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Increased Identification of the Primary Care Provider as the Main Source of Asthma Care among Urban Minority Children.
CONCLUSION: Care in a subspecialty asthma clinic augmented by electronic communication with PCPs and short term care coordination was associated with significantly improved identification of PCPs as the primary source of asthma care in a cohort of urban minority youth. PMID: 27310655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Asthma)
Source: Journal of Asthma - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

Effective Education Parameters for Trigger Remediation in Underserved Children with Asthma: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: Overall, the research lacked clarity in the approach to impact asthma outcomes and reduces the opportunity to substantiate the findings through replication. PMID: 27304997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Asthma)
Source: Journal of Asthma - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

Asthma Control Test in the real life.
Authors: Ciprandi G, Gallo F, Ricciardolo FL PMID: 27304861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Asthma)
Source: Journal of Asthma - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

A systematic review of instruments aimed at evaluating metered-dose inhaler administration technique in children.
CONCLUSIONS: For the assessment of pMDI administration technique among children with asthma and other obstructive airway diseases, 24 instruments were identified and systematically examined. Based on what the instruments measures and how well they have been validated, we selected four instruments as the best of the available ones. However, additional evaluation of their measurement properties should be done before using them in clinical practice and for research purposes. PMID: 27304666 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Asthma)
Source: Journal of Asthma - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

Caregiver Perception of Asthma Management of Children in the Context of Poverty.
CONCLUSIONS: Caregivers managing a child with high-risk asthma in the context of poverty indicate the need for ongoing asthma education, increased sensitivity to the complexity of home asthma management, and family-centered interventions that enhance communication and collaboration between caregivers and providers. PMID: 27304455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Asthma)
Source: Journal of Asthma - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

BIRC3 single nucleotide polymorphism associate with asthma susceptibility and the abundance of eosinophils and neutrophils.
CONCLUSIONS: Polymorphisms in the BIRC3 gene, but not BIRC2, are associated with a protective effect with regards to asthma susceptibility, and a reduced load of inflammatory cells. PMID: 27304223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Asthma)
Source: Journal of Asthma - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

Four SNPs and Systemic Level of FOXP3 in Smokers and Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
In conclusion, both FOXP3 rs5902434 genotypes and alleles were differently distributed in COPD patients and smokers with normal lung function. The distribution of del/del genotype was associated with systemic expression of FOXP3 mRNA. More research is needed to explore the role of FOXP3 gene polymorphism in immunoinflammation of COPD. PMID: 27310557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research

Convergence in the Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of COPD and Pneumonia.
Authors: Gautam SS, O'Toole RF Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the main causes of human mortalities globally after heart disease and stroke. There is increasing evidence of an aetiological association between COPD and pneumonia, the leading infectious cause of death globally in children under 5 years. In this review, we discuss the known risk factors of COPD that are also shared with pneumonia including smoking, air pollution, age and immune suppression. We review how lung pathology linked to a previous history of pneumonia may heighten susceptibility to the development of COPD in l...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research

Does the Use of Extrapleural Catheters in Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Improve Perioperative Pain Control?
Objectives: Adequate pain control is vital for recovery in patients undergoing Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS). While VATS is a less invasive approach than a thoracotomy, patients may still experience significant port or drain site pain. This can lead to postoperative complications including respiratory compromise, delayed mobility and therefore increased postoperative stay and a resultant greater burden on the healthcare system. (Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation)
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - June 17, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Trevor Tnay, Nisal Perera, Siven Seevanayagam Source Type: research

Cerebral aspergillosis and pulmonary tuberculosis in a child with chronic granulomatous disease.
CONCLUSION: This report describes the course of the patient's illness in order to highlight the challenges associated with the management of these infections. We also aim to stress on the importance of pathological diagnosis before starting a therapy. PMID: 27308089 [PubMed] (Source: Surgical Neurology International)
Source: Surgical Neurology International - June 17, 2016 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

Design of wireless multi-parameter monitoring system for oral feeding of premature infants
In this study, a wireless multi-parameter monitoring system for oral feeding of premature infants was proposed to monitor the sucking–swallowing–respiratory activities and the heart rate variability to provide quantitative indices of oral feeding. Here, a novel sucking pressure sensing module was also developed to monitor the premature infant’s sucking pressure under oral feeding to avoid the immersion influence of milk. The experimental results showed that the proposed system detected the related physiological parameters of premature infants during oral feeding effectively and may provide an objective clinical evalu...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - June 17, 2016 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

Detection of cardiovascular risk from a photoplethysmographic signal using a matching pursuit algorithm
Abstract Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in Europe, and early detection of increased cardiovascular risk (CR) is of clinical importance. Pulse wave analysis based on pulse oximetry has proven useful for the recognition of increased CR. The current study provides a detailed description of the pulse wave analysis technology and its clinical application. A novel matching pursuit-based feature extraction algorithm was applied for signal decomposition of the overnight photoplethysmographic pulse wave signals obtained by a single-pulse oximeter sensor. The algorithm computes nine parameters (pulse...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - June 17, 2016 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

Fluid flow and particle transport in mechanically ventilated airways. Part I. Fluid flow structures
Abstract A large eddy simulation-based computational study of fluid flow and particle transport in upper tracheobronchial airways is carried out to investigate the effect of ventilation parameters on pulmonary fluid flow. Respiratory waveforms commonly used by commercial mechanical ventilators are used to study the effect of ventilation parameters and ventilation circuit on pulmonary fluid dynamics. A companion paper (Alzahrany et al. in Med Biol Eng Comput, 2014) reports our findings on the effect of the ventilation parameters and circuit on particle transport and aerosolized drug delivery. The endotracheal tube...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - June 17, 2016 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

Fluid flow and particle transport in mechanically ventilated airways. Part II: particle transport
Abstract The flow mechanisms that play a role on aerosol deposition were identified and presented in a companion paper (Timothy et al. in Med Biol Eng Comput. doi:10.1007/s11517-015-1407-3, 2015). In the current paper, the effects of invasive conventional mechanical ventilation waveforms and endotracheal tube (ETT) on the aerosol transport were investigated. In addition to the enhanced deposition seen at the carinas of the airway bifurcations, enhanced deposition was also seen in the right main bronchus due to impaction and turbulent dispersion resulting from the fluid structures created by jet caused by the ...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - June 17, 2016 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa: Strategies for management and prevention.
Authors: Zar HJ, Madhi SA, White DA, Masekela R, Risenga S, Lewis H, Feldman C, Morrow B, Jeena P Abstract Management of acute viral bronchiolitis is largely supportive. There is currently no proven effective therapy other than oxygen for hypoxic children. The evidence indicates that there is no routine benefit from inhaled, rapid short-acting bronchodilators, adrenaline or ipratropium bromide for children with acute viral bronchiolitis. Likewise, there is no demonstrated benefit from routine use of inhaled or oral corticosteroids, inhaled hypertonic saline nebulisation, montelukast or antibiotics. The last should ...
Source: South African Medical Journal - June 17, 2016 Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research

Acute viral bronchiolitis in South Africa: Diagnostic flow.
Authors: White DA, Zar HJ, Madhi SA, Jeena P, Morrow B, Masekela R, Risenga S, Green R Abstract Bronchiolitis may be diagnosed on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms. In a young child, the diagnosis can be made on the clinical pattern of wheezing and hyperinflation. Clinical symptoms and signs typically start with an upper respiratory prodrome, including rhinorrhoea, low-grade fever, cough and poor feeding, followed 1 - 2 days later by tachypnoea, hyperinflation and wheeze as a consequence of airway inflammation and air trapping.The illness is generally self limiting, but may become more severe and include sig...
Source: South African Medical Journal - June 17, 2016 Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research

Contribution of Influenza Viruses to Medically‐Attended Acute Respiratory Illnesses in Children in High‐Income Countries: A Meta‐Analysis
ConclusionThe minority of healthy patients aged ≤5 years with medically‐attended influenza‐like or acute respiratory symptoms have laboratory‐confirmed influenza virus infection, although this varied by influenza season. Prevention efforts should be targeted accordingly.Statement: Most influenza‐like illnesses are not laboratory‐confirmed and have similar clinical presentations. Consequently, the true contribution of influenza to acute respiratory infections in children remains uncertain. Our systematic review estimates that this proportion ranges from 11% to 56%. This finding can help both clinicians and publi...
Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses - June 17, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Sarah A. Buchan, Travis S. Hottes, Laura C. Rosella, Natasha S. Crowcroft, Dat Tran, Jeffrey C. Kwong Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Different sensitivity to the suppressive effects of isoflurane anesthesia on cardiorespiratory function in SHR/Izm, WKY/Izm, and Crl:CD(SD) rats.
Authors: Kato K, Wakai J, Ozawa K, Sekiguchi M, Katahira K Abstract Isoflurane is a widely used anesthetic, but its effects with increase in inspired concentration on cardiovascular function have not yet been clarified in rodents. Additionally, there are only a few studies comparing isoflurane-induced cardiorespiratory effects between rat strains. Thus, we investigated the differences in cardiorespiratory responsiveness to increasing concentration of inspired isoflurane in SHR/Izm, WKY/Izm and Crl:CD(SD) rats, by increasing the setting values of vaporizer's dial indicator. The rats were anesthetized with 1.5% isofl...
Source: Experimental Animals - June 17, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Exp Anim Source Type: research

Ultra low dose CT screen‐detected non‐malignant incidental findings in the Western Australian Asbestos Review Programme
ConclusionThe prevalence of LDCT‐detected indeterminate lung nodules in 906 individuals with significant asbestos exposure was 8.5%, lower than many other CT studies. Clinically important incidental findings were found in 9.4%, predominantly related to lower respiratory tract inflammation. LDCT appears to effectively describe asbestos‐related diseases and is likely to be an acceptable modality to monitor asbestos‐exposed individuals. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Conor P. Murray, Patrick M. Wong, Joelin Teh, Nick Klerk, Tim Rosenow, Helman Alfonso, Alison Reid, Peter Franklin, A. W. (Bill) Musk, Fraser J. H. Brims Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Otitis media with effusion in children younger than 1 year
Conclusions: Otitis media with effusion was found in about one third of children younger than 1 year and was mainly associated with artificial feeding.Resumo Objetivo: Determinar prevalência de otite média com efusão em menores de um ano e sua associação com estação do ano, aleitamento artificial, fatores ambientais e perinatais. Métodos: Estudo retrospectivo com 184 prontuários incluídos de forma randomizada dentre 982 lactentes saudáveis avaliados para testes de triagem auditiva. Diagnóstico de otite média com efusão baseou-se em otoscopia (coloração âmbar-ouro, nível líquido, posição do cabo do mart...
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - June 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Cerebral blood flow assessment of preterm infants during respiratory therapy with the expiratory flow increase technique
Conclusions: The expiratory flow increase technique did not affect cerebral blood flow in clinically-stable preterm infants.Resumo Objetivo: Avaliar a repercussão da fisioterapia respiratória com a técnica de aumento do fluxo expiratório sobre a hemodinâmica cerebral de recém-nascidos prematuros. Métodos: Estudo de intervenção no qual foram incluídos 40 neonatos prematuros (≤34 semanas) com 8-15 dias de vida, clinicamente estáveis em ar ambiente ou em uso de cateter de oxigênio. Foram excluídas crianças com malformações cardíacas, diagnóstico de lesão cerebral e/ou em uso de drogas vasoativas. Exames d...
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - June 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Incidence of community-acquired infections of lower airways among infants
Conclusions: The incidence of acute lower respiratory tract infection in children was similar to that found in other studies. Only low birth weight was an independent risk factor for the occurrence of pneumonia.Resumo Objetivo: Estimar a incidência de infecções comunitárias de vias aéreas inferiores e os fatores de risco associados à sua ocorrência em lactentes em seu primeiro ano de vida. Métodos: Estudo prospectivo de coorte com lactentes que foram acompanhados durante os primeiros 12 meses de vida. Foram feitas entrevistas com as mães e as crianças foram clinicamente monitoradas bimestralmente para investigar ...
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - June 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Exudates used as medicine by the "caboclos river-dwellers" of the Unini River, AM, Brazil – classification based in their chemical composition
Abstract Although the use of exudates in traditional medicine has been commonly observed during ethnopharmacological surveys, few records have been made concerning the scientific merits of these products. The aim of this study was to document ethnopharmacological data and to classify exudates used as medicine by the "caboclos" river-dwellers from the Unini River of Amazonas, Brazil, on chemical analyses basis. Using an ethnographic approach, indicated plants and their respective exudates were collected, identified and incorporated into herbarium of the National Institute of Amazonian Research. To classify these exudates, p...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia - June 17, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

In vitro potency of amikacin and comparators against E. coli, K. pneumoniae and P. aeruginosa respiratory and blood isolates
The purpose of this study was to define the potency of amikacin and comparator agents against a collection of blood and respiratory nosocomial isolates implicated in ICU based pulmonary infections gathered fro... (Source: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials)
Source: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials - June 17, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Christina A. Sutherland, Jamie E. Verastegui and David P. Nicolau Source Type: research

Streptococcus pyogenes adhesion and colonization
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Source: FEBS Letters - June 17, 2016 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Stephan Brouwer, Timothy C. Barnett, Tania Rivera Hernandez, Manfred Rohde, Mark J. Walker Tags: Review Source Type: research

Interim estimates of the effectiveness of influenza vaccination against influenza‐associated hospitalization in children in Hong Kong, 2015‐16
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses)
Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses - June 17, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Benjamin J Cowling, Mike Y. W. Kwan, Joshua S. C. Wong, Shuo Feng, Chi‐Wai Leung, Eunice L. Y. Chan, Kwok‐Hung Chan, Tak‐Keung Ng, Wing‐Kin To, Malik J.S Peiris, Susan S Chiu Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Respiratory effect of beta‐blocker eye drops in asthma: population‐based study and meta‐analysis of clinical trials
ConclusionNon‐selective beta‐blocker eye drops significantly affect lung function and increase asthma morbidity but are still frequently prescribed to people with asthma and ocular hypertension despite safer agents being available. (Source: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - June 17, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Daniel R. Morales, Tobias Dreischulte, Brian J. Lipworth, Peter T. Donnan, Cathy Jackson, Bruce Guthrie Tags: Drug Safety Source Type: research

Height growth in children with asthma treated with guideline-recommended dosages of fluticasone and electronically assessed adherence
Conclusions One year of ICS treatment in guideline-recommended dosages with high adherence did not result in significant or relevant growth suppression. Unaffected growth can be maintained for at least 1 year in children with asthma during ICS treatment with high adherence. (Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood)
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - June 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Wardenier, N. R. A., Klok, T., de Groot, E. P., Brand, P. L. P. Tags: Immunology (including allergy), Child health, Asthma, Drugs: respiratory system Short research report Source Type: research

In this issue of Occupational Medicine
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Patel, D. Tags: In This Issue Source Type: research

The illness of work incapacity
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hadler, N. M. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

David Allan, Lead Processing at Leadhills, Pounding the Ore c.1786
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: McKiernan, M. Tags: Art and occupation Source Type: research

Are Irish therapists at heightened risk for low back pain?
Conclusions Therapists in Ireland are an occupational group at high risk of developing LBP, warranting further research into their physical and psychosocial work-related risk factors. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hogan, D. A. M., OSullivan, L. W., Nolan, S., Greiner, B. A. Tags: Healthcare workers Original Paper Source Type: research

Piles
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hobson, J. Tags: Filler Source Type: research

Development of an occupational airborne chemical exposure matrix
Conclusions We developed an expert-derived JEM, using a strict set of a priori defined rules. The ACE JEM could also be applied to studies to assess risks of diseases where the main route of occupational exposure is via inhalation. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sadhra, S. S., Kurmi, O. P., Chambers, H., Lam, K. B. H., Fishwick, D., The Occupational COPD Research Group Tags: Respiratory Disorders, Chemicals Original Paper Source Type: research

Health surveillance for occupational asthma in the UK
Conclusions This study provided new insights into the real world of HS for occupational asthma. We consider that future work could and should define simpler, more practical and evidence-based approaches to HS to ensure maximal consistency and use of high-quality approaches. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fishwick, D., Sen, D., Barker, P., Codling, A., Fox, D., Naylor, S. Tags: Respiratory Disorders Original Paper Source Type: research

Zoonotic tuberculosis in occupationally exposed groups in Pakistan
Conclusions Zoonotic TB is a significant public health issue among professionally exposed groups in Peshawar, Pakistan and suggests a need for further detailed investigations of the disease in this and similar areas. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Khattak, I., Mushtaq, M. H., Ahmad, M. U. D., Khan, M. S., Haider, J. Tags: Biological/occupational infections Original Paper Source Type: research

Validity and test-retest reliability of an at-work production loss instrument
Conclusions HRPL and WRPL can be used to measure production loss due to health-related and work environment-related problems. These results may have implications for advancing methods of assessing production loss, which represents an important cost to employers. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aboagye, E., Jensen, I., Bergström, G., Hagberg, J., Axen, I., Lohela-Karlsson, M. Tags: Assessment of functional capability, Assessment for capacity to work Original Paper Source Type: research

Understanding doctors attitudes towards self-disclosure of mental ill health
Conclusions For all doctors, regardless of role, this study found that what they think they would do is different to what they actually do when they become unwell. Trainees, staff and associate speciality doctors and locums appeared most vulnerable, being reluctant to disclose mental ill health. Doctors continued to have concerns about disclosure and a lack of care pathways was evident. Concerns about being labelled, confidentiality and not understanding the support structures available were identified as key obstacles to disclosure. Addressing obstacles and enablers is imperative to shape future interventions. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Cohen, D., Winstanley, S. J., Greene, G. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

Screening for depression in the occupational health setting
Conclusions Depression was common in this OH practice. Screening for depression, with appropriate recognition and referral, may reduce time for employed patients on restricted duties and permanent restrictions. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Newcomb, R. D., Steffen, M. W., Breeher, L. E., Sturchio, G. M., Murad, M. H., Wang, Z., Molella, R. G. Tags: Mental health, Assessment for capacity to work Original Paper Source Type: research

A service evaluation of self-referral to military mental health teams
Conclusions The majority of self-referrals had formal mental health conditions for which they had not previously sought help from primary care; most were offered further clinical input. This supports the view that self-referral may be a useful option to encourage military personnel to seek professional care over and above the usual route of accessing care through their GP. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kennedy, I., Whybrow, D., Jones, N., Sharpley, J., Greenberg, N. Tags: Mental health Original Paper Source Type: research

Do exposure limits for hand-transmitted vibration prevent carpal tunnel syndrome?
Conclusions We found no evidence that below the current limit for A(8) of 5 m/s2, higher exposures to HTV predispose to CTS. However, care should be taken not to overlook the possibility of treatable CTS when workers with diagnosed HAVS present with new or worsening sensory symptoms in the hand. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gillibrand, S., Ntani, G., Coggon, D. Tags: Rheumatological disorders, Vibration Original Paper Source Type: research

Extraversion, neuroticism and secondary trauma in Internet child abuse investigators
Conclusions Psychological screening and surveillance of ICAI teams can help to identify risk factors for the development of STS and identify where additional support may be required. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tehrani, N. Tags: Police service, Post-traumatic stress Original Paper Source Type: research

Do active design buildings change health behaviour and workplace perceptions?
Conclusions Moving to an active design building appeared to have physical health-promoting effects on workers, but workers’ perceptions about the new work environment varied. These results will inform future studies in other new buildings. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Engelen, L., Dhillon, H. M., Chau, J. Y., Hespe, D., Bauman, A. E. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

Cancer risk among workers of a secondary aluminium smelter
Conclusions Results of this study suggest that work at secondary aluminium smelters is associated with bladder cancer risk. Identification of occupational carcinogens in this industry is needed. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Maltseva, A., Serra, C., Kogevinas, M. Tags: Occupational cancers Short Report Source Type: research

Sensitization to xylanolytic enzymes: an underestimated health hazard among bakers
Conclusions In the assessment of work-related allergic symptoms in bakers, sensitization to xylanolytic enzymes should be considered. Completion of diagnostic procedures having excluded asthma and rhino-conjunctivitis related to flour hypersensitivity might result in a false-negative assessment. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lipinska-Ojrzanowska, A., Wiszniewska, M., Pas-Wyroslak, A., Walusiak-Skorupa, J. Tags: Respiratory Disorders, Dermatological disorders Case Report Source Type: research

The Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - June 17, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Basu, S., Poole, J. Tags: Questionnaire Reviews Source Type: research