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ID (ISN) del documento110045
Número CIS 09-1053
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Moshammer H., Neuberger M.
Título Lung function predicts survival in a cohort of asbestos cement workers
Información bibliográfica Jan. 2009, Vol.82, No.2, p.199-207. 29 ref.
Resumen To study the predictive power of respiratory screening examinations, a cohort of 309 asbestos workers of an asbestos cement plant was followed until death or the end of 2006. A decrease in lung function was found to predict the risk of premature death better than exposure history and regular spirometry should therefore be offered as primary screening to all former asbestos workers. Among workers with a history of high cumulative exposure, rapid lung function decrease or radiological signs (diffuse pleural thickening or small irregular opacities), more sensitive techniques (high resolution computer tomography) need to be applied. All smokers with a history of asbestos exposure should be given free smoking cessation therapy to prevent premature death, from lung cancer in particular.
Descriptores (primarios) amianto; mortalidad; industria del amianto-cemento; función pulmonar; cáncer de pulmón
Descriptores (secundarios) paquipleuritis; fumadores; diagnostico radiológico; fiabilidad; valoración de la exposición; opacidades; espirometría; valoración estadística; predicción; exámenes médicos; estudio de cohorte
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAustria
Tema(s) Materiales de construcción, vidrio, cerámica
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Riesgos químicos
Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Asbestos
Cement and concrete