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OBJECTIVES The neurotoxicity of occupational exposure to aluminium (Al)-containing welding fumes has been discussed with controversial results. The aim of the longitudinal study was to examine a group of Al welders for significant central nervous changes in comparison with a non-exposed cohort. METHODS A group of 98 Al welders (mean age 37 years) in the(More)
OBJECTIVES Among the classification criteria for the diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, akinetic mutism is described as a symptom which helps to establish the diagnosis as possible or probable. Akinetic mutism has been anatomically divided into two forms--the mesencephalic form and the frontal form. The aim of this study was to delimit the symptom of(More)
External and internal exposure to six WHO-indicator congeners of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB 28, 52, 101, 138, 153, 180) as well as subjective health complaints of a group of 377 pupils attending a PCB-contaminated school were compared with a control group of 218 pupils attending a non-contaminated school. Indoor air of the contaminated school revealed(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse serum concentrations of brain specific S100 protein in patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and in controls. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. SETTING National Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance unit. SUBJECTS 224 patients referred to the surveillance unit with suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and 35 control(More)
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