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ALLMedicine™ Asbestosis Center

Research & Reviews  136 results

Underreporting of mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural plaques in Brazil.
https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqab073
Occupational Medicine (Oxford, England); Santana VS, Salvi L et. al.

Jul 22nd, 2021 - Brazil has a long history of heavy asbestos consumption. However, the number of asbestos-related diseases (ARDs) falls far below the one expected compared with other asbestos consumer countries. To examine underreporting of ARDs, that is mesotheli...

Is Mesothelioma Unrelated to the Lung Asbestos Burden? Comment on Visonà et al. Inorgan...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8297359
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Mirabelli D, Angelini A et. al.

Jul 20th, 2021 - We read with interest the report by Visonà and coworkers on the lung asbestos fiber burden in an autopsy series of decedents from mesothelioma (MM: 59 cases) and individuals who "suffered from asbestosis and died of its complications" (13 cases) [...

Risk of asbestosis, mesothelioma, other lung disease or death among motor vehicle mecha...
https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2020-215041
Thorax Thomsen RW, Riis AH et. al.

Jul 10th, 2021 - The risk of asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer among motor vehicle mechanics is of concern because of potential exposure to chrysotile asbestos during brake, clutch and gasket repair and maintenance. Asbestos has also been used in ...

Comparison of Asbestos Victim Relief Available Outside of Conventional Occupational Com...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8156294
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Lee KM, Godderis L et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - The asbestos victim relief schemes were introduced to resolve the issue of victims of asbestos-related diseases not receiving compensation through conventional legal orders. This article seeks to derive the differences and commonalities of various...

Downregulation of the PD-1/PD-Ls pathway in peripheral cells correlates with asbestosis...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8141175
BMC Pulmonary Medicine; Qiu M, Chen Y et. al.

May 23rd, 2021 - Asbestosis and silicosis are characterized by diffuse or nodular interstitial lung fibrosis resulting from exposure to asbestos or silica dust, respectively. This study was designed to detect programmed cell death protein (PD-1)/programmed death l...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  6 results

It's Not JUST Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Study
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03670576

Mar 24th, 2020 - The overall aims of this study are Identify biomarkers and gene expression profiles that determine progressive fibrotic lung disease regardless of aetiology To prospectively assess biomarkers which predict progressive fibrosis in patients with fib...

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Job Exposures Study
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03211507

Dec 11th, 2019 - Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a scarring lung disease. It damages the air sacs that allow oxygen to be transferred into the blood and transported to vital organs. These changes make people with IPF cough and feel short of breath. It not k...

Specialized Center of Research in Occupational and Immunologic Lung Disease
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00005280

May 12th, 2016 - BACKGROUND: The two projects were part of a Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) in Occupational and Immunologic Lung Disease. Since its inception in 1972, researchers in the SCOR have conducted epidemiologic studies on asbestosis, silicosis in s...

Investigation of the Anti-Cancer Activity of Artichoke Extract in an Asbestos-Exposed Population
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02076672

Apr 10th, 2016 - In individuals exposed to asbestos and affected with asbestosis or asbestos-related benign pleural disease, and therefore at increased risk of mesothelioma, the investigators will evaluate whether the treatment with the commercially-available Arti...

Comparison of the Ultra-low-dose Veo Algorithm With the Gold Standard Filtered Back Projection for Detecting Pulmonary Asbestos-related Conditions
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01955018

Oct 6th, 2013 - Asbestos-exposed workers will be recruited following referral to our radiology department for the evaluation of asbestos-related disease. CT examinations will be performed with a 64-slice CT system (Discovery CT 750HD; GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI...

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News  6 results

US Lung Transplants for Work-Related Lung Diseases Are Increasing
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/938930

Oct 12th, 2020 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lung transplants for work-related lung diseases are becoming more common in the U.S., particularly among coal workers who face hazardous conditions on the job, according to a new study. After years in the coal industry,...

Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Imaging
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/925458_2

Apr 29th, 2020 - Figure 1. Colored x-ray, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis The usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern on high-resolution CT (HRCT) scan is described as honeycombing with or without traction bronchiectasis and subpleural with basal predominance. Le...

Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Imaging
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/925458_6

Apr 29th, 2020 - HRCT scanning is an essential component of the diagnostic pathway of IPF. On HRCT scan images, IPF is characterized by patchy, peripheral, subpleural, and bibasilar reticular opacities. HRCT scan findings that are suggestive of alternate diagnoses...

Asbestos: A Public Health Crisis of 'Unprecedented Scale'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/913434

May 22nd, 2019 - Rapidly developing nations such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China "face an impending public health crisis of an unprecedented scale" because they continue to produce and use asbestos, warn experts. In 2016, these four countries accounted for alm...

Osmosis Question of the Week July 29, 2016
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/865443_2

Jul 28th, 2016 - Answer: D. Decreased FVC, decreased FEV1, normal FEV1/FVC ratio, and decreased DLCO This patient has interstitial lung disease as evidenced by the three classical symptoms of: cough, fine crackles (often described as "Velcro-like crackles"), and d...

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Patient Education  5 results see all →