Albert Nienhaus

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Affiliation: Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Work-related accidents and occupational diseases in veterinarians and their staff
    Albert Nienhaus
    Institution of Statutory Accident Insurance of the Health and Welfare Service, Pappelallee 35 37, 20089, Hamburg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 78:230-8. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the interferon-gamma release assay in healthcare workers
    A Nienhaus
    Department of Occupational Health Research, Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Pappelallee 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:295-300. 2008
  3. pmc Educators' working conditions in a day care centre on ownership of a non-profit organization
    Bianca Kusma
    Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 6:36. 2011
  4. pmc Occupational risk of tuberculosis transmission in a low incidence area
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 6:35. 2005
  5. pmc Tuberculosis contact investigation with a new, specific blood test in a low-incidence population containing a high proportion of BCG-vaccinated persons
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 7:77. 2006
  6. pmc Evaluation of the tuberculin skin test and the interferon-gamma release assay for TB screening in French healthcare workers
    Dominique Tripodi
    Department of Occupational Medicine and Occupational Hazards, University Hospital of Nantes, France
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:30. 2009
  7. pmc In-hospital contact investigation among health care workers after exposure to smear-negative tuberculosis
    Felix C Ringshausen
    Department of Medicine III Pneumology, Allergology and Sleep Medicine, University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Bochum, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:11. 2009
  8. pmc Results of five-year systematic screening for latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers in Portugal
    José Torres Costa
    Occupational Health Division, Hospital S, João, EPE Porto, Portugal
    J Occup Med Toxicol 5:22. 2010
  9. pmc Bidirectional Assessment of Stress, job satisfaction and work ability of Educators in day care centres: a real-time observation study - the study protocol (BASE)
    Bianca Kusma
    Institute of Occupational Medicine, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Free University and Humboldt University, Thielallee 69 73, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 5:16. 2010
  10. pmc Development and evaluation of a computer-based medical work assessment programme
    Stefanie Mache
    Institute of Occupational Medicine, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Free University and Humboldt University, Thielallee 69 73, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 3:35. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Work-related accidents and occupational diseases in veterinarians and their staff
    Albert Nienhaus
    Institution of Statutory Accident Insurance of the Health and Welfare Service, Pappelallee 35 37, 20089, Hamburg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 78:230-8. 2005
    ..We assessed the occupational hazards in veterinary practice by analysing accident insurance data in order to stimulate strategies to prevent occupational accidents and diseases in veterinarians and their staff...
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the interferon-gamma release assay in healthcare workers
    A Nienhaus
    Department of Occupational Health Research, Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Pappelallee 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:295-300. 2008
    ..Little experience is currently available on the performance of the IGRA when testing HCW for LTBI. Therefore the aim of the study was to compare the IGRA with the TST in testing HCW for LTBI...
  3. pmc Educators' working conditions in a day care centre on ownership of a non-profit organization
    Bianca Kusma
    Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 6:36. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc Occupational risk of tuberculosis transmission in a low incidence area
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 6:35. 2005
    ..To investigate the occupational risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection in a low-incidence setting, data from a prospective study of patients with culture-confirmed TB conducted in Hamburg, Germany, from 1997 to 2002 were evaluated...
  5. pmc Tuberculosis contact investigation with a new, specific blood test in a low-incidence population containing a high proportion of BCG-vaccinated persons
    R Diel
    School of Public Health, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    Respir Res 7:77. 2006
    ..BCG-vaccination can confound tuberculin skin test (TST) reactions in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection...
  6. pmc Evaluation of the tuberculin skin test and the interferon-gamma release assay for TB screening in French healthcare workers
    Dominique Tripodi
    Department of Occupational Medicine and Occupational Hazards, University Hospital of Nantes, France
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:30. 2009
    ..Using French cut-offs for the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), results of the TST were compared with the results of an Interferon-gamma Release Assay (IGRA) in Healthcare Workers (HCW) after contact to AFB-positive TB patients...
  7. pmc In-hospital contact investigation among health care workers after exposure to smear-negative tuberculosis
    Felix C Ringshausen
    Department of Medicine III Pneumology, Allergology and Sleep Medicine, University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Bochum, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:11. 2009
    ..The objective of the present study was to evaluate an IGRA in comparison to the TST and to identify risk factors for test positivity...
  8. pmc Results of five-year systematic screening for latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers in Portugal
    José Torres Costa
    Occupational Health Division, Hospital S, João, EPE Porto, Portugal
    J Occup Med Toxicol 5:22. 2010
    ..The prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in HCWs in Portugal using the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) was analyzed over a five-year period...
  9. pmc Bidirectional Assessment of Stress, job satisfaction and work ability of Educators in day care centres: a real-time observation study - the study protocol (BASE)
    Bianca Kusma
    Institute of Occupational Medicine, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Free University and Humboldt University, Thielallee 69 73, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 5:16. 2010
    ..Previous studies were mainly based on questionnaire data. Objective data does not exist. Therefore the aim of this investigation is to collect precise data relating to work of educators...
  10. pmc Development and evaluation of a computer-based medical work assessment programme
    Stefanie Mache
    Institute of Occupational Medicine, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Free University and Humboldt University, Thielallee 69 73, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 3:35. 2008
    ..In addition reliability and validity data of this instrument will be demonstrated...
  11. pmc Self-reported adverse reactions in 4337 healthcare workers immunizations against novel H1N1 influenza
    Harald Bias
    Institute of Occupational Medicine, Social Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    BMC Res Notes 4:297. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  12. pmc Psychosocial work load and stress in the geriatric care
    Matthias Nübling
    Freiburg Research Centre for Occupational and Social Medicine, Bertoldstrasse 27, 79098 Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:428. 2010
    ..Aim of this study was to investigate the psychosocial workplace situation for employees in this profession...
  13. pmc Seasonal influenza risk in hospital healthcare workers is more strongly associated with household than occupational exposures: results from a prospective cohort study in Berlin, Germany, 2006/07
    Chris J Williams
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:8. 2010
    ..We aimed to compare the risk of influenza infection in healthcare workers in acute hospital care with that in non-healthcare workers over the same season...
  14. pmc Predictors of persistently positive Mycobacterium-tuberculosis-specific interferon-gamma responses in the serial testing of health care workers
    Felix C Ringshausen
    Department of Medicine III Pneumology, Allergology and Sleep Medicine, University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Bochum, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:220. 2010
    ....
  15. pmc Physicians' working conditions and job satisfaction: does hospital ownership in Germany make a difference?
    Stefanie Mache
    Institute of Occupational Medicine, Charite School of Medicine, Free University and Humboldt University, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:148. 2009
    ..To that end, this study's purpose is to compare how physicians, working for both public and privatized hospitals, rate their respective psychosocial working conditions and job satisfaction...
  16. pmc Aggression and violence against health care workers in Germany--a cross sectional retrospective survey
    Simone Franz
    Institute of Nursing Science at the University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:51. 2010
    ..In view of this, the aim of this study was to examine the frequency and consequences of aggressive behaviour towards nurses and health care workers in different health sectors in Germany and to assess the need for preventive measures...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers in geriatric care]
    A Nienhaus
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Hamburg
    Pneumologie 61:613-6. 2007
    ..The present study examined whether this results in an increased prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in healthcare workers (HCW) in geriatric care, using other HCW as comparison group...
  18. pmc Social care and changes in occupational accidents and diseases - the situation in Eastern Europe in general and for skin diseases in particular
    Kathrin R von Hirschberg
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Hamburg, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:28. 2009
    ..Standardisation of the documents must also be improved, to allow international comparisons between the systems...
  19. doi request reprint [Tuberculosis in healthcare workers]
    A Nienhaus
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Fachbereich Gesundheitsschutz, Hamburg
    Pneumologie 63:23-30. 2009
    ..In an ongoing evaluation study of the interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) LTBI prevalence in HCWs is 10 %. Prevention strategies in Germany should be reconsidered in the light of these new findings...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Secondary individual prevention and rehabilitation in female hairdressers suffering from skin diseases]
    A Nienhaus
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Abteilung Grundlagen der Prävention und Rehabilitation, Hamburg
    Gesundheitswesen 66:759-64. 2004
    ..The proportion of hairdressers using gloves and applying skin care doubled. Therefore the rehabilitation programme appears to be successful regarding the ability of hairdressers to cope with skin problems...
  21. pmc Outcome of occupational latex allergy--work ability and quality of life
    Albert Nienhaus
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance in the Health and Welfare Services, Hamburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e3459. 2008
    ..The quality of life (QOL) and work ability of health care workers allergic to natural rubber latex (NRL) were assessed after implementation of regulations on powder-free NRL gloves in Germany...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers--evaluation of an Interferon-gamma release assay]
    A Nienhaus
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Hamburg
    Pneumologie 61:219-23. 2007
    ..But so far only limited experience is available regarding the performance of these IGRAs especially in occupational medicine when used for screening healthcare workers (HCW)...
  23. pmc Interferon-gamma release assay for the diagnosis of latent TB infection--analysis of discordant results, when compared to the tuberculin skin test
    Albert Nienhaus
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Department of Occupational Health Research, Hamburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e2665. 2008
    ..Therefore we assessed to which extent discordant results can be explained by potential risk factors such as age, BCG vaccination and migration...
  24. doi request reprint Trends in occupational airway diseases in German hairdressers: frequency and causes
    Madeleine Dulon
    BGW Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Hamburg, Germany
    Am J Ind Med 54:486-93. 2011
    ..In the early 1990s, high incidence rates of OAD were observed in German hairdressers. It was expected that modification of formulations would resolve the problem of high OAD rates in hairdressers...
  25. pmc MRSA prevalence in European healthcare settings: a review
    Madeleine Dulon
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Department of Occupational Health Research, Pappelallee, Hamburg, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 11:138. 2011
    ..This paper gives an overview of MRSA prevalence in hospitals and other healthcare institutions in non-outbreak situations in Western Europe...
  26. doi request reprint The effect of working position on trunk posture and exertion for routine nursing tasks: an experimental study
    Sonja Freitag
    Department for the Principle of Prevention and Rehabilitation, BGW Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Pappelallee 33 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    Ann Occup Hyg 58:317-25. 2014
    ..A further aim was to examine the connection between the proportion of time spent in a forward-bending posture and the perceived exertion...
  27. pmc Risk of latent TB infection in individuals employed in the healthcare sector in Germany: a multicentre prevalence study
    Anja Schablon
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Department of Occupational Health Research, Pappelallee 35 37, Hamburg, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:107. 2010
    ..It was the aim of the study to determine the prevalence and putative risk factors of LTBI...
  28. pmc Bladder cancer among hairdressers: a meta-analysis
    Melanie Harling
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Department of Occupational Health Research, Pappelallee 35 37, Hamburg 22089, Germany
    Occup Environ Med 67:351-8. 2010
    ..But owing to small sample sizes of the studies and the resulting lack of statistical power, the results of these studies have been inconsistent and significant associations have rarely been found...
  29. pmc The occupational risk of Helicobacter pylori infection among gastroenterologists and their assistants
    Claudia Peters
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Institute for Health Service Research in Dermatology and Nursing, Hamburg, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 11:154. 2011
    ..The fact that endoscopes are contaminated after being used to perform a gastroscopy leads one to question whether gastroenterologists and endoscopy nurses and assistants run a higher risk of infection...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of skin and back diseases in geriatric care nurses
    Madeleine Dulon
    Institution of Statutory Accident Insurance of the Health and Welfare Service, Hamburg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:983-92. 2008
    ..The prevalence of hand eczema, low back disorders (LBD) and neck/shoulder disorders (NSD) in geriatric nurses and the association of work-related factors with hand eczema, LBD and NSD in geriatric nurses were examined...
  31. doi request reprint [Health indicators and preventive behaviour of older employees in geriatric care]
    K Kromark
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Hamburg
    Gesundheitswesen 70:137-44. 2008
    ..An additional objective was to record the proportion of older employees with a health- and occupation-related impairment...
  32. pmc Frequency of thyroid dysfunctions during interferon alpha treatment of single and combination therapy in hepatitis C virus-infected patients: a systematic review based analysis
    Chandrasekharan Nair Kesavachandran
    Centre for Epidemiology and Health Services Research in the Nursing Profession CV care, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e55364. 2013
    ..This comprehensive and systematic review presents the available evidence for newly developed thyroid antibodies and dysfunctions during interferon treatment (both single and combination) in HCV patients...
  33. doi request reprint Frequent bending--an underestimated burden in nursing professions
    Sonja Freitag
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, BGW, Department for the Principle of Prevention and Rehabilitation, Pappelallee 33 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:697-707. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the influence of several factors on the occurrence of sagittal trunk inclinations in nurses was investigated...
  34. ncbi request reprint Quantitative measurement of stressful trunk postures in nursing professions
    Sonja Freitag
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services BGW, Department for the Principle of Prevention and Rehabilitation, Pappelallee 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    Ann Occup Hyg 51:385-95. 2007
    ..However, awkward body postures alone, without load transfer, can also be stressful for the spinal column. Therefore in this study all the body postures and movements of nurses were quantitatively measured within a working shift...
  35. doi request reprint [Workplace health promotion through human resources development part II: practical transfer of qualification programme for prevention of psychic stresses]
    S Gregersen
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Abteilung Grundlagen der Prävention und Rehabilitation, Hamburg
    Gesundheitswesen 72:216-21. 2010
    ..At the end, a practical example is used to illustrate the issue and to demonstrate what actual shape the implementation at the different facilities can take...
  36. doi request reprint Validity and responsiveness of the Osnabrück Hand Eczema Severity Index (OHSI): a methodological study
    M Dulon
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Pappelallee 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 160:137-42. 2009
    ..The Osnabrück Hand Eczema Severity Index (OHSI) is a scoring system for the assessment of the severity of hand eczema (HE)...
  37. doi request reprint [Leadership behaviour and health - current research state]
    S Gregersen
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Grundlagen der Prävention und Rehabilitation, Fachbereich Gesundheitsschutz, Pappelallee 35 37, 22089 Hamburg
    Gesundheitswesen 73:3-12. 2011
    ..The relatively small number of research examinations into the influence of leaders' behaviour on the health and well-being of their staff shows that there is a need for additional research...
  38. doi request reprint [Violence and aggression in care-related jobs--a literature overview]
    A Zeh
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Grundlagen der Prävention und Rehabilitation, Fachbereich Gesundheitsschutz, Pappelallee 35 37, Hamburg
    Gesundheitswesen 71:449-59. 2009
    ..There are hints indicating that the Staff Observation Aggression Scale-Revised (SOAS-R) is the most suitable tool to record aggressive behaviour prospectively across all fields in the health care sector...
  39. doi request reprint Prevention of occupational skin disease: a workplace intervention study in geriatric nurses
    M Dulon
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Pappelallee 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    Br J Dermatol 161:337-44. 2009
    ..Health care workers have an increased risk of occupational dermatosis...
  40. pmc Infectious diseases in healthcare workers - an analysis of the standardised data set of a German compensation board
    Albert Nienhaus
    Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrase 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 7:8. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  41. pmc Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among health care workers in a hospital for pulmonary diseases
    Anja Schablon
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Department of Occupational Health Research, Pappelallee 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:1. 2009
    ..With Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA), a new method for diagnosis of LTBI is available which is more specific than the tuberculin skin test (TST)...
  42. doi request reprint Self-reported musculoskeletal disorders of the distal upper extremities and the neck in German veterinarians: a cross-sectional study
    Agnessa Kozak
    Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e89362. 2014
    ..Work-related and individual factors associated with MSD of upper extremities and the neck were analyzed...
  43. pmc Radiation exposure of eyes, thyroid gland and hands in orthopaedic staff: a systematic review
    Chandrasekharan Nair Kesavachandran
    Centre for Epidemiology and Health Services Research in the Nursing Profession CV care, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrase 52, Hamburg, 20246, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 17:28. 2012
    ..The objective of the study is to assess the annual mean cumulative and per procedure radiation dose received at anatomical locations like eyes, thyroid glands and hands in orthopaedic staff using systematic review...
  44. pmc Involvement of occupational physicians in the management of MRSA-colonised healthcare workers in Germany - a survey
    Madeleine Dulon
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Hamburg, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 8:16. 2013
    ..German occupational physicians responsible for healthcare facilities were therefore asked about their experience in managing MRSA-colonised HCWs...
  45. pmc Back disorders and lumbar load in nursing staff in geriatric care: a comparison of home-based care and nursing homes
    Kathrin Kromark
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Pappellallee 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:33. 2009
    ..The present study accordingly investigates the prevalence in the lumbar and cervical spine and determines the physical workload to lifting and caring in geriatric care...
  46. pmc Psychosocial stress, demoralization and the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and medical drugs by veterinarians
    Melanie Harling
    Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services, Department of Occupational Health Research, Pappelallee 35 37, 22089 Hamburg, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:4. 2009
    ..In this cross-sectional study the association between psychosocial stress, demoralization and the consumption of psychotropic substances in veterinarians was examined using data from a sample of 1,060 subjects (52.7% response)...
  47. pmc MRSA as an occupational disease: a case series
    Frank Haamann
    Institution of Statutory Accident Insurance of the Health and Welfare Services, Pappelallee 35 37, 22089, Hamburg, Germany
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 84:259-66. 2011
    ..However, the number of cases of occupational disease (OD) due to MRSA in healthcare workers (HCWs) and the characteristics of such cases have not been reported for Germany...
  48. pmc Screening for tuberculosis and the use of a borderline zone for the interpretation of the interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) in Portuguese healthcare workers
    Albert Nienhaus
    University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing, Martinistrasse 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany
    J Occup Med Toxicol 8:1. 2013
    ..abstract:..
  49. doi request reprint Psychological stress and strain in dialysis staff: a systematic review
    Maren Böhmert
    German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Heath and Welfare Services, Hamburg, Germany
    J Ren Care 37:178-89. 2011
    ..BACKGROUNG: As the number of dialysis patients increases, the psychological stress and strain suffered by dialysis personnel is of growing importance. For this reason a systematic review of the international literature was performed...
  50. ncbi request reprint [Equipment and use of equipment in nursing homes]
    K Kromark
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Germany
    Gesundheitswesen 68:41-7. 2006
    ..The resulting knowledge is to support work on the implementation of procedures in geriatric in-patient care which are suited to workers with back problems...
  51. doi request reprint [Case report--tuberculosis in a health care worker during pregnancy]
    C Peters
    Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, Hamburg
    Pneumologie 62:695-8. 2008
    ..Moderately elevated GPT was observed during the first months. A normal liver was seen in pre- and post-natal sonography. Therefore it is likely that the increased liver enzymes were caused by the chemotherapy of the mother...
  52. ncbi request reprint Back or neck-pain-related disability of nursing staff in hospitals, nursing homes and home care in seven countries--results from the European NEXT-Study
    Michael Simon
    Department of Safety Engineering, Section of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, University of Wuppertal, Germany
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:24-34. 2008
    ..Musculoskeletal disorders are a widespread affliction in the nursing profession. Back or neck-pain-related disability of nursing staff is mainly attributed to physical and psychosocial risk factors...
  53. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of interferon-gamma release assay screening for latent tuberculosis infection treatment in Germany
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health, c o Institute for Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University, Post Box 101007, D 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Chest 131:1424-34. 2007
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Predictive value of a whole blood IFN-gamma assay for the development of active tuberculosis disease after recent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Roland Diel
    School of Public Health c o Institute of Medical Sociology, University of Dusseldorf, Postbox 101007, 40001 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:1164-70. 2008
    ..However, their prognostic value for progression from latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) to active TB has yet to be established...
  55. ncbi request reprint Review of epidemiological studies on the occupational risk of tuberculosis in low-incidence areas
    Andreas Seidler
    Institute of Occupational Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Respiration 72:431-46. 2005
    ..There is a need for large population-based studies with precise definition of exposure, which should include molecular epidemiologic methods in the investigation of occupational risk factors of tuberculosis...
  56. pmc Occupational exposure to low frequency magnetic fields and dementia: a case-control study
    Andreas Seidler
    Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health BAuA, Berlin, Germany
    Occup Environ Med 64:108-14. 2007
    ..Several studies point to a potential aetiological relevance to dementia of exposure to low-frequency magnetic fields, but the evidence is inconclusive...
  57. ncbi request reprint Osnabrueck hand eczema severity index--a study of the interobserver reliability of a scoring system assessing skin diseases of the hands
    Christoph Skudlik
    Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine, Health Theory, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
    Contact Dermatitis 55:42-7. 2006
    ..It could be demonstrated that the use of the OHSI is simple and practicable. The interobserver reliability for the summary score is good. OHSI seems a reliable tool for assessing the severity of occupational hand eczema...