Ahmad Boran

Ahmad Boran
Jordan University of Science and Technology | Just · Department of Pathology and Microbiology

Consultant Occupational Health

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September 1998 - September 2012
Jordan University of Science and Technology
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  • Consultant Occupational & Environmental Medicine

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Publications (16)
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The main objective of this study was to show the kinetic changes of carbon monoxide and its equivalent carboxyhaemoglobin in the blood during smoking models. This is an experimental descriptive cross sectional study. This study was performed in Irbid cafes using a special instrument called carbon monoxide monitor (piCO+™ Smokerlyzer). A previously...
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Introduction: working in jewelry exposes workers/technicians to certain heavy metals as either in production process or cleaning processes. Heavy metals include Nickel, Cadmium And Copper. Study objectives: we conducted the present study to satisfy the following objectives: to estimate the prevalence of toxicity for Nickel, cadmium and copper...
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Introduction: Welders are at the risk of exposure to Chromium which is associated with adverse health effects. Study objectives: To determine the prevalence of chromium toxicity among workers in welding industry, and to correlate the occupational exposure for chromium with respiratory morbidity symptoms. Methodology: Study design and setting: Cross...
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Introduction: working in jewelry exposes workers/technicians to certain heavy metals as either in production process or cleaning processes. Heavy metals include Nickel, Cadmium And Copper. Study objectives: we conducted the present study to satisfy the following objectives: to estimate the prevalence of toxicity for Nickel, cadmium and copper amon...
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The study was conducted to evaluate urine aluminum concentration among a total of 150 participants (80 aluminum technicians and 70 non-aluminum technicians as a control). Data were collected through a previously prepared questionnaire which consists of two parts. The first part concerned with demographic data such as age and nationality. The second...
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The studies about violence are increasingly important in the societies. Data on violence among nurses is scarce. The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of practicing nurses in three large Saudi Arabian community hospitals, examine violence prevalence against the nurses and investigate their perceptions of violence. In 2011,...
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The studies about violence are increasingly important in the societies. Data on violence among nurses is scarce. The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of practicing nurses in three large Saudi Arabian community hospitals, examine violence prevalence against the nurses and investigate their perceptions of violence. In 2011,...
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Introduction: There has been a debate in literature to correlate lead (Pb) poisoning with mental retardation since lead can be involved in developmental stage and induce brain damage; in particular, children under age of 10 years. Center for Biotechnology using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Results: The(mean ± Sd) concentration of Pb is 0.6 ± 2.7...
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The studies about violence are increasingly important in the societies. Data on violence among nurses is scarce. The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of practicing nurses in three large Saudi Arabian community hospitals, examine violence prevalence against the nurses and investigate their perceptions of violence. In 2011,...
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Outpatient clinics are demanding more consideration to enhance their performance and quality of care. This paper presents a thorough exploration of the outpatient clinics' environment at a local hospital. The ophthalmology outpatient clinic was selected for a case study. To this end, the total visit time and service times at stations were collected...
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Job stress is common in health care professionals in the west. Less is known about its prevalence in Middle Eastern countries. To determine job stress, its sources and its effect on health care professionals in northern Jordan. A simple random sample of 101 physician specialists, 126 dentists, 52 general practitioners and 123 pharmacists in norther...
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This article presents a process improvement study conducted at a local hospital based on a customised Lean Six Sigma methodology. Specifically, the define, measure, analyse, improve, control (DMAIC) project management methodology and various Lean tools have been utilised to streamline processes and enhance productivity of a hospital's ophthalmology...
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Cotinine, major proximate metabolite of nicotine has been widely involved as highly specific and sensitive biomarker of exposure to tobacco and both active and secondhand tobacco smoke. To explore the biological role of the cotinine as a metabolite of nicotine among different types of smokers and to explore if cotinine level is affected by smoking...
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Exposure to chromium during electroplating is a recognised though poorly characterised cause of occupational asthma. The first series of such patients referred to a specialist occupational lung disease clinic is reported. The diagnosis of occupational asthma was made from a history of asthma with rest day improvement and confirmed by specific bronc...

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