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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 610582, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/610582
Research Article

High Pressure Air Jet in the Endoscopic Preparation Room: Risk of Noise Exposure on Occupational Health

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, 123 Ta-Pei Road, Niao-Sung, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan

Received 10 August 2014; Accepted 9 October 2014

Academic Editor: David B. Ordiz

Copyright © 2015 King-Wah Chiu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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