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Occupational hazards for operating room-based physicians.

Authors
Spence AA; Cohen EN; Brown BW Jr.; Jones RP; Himmelberger DU
Source
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 1977 Aug; 238(9):955-959
NIOSHTIC No.
00072972
Abstract
Comparative analysis of data from three large retrospective surveys in the United States and the United Kingdom reaffirms an increased incidence of spontaneous abortion among female physicians working in the operating room. The live born children of female physicians exposed in the operating room also had substantially more congenital abnormalities. Male anesthetists, compared with nonanesthetist physicians, had an increased incidence of hepatic disease; there was also an increased frequency of congenital abnormality in their children. The incidence of spontaneous abortion in wives of male anesthetists and in the rate of cancer among exposed male anesthetists was similar to control. Despite differences in survey methods and analysis, there was remarkable agreement in conclusions to be drawn from the independent studies.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-73-0003; Health-care-personnel; Medical-personnel; Reproductive-system-disorders; Physiological-effects; Sex-factors; Liver-disorders; Congenital-effects; Operating-rooms; Doctors; Surgeons; Anesthesiology; Hazards
Contact
Dr. Cohen, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305
CODEN
JAMAAP
Publication Date
19770829
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1977
Identifying No.
Contract-099-73-0003
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0098-7484
Source Name
Journal of the American Medical Association
State
CA
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