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ID (ISN) del documento111024
Número CIS 10-0526
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Vierikko T., Järvenpää R., Toivio P., Uitti J., Oksa P., Lindholm T., Vehmas T.
Título Clinical and HRCT screening of heavily asbestos-exposed workers
Información bibliográfica Jan. 2010, Vol.83, No.1, p.47-54. 30 ref.
Acceso Internet Clinical_and_HRCT_screening.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The objective of this study was to clarify the indications for high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in the surveillance of workers heavily-exposed to asbestos. A group of 627 workers known to have been heavily-exposed to asbestos were screened and HRCT findings were classified and divided in two groups: pulmonary fibrosis (n = 86) and no fibrosis (n = 541). Most of the detected fibrosis cases were mild. The magnitude of asbestos exposure showed an unexpected inverse relation with fibrosis. In multivariate analyses, age, lung function and diffusing capacity were associated with HRCT fibrosis, but asbestos exposure was not. Asbestosis seems to be characterized by mild fibrosis today even in heavily exposed workers. Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) amianto; diagnostico; fibrosis pulmonar; asbestosis; tomografía; vigilancia médica
Descriptores (secundarios) función pulmonar; radiología; valoración estadística; fiabilidad; diferencias por la edad; descripción del procedimiento
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Asbestos
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)