|Document ID (ISN)||104185|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Andersen C.I., Von Essen S.G., Smith L.M., Spencer J., Jolie R., Donham K.J.
||Respiratory symptoms and airway obstruction in swine veterinarians: A persistent problem
||Oct. 2004, Vol.46, No.4, p.386-392. 49 ref.
||05-0464.pdf [in English]
||This cross-sectional study was conducted during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians annual meeting. The 122 subjects (median age 42.5 years) completed a respiratory symptom and work history questionnaire and performed spirometry. Work-related symptoms included rhinitis (69%), cough and chest tightness (53%) and wheezing (31%). Airway obstruction was seen in 24% of participants. Veterinarians with airway obstruction reported working more hours per week in hog barns than did practitioners with normal pulmonary function.
||USA; pulmonary function; veterinary services; handling of animals; swine; respiratory diseases; agriculture
||rhinitis; symptoms; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; respiratory function tests; spirometry; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services