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Document ID (ISN)62898
CIS number 94-1609
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sinclair M.I., McNeil J.J, Atkins R.C., Turnidge J.D., Wood C.J., Matthews B.J.
Title Investigation of hematuria at a printing company
Bibliographic information Oct. 1993, Vol.35, No.10, p.1055-1061. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) haematuria; printing industry
Descriptors (secondary) bladder tumour; determination in urine; case-control study; normal values
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system