Clinical Studies

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Clinical studies

Clinical Studies

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Latex Allergy Among Healthcare Workers: A Study of RI Comp Claims

Latex Allergy Among Healthcare Workers: A Study of RI Comp Claims*

Using data for workers' compensation claims filed in Rhode Island from 1992 to 1997, the authors studied the prevalence and severity of allergic reactions experienced by healthcare workers from the use of latex gloves. Learn more
Latex Sensitization in Healthcare Workers and in the U.S. General Population

Latex Sensitization in Healthcare Workers and in the U.S. General Population*

This paper analyzes national health data obtained in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Learn more
Natural Rubber Latex: Glove Use, Sensitization and Airborne and Latent Dust Concentrations at a Denver Hospital*

Natural Rubber Latex: Glove Use, Sensitization and Airborne and Latent Dust Concentrations at a Denver Hospital*

A study was conducted at a Denver hospital to reveal possible relationships between occupational latex exposure and latex sensitization. Learn more
Prevalence of IgE to Natural Rubber Latex in Unselected Blood Donors and Performance Characteristics of AlaSTAT® Testing

Prevalence of IgE to Natural Rubber Latex in Unselected Blood Donors and Performance Characteristics of AlaSTAT® Testing*

Following early reports of severe reactions to natural rubber latex (NRL), there has been increasing concern about which groups of people are at risk for latex allergy and whether this risk can be reduced. Learn more
A Study of Workers' Compensation Claims Related to Latex Glove Use

A Study of Workers' Compensation Claims Related to Latex Glove Use

While many past research endeavors have attempted to examine latex allergy by assessing healthcare worker sensitization rates, little research has focused on actual allergic reactions experienced by these workers. Learn more