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  1. Content type: Research article

    Occupational physicians (OPs) have complex relationships with employees, employers, and the general public. OPs may have simultaneous obligations towards third parties, which can lead to variable conflicts of ...

    Authors: Junghye Choi, Chunhui Suh, Jong-Tae Lee, Segyeong Lee, Chae-Kwan Lee, Gyeong-Jin Lee, Taekjoong Kim, Byung-Chul Son, Jeong-Ho Kim, Kunhyung Kim, Dae Hwan Kim and Ji Young Ryu

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:23

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Although recent studies have investigated the influence of vitamin D on sleep patterns, there is a lack of research on the relationship between vitamin D and sleep patterns in Korean workers. This study focuse...

    Authors: Young Saeng Jung, Chang Ho Chae, Young Ouk Kim, Jun Seok Son, Chan Woo Kim, Hyoung Ouk Park, Jun Ho Lee, Young Hoo Shin and Ho Sung Kwak

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:25

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  3. Content type: Research article

    A number of studies have found associations between heavy metals and uterine fibroids, but the results are inconsistent. Here, we conducted this research to demonstrate the relationships between blood heavy me...

    Authors: Shinhee Ye, Hye Won Chung, Kyungah Jeong, Yeon-Ah Sung, Hyejin Lee, So Yun Park, Hyunjoo Kim and Eun-Hee Ha

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:22

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  4. Content type: Erratum

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:21

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    The original article was published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:4

  5. Content type: Case report

    In 2015, workers dismantling a fluorescent lamp factory in Korea were affected by mercury poisoning from exposure to mercury vapor.

    Authors: Sang Yoon Do, Chul Gab Lee, Jae Yoon Kim, Young Hoon Moon, Min Sung Kim, In Ho Bae and Han Soo Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:19

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Occupational exposure to crystalline silica is a potential risk factor for various systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic sclerosis. The etiology of systemic sclerosis is not conclusively known, but t...

    Authors: Jae Yoon Kim, Sang Yoon Do, Young Hoon Moon, Chul Gab Lee, Yun Sung Kim, Byung Soon Choi, Eun-A Kim and Han Soo Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:18

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Health risk assessments (HRA) are used by many organisations as a basis for developing relevant and targeted employee health and well-being interventions. However, many HRA’s have a western-centric focus and t...

    Authors: Ana Howarth, Jose Quesada and Peter R. Mills

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:17

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Law enforcement officers perform physically demanding tasks that generally remain constant as they age. However, there is limited population-specific research on age, gender and normative fitness values for la...

    Authors: J. Jay Dawes, Robin M. Orr, Richard R. Flores, Robert G. Lockie, Charlie Kornhauser and Ryan Holmes

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:16

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  9. Content type: Review

    Urban transit (bus and rail) operators, totaling nearly 700,000 persons, are one of the heaviest occupational groups in the United States (US). Little is known about occupational risk factors for weight gain a...

    Authors: BongKyoo Choi, Peter Schnall, Marnie Dobson, Haiou Yang, Dean Baker and YoungJu Seo

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:15

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The law enforcement officer profession requires performance of arduous occupational tasks while carrying an external load, consisting of, at minimum, a chest rig, a communication system, weaponry, handcuffs, p...

    Authors: Colin Tomes, Robin Marc Orr and Rodney Pope

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:14

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the association between exposure to occupational hazards for pregnancy and sick leave (SL) in pregnant workers.

    Authors: Jean-Bernard Henrotin, Monique Vaissière, Maryline Etaix, Mathieu Dziurla, Stéphane Malard and Dominique Lafon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:12

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Recently, noise coming from the neighborhood via floor wall has become a great social problem. The noise between the floors can be a cause of physical and psychological problems, and the different types of flo...

    Authors: Seok Hyeon Yun, Sang Jin Park, Chang Sun Sim, Joo Hyun Sung, Ahra Kim, Jang Myeong Lee, Sang Hyun Lee and Jiho Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:13

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The need of efficient resource management and full-time accessibility to resources has increased with the development of industry, resulting in the increase of shift workers. Previous researches of past decade...

    Authors: Jeong Han Yeom, Chang Sun Sim, Jiho Lee, Seok Hyeon Yun, Sang Jin Park, Cheol-In Yoo and Joo Hyun Sung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:11

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Bricks have been manufactured in Nepal for hundreds of years and are seen as a component of Nepalese sculpture and architecture. Large quantities of hazardous materials including high concentrations of particu...

    Authors: Seshananda Sanjel, Sanjay N. Khanal, Steven M. Thygerson, William S. Carter, James D. Johnston and Sunil K. Joshi

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:9

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Most of the people associated with tailoring occupation in Nepal are still using mechanical sewing machine as an alternative of new technology for tailoring. Common peroneal nerves of both right and left legs ...

    Authors: Prakash Kumar Yadav, Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Dev Kumar Shah, Niraj Khatri Sapkota, Dilip Thakur, Nirmala Limbu and Md Nazrul Islam

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:8

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Sharps injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or another sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. According to World Health Organization pooled estimate, the ...

    Authors: Nigussie Tadesse Sharew, Getaneh Baye Mulu, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold and Kefyalew Dagne Gizachew

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:7

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Business owners in the Republic of Korea must take part in the workers’ general health examination. However, there have been few formal analyses of the uptake of this examination by employees. In the present s...

    Authors: Young Joong Kang, Jun-Pyo Myong, Huisu Eom, Bowha Choi, Jong Heon Park and Eun-A L Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:6

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:20

  18. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to measure malondialdehyde (MDA) and isoprostane which has been used as an index of lipid injury, 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), which has been used as an index of DNA da...

    Authors: Kang Myoung Lee, Sang-Yoo Park, Kyungsuk Lee, Sung-Soo Oh and Sang Baek Ko

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:5

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We examined the current status of specialized agencies for occupational health management (SAs) and their workforce. Furthermore, we aimed to clarify the current practice status of SA healthcare professionals ...

    Authors: Saerom Lee, Jun-Pyo Myong, Eun-A Kim, Huisu Eom, Bowha Choi and Young Joong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:4

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:21

  20. Content type: Research article

    Health examinations are performed so that diseases can be identified and treated earlier. Several studies have evaluated the determinants of participation in health examinations including cancer screening, but...

    Authors: Young Joong Kang, Jong Heun Park, Huisu Eom, Bohwa Choi, Seyoung Lee, Ji-Won Lee and Jun-Pyo Myong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:3

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Our study evaluated the effectiveness of the Workers’ General Health Examination by health examination period and compliance.

    Authors: Huisu Eom, Jun-Pyo Myong, Eun-A Kim, Bohwa Choi, Soon Woo Park and Young Joong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:2

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of shift work on abdominal obesity among young and middle-aged female nurses during a 5-year retrospective study.

    Authors: Gyeong-Jin Lee, Kunhyung Kim, Se-yeong Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim, Chunhui Suh, Byung-Chul Son, Chae-Kwan Lee and Junghye Choi

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:69

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  23. Content type: Short communication

    In 2009, Korea banned the import, transport, and use of asbestos, and the Asbestos Injury Relief Act (AIRA) was promulgated in 2011. Two environmental health centers for asbestos (EHCA), including Pusan Nation...

    Authors: Dong-Mug Kang, Jong-Eun Kim, Yong-Jin Lee, Hyun-Hee Lee, Chang-yeol Lee, Seong-Jae Moon and Min-Sung Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:68

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Arsenic is a carcinogenic heavy metal that has a species-dependent health effects and abandoned metal mines are a source of significant arsenic exposure. Therefore, the aims of this study were to analyze urina...

    Authors: Jin-Yong Chung, Byoung-Gwon Kim, Byung-Kook Lee, Jai-Dong Moon, Joon Sakong, Man Joong Jeon, Jung-Duck Park, Byung-Sun Choi, Nam-Soo Kim, Seung-Do Yu, Jung-Wook Seo, Byeong-Jin Ye, Hyoun-Ju Lim and Young-Seoub Hong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:67

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Agent Orange (AO) is the code name for one of the herbicides and defoliants used in the Vietnam War. Studies conducted thus far show a significant correlation between AO and the occurrence of cardiovascular di...

    Authors: SangWoo Han, Inha Hwang, Seung Min Kim, Young Soon Yang, SangWon Ha, Jeong Ho Han and Tae Hwan Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:66

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Recently, the emergence of long working hours and the associated conditions such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke have gained attention. The aim of this study was to investigate the association betwe...

    Authors: Dong-Wook Lee, Yun-Chul Hong, Kyoung-Bok Min, Tae-Shik Kim, Min-Seok Kim and Mo-Yeol Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:64

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  27. Content type: Review

    Firefighting is a highly stressful occupation with unique physical challenges, apparel and environments that increase the potential for dehydration. Dehydration leaves the firefighter at risk of harm to their ...

    Authors: Adam Walker, Rodney Pope and Robin Marc Orr

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:63

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Methyl alcohol poisoning has been mainly reported in community. Two cases of methyl alcohol poisoning occurred in a small-sized subcontracted factory which manufactured smartphone parts in Korea.

    Authors: Jia Ryu, Key Hwan Lim, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Hyang Woon Lee, Ji Young Yun, Seoung-Wook Kim, Ji-Hoon Kim, Kyunghee Jung-choi and Hyunjoo Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:65

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Welding process has many hazards that the welders are exposed to resulting in numbers of health effects and diseases. Safety measures and practices among welders are important ways of preventing or reducing th...

    Authors: Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Suman Bahadur Singh, Surya Raj Niraula and Paras K. Pokharel

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:62

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  30. Content type: Research article

    With increasing use of medical radiologic procedures, wearing proper protector should be emphasized to reduce occupational radiation exposures. This research describes the rates of lead apron wearing for radia...

    Authors: Yunjeong Heo, Hosun Chun, Seonghoon Kang, Wonjin Lee, Taewon Jang and Jongtae Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:60

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  31. Content type: Research article

    This study was conducted to check whether self-resilience, one of the characteristics known to affect the occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after experiencing traumatic events, could...

    Authors: Jong-Ku Lee, Hyeon-Gyeong Choi, Jae-Yeop Kim, Juhyun Nam, Hee-Tae Kang, Sang-Baek Koh and Sung-Soo Oh

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:58

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  32. Content type: Research article

    With the development of technology, extensive use of computers in the workplace is prevalent and increases efficiency. However, computer users are facing new harmful working conditions with high workloads and ...

    Authors: Taeshik Kim, Mo-Yeol Kang, Min-sang Yoo, Dongwook Lee and Yun-Chul Hong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:57

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  33. Content type: Research article

    This study is aimed at finding out the relationship between long working hours, one of major job stress elements, and hearing impairment in unexposed workers to occupational and environmental noise.

    Authors: Jung-Woo Park, Jin-Soo Park, Seyoung Kim, Minkyu Park, Hyunrim Choi and Sinye Lim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:55

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have examined ambulatory cardiovascular physiological parameters of taxi drivers while driving in relation to their occupational hazards. This study aims to investigate and quantify the impact of w...

    Authors: BongKyoo Choi, SangJun Choi, JeeYeon Jeong, JiWon Lee, Shi Shu, Nu Yu, SangBaek Ko and Yifang Zhu

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:54

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Night shift work has well-known adverse effects on health. However, few studies have investigated the relationship between thyroid diseases and night shift work. This study aimed to examine night shift workers...

    Authors: So-Hyun Moon, Bum-Joon Lee, Seong-Jin Kim and Hwan-Cheol Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:53

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  36. Content type: Research article

    To identify adverse renal effects due to air pollution derived from a cement plant in Korea. Urinary n-acetyl-B-glucosaminidase (U-NAG) levels in residents living near a cement plant were compared to those in ...

    Authors: Min Soo Jung, Jae Yoon Kim, Hyun Seung Lee, Chul Gab Lee and Han Soo Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:52

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate hearing threshold changes of workers with unilateral conductive hearing loss who were exposed to workplace noise for 8-years.

    Authors: Sang Jin Park, Joo Hyun Sung, Chang Sun Sim, Seok Hyeon Yun, Jeong Han Yeom, Joong-Keun Kwon and Jiho Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:51

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  38. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine the association between shift work and inflammatory markers, which are independent risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, in male manual workers at a display manufacturing company.

    Authors: Seong-Woo Kim, Eun-Chul Jang, Soon-Chan Kwon, Wook Han, Min-Sung Kang, Young-Hyeon Nam and Yong-Jin Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:48

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) has been responsible for more than 0.6 million deaths and 10.9 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYS) lost in never smokers in 2004. The world health orga...

    Authors: Seong-Jin Kim, Dirga Kumar Lamichhane, Shin-Goo Park, Bum-Joon Lee, So-Hyun Moon, Sung-Min Park, Hyun-Suk Jang and Hwan-Cheol Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:49

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  40. Content type: Research article

    It is common that physicians go to work while sick and therefore it is important to understand the reasons behind. Previous research has shown that women and men differ in health and health related behavior. I...

    Authors: Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Karin Schenck-Gustafsson and Ann Fridner

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:50

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether type of work is associated with anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Additionally, we investigated the impact of numbe...

    Authors: WonYang Kang, Won-Ju Park, Keun-Ho Jang, Hyeong-Min Lim, Ji-Sung Ann, Seung-hyeon Cho and Jai-Dong Moon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:47

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Sleep disorder is a disease that causes reduction in quality of life and work efficiency of workers. This study was performed to investigate the relationship between job-related stress factor and sleep disorde...

    Authors: Gyuree Kim, Bokki Min, Jaeyoup Jung, Domyung Paek and Sung-il Cho

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:46

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