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Document ID (ISN)111463
CIS number 11-0060
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Donroe J.A., Maurtua-Neumann P.J., Gilman R.H., Acosta A.T., Cain G., Parker J.E., Carhuaricra J.C., Retimozo Padilla J.J., Mendoza D., Zimic M., Moore D.A.
Title Surveillance for early silicosis in high altitude miners using pulse oximetry
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2008, Vol.14, No.3, p.187-192. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract Two cross-sectional studies in a high altitude region of Peru evaluated the role of pulse oximetry for detection of silicosis in high-altitude miners. In the first study, exercise pulse oximetry and chest radiographs were used to evaluate 343 silica-exposed miners and 141 unexposed subjects for evidence of silicosis. The second study investigated the association between exercise oxygen saturation and silicosis in 32 non-silicotic and 65 silicotic miners. Age, resting oxygen saturation and years of mining employment were found to be associated with silicosis. Pulse oximetry should be further investigated as a screening tool for silicosis at high altitudes.
Descriptors (primary) Peru; high altitude; silicosis; oximetry; mining industry
Descriptors (secondary) diagnosis; cross-sectional study; medical supervision; reliability; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying