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Exposure to welding fumes is associated with acute systemic inflammatory responses
Aims: To investigate the acute systemic inflammatory response to welding fume exposure. Methods: Twenty four welders (42% smokers) and 13 non-exposed controls (23% smokers) were monitored at aExpand
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Long driving time is associated with haematological markers of increased cardiovascular risk in taxi drivers
Aims: To examine the association between driving time and changes in haematological markers of increased risks for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Methods: The authors conducted a cross sectionalExpand
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Insulin resistance and ferritin as major determinants of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in apparently healthy obese patients
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to test the possible association between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and iron and insulin resistance, and to determine the prevalence of NAFLD inExpand
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Older people with diabetes have higher risk of depression, cognitive and functional impairments: Implications for diabetes services
ObjectivesTo examine the relationship between diabetes and impairments in functional and cognitive status as well as depression in older people.DesignCross-sectional study.SettingElderly HealthExpand
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Occupational and personal factors associated with acquired lumbar spondylolisthesis of urban taxi drivers
Aims: To investigate the occupational and personal factors associated with lumbar spondylolisthesis in taxi drivers. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of the baseline data from the Taxi Drivers’Expand
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ABO/secretor genetic complex is associated with the susceptibility of childhood asthma in Taiwan
Background Histo‐blood groups, ABO, Lewis (Le) and secretor (Se) were found to be associated with lower lung function and wheezing in coal miners as well as in asthmatic children in some studies butExpand
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NEUROTOXIC PROPERTIES OF A SEROTONIN OXIDATION PRODUCT: POSSIBLE ROLE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Properties of a partially oxidized form of serotonin (5-HT), 4,5-diketotryptamine (4,5-DKT), synthesized by electrochemical oxidation of 5-HT, were investigated. Administration of 4,5-DKT into theExpand
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SENSORY ATTENUATION ASSESSED BY SENSORY EVOKED POTENTIALS IN FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT DISORDERS
Objective Functional (psychogenic) movement disorders (FMD) have features associated with voluntary movement (e.g. distractibility) but patients report movements to be out of their control. OneExpand
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Death stroked by dusty air: more mysteries to be solved
  • J. Chen
  • Medicine
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • 17 July 2006
Commentary on the paper by Yamazaki et al ( see page 17 ) After several reports in the early 1990s showing excessive mortality associated with unexpectedly low concentrations of particulate matter,Expand
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