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Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Comprehensive and meticulously updated throughout, this new edition makes it easy to detect, diagnose, and treat the full spectrum of problems caused by occupational or environmental factors, including physical, chemical, and biologic agents. An international cast of experts offers in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical problems as well as the legal and regulatory issues impacting the practice of occupational and environmental medicine today. And, a user-friendly chapter layout and organization makes reference a snap.

Occupational Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Corporate Lawyers, Environmental Health and Safety Professionals


Published: November 2004

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-8974-6


  • Section 1: Principles and Practice

    1 Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    2 Occupational and Environmental Medicine: The Historical Perspective

    3 Approach to the Patient

    4 Principles of Industrial Hygiene

    4.1 Occupational Hygiene

    4.2 Surveillance for Occupational Hazards and Disease

    5 Toxicology

    6 Epidemiology

    7 Biological Markers in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    Impairment and Disability

    9 Social Issues in the Practice of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    10 Susceptible Populations

    11 International Issues

    Section 2: Work Sectors and Special Populations

    12 Agricultural Workers

    13 Mining

    14 Construction Industry Hazards

    15 Service and Office Workers

    16 Manufacturing Sector

    17 Occupational Medicine in the Healthcare Industry

    18.1 Emerging Technologies

    18.2 Occupational Health of Police and Firefighters

    Section 3: Occupational Diseases and Injuries

    19. Diseases of the Lung and Pleura

    19.1 Approach to the patient / diagnostic procedures

    19.2 Occupational Asthma

    19.3 Byssinosis and Other Textile Dust-Related Lung Diseases

    19.4 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Bronchitis

    19.5 Acute Inhalational Injury

    19.6 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

    19.7 Chronic Beryllium Disease and Cobalt-Related Interstitial Lung Disease

    19.8 Asbestos-Related Disease

    19.9 Silicosis

    19.10 Respiratory Diseases of Coal Miners

    19.11 Other Pneumoconioses

    20 Disorders of the Eye, Ear Nose and Throat

    20.1 Ophthalmologic Disorders

    20.2 Occupational hearing loss

    20.3 Upper Airway Disorders

    21 Disorders of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs

    22 Occupational Infectious Diseases

    23 Musculoskeletal Disorders

    23.1 Overall Approach to Managing Musculoskeletal Disorders

    23.2 Neck and Shoulder Disorders

    23.3 Upper Extremity Disorders

    23.4 Back and Lower Extremity Disorders

    23.5 Systemic Rheumatologic Disorders

    24 Cardiovascular Disorders

    25 Renal and Bladder Disorders

    26 Gastrointestinal Disorders

    26.1 Disorders of the Gut and Pancreas

    27 Endocrine and Reproductive Disorders

    27.1 Endocrine Disorders

    27.2 Disorders of Reproduction and Development

    28 Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders

    28.1 Central Nervous System Diseases

    28.2 Disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System

    28.3 Psychosocial Stressors and Psychiatric Disorders in the Work Place

    29 Dermatologic Diseases

    29.1 Contact Dermatitis

    29.2 Other Dermatoses

    30 Cancer

    30.1 Malignancies of the Respiratory Tract and Pleura

    30.2 Lymphohematopoietic Malignancies

    30.3 Bladder Cancer

    30.4 Renal Cancer

    30.5 Cancer of the Liver and Gastrointestinal Tract

    30.6 Thyroid Neoplasia

    30.7 Cancer of the Reproductive Organs

    30.8 Brain Neoplasms

    30.9 Skin Cancers

    31 Traumatic Injuries

    Section 4: Hazards in the Workplace and the Environment

    32 Mechanical Stressors

    33 Radiation

    33.1 Ionizing Radiation

    33.2 Nonionizing Radiation

    34 Thermal Stressors

    35 Noise

    36 Baromedicine

    37 Biologic Factors

    37.1 Animal Exposures

    37.2 Plant and Vegetable Exposures

    38 Psychophysiologic Stressors and Work Organization

    39 Metals and Related Compounds

    39.1 Aluminium

    39.2 Arsenic

    39.3 Beryllium and Cobalt

    39.4 Cadmium

    39.5 Chromium

    39.6 Nickel

    39.7 Fluorine and Related Compounds

    39.8 Lead

    39.9 Mercury

    39.10 Other Metals

    40 Organic Solvents and Related Compounds

    41 Chemicals in the Plastics, Synthetic
    Textiles, and Rubber Industries

    42 Organic Nitrogen Compounds

    43 Metal Working Fluids

    44 Oils and Petroleum Derivatives:
    Hydrocarbons, Cracked Oils, etc.

    45 Persistent Organic Pollutants

    46 Mineral Dusts

    47 Toxic Gases

    48 Pesticides and Related Compounds

    49 Low-Level Environmental Exposures

    50 Exposures in Indoor Air

    51 Exposures in Outdoor Air

    52 Hazardous Waste

    52.1 Occupational Issues in Hazardous Waste Workers

    52.2 Community Hazardous Exposures

    53 Food

    54 Water

    Section 5: Policy, Regulation and Control

    55 Codes of Ethics, Confidentiality

    56 Occupational and Environmental Legislation, Regulation, and Litigation in the US

    57 Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Workplace

    57.1 Government Agencies / Statutes / Legis

    57.2 Environmental Justice

    58 Integrating Clinical Care with Prevention

    59 Communication and Assessment of Risk


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