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Document ID (ISN)110591
CIS number 10-0216
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Safak A.A., Arbak P., Yazici B., Bilgin C., Erdogmus B., Annakkaya A.N., Ozsahin S.L.
Title Bronchial wall thickness in toll collectors
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.317-323. Illus. 22 réf.
Abstract There is an increasing concern about the possible adverse effects of diesel exhaust particulates on human health. In a diesel exposed occupational group composed of 120 toll collectors, a cross-sectional study was performed to evaluate the chest radiographs and 40 toll collectors were selected for computed tomography examination. The wall thicknesses and luminal diameters of trachea, main bronchi, and segmental bronchi of right apical and posterior basal segments were measured with manual tracing method. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that exposure to diesel fumes may have a role in increasing the thickness of large airway walls and in decreasing the diameter of large airways.
Descriptors (primary) exhaust gases; diesel engines; bronchi; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Turkey; thickening; chest radiography; tomography; cross-sectional study; road transport
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Exposure evaluation
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)