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Annet Lenderink Patient Expert

I'm trained as an occupational physician (OP) and worked in that field for 14 years. Then I shifted to freelance journalism and had my own business for 10 years. After that I stepped into the (academic) world of knowledge generation and transfer in the field of work and health. Occupational... Full Bio
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Working night shifts may be bad for the heart by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health This study in Austria among 30 healthy physicians was performed to evaluate the effects of a 24 h (h) physicians on-call duty (OCD) (‘night shift’) on 24 h electrocard ... Read on »
Does occupational diving cause permanent injuries to the ears or vestibular organs? by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Permanent injuries to the vestibular end organs may occur in diving due to decompression illness (DCI) or barotraumas. A cohort of 67 men aged 28 ± 5 years (mean ± SD) ... Read on »
What to expect after latex allergy in health care? by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Although their quality of life gets much better after removal of latex exposure, nearly half had to change jobs…. In this study 29 HCW with a type 1 allergy to lat ... Read on »
Hand lacerations important health risk in commercial fishermen by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health In this study 210 fishermen were interviewed. Over their careers, 56 subjects (27%) had been returned to shore as an emergency for medical reasons. Most emergency evac ... Read on »
Pleural mesothelioma in Mexican workers often related to work by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Mexican study: To identify the proportion of cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that can be attributed to and occupational exposure to asbestos, we carried ... Read on »
Risk of metabolic syndrome is closely related to working night shifts by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The aim of this study from Italy was to assess whether a causal relationship exists between night-shift work and the development of metabolic syndrome (MS). Male and f ... Read on »
COPD in construction and trade workers by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among 7,579 current and former workers participating in medical screening programs at Department of Energy (DOE ... Read on »
EMS professionals and hearing problems by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health In a group of 1,058 EMS professionals, 14.9% reported to have hearing problems. In this group 213 (20.8%) individuals reported utilizing some form of hearing protectio ... Read on »
Seasons greetings by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Natural ice speed skating close to my home: the best winter sport there is. To all who come here to learn, to enjoy, to inform or for whatever other reason ... Read on »
So tired! by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A high prevalence  of fatigue and need for recovery (NFR) was found in highly educated women (35.2%). In particular those aged 50–64 years (40.3%). The situational, ... Read on »
Sickness absence due to common mental illness in the Netherlands by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health This study investigated the incidence of sickness absence due to common mental disorders in the Netherlands from 2001 to 2007 in an observational study in about 1 m ... Read on »
Case report on allergic reaction to rhodium salts by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Whereas platinum salts are well known occupational allergens, rhodium salts have not been identified as inhalative sensitizing substances. A 27-year-old atopic oper ... Read on »
The tale of two ePatients in a very creative way by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Other bloggers gave earlier attention to this very creative presentation on the important problem of how to gather and evaluate information as a patient. A Tale ... Read on »
Short video explaining carpal tunnel syndrome by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Always wanted to know what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is? Watch this short film by WorkSafe BC or this simple, but clear one Posted in Musculoskeletal proble ... Read on »
“New” occupational health risk in singers, wind players and glass blowers by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Interesting study from Hungary: Professional opera choristers, professional wind players and glassblowers have a higher prevalence of reflux symptoms compared with c ... Read on »
Positive illness perceptions associated with earlier return to work by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A patient’s perception of their illness can influence their coping ability, compliance with treatment and functional recovery. This study compares perceptions of illness ... Read on »
Work-related mental ill health in the UK by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health To provide a measure of the incidence of work-related mental ill-health reported by specialist psychiatrists and occupational physicians to the Health and Occupation Re ... Read on »
Long latency and banal symptoms in sinonasal adenocarcinoma by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Sinonasal adenocarcinoma is a rare cancer, frequently associated with occupational exposure to inhalable wood dust. This case–control study was aimed at assessing potent ... Read on »
“Immagine no more injuries” by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Nice post from an important health blog called the Pump Handle on a special version of John Lennon’ Immagine, that starts like this Imagine no more injuries Or ‘bl ... Read on »
Occupational injuries in emergency responders by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Emergency responders frequently incur injuries while providing medical, fire, and law enforcement services. From a study in the National Electronic Injury Surveillance ... Read on »