2019 Publications

Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Bao S, Silverstein B, Krause N, Gerr F, Rempel D. Occupational risk factors for work disability following carpal tunnel syndrome: a pooled prospective study. Occup & Environ Medicine (in press).

Rempel D, Antonucci A, Barr A, Cooper MR, Martin B, Neitzel R. Pneumatic Rock Drill vs. Electric Rotary Hammer Drill: Productivity, Vibration, Dust, and Noise when Drilling into Concrete.  Applied Ergonomics 2019; 74:31-36. (PDF)

2018 Publications

Armstrong TJ, Burdof A, Descatha A, Farioli A, Graf M, Horie S, Marras WS, Potvin JR, Rempel D, Sparti G, Takala EP, Verbeek J, Violante FS. Scientific basis of ISO standards on biomechanical risk factors. Scand J Work Environ Health 2018; 44(3):323-329. PMID: 29484364.

Dale AM, Zeringue A, Harris-Adamson C, Rempel D, Bao S, Thiese MS, Merlino L, Burt S, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Gerr F, Hegmann KT, Silverstein B, Eisen EA, Evanoff B. Incident CTS in a large pooled cohort study: Associations obtained by a Job Exposure Matrix versus associations obtained from observed exposures. Occup & Environ Medicine 2018; 75(7):501-506. PMID:29599164.

Rempel D, Krause N.  Do Sit-Stand Workstations Improve Cardiovascular Health? Forum. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018; 60(7):e319-e320. PMID: 29677023.

Armstrong TJ, Burdof A, Descatha A, Farioli A, Graf M, Horie S, Marras WS, Potvin JR, Rempel D, Sparti G, Takala EP, Verbeek J, Violante FS. Authors’ response: Letter to the Editor concerning OCRA as preferred method in ISO standards on biomechanical risk factors. Scand J Work Environ Health 2018; 44(4):439-440. PMID: 29961082.

2017 Publications

Rempel D, Barr A, Antonucci A.  A new test bench system for hammer drills: Validation for handle vibration.  International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 2017; 62:17-20. PMID: 29123327. (PDF)

Harris-Adamson C, Chen B, Rempel D.  Ergonomic evaluation of an alternative tool for cake decorating.   International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 2017; 57:63-67.

Nai W, Liu Y, Rempel D, Wang Y. Fast hand posture classification using depth features extracted from random line segments.  Pattern Recognition 2017; 65:1-10.

Antonucci A, Barr A, Martin B, Rempel D. Effect of bit wear on hammer drill handle vibration and productivity. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2017; 14(8):642-651. PMID: 28574757. (PDF)

Carty P, Cooper MR, Barr A, Neitzel RL, Balmes J, Rempel D.  The effects of bit wear on respirable silica dust, noise and productivity: A hammer drill bench study. Annals of Work Exposures and Health 2017; 61(6):700-710. PMID: 28595322. (PDF)

Akkas O, Lee CH, Yu H, Harris-Adamson C, Rempel D, Radwin R.  Measuring exertion time, duty cycle and hand activity level for industrial tasks using computer vision.  Ergonomics 2017; 60(12):1730-1738. PMID:28640656.

Botti L, Mora C, Antonucci A, Carty P, Barr A, Rempel D. Carbide-tipped bit wear patterns and productivity with concrete drilling. Wear 2017; 386-387:58-62. (PDF)

Van der Beek A, Dennerlein JT, Huysmans MA, Mathiassen SE, van Mechelen W, van Dieen JH, Frings-Dresen MHW, Holterman A, Janwantanakul P, van der Mollen H, Rempel D, Straker L, Walker-Bone K, Coenen P.  A research framework for the development and implementation of interventions preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders.  Scand J Work Environ Health 2017; 43(6):526-539. PMID:28945263.

2016 Publications

Van Eerd D, Munhall C, Irvin E, Rempel D, Brewer S, van der Beek AJ,  Dennerlein JT, Tullar J, Skivington K, Pinion C, Amick B.  Effectiveness of workplace interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms: an update of the evidence.  Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016; 73(1):62-70. PMID:26552695.

Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Hegmann K, Thiese MS, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Merlino L, Gerr F, Rempel D.  Biomechanical and psychosocial exposures are independent risk factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: assessment of confounding using causal diagrams. Occup & Environ Medicine 2016; 73(11):727-734. PMID:27466616.

Taylor WC, Paxton RJ, Shegog R, Coan SP, Dubin A, Page TF, Rempel DM.  Impact of Booster Breaks and computer prompts on physical activity and sedentary behavior among desk-based, workers: A cluster randomized controlled trial.  Preventing Chronic Disease 2016; 13(E155):1-15.  PMID: 27854422

Graham B, Peljovich AE, Afra R, Cho MS, Gray R, Stephenson J, Gurman A, MacDermid J, Mlady G, Patel AT, Rempel D, Rozental TD, Salajegheh MK, Keith MW, Jevsevar DS, Shea KG, Bozic KJ, Adams J, Evans JM, Lubahn J, Ray WZ, Spinner R, Thomson G, Shaffer WO, Cummins DS, Murray JN, Mohiuddin M, Mullen K, Shores P, Woznica A, Linskey E, Martinez Y, Sevarino K. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline on: Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2016; 98(20):1750-1754. PMID: 27869627.

2015 Publications

Edsfeldt S, Rempel D, Kursa K, Diao E, Lattanza L.  In vivo flexor tendon forces generated during different rehabilitation exercises.  J Hand Surg (Europe) 2015; 40(7):705-10. PMID:26115682.

Madison H, Pereira A, Korshoj, M, Taylor L, Barr A, Rempel D. Mind the gap: The effect of keyboard key gap and pitch on typing speed, accuracy, and usability, Part 3.  Human Factors 2015; 57(7):1188-1194. PMID:26002872.

Rempel D, Azevedo S, Raider F. Dental hygiene work: Pain is not in the job description. California Dental Hygiene Association Journal 2015; 32(1):2-10.

Rempel D, Barr A. A Universal Rig for Supporting Large Hammer Drills: Reduced Injury Risk and Improved Productivity. Safety Science 2015; 78:20-24. PMID:26005290.

Fan ZJ, Harris-Adamson C, Gerr F, Eisen E, Hegmann K, Bao S, Silverstein B, Evanoff B, Dale AM, Thiese MS, Garg A, Kapellusch J, Burt S, Merlino L, Rempel D. Associations between workplace factors and carpal tunnel syndrome: A multi-site cross-sectional study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2015; 58(5):509-518. PMID:25778111.

Pereira A, Wachs JP, Park K, Rempel D. A User Developed 3D Hand Gesture Set for Human-Computer Interaction. Human Factors 2015; 57(4):607-621. PMID:25977321.

Dale AM, Zeringue A, Harris-Adamson C, Rempel D, Bao S, Thiese MS, Merlino L, Burt S, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Gerr F, Hegmann KT, Silverstein B, Eisen EA, Evanoff B. General population job exposure matrix (JEM) applied to a pooled study of carpal tunnel syndrome. American Journal of Epidemiology 2015; 181(6):431-9. PMID:25700886.

Descatha A, Dale AM, Silverstein BA, Roquelaure Y, Rempel D. Lateral epicondylitis: New evidence for work relatedness. Joint Bone Spine 2015; 82(1):5-7. PMID:25553834.

Bao S, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Silverstein B, Harris-Adamson C, Burt SE, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Gerr FE, Hegmann K, Merlino L, Thiese MS, Rempel D. Developing a pooled job physical exposure dataset from multiple independent studies: an example of a consortium study of carpal tunnel syndrome. Occupational & Environmental Medicine 2015; 72(2):130-137. PMID:25504866.

Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Hegmann K, Thiese MS, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Merlino L, Gerr F, Rempel D. Biomechanical Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Pooled Study of 2474 Workers. Occup & Environ Medicine 2015; 72:33-41. PMID:25324489

Rempel D, Gerr F, Harris-Adamson C, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Eisen EA, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Merlino L, Dale AM, Evanoff B. Personal and workplace factors and median nerve function in a pooled study of 2396 US workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015; 57(1):98-104. PMID:25563546.

Akkas O, Azari DP, Chen CHE, HuYH, Ulin SS, Armstrong TJ, Rempel D, Radwin RG. A hand speed - duty cycle equation for estimating the ACGIH hand activity level. Ergonomics 2015; 58(2):184-94. PMID:25343278.

Radwin RG, Azari DP, Lindstrom MJ, Ulin SS, Armstrong TJ, Rempel D. A frequency-duty cycle equation for the ACGIH hand activity level. Ergonomics 2015; 58(2):173-83. PMID:25343340.

2014 Publications

Kapellusch JM, Gerr F, Malloy EJ, Garg A, Harris-Adamson C, Bao S, Burt S, Dale AM, Eisen EA, Evanoff B, Hegmann KT, Silverstein B, Thiese MS, Rempel D. Exposure-response relationships for the ACGIH TLV for hand activity level: results from a pooled data study of carpal tunnel syndrome. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2014; 40(6):610-20. PMID:25266844.

Thiese MS, Gerr F, Hegmann KT, Harris-Adamson C, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Eisen E, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Merlino L, Rempel D. Effects of Varying Case Definition on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Prevalence Estimates in a Pooled Cohort. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2014; 95(12):2320-6. PMID: 25175160

Violante F, Bonfiglioli R, Hagberg M, Rempel D. Carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis in occupational epidemiological studies [Letter]. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014; 71(8):591. PMID:24879372.

Rempel D, Lee DL, Camilleri M. The design of gestures for human-computer interaction: Lessons from sign language interpreters. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 2014; 72:728-735. PMID:

Ko P, Mohapatra A, Bailey I, Sheedy J, Rempel D. Effect of font size and glare on computer tasks in young and older adults. Optometry and Vision Science 2014; 91(6):682-689. PMID: 24830373

You D, Smith A, Rempel D. Meta-analysis: association between wrist posture and carpal tunnel syndrome among workers. Safety and Health at Work (SH@W) 2014; 5(1):27-31. PMID: 24932417

Pereira A, Hsieh CM, Laroche C, Rempel D. The effect of keyboard key spacing on typing speed, error, usability, and biomechanics, Part 2: vertical spacing. Human Factors 2014; 56(4):752-759. PMID:25029899.

Harris-Adamson C, Doohee Y, Eisen EA, Goldberg R, Rempel D. The impact of posture on wrist tendinosis among blue-collar workers – the San Francisco study.  Human Factors 2014; 56(1):143-150. PMID: [download]

2013 Publications

Camilleri M, Malige A, Fujimoto J, Rempel DM. Touch displays: The effects of palm rejection technology on productivity, comfort, biomechanics and positioning. Ergonomics 2013; 56(12):1850-62. PMID:24134774.

Coelho D, Harris C, Lima T, Janowitz I, Rempel D.  Correlation between Different Hand Force Assessment Methods from an Epidemiological Study.  Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries. 2013; 23(2):128-139.  PMID: [download]

Taylor WC, King KE, Shegog R, Paxton RJ, Evans-Hudnall GL, Rempel DM, Chen V, Yancey AK. Booster Breaks in the workplace: participants’ perspectives on Health-promoting work breaks.  Health Education Research 2013; 28(3):414-425. PMID: 23466367 [download]

Dale AM, Harris-Adamson C, Rempel D, Gerr F, Hegmann K, Silverstein B, Burt S, Garg A, Kapellusch J, Merlino L, Thiese MS, Eisen EA, Evanoff B. Prevalence and incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in US working populations: Pooled analysis of six prospective studies. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2013; 39(5):495-505. PMID: 23423472 [download]

Kapellusch J, Garg A, Bao S, Silverstein B, Burt S, Dale A, Evanoff B, Gerr F, Harris-Adamson C, Hegmann K, Merlino L, Rempel D.  Pooling Job Physical Exposure Data from Multiple Independent Studies in a Consortium Study of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Ergonomics 2013; 56(6):1021-1037. PMID: 23697792. [download]

Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Hegmann K, Thiese MS, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Gerr F, Merlino L, Rempel D.  Personal and Workplace Psychosocial Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Pooled Study Cohort.  Occup & Environ Medicine 2013; 70(8):529-37. PMID: 23645610. [download]

Pereira A, Miller T, Huang YM, Odell D, Rempel D.  Holding a tablet computer with one hand: Effect of tablet design features on biomechanics and subjective usability among users with small hands.  Ergonomics 2013; 56(9):1363-75. PMID:23909815.

Pereira A, Hsieh CM, Laroche C, Rempel D. The effect of keyboard key spacing on typing speed, error, usability, and biomechanics, Part 2: vertical spacing. Human Factors. 2013 (in press). PMID:. [download]

2012 Publications

Cooper MR, Susi P, Rempel D.  Case Study: Evaluation and Control of Respirable Silica Exposure During Lateral Drilling of Concrete.  J Occup Environ Hyg 2012; 9(2):D35-41. PMID: 22214178 [download]

Rempel D, Lee D, Dawson K, Loomer P.  Effect of periodontal curette handle weight and diameter on dental practitioner arm pain: A 4-month randomized controlled trial.  J Am Dental Assoc 2012; 143(10):1105-1113.  PMID: 23024308. [download]

Pereira A, Lee DL, Sadeeshkumar H, Laroche C, Odell D, Rempel D. The effect of keyboard key spacing on typing speed, error, usability, and biomechanics: Part 1. Human Factors. 2012; 55(3):557-566. PMID: 23829030. [download]

2011 Publications

Harris C, Eisen EA, Goldberg R, Krause N, Rempel D. 1st place, PREMUS best paper competition: workplace and individual factors in wrist tendinosis among blue-collar workers - the San Francisco study. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2011;37(2):85-98. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3147 [download]

Monica G. Lichty, Ira L. Janowitz and David M. Rempel Ergonomic evaluation of ten single-channel pipettes Work 39 (2011) 177-185 [download]

Paul Rempel, Ira Janowitz, Melanie Alexandre, David L. Lee and David Rempel The effect of two alternative arm supports on shoulder and upper back muscle loading during pipetting Work 39 (2011) 195-200 [download]


2010 Publications

David Rempel, Demetra Star, Alan Barr, Marco Mendoza Blanco, and Ira Janowitz Field Evaluation of a Modified Intervention for Overhead Drilling Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 7: 194-202 [download]

Krause N, Burgel B, Rempel D. Effort-reward imbalance and one-year change in neck-shoulder and upper-extremity pain among call center computer operators Scand J Work Environ Health 2010;36(1):42-53 [download]

David Rempel, Demetra Star, Alan Barr, Ira Janowitz Overhead drilling: Comparing three bases for aligning a drilling jig to vertical Journal of Safety Research 41 (2010) 247-251 [download]

Molly Follette Story, Jack M. Winters, Melissa R. Lemke, Alan Barr, Elizabeth Omiatek, Ira Janowitz, David Brafman, David Rempel Development of a method for evaluating accessibility of medical equipment for patients with disabilities Applied Ergonomics 42 (2010) 178e183 [download]

Wendell C. Taylor, Ross Shegog, Vincent Chen, David M. Rempel, MaryBeth Pappas Baun, Cresendo L. Bush, Tomas Green and Nicole HareEverline The Booster Break program: Description and feasibility test of a worksite physical activity daily practice Work 37 (2010) 433-443 [download]

Kennedy C, Amick BC, Dennerlein J, Brewer S, Catli S, Serra C, Gerr F, Irvin E, Mahood Q, Franzblau A, VanEerd D, Evanoff B, Rempel D. Systematic review of the role of occupational health and safety interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms, signs, disorders, injuries, claims and lost time. J Occup Rehab 2010; 20(2):127-162. PMID:19885644.[download]


2009 Publications

Cammie Chaumont Menendez, Benjamin C. Amick III, Che-Hsu (Joe) Chang, Ronald B. Harrist, Mark Jenkins, Michelle Robertson, Ira Janowitz , David M. Rempel, Jeffrey N. Katz and Jack T. Dennerlein Evaluation of two posture survey instruments for assessing computing postures among college students Work 34 (2009) 421-430 [download]

Rempel D, Star D, Barr A, Gibbons B, Janowitz I. A new method for overhead drilling. Ergonomics Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2009, 1584-1589.[download]

Wang PC, Rempel DM, Eric L. Hurwitz, Harrison, RJ, Ira Janowitz, Ritz RB. Self-reported pain and physical signs for musculoskeletal disorders in the upper body region among Los Angeles Garment Workers. Work Work 34 (2009) 79-87.[download]

Shergill AK, McQuaid KR, Rempel D. Ergonomics of Endoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009; 70(1):145-152. [download]

Rempel D, Nathan-Roberts D, Chen BY, Odell D. The effects of split keyboard geometry on upper body postures. Ergonomics 2009; 52(1):104-111. [download]

Conlon CF, Krause N, Rempel DM. A randomized controlled trial evaluating an alternative mouse and forearm support on change in median and ulnar nerve motor latency at the wrist. Am J Industrial Med 2009; 52(4):304-310. [download]

Shergill AK, Asundi KR, Barr A, Shah JN, Ryan JC, McQuaid KR, Rempel D. Pinch force and forearm muscle load during routine colonoscopy: a pilot study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009; 69(1):142-6. [download]

2008 Publications

Conlon CF, Krause N, Rempel DM. A randomized controlled trial evaluating an alternative mouse and forearm support on upper body discomfort and musculoskeletal disorders among engineers. Occup Environ Med 2008; 65(5):311-8. [download]

Story MF, Luce A, Leung A, Omiatek E, Lemke MR, Rempel DM. Accessibility of Radiology Equipment for Patients with Mobility Disabilities. Human Factors 2008; 50(5):801-810. [download]

Rempel D. The split keyboard: An ergonomics success story. Human Factors 2008; 50(3):385-92. [download]

Rempel DM, Keir PJ, Bach JM. The effect of wrist posture on carpal tunnel pressure while typing. J Orthop Res 2008; 26(9):1269-73. [download]

Rempel D and Gerr F. Intensive keyboard use and carpal tunnel syndrome: comment on the article by Atroshi et al. [Letter]. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2008; 58:1882-1883. [download]

Rogers MS, Barr AB, Kasemsontitum B, Rempel DM. The development and validation of a 3D model of the hand. Ergonomics 2008; 51(4):511-526. [download]

Wang PC, Ritz RB, Janowitz I, Harrison RJ, Yu F, Chan J, Rempel DM. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Chair Interventions on Back and Hip Pain among Sewing Operators: The Los Angeles Garment Study. J Occup Environ Med 2008; 50(3):255-262. [download]

Asundi KR, Rempel DM. MMP-1, IL-1β and COX-2 mRNA Expression is Modulated by Static Load in Rabbit Flexor Tendon. Ann Biomed Eng 2008; 36(2):237-43. [download]

Asundi KR, Rempel DM. Cyclic loading inhibits expression of MMP-3 but not MMP-1 in an in vitro rabbit flexor tendon model. Clin Biomech 2008; 23:117-121. [download]

Asundi KR, King KB, Rempel DM. Evaluation of gene expression through qRT-PCR in cyclically loaded tendons: an in vivo model. Eur J Appl Physiol 2008; 102(3):265-270. [download]

2007 Publications

Asundi K, Rempel D. Ex vivo mechanical loading of tendon. J Vis Exp 2007; (4):209.

Wang PC, Rempel DM, Harrison RJ, Chan J, Ritz BR. Work-organizational and personal factors associated with upper body musculoskeletal disorders among sewing machine operators. Occup Environ Med 2007; 64:806-813. [download]

Rempel D, Star D, Gibbons B, Barr A, Janowitz I. Development and evaluation of a new device for overhead drilling. Prof Safety 2007; 52(11):30-35. [download]

Rempel D, Willms K, Anshel J, Jaschinski W, Sheedy J. The effects of visual display distance on eye accommodation, head posture, and vision and neck symptoms. Human Factors 2007; 49(5):830-838. [download]

Nakama L, King KB, Abrahamsson SO, Rempel DM. Effect of repetition rate on the formation of microtears in tendon in an in vivo cyclical loading model. J Orthop Res 2007; 25(9):1176-84. [download]

Asundi K, Kursa K, Lotz JC, Rempel D. In vitro system for applying cyclic loads to connective tissues under displacement or force control. Ann Biomed Eng 2007; 35(7):1188-95. [download]

Dong H, Loomer P, Barr A, Laroche C, Young E, Rempel D. The effects of tool handle shape on hand muscle load and pinch force in a simulated dental scaling task. Appl Ergonomics 2007; 38:525-531. [download]

Villanueva A, Dong H, Rempel D. A biomechanical analysis of applied pinch force during periodontal scaling. J Biomechanics 2007; 40:1910-1915. [download]

Menendez CC, Amick BC, Jenkins M, Janowitz I, Rempel D, Robertson M, Dennerlein JT, Chang CH, Katz JN. A Multi-Method Study Evaluating Computing-Related Risk Factors among College Students. Work 2007; 28(4):287-97.

Rempel D, Wang PC, Janowitz I, Harrison R, Yu F, Ritz B. A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effects of New Task Chairs on Shoulder and Neck Pain among Sewing Operators: The Los Angeles Garment Study. Spine 2007; 32(9):931-8. [download]

Odell D, Barr A, Goldberg R, Chung J, Rempel D. Evaluation of a Dynamic Arm Support for Seated and Standing Tasks: A Laboratory Study of Electromyography and Subjective Feedback. Ergonomics 2007; 50(4):520-535. [download]

Nikanjam M, Kursa K, Lehman S, Rempel D. Finger Flexor Motor Control Patterns during Active Flexion: An In Vivo Tendon Force Study. Human Movement Science 2007; 26(1):1-10. [download]

Rempel D, Barr A, Brafman D, Young E. The effects of six keyboard designs on wrist and forearm postures. Appl Ergonomics 2007; 38(3):298-8. [download]

Dong H, Loomer P, Villanueva A, Rempel D. Pinch forces and instrument tip forces during periodontal scaling. J Periodontology 2007; 78(1):97-103. [download]

Laroche C, Barr A, Dong H, Rempel D. Effect of dental tool surface texture and material on static friction with a wet gloved fingertip. J Biomechanics 2007; 40(3):697-701. [download]

Keir PJ, Bach JM, Hudes M, Rempel DM. Guidelines for wrist posture based on carpal tunnel pressure thresholds. Human Factors 2007, 49(1):88-89. [download]

2006 Publications

Saadat E, Lan H, Majumdar S, Rempel DM, King KB. Long-term cyclical in vivo loading increases cartilage proteoglycan content in a spatially specific manner: an infrared microspectroscopic imaging and polarized light microscopy study. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2006; 8(5):R147.

Brewer S, Van Erg D, Amick BC, Irvin E, Daum K, Gerr F, Moore JS, Cullen K, Rempel D. Workplace Interventions to Prevent Musculoskeletal and Visual Symptoms and Disorders among Computer Users: A Systematic Review. J Occupational Rehab 2006; 16(3):317-50. [download]

Dong H, Barr A, Loomer P, Laroche C, Young E, Rempel D. The effects of periodontal instrument handle design on hand muscle load and pinch force. J Am Dental Assoc 2006, 137(8):1123-30. [download]

Village J, Rempel D, Teschke K. Musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity associated with computer work: A systematic review. Occupational Ergonomics 2006, 5(4):205-218.

Janowitz I, Gillen M, Ryan G, Rempel D, Trupin L, Swig L, Mullen K, Rugulies R, Blanc PD. Measuring the physical demands of work in hospital settings: Design and implementation of an ergonomic assessment. Appl Ergonomics 2006, 37(5):641-58.

Kursa K, Latanza L, Diao E, Rempel D. In vivo forces generated by finger flexor muscles increase with finger and wrist flexion during active finger flexion and extension. J Orthop Res 2006, 24(4):763-9.

Rempel D, Krause N, Goldberg R, Benner D, Hudes M, Goldner GU. A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effects of Two Workstation Interventions on Upper Body Pain and Incident Musculoskeletal Disorders among Computer Operators. Occup Environ Med 2006, 63(5):300-306. [download]

Nakama L, King KB, Abrahamsson SO, Rempel DM. VEGF, VEGFR-1 and CTGF cell densities in tendon are increased with cyclical loading: An in vivo tendinopathy model. J Orthop Res 2006, 24(3):393-400. [download]

2005 Publications

King K, Opel C, Rempel D. Cyclical articular joint loading leads to cartilage thinning and osteopontin production in a novel in vivo rabbit model of repetitive finger flexion. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2005, 13(11):971-978.

Conlon CF and Rempel DM. Upper Extremity Mononeuropathy Among Engineers. J Occup Environ Med 2005, 47:1276-1284. [download]

Nakama L, King K, Abrahamsson SO, Rempel D. Evidence of tendon microtears due to cyclical loading in an in vivo tendinopathy model. J Orthop Res 2005, 23(5):1199-1205.

Kursa K, Diao E, Latanza L, Rempel D. In vivo forces generated by finger flexor muscles do not depend on the rate of fingertip loading during an isometric task. J Biomechanics 2005, 38(11):2288-2293. [download]

Keir PJ and Rempel DM. Pathomechanics of Peripheral Nerve Loading: Evidence in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. J Hand Therapy 2005, 18(2):259-69. [download]

Asundi K, Bach J, Rempel D. Thumb force and muscle load are influenced by pipetting tasks and pipette design. Human Factors 2005, 47:67-77. [download]

Diao E, Shao F, Liebenberg E, Rempel D, Lotz J. Carpal tunnel pressure alters median nerve morphology and function in a dose-dependent manner: A rabbit model for carpal tunnel syndrome. J Orthop Res 2005, 23(1):218-223.

Dong H, Barr A, Loomer P, Rempel D. The effects of finger rest positions on hand muscle load and pinch force in simulated dental hygiene work. J Dent Educ 2005, 69(4):453-460.

2004 Publications

Schlossberg E, Morrow S, Llosa A, Mamary E, Dietrich P, Rempel D. Upper Extremity Pain and Computer Use among Engineering Graduate Students. Am J Ind Med 2004, 46(3):297-303. [download]

Rempel D and Diao E. Entrapment neuropathies: pathophysiology and pathogenesis. J Electromyography and Kinesiology 2004, 14(1): 71-75. [download]

2002 Publications

Gerard MJ, Armstrong TJ, Martin BJ, Rempel D. The effects of work place on within-participant and between-participant keying force, electromyography, and fatigue. Human Factors 2002, 44:51-61. [download]

Gerard MJ, Armstrong TJ, Rempel D, Woolley C. Short term and long term effects of enhanced auditory feedback on typing force, EMG, and comfort while typing. Applied Ergonomics 2002, 33(2): 129-138. [download]

Wahlström J, Hagberg M, Johnson PW, Svensson J, Rempel D. Influence of time pressure and verbal provocation on physical load, physiological and psychological reactions during work with computer mouse. Eu J Appl Phys 2002, 87:257-263. [download]

2001 Publications

Murthy G, Hargens AR, Lehman S, Rempel DM. Ischemia Causes Muscle Fatigue. J Orthop Res 2001, 19(3):436-440. [download]

Rempel D, Abrahamsson S-O. The effects of reduced oxygen tension on cell proliferation and matrix synthesis in synovium and tendon explants from the rabbit carpal tunnel: An experimental study in vitro. J Orthop Res 2001, 19(1):143-148. [download]

2000 Publications

Johnson PW, Hagberg M, Hjelm EW, Rempel D. Measuring and characterizing force exposures during computer mouse use. Scand J Work Environ Health 2000, 26(5):398-405.

Katz JN, Stock, SR, Evanoff BA, Rempel D, Moore JS, Franzblau A, Gray RH. Classification criteria and severity Assessment in work-associated upper extremity disorders: methods matter. Am J Ind Med 2000, 38(4):369-372. [download]

Hansson G-A, Nordander C, Asterland P, Ohlsson K, Stromberg U, Skerfving S, Rempel D. Sensitivity of trapezius electromyography to differences between work tasks––influence of gap definition and normalisation methods. J Electromyography and Kinesiology 2000, 10:103-115. [download]

Rempel D. Special Editor Introduction. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2000, 10(6), 375. [download]

1999 Publications

Gerard M, Rempel D, Martin B, Armstrong T. The effects of keyswitch stiffness on typing force, finger electromyography, and subject discomfort. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1999, 60:762-769. [download]

Rempel D, Lundborg G, Dahlin L. Pathophysiology of nerve compression syndrome: response of peripheral nerves to loading. J Bone Joint Surgery 1999, 81-A(11):1600-1610. [download]

Tittiranonda P, Burastero S, Armstrong T, Rempel D. Workplace use of an adjustable keyboard: Adjustment preferences and effect on wrist posture. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1999, 60:340-348. [download]

Keir PJ, Bach J, Rempel D. Effects of computer mouse design and task on carpal tunnel pressure. Ergonomics 1999, 42(10):1350-1360. [download]

Serina E, Tal R, Rempel D. Wrist and forearm postures and motion during typing. Ergonomics 1999, 42(7):938-951. [download]

Tittiranonda P, Rempel D, Armstrong T, Burastero S. Effect of four computer keyboards in computer users with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. Am J Ind Med 1999, 35(6):647-661. [download]

Dennerlein JT, Diao E, Mote CD, Rempel DM. In vivo finger flexor tendon force while tapping on a keyswitch. J Orthop Res, 1999, 17:178-184.

Tittiranonda P, Burastero S, Rempel D. Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among computer users. Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews 1999, 14(1):17-38. [download]

Rempel D, Tittiranonda P, Burastero S, Hudes M, So Y. Effect of keyboard keyswitch design on hand pain. J Occup and Environ Med 1999, 41(2):111-119.

1998 Publications

Keir PJ, Bach JM, Rempel DM. Effects of finger posture on carpal tunnel pressure during wrist motion. J Hand Surgery 1998, 23A:1004-1009.

Serina ER, Mockensturm E, Mote CD Jr, Rempel D. A structural model of the forced compression of the fingertip pulp. J Biomechanics 1998, 31:639-646. [download]

Rempel D, Evanoff B, Amadio PC, de Krom M, Franklin G, Franzblau A, Gray R, Gerr F, Hagberg M, Hales T, Katz JN, Pransky G. Consensus criteria for the classification of carpal tunnel syndrome in epidemiologic studies. Am J Public Health 1998, 88:1447-1451

Dennerlein JT, Diao E, Mote CD Jr., Rempel DM. Tensions of the flexor digitorum superficialis are higher than a current model predicts. J Biomechanics 1998, 31(4):295-301. [download]

Dennerlein JT, Mote Jr CD, Rempel D. Control strategies for finger movement during touch typing: The role of the extrinsic muscles during a keystroke. Experimental Brain Research 1998, 121:1-6. [download]

Keir PJ, Bach JM, Rempel DM. Fingertip loading and carpal tunnel pressure: Differences between a pinching and a pressing task. J Orthop Res 1998, 16(1):112-115.

Rempel DM, Bach J, Gordon L, Tal R. Effects of forearm pronation/supination on carpal tunnel pressure. J Hand Surgery 1998, 23(1):38-42. [download]

1997 Publications

Fenster L, Katz DF, Wyrobek AJ, Pieper C, Rempel DM, Oman D, Swan SH. Effects of psychological stress on human semen quality. J Androl 1997, 18(2):194-202.

Murthy G, Kahan NJ, Hargens AR, Rempel DM. Forearm muscle oxygenation decreases with low levels of voluntary contraction. J Orthop Res 1997, 15(4):507-511.

Serina ER, Mote CD, Rempel DM. Force response of the fingertip pulp to repeated compression: effects of loading rate, loading angle, and anthropometry. J Biomechanics 1997, 30(10):1035-1040. [download]

Rempel D, Serina E, Klinenberg E, Martin BJ, Armstrong TJ, Foulke JA, Natarajan S. The effect of keyboard keyswitch make force on applied force and finger flexor muscle activity. Ergonomics 1997, 40(8):800-808. [download]

Rempel D, Keir P, Smutz WP, Hargens A. Effects of static fingertip loading on carpal tunnel pressure. J Orthop Res 1997, 15;422-426.

Dennerlein J, Miller J, Mote CD, Rempel D. A low profile human tendon force transducer: The influence of tendon thickness on calibration. J Biomechanics 1997, 30(4):395-397. [download]

1996 Publications

Martin BJ, Armstrong TJ, Foulke JA, Natarajan S, Klinenberg E, Serina E, Rempel D. Keyboard Reaction Force and Finger Flexor Electromyograms during Computer Keyboard Work. Human Factors 1996, 38 (4):654-664. [download]

Gilad I, Lenger R, Rempel D. Upper limb postures during diamond polishing. Int J Occup and Environ Health 1996, 2:177-184.

Fraga C, Motchnik P, Wyrobek A, Rempel D, Ames B. Smoking and low antioxidant levels increase oxidative damage to sperm DNA. Mut Research 1996, 351:199-203.

Klinenberg E, So Y, Rempel D. Temperature Effects on Vibrotactile Sensitivity Threshold Measurements: Implications for Carpal Tunnel Screening Tests. J of Hand Surgery 1996, 21A:132-137.

Faucett J and Rempel D. Musculoskeletal Symptoms Related to Video Display Terminal Use: An Analysis of Objective and Subjective Exposure Estimates. Am Assoc of Occup Health Nursing Journal 1996, 44:33-39.

1995 and Earlier

Weiss ND, Gordon L, Bloom T, So Y, Rempel DM. Wrist Position of Lowest Carpal Tunnel Pressure and Implications for Splint Design. J Bone Joint Surgery 1995, 77A:1695-1699.

Smutz WP, Serina E, Bloom T, Rempel DM. A System for Evaluating the Effect of Keyboard Design on Force, Posture, Comfort, and Productivity. Ergonomics 1994, 37(10):1649-1660.

Faucett J, Rempel D. VDT-related musculoskeletal symptoms: Interactions between work posture and psychosocial work factors. Am J Ind Med 1994, 26:597-612.

Osorio AM, Ames RG, Jones JR, Rempel D, Castorina J, Estrin W, Thompson D. Carpal tunnel syndrome among grocery store workers. Am J Ind Med 1994, 25:229-245.

Rempel D, Dennerlein J, Mote CD, Armstrong T. A Method of Measuring Fingertip Loading During Keyboard Use. J Biomechanics 1994, 27(8):1101-1104. [download]

Rempel D, Manojlovic R, Levinsohn DG, Bloom T, Gordon L. The Effect of Wearing a Flexible Wrist Splint on Carpal Tunnel Pressure During Repetitive Hand Activity. J of Hand Surgery 1994, 19A:106-109. [download]

Armstrong TJ, Foulke JA, Martin BJ, Gerson J, Rempel DM. Investigation of Applied Forces in Alphanumeric Keyboard Work. Am Ind Hygiene Assoc J 1994, 55(1):30-35.

Petreas MX, Rappaport SM, Materna BL, Rempel DM. Mixed-exhaled air measurements to assess exposure to tetrachloroethylene in dry cleaners. J Exposure Analysis and Environ Epi 1992, Suppl 1:25-39.

Rempel D. Ergonomics: Prevention of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. Western J Med 1992; 156:409-410

Balmes J, Rempel D, Alexander M, Reiter R, Harrison R, Bernard B, Benner D, Cone J. Hospital Records as a Data Source for Occupational Disease Surveillance: A Feasibility Study. Am J Ind Med 1992; 21:341-351.

Rempel D, Harrison RJ, Barnhart, S. Work-related Cumulative Trauma Disorders of the Upper Extremity, JAMA 1992; 267(6):838-842. [download]

Rempel D, Jones J, Atterbury M, Balmes J. Respiratory Effects of Exposure to Shipyard Workers to Epoxy Paints. Br J Ind Med 1991; 48:783-787.

Eskenazi B, Fenster L, Hudes M, Wyrobek A, Katz D, Gerson J, Rempel D. A Study of the Effect of Perchloroethylene Exposure on the Reproductive Outcome of Wives of Dry Cleaning Workers. Am J Ind Med 1991; 20:593-600

Eskenazi B, Wyrobek A, Fenster L, Katz D, Sadler M, Lee J, Hudes M, Rempel D. A Study of the Effect of Perchloroethylene Exposure on Semen Quality in Dry Cleaning Workers. Am J Ind Med 1991; 20:575-591.

Rosenberg J, Rempel D. Biological Monitoring. State of the Art Reviews: Occup Med 1990; 5:491-498.

Rempel D. Medical Surveillance in the Workplace: Overview. State of the Art Reviews: Occup Med 1990; 5:435-438.

Blanc PD, Rempel D, Maizlish N, Hiatt P, Olson K. Occupational Illness and the Poison Control Center: Referral Patterns and Service Needs. Western Journal of Medicine 1990; 152:181-184.

Blanc PD, Rempel D, Maizlish N, Hiatt P, Olson K. Occupational Illness: Case Detection by Poison Control. Ann Intern Med 1989; 111:238-244.

Klees J, Alexander M, Rempel D, Beckett W, Rubin R, Barnhart S, Balmes J. Validation Evaluation of a Proposed NIOSH Surveillance: Case Definition for Occupational Asthma. Chest 1989; 98: (Suppl):212-215.

Rempel D. The Lead-Exposed Worker. JAMA 1989; 262(4):532-534. (also translated for French issue of JAMA).

Bush R, Schroeckenstein D, Meier-Davis S, Balmes J, and Rempel D. Soybean flour asthma: Detection of allergens by immunoblotting. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1988; 82:251-5.

Harrison R, Bellows J, Rempel D, Rudolph L, Kizer K, Jin A, Guglielmo J, Bernard B. Assessing Exposures of Health-Care Personnel to Aerosols of Ribavirin - California. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 1987; 37:560-563.