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Document ID (ISN)19928
CIS number 72-2273
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Albu A., Schuleri E.
Title External ventilation and pulmonary mechanism in occupational siderosis
Original title Contribution à l'étude de la ventilation externe et de la mécanique pulmonaire dans la sidérose professionnelle [in French]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 1972, Vol.33, No.1-2, p.51-58. 13 ref.
Abstract A study of lung volume, ventilatory capacity and pulmonary mechanics in 14 persons with pure occupational pulmonary siderosis due to iron oxide inhalation in a chemical works gave the following mean values: vital capacity = 86,9%; total lung capacity = 92%; residual volume/total lung capacity = 29,2%; FEV% = 73,35%; maximum breathing capacity 93,6%; static lung compliance = 0.275L/cm H2O; dynamic lung compliance = 0,133L/cm H2O; dynamic resistance = 1,99cm H2O L/s; pulmonary elastic work=2,38g/cm. These figures indicate the absence of ventilatory disorders and interstitial fibrosis morphopathological changes in pulmonary siderosis.
Descriptors (primary) iron oxide; respiratory function tests; siderosis; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) chemical industry; functional respiratory disorders; respiratory volume; pulmonary fibrosis; lung mechanics; maximal expiratory flow
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Iron and compounds
Inorganic substances