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Research & Reviews  121 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 23rd, 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 21st, 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 11th, 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 3rd, 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 24th, 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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News  6 results

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

Oct 13th, 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 30th, 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 30th, 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 23rd, 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 29th, 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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