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Biomechanical demands comparison in 119 emergency medical services activities when using manual and powered stretcher carts: a scenario-based randomized cross-over simulation study

Song SW, Kang MS, Kang HJ, Park JH, Choi MJ, Hong KJ, Shin SD

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the biomedical demands between a manual stretcher cart (Manual Cot) and a novel powered stretcher cart (Power Cot) during simulated routine...
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Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer and Cost-Effectiveness

Jeon Y, Park EJ, Baik SH

Robotic surgery is considered as one of the advanced treatment modality of minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer. Robotic rectal surgery has been performed for three decades and its application...
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Design and Development of an Ergonomic Trolley-Lifter for Sheet Metal Handling Task: A Preliminary Study

Radin Umar RZ, Ahmad N, Halim I, Lee PY, Hamid M

BACKGROUND: There have been some concerns related to manual handling of large items in industry. Manual handling operations of large sheet metal may expose workers to risks related to efficiency...
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An Instrumented Workstation to Evaluate Weight-Bearing Distribution in the Sitting Posture

Moriguchi , Sato TO, Coury HJ

BACKGROUND: Sitting posture may be related to risk factors, including inadequate weight-bearing support, particularly when maintained for long periods. Considering that body weight is loaded in a closed support system...
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Minimally Invasive Single-Site Cholecystectomy in Obese Patients: Laparoscopic vs. Robotic

Kim HS, Jang JY

Robotic single-site cholecystectomy (RSSC) has emerged as an alternative procedure to overcome the shortcomings of single-fulcrum laparoscopic cholecystectomy in terms of the ergonomics and reducing the physical and mental stress...
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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Fluoroscopically-Guided Sacroiliac Joint Injections: A Comparison of the Posteroanterior and Classical Oblique Techniques

Chauhan G, Hehar P, Loomba V, Upadhyay A

OBJECTIVE: The sacroiliac joint can be a primary source of pain or part of multifactorial syndromes. As there is no single historical, physical examination-based, or radiological feature that definitively establishes...
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Assessments of Physical Workload in Sonography Tasks Using Inclinometry, Goniometry, and Electromyography

Simonsen J, Dahlqvist , Enquist H, Nordander , Axmon A, Arvidsson

BACKGROUND: Echocardiography involves strenuous postures of the upper limbs. This study explored the physical workload in the neck and upper limbs in sonographers performing echocardiography, and the extent to which...
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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Iranian Dentists: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

ZakerJafari HR, YektaKooshali MH

BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are the most important problems among professions particularly, dentists. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in various parts of the body...
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Comparison of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms between male cameramen and male office workers

Jeong HS, Suh BS, Kim SG, Kim WS, Lee WC, Son KH, Nam MW

BACKGROUND: Previous studies have classified cameramen’s job as physiologically heavy work and identified the risk factors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs) in cameramen. However, those studies limited their research subjects...
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The Current Working Conditions in Ugandan Apparel Assembly Plants

Tebyetekerwa M, Akankwasa , Marriam I

BACKGROUND: The present rapid shift of industrialization from developed to developing countries requires developing countries to understand issues related to work organization, management, and working conditions. There are many factors...
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Current Status of Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Park YS, Min SH, Park KB, Lee Y, Ahn SH, Park DJ, Kim HH

While conventional laparoscopy is the gold standard for bariatric procedures, robot platforms can provide better ergonomics for the surgeon, better visualization of the anatomy, easier dissection through articulated devices, which...
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Single-incision Robotic Cholecystectomy: Initial Experience and Results

Cheng YY, Kim HO, Son BH, Shin JH, Lee SR

PURPOSE: Continued efforts to reduce the invasiveness of conventional cholecystectomy techniques have resulted in the development of single-incision cholecystectomy. However, a single-port approach has significant limitations associated with proper triangulation...
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A socioecological framework for research on work and obesity in diverse urban transit operators based on gender, race, and ethnicity

Choi B, Schnall P, Dobson M, Yang H, Baker D, Seo Y

Urban transit (bus and rail) operators, totaling nearly 700,000 persons, are one of the heaviest occupational groups in the United States (US). Little is known about occupational risk factors for...
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Lessons learned over a decade of pediatric robotic ureteral reimplantation

Baek M, Koh CJ

The da Vinci robotic system has improved surgeon dexterity, ergonomics, and visualization to allow for a minimally invasive option for complex reconstructive procedures in children. Over the past decade, robot-assisted...
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Job Hazard Analyses for Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk Factors in Pressing Operations of Dry-cleaning Establishments

Park JK

Job hazard analyses were conducted to assess exposure to musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors in seven workers of three dry-cleaning establishments. In accordance with the Washington State Ergonomics Rule, the...
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Key Strike Forces and Their Relation to High Level of Musculoskeletal Symptoms

Levanon Y, Gefen A, Lerman Y, Portnoy S, Ratzon NZ

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the relation between key strike forces and musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS). Moreover, this study presents a key strike force measurement method to be used in...
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A first step toward understanding patient safety

Kim KO

Patient safety has become an important policy agenda in healthcare systems since publication of the 1999 report entitled "To Err Is Human." The paradigm has changed from blaming the individual...
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Promoting a Shared Representation of Workers' Activities to Improve Integrated Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Roquelaure Y

Effective and sustainable prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WR-MSDs) remains a challenge for preventers and policy makers. Coordination of stakeholders involved in the prevention of WR-MSDs is a key factor...
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The user-friendly, ergonomic design aspect of recent intraoral scanners: a literature review

Park HN, Kim WH, Lim YJ, Lee WJ, Han JS, Lee SP

Recently, traditional impression has been rapidly replaced by digital impression using intraoral scanning. There are more than 7 types of intraoral scanners available in the dental market. It is difficult...
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Randomized Comparison of Actual and Ideal Body Weight for Size Selection of the Laryngeal Mask Airway Classic in Overweight Patients

Kim MS, Lee JS, Nam SB, Kang HJ, Kim JE

Size selection of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) Classic based on actual body weight remains a common practice. However, ideal body weight might allow for a better size selection in...
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