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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844669/polymorphisms-in-autophagy-related-genes-and-the-coal-workers-pneumoconiosis-in-a-chinese-population
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Jiali Yuan, Ruhui Han, Ayaaba Esther, Qiuyun Wu, Jingjin Yang, Weiwen Yan, Xiaoming Ji, Yi Liu, Yan Li, Wenxi Yao, Chunhui Ni
Autophagy is an evolutionary conserved intracellular degradation/recycling system that is essential for cellular homeostasis. Dysregulation of this process leads to a number of disorders, including pulmonary fibrosis. However, the genetic association between singe nucleotide polymorphisms of autophagy related genes (ATGs) and the risk of coal workers' pneumoconiosis has not been reported yet. Total of 7 SNPs in ATGs (ATG16, ATG12, ATG5, ATG10) were investigated for their roles in CWP by a case-control study which including 705 CWP patients and 703 control subjects...
October 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801410/radiographic-features-of-importance-in-the-national-institute-for-occupational-safety-and-health-administered-coal-workers-health-surveillance-program-characterising-the-use-of-the-other-symbols
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Cara N Halldin, Janet M Hale, David J Blackley, A Scott Laney
OBJECTIVE: The National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health-administered Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP) provides radiographic pneumoconiosis screening for US coal miners. Radiographs are classified by readers according to International Labour Office criteria. In addition to pneumoconiotic parenchymal and pleural lung abnormalities, readers document radiographic features of importance (other symbols). Other symbols are not meant to imply a diagnosis or interpretation but are relevant as they provide information beyond a pneumoconiosis classification for features related to dust exposure and other aetiologies...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766124/human-lung-injury-following-exposure-to-humic-substances-and-humic-like-substances
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REVIEW
Andrew J Ghio, Michael C Madden
Among the myriad particles the human respiratory tract is exposed to, a significant number are distinctive in that they include humic substances (HS) and humic-like substances (HULIS) as organic components. HS are heterogeneous, amorphous, organic materials which are ubiquitous occurring in all terrestrial and aqueous environments. HULIS are a complex class of organic, macromolecular compounds initially extracted from atmospheric aerosol particles which share some features with HS including an aromatic, polyacidic nature...
August 1, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698398/tnfr-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-regulates-apoptosis-of-alveolar-macrophages-in-coal-workers-pneumoconiosis
#4
Qing-Zeng Qian, Xiang-Ke Cao, Hai-Yan Liu, Guo-Ying Zheng, Qing-Qiang Qian, Fu-Hai Shen
We explored the role of TNFR/TNF-α signalingin apoptosis among alveolar macrophages (AM) and its relevance to the development of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). Purified alveolar macrophages (AMs) were prepared from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid harvested from 366 CWP patients and 120 healthy subjects enrolled inthe study. The purified AMs were then divided into control, SOD, anti-TNFR, TNFR and NFkB inhibitor groups and analyzed for apoptosis usingflow cytometry (sub-diploid peak) and western blotting (Bcl-2, Caspase-3 and Caspase-8 expression)...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689212/coal-mine-dust-desquamative-chronic-interstitial-pneumonia-a-precursor-of-dust-related-diffuse-fibrosis-and-of-emphysema
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Tomislav M Jelic, Oscar C Estalilla, Phyllis R Sawyer-Kaplan, Milton J Plata, Jeremy T Powers, Mary Emmett, John T Kuenstner
BACKGROUND: Diseases associated with coal mine dust continue to affect coal miners. Elucidation of initial pathological changes as a precursor of coal dust-related diffuse fibrosis and emphysema, may have a role in treatment and prevention. OBJECTIVE: To identify the precursor of dust-related diffuse fibrosis and emphysema. METHODS: Birefringent silica/silicate particles were counted by standard microscope under polarized light in the alveolar macrophages and fibrous tissue in 25 consecutive autopsy cases of complicated coal worker's pneumoconiosis and in 21 patients with tobacco-related respiratory bronchiolitis...
July 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598937/increasing-severity-of-pneumoconiosis-among-younger-former-us-coal-miners-working-exclusively-under-modern-dust-control-regulations
#6
Judith M Graber, Gerald Harris, Kirsten S Almberg, Cecile S Rose, Edward L Petsonk, Robert A Cohen
BACKGROUND: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) steadily declined among US miners following dust control regulations in 1970. In 2000, severe forms of this disease reemerged among young miners, and are well described among working-but not former-miners. METHODS: Black lung benefits program (BLBP) data (2001 to 2013) were used to estimate respiratory disease burden among former miners including: (1) CWP (simple; advanced CWP, and progressive massive fibrosis [CWP/PMF]); and (2) respiratory impairment (FEV1 percent reference: mild, moderate, ≥moderately-severe)...
June 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514304/diagnostic-and-clinical-application-value-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-for-progressive-massive-fibrosis-of-coal-worker-pneumoconiosis-case-reports
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Lansheng Zhang, Chun Wang, Qiuyue Yan, Tao Zhang, Zhengxiang Han, Guan Jiang
RATIONALE: Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we diagnosed pneumoconiosis by identifying the content and distribution of hydrogen protons in the water molecules in different tissues and lesions. PATIENT CONCERNS: 25 cases of CWP patients with progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) lesions. DIAGNOSES: Patients were correctly diagnosed, with one case each of Phase I and II pneumoconiosis and 23 cases of Phase III pneumoconiosis. INTERVENTIONS: None...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497853/respiratory-morbidity-among-u-s-coal-miners-in-states-outside-of-central-appalachia
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Laura E Reynolds, David J Blackley, Anthony S Laney, Cara N Halldin
BACKGROUND: Recent NIOSH publications have focused on the respiratory health of coal miners in central Appalachia, yet 57% of U.S. coal miners work in other regions. We characterized respiratory morbidity in coal miners from these regions. METHODS: Active coal miners working outside of central Appalachia who received chest radiographs and/or spirometry during 2005-2015 were included. Chest radiographs were classified according to International Labour Office standards and spirometry was interpreted using the American Thoracic Society guidelines...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481235/survival-analysis-of-coal-workers-pneumoconiosis-cwp-patients-in-a-state-owned-mine-in-the-east-of-china-from-1963-to-2014
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Lei Han, Qianqian Gao, Jingjin Yang, Qiuyun Wu, Baoli Zhu, Hengdong Zhang, Bangmei Ding, Chunhui Ni
To investigate the mortality probability, life expectancy of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), and related factors of life expectancy, a total of 495 patients with CWP were diagnosed and reported from 1963 to 2014 in a state-owned mine in the east of China. The life table method, log rank method, and Cox regression model were used for survival analysis. 95 out of 495 CWP died during this period. The mortality rate was 19.19%. The average life span was 12.1 (0.0-33.2) years and average death age was 57.4 (33...
May 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444932/the-association-of-lamb1-polymorphism-and-expression-changes-with-the-risk-of-coal-workers-pneumoconiosis
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Xiaoming Ji, Baiqun Wu, Ruhui Han, Jingjin Yang, Esther Ayaaba, Ting Wang, Lei Han, Chunhui Ni
BACKGROUND: Pneumoconiosis is a serious occupational disease worldwide, which is characterized by irreversible and diffuse lung fibrotic lesions. Laminin beta 1(LAMB1) is widely expressed in tissues and it is crucial for both lung morphogenesis and physiological function. In this study, we explored the association between LAMB1 rs4320486 and risk of pneumoconiosis in a Chinese population, as well as its mechanisms. METHODS: In this case-control study, 600 CWP patients and 605 controls were genotyped for the LAMB1 rs4320486 polymorphism using TaqMan methods...
September 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430556/pneumoconioses-radiographs-in-a-large-population-of-u-s-coal-workers-variability-in-a-reader-and-b-reader-classifications-by-using-the-international-labour-office-classification
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Cara N Halldin, David J Blackley, Edward L Petsonk, A Scott Laney
Purpose To assess the level of concordance between chest radiographic classifications of A and B Readers in a national surveillance program offered to U.S. coal miners over an approximate 36-year period. Materials and Methods The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP) is a surveillance program with nonresearch designation and is exempt from Human Subjects Review Board approval (11-DRDS-NR03). Thirty-six years of data (1979-2015) from the CWHSP were analyzed, which included all conventional screen-film radiographs with a classification by at least one A Reader and one B Reader...
September 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408654/radiographic-disease-progression-in-contemporary-us-coal-miners-with-progressive-massive-fibrosis
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A Scott Laney, David John Blackley, Cara N Halldin
INTRODUCTION: Among contemporary US coal miners, there has been an increase in the prevalence and severity of pneumoconiosis, including its advanced form progressive massive fibrosis (PMF). We examine radiographic progression in Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP) participants. METHODS: CWHSP participants with a final determination of PMF during 1 January 2000-1 October 2016 with at least one prior radiograph in the system were included. We characterised demographics, participation and progression patterns...
July 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370783/coal-mine-dust-lung-disease-in-the-modern-era
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REVIEW
Jennifer L Perret, Brian Plush, Philippe Lachapelle, Timothy S C Hinks, Clare Walter, Philip Clarke, Louis Irving, Pat Brady, Shyamali C Dharmage, Alastair Stewart
Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), as part of the spectrum of coal mine dust lung disease (CMDLD), is a preventable but incurable lung disease that can be complicated by respiratory failure and death. Recent increases in coal production from the financial incentive of economic growth lead to higher respirable coal and quartz dust levels, often associated with mechanization of longwall coal mining. In Australia, the observed increase in the number of new CWP diagnoses since the year 2000 has necessitated a review of recommended respirable dust exposure limits, where exposure limits and monitoring protocols should ideally be standardized...
May 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355704/-a-trend-analysis-of-the-incidence-of-occupational-diseases-in-chongqing-china-from-2006-to-2014
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X C Liu, D Luo, G L Liu, J Y Zhang, H D Zhang, S Q Cheng
Objective: To investigate the incidence of occupational diseases in Chongqing, China, from 2006 to 2014, and to analyze the harm, features, and trend of occupational diseases in Chongqing. Methods: The data of new cases of occupational diseases from 2006 to 2014 were collected, and the patients with a confirmed diagnosis of occupational diseases were selected as study subjects to analyze the incidence of occupational diseases in Chongqing. Results: There were 17499 cases of occupational diseases in total in Chongqing from 2006 to 2014...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272360/mortality-in-miners-with-coal-workers-pneumoconiosis-in-the-czech-republic-in-the-period-1992-2013
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Hana Tomášková, Anna Šplíchalová, Hana Šlachtová, Pavel Urban, Zdeňka Hajduková, Irena Landecká, Rostislav Gromnica, Petr Brhel, Daniela Pelclová, Zdeněk Jirák
While working underground, miners are exposed to a number of risk factors that have a negative impact on their health and may be a cause of an increased mortality in miners. The aim of the study was to compare total and specific mortality in black coal miners with acknowledged coal-workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) and without CWP, and the mortality of the general male population in the Czech Republic in the period 1992-2013. The sample consisted of 3476 coal miners with CWP and 6687 ex-coal miners without CWP, who were removed after achieving the maximum permissible exposure (MPE)...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148238/cross-section-analysis-of-coal-workers-pneumoconiosis-and-higher-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-within-kailuan-study
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Yao Zheng, Lirong Liang, Tianbang Qin, Guang Yang, Shasha An, Yang Wang, Zhifang Li, Zhongda Shao, Xiuping Zhu, Taicheng Yao, Shouling Wu, Jun Cai
BACKGROUND: Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events and mortality. However, there is no related data on the association of baPWVwith coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). We explored the baPWV in subjects withCWP and the associated risk factors. METHODS: Thiscase-control study included 1,007 male CWP cases without a history of stroke and coronary heart disease and 1,007 matched controls from the Kailuan cohort study...
February 2, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139521/association-between-genetic-variants-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-and-susceptibility-of-pneumoconiosis-a-meta-analysis
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Chang-Wen Deng, Xing-Xing Zhang, Jin-Huan Lin, Li-Fei Huang, Yu-Lan Qu, Chong Bai
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) and gene variants have been extensively studied in various human diseases. For example, TGF-β1 polymorphisms were associated with fibrosis and pneumoconiosis, but the data remained controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the association between TGF-β1 -509 C>T [rs1800469], +869 T>C [rs1800470], and +915 G>C [rs1800471] polymorphisms and pneumoconiosis. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted through searching in PubMed, Embase, the Chinese Biomedical Database, and the Wei Pu (Chinese) Database by the end of April 2016...
February 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977638/resurgence-of-progressive-massive-fibrosis-in-coal-miners-eastern-kentucky-2016
#18
David J Blackley, James B Crum, Cara N Halldin, Eileen Storey, A Scott Laney
Coal workers' pneumoconiosis, also known as "black lung disease," is an occupational lung disease caused by overexposure to respirable coal mine dust. Inhaled dust leads to inflammation and fibrosis in the lungs, and coal workers' pneumoconiosis can be a debilitating disease. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (Coal Act),* amended in 1977, established dust limits for U.S. coal mines and created the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-administered Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program with the goal of reducing the incidence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis and eliminating its most severe form, progressive massive fibrosis (PMF),(†) which can be lethal...
December 16, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956734/emphysema-and-airflow-obstruction-in-non-smoking-coal-miners-with-pneumoconiosis
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Bülent Altınsoy, İbrahim İlker Öz, Fatma Erboy, Meltem Tor, Figen Atalay
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence shows that functional impairment in subjects with coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) is principally due to emphysema and airflow obstruction, rather than underlying restrictive mechanisms. However, cigarette smoking has remained a major confounder. The aim of this study was to assess whether coal dust exposure was associated with emphysema and/or airflow obstruction in the absence of smoking history. MATERIAL AND METHODS The subjects evaluated for possible pneumoconiosis between 2013 and 2015 were retrospectively enrolled into this study...
December 13, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931056/-guideline-s2k-awmf-of-the-deutsche-gesellschaft-f%C3%A3-r-pneumologie-und-beatmungsmedizin-and-the-deutsche-gesellschaft-f%C3%A3-r-arbeitsmedizin-und-umweltmedizin-diagnostics-and-expert-opinion-in-the-occupational-disease-no-4101-silicosis-including-coal-worker-s-pneumoconiosis
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X Baur, M Heger, R M Bohle, K G Hering, K Hofmann-Preiß, D Nowak, A Tannapfel, H Teschler, T Voshaar, T Kraus
During the last 1.5 years an update of the guideline on silicosis was made by an interdisciplinary working group. New medical and scientific knowledge and the experience in expert opinion practice were taken into account.By preparing the initial guideline in 2010 standardization of diagnostics and adaption of the "Moers convention" which was not based on medical knowledge was in the focus, whereas the current update deals with fine emendation and extension, especially of the compensation rate (adaption with the Reichenhall recommendation)...
December 2016: Pneumologie
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