|Document ID (ISN)||62898|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Sinclair M.I., McNeil J.J, Atkins R.C., Turnidge J.D., Wood C.J., Matthews B.J.
||Investigation of hematuria at a printing company
||Oct. 1993, Vol.35, No.10, p.1055-1061. Illus. 23 ref.
||An investigation was undertaken at a printing company into an apparently high prevalence of trace dipstick haematuria discovered during routine medical examinations. In both the printing employees and a control group from other industries, the prevalence of haematuria exceeded that described in most previous reports (using the criterion of >12 glomerular red cells or >2 non-glomerular red cells/mL of urine). No focus of abnormality was identified within the printing plant and no association was identified between reported exposure to potentially toxic substances and the degree of haematuria. An occupational hygiene inspection and medical follow-up of selected workers did not reveal any significant abnormalities. The limitations of available information concerning "normal" urinalysis results suggests that haematuria may not be a useful test for the screening of occupational groups at risk of bladder cancer.
||haematuria; printing industry
||bladder tumour; determination in urine; case-control study; normal values
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system