Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780721689746, 9781437713350

Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine

2nd Edition

Authors: Linda Rosenstock Mark Cullen Carl Brodkin Carrie Redlich
eBook ISBN: 9781437713350
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721689746
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th November 2004
Page Count: 1328

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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.

Key Features

  • Features the expertise of world leaders in the field.
  • Presents detailed practice guidelines that provide clear direction in clinical situations.
  • Offers important clues in history, physical examination, and laboratory test results to assist in accurate diagnoses.
  • Uses an organization by body system—subdivided by disease—for easy reference.

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Linda Rosenstock

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine and Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, USA

Mark Cullen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Public Health Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Carl Brodkin

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Carrie Redlich

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and Pulmonary Critical Care Section, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA