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Asbestos (Exposure Dangers, Testing, Symptoms)

Title: Asbestos (Exposure Dangers, Testing, Symptoms)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/21/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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Response to letters regarding "Cosmetic talc as a risk factor for pleural mesothelioma: a weight of evidence evaluation of the epidemiology". Inhal Toxicol. 2018 Feb 21;:1-4 Authors: Finley BL, Benson SM, Marsh GM PMID: 29464998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Inhalation Toxicology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Inhal Toxicol Source Type: research
Conclusion: CAR appears to be a prognostic factor in patients with inoperable MPM.
Source: In Vivo - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
We present two cases in which the presenting pleural effusion spontaneously resolved but recurred (in one case, multiple times), leading to further investigations that revealed an underlying malignant pleural epithelioid mesothelioma. These cases demonstrate the need for clinicians to be aware that remitting effusions can occur in the context of pleural malignancy and should be kept under observation, with a low threshold for further investigation if relapse occurs. Malignant effusions are typically persistent and progressive. Spontaneously resolving effusions are commonly presumed to be benign. We present two cases in wh...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Kathrin Oehl, Jelena Kresoja-Rakic, Isabelle Opitz, Bart Vrugt, Walter Weder, Rolf Stahel, Peter Wild, Emanuela Felley-Bosco
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Immunotherapy,Volume 10, Issue 5, Page 341-344, April 2018.
Source: Immunotherapy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 May 2018 Source:Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 350 Author(s): Alessandro F. Gualtieri, Nicola Bursi Gandolfi, Simone Pollastri, Roberta Rinaldi, Orietta Sala, Giovanni Martinelli, Tiziana Bacci, Federica Paoli, Alberto Viani, Ruggero Vigliaturo This work describes the nature of the potentially hazardous fibrous amphibole found in the Orani’s feldspar mine (Sardinia, Italy). To identify its nature, a protocol of analysis including morphometric, chemical and crystallographic characterizations was applied. Thanks to this approach, it was possible to classify the observed fibres as tremolite...
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
AbstractIncreasing evidence supports a relation of some occupational exposures to systemic sclerosis pathogenesis. We aimed to evaluate occupational exposure and clinical characteristics in male patients with systemic sclerosis followed in two Belgian academic hospitals. One hundred and three male patients, included in the Belgian Systemic Sclerosis Cohort, were identified. An expert in occupational medicine reviewed the occupational history and allocated the patients to one of the following groups: probable exposure to crystalline silica, probable exposure to solvents, probable exposure to other toxins, or no suspected oc...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: Barlow CA, Grespin M, Best EA Abstract Differences in chemical and crystalline composition, fiber dimension, aerodynamic characteristics and biodurability are among the critical factors that define the toxicological and pathological consequences of asbestos exposure. Specifically, fiber dimension can impact whether the fiber is respired, whether and how deeply it is deposited in the lung, and how efficiently and rapidly it may be cleared. This paper provides a current, comprehensive evaluation of the weight of evidence regarding the relationship between asbestos fiber length and disease potency (for malign...
Source: Inhalation Toxicology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Inhal Toxicol Source Type: research
ConclusionsGrade 4 asbestosis does not start in the respiratory bronchiole. The presence of a grade 1 lesion is not required for the diagnosis of grade 4 asbestosis.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Histopathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
“Steve McQueen: American Icon” — a feature documentary about the life, faith and cancer battle of the legendary actor — arrives on DVD and digital HD release Tuesday. Nicknamed “The King of Cool,” McQueen is known for his tough guy roles and action-packed sequences in films such as “Bullitt,” “The Great Escape” and “The Towering Inferno.” He received an Academy Award nomination in 1967 for his leading role in “The Sand Pebbles” and became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974. Shortly after, McQueen disconnected from Hollywood in...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Barbara Minty McQueen Greg Laurie Harvest Christian Fellowship Jon Erwin Leonard DeWitt pleural mesothelioma Sammy Mason The King of Cool Source Type: news
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