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  1. Content type: Research article

    Shift work is vital in hotel businesses as these businesses run 24 h daily regardless of holidays to accommodate customers. The number of shift workers in hotel businesses is expected to increase consistently ...

    Authors: Hyun Jey Moon, Sang Hyun Lee, Hee Sung Lee, Kyung-Jae Lee and Joo Ja Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:29

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    Vitamin D has been known to maintain the body’s balance of calcium and phosphorus as well as skeletal health. There has been increasing emphasis on the importance of vitamin D as recent studies have been repor...

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

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:28

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to investigate associated factors including the physician and the employer of successful return to work (RTW) in occupationally injured workers.

    Authors: Wanhyung Lee, Jin-Ha Yoon, Jaehoon Roh, Yeong-Kwang Kim, Hongdeok Seok, June-Hee Lee and Jong-Uk Won

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

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by persistent airflow limitation. Therefore, both work ability and workday length may be affected in individuals with...

    Authors: Yewon Kim, Kyungyong Jung, Ji Young Ryu, Dae Hwan Kim and Sangyoon Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:26

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of aged individuals in the Korean workforce continues to increase. This research determined the health and working conditions of Korean older wage workers and confirmed the effects of factors on...

    Authors: Sujin Hong, Harin Jeong, Yunjeong Heo, Hosun Chun, Jongtae Park and Daeseong Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:25

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of anxiety disorders has been increasing in South Korea, with recent studies reporting anxiety disorders as the most common mental disorder among all South Korean females. Anxiety disorders, whi...

    Authors: Kang Ho Lee, Chang Ho Chae, Young Ouk Kim, Jun Seok Son, Ja-Hyun Kim, Chan Woo Kim, Hyoung Ouk Park, Jun Ho Lee and Young Saeng Jung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:24

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated the implementation of training courses and the overall outlook for occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) in Korea. We described the problems facing OEM residency programs in Kor...

    Authors: Youngil Lee, Jungwon Kim and Yoomi Chae

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:23

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Effects of aging and leisure time physical activity (LPA) might influence the effect of occupational physical activity (OPA) on risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study was conducted to determine whet...

    Authors: Dongmug Kang, Youngki Kim, Jongeun Kim, Yongsik Hwang, Byungmann Cho, Taekjong Hong, Byungmok Sung and Yonghwan Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:22

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to determine the association between urinary cadmium (U-cd) concentration and diabetes in middle-aged Korean residents of abandoned mines using the first Health Effect Surveillance fo...

    Authors: Hee-seung Son, Soo-geun Kim, Byung-seong Suh, Dong-uk Park, Dae-seon Kim, Seung-do Yu, Yeong-seoub Hong, Jung-duck Park, Byung-kook Lee, Jai-dong Moon and Joon Sakong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:20

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  10. Content type: Case report

    The aim of this paper was report first case of renal cell carcinoma developed in a worker who worked in an automobile manufacture line which handles trichloroethylene in Korea.

    Authors: June-Hee Lee, Inah Kim, Hongdeok Seok, Inhyo Park, Jungho Hwang, Jae-Oh Park, Jong-Uk Won and Jaehoon Roh

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:19

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  11. Content type: Review

    Several clinical practice guidelines related to the assessment and management of low back pain (LBP) have been published with varied scopes and methods. This paper summarises the first French occupational guid...

    Authors: Audrey Petit, Jean-Baptiste Fassier, Sandrine Rousseau, Philippe Mairiaux and Yves Roquelaure

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:18

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To identify any association between implementing smoking regulation policies and workers’ urine cotinine concentration levels in Korea.

    Authors: Ju-Hyoung Park, Chae-Kwan Lee, Se-Yeong Kim, Chunhui Suh, Kun-Hyung Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim, Byung-Chul Son, Jong-Tae Lee, Seung-Do Yu, Wookhee Choi and Hosub Im

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:17

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  13. Content type: Research article

    As first responders to an increasing number of natural and manmade disasters, active-duty firefighters are at increased risk for physical and psychiatric impairment as reflected by high rates of posttraumatic ...

    Authors: In-Sung Chung, Mi-Young Lee, Sung-Won Jung and Chang-Wook Nam

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:16

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Asian migrant workers in Korea have various ethnicities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the difference in spirometric interpretation made using the set of third National Health and Nutrition Examina...

    Authors: Nami Kim, Se-Yeong Kim, Yoojun Song, Chunhui Suh, Kun-Hyung Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim, Byung-Chul Son, Chae-Kwan Lee and Jong-Tae Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:14

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Acute carbon monoxide poisoning has important clinical value because it can cause severe adverse cardiovascular effects and sudden death. Acute carbon monoxide poisoning due to charcoal is well reported worldw...

    Authors: Hyun-Jun Kim, Yun Kyung Chung, Kyeong Min Kwak, Se-Jin Ahn, Yong-Hyun Kim, Young-Su Ju, Young-Jun Kwon and Eun-A Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:13

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To assess the prevalence and determinants of work-related injuries among small and medium scale industrial workers in Bahir Dar town, northwest Ethiopia.

    Authors: Getnet Abebe Molla, Waju Beyene Salgedo and Yohannes Kebede Lemu

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:12

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated the impact of occupation on cognitive and physical function within an occupational window of the past 15 years using a nationally representative sample in Korea.

    Authors: Jin-young Min, Jae Bum Park, Kyung-jong Lee and Kyoung-bok Min

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:11

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Limited evidence is available regarding the association between prenatal job strain and infant neurodevelopment. Most studies used stress indicators other than job strain to explain the relationship between pr...

    Authors: Eunjeong Kim, HyeSook Park, Yun-Chul Hong, Mina Ha, Yangho Kim, Bo-Eun Lee and Eun-Hee Ha

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:8

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Daily clinical activities in dental operatory expose dental surgeons to varied forms of ocular events. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of ocular splashes and foreign bodies...

    Authors: Clement C Azodo and Ejike B Ezeja

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:10

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  20. Content type: Case report

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies asbestos as belonging to Carcinogen Group 2A for gastric cancer. We herein report a case of gastric cancer associated with asbestosis and describe the...

    Authors: Soo-Hong Park, Dong-Mug Kang, Bon-Hak Koo, Young-Ki Kim and Jong-Eun Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:9

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Air pollution contributes to mortality and morbidity. We estimated the impact of outdoor air pollution on public health in Seoul metropolitan area, Korea. Attributable cases of morbidity and mortality were est...

    Authors: Jong Han Leem, Soon Tae Kim and Hwan Cheol Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:7

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Cigarette smoking is known as the most important risk factor of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, occupational exposure to other substances can result in COPD.

    Authors: YounMo Cho, JongIn Lee, Min Choi, WonSeon Choi, Jun-Pyo Myong, Hyoung-Ryoul Kim and Jung-Wan Koo

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:6

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To identify adverse health effects due to air pollution derived from a cement plant in Korea. The ventilation impairment in residents around a cement plant was compared to another group through a pulmonary fun...

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

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:3

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  24. Content type: Case report

    We present a case of a 56-year-old male electrician who was admitted to the hospital with atrial fibrillation, atypical chest pain and dyspnea. He gave a history that on the morning he had working for almost 4...

    Authors: Roberto De Rosa, Gennaro Ratti, Donato Gerardi, Carlo Tedeschi and Monica Lamberti

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:4

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  25. Content type: Research article

    This study was performed to understand farmers’ health status by general characteristic, and to find out the related factors.

    Authors: Kyungeun Park, Sooyong Roh, Jihoon Lee, Soon Chan Kwon, Mihye Jeong and Soo-jin Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:2

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The present study evaluated the effects of job stress, including organisational system to self-rated depression through a panel study of male municipal firefighters in the Republic of Korea.

    Authors: Se-Jin An, Yun Kyung Chung, Bong Hyun Kim, Kyeong Min Kwak, Jun-Seok Son, Jung-wan Koo, Young-Su Ju and Young-Jun Kwon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:1

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  27. Content type: Research article

    This study was conducted in order to evaluate the association between the working hours of Korean employees and the metabolic syndrome and the effects of long working hours on metabolic syndrome based on the 5...

    Authors: Jae Uk Jeong, Man Joong Jeon and Joon Sakong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:53

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Awareness about lead poisoning in South Korea has increased; however, occupational exposures occurring in small-scale businesses have not been thoroughly investigated. We report two cases of high lead exposure...

    Authors: Yoojun Song, Chunhui Suh, Shin-Ae Kim, Nami Kim, Sung-Min Kim, Seong-Wook Jeong, Se-Yeong Kim, Kun-Hyung Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim, Byung-Chul Son, Chae-Kwan Lee and Jong-Tae Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:38

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  29. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated the distribution of causative agents related to occupational lung cancer, their relationships with work, and associations between work-relatedness and the histologic type of lung cancer.

    Authors: Young-Il Lee, Sang-Gil Lee, Dong-Mug Kang, Jong-Eun Kim, Young-Ki Kim, Jong-Han Leem and Hwan-Cheol Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:43

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The present study investigated the association between long working hours and serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) levels, a factor influencing the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

    Authors: Seung-Gwon Park, Yong-Jin Lee, Jung-Oh Ham, Eun-Chul Jang, Seong-Woo Kim and Hyun Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:40

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Occupational radiation exposure causes certain types of cancer, specifically hematopoietic diseases like leukemia. In Korea, radiation exposure is monitored and recorded by law, and guidelines for compensation...

    Authors: Chulyong Park, Sungyeul Choi, Dohyung Kim, Jaechan Park and Saerom Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:54

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The most common occupational disease that is compensated by Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (IACI) in Korea is musculoskeletal disease (MSD). Although complaints about the workers’ compensation syst...

    Authors: Min Choi, Hyoung-Ryoul Kim, Jinwoo Lee, Hye-Eun Lee, Junsu Byun and Jong Uk Won

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:33

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Working conditions can exert influence on the physical, mental, and even social health of workers. Well-being is an appropriate index for the evaluation of a person’s overall health. This paper investigated th...

    Authors: Bum-Joon Lee, Shin-Goo Park, Kyoung-Bok Min, Jin-Young Min, Sang-Hee Hwang, Jong-Han Leem, Hwan-Cheol Kim, Sung-Hwan Jeon, Yong-Seok Heo and So-Hyun Moon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:34

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate musculoskeletal symptom prevalence in university hospital nurses and explore the relation between musculoskeletal symptom prevalence and work related factors.

    Authors: Eunkwang Ryu, Byeongjin Ye, Youngil Yi and Jungwon Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:47

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  35. Content type: Research article

    This study measures serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in tire-manufacturing workers, and attempts to find occupational or non-occupational factors that related to their PSA levels.

    Authors: Soo-Hyeon Kim, Keun-Ho Jang, Won-Ju Park, Do-Hyeong Kwon, Won-Yang Kang, Hyeong-Min Lim and Jai-Dong Moon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:50

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  36. Content type: Case report

    We report 2 cases of hepatotoxicity in cleanroom workers due to high retained chloroform air concentrations. The women, aged 34 and 41 years, who had been working in a medical endoscopic device manufacturer as...

    Authors: Young Joong Kang, Jungho Ahn and Yang-In Hwang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:49

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Livestock breeders including poultry workers are exposed to various agricultural chemicals including pesticides and/or organic solvents. Multiple myeloma is a rare disease in Korea, and few reports have invest...

    Authors: Pil Kyun Jung, Inah Kim, Inhyo Park, Chinyon Kim, Eun-A Kim and Jaehoon Roh

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:35

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  38. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to find the prevalence and occupational risk factors for major psychiatric disorders among subway drivers in South Korea.

    Authors: Se-eun Kim, Hyoung-Ryoul Kim, Jong-Ik Park, Hae Woo Lee, Jongin Lee, Junsu Byun and Hyeon Woo Yim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:39

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  39. Content type: Case report

    This study was conducted to report the course of an accidental release of chlorine gas that occurred in a factory in Gumi-si, South Korea, on March 5, 2013. We describe the analysis results of 2 patients hospi...

    Authors: Joo-An Kim, Seong-Yong Yoon, Seong-Yong Cho, Jin-Hyun Yu, Hwa-Sung Kim, Gune-Il Lim and Jin-Seok Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:29

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  40. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to document the trend in blood lead levels in Korean lead workers from 2003 until 2011 and blood lead levels within each of the main industries.

    Authors: Ji-Hye Kim, Eun-A Kim, Dong-Hee Koh, Kiwhan Byun, Hyang-Woo Ryu and Sang-Gil Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:30

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Presenteeism has become a public concern recently. Thus, we aimed to understand the relationship between self-employed workers and presenteeism using a nationally representative sample of Korean workers.

    Authors: Min-Su Kim, Jae Bum Park, Kyoung-Bok Min, Kyung-Jong Lee and Kimin Kwon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:32

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D deficiency is increasing worldwide. However, few studies have attempted to examine the vitamin D status of wage workers and the correlation between vitamin D deficiency and working conditions. Hence,...

    Authors: Harin Jeong, Sujin Hong, Yunjeong Heo, Hosun Chun, Daeseong Kim, Jongtae Park and Mo-yeol Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:28

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