People and Work

Published on Jan 1, 2011
Harri Vainio8
Estimated H-index: 8
Irja Kandolin2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 5 AuthorsVirve Mertanen1
Estimated H-index: 1
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#1Nora D. Volkow (BNL: Brookhaven National Laboratory)H-Index: 143
#2Ruben C. GurH-Index: 120
Last. Jean LoganH-Index: 86
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OBJECTIVE: Although it is documented that brain dopamine activity declines with age, the functional significance of this is not known. This study assessed the relation between measures of brain dopamine activity and indexes of motor and cognitive function in healthy individuals. METHOD: Thirty healthy volunteers aged 24–86 years were studied with positron emission tomography and [11C]raclopride to assess dopamine D2 receptors. All subjects underwent a neuropsychological test battery that include...
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Aim To assess the effects of six electronic apex locators (EALs) on pacemaker function in vitro. Methodology Six EALs (Mini Apex Locator®, Dentaport ZX®, Novapex®, Raypex5®, Root ZX mini®, and Justy II®) were tested for electromagnetic interference (EMI) with one pacemaker (Saint Jude Medical). The pacemaker, with a single electrode, was immersed in a saline solution bath adjusted to 400–800 ohms to simulate the electrical resistance of the human body and to register the activity by the system. ...
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#1Christopher Weyer (Cleveland Clinic)H-Index: 1
#2Ronald J. Siegle (OSU: Ohio State University)H-Index: 7
Last. Guillaume Girard P. Eng (Medtronic plc)H-Index: 1
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Background Guidelines exist for minimizing potential electromagnetic interference (EMI) with electrosurgical equipment in patients with cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices. These guidelines encompass all electrosurgical devices but are not specific for hyfrecators. Objective To investigate the potential interference of CRM devices by hyfrecators. Materials and Methods Using a collagen-based saline gel, three implantable pulse generators (pacemakers) and three implantable cardioverter defibri...
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#1Daniel R Anderson (UNMC: University of Nebraska Medical Center)H-Index: 13
#2Jeffrey M. Gillberg (Medtronic plc)H-Index: 14
Last. Jayanthi N. Koneru (UNMC: University of Nebraska Medical Center)H-Index: 2
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An unusual case of electromagnetic interference is presented. As a result of a lightning shock to a Shower House, our patient received two shocks. An elucidation of the different mechanisms for the two shocks is presented. (PACE 2012; 35:e159–e162)
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#1Juna Misiri (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 4
#2Fred Kusumoto (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 19
Last. Nora Goldschlager (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 32
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The number of patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), such as permanent pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, is dramatically rising due to an aging population and recent clinical trials showing benefits in mortality and morbidity. Coupled with this increase in the number of patients with CIEDs is the proliferation of technology that emits electromagnetic signals, which can potentially interfere with CIED function through electromagnetic interferenc...
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#1Leena Korpinen (TUT: Tampere University of Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Harri KuistiH-Index: 8
Last. Vesa VirtanenH-Index: 2
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Background: The cardiac pacemaker (PM) implantation rate per million is high. Earlier studies have found interference to PMs by electromagnetic fields. The aim of the study is to investigate disturbances in cardiac PM using a human-shaped phantom in electric and magnetic fields of 400-kV power lines. Methods: The phantom was used in the following manner: isolated from the ground, grounded from left or right foot, or grounded from left or right hand. Results: Out of the tested PMs one had such a ...
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#1Preetham Reddy (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 1
#2David G. Benditt (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 4
Last. Selcuk Adabag (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 24
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An electromagnetic interaction between St. Jude Medical Inc. (St. Paul, MN, USA) permanent pacemakers and HeartMate II left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) (Thoratec Inc., Pleasanton, CA, USA) has been reported before, but the problem was thought to be resolved in the St. Jude Medical's most recently released pacemaker platform. We report a case of interference between the HeartMate II LVAD and the most recently released St. Jude Medical pacemaker (model no. PM3210; Anthem) and review new dev...
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#1Werner Jung (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 9
#2Vlada Zvereva (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 6
Last. Sebastian Jäckle (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 8
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Due of its superior soft tissue imaging capabilities, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the imaging modality of choice in many clinical situations, as illustrated by the tremendous growth in the number of MRIs performed over the past 2 decades. In parallel, the number of patients who require pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators is increasing as indications for these devices broaden and the population ages. Taken together, these phenomena present an important clinical issue,...
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#1Basem Abdelmalak (Cleveland Clinic)H-Index: 12
#2Narasimhan Jagannathan (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 19
Last. John E. Tetzlaff (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine)H-Index: 3
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Electromagnetic interference in pacemakers has almost always been reported in association with the cutting mode of monopolar electrocautery and rarely in association with the coagulation mode. We report a case of electrocautery-induced electromagnetic interference with a DDDR pacemaker (dual-chamber paced, dual-chamber sensed, dual response to sensing, and rate modulated) in the coagulating and not cutting mode during a spine procedure. We also discuss the factors affecting intraoperative electr...
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#1Roy Beinart (Harvard University)H-Index: 5
#2Mary L. Guy (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
Last. Patrick T. Ellinor (Harvard University)H-Index: 76
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Interference between pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and electromagnetic fields are of great concern due to the potential harmful influence on the function of the device. We report a case of intermittent, erratic behaviour of an ICD secondary to electromagnetic interference (EMI) caused by small magnets that were incorporated into the patient's clothing.
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Web based career guiding applications have emerged as a new means of organized skill training, knowledge acquisition and career decision making. Most current career guiding applications operate on assumptions of individual capacity to make career decisions and implement a guided process which encompasses two general phases: 1. personality and skill assessment; 2. job recommendations based on assessment result. In this paper, we turn to Pierre Bourdieu’s thinking of social, economic and cultural ...
#1Harm van LieshoutH-Index: 1
Understanding SMEs is essential to our aspired succes as an economic partner. Small enterprises are not small big enterprises, and differ substantially among them The key ingredient to our help from education remains the education of a new highly skilled generation of workers … and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs do not necessarily want to be employers, and are not necessarily good at it. But to ensure a healthy life in a healthy business, they need to be.
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Background: Biomedical health only focuses on health problems and disease. Psychological and sociological explanations provide a broader concept of health. Subjective well being relates to the functional, physical, social, psychological, and behavioral health. However, health behavior is influenced by individual physical health and abilities. Among economic resources, some background factors such as age, gender, and socio-economic status play important role. Other than resources, social support ...
#1Arne Johannisson (Lund University)H-Index: 6
#2Ann Pontén (Malmö University)H-Index: 17
Last. Åke Svensson (Malmö University)H-Index: 33
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Background Hand eczema is common in the general population and affects women twice as often as men. It is also the most frequent occupational skin disease. The economic consequences are considerable for society and for the affected individuals.
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#1Neil PearceH-Index: 93
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#1Therese Öhrling (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Rupesh Kumar (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 7
Last. Lena Abrahamsson (Luleå University of Technology)H-Index: 14
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Abstract This paper illustrates and discusses problems with the implementation and use of ergonomic tools and techniques in the process of cleaning. Cleaning is an occupation with a high risk of developing work-related disorders. One high-strain task where recommended tools and techniques are difficult to apply is cleaning staircases. This study evaluated the muscular activity of cleaners while mopping staircases using two different mop handles and found that an easily adjustable mop handle can ...
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#1Zuzana HavrdováH-Index: 1
#2Iva ŠolcováH-Index: 1
The most important stimuli for our experience and behaviour arise in the psychosocial sphere. An increased psychosocial load – related to work and non-work problems – can bring about serious health problems. Beehr (1995:11) defined job stress as “a situation in which some characteristics of the work situation are thought to cause poor psychological or physical health or to cause risk factors making poor health more likely”. According to Maslach (2011), stressful jobs are as bad for people’s heal...
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#1Helena TaskinenH-Index: 19
Last. Markku SallménH-Index: 12
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Publisher Summary This chapter describes the epidemiological studies on the reproductive and developmental effects of occupational exposure to chemical agents. Chemicals covered in this chapter are organic solvents, metals, CO, pesticides, anesthetic gases, antineoplastic agents and some other drugs. An increased risk of miscarriage has been observed in industrial populations usually exposed to high levels of solvents. These include employees in manufacturing, dry cleaning, painting, shoe, pharm...
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