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ID (ISN) del documento111906
Número CIS 11-0512
ISSN - Título de la serie 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Fishwick D., Barraclough R., Pickering T., Fletcher A., Lewis R., Niven R., Warburton C.J.
Título Comparison of various airflow measurements in symptomatic textile workers
Información bibliográfica 2010, Vol.60, p.631-634. 17 ref.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) Reino Unido; enfermedades respiratorias; espirometría; industria textil
Descriptores (secundarios) síntomas; alveolitis alérgica extrínseca; volumen espiratorio máximo por segundo; débito espiratorio forzado; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Textiles, vestido
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Textile industry