1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University Department of Occupational Medicine
jprucha 07.04.2012

Research Interests of the Department

Research Interests of the Department

Research of the department focuses on following fields:

OCCUPATIONAL PULMONOLOGY

  • Nanotechnologies and oxidative stress
  • Markers of oxidative stress in the exhaled breath condensate in subjects with pneumoconioses (silicosis, asbestosis, pleural hyalinoses)
  • Markers of inflammation in the exhaled breath condensate in allergic disorders
  • Use of induced sputum in allergic asthma and rhinitis
  • Early diagnostics and follow-up of occupational asthma
  • Early diagnostics and follow-up of occupational rhinitis

OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY

  • Antidotes for occupational intoxications
  • Consequences of the intoxication with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
  • Consequences of intoxication with lead, mercury, and thallium
  • Occupational neurotoxicity
  • Treatment of internal contamination with radionuclides

CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

  • Intoxications with recreational drugs
  • Intoxications with new pharmaceuticals
  • Reversibility of intoxications with hepatotoxic and nephrotoxic substances
  • Treatment of mushrooms poisonings
  • First aid after ingestion of chemicals
  • Prevention of damage with household products

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

  • Tracing new occupational diseases
  • Trends in occupational diseases in the Czech Republic
  • Diagnostics of occupational diseases, criteria for acknowledgement of occupational diseases
  • Schedules of occupational diseases, international comparison