Robert A Werner

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Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Risk factors for plantar fasciitis among assembly plant workers
    Robert A Werner
    PM and R, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    PM R 2:110-6; quiz 1 p following 167. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of persistent elbow tendonitis among auto assembly workers
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:393-400. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of upper extremity discomfort: a longitudinal study of industrial and clerical workers
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:27-35. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of industrial and clerical workers: predictors of upper extremity tendonitis
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:37-46. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of industrial and clerical workers: incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome and assessment of risk factors
    Nancy Gell
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:47-55. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome among automobile assembly workers and assessment of risk factors
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:1044-50. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Low-level mercury exposure and peripheral nerve function
    Alfred Franzblau
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Neurotoxicology 33:299-306. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Risk factors for lower extremity fatigue among assembly plant workers
    Nancy Gell
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Am J Ind Med 54:216-23. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Risk factors for hip problems among assembly plant workers
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 21:84-9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for foot and ankle disorders among assembly plant workers
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:1233-9. 2010

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Publications31

  1. doi request reprint Risk factors for plantar fasciitis among assembly plant workers
    Robert A Werner
    PM and R, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    PM R 2:110-6; quiz 1 p following 167. 2010
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of persistent elbow tendonitis among auto assembly workers
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:393-400. 2005
    ..The influence of treatment, ergonomic factors, medical history, psychosocial variables, and aging on the improvement of symptoms has not been well defined...
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of upper extremity discomfort: a longitudinal study of industrial and clerical workers
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:27-35. 2005
    ..The risk profile identified both ergonomic and personal health factors as risks and both factors may be amenable to prevention strategies...
  4. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of industrial and clerical workers: predictors of upper extremity tendonitis
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:37-46. 2005
    ..The risk profile identifies both ergonomic and personal health factors as risks and both categories of factors may be amenable to prevention strategies...
  5. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal study of industrial and clerical workers: incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome and assessment of risk factors
    Nancy Gell
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:47-55. 2005
    ..This longitudinal study supports findings from previous cross-sectional studies identifying both work related ergonomic stressors and physical factors as independent risk factors for CTS...
  6. ncbi request reprint Incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome among automobile assembly workers and assessment of risk factors
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:1044-50. 2005
    ..This study defined the incidence rate of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) among active assembly workers and evaluated risk factors...
  7. doi request reprint Low-level mercury exposure and peripheral nerve function
    Alfred Franzblau
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Neurotoxicology 33:299-306. 2012
    ..Mercury is known to be neurotoxic at high levels. There have been few studies of potential peripheral neurotoxicity among persons with exposure to elemental mercury at or near background levels...
  8. doi request reprint Risk factors for lower extremity fatigue among assembly plant workers
    Nancy Gell
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Am J Ind Med 54:216-23. 2011
    ..Common workplace solutions to reduce fatigue levels include anti-fatigue matting, shoe orthoses, or sit/stand work stations. However, assessment of these anti-fatigue measures within the workplace has been limited...
  9. doi request reprint Risk factors for hip problems among assembly plant workers
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 21:84-9. 2011
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for foot and ankle disorders among assembly plant workers
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:1233-9. 2010
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for visiting a medical department because of upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:132-7. 2005
    ..This study followed 279 auto assembly workers over 1 year to identify which factors influenced whether a worker would visit the plant medical department because of an upper-extremity musculoskeletal problem...
  12. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) using expert ratings of job categories
    Jennifer C D'Souza
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:37-46. 2008
    ..Few epidemiologic studies have addressed the exposure-response relationships between work activities and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). This analysis used data from a national survey and ergonomists' ratings to address this issue...
  13. ncbi request reprint A cross-sectional assessment of the ACGIH TLV for hand activity level
    Alfred Franzblau
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:57-67. 2005
    ..Future analyses need to examine the incidence of symptoms and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders prospectively among workers in relation to the TLV for hand activity...
  14. doi request reprint Differential aging of median and ulnar sensory nerve parameters
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration Hospital, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, USA
    Muscle Nerve 45:60-4. 2012
    ..Nerve conduction velocity slows and amplitude declines with aging...
  15. doi request reprint Inter-worker variability in lower body postures during assembly line work: implications for exposure assessment
    W Monroe Keyserling
    Center for Ergonomics, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 7:261-71. 2010
    ..Individual measurements are preferable, particularly for jobs where workers have substantial latitude to develop individualized work methods...
  16. doi request reprint Electrodiagnostic evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathies
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration Health System, 2215 Fuller Road 117, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    PM R 5:S14-21. 2013
    ..It also discusses the limitations of electrodiagnostic studies with regard to the sensitivity and specificity of such testing...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and upper extremity tendinitis among dental hygienists
    Robert A Werner
    Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, University of Michigan, USA
    J Dent Hyg 76:126-32. 2002
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and upper extremity (UE) tendinitis among dental hygienists...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of upper extremity symptoms and disorders among dental and dental hygiene students
    Robert A Werner
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    J Calif Dent Assoc 33:123-31. 2005
    ..The natural history of these disorders is not well-understood. These disorders are more common in older workers, but the prevalence among younger workers has not been well-studied...
  19. doi request reprint Use of hand diagrams in screening for ulnar neuropathy: comparison with electrodiagnostic studies
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration Health System, 2215 Fuller Road 117, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, USA
    Muscle Nerve 46:891-4. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether a hand diagram could be used to predict ulnar mononeuropathy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of nocturnal splinting for active workers with symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1-7. 2005
    ..To determine whether nocturnal splinting of workers identified through active surveillance with symptoms consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) would improve symptoms and median nerve function as well as impact medical care...
  21. doi request reprint Electrodiagnostic evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome
    Robert A Werner
    University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor Veterans Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Muscle Nerve 44:597-607. 2011
    ..The value of needle electromyography (EMG) is examined...
  22. ncbi request reprint Influence of body mass index on median nerve function, carpal canal pressure, and cross-sectional area of the median nerve
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, USA
    Muscle Nerve 30:481-5. 2004
    ..However, there is a strong association between slowed median nerve conduction and increased nerve size which suggests endoneurial edema as a metabolic mechanism; the conduction slowing does not appear to be related to mechanical stress...
  23. doi request reprint Does the presence of the palmaris longus tendon influence median nerve function?
    Robert A Werner
    Ann Arbor Veterans Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, USA
    Muscle Nerve 45:895-6. 2012
    ..The primary hypothesis was that the presence of a palmaris longus tendon would be associated with more median nerve entrapment at the wrist...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of work-related carpal tunnel syndrome
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 16:207-22. 2006
    ..There are also controversies about the proper way to establish the diagnosis and whether screening for CTS in the industrial setting is warranted...
  25. ncbi request reprint Preplacement nerve testing for carpal tunnel syndrome: is it cost effective?
    Alfred Franzblau
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:714-9. 2004
    ..Workers were followed until they left the company or until follow-up ended in May 2003...
  26. ncbi request reprint Carpal tunnel syndrome: pathophysiology and clinical neurophysiology
    Robert A Werner
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:1373-81. 2002
    ..These techniques have considerable subjective components and have not been found to be as sensitive as traditional NCS...
  27. doi request reprint The effect of prolonged standing on touch sensitivity threshold of the foot: a pilot study
    Neal E Wiggermann
    Center for Ergonomics, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    PM R 4:117-22. 2012
    ..To determine the effect of prolonged standing on touch sensitivity of the foot...
  28. ncbi request reprint Expert consensus ratings of job categories from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)
    W Monroe Keyserling
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:608-16. 2007
    ..A method of occupational physical exposure assessment is needed to improve analyses using large data sets (e.g., national surveys) that provide only job title/category information as a proxy for exposure...
  29. ncbi request reprint Review of epidemiologic studies on occupational factors and lower extremity musculoskeletal and vascular disorders and symptoms
    Jennifer C D'Souza
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, 109 South Observatory, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:129-65. 2005
    ..Overall, better exposure assessment is needed to examine the causal pathway between occupational factors and MSDs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of aging on sensory nerve conduction study parameters
    Henry C Tong
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Muscle Nerve 29:716-20. 2004
    ..The rate of change seen with some of the median nerve parameters was significantly greater than that with the ulnar nerve...
  31. doi request reprint Ulnar Neuropathy Among Active Workers Based Upon Hand Diagram Ratings
    Robert A Werner
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration Health System, 2215 Fuller Rd 117, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Center for Ergonomics, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Electronic address
    PM R 7:571-5. 2015
    ..Limited studies have estimated the prevalence of ulnar neuropathy (UN) in the workplace. Hand diagrams have been demonstrated to have a good sensitivity and specificity when attempting to identify patients with UN...