Occupational Diseases: Links to Abstracts in PubMed

Occupational Asthma
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Toxic Hepatitis
Occupational Infections
Manganese Poisoning
Chronic Beryllium Disease
Hard Metal Disease


Pulmonary Function Testing


Occupational Asthma

  1. Is the clinical history a satisfactory means of diagnosing occupational asthma?
  2. A state-based surveillance system for work-related asthma
  3. Risk and incidence of asthma attributable to occupational exposure among HMO members
  4. Reported incidence of occupational asthma in the United Kingdom, 1989-97
  5. The SHIELD scheme in the West Midlands Region, United Kingdom. Midland Thoracic Society Research Group
  6. Risks of asthma associated with occupations in a community-based case-control study
  7. Change in airway responsiveness among apprentices exposed to metalworking fluids
  8. Work-related asthma in a population exposed to grain, flour and other ingredient dusts
  9. Exposures in the alumina and primary aluminium industry: an historical review
  10. Occurrence of occupational asthma in aluminum potroom workers in relation to preventive measures
  11. Nonsensitizing causes of occupational asthma
  12. Relation between occupational asthma case history, bronchial methacholine challenge, and specific challenge test in patients with suspected occupational asthma
  13. Measuring bronchitis in airway diseases: clinical implementation and application: Airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma: its measurement and clinical significance.
  14. Bronchial hyperresponsiveness in the assessment of asthma control: Airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma: its measurement and clinical significance.
  15. Conclusion: Airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma: its measurement and clinical significance.
  16. Trichophyton asthma.


Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

  1. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to humidifier disease: seek and ye shall find
  2. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to an ultrasonic humidifier
  3. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a sentinel event investigation in a wet building
  4. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis related to a covered and heated swimming pool environment
  5. Pulmonary illness associated with exposure to Mycobacterium-avium complex in hot tub water. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis or infection
  6. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease Following Hot Tub Exposure
  7. Metalworking fluid-associated hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a workshop summary
  8. Metal working fluid-associated hypersensitivity pneumonitis: an outbreak investigation and case-control study
  9. The Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Diagnostic Index: Use of non-invasive testing to diagnose hypersensitivity pneumonitis in metalworkers
  10. Mycobacterium sp. as a Possible Cause of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in Machine Workers
  11. Evaluation of hypersensitivity pneumonitis among workers exposed to metal removal fluids
  12. Controlling health risks from workplace exposure to metalworking fluids in the United Kingdom engineering industry
  13. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to inhalation of fungi-contaminated esparto dust in a plaster worker
  14. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis from residential composting: residential composter's lung
  15. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in Peat Moss Processing Plant Workers
  16. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) induced by isocyanates
  17. High prevalence of mollusc shell hypersensitivity pneumonitis in nacre factory workers
  18. Radiologic findings in farmer's lung. Prognosis and correlation to lung function
  19. "Lifeguard lung": endemic granulomatous pneumonitis in an indoor swimming pool.
  20. Aspergillus fumigatus is the causative agent of hypersensitivity pneumonitis caused by esparto dust.
  21. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a soy sauce brewer caused by Aspergillus oryzae.
  22. Woodman's disease: hypersensitivity pneumonitis from cutting live trees.

Toxic Hepatitis

  1. Evaluating asymptomatic patients with mildly elevated liver enzymes
  2. Evaluating asymptomatic patients with abnormal liver function test results
  3. Evaluation of abnormal liver tests
  4. Recommendations for the investigation of abnormal hepatic function in asymptomatic workers
  5. Liver injury tests in hazardous waste workers: the role of obesity
  6. Drug-induced hepatic disorders. Incidence, management and avoidance
  7. Chemical- and toxin-induced hepatotoxicity
  8. Chaparral-associated hepatotoxicity
  9. Alcoholic hepatitis
  10. Solvent exposure, alcohol consumption and liver injury in workers manufacturing paint
  11. Normal serum activities of liver enzymes in Swedish paint industry workers with heavy exposure to organic solvents
  12. Effects of occupational and nonoccupational factors on liver function tests in workers exposed to solvent mixtures
  13. Fulminant hepatic failure after occupational exposure to 2-nitropropane
  14. Clinical and pathological characteristics of hepatotoxicity associated with occupational exposure to dimethylformamide
  15. Liver function alterations in synthetic leather workers exposed to dimethylformamide
  16. Occupational hepatitis caused by methylenedianiline
  17. A case-control study of fatty liver disease and organic solvent exposure
  18. Liver function in workers exposed to N,N-dimethylformamide during the production of synthetic textiles

Occupational Infections

  1. Occupationally acquired infections in health care workers
  2. Respiratory infections transmitted from animals
  3. Fish tank exposure and cutaneous infections due to Mycobacterium marinum: tuberculin skin testing, treatment, and prevention
  4. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae: an occupational pathogen
  5. Occupational exposure leading to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in a utility company employee
  6. Infections resulting from animal bites
  7. Chronic hepatitis C
  8. Dysgonic fermenter-2: a clinico-epidemiologic review
  9. Prevalence of hazardous exposures in veterinary practice
  10. Epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia


  1. Respiratory health of young shipyard welders and other tradesmen studied cross sectionally and longitudinally
  2. Medical wastage in shipyard welders: a forty-year historical cohort study
  3. Exposure to soluble barium compounds: an interventional study in arc welders
  4. Airway reactivity in welders: a controlled prospective cohort study
  5. Exposure to stainless steel welding fumes and lung cancer: a meta-analysis
  6. Lung cancer mortality in stainless steel and mild steel welders: a nested case-referent study
  7. Incidence of cancer among welders of mild steel and other shipyard workers
  8. Acute respiratory effects of exposure to stainless steel and mild steel welding fumes
  9. Occupational health concerns in the welding industry
  10. Hexavalent chromium exposure and control in welding tasks.
  11. A prospective study of decline in lung function in relation to welding emissions.

Manganese Poisoning

  1. Early manifestations of manganese neurotoxicity in humans: an update
  2. Long-term progression in chronic manganism: ten years of follow-up
  3. Manganese induced parkinsonism: an outbreak due to an unrepaired ventilation control system in a ferromanganese smelter
  4. Psychological test performance in foundry workers exposed to low levels of manganese
  5. Long-term exposure to "low levels" of manganese oxides and neurofunctional changes in ferroalloy workers
  6. Biomonitoring of manganese in blood, urine and axillary hair following low-dose exposure during the manufacture of dry cell batteries
  7. Focused medical surveillance: a search for subclinical movement disorders in a cohort of U.S. workers exposed to low levels of manganese dust
  8. Occupational Mn parkinsonism: magnetic resonance imaging and clinical patterns following CaNa2-EDTA chelation
  9. Brain magnetic resonance imaging and manganese exposure
  10. Neurological effects in workers exposed to manganese
  11. Increase in signal intensities on T1-weighted magnetic resonance images in asymptomatic manganese-exposed workers
  12. Are current biomarkers suitable for the assessment of manganese exposure in individual workers?

Chronic Beryllium Disease

  1. Aerosols generated during beryllium machining
  2. Beryllium contamination inside vehicles of machine shop workers
  3. Beryllium copper alloy (2%) causes chronic beryllium disease
  4. The Natural History of Beryllium Sensitization and Chronic Beryllium Disease
  5. Significance of the Blood Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Test
  6. Beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease at a former nuclear weapons facility
  7. Efficacy of serial medical surveillance for chronic beryllium disease in a beryllium machining plant
  8. Beryllium sensitization and disease among long-term and short-term workers in a beryllium ceramics plant

Hard Metal Disease

  1. Giant cell interstitial pneumonia in two hard metal workers: the role of bronchoalveolar lavage in diagnosis
  2. Urinary cobalt as a measure of exposure in the wet sharpening of hard metal and stellite blades
  3. Exposure to airborne metals in the manufacture and maintenance of hard metal and stellite blades


  1. Inter-reader variability in chest radiography and HRCT for the early detection of asbestos-related lung and pleural abnormalities in a cohort of 636 asbestos-exposed subjects
  2. Lung function predicts survival in a cohort of asbestos cement workers

Pulmonary Function Testing

  1. Spirometry: don't blow it!
  2. The Nonspecific Pulmonary Function Test: Longitudinal Follow-up and Outcomes.


  1. Quartz and dust exposure in Swedish iron foundries.
  2. Quantitative crystalline silica exposure assessment for a historical cohort epidemiologic study in the German porcelain industry.
  3. Respirable crystalline silica exposure-response evaluation of silicosis morbidity and lung cancer mortality in the German porcelain industry cohort.
  4. Results of spirometry among individuals in a silicosis registry.






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