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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345685/-carbon-nanotubes-characteristic-of-the-substance-biological-effects-and-occupational-exposure-levels
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REVIEW
Anna Maria Świdwińska-Gajewska, Sławomir Czerczak
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are a diverse group of nano-objects in terms of structure, size (length, diameter), shape and characteristics. The growing interest in these structures is due to the increasing number of people working in exposure to CNTs. Occupational exposure to carbon nanotubes may occur in research laboratories, as well as in plants producing CNTs and their nanocomposites. Carbon nanotubes concentration at the emission source may reach 107 particles/cm<sup>3</sup>. These values, however, are considerably reduced after the application of adequate ventilation...
March 24, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345684/-analysis-of-changes-in-radiographic-lung-image-and-lung-ventilation-disorders-in-workers-occupationally-exposed-to-chrysotile-in-the-past
#2
Elżbieta Cwynar, Beata Świątkowska, Jarosław Tomczyk
BACKGROUND: The adverse health effects of occupational exposure to asbestos dust may occur several years after first exposure. The objective of the study was to assess the relationship between lesions in the respiratory system and the factors contributing to occupational exposure to asbestos described in the first medical examination as well as to analyze the factors responsible for the progression of these changes in further medical tests. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group comprised 591 former workers of asbestos processing plant "Gambit" in Lubawka...
March 24, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344095/early-detection-clinical-diagnosis-and-management-of-lung-disease-from-exposure-to-diacetyl
#3
Cecile S Rose
Inhalation of diacetyl-containing products is associated with risk for occupational bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) and fixed airways obstruction, particularly in workers exposed to heated liquids and powdered formulations. This review describes the occupational settings in which diacetyl-related lung disease has been reported and the clinical presentation of disease, along with an approach to diagnosis and management. The importance of early disease recognition, appropriate removal from exposure, and medical monitoring to optimize prognosis is reviewed...
March 23, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341862/follistatin-like-1-aggravates-silica-induced-mouse-lung-injury
#4
Yinshan Fang, Si Zhang, Xiaohe Li, Fangxin Jiang, Qiao Ye, Wen Ning
Occupational inhalation of dust, such as crystalline silica, for prolonged periods in the workplace leads to fibrotic lung diseases worldwide. The mechanisms underlying the diseases are unknown, so that no effective treatment exists for these conditions. We found elevated levels of follistatin like 1 (FSTL1) in serum from patients with silicosis and in lungs from silica-induced mouse model. The induced Fstl1 regulated inflammation response via activation of nod-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing 3v (NLRP3) inflammasome-mediated IL-1β production from macrophages...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339739/unabated-occupational-risk-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-pulmonary-fibrosis
#5
V K Holden, S J Kligerman, T G Hastings, S E Hines
Background: This case highlights the importance of considering hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) in the differential diagnosis of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and of obtaining an occupational history so that remediable risk factors may be identified and managed. Aims: To report a case of a chicken sexer with severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who developed progressively worsening dyspnoea and restrictive lung disease associated with pulmonary fibrosis. Methods: Clinical investigation included physical examination, occupational history, pulmonary function tests (PFTs), chest imaging and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), as well as serological tests including standard IgE bird feather mixture and local IgG precipitin preparation to chicken excrement...
February 23, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332562/new-insights-on-the-biomineralisation-process-developing-in-human-lungs-around-inhaled-asbestos-fibres
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Fabrizio Bardelli, Giulia Veronesi, Silvana Capella, Donata Bellis, Laurent Charlet, Alessia Cedola, Elena Belluso
Once penetrated into the lungs of exposed people, asbestos induces an in vivo biomineralisation process that leads to the formation of a ferruginous coating embedding the fibres. The ensemble of the fibre and the coating is referred to as asbestos body and is believed to be responsible for the high toxicological outcome of asbestos. Lung tissue of two individuals subjected to prolonged occupational exposure to crocidolite asbestos was investigated using synchrotron radiation micro-probe tools. The distribution of K and of elements heavier than Fe (Zn, Cu, As, and Ba) in the asbestos bodies was observed for the first time...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331347/environmental-triggers-and-avoidance-in-the-management-of-asthma
#7
REVIEW
Clarisse Gautier, Denis Charpin
Identifying asthma triggers forms the basis of environmental secondary prevention. These triggers may be allergenic or nonallergenic. Allergenic triggers include indoor allergens, such as house dust mites (HDMs), molds, pets, cockroaches, and rodents, and outdoor allergens, such as pollens and molds. Clinical observations provide support for the role of HDM exposure as a trigger, although avoidance studies provide conflicting results. Molds and their metabolic products are now considered to be triggers of asthma attacks...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326180/are-physicians-in-primary-health-care-able-to-recognize-pulmonary-fibrosis
#8
Minna Purokivi, Ulla Hodgson, Marjukka Myllärniemi, Eija-Riitta Salomaa, Riitta Kaarteenaho
Background: The early diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has become increasingly important due to evolving treatment options. IPF patients experience a significant delay in receiving an accurate diagnosis, thus delayed access to tertiary care is associated with higher mortality independently from disease severity. Objective: The aims were to evaluate whether there had been a delay in the referral process, and to determine whether the referring doctors had suspected IPF or other interstitial lung disease (ILD) already during the time of referral...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326173/a-systematic-review-of-occupational-exposure-to-coal-dust-and-the-risk-of-interstitial-lung-diseases
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Christiane Beer, Henrik A Kolstad, Klaus Søndergaard, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Dick Heederik, Karen E Olsen, Øyvind Omland, Edward Petsonk, Torben Sigsgaard, David L Sherson, Vivi Schlünssen
Objective: Exposure to coal dust can cause interstitial lung disease (ILD), but whether this is due to pure coal or to the contents of quartz in coal is less clear. Here, we systematically reviewed the relation between 'pure coal' and ILD. Methods: In a systematic review based on PRISMA criteria 2945 articles were identified. Strict eligibility criteria, which evaluated the 'pure coal effect', led to the inclusion of only nine studies. Results: Among these nine studies six studies indicated an independent effect of the non-quartz part of coal on the development and progression of ILD, two did not demonstrate an effect and one was inconclusive...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322628/a-critical-review-of-the-relationship-between-occupational-exposure-to-diesel-emissions-and-lung-cancer-risk
#10
Matthias Möhner, Andrea Wendt
In 2012, a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified diesel exhaust (DE) as a human carcinogen (Group 1). This decision was primarily based on the findings of the Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study (DEMS). The disparity between the results of various methodological approaches applied to the DEMS led to several critical commentaries. An expert panel was subsequently set up by the Health Effects Institute to evaluate the DEMS results, together with a large study in the trucking industry...
March 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315643/benefits-of-21-oxygen-compared-with-100-oxygen-for-delivery-of-isoflurane-to-mice-mus-musculus-and-rats-rattus-norvegicus
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Laura A Wilding, Joe A Hampel, Basma M Khoury, Stacey Kang, David Machado-Aranda, Krishnan Raghavendran, Jean A Nemzek
At research institutions, isoflurane delivered by precision vaporizer to a face mask is the standard for rodent surgery and for procedures with durations that exceed a few minutes. Pure oxygen is often used as the carrier gas for isoflurane anesthesia, despite documented complications from long-term 100% oxygen use in humans and known occupational safety risks. We therefore examined the effect of anesthetic delivery gas on physiologic variables in mice and rats. Rodents were anesthetized for 60 min with isoflurane delivered in either 21% or 100% oxygen by means of a nose cone...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306727/biodistribution-and-pet-imaging-of-pharmacokinetics-of-manganese-in-mice-using-manganese-52
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A Lake Wooten, Tolulope A Aweda, Benjamin C Lewis, Rebecca B Gross, Suzanne E Lapi
Manganese is essential to life, and humans typically absorb sufficient quantities of this element from a normal healthy diet; however, chronic, elevated ingestion or inhalation of manganese can be neurotoxic, potentially leading to manganism. Although imaging of large amounts of accumulated Mn(II) is possible by MRI, quantitative measurement of the biodistribution of manganese, particularly at the trace level, can be challenging. In this study, we produced the positron-emitting radionuclide 52Mn (t1/2 = 5.6 d) by proton bombardment (Ep<15 MeV) of chromium metal, followed by solid-phase isolation by cation-exchange chromatography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302218/-investigation-of-lung-cancer-patients-complicated-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-thoracic-surgical-department
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Rongbao Zhang, Xingyu Tan, Qing Chen, Jingan Wei, Jun Gai, Yan Wang, Ziyi Yang, Jing Li, Liyu Zhu, Zhongxian Huang, Quanying He
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is an important complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and even significantly affects the prognosis of patients with COPD. COPD also affects the postoperative complications and recurrence in patients with lung cancer. This study aims to investigate lung cancer patients complicated with COPD in thoracic surgical department. METHODS: All medical records of lung cancer patients discharged from the Department of Thoracic Surgery of People's Hospital, Peking University during January 2015 and December 2015 were reviewed, including gender, age, tobacco smoke history, harmful occupational exposure, clinic symptom, chest computed tomography (CT) scanning, postoperative pathology result report, discharged diagnosis and spirometry [All patients underwent pulmonary function test are received bronchial dilation test if the based predicted value of forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) <70%]...
March 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302109/interaction-of-cd14-haplotypes-and-soluble-cd14-on-pulmonary-function-in-agricultural-workers
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Tricia D LeVan, Lynette M Smith, Art J Heires, Ted R Mikuls, Jane L Meza, Lisa A Weissenburger-Moser, Debra J Romberger
BACKGROUND: Agricultural environments are contaminated with organic dusts containing bacterial components. Chronic inhalation of organic dusts is implicated in respiratory diseases. CD14 is a critical receptor for gram-negative lipopolysaccharide; however, its association with respiratory disease among agricultural workers is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine if serum soluble CD14 (sCD14) levels are associated with lung function among agricultural workers and if this association is modified by genetic variants in CD14...
March 16, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301273/a-cross-sectional-study-of-changes-in-markers-of-immunological-effects-and-lung-health-due-to-exposure-to-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#15
Jelle Vlaanderen, Anjoeka Pronk, Nathaniel Rothman, Allan Hildesheim, Debra Silverman, H Dean Hosgood, Suzanne Spaan, Eelco Kuijpers, Lode Godderis, Peter Hoet, Qing Lan, Roel Vermeulen
Background Multi Wall Carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are manufactured nanomaterials to which workers and the general population will be increasingly exposed in coming years. Little is known about potential human health effects of exposure to MWCNTs, but effects on the lung and the immune system have been reported in animal and mechanistic studies. Objectives We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess the association between occupational exposure to MWCNTs and effects on lung health and the immune system. Methods We assessed fifty-one immune markers and three pneumoproteins in serum, complete blood cell counts (CBC), fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO), and lung function among twenty-two workers of a MWCNT producing facility and thirty-nine age- and gender-matched, unexposed controls...
March 16, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299723/mold-and-human-health-a-reality-check
#16
REVIEW
Andrea T Borchers, Christopher Chang, M Eric Gershwin
There are possibly millions of mold species on earth. The vast majority of these mold spores live in harmony with humans, rarely causing disease. The rare species that does cause disease does so by triggering allergies or asthma, or may be involved in hypersensitivity diseases such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or allergic fungal sinusitis. Other hypersensitivity diseases include those related to occupational or domiciliary exposures to certain mold species, as in the case of Pigeon Breeder's disease, Farmer's lung, or humidifier fever...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290735/quantitative-biokinetics-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-after-intratracheal-instillation-in-rats-part-3
#17
Wolfgang G Kreyling, Uwe Holzwarth, Nadine Haberl, Jan Kozempel, Alexander Wenk, Stephanie Hirn, Carsten Schleh, Martin Schäffler, Jens Lipka, Manuela Semmler-Behnke, Neil Gibson
The biokinetics of a size-selected fraction (70nm median size) of commercially available and (48)V-radiolabeled [(48)V]TiO2 nanoparticles has been investigated in healthy adult female Wistar-Kyoto rats at retention time-points of 1h, 4h, 24h, 7d and 28d after intratracheal instillation of a single dose of an aqueous [(48)V]TiO2-nanoparticle suspension. A completely balanced quantitative biodistribution in all organs and tissues was obtained by applying typical [(48)V]TiO2-nanoparticle doses in the range of 40-240 μg·kg(-1) bodyweight and making use of the high sensitivity of the radiotracer technique...
March 14, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288138/muc1-c-integrates-pd-l1-induction-with-repression-of-immune-effectors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
A Bouillez, H Rajabi, C Jin, M Samur, A Tagde, M Alam, M Hiraki, T Maeda, X Hu, D Adeegbe, S Kharbanda, K-K Wong, D Kufe
Immunotherapeutic approaches, particularly programmed death 1/programmed death ligand 1 (PD-1/PD-L1) blockade, have improved the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), supporting the premise that evasion of immune destruction is of importance for NSCLC progression. However, the signals responsible for upregulation of PD-L1 in NSCLC cells and whether they are integrated with the regulation of other immune-related genes are not known. Mucin 1 (MUC1) is aberrantly overexpressed in NSCLC, activates the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) p65ZEB1 pathway and confers a poor prognosis...
March 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286422/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-a-complex-lung-disease
#19
REVIEW
Gian Galeazzo Riario Sforza, Androula Marinou
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), also called extrinsic allergic alveolitis, is a respiratory syndrome involving the lung parenchyma and specifically the alveoli, terminal bronchioli, and alveolar interstitium, due to a delayed allergic reaction. Such reaction is secondary to a repeated and prolonged inhalation of different types of organic dusts or other substances to which the patient is sensitized and hyper responsive, primarily consisting of organic dusts of animal or vegetable origin, more rarely from chemicals...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277982/mapping-differential-cellular-protein-response-of-mouse-alveolar-epithelial-cells-to-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-as-a-function-of-atomic-layer-deposition-coating
#20
Gina M Hilton, Alexia J Taylor, Salik Hussain, Erinn C Dandley, Emily H Griffith, Stavros Garantziotis, Gregory N Parsons, James C Bonner, Michael S Bereman
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a prototypical engineered nanomaterial, have been increasingly manufactured for a variety of novel applications over the past two decades. However, since CNTs possess fiber-like shape and cause pulmonary fibrosis in rodents, there is concern that mass production of CNTs will lead to occupational exposure and associated pulmonary diseases. The aim of this study was to use contemporary proteomics to investigate the mechanisms of cellular response in E10 mouse alveolar epithelial cells in vitro after exposure to multi-walled CNTs (MWCNTs) that were functionalized by atomic layer deposition (ALD)...
March 13, 2017: Nanotoxicology
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