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Document ID (ISN)103738
CIS number 04-563
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Villarrubia V.G., Dominguez Carmona M.
Title Recurrent acute infections of the respiratory tract in the chronic obstructive pulmonary syndrome in occupational settings and their prevention with immunoferon
Original title Las infecciones agudas recidivantes del tracto respiratorio (IARTR) en la EPOC en el medio laboral y prevención con inmunoferón [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1998, Vol.XLV, No.177, p.1-20. Illus. 103 ref.
Abstract This article on recurrent acute infections of the respiratory tract and chronic obstructive pulmonary syndrome begins with an introduction on the aetiology of these diseases, their treatment and their prevention. It next presents a comparative study aimed at highlighting the effectiveness of an immunoferon-based preventive treatment. The study involved 683 workers presenting risks of recurrent acute infections of the respiratory tract during the winter period and having a history of respiratory pathologies. Subjects were divided into three groups. The first group was administered anti-flu vaccination, the second group was vaccinated and given immunoferon, while the third group was not treated (control group). Results show that the immunoferon treatment is efficient. It significantly reduces the percentage of subjects presenting recurrent acute infections of the respiratory tract, the length of the bouts, absenteeism rates and absenteeism duration. It also reduces the need for recourse to antibiotics.
Descriptors (primary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; infectious diseases; chronic respiratory diseases; prophylaxis; immunization
Descriptors (secondary) antibiotics; comparative study; vaccination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)