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  1. Content type: Research article

    Kidneys are organs having a biological clock, and it is well known that the disruption of the circadian rhythm increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), including the decline of renal and proteinuria...

    Authors: Jun Young Uhm, Hyoung-Ryoul Kim, Gu Hyeok Kang, Young Gon Choi, Tae Hwi Park, Soo Young Kim, Seong Sil Chang and Won Oh Choo

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:69

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  2. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], the corresponding author’s name ‘Mokarami Hamidreza’ should be changed to ‘Hamidreza Mokarami’.

    Authors: Reza Kazemi, Rasoul Hemmatjo and Hamidreza Mokarami

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:68

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    The original article was published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:61

  3. Content type: Research article

    It has been reported that long working hours are hazardous to the workers’ health. Especially, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) have been considered as one of the significant health issues in wor...

    Authors: Jae-Gwang Lee, Guang Hwi Kim, Sung Won Jung, Sang Woo Kim, June-Hee Lee and Kyung-Jae Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:67

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Normobaric (NH) and hypobaric hypoxia (HH) are associated with acute mountain sickness (AMS) and cognitive dysfunction. Only few variables, like heart-rate-variability, are correlated with AMS. However, predic...

    Authors: Tobias Kammerer, Valentina Faihs, Nikolai Hulde, Andreas Bayer, Max Hübner, Florian Brettner, Walter Karlen, Julia Maria Kröpfl, Markus Rehm, Christina Spengler and Simon Thomas Schäfer

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:66

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  5. Content type: Case report

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) defined that asbestos is a group 1 substance that causes lung cancer, mesothelioma (pleura and peritoneum), laryngeal cancer, and ovarian cancer in humans...

    Authors: Sunwook Park, Jaechan Park, Eunsoo Lee, Huisu Eom, Mu Young Shin, Jungwon Kim, Dongmug Kang and Sanggil Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:65

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Research on carcinogens causing occupational cancer has been updated. Further, social interest in occupational cancer has increased. In addition, the standard for recognizing cancer as a work-related disease h...

    Authors: Kyungjoon Lee, Sujin Lee, Jeehee Min and Inah Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:64

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study was conducted to identify the sleep status of daytime workers who do not work in shifts. This study analyzed factors affecting sleep duration and sleep quality.

    Authors: Bu-il Kim, Seong-yong Yoon, Jin-seok Kim, Kuck-Hyeun Woo, Seong-yong Cho, Ho Lee and Jong-min An

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:63

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Job stress has been reported as a risk factor of psychological changes, which have been shown to be related to gastrointestinal diseases and symptoms such as functional dyspepsia. However, few studies have ass...

    Authors: Younghyeon Nam, Soon-Chan Kwon, Yong-Jin Lee, Eun-Chul Jang and Seung-hwan Ahn

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:62

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Because of their positive impact on individuals’ performance and alertness, blue enriched white light sources are gaining popularity in households and industries. However, these sources of blue light spectrum ...

    Authors: Reza Kazemi, Rasoul Hemmatjo and Hamidreza Mokarami

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:61

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:68

  10. Content type: Research article

    Compared to 10 years ago, the ambient particulate matter 10 (PM10) and carbon monoxide (CO) levels in South Korea have decreased. However, compared to many other OECD countries, these levels are still too high. C...

    Authors: Hyeran Choi and Jun-Pyo Myong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:60

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  11. Content type: Case report

    In Korea, there were repeated radiation exposure accidents among non-destructive testing workers. Most of the cases involved local injury, such as radiation burns or hematopoietic cancer. Herein, we report a c...

    Authors: Ji-Sung Ahn, Jai-Dong Moon, Wonyang Kang, Hyeong-Min Lim, Seunghyeon Cho, Dae-Young Lim and Won-Ju Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:59

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  12. Content type: Research article

    It is well known that ergonomic risk factors and back pain are related. However, few studies have examined the relationship between simultaneous exposure to these risk factors and back pain in a Korean populat...

    Authors: Jae-Yeop Kim, Ji-Su Shin, Myeong-Seob Lim, Hyeon-Gyeong Choi, Sung-Kyeong Kim, Hee-Tae Kang, Sang-Baek Koh and Sung-Soo Oh

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:58

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Although one in two firefighters in South Korea have experienced work-related injuries, there are few studies which show the overview description on work-related injuries and its analysis regarding such causes...

    Authors: Hyung Doo Kim, Yon Soo An, Dong Hyun Kim, Kyung Sook Jeong and Yeon Soon Ahn

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:57

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Korean Computerized Neurobehavioral Test (KCNT) is a psychological assessment tool used as part of Workers’ Special Health Examinations in Korea. Due to the spread of mobile technology, this study aimed to...

    Authors: Young Seok Byun, Sung Kyu Park, Joon Sakong and Man Joong Jeon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:55

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Since the 1980s, restructuring, which includes downsizing, closures, mergers, and privatization, has expanded worldwide, and various studies have investigated its effect on health. However, previous studies ha...

    Authors: Jun Ick Jung, Jun Seok Son, Young Ouk Kim, Chang Ho Chae, Chan Woo Kim, Hyoung Ouk Park, Jun Ho Lee, Young Hoo Shin and Jea Chul Ha

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:54

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Lighting is one of the environmental factors affecting the performance of the control room operators. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the control room operators’ visual performance in two diffe...

    Authors: Seyyed Abolfazl Zakerian, Saeid Yazdanirad, Seifollah Gharib, Kamal Azam and Asma Zare

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:56

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal parasitic infections are major public health problems worldwide, with high prevalence in low income countries where substandard food hygiene practices are common. Asymptomatic food handlers with poo...

    Authors: Dadi Marami, Konjit Hailu and Moti Tolera

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:53

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Resilient individuals have a comprehensive ability to adapt to various life circumstances. Psychological resilience predicts an individual’s physiological response to stress. The 10-item Connor-Davidson Resili...

    Authors: Gab-Sik Shin, Kyeong-Sook Choi, Kyoung Sook Jeong, Young-Sun Min, Yeon-Soon Ahn and Min-Gi Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:52

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Occupational stress and its related psychological strain is a concern among resident doctors that may affect patient care adversely. Residents face many stresses because of their high job demands in delivery o...

    Authors: Sedigheh Ebrahimi and Zahra Kargar

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:51

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  20. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to identify the difference of perception about the role of appointing health officers by comparing and analyzing the response of entrustment workplace (EW) and specialized health management in...

    Authors: Bo-Young Jang, Dong-Mug Kang, Young-Ki Kim, Se-Young Kim and Kyung-Sun Ko

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:50

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Occupational injuries increase burden on society as well as personal health. Low satisfaction with life may not only increases the risk of occupational injuries directly, but also influences other factors that...

    Authors: Sung-Min Park, Hwan-Cheol Kim, Shin-Goo Park, Hyun-Suk Jang, Go Choi and Jong-Han Leem

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:49

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Prevalence of thyroid cancer has been increasing rapidly worldwide, especially among women. There has been a debate as to whether such an increase represents consequences of over-diagnosis or a true increase. ...

    Authors: Seonghoon Kang, Jinho Song, Taehwan Koh, One Park, Jong-Tae Park and Won-Jin Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:48

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The present study aims to compare the pulmonary function of residents of Seoul special city (Seoul) and Jeju special self-governing province including Jeju city and Seogwipo city (Jeju), characterized by vastl...

    Authors: Si Woo Park, Byoung Gwon Kim, Jung Woo Kim, Jung Woo Park and Jung Il Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:47

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  24. Content type: Research article

    South Korea is one of the countries with the longest working hours in the OECD countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of working hours on depressive symptoms and the role of job stress fac...

    Authors: Yeogyeong Yoon, Jia Ryu, Hyunjoo Kim, Chung won Kang and Kyunghee Jung-Choi

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:46

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  25. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to enhance understanding of the epidemiologic characteristics of asbestos-related diseases, and to provide information that could inform policy-making aimed at prevention and compensation for ...

    Authors: Yon Soo An, Hyung Doo Kim, Hyeoung Cheol Kim, Kyoung Sook Jeong and Yeon Soon Ahn

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:45

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) in women is secreted by granulosa cells of antral follicles. AMH appears to be a very stable marker for ovarian function. It may be used to diagnosis cases of premature ovarian fai...

    Authors: Yu min Lee, Hye Won Chung, Kyungah Jeong, Yeon-Ah Sung, Hyejin Lee, Shinhee Ye and Eun-Hee Ha

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:44

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Korean teacher’s working conditions are deteriorating. There is concern about the deterioration of teachers’ health and voice disorder is one of the most common problems. Teacher’s vocal health is important fo...

    Authors: Yi-Ryoung Lee, Hyoung-Ryoul Kim and Seyoung Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:43

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the association between work-related factors and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) among female full-time employees using representative data from a national population...

    Authors: Wook Han, Soon-Chan Kwon, Yong-Jin Lee, Chan Park and Eun-Chul Jang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:42

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The concentration of particulate matter in the air varies depending on the region because it is lightweight and generated from a variety of sources. To assess the relationship between particulate matter and ey...

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

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:41

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Several studies suggest that serum ferritin concentrations reflect systemic inflammation, and high ferritin levels can increase the risk of hypertension in adult men. Shift work is also known to increase the r...

    Authors: Dong-Hoon Lee, Seong-Kyu Kang, Won-Jun Choi, Kyeong Min Kwak, Dukyun Kang, Sang Ha Lee and Jun-Hyung Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:40

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Prospective studies on occupational stress and depression among Korean workers are scarce. This study aimed to investigate the causal relationship between changes in occupational stress and the presence of dep...

    Authors: Jaehyuk Jung, Inchul Jeong, Kyung-Jong Lee, Guyeon Won and Jae Bum Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:39

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  32. Content type: Research article

    It is challenging to balance work and life, and little attention has been paid to the work–life balance and psychosocial well-being of South Koreans. We assessed the association between work–life balance and p...

    Authors: Jae Won Yang, Chunhui Suh, Chae Kwan Lee and Byung Chul Son

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:38

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the provision of safety and health information (PSHI) and occupational injuries.

    Authors: Ju-il Seo, Gab-Sik Shin, Min Gi Kim and Young-Sun Min

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:36

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Using analysis of air samples from the workplace, we report on one case of pneumoconiosis in an individual who has been working in a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) spraying process for 28 years.

    Authors: Namhoon Lee, Kiook Baek, Soohyun Park, Inho Hwang, Insung Chung, Wonil Choi, Hyera Jung, Miyoung Lee and Seonhee Yang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:37

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Health officers are an integral part of the occupational health service, and there have been studies to identify and improve the role of health officers in the workplace in order to improve the level of health...

    Authors: Yeong-Kwang Kim, Jin-Ha Yoon, Wanhyung Lee, Jihyun Kim, Sung-Shil Lim and Jong-Uk Won

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:35

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Despite the successful adaptation to high altitude, some differences do occur due to long term exposure to the hypoxic environment. The effect of long term high altitude exposure on cardiac autonomic adjustmen...

    Authors: Prem Bhattarai, Bishnu H. Paudel, Dilip Thakur, Balkrishna Bhattarai, Bijay Subedi and Rita Khadka

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:34

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  37. Content type: Review

    We reviewed articles to clarify the current evidence status for 1) types of cancer which related to benzene exposure, and 2) certain benzene exposure level which might cause the hematopoietic cancers. Hematopo...

    Authors: Jin-Ha Yoon, Woo Seok Kwak and Yeon-Soon Ahn

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:33

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Bus drivers are known to be highly at risk of cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we assessed the cardiovascular disease prevalence of bus company employees in Seoul, South Korea, and compared the results ...

    Authors: Ji-Hoo Yook, Dong-Wook Lee, Min-Seok Kim and Yun-Chul Hong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:32

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have shown that healthcare professionals are exposed to psychological distress. However, since most of these studies assessed psychological distress using self-reporting questionnaires, the ma...

    Authors: Min-Seok Kim, Taeshik Kim, Dongwook Lee, Ji-hoo Yook, Yun-Chul Hong, Seung-Yup Lee, Jin-Ha Yoon and Mo-Yeol Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:31

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  40. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] the authors flagged that the Funding information in the Declarations was incorrect.

    Authors: Minsu Ock, Eun Young Choi, Inbo Oh, Seok Hyeon Yun, Yoo-Keun Kim, Hyunsu Kim, Min-Woo Jo and Jiho Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:30

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    The original article was published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:8

  41. Content type: Research article

    Occupational accidents are of most important consequences of globalization in developing countries. Therefore, investigating the causes of occupational accidents for improving the job situation and making oper...

    Authors: Hadi Asady, Mehdi Yaseri, Mostafa Hosseini, Morvarid Zarif-Yeganeh, Mahmoud Yousefifard, Mahin Haghshenas and Parisa Hajizadeh-Moghadam

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:29

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have classified cameramen’s job as physiologically heavy work and identified the risk factors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs) in cameramen. However, those studies limited the...

    Authors: Han-Seur Jeong, Byung-Seong Suh, Soo-Geun Kim, Won-Sool Kim, Won-Cheol Lee, Kyung-Hun Son and Min-Woo Nam

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:28

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Many studies show that organizational justice (OJ) is related to psychological determinants of employee health. To prevent health problems related to OJ in Korean workplaces and to accurately measure OJ, we de...

    Authors: Hanul Park, Kang-Sook Lee, Yong-Jun Park, Dong-Joon Lee and Hyun-Kyung Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:26

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  44. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] the authors flagged that the spelling of author YangHo Kim was incorrect. It is published on the original manuscript as Yang Ho Kim, but should be spelt YangHo Kim.

    Authors: Jaechul Song, Kuck-Hyun Woo and YangHo Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:25

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    The original article was published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:12

  45. Content type: Research article

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) produced by incomplete combustion have negative effects on human health due to their carcinogenicity and teratogenicity. Indoor sources of PAHs include tobacco smoke, he...

    Authors: Hyung-Gue Park, Na-Young Ha, Dae Hwan Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim, Chae-Kwan Lee, Kunhyung Kim and Ji Young Ryu

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:23

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Lead and cadmium have been identified as risk factors for hearing loss in animal studies, but large-scale studies targeting the general human population are rare. This study was conducted to investigate the li...

    Authors: Gu Hyeok Kang, Jun Young Uhm, Young Gon Choi, Eun Kye Kang, Soo Young Kim, Won Oh Choo and Seong Sil Chang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:22

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  47. Content type: Research article

    The Korea Radiation Effect & Epidemiology Cohort - The resident cohort (KREEC-R) study concluded that there is no epidemiological or causal evidence supporting any increase in cancer risks resulting from radia...

    Authors: Bong-Kyu Kim, Jung-Min Kim, Myoung-Hee Kim, Do-Myung Paek, Seung-Sik Hwang, Mi-Na Ha and Young-Su Ju

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:21

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  48. Content type: Case Report

    Exposure to sustained high concentrations of HCFC-123 is known to be hepatotoxic. We report two simultaneous cases of toxic hepatitis related to exposure to 2,2-dichloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane (HCFC-123), a com...

    Authors: Mu Young Shin, Jong Soo Park, Hae Dong Park and Jihye Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:20

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