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Document ID (ISN)110447
CIS number 10-0082
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kütting B., Uter W., Baumeister T., Schaller B., Weistenhöfer W., Drexler H.
Title Non-invasive bioengineering methods in an intervention study in 1020 male metal workers: Results and implications for occupational dermatology
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.62, No.5, p.272-278. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract Measurements of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) as an indicator of skin barrier function and colorimetry for quantifying erythema have been recommended for monitoring persons at risk of occupational hand dermatitis. A sample of 1020 male metal workers was enrolled, among which 800 participants were followed up for one year. TEWL results and colorimetry were used as effectiveness outcomes of four interventions (skin care, skin protection, both combined and control group). Findings are discussed. It is concluded that dermatological examinations at the workplace cannot be replaced by bioengineering techniques, primarily because of difficulties in achieving standardized measurement conditions.
Descriptors (primary) diagnosis; erythema; hand; physiology of skin; metalworking industry
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; dermatitis; skin wetness; colorimetry; skin tests; case-control study; reliability; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Metalworking industry