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Discussion on Etiology & Natural History of Rotator Cuff Tears:

Rotator cuff pathology can be caused by extrinsic or intrinsic causes. Extrinsic examples include a traumatic tear in tendons from a fall or accident. Overuse injuries from repetitive lifting, pushing, pulling, or throwing are also extrinsic in nature. Intrinsic factors include poor blood supply, normal attrition or degeneration with aging, and calcific invasion of tendons.…

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Risk of Cipro-Induced Achilles Tendinopathy and Rupture

Achilles tendinopathy is considered an overuse syndrome from excessive loading of the tendon during vigorous training activity. Possible mechanical causes include poor gastrocnemius-soleus flexibility, low-flexibility shoes, muscle fatigue resulting in tendon elongation, and micro-tearing. Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) is a condition that manifests as a complete or partial rupture of the Achilles tendon. The prevalence…

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Occupational Asthma

To be diagnosed with occupational asthma, several criteria have to be met. First of all, the individual must have an exposure at the workplace to specific agents that cause the employee to have an asthmatic reaction. It should be an exposure that is unique to the workplace, specific at the workplace and quantifiable at the…

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Indoor Mold-Related Illness

The issue of mold-related health problems, and in particularly Stachybotrys (“black mold”), is a controversial one. There are known health effects that can result from exposure to certain molds, a form of fungi, such as Aspergillus, which is known to cause occasionally respiratory symptoms. The generalized and often popularized “toxic mold syndrome” and its resultant…

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Discussion on Metal Working Fluid Exposure Limits

  Inhalation of Metal Working Fluid (MWF) mists that exceed OSHA levels can cause irritation of the lungs, throat and nose.  Irritation may affect upper respiratory areas including nose, throat, oral pharynx, lungs, and bronchi.  Symptoms reported after inhalation can include sore throat, red and watery eyes, itchy eyes, runny nose and other cold like…

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