|Document ID (ISN)||108282|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Setta J.H., Neder A., Bagatin E., Terra-Filho M., Maris Nápolis L., Dal Corso S., Ferreira Amorin M.M., Tavares Rodrigues R., Godoy Fernandes A.L., Nery L.E.
||Relationship between induced sputum cytology and inflammatory status with lung structural and functional abnormalities in asbestosis
||Mar. 2008, Vol.51, n°3, p.186-194. Illus. 41 ref.
||In order to assess whether induced sputum cytology and local and systemic markers of inflammation may be helpful to characterize asbestosis status and progression, 39 ex-workers with asbestosis on high-resolution computed tomography and 21 non-exposed controls were evaluated. Sputum cytology and interleukin-8 (IL-8) in serum and sputum were related to lung function impairment. It was found that subjects with asbestosis had cytological abnormalities in induced sputum and increased local and systemic inflammatory status which were correlated to lung function impairment.
||asbestos; expectoration; inflammations; diagnosis; asbestosis
||macrophages; determination in saliva; Brazil; interleukins; cytology; respiratory function tests; sampling and analysis; description of technique; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)