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Document ID (ISN)112518
CIS number 12-0199
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nishio N., Tanaka H., Nishio J., Kouda K., Takeshita T.
Title Autopsy cases of lung cancer and liver cancer among Japanese dentists - A review of the annual of the pathology autopsy cases in Japan
Bibliographic information Sep. 2011, Vol.49, No.5, p.663-671. 65 ref.
Internet access Autopsy_cases_of_lung_cancer_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract Dentists are exposed to carcinogenic metals during their work. It has been speculated that dentists are also at high risk for occupational exposure to blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C, with possible increased risk of lung and liver cancer. This study was carried out to verify this hypothesis, by comparing the number of pathological diagnoses of lung cancer and liver cancer among autopsy cases of 225 male dentists with that among autopsy cases of 1296 male medical doctors. No difference between the dentist group and the medical doctor group was observed in the pathological diagnoses of lung cancer. Liver cancer was observed less often among dentists than among medical doctors.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; liver cancer; lung cancer; dental services; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) diagnosis; histopathology; autopsy; case-control study; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Cancer and carcinogens