J M Dement

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of a fibre size-specific job-exposure matrix for airborne asbestos fibres
    J M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2200 W Main Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Occup Environ Med 65:605-12. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Estimates of historical exposures by phase contrast and transmission electron microscopy in North Carolina USA asbestos textile plants
    J M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2200 W Main Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Occup Environ Med 66:574-83. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among union carpenters in New Jersey
    John Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1059-67. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Blood and body fluid exposure risks among health care workers: results from the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance System
    John M Dement
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Am J Ind Med 46:637-48. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of hearing loss among older construction and trade workers at Department of Energy nuclear sites
    John Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 48:348-58. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of respiratory diseases among construction and trade workers at Department of Energy nuclear sites
    John M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 43:559-73. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint An integrated comprehensive occupational surveillance system for health care workers
    John M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Am J Ind Med 45:528-38. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Airways obstruction among older construction and trade workers at Department of Energy nuclear sites
    John M Dement
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:224-40. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Mortality among sheet metal workers participating in a medical screening program
    John Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:603-13. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Estimates of historical exposures by phase contrast and transmission electron microscopy for pooled exposure--response analyses of North Carolina and South Carolina, USA asbestos textile cohorts
    John M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Occup Environ Med 68:593-8. 2011

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of a fibre size-specific job-exposure matrix for airborne asbestos fibres
    J M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2200 W Main Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Occup Environ Med 65:605-12. 2008
    ..To develop a method for estimating fibre size-specific exposures to airborne asbestos dust for use in epidemiological investigations of exposure-response relations...
  2. doi request reprint Estimates of historical exposures by phase contrast and transmission electron microscopy in North Carolina USA asbestos textile plants
    J M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2200 W Main Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Occup Environ Med 66:574-83. 2009
    ..To develop a job-exposure matrix (JEM) for fibre exposures in three asbestos textile plants and to develop estimates of fibre size-specific exposures...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among union carpenters in New Jersey
    John Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1059-67. 2003
    ..48) in analyses that lagged results 15 years from initial union membership. Additional etiologic research is needed to evaluate possible occupational and nonoccupational risk factors for testicular cancer...
  4. ncbi request reprint Blood and body fluid exposure risks among health care workers: results from the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance System
    John M Dement
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Am J Ind Med 46:637-48. 2004
    ..Utilizing a new comprehensive occupational health surveillance system, the objective of this research was to better define the BBF exposure risk and risk factors among employees of a large tertiary medical center...
  5. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of hearing loss among older construction and trade workers at Department of Energy nuclear sites
    John Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 48:348-58. 2005
    ..This report summarizes hearing evaluations through March 31, 2003...
  6. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of respiratory diseases among construction and trade workers at Department of Energy nuclear sites
    John M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 43:559-73. 2003
    ..The focus of this report is pneumoconiosis associated with exposures to asbestos and silica among workers enrolled in the screening programs through September 30, 2001...
  7. ncbi request reprint An integrated comprehensive occupational surveillance system for health care workers
    John M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Am J Ind Med 45:528-38. 2004
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  8. doi request reprint Airways obstruction among older construction and trade workers at Department of Energy nuclear sites
    John M Dement
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:224-40. 2010
    ..A study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among 7,579 current and former workers participating in medical screening programs at Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons facilities through September 2008 was undertaken...
  9. doi request reprint Mortality among sheet metal workers participating in a medical screening program
    John Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:603-13. 2009
    ..S. and Canada through an asbestos disease screening program. A study of mortality patterns among screening program participants was undertaken...
  10. doi request reprint Estimates of historical exposures by phase contrast and transmission electron microscopy for pooled exposure--response analyses of North Carolina and South Carolina, USA asbestos textile cohorts
    John M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Occup Environ Med 68:593-8. 2011
    ..To develop pooled size-specific asbestos fiber exposure estimates for North Carolina and South Carolina asbestos textile plants...
  11. doi request reprint Mortality of older construction and craft workers employed at Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear sites
    John M Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:671-82. 2009
    ..Workers participating in these programs have been followed to determine their vital status and mortality experience through December 31, 2004...
  12. ncbi request reprint Are we failing vulnerable workers? The case of black women in poultry processing in rural North Carolina
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department of Community and Family Medicine Box 3834, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    New Solut 17:17-40. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Nail gun injuries among construction workers
    John M Dement
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:374-83. 2003
    ..Worker training and education also are important components of nail gun injury prevention...
  14. doi request reprint Evaluation of direct workers' compensation costs for musculoskeletal injuries surrounding interventions to reduce patient lifting
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Occup Environ Med 69:367-72. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint Systematic reviews of workplace injury interventions: what are we missing?
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Med Lav 100:247-57. 2009
    ..There are pitfalls associated with applying a biomedical model with its emphasis on experimental designs to the evaluation of workplace injury interventions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal symptoms among poultry processing workers and a community comparison group: Black women in low-wage jobs in the rural South
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:327-38. 2007
    ..Poultry processing is characterized by rapid line speed and extreme division of labor. Morbidity associated with this work has been reported by scientists, journalists and workers in this fast growing industry...
  17. pmc Prevention of traumatic nail gun injuries in apprentice carpenters: use of population-based measures to monitor intervention effectiveness
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:719-27. 2008
    ..Nail guns are responsible for a significant injury burden in residential construction. Risk, based on hours of work, is particularly high among apprentice carpenters due in part to more frequent exposure to tool use...
  18. pmc How much time is safety worth? A comparison of trigger configurations on pneumatic nail guns in residential framing
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:481-6. 2008
    ..An experiment was conducted in an attempt to realistically evaluate the magnitude of productivity concerns...
  19. doi request reprint Demographic, clinical and occupational characteristics associated with early onset of delivery: findings from the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance System, 2001-2004
    Ashley L Schoenfisch
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:911-22. 2008
    ..This cross-sectional study explores associations between preterm delivery and demographic, clinical and occupational characteristics of women employed within a university and health system...
  20. doi request reprint Health care utilization for musculoskeletal back disorders, Washington State union carpenters, 1989-2003
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:604-11. 2009
    ..Private health care utilization rates for musculoskeletal back disorders were contrasted to rates of work-related injuries or disorders for a large cohort of union carpenters over a 15-year period...
  21. doi request reprint Compensation costs of work-related back disorders among union carpenters, Washington State 1989-2003
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:587-95. 2009
    ..We measured resources used to provide medical care and to estimate lost productivity represented by payments for lost work time or impairment for work-related back injuries among a large cohort of union carpenters over 15 years...
  22. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms among working women in rural North Carolina: a comparison of women in poultry processing and other low-wage jobs
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 30:284-98. 2007
    ..The concentration of this low-wage industry in economically depressed rural areas illuminates how class exploitation and racial discrimination may influence disparities in health among working women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Obesity and workers' compensation: results from the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance System
    Truls Ostbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:766-73. 2007
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  24. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization of carpenters with substance abuse-related diagnoses
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 43:120-31. 2003
    ..We had the unique opportunity to evaluate health care utilization through private insurance and workers' compensation for a group of carpenters at high risk of injury and substance abuse...
  25. doi request reprint Continued progress in the prevention of nail gun injuries among apprentice carpenters: what will it take to see wider spread injury reductions?
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3834, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Safety Res 41:241-5. 2010
    ..Nail guns are a common source of acute, and potentially serious, injury in residential construction...
  26. ncbi request reprint Health care utilization of families of carpenters with alcohol or substance abuse-related diagnoses
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 43:361-8. 2003
    ..Patterns of health care utilization of families of carpenters with and without alcohol and/or substance abuse related diagnoses (ASRD) were compared...
  27. ncbi request reprint Work-related injuries in residential and drywall carpentry
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:479-88. 2003
    ..Poor housekeeping was involved in the majority of same level falls, as well as some manual materials handling injuries...
  28. ncbi request reprint Falls among union carpenters
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Ind Med 44:148-56. 2003
    ..Falls are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the construction trades...
  29. ncbi request reprint Direct costs and patterns of injuries among residential carpenters, 1995-2000
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:875-80. 2003
    ..Cost data provide an important measure that is useful in focusing prevention; combined with even limited descriptions of injuries target areas for intervention can be identified based on frequency or severity...
  30. ncbi request reprint Falls in residential carpentry and drywall installation: findings from active injury surveillance with union carpenters
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:881-90. 2003
    ..Recognized fall protection strategies, such as guardrails, toe boards, tying off to appropriate anchors, and guarding openings, would have prevented many of these falls; these practices were not the norm on many sites...
  31. doi request reprint Surveillance of nail gun injuries by journeymen carpenters provides important insight into experiences of apprentices
    Hester Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    New Solut 20:95-114. 2010
    ..These case-based analyses are consistent with reports that many injuries from nail guns could be prevented with existing safer trigger mechanisms and training. Efforts should also focus on improved injury reporting...
  32. pmc Exploration of work and health disparities among black women employed in poultry processing in the rural south
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1833-40. 2005
    ..This community-based project includes a number of elements associated with community-based participatory research...
  33. ncbi request reprint Nail gun injuries in apprentice carpenters: risk factors and control measures
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:505-13. 2006
    ..Nail guns increase residential construction productivity but their use is associated with risk of injury...
  34. doi request reprint Who is paying the bills? Health care costs for musculoskeletal back disorders, Washington State Union Carpenters, 1989-2003
    Hester J Lipscomb
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1185-92. 2009
    ..Factors associated with private health insurance payment rates for musculoskeletal back disorders were examined among a 15-year cohort of union carpenters. Payment patterns were contrasted with work-related back injury rates over time...
  35. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to crystalline silica and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: a population-based, case-control study in the southeastern United States
    Christine G Parks
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Durham, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:1840-50. 2002
    ..We undertook this population-based study to examine the association between occupational silica exposure and SLE in the southeastern US...
  36. pmc Nail gun injuries in residential carpentry: lessons from active injury surveillance
    H J Lipscomb
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 277710, USA
    Inj Prev 9:20-4. 2003
    ..To describe circumstances surrounding injuries involving nail guns among carpenters, calculate injury rates, identify high risk groups and preventive measures...
  37. doi request reprint Surveillance of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders in a diverse cohort of workers at a tertiary care medical center
    Lisa A Pompeii
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:344-56. 2008
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Comparing questionnaire-based methods to assess occupational silica exposure
    Christine G Parks
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 15:433-41. 2004
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary deposition modeling with airborne fiber exposure data: a study of workers manufacturing refractory ceramic fibers
    Thomas J Lentz
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:278-88. 2003
    ..Analysis of additional air samples may improve estimates of the dose-response relationship...
  40. pmc Follow-up study of chrysotile textile workers: cohort mortality and exposure-response
    Misty J Hein
    Industrywide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    Occup Environ Med 64:616-25. 2007
    ..This report provides an update of the mortality experience of a cohort of South Carolina asbestos textile workers...

Research Grants4

  1. SURVEILLANCE METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE AND RELATED WORKERS
    John Dement; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results of the case-based surveillance effort also will have broad application to health care workers. ..