|Document ID (ISN)||109633|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Miles S.E., Sandrini A., Johnson A.R., Yates D.H.
||Clinical consequences of asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening: A review
||Sep. 2008, Vol.3, No.20, 10p. Illus. 67 ref.
||http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-20.pdf [in English]
||Asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening (DPT) resulting from asbestos exposure is increasingly common due to the large number of workers previously exposed to asbestos. It may coexist with asbestos-related pleural plaques but has a distinctly different pathogenesis, which is gradually becoming understood. High resolution computed tomography (CT) is more sensitive and specific than chest radiography for the diagnosis of diffuse pleural thickening, and several classification systems for asbestos-related disorders have been devised. DPT may be associated with symptoms such as dyspnoea and chest pain. It causes a restrictive defect on lung function and in rare cases results in respiratory failure and death. Treatment is primarily supportive.
||pleural thickening; medical treatment; diagnosis; asbestos
||literature survey; dyspnoea; pleural mesothelioma; magnetic resonance imaging; classification systems; chest radiography; tomography; pulmonary function
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)