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  1. Content type: Research article

    It is thought that computer familiarity has increased significantly since 2004 as well as the use of computers. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of computer familiarity and types of keyboard and comput...

    Authors: Nak Joon Baek, Gun Il Park, Young Seok Byun, Man Joong Jeon and Joon Sakong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:44

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Harassment means systemic and repeated unethical acts. Research on workplace harassment have been conducted widely and the NAQ-R has been widely used for the researches. But this tool, however the limitations ...

    Authors: Myeongjun Lee, Hyunjung Kim, Donghee Shin and Sangyun Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:45

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Presenteeism, a concept that has recently undergone active study, is the act of attending work while sick. This study investigates the association between presenteeism and various psychosocial factors within w...

    Authors: Yun-Sik Cho, Jae Bum Park, Kyung-Jong Lee, Kyoung-Bok Min and Chul-In Baek

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:41

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    The rapid aging trend in South Korea will cause a growing shortage of labor and decreasing quality of the labor force. The purpose of this commentary is to recommend a health care strategy to maintain and prom...

    Authors: Jungsun Park, Jong-tae Park, Soo Geun Kim, Cheol-In Yoo, Junseok Son, Jun Yim, Dae-seong Kim, Kyung Young Rhee and Yangho Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:42

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Water – related diseases are worldwide health concern. Microbial contamination and contaminant products in water are a source of disease outbreaks and development of cumulative toxic effects. Ensuring safe wat...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh, Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Ansam F. Sawalha and Naser Y. Shraim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:40

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have reported the effects of direction of shift rotation on sleep, however, the findings are inconsistent. In this study, we investigated sleep quality related to direction of shift rotation u...

    Authors: Youil Shon, Seungho Ryu, Byung-Seong Suh, Soo-Geun Kim, Won-Sool Kim, Hee-Seung Son, Hee-Yun Kim and Han-Seur Jeong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:37

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Aircraft noise is a major environmental noise problem. This study was conducted in order to investigate the relationship between sleep disturbance and exposure to aircraft noise on the residents who are living...

    Authors: Kyeong Min Kwak, Young-Su Ju, Young-Jun Kwon, Yun Kyung Chung, Bong Kyu Kim, Hyunjoo Kim and Kanwoo Youn

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:38

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Cleanroom air is extremely dry, as it is maintained within 1 % of relative humidity. Few studies have assessed the dermatologic life quality of workers in ultralow-humidity environments. Therefore, we aimed to...

    Authors: Jae Jung Cheon, Jun Young Uhm, Gu Hyeok Kang, Eun Gye Kang, Soo Young Kim and Seong Sil Chang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:39

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have identified a link between gender and the various risk factors associated with obesity. We examined obesity risk factors in working adults to identify the effects of differences in body ma...

    Authors: Byung-Mi Kim, Bo-Eun Lee, Hye-Sook Park, Young-Ju Kim, Young-Ju Suh, Jeong-youn Kim, Ji-Young Shin and Eun-Hee Ha

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:36

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  10. Content type: Case report

    IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common form of glomerulonephritis, a principal cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. The mechanisms of onset and progression of IgAN have not been fully revealed...

    Authors: Bokki Min, Gyuree Kim, Taesun Kang, Chungsik Yoon, Sung-il Cho and Domyung Paek

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:35

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Construction site supervisors are exposed to many chemicals, dusts, and metals including asbestos. Asbestos is a hazardous chemical that is carcinogenic. Laryngeal cancer is not a rare disease in Korea. The mo...

    Authors: Sooyong Roh, Soyong Park, Gyeong Tae and Jaechul Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:34

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  12. Content type: Review

    Environmentally induced, occupational diseases are increasing worldwide, especially in rural agricultural communities. Poverty-associated malnutrition, environmental hazards and pollution, and lack of access t...

    Authors: Shehani A. Wimalawansa and Sunil J. Wimalawansa

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:33

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Discrimination is a long-standing social problem, and interest in the health effects of discrimination has been increasing. Unfortunately, Korean workers experience various types and combinations of discrimina...

    Authors: Sang Hyun Lee, Hee Sung Lee, Guang Hwi Kim, June-Hee Lee, Kyung-Jae Lee and Joo Ja Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:32

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been used to compute nitrous oxide (N2O) levels within a room during the administration of an equimolar mix of N2O/oxygen (EMONO) in the clinical setting. This study modelle...

    Authors: Marine Pichelin, Catherine Billoet and Georges Caillibotte

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:30

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A study was performed on the accidental chlorine gas leakage that occurred in a factory of printed circuit boards manufactured without chlorine. Health examination was performed for all 52 workers suspected of...

    Authors: Sung-Woo Han, Won-Jun Choi, Min-Kee Yi, Seng-Ho Song, Dong-Hoon Lee and Sang-Hwan Han

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:29

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Recently, the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry has been growing rapidly in many countries in the world, including in Arab countries. Pharmaceuticals reach aquatic environments and are prevalent at small c...

    Authors: Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Shaher H. Zyoud, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Waleed M. Sweileh and Rahmat Awang

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

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with heart rate variability in firefighters working in a metropolitan city in South Korea.

    Authors: Jae-Hong Shin, Jung-Youb Lee, Seon-Hee Yang, Mi-Young Lee and In-Sung Chung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:25

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Nicotine dependence and its severity are often determined by individuals’ psychosocial factors.This study purposed to analyze how Korean workers’ job stress is related with their nicotine dependence according ...

    Authors: Seung Rak Son, Byeong Moo Choe, Seong Hwan Kim, Young Seoub Hong and Byoung Gwon Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:27

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Police officers are often required to undertake physically demanding tasks, like lifting, dragging and pursuing a suspect. Therefore, physical performance is a key requirement.

    Authors: James Jay Dawes, Robin Marc Orr, Claire Louise Siekaniec, Andrea Annie Vanderwoude and Rodney Pope

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:26

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  20. Content type: Case report

    There are few reports about work-related factors associated with Sjögren’s syndrome. We report a case of overlap syndrome with Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic sclerosis.

    Authors: Min-Kee Yi, Won-Jun Choi, Sung-Woo Han, Seng-Ho Song, Dong-Hoon Lee, Sun Young Kyung and Sang-Hwan Han

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:24

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  21. Content type: Case report

    An association between silica exposure and autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated v...

    Authors: Ji-Won Lee, Jun-Pyo Myong, Yeong-Jin Choi, Seyoung Lee, Bum Seak Jo and Jung-Wan Koo

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:21

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The present study investigated the prevalence of depressive symptoms in older Koreans and identified associations between depressive symptoms and occupational factors.

    Authors: Hyun Park, Young Hwangbo, Yong-Jin Lee, Eun-Chul Jang and Wook Han

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:22

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Gejang (marinated crab) is a favorite traditional food and a main source of crab intake among Koreans. The present study aimed to identify the possibility of cadmium inflow to the body...

    Authors: Chang Yul Choi, Gun Il Park, Young Seok Byun, Man Joong Jeon, Kwang Hae Choi and Joon Sakong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:23

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Older yet still abundant munitions such as tetryl present easily forgotten health hazards and associated needs for worker protection.

    Authors: Walla A. Alfaraj, Brian McMillan, Alan M. Ducatman and Charles L. Werntz III

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:20

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to identify the relationships between borderline serum liver enzyme abnormalities and the incidence of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and diabetes mellitus (DM) during a 7-year follow...

    Authors: Jin-Hyun Yu, Jin-Seok Kim, Mee-Ra Lee, Seong-Yong Yoon, Seong-Yong Cho, Seung-Hyun Yoo and Boo-Il Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:18

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To identify adverse pulmonary health effects due to air pollution derived from a cement plant in Korea. The emphysema prevalence in residents around a cement plant was compared to that in the group who live fa...

    Authors: Hyun Seung Lee, Chul Gab Lee, Dong Hun Kim, Han Soo Song, Min Soo Jung, Jae Yoon Kim, Choong Hee Park, Seung Chul Ahn and Seung Do Yu

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:17

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Dengue fever is one of the most dominant vector-borne diseases, putting approximately 3.9 billion people at risk worldwide. While it is generally vector-borne, other routes of transmission such as needlestick ...

    Authors: Changhwan Lee, Eun Jung Jang, Donghyok Kwon, Heun Choi, Jung Wan Park and Geun-Ryang Bae

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:16

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  28. Content type: Review

    Lung cancer has high mortality and incidence rates. The leading causes of lung cancer are smoking and radon exposure. Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) has categorized radon as a carcinogenic substan...

    Authors: Ji Young Yoon, Jung-Dong Lee, So Won Joo and Dae Ryong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:15

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  29. Content type: Review

    Although the incidence and mortality for most cancers such as lung and colon are decreasing in several countries, they are increasing in several developed countries because of an unhealthy western lifestyles i...

    Authors: Jung Ran Choi, Seong Yong Park, O Kyu Noh, Young Wha Koh and Dae Ryong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:13

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  30. Content type: Review

    Lung cancer was the second highest absolute cancer incidence globally and the first cause of cancer mortality in 2014. Indoor radon is the second leading risk factor of lung cancer after cigarette smoking amon...

    Authors: Juhwan Noh, Jungwoo Sohn, Jaelim Cho, Dae Ryong Kang, Sowon Joo, Changsoo Kim and Dong Chun Shin

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:12

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  31. Content type: Review

    Eleven cohorts of miners occupationally exposed to relatively high concentrations of radon showed a statistically significantly high risk of lung cancer, while three cohorts from the general population showed ...

    Authors: Sung-Soo Oh, Sangbaek Koh, Heetae Kang and Jonggu Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:11

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  32. Content type: Review

    Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. Smoking is definitely the most important risk factor for lung cancer. Radon (222Rn) is a natural gas produced from radium (226Ra) in the decay ...

    Authors: Seungsoo Sheen, Keu Sung Lee, Wou Young Chung, Saeil Nam and Dae Ryong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:9

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:70

  33. Content type: Review

    Exposure to radon gas is the second most common cause of lung cancer after smoking. A large number of studies have reported that exposure to indoor radon, even at low concentrations, is associated with lung ca...

    Authors: Si-Heon Kim, Won Ju Hwang, Jeong-Sook Cho and Dae Ryong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:8

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies on the association between shift or night work and weight change have been focused on finding the risk of weight gain caused by shift or night work. In this study, we aimed to reveal the risk ...

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

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:4

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Low Back Pain (LBP) is the commonest musculoskeletal disorder and an important occupational hazard among healthcare workers (HCWs) that peaks among Operating Room (OR) staff. This cross-sectional study aimed t...

    Authors: Moath Bin Homaid, Doaa Abdelmoety, Waleed Alshareef, Amer Alghamdi, Fareed Alhozali, Naif Alfahmi, Wael Hafiz, Abdulrahman Alzahrani and Soha Elmorsy

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:1

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  36. Content type: Review

    Mercury occurs in various chemical forms, and it is different to health effects according to chemical forms. In consideration of the point, the evaluation of the mercury exposure to human distinguished from oc...

    Authors: Byeong-Jin Ye, Byoung-Gwon Kim, Man-Joong Jeon, Se-Yeong Kim, Hawn-Cheol Kim, Tae-Won Jang, Hong-Jae Chae, Won-Jun Choi, Mi-Na Ha and Young-Seoub Hong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:5

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  37. Content type: Case report

    An outbreak of eye diseases occurred among workers at a poultry abattoir in South Korea from December 2012 to June 2013. An epidemiological investigation of the causative agent was conducted. The workers were ...

    Authors: Do-Hyeong Kwon, Jai-Dong Moon, Won-Ju Park, Won-Yang Kang, Soo-Hyeon Kim, Hyeong-Min Lim, Ji-Sung Ahn and Hong-Jae Chae

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:3

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  38. Content type: Research article

    According to US-EPA report, the use of pyrethrins and pyrethroids has increased during the past decade, and their area of use included not only in agricultural settings, but in commerce, and individual househo...

    Authors: Minsang Yoo, Youn-Hee Lim, Taeshik Kim, Dongwook Lee and Yun-Chul Hong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:2

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  39. Content type: Review

    Carcinogenicity of asbestos has been well established for decades and it has similar approval standards in most advanced countries based on a number of studies and international meetings. However, Korea has be...

    Authors: Sanghyuk Im, Kan-woo Youn, Donghee Shin, Myeoung-jun Lee and Sang-Jun Choi

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:34

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Health problems in shift workers vary including obesity acting as a risk factor in cerebrovascular diseases. Recent studies have commonly determined the prevalence of obesity in shift workers on the basis of b...

    Authors: ManKi Son, Byeong Jin Ye, Jung-Il Kim, ShinUk Kang and Kap-Yeol Jung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:32

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Shift work is closely related with workers' health. In particular, sleep is thought to be affected by shift work. In addition, shift work has been reported to be associated with the type or direction of shift ...

    Authors: Jae Youn Kim, Chang Ho Chae, Young Ouk Kim, Jun Seok Son, Ja Hyun Kim, Chan Woo Kim, Hyoung Ouk Park, Jun Ho Lee and Soon Il Kwon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:31

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:6

  42. Content type: Review

    Lead, which is widely used in industry, is a common element found in low concentrations in the Earth’s crust. Implementations to reduce environmental lead concentrations have resulted in a considerable reducti...

    Authors: Hwan-Cheol Kim, Tae-Won Jang, Hong-Jae Chae, Won-Jun Choi, Mi-Na Ha, Byeong-Jin Ye, Byoung-Gwon Kim, Man-Joong Jeon, Se-Yeong Kim and Young-Seoub Hong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:30

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