|Document ID (ISN)||111906|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Fishwick D., Barraclough R., Pickering T., Fletcher A., Lewis R., Niven R., Warburton C.J.
||Comparison of various airflow measurements in symptomatic textile workers
||2010, Vol.60, p.631-634. 17 ref.
||The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between work-related respiratory symptoms, airway reactivity, across-shift change in forced expiratory volume in 1s (FEV1) and work-related changes in serial peak expiratory flow (sPEF) measures in a group of textile workers. Fifty-three workers, 34 exposed to cotton dust and 19 to man-made fibres (MMFs), were investigated using a standard respiratory questionnaire, sPEF, across-shift FEV1) measurement and airway responsiveness. Nine workers (17%) had a >5% across-shift fall in FEV1 and these falls were associated with the presence of work-related symptoms. Seven workers had a positive sPEF chart as judged by the software analysis (OASYS), although there was no relationship between work-related symptoms and sPEF. Six cotton workers (18%) and one MMF worker (5%) had airway hyperreactivity, which was associated strongly with work-related symptoms. Five of the seven subjects with a positive sPEF had airway hyperreactivity compared with 12 of 46 with a negative sPEF. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||United Kingdom; respiratory diseases; spirometry; textile industry
||symptoms; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; one-second forced expiratory volume; maximal expiratory flow; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
Textile and clothing industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)