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David H. Wegman
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Public healthPhysical therapyOccupational safety and healthMedicineEnvironmental health
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#1Erik Hansson (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 2
#2Jason GlaserH-Index: 11
Last. Theo Bodin (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 9
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A single paragraph of about 200 words maximum. For research articles, abstracts should give a pertinent overview of the work. We strongly encourage authors to use the following style of structured abstracts, but without headings: (1) Introduction: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; (2) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or treatments applied; (3) Results: Summarize the article’s main findings; and (4) Conclusions: Indicate the main con...
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#1Mohammed Al-Bouwarthan (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 1
#2Margaret M. Quinn (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 25
Last. David H. Wegman (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 46
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Saudi Arabia (SA) is one of the hottest countries in the world. This study was conducted to assess the impact of summer heat stress in Southeastern SA on short-term kidney injury (KI) among building construction workers and to identify relevant risk factors. Measurements of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR), height, weight, hydration, symptoms, daily work and behavioral factors were collected in June and September of 2016 from a cohort of construction workers (n = 65) in Al-Ahsa Province, S...
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#1Jason Glaser (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 11
#2Erik Hansson (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 2
Last. Sandra Peraza (University of El Salvador)H-Index: 2
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Objectives To assess if improvement of working conditions related to heat stress was associated with improved kidney health outcomes among sugarcane harvest workers in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, a region heavily affected by the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of non-traditional origin. Methods Based on our findings during the 2017–2018 harvest (harvest 1), recommendations that enhanced the rest schedule and improved access to hydration and shade were given before the 2018–2019 harvest (harvest 2...
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#1Bertina Kreshpaj (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 1
#2Cecilia OrellanaH-Index: 5
Last. Theo BodinH-Index: 9
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Objectives The lack of a common definition for precarious employment (PE) severely hampers the comparison of studies within and between countries, consequently reducing the applicability of research findings. We carried out a systematic review to summarize how PE has been conceptualized and implemented in research and identify the construct’s dimensions in order to facilitate guidance on its operationalization. Methods According to PRISMA guidelines, we searched Web of Science and Scopus for pub...
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Last. Rebecca GoreH-Index: 24
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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for retinal detachment or tear (RD/T), and follow up two studies that found increased risk from work-related heavy lifting. METHODS We conducted a case-control study including 200 cases of RD/T and 415 controls. Participants completed a questionnaire covering general health, vision, and physical exertion. Multiple logistic regression and propensity score matching was used to control confounding and estimate independent effects. RESU...
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#1Mohammed Al-Bouwarthan (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 1
#2Margaret M. Quinn (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 25
Last. David H. Wegman (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 46
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OBJECTIVES: Assess the impact of summer heat exposure (June-September) on residential construction workers in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia by evaluating (i) heart rate (HR) responses, hydration status, and physical workload among workers in indoor and outdoor construction settings, (ii) factors related to physiological responses to work in hot conditions, and (iii) how well wet-bulb globe temperature-based occupational exposure limits (WBGTOELs) predict measures of heat strain. METHODS: Twenty-three co...
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#1Catharina Wesseling (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 34
Last. Christer Hogstedt (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 45
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The death toll of the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of nontraditional origin (CKDnt) in Mesoamerica runs into the tens of thousands, affecting mostly young men. There is no consensus on the etiology. Anecdotal evidence from the 1990s pointed to work in sugarcane; pesticides and heat stress were suspected. Subsequent population-based surveys supported an occupational origin with overall high male-female ratios in high-risk lowlands, but small sex differences within occupational categories, a...
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#1Ulf Ekström (Lund University)H-Index: 14
#2Jenny Apelqvist (Lund University)H-Index: 3
Last. Kristina Jakobsson (Sahlgrenska University Hospital)H-Index: 8
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AbstractIncorrect analysis results that are close to expected might not be recognized in scientific studies or routine patient care. In two field studies we obtained unexpected results in a large n...
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#1Erik Hansson (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 2
#2Jason Glaser (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 11
Last. David H. Wegman (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 46
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Objectives To examine the association between workload and kidney injury in a fieldworker cohort with different levels of physically demanding work over a sugarcane harvest, and to assess whether the existing heat prevention efforts at a leading occupational safety and health programme are sufficient to mitigate kidney injury. Methods Biological and questionnaire data were collected before (n=545) and at the end (n=427) of harvest among field support staff (low workload), drip irrigation workers...
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#1Mohammed Al-Bouwarthan (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 1
#2Margaret M. Quinn (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 25
Last. David H. Wegman (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 46
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OBJECTIVES: Excessive heat exposure poses significant risks to workers in hot climates. This study assessed the intensity and duration of heat stress exposure among workers performing residential construction in southeastern Saudi Arabia (SA) during the summer, June-September 2016. Objectives were to: identify work factors related to heat stress exposure; measure environmental heat exposure at the construction sites; assess the heat stress risk among workers using the wet bulb globe temperature ...
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