Gerard Swaen

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Affiliation: The Dow Chemical Company
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Leukemia risk in caprolactam workers exposed to benzene
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Ann Epidemiol 15:21-8. 2005
  2. doi Strengthening the reliability and credibility of observational epidemiology studies by creating an Observational Studies Register
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Epidemiology, Health Services, The Dow Chemical Company, P O Box 444, 4530 AK Terneuzen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:481-6. 2011
  3. doi Low level occupational benzene exposure and hematological parameters
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Epidemiology, Health Services, The Dow Chemical Company, The Netherlands Epidemiology, Health Services, The Dow Chemical Company, United States
    Chem Biol Interact 184:94-100. 2010
  4. pmc Mortality study update of acrylamide workers
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Epidemiology Department, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, USA
    Occup Environ Med 64:396-401. 2007
  5. doi A weight of evidence approach to causal inference
    Gerard Swaen
    Epidemiology Department, The Dow Chemical Company, Zeeland, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:270-7. 2009
  6. doi Mortality study update of ethylene oxide workers in chemical manufacturing: a 15 year update
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Department of Epidemiology, Health Services, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Mich, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:714-23. 2009
  7. ncbi Mortality update of workers exposed to acrylonitrile in The Netherlands
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 46:691-8. 2004
  8. pmc Cancer incidence of 2,4-D production workers
    Carol Burns
    The Dow Chemical Company, Epidemiology, 1803 Building, Midland, MI 48674, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3579-90. 2011
  9. doi Mortality rates among workers exposed to dioxins in the manufacture of pentachlorophenol
    James J Collins
    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan 48674, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1212-9. 2009
  10. ncbi Cancer mortality in workers exposed to dieldrin and aldrin: an update
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Toxicol Ind Health 18:63-70. 2002

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Publications34

  1. ncbi Leukemia risk in caprolactam workers exposed to benzene
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Ann Epidemiol 15:21-8. 2005
    ..To investigate the leukemia risk in a group of benzene exposed workers...
  2. doi Strengthening the reliability and credibility of observational epidemiology studies by creating an Observational Studies Register
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Epidemiology, Health Services, The Dow Chemical Company, P O Box 444, 4530 AK Terneuzen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:481-6. 2011
    ..To evaluate the need for the creation of a system in which observational epidemiology studies are registered; an Observational Studies Register (OSR)...
  3. doi Low level occupational benzene exposure and hematological parameters
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Epidemiology, Health Services, The Dow Chemical Company, The Netherlands Epidemiology, Health Services, The Dow Chemical Company, United States
    Chem Biol Interact 184:94-100. 2010
    ..The analysis modeling the continuous exposure effect relationship showed similar findings. This study does not indicate that workers exposed to low benzene concentrations are at an increased risk for hematological effects...
  4. pmc Mortality study update of acrylamide workers
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Epidemiology Department, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, USA
    Occup Environ Med 64:396-401. 2007
    ..The authors examined the long-term health effects of occupational exposure to acrylamide among production and polymerisation workers...
  5. doi A weight of evidence approach to causal inference
    Gerard Swaen
    Epidemiology Department, The Dow Chemical Company, Zeeland, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:270-7. 2009
    ..Our objective is to provide an empirical basis for weighing the Bradford Hill criteria and to develop a transparent method to estimate the probability for causality...
  6. doi Mortality study update of ethylene oxide workers in chemical manufacturing: a 15 year update
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Department of Epidemiology, Health Services, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Mich, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:714-23. 2009
    ..To investigate the long-term mortality patterns of workers with past exposure to ethylene oxide (EO)...
  7. ncbi Mortality update of workers exposed to acrylonitrile in The Netherlands
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 46:691-8. 2004
    ....
  8. pmc Cancer incidence of 2,4-D production workers
    Carol Burns
    The Dow Chemical Company, Epidemiology, 1803 Building, Midland, MI 48674, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3579-90. 2011
    ..57-0.94), and "other respiratory" cancers (SIR = 3.79, 95% CI 1.22-8.84; 4 of 5 cases were mesotheliomas). Overall, we observed fewer cancer cases than expected, and a non statistically significant increase in the number of NHL cases...
  9. doi Mortality rates among workers exposed to dioxins in the manufacture of pentachlorophenol
    James J Collins
    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan 48674, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:1212-9. 2009
    ..We sought to determine if workers exposed to dioxins in pentachlorophenol (PCP) manufacturing were at increased risk of death from specific causes...
  10. ncbi Cancer mortality in workers exposed to dieldrin and aldrin: an update
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Toxicol Ind Health 18:63-70. 2002
    ..This study reinforces the earlier findings that occupational exposure of workers to significant amounts of dieldrin and aldrin has not led to a higher cancer mortality than would be found in an unexposed population...
  11. ncbi Cancer mortality in a cohort of licensed herbicide applicators
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 77:293-5. 2004
    ..The earlier report indicated that there might be an increased risk for multiple myeloma in this group. Although that finding was statistically significant, the result was based on a small number of cases...
  12. doi Screening questionnaire Balansmeter proved successful in predicting future long-term sickness absence in office workers
    I Jmert Kant
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:408-414.e2. 2009
    ..To develop and validate a screening instrument to identify employees at high risk for future long-term sickness absence...
  13. ncbi An update on the relationship between occupational factors and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee
    Jan S A G Schouten
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 14:89-92. 2002
    ..Within these constraints the studies gave further evidence to support the role of jobs and occupational physical activities on the occurrence of OA...
  14. pmc Advantages and disadvantages of an objective selection process for early intervention in employees at risk for sickness absence
    Saskia F A Duijts
    Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 7:67. 2007
    ..We hypothesize that objectively selected employees are 'at risk' for sickness absence and eligible to participate in the intervention program...
  15. ncbi The effect of non-random loss to follow-up on group mean estimates in a longitudinal study
    Ludovic G P M van Amelsvoort
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:15-23. 2004
    ..We therefore conclude that bias due to selective non-response needs serious attention. Next to making vigorous attempts to minimize longitudinal non-response, the use of statistical adjustment is also recommended...
  16. ncbi Common infections and the role of burnout in a Dutch working population
    Danielle C L Mohren
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 55:201-8. 2003
    ..To determine if burnout is a risk factor for common cold, flu-like illness and gastroenteritis...
  17. ncbi Prevalence of common infections among employees in different work schedules
    Danielle C L Mohren
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 44:1003-11. 2002
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  18. ncbi Impact of worktime arrangements on work-home interference among Dutch employees
    Nicole W H Jansen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:139-48. 2004
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  19. ncbi A meta-analysis of observational studies identifies predictors of sickness absence
    Saskia F A Duijts
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1105-15. 2007
    ..To implement preventive measures, it is necessary to identify predictors for this type of sickness absence...
  20. ncbi Lifestyle factors as risk factors for fatigue and psychological distress in the working population: prospective results from the Maastricht Cohort Study
    Ute Bültmann
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 44:116-24. 2002
    ..Certainly, these modifiable factors can be targeted in interventions, either on an individual or group level, to prevent or at least reduce the risk of developing fatigue and psychological distress in the working population...
  21. ncbi Direction of shift rotation among three-shift workers in relation to psychological health and work-family conflict
    Ludovic G P M van Amelsvoort
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:149-56. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the direction of shift rotation was related to the need for recovery, fatigue, sleep quality, work-family conflict, and leisure time among three-shift workers...
  22. ncbi Leisure time physical activity and sickness absenteeism; a prospective study
    Ludovic G P M van Amelsvoort
    Department of Epidemiology, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Occup Med (Lond) 56:210-2. 2006
    ..To establish whether workers with frequent leisure time physical activities are at higher or lower risk of sickness absence compared to inactive workers...
  23. ncbi Fatigue and job stress as predictors for sickness absence during common infections
    Danielle C L Mohren
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Med 12:11-20. 2005
    ..Insight in factors related to absenteeism are important as a start for preventive measures to reduce sickness absence...
  24. doi Effectiveness of a preventive coaching intervention for employees at risk for sickness absence due to psychosocial health complaints: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Saskia F A Duijts
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 50:765-76. 2008
    ..To assess the effectiveness of a preventive coaching intervention on sickness absence due to psychosocial health complaints and on general well being of employees...
  25. ncbi Epidemiologic evidence for the carcinogenicity of vinyl chloride monomer
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:233-5; author reply 236. 2005
  26. ncbi Authors' response to commentaries on Outcomes in Occupational Cancer Epidemiology
    Gerard M H Swaen
    Int J Epidemiol 31:513-4. 2002
  27. ncbi Mobile phones and children: is precaution warranted?
    Eric van Rongen
    The Electromagnetic Fields Committee, Health Council of The Netherlands, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Bioelectromagnetics 25:142-4. 2004
    ..The Health Council therefore sees no reason to recommend limiting the use of mobile phones by children...
  28. ncbi Changes in serum markers indicative of health effects in vineyard workers following exposure to the fungicide mancozeb: an Italian study
    Claudio Colosio
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health of the University of Milan, S Paolo Hospital Unit, Milan, Italy
    Biomarkers 12:574-88. 2007
    ..Altogether the differences between exposed and controls were not consistently correlated to any clinical impairment and suggest that the seasonal application of mancozeb does not pose a significant health risk to exposed subjects...
  29. pmc Development of the chronic fatigue syndrome in severely fatigued employees: predictors of outcome in the Maastricht cohort study
    Marcus J H Huibers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:877-82. 2004
    ..To identify risk factors of the development of the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), the persistence or recurrence of fatigue, or recovery from fatigue in a large sample of fatigued employees...
  30. ncbi Psychological distress and depressed mood in employees with asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema: a population-based observational study on prevalence and the relationship with smoking cigarettes
    Edwin J Wagena
    Department of General Practice, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:147-53. 2004
    ..Above all, we wanted to examine the influence of smoking status on the relationship between chronic disease and psychological distress/depressed mood...
  31. ncbi Psychological distress, fatigue and long-term sickness absence: prospective results from the Maastricht Cohort Study
    Ute Bültmann
    National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Occup Environ Med 47:941-7. 2005
    ..Little is known about psychological distress as a risk factor for the onset of long-term sickness absence and even less about the influence of fatigue in this relationship...
  32. ncbi Childhood infections and risk of wheezing and allergic sensitisation at age 7-8 years
    Monique Mommers
    Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, R WTH Aachen, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:945-51. 2004
    ..Aim of this study was to investigate the association between childhood infections and the occurrence of wheeze and allergic sensitisation in 7-8-year-old Dutch and German children...
  33. ncbi Risk of depression and anxiety in employees with chronic bronchitis: the modifying effect of cigarette smoking
    Edwin J Wagena
    Department of General Practice, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Psychosom Med 66:729-34. 2004
    ..Furthermore, we tested whether these associations are different in people without any respiratory complaints and those with asthma...
  34. ncbi Predicting the two-year course of unexplained fatigue and the onset of long-term sickness absence in fatigued employees: results from the Maastricht Cohort Study
    Marcus J H Huibers
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 46:1041-7. 2004
    ..Our findings underscore the notion that prevention and treatment of fatigue should be aimed at health perception and emotional well-being...