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Latent Tuberculosis Infection Screening and Treatment in Congregate Settings (TB FREE COREA): Demographic Profiles of InterferonGamma Release Assay Cohort

Kim HW, Min J, Choi JY, Shin AY, Myong JP, Lee Y, Yim HW, Jeong H, Bae S, Shim E, In H, Chun C, Kim G, Kang JY, Lee SS, Park JS, Kim JS

In 2017, the Korean government launched an unprecedentedly large-scaled latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) screening project which covered more than a million individuals in congregate settings. A total of 1,047,689 participants...
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Estimating the burden of nosocomial exposure to tuberculosis in South Korea, a nationwide population based cross-sectional study

Kim HW, Myong JP, Kim JS

Background/Aims: The aim of the study was to investigate the current nationwide burden of nosocomial exposure to tuberculosis (TB) using national health insurance claims data. Methods: All patients who had claims...
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Increased risk of gastric cancer in workers with occupational dust exposure

Kang MY, Jung J, Koo JW, Kim I, Kim HR, Myong JP

Background/Aims: Workers who are exposed to dust in the workplace tend to show a higher incidence of gastric cancer. Nevertheless, scientific evidence to support an association between dust exposure and...
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s Educational Level Linked to Unable to Work Due to Ill-health?

Jung J, Choi J, Myong JP, Kim HR, Kang MY

Background: This study aimed to examine the association between educational level and unable to work due to ill-health (UWdIH) among 30- to 79-year-old South Koreans. Methods: A cross-sectional nationwide survey of...
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Risk factors for primary lung cancer among never-smoking women in South Korea: a retrospective nationwide population-based cohort study

Ko YH, Kim SJ, Kim WS, Park CK, Park CK, Suh YG, Eom JS, Cho S, Hur JY, Hwang SH, Myong JP

Background/Aims: We performed a large-scale, retrospective, nationwide, cohort study to investigate the risk factors for lung cancer among never-smoking Korean females. Methods: The study data were collected from a general health...
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Trends in Obesity Prevalence by Occupation Based on Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey From 1998 to 2015

Lee JY, Lee YR, Kim HR, Myong JP, Kang MY

Background: It is well known that the prevalence of obesity in Korea is increasing over time, however it is not known how the trends among occupational groups and sex differ...
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Incidence and costs of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in the Korean population

Chang HK, Seo SS, Myong JP, Yu YL, Byun SW

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence rate of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical cancer, and their costs according to age. METHODS: We collected data on...
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Establishment and operation of a cooperative program to identify work-related acute myeloid leukemia in a general hospital

Jung J, Choi HR, Cho BS, Park S, Myong JP, Kang MY, Kim HJ

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this report is to introduce the occupational cancer surveillance system, implemented in June 2018, and to share the results of our cooperative program. METHODS: The cooperative program...
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Comparison of work environment and occupational injury in direct and indirect employment in Korea and Europe

Ahn J, Cho SS, Kim HR, Myong JP, Kang MY

BACKGROUND: To investigate the risk of injury for indirect employment in Korea, we compared work environment, workplace exposure, and injury risk according to the type of employment contract between Korea...
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Validation of health screening questionnaire used for screening gastrointestinal disorder in worker's special health examination for night time work

Lee J, Lee JW, Choi W, Myong JP

BACKGROUND: Since the night time work was introduced as a ‘harmful factor’ for the worker's special health examination (WSHE) in 2014, the validation of the questionnaire used for screening gastrointestinal...
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Trends in the of epidemiological perspectives on the causality of occupational diseases

Myong JP, Kim H, Lee K, Chang SH

The main role of industrial accident compensation insurance is to protect injured workers and their families by providing various benefits. If a certain disease occurs due to work, the worker...
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Reference Values for Spirometry Derived Using Lambda, Mu, Sigma (LMS) Method in Korean Adults: in Comparison with Previous References

Jo BS, Myong JP, Rhee CK, Yoon HK, Koo JW, Kim HR

BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to update the prediction equations for spirometry and their lower limits of normal (LLN) by using the lambda, mu, sigma (LMS) method and to compare...
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Association between air pollution in the 2015 winter in South Korea and population size, car emissions, industrial activity, and fossil-fuel power plants: an ecological study

Choi H, Myong JP

BACKGROUND: Compared to 10 years ago, the ambient particulate matter 10 (PM10) and carbon monoxide (CO) levels in South Korea have decreased. However, compared to many other OECD countries, these levels...
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Overview of occupational cancer in painters in Korea

Myong JP, Cho Y, Choi M, Kim HR

Comprehensive consideration is necessary for setting guidelines to evaluate evidence of occupational cancer in painters due to work-related exposure to carcinogens in paint (a phenomenon termed herein as “work-relatedness”). The...
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The relationship between spontaneous abortion and female workers in the semiconductor industry

Kim H, Kwon HJ, Rhie J, Lim S, Kang YD, Eom SY, Lim H, Myong JP, Roh S

BACKGROUND: This study investigated the relationship between job type and the risk for spontaneous abortion to assess the reproductive toxicity of female workers in the semiconductor industry. METHODS: A questionnaire survey...
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Erratum to: Practice status of specialized agencies for occupational health management of small- to medium-size enterprises and the factors improving their performance: a cross-sectional survey study

Lee S, Myong JP, Kim EA, Eom H, Choi B, Kang YJ

After publication of the original article the authors found that the following affiliation was incorrect at the time of publication.
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Erratum to: The current condition of the workers' general health examination in South Korea: a retrospective study

Kang YJ, Myong JP, Eom H, Choi B, Park JH, Kim EA

After publication of the original article the authors found that the affiliations were incorrect at the time of publication.
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The current condition of the workers' general health examination in South Korea: a retrospective study

Kang YJ, Myong JP, Eom H, Choi B, Park JH, L Kim EA

BACKGROUND: Business owners in the Republic of Korea must take part in the workers' general health examination. However, there have been few formal analyses of the uptake of this examination...
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Practice status of specialized agencies for occupational health management of small- to medium-size enterprises and the factors improving their performance: a cross-sectional survey study

Lee S, Myong JP, Kim EA, Eom H, Choi B, Kang YJ

BACKGROUND: We examined the current status of specialized agencies for occupational health management (SAs) and their workforce. Furthermore, we aimed to clarify the current practice status of SA healthcare professionals...
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Participation inequality in the National General Health Examination based on enterprise size

Kang YJ, Park JH, Eom H, Choi B, Lee S, Lee JW, Myong JP

BACKGROUND: Health examinations are performed so that diseases can be identified and treated earlier. Several studies have evaluated the determinants of participation in health examinations including cancer screening, but few...
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