., Gerber, S. I., Swerdlow, D. L. Tags: CLINICAL PRACTICE Source Type: research

Gone but Not Forgotten: A Case of Respiratory Distress
(Source: Clinical Pediatrics)
Source: Clinical Pediatrics - May 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Wing, R., Manno, M. Tags: Resident Rounds Source Type: research

In this issue of Occupational Medicine
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Adisesh, A. Tags: In This Issue Source Type: research

Is the GMC guidance on confidentiality compatible with English law?
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tamin, J. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Edgar Degas, Repasseuses (Women Ironing) c.1884
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: McKiernan, M. Tags: Art and occupation Source Type: research

Occupational chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a standard of care
Conclusions Early identification of cases with COPD is important so that causality can be considered and action taken to reduce causative exposures thereby preventing further harm to the individual and other workers who may be similarly exposed. This can be achieved using a combination of a respiratory questionnaire, accurate lung function measurements and control of exposures in the workplace. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fishwick, D., Sen, D., Barber, C., Bradshaw, L., Robinson, E., Sumner, J., The COPD Standard Collaboration Group Tags: In-depth review Source Type: research

Post-traumatic stress disorder among bank employee victims of robbery
Conclusions Our findings showed that PTSD is common among employee victims of workplace robbery. Our results also suggest the importance of subjective variables, such as personal perception of robbery severity and early emotional reaction, in identifying people at higher risk of developing PTSD. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fichera, G. P., Fattori, A., Neri, L., Musti, M., Coggiola, M., Costa, G. Tags: Mental health Original Paper Source Type: research

Consequences of OH alert syndrome
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Coomer, K. Tags: Construction industry Filler Source Type: research

Distress and job satisfaction after robbery assaults: a longitudinal study
Conclusions Our findings support a synchronous effects model and suggest that interventions after suffering physical assaults, apart from helping employees to recover their health, should consider restoring their trust and confidence in the organization. This study contributes to understanding the dynamic relationships between a robbery at work and its outcomes over time, by addressing several methodological deficiencies in previous longitudinal studies. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Giorgi, G., Leon Perez, J. M., Montani, F., Courcy, F., Arcangeli, G. Tags: Occupational stress, Post-traumatic stress Original Paper Source Type: research

Going through the motions
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gibson, M. Tags: Filler Source Type: research

Workplace injury data reported by occupational physicians and general practitioners
Conclusions THOR reports returned by OPs and GPs provide a valuable source of information of workplace injury data, and complement other sources of information, such as the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations and the Labour Force Survey. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jabbour, R., Turner, S., Hussey, L., Page, F., Agius, R. Tags: Health information and reporting Original Paper Source Type: research

Educational influences on early retirement through disability in Ireland
Conclusions Among TILDA participants, educational attainment appears to influence early retirement through disability. The sector of previous employment was also a significant factor. Behaviour, lifestyle and employment choice are influenced by educational level, which may affect cognitive ability to process health information. Factors affecting the education–disability relationship could include parental education, employment status and socio-economic characteristics. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lawless, M., Buggy, C. J., Codd, M. B. Tags: The older worker, The disabled worker Original Paper Source Type: research

Disability and disability benefit seeking in chronic low back pain
Conclusions Patient characteristics differ between disability benefit seekers and those established on disability benefit payments. Depression may be a modifiable correlate of disability benefit seeking that if treated may reduce the number of patients who eventually come to depend on disability benefits. Additional data collection involving other pain syndromes is warranted to determine if these results are unique to CLBP or apply to other painful conditions. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gebauer, S., Scherrer, J. F., Salas, J., Burge, S., Schneider, F. D., For the Residency Research Network of Texas Investigators Tags: Mental health, Assessment for capacity to work Original Paper Source Type: research

Fashion victims campaign: responses from clothing retailers
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Grime, P. Tags: Filler Source Type: research

Effect of exercise, heat stress and dehydration on myocardial performance
Conclusions In this model of exercise designed to mimic the work, heat stress and dehydration associated with firefighting activities, we observed no negative effects on myocardial inotropic or lusitropic function. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fehling, P. C., Haller, J. M., Lefferts, W. K., Hultquist, E. M., Wharton, M., Rowland, T. W., Smith, D. L. Tags: Occupational stress Original Paper Source Type: research

The experience of demanding work environments in younger workers
Conclusions This study showed a social gradient in experiencing a demanding physical work environment at age 20–21. The psychosocial work environment experienced by younger workers was generally good, but vulnerable young people may need special attention to protect them from or prepare them for psychosocially demanding jobs later in life. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Winding, T. N., Labriola, M., Nohr, E. A., Andersen, J. H. Tags: The young worker Original Paper Source Type: research

Promoting organizational well-being: a comprehensive review of Trauma Risk Management
Conclusions Evidence suggests that TRiM’s utility has moved beyond the military to other organizations where personnel risk occupational traumatic exposure. Further research would help to understand how TRiM is perceived by line managers and how it functions within the trauma-prone populations. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Whybrow, D., Jones, N., Greenberg, N. Tags: Police service, Post-traumatic stress, Military - Mental Health Original Paper Source Type: research

Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis in a TV cameraman
We report the case of a 40-year-old right-handed man who developed a right subclavian vein thrombosis due to work as a TV cameraman. He presented with a sudden onset of marked swelling and blue discolouration of his right arm 3 weeks after the most strenuous and prolonged episode of TV camera work that he had ever undertaken. This involved carrying a 9kg camera on his shoulder, with his right arm flexed and abducted, for a 60min period with provocation of severe pain and marked discomfort persisting during the subsequent 3 weeks before presentation. A clinical diagnosis of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) was m...
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Beasley, R., Braithwaite, I., Evans, R. Tags: Telecommunications industry, Pressure Case Report Source Type: research

The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - May 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sharp, R. Tags: Questionnaire Review Source Type: research