|Document ID (ISN)||105526|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et Recherches R-450
||Boulet L.P., Prince P., Desmeules M.
||Analysis of induced expectoration in silicosis and asbestosis: Correlation with pulmonary function
||Analyse de l'expectoration induite dans la silicose et l'amiantose: corrélation avec la fonction pulmonaire [in French]|
||Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2006. iii, 31p. Illus. 50 ref. Price: CAD 5.35. Downloadable version (pdf format) free of charge.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-450.pdf [in French]
||Asbestosis and silicosis are the most common types of pneumoconiosis in Quebec and are often associated with a gradual deterioration in pulmonary function. In this report, the possible role of induced expectoration (IE), a non-invasive technique for analyzing bronchial inflammation, was studied as a means of evaluating the severity of pneumoconiosis and the decline in pulmonary function. The study involved 15 patients diagnosed with asbestosis, 17 with silicosis and 15 controls. Their lung function test data for the previous ten years were analysed, and they were subjected to an additional lung function test and an IE analysis. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that IE could be a useful method to evaluate workers and to follow subjects at risk.
||Quebec; expectoration; diagnosis; silicosis; asbestosis
||long-term study; pulmonary function
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)