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ID (ISN) del documento111448
Número CIS 11-0058
ISSN - Título de la serie 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Verger P., Cabut S., Viau A., Souville M., Pardon C., Charrier D., De Labrusse B., Lehucher-Michel M.P., Arnaud S.
Título Use of imaging in the follow-up of workers exposed to lung carcinogens: Practices in occupational medicine and its determinants
Título original Application de l'imagerie pour le suivi médical des travailleurs exposés aux cancérogènes pulmonaires: pratiques en médecine du travail et ses déterminants [en francés]
Información bibliográfica 1st quarter 2011, Vol. 17, No.1, p.71-79. 27 ref.
Resumen Occupational physicians' (OPs) practices of referrals for the imaging of workers occupationally-exposed to lung/pleural carcinogens and their related factors were studied. This cross-sectional telephone survey of 379 OPs practicing in Southeastern France showed that 81% referred exposed patients for chest radiographs, 33.5% for computed tomography (CT), and 16.1% for neither. Making no referral was positively associated with believing cancer risks are lower in one's own geographic sector than elsewhere and negatively associated with keeping employee risk records up-to-date. Referrals for CT were positively associated with work at in-house occupational health services (OHS), and completing employee exposure histories often/always. Both the OHS type and factors that may shape OPs' awareness of cancer risks in their sector appear to influence imaging referral practices. Occupational physicians would benefit from guidelines clarifying benefits and risks associated with imaging in such patients. An effort to harmonize regulatory provisions and guidelines also appears necessary.
Descriptores (primarios) Francia; medicina del trabajo; substancias cancerígenas; diagnostico; cáncer de pulmón; vigilancia médica
Descriptores (secundarios) radiografía de tórax; tomografía; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Medicina del trabajo, higiene, primeros auxilios
Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Cancer and carcinogens
Occupational health services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Risk evaluation