|Document ID (ISN)||109914|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||de la Hoz R.E., Christie J., Teamer J.A., Bienenfeld L.A., Afilaka A.A., Crane M., Levin S.M., Herbert R.
||Reflux symptoms and disorders and pulmonary disease in former World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers and volunteers
||Dec. 2008, Vol.50, No.12, p.1351-1354. 23 ref.
||Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is one of the most prevalent conditions among former World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers. In this study, 42 former WTC workers underwent medical examinations and were classified into two groups based on clinical evaluation: reflux patients and no-reflux patients. The two groups had significantly different Johnson-DeMeester scores and oesophageal acid exposure times. Patients with reflux disorders were more likely to have reduced forced vital capacity and to have been diagnosed with a lower airway disease. No significant association was found between reflux and psychiatric disorders, levels of exposure at the WTC site, or incidence of dry cough, or other upper airway disorders. Findings suggest that the presence of reflux disease is related to that of pulmonary function abnormality, suggestive of air trapping.
||first-aid and rescue organization; New York; migrant workers; pulmonary function; gastric disorders
||USA; medical examinations; respiratory diseases; maximal expiratory flow
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||First aid and emergency organization