BACKGROUND Causal relationships have been previously established between smoking and various cancers. In Cyprus, 39 % of men and 14 % of women reported daily smoking in 2008. The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of tobacco-related cancers to all other cancers by district and rural-urban classification to understand the impact of tobacco… (More)
OBJECTIVES The authors estimated the associations between transient risk factors and laceration injuries in workers at two meatpacking plants in the Midwest. METHODS The case-crossover design was used to collect within-subject transient work task and personal-level exposure information. RRs of laceration injuries were estimated by comparing exposures… (More)
5 as the smallest instance in which four fifth powers sum to a fifth power. This is a counterexample to a conjecture by Euler [l] that at least n nth powers are required to sum to an nth power, n>2.
It seems to us that this weaker conjecture is provable, but we have not proved it. While (6) has not been proven, one can also examine the sequences p,p + 2k collectively, for all k. This has been done by Lavrik , and results have been obtained there concerning "almost all" k. If the generalization suggested in (A) is carried out successfully, it seems… (More)
Occupational contact with livestock is an established risk factor for exposure to livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), particularly among industrial swine workers. While S. aureus is known to infect cattle, livestock-associated S. aureus carriage among workers in the beef production chain has received limited attention.… (More)
This study looked at injury incident reports from Farmland pork processing plant in Crete, Nebraska. Over a 25-week period in 2012, 300-injury incident reports were analyzed by body part injured. After determining the upper extremities to be the major source of injury, they were then analyzed further with work-sites where injuries occurred, and the source… (More)
BACKGROUND It is important to determine how hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a common occupational condition, affects quality of life (QOL). AIMS To measure the physical (SF12-P) and mental (SF12-M) components of QOL in workers with HAVS, using the SF12 questionnaire, and to determine the effect of the vascular, sensorineural and musculoskeletal… (More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To identify clinical risk factors for oxygen desaturation in the first 24 hours post-tonsillectomy, thus permitting the identification of those patients who warrant inpatient monitoring. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of 4092 consecutive patients undergoing tonsillectomy over a two-year period. METHODS Detailed clinical data… (More)