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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642672/multifocal-osteonecrosis-secondary-to-occupational-exposure-to-aluminum
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Jorge Henrique Assunção, Eduardo Angeli Malavolta, Mauro Emilio Conforto Gracitelli, Renée Zon Filippi, Arnaldo Amado Ferreira
Multifocal osteonecrosis is a rare disease; chronic use of corticosteroids is considered the main risk factor. Patients with chronic renal failure can develop aluminum toxicity, which can lead to osteomalacia and encephalopathy. An association between osteonecrosis and aluminum toxicity has been reported among patients with dialytic renal insufficiency. Occupational exposure to aluminum rarely causes lung disease and no cases of bone lesions resulting from exposure to this metal have been reported. In this manuscript, we describe a novel case of a patient with multifocal osteonecrosis associated with chronic occupational exposure to aluminum...
May 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641716/the-effects-of-pleural-plaques-on-longitudinal-lung-function-in-vermiculite-miners-of-libby-montana
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Kathleen A Clark, J Jay Flynn, Wilfried J J Karmaus, Lawrence C Mohr
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to assess associations of pleural plaques (PP) and longitudinal lung function in vermiculite miners of Libby, Montana who are occupationally exposed to asbestos. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) was used to identify asbestos-related findings in former Libby vermiculite miners. We investigated annual lung function decline in miners with PP only and compared them to miners with normal HRCT findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HRCTs from 128 miners were categorized into the following 4 diagnostic groups: (1) normal computed tomography scan (n = 9); (2) PP only (n = 72); (3) PP and interstitial fibrosis (n = 26) and (4) additional HRCT abnormalities (n = 21) such as rounded atelectasis, diffuse pleural thickening, pleural effusions or pulmonary nodules or tumor >1cm in diameter...
June 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639976/re-occupational-diesel-exposure-duration-of-employment-and-lung-cancer-an-application-of-the-parametric-g-formula
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Matthias Möhner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638572/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-an-overlooked-cause-of-cough-and-dyspnea
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Ryan S D'souza, Anthony Donato
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immune-mediated pulmonary disorder involving inflammation of the lung interstitium, terminal bronchioles, and alveoli caused by the immune response to the inhalation of an offending environmental airborne agent. It can manifest as exertional dyspnea, fatigue, weight loss, and progressive respiratory failure if left untreated. Because of its protean features, it can be misdiagnosed as other common obstructive lung conditions such as asthma. If triggers are not avoided, it can progress to irreversible pulmonary fibrosis...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638425/the-effect-of-wood-aerosols-and-bioaerosols-on-the-respiratory-systems-of-wood-manufacturing-industry-workers-in-golestan-province
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Phateme Badirdast, Mansour Rezazadeh Azari, Soussan Salehpour, Ali Ghadjari, Soheila Khodakarim, Davod Panahi, Moslem Fadaei, Abolfazl Rahimi
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposure to dust leads to acute and chronic respiratory diseases, occupational asthma, and depressed lung function. In the light of a lack of comprehensive studies on the exposure of Iranian workers to wood dusts, the objective of this study was to monitor the occupational exposure to wood dust and bioaerosol, and their correlation with the lung function parameters in chipboard manufacturing industry workers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on chipboard workers in Golestan Province; a total of 150 men (100 exposed cases and 50 controls) were assessed...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637328/diesel-engine-exhaust-basis-for-occupational-exposure-limit-value
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Piia Taxell, Tiina Santonen
Diesel engines are widely used in transport and power supply, making occupational exposure to diesel exhaust common. Both human and animal studies associate exposure to diesel exhaust with inflammatory lung effects, cardiovascular effects, and an increased risk of lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has evaluated diesel exhaust as carcinogenic to humans. Yet national or regional limit values for controlling occupational exposure to diesel exhaust are rare. In recent decades, stricter emission regulations have led to diesel technologies evolving significantly, resulting in changes in exhaust emissions and composition...
June 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627154/-mortality-study-in-a-cohort-of-workers-employed-in-the-hot-working-processing-of-plastics-and-rubber
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Alberto Gerosa, Corrado Scarnato, Bruno Marchesini, Evi Ietri, Venere Leda Mara Pavone
OBJECTIVES: to study mortality rates among workers in companies manufacturing thermoplastic and rubber articles (excluding tyres). DESIGN: cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: the cohort includes 4,543 workers employed up to 2000 in 131 companies in the Province of Bologna (Emilia-Romagna Region, Northern Italy) exposed to emissions from hot processing of plastics (3,937) and rubber (606). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: general- and cause-specific Standardized Mortality Rates (SMR), with 95% confidence intervals; entire reference population resides in the Emilia-Romagna Region...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625648/contrasting-temporal-trends-in-lung-cancer-incidence-by-socioeconomic-status-among-women-in-new-south-wales-australia-1985-2009
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Xue Qin Yu, Qingwei Luo, Clare Kahn, Paul Grogan, Dianne L O'Connell, Ahmedin Jemal
OBJECTIVE: We examined long-term trends in lung cancer incidence for women by socioeconomic groups in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. METHODS: Data on lung cancer incidence for women were extracted from the NSW Cancer Registry database. We divided the study cohort into five quintiles according to an area-based index of education and occupation (IEO) and calculated annual age-standardised incidence rates by IEO quintile for the period 1985-2009. The age-standardised incidence ratio (SIR) was estimated for IEO quintiles and 5-year period of diagnosis using the highest IEO quintile as the reference...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624338/heart-transplant-centers-with-multidisciplinary-team-show-a-higher-level-of-chronic-illness-management-findings-from-the-international-bright-study
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Maan Isabella Cajita, Eva Baumgartner, Lut Berben, Kris Denhaerynck, Remon Helmy, Sandra Schönfeld, Gabriele Berger, Christine Vetter, Fabienne Dobbels, Cynthia L Russell, Sabina De Geest
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to: (1) explore the proportion of HTx centers that have a multidisciplinary team and (2) assess the relationship between multidisciplinarity and the level of chronic illness management (CIM). BACKGROUND: The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) recommends a multidisciplinary approach in heart transplant (HTx) follow-up care but little is known regarding the proportion of HTx centers that meet this recommendation and the impact on patient care...
June 14, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614923/-serum-levels-of-periostin-and-their-influencing-factors-in-the-beta-lactam-antibiotic-enterprise-workers
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S S Gao, Z S Song, Q Jia, X Li, C L Li, X W Chen, C B Zheng
Objective: To observe serum levels of periostin, ECP, IgE in the antibiotic enterprise workers, and study the role of periostin, ECP, IgE in the development of allergic inflammation. Methods: 90 cases with asthma or rhinitis were enrolled as disease group, another 117 workers exposed to 7-ACA、6-APA dust without suffering from allergic illness, are chosen as group of dust exposed, and 192 healthy workers who didn't contact dust were chosen as control group. Questionnaires were used to learn their basic information...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609218/lung-function-measures-following-simulated-wildland-firefighter-exposures
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Matthew D Ferguson, Erin O Semmens, Emily Weiler, Joe Domitrovich, Mary French, Christopher Migliaccio, Charles Palmer, Charles Dumke, Tony Ward
Across the world, biomass smoke is a major source of air pollution and is linked with a variety of adverse health effects. This is particularly true in the western US where wood smoke from wildland forest fires are a significant source of PM2.5. Wildland firefighters are impacted as they experience elevated PM2.5 concentrations over extended periods of time, often occurring during physical exertion. Various epidemiological studies have investigated wood smoke impacts on human health, including occupational field exposures experienced by wildland firefighters...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599267/human-cyp2a13-and-cyp2f1-mediate-naphthalene-toxicity-in-the-lung-and-nasal-mucosa-of-cyp2a13-2f1-humanized-mice
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BACKGROUND: The potential carcinogenicity of naphthalene (NA), a ubiquitous environmental pollutant, in human respiratory tract is a subject of intense debate. Chief among the uncertainties in risk assessment for NA is whether human lung CYP2A13 and CYP2F1 can mediate NA's respiratory tract toxicity. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the in vivo function of CYP2A13 and CYP2F1 in NA bioactivation and NA-induced respiratory tract toxicity in mouse models. METHODS: Rates of microsomal NA bioactivation and the effects of an anti-CYP2A antibody were determined for lung and nasal olfactory mucosa (OM) from Cyp2abfgs-null, CYP2A13-humanized, and CYP2A13/2F1-humanized mice...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598931/distinct-clinical-phenotypes-of-occupational-asthma-due-to-diisocyanates
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Paola Mason, Maria Cristina Scarpa, Filippo Liviero, Gabriella Guarnieri, Piero Maestrelli
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether diisocyanate occupational asthma represents a unique phenotype. METHODS: We studied 187 patients with diagnosis of asthma due to diisocyanates confirmed by a positive specific inhalation challenge. The simplified algorithm from severe asthma research program (SARP) (Moore et al, 2010) was applied to classify patients into five clusters. RESULTS: Our patients were allocated in three of the five clusters described in common asthma, since the most severe Clusters (4 and 5) were not represented...
June 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592098/-the-effect-of-short-term-exposure-to-ambient-no-2-on-lung-function-and-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-33-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
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J Shan, Y Ni, W Dong, J H Xu, L Pan, H Y Li, X Yang, S W Wu, Y H Chen, F R Deng, X B Guo
Objectives: To investigate the effect of short-term exposure to ambient NO(2) has influence on lung function and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Methods: A panel of doctor-diagnosed stable COPD patients (n=33) were recruited and repeatedly measured for lung function and FeNO from December 2013 to October 2014. The patients who lived in Beijing for more than one year and aged between 60 and 85 years old were included in the study. We excluded patients with asthma, bronchial tensor, lung cancer and other respiratory disorders other than chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and occupational exposure and chest trauma surgery patients...
June 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588347/glycoprotein-ykl-40-levels-in-plasma-are-associated-with-fibrotic-changes-on-hrct-in-asbestos-exposed-subjects
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Tuija Väänänen, Lauri Lehtimäki, Katriina Vuolteenaho, Mari Hämäläinen, Panu Oksa, Tuula Vierikko, Ritva Järvenpää, Jukka Uitti, Hannu Kankaanranta, Eeva Moilanen
YKL-40 is a chitinase-like glycoprotein produced by alternatively activated macrophages that are associated with wound healing and fibrosis. Asbestosis is a chronic asbestos-induced lung disease, in which injury of epithelial cells and activation of alveolar macrophages lead to enhanced collagen production and fibrosis. We studied if YKL-40 is related to inflammation, fibrosis, and/or lung function in subjects exposed to asbestosis. Venous blood samples were collected from 85 men with moderate or heavy occupational asbestos exposure and from 28 healthy, age-matched controls...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585123/occupational-exposure-to-diesel-motor-exhaust-and-risk-of-lung-cancer-by-histological-subtype-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-swedish-men
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Anna Ilar, Nils Plato, Marie Lewné, Göran Pershagen, Per Gustavsson
We investigated occupational exposure to diesel motor exhaust (DME) and the risk of lung cancer by histological subtype among men, using elemental carbon (EC) as a marker of DME exposure. 993 cases and 2359 controls frequency-matched on age and year of study inclusion were analyzed by unconditional logistic regression in this Swedish case-control study. Work and smoking histories were collected by a questionnaire and telephone interviews. DME was assessed by a job-exposure matrix. We adjusted for age, year of study inclusion, smoking, occupational exposure to asbestos and combustion products (other than motor exhaust), residential exposure to radon and exposure to air pollution from road traffic...
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584334/-nanogold-biological-effects-and-occupational-exposure-levels
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Anna Maria Świdwińska-Gajewska, Sławomir Czerczak
Nanogold has different properties and biological activity compared to metallic gold. It can be applied in many fields, such as medicine, laboratory diagnostics and electronics. Studies on laboratory animals show that nanogold can be absorbed by inhalation and ingestion. It can penetrate deep into the epidermis and dermis, but there is no evidence that it is absorbed through the skin. Gold nanoobjects accumulate mainly in the liver and spleen, but they can also reach other internal organs. Nanogold can cross the blood-brain and blood-placenta barriers...
May 9, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584312/occupational-exposure-to-radon-for-underground-tourist-routes-in-poland-doses-to-lung-and-the-risk-of-developing-lung-cancer
#18
Katarzyna Walczak, Jerzy Olszewski, Piotr Politański, Marek Zmyślony
OBJECTIVES: Radon concentrations for 31 Polish underground tourist routes were analyzed. The equivalent dose to the lung, the effective dose and the relative risk were calculated for employees of the analyzed routes on the grounds of information on radon concentrations, work time, etc. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The relative risk for lung cancers was calculated using the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VI Committee model. Equivalent doses to the lungs of workers were determined using the coefficients calculated by the Kendall and Smith...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575113/explaining-ethnic-disparities-in-lung-function-among-young-adults-a-pilot-investigation
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Neil J Saad, Jaymini Patel, Cosetta Minelli, Peter G J Burney
BACKGROUND: Ethnic disparities in lung function have been linked mainly to anthropometric factors but have not been fully explained. We conducted a cross-sectional pilot study to investigate how best to study ethnic differences in lung function in young adults and evaluate whether these could be explained by birth weight and socio-economic factors. METHODS: We recruited 112 university students of White and South Asian British ethnicity, measured post-bronchodilator lung function, obtained information on respiratory symptoms and socio-economic factors through questionnaires, and acquired birth weight through data linkage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574730/physical-activity-behavior-after-a-diagnosis-of-lung-cancer-differs-between-countries
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Jun Ni, Linda Denehy, Jian Feng, Liqin Xu, Yi Wu, Catherine L Granger
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity (PA) is important in lung cancer. OBJECTIVES: To investigate PA levels and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with lung cancer in China and compare this to a similar cohort in Australia. METHODS: Prospective cohort study. 71 patients from China (group CH) and 90 patients from Australia (group AU) with newly diagnosed lung cancer. Questionnaires assessed self-reported PA levels and HRQoL at baseline (diagnosis) and 8 weeks...
March 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
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