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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882099/correlations-of-smoking-with-cumulative-total-dust-exposure-and-cumulative-abnormal-rate-of-pulmonary-function-in-coal-mine-workers
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Qing-Zeng Qian, Xiang-Ke Cao, Fu-Hai Shen, Qian Wang
The present study aimed to investigate the correlation of smoking with cumulative total dust exposure (CTE) and cumulative abnormal rate of pulmonary function in coal-mine workers. A total of 376 coal-mine workers were recruited as the observational group, while 179 healthy workers in other industries were selected as the control group. All the workers underwent pulmonary function testing to determine their forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and FEV1/FVC, in order to compare the abnormal pulmonary function between the two groups...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833748/respiratory-illness-and-air-pollution-from-the-steel-industry-the-case-of-piqui%C3%A3-de-baixo-brazil-preliminary-report
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Carla Valenti, Paolo Pozzi, Alessandra Busia, Roberto Mazza, Paolo Bossi, Cinzia De Marco, Ario Alberto Ruprecht, Alessandro Borgini, Roberto Boffi
BACKGROUND: This report is based on an independent study carried out by medical professionals of the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (National Cancer Institute) in Milan, Italy, and  aimed to assess the incidence of respiratory diseases in a Brazilian community (Piquiá de Baixo, in the city of Açailandia) exposed to extreme air pollution in connection to a local steel manufacturing plant. The study has the objective to contribute to the existing literature on the health risks associated with fine particle pollution (PM2...
2016: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747913/pet-groomer-s-lung-a-novel-occupation-related-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-related-to-pyrethrin-exposure-in-a-pet-groomer
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Chan Yeu Pu, Mohamed Rizwan Haroon Al Rasheed, Marin Sekosan, Vibhu Sharma
A 61-year-old man was evaluated for a 2 month history of cough and dyspnea without relevant exposures other than pyrethrin containing insecticidal sprays he used while grooming dogs almost daily. High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) of the chest demonstrated a Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP) pattern. Pulmonary function testing revealed an isolated mildly reduced diffusion capacity. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) results confirmed the presence of foamy histiocytes, lymphocytes, and polymorphonuclear cells consistent with ongoing exposure...
October 17, 2016: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596161/chest-electrical-impedance-tomography-examination-data-analysis-terminology-clinical-use-and-recommendations-consensus-statement-of-the-translational-eit-development-study-group
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Inéz Frerichs, Marcelo B P Amato, Anton H van Kaam, David G Tingay, Zhanqi Zhao, Bartłomiej Grychtol, Marc Bodenstein, Hervé Gagnon, Stephan H Böhm, Eckhard Teschner, Ola Stenqvist, Tommaso Mauri, Vinicius Torsani, Luigi Camporota, Andreas Schibler, Gerhard K Wolf, Diederik Gommers, Steffen Leonhardt, Andy Adler
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) has undergone 30 years of development. Functional chest examinations with this technology are considered clinically relevant, especially for monitoring regional lung ventilation in mechanically ventilated patients and for regional pulmonary function testing in patients with chronic lung diseases. As EIT becomes an established medical technology, it requires consensus examination, nomenclature, data analysis and interpretation schemes. Such consensus is needed to compare, understand and reproduce study findings from and among different research groups, to enable large clinical trials and, ultimately, routine clinical use...
September 5, 2016: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27427126/cross-sectional-study-on-the-endotoxin-exposure-and-lung-function-impairment-in-the-workers-of-textile-industry-near-lahore-pakistan
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Nadia Ghani, Anum Khalid, Arifa Tahir
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of airborne endotoxin on lung function impairment in exposure-response relationships among the workers of textile industry. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted at Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan, from January to August 2014, and comprised textile mill workers. The participants were divided into exposed and control groups. A questionnaire was used to ask workers about the potential adverse health effects of their occupation...
July 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27112719/pulmonary-functions-oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-in-workers-of-a-copper-processing-industry
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S Kumar, F Khaliq, S Singh, R Ahmed, R Kumar, P S Deshmukh, B D Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposure to excessive level of copper results in many adverse health effects. OBJECTIVE: To measure pulmonary function, oxidative stress, and extent of DNA damage in workers of a copper processing industry. METHODS: 30 men working in a copper processing industry and 30 men matched for age and socioeconomic status (comparison group) were included in this study. Pulmonary function test parameters were measured for all participants...
April 2016: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27064981/effect-of-time-of-exposure-to-environmental-risk-on-the-lung-function-of-foundry-workers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mônica Vasconcelos de Moraes, Rosimeire Simprini Padula, Rosane Andrea Bretas Bernardes, Alexandher Negreiros, Luciana Dias Chiavegato
[Purpose] This cross-sectional study aimed to compare foundry workers of the metallurgical industry with high and low exposure time and with a control group. [Subject and Methods] The workers were evaluated for pulmonary function and peak expiratory flow (PEF), respiratory symptoms, smoking habits, and physical activity level. Descriptive statistical analysis and ANOVA one-way test were used. [Results] The mean age was 33.9 ± 8.25 years (18-59), pulmonary function: FVC: 95 ± 18% of predicted, FEV1: 95.0 ± 15...
January 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26832923/socioeconomic-status-is-associated-with-reduced-lung-function-in-china-an-analysis-from-a-large-cross-sectional-study-in-shanghai
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Adam W Gaffney, Jing-qing Hang, Mi-Sun Lee, Li Su, Feng-ying Zhang, David C Christiani
BACKGROUND: An inverse association between socioeconomic status and pulmonary function has emerged in many studies. However, the mediating factors in this relationship are poorly understood, and might be expected to differ between countries. We sought to investigate the relationship between socioeconomic status and lung function in China, a rapidly industrializing nation with unique environmental challenges, and to identify potentially-modifiable environmental mediators. METHODS: We used data from the Shanghai Putuo Study, a cross-sectional study performed in Shanghai, China...
2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26619347/virulence-attributes-and-host-response-assays-for-determining-pathogenic-potential-of-pseudomonas-strains-used-in-biotechnology
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Azam F Tayabali, Gordon Coleman, Kathy C Nguyen
Pseudomonas species are opportunistically pathogenic to humans, yet closely related species are used in biotechnology applications. In order to screen for the pathogenic potential of strains considered for biotechnology applications, several Pseudomonas strains (P.aeruginosa (Pa), P.fluorescens (Pf), P.putida (Pp), P.stutzeri (Ps)) were compared using functional virulence and toxicity assays. Most Pa strains and Ps grew at temperatures between 28°C and 42°C. However, Pf and Pp strains were the most antibiotic resistant, with ciprofloxacin and colistin being the most effective of those tested...
2015: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26536964/a-study-on-respiratory-problems-and-pulmonary-function-indexes-among-cement-industry-workers-in-mashhad-iran
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Ehsan Rafeemanesh, Ashkan Alizadeh, Lahya Afshari Saleh, Hosein Zakeri
BACKGROUND: The respiratory system is the most vulnerable system in the cement industry. This study was conducted to determine the effects of occupational exposure to cement dust on the respiratory system more thoroughly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this cross sectional study an interviewer-administered questionnaire on socio-demographic characteristics and respiratory symptoms was completed and pulmonary function tests were carried out on 100 exposed and 120 non-exposed workers at the cement factory in Mashhad, Iran...
2015: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26411661/respiratory-symptoms-and-pulmonary-function-tests-among-galvanized-workers-exposed-to-zinc-oxide
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Omid Aminian, Hamidreza Zeinodin, Khosro Sadeghniiat-Haghighi, Nazanin Izadi
BACKGROUND: Galvanization is the process of coating steel or cast iron pieces with a thin layer of zinc allowing protection against corrosion. One of the important hazards in this industry is exposure to zinc compounds specially zinc oxide fumes and dusts. In this study, we evaluated chronic effects of zinc oxide on the respiratory tract of galvanizers. METHODS: Overall, 188 workers were selected from Arak galvanization plant in 2012, 71 galvanizers as exposed group and 117 workers from other departments of plants as control group...
2015: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25859312/relationship-between-prohormone-brain-natriuretic-peptide-nt-probnp-level-and-severity-of-pulmonary-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-congestive-heart-failure
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Masoud Nazemiyeh, Akbar Sharifi, Farhad Amiran, Leili Pourafkari, Mohammadreza Taban Sadeghi, Hossein Namdar, Mohsen Abbasnezhad
INTRODUCTION: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a common disease and its prevalence is increasing in industrialized countries. NT-proBNP measurement is an established diagnostic test for diagnosis of CHF in patients who present to emergency room with acute dyspnea. The primary object of this study was to determine the relationship between levels of brain natriuretic peptide precursor and severity of lung function impairment in patients with chronic CHF. METHODS: This cross-sectional and analytical study that performed in Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences on 95 patients with chronic heart failure, and relation between NT-proBNP levels and pulmonary function parameters were examined...
2015: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25598616/a-study-of-respiratory-function-among-the-workers-engaged-in-ginning-processes
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Asim Saha, Pankaj B Doctor, Lakho J Bhagia, Prabhat K Majumdar, Bhupendra D Patel
BACKGROUND: Known respiratory health effects of exposure to cotton dust are mainly altered pulmonary function findings and symptom of chest tightness. A number of studies have been carried out all over the world to enumerate and evaluate the health effects of cotton dust exposed workers in different processes. However, such studies carried out in ginning industry especially in Indian context are scanty. OBJECTIVES: This study was initiated to explore occupational and morbidity details and respiratory functional status of the exposed workers as well as to investigate across the working shift pulmonary function changes...
September 2014: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25568580/telemetric-detection-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-investigation-of-quality-of-life-for-people-working-in-shipbuilding-industry
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Agoritsa Koulouri, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Chryssi Hatzoglou, Zoe Roupa
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has a significant impact on quality of life-related health. AIM: It was the detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by using telemetric methods and the investigation of the quality of life for people working in Shipbuilding Industry compared with a control group. METHODS: A group of one hundred men working in the shipbuilding industry aged 51.8 ± 8.2 years old and a control group of one hundred men of the general population aged 51...
October 2014: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25509960/pulmonary-function-parameters-in-workers-of-woolen-industry
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Ritu Purohit, Hem Lata, Lily Walia, Jagdeep Whig
There is an increase in proportion of workers suffering from occupational diseases. In occupational respiratory diseases, pulmonary function tests are the most important and widely used diagnostic tool. Limited studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of wool dust on pulmonary function parameters. Hence, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the pulmonary function parameters in workers of woolen industry. This study was done on 150 subjects of either gender who were divided into two groups of 75 each...
April 2014: Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25379305/angora-wool-asthma-in-textile-industry
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Pietro Sartorelli, Riccardo Romeo, Giuseppina Coppola, Roberta Nuti, Valentina Paolucci
Up to now the exposures to hair and skin derivatives of animals have not yet been the subject of systematic studies. The observation of a clinical case has provided the opportunity for a review of the literature. The inpatient was a 49-year-old man, a carder in a textile factory, exposed to angora wool. He noticed the appearance of dyspnea during working hours. There was no eosinophilia in blood, and the results of pulmonary function tests were normal. The nonspecific bronchial provocation test with methacholine demonstrated an abnormal bronchial reactivity...
2012: Case Reports in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25114428/occupational-health-surveillance-pulmonary-function-testing-in-emergency-responders
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James D McCluskey, Stephen C Harbison, Giffe T Johnson, Ping Xu, Steve Morris, Jay Wolfson, Raymond D Harbison
Emergency responders may be exposed to a variety of fumes, gases, and particulates during the course of their job that can affect pulmonary function (PF) and require the use of respiratory protection. This investigation used occupational health monitoring examination data to characterize PF in a population currently employed as emergency responders. PF tests for workers who required health examinations to ensure fitness for continued respirator use were compared to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III Raw Spirometry database to determine if decreased PF was associated with employment as an emergency responder...
July 2014: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25006310/a-study-on-morbidity-among-automobile-service-and-repair-workers-in-an-urban-area-of-south-india
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Mathew Philip, Reginald G Alex, Soumya S Sunny, Anand Alwan, Deepak Guzzula, Rajan Srinivasan
INTRODUCTION: Service sector in Indian industrial growth has obtained significant numbers. Automobile service industry is one of the largest in the world with a majority of the workers in unorganized sector of the industry. This study was carried out among auto service industry workers in Vellore urban area to assess possible occupation related morbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional observation study was carried out among 106 automobile repair shop workers...
January 2014: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24939315/efficacy-of-jian-ganle-versus-hugan-pian-glucuronolactone-and-reduced-glutathione-in-prevention-of-antituberculosis-drug-induced-liver-injury
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Quan Zhang, Fang-ying Zhong, Meng Wu, Xin-ping Zhang
Evidence-based medicine is advocated by WHO and adopted by developed countries for many years. In China, however, the selection of essential medicine and various medical insurance reimbursement schemes medicine is usually based on experts' experience of prescription practice which is under heavy critics resulting from the lack of related comparative efficacy and evidence-based research. The efficacy of Jian'ganle in prevention of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) caused by antituberculotics was evaluated in this study by comparison with Hugan Pian, glucuronolactone and reduced glutathione...
June 2014: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24856577/a-novel-alternative-to-environmental-monitoring-to-detect-workers-at-risk-for-beryllium-exposure-related-health-effects
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Elizabeth Fireman, Yehuda Lerman, Moshe Stark, Asher Pardo, Yehuda Schwarz, Michael V Van Dyke, Jill Elliot, Briana Barkes, Lee Newman, Lisa Maier
The purpose of this study was to describe a methodology for surveillance and monitoring of beryllium exposure using biological monitoring to complement environmental monitoring. Eighty-three Israeli dental technicians (mean age 41.6 ± 1.36 years) and 80 American nuclear machining workers (54.9 ± 1.21 years) were enrolled. Biological monitoring was carried out by analyzing particle size (laser technique) and shape (image analysis) in 131/163 (80.3%) induced sputum samples (Dipa Analyser, Donner Tech, Or Aquiva, Israel)...
2014: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
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