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Trends in global, regional and national incidence of pneumoconiosis caused by different aetiologies: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

Peng Shi, Xiaoyue Xing, Shuhua Xi, Hongmei Jing, Jiamei Yuan, Zhushan Fu, Hanqing Zhao,

OBJECTIVES:Pneumoconiosis remains a major global occupational health hazard and illness. Accurate data on the incidence of pneumoconiosis are critical for health resource planning and development of health policy. METHODS:We collected data for the period between 1990 and 2017 on the annual incident cases and the age-standardised incidence rates (ASIR) of ... Read more >>

Occup Environ Med (Occupational and environmental medicine)
[2020, :]

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Prevalence of spirometry-defined airflow obstruction in never-smoking working US coal miners by pneumoconiosis status.

Laura Kurth, Anthony S Laney, David J Blackley, Cara N Halldin,

INTRODUCTION:This study estimated the prevalence of spirometry-defined airflow obstruction and coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) among never-smoking coal miners participating in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP). METHODS:Data were from working miners screened by a CWHSP mobile unit who had valid spirometry ... Read more >>

Occup Environ Med (Occupational and environmental medicine)
[2020, 77(4):265-267]

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Respiratory surveillance in mineral dust-exposed workers.

Clare Wood, Deborah Yates,

Recently, there has been a worldwide resurgence in pneumoconiosis, or pulmonary fibrosis due to occupational mineral dust exposure. In Queensland, Australia, there has been a re-emergence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis and silicosis. Some coal mining communities have experienced a resurgence of progressive massive fibrosis in the USA and a worldwide ... Read more >>

Breathe (Sheff) (Breathe (Sheffield, England))
[2020, 16(1):190632]

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Not all abolished lung sliding are pneumothorax: the case of a particular lung atelectasis.

A Boccatonda, G Primomo, G Cocco, D D'Ardes, S Marinari, M Montanari, F Giostra, C Schiavone,

INTRODUCTION:Lung ultrasound (LUS) is expanding from the field of emergency medicine, also to the pneumological specialist field, becoming part of the diagnostic procedure of lung consolidation. CASE PRESENTATION:A 78-year-old male was admitted to our emergency department for exertional dyspnea. LUS was performed, thus showing at right hemitorax air interface, A ... Read more >>

J Ultrasound (Journal of ultrasound)
[2020, :]

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The trends in global, regional, and national incidence of pneumoconiosis caused by different etiologies: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017

Shuhua Xi, Peng Shi, Xiaoyue Xing, Hongmei Jing, Jiamei Yuan, Zhushan Fu, Hanqing Zhao,

<title>Abstract</title> <p> Pneumoconiosis has the potential to cause progressive and permanent physical disability. And continues to be one of major public health concern across the world. However, our literature searches identified a scarcity of data about global prevalence of pneumoconiosis. Accurate data on the incidence of pneumoconiosis is ... Read more >>

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Pulmonary rehabilitation for pneumoconiosis: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hulei Zhao, Yang Xie, Jiajia Wang, Xuanlin Li, Jiansheng Li,

INTRODUCTION:Pneumoconiosis is characterised by diffuse fibrosis in lung tissue, and its incidence is on the rise. At present, there are limited therapeutic options for pneumoconiosis. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has been widely used to treat pneumoconiosis,however, there is limited evidence concerning its efficacy. Therefore, we plan to conduct a systematic review ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(8):e025891]

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Multidrug resistant lymph node fistula tracheobronchial tuberculosis: A case report.

Jiang Liu, Shouning Xie, Laishun Yu, Xiaoling Su,

RATIONALE:The patient in this case report has been diagnosed with multidrug resistant lymph node fistula tracheobronchial tuberculosis (TBTB). The PubMed was searched using the keywords "Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant", "Tuberculosis", and "Bronchial Fistula", and the results yielded no similar case reports. Therefore, this report helps us to explore more on the causes ... Read more >>

Medicine (Baltimore) (Medicine)
[2019, 98(49):e18288]

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The utility of health belief model to explain self-protective behaviour against pneumoconiosis in Chinese underground coal miners: a cross-sectional study.

Qiong Liu, Wanli Chen, Renjie Qi, Yang Geng, Ya Liu, Ying Zhou, Chenggang Zhang, Xian Wang, Jiwei Wang, Jinming Yu,

OBJECTIVES:Coal workers' pneumoconiosis is caused by exposure to respirable coal mine dust. The self-protection of underground coal miners (UCM) plays an irreplaceable role against this threat. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictors of self-protective behaviour (SPB) in Chinese UCM based on the health belief model (HBM). ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(6):e026772]

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Association between Occupational and Radiological Factors and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Infection in Workers with Prior Dust Exposure.

Ji-Won Lee, Jun-Pyo Myong,

This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to identify the factors that promote the risk of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infection in subjects with prior occupational dust exposure. All consecutive patients with a history of occupational dust exposure whose expectorated sputum, bronchial wash, or bronchial lavage was subjected to acid-fast Bacilli ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2019, 16(11):]

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Pathological complete response after afatinib treatment of stage IV oligometastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung: the role of pulmonary surgery.

Ping-Chung Tsai, Yi-Chen Yeh, Chien-Sheng Huang, Chao-Hua Chiu,

BACKGROUND:Some oligometastatic lung cancer patients, after induction systemic chemotherapy or tyrosine kinases inhibitor treatment, followed by aggressive radical consolidative treatment, have improved overall survival. Unfortunately, clinical criteria cannot assess such patients. CASE PRESENTATION:We hereby reported the case of a 55-year-old female with lower back pain and bilateral lower leg numbness ... Read more >>

Surg Case Rep (Surgical case reports)
[2019, 5(1):178]

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Targeting the RAS axis alleviates silicotic fibrosis and Ang II-induced myofibroblast differentiation via inhibition of the hedgehog signaling pathway.

Bonan Zhang, Hong Xu, Yi Zhang, Xue Yi, Guizhen Zhang, Xin Zhang, Dingjie Xu, Xuemin Gao, Shifeng Li, Ying Zhu, Hui Zhang, Zhongqiu Wei, Shumin Li, Lijuan Zhang, Ruimin Wang, Fang Yang,

The hedgehog (HH) signaling pathway plays an important role in lung development, but its significance in silicosis is unclear. We showed that in human coal pneumoconiosis autopsy specimens, Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) and the Glioma-associated oncogene homolog transcription factors family (GLI) 1 proteins were up-regulated, whereas Patch-1 (PTC) was down-regulated. The ... Read more >>

Toxicol. Lett. (Toxicology letters)
[2019, 313:30-41]

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Anthracofibrotic Lymph Node of Neck Mimicking Metastatic Malignant Melanoma in a Patient With Gastric Cancer.

Dong Hoon Lee, Jo Heon Kim, Sang Hee Cho, Tae Mi Yoon, Joon Kyoo Lee, Sang Chul Lim,

Extrathoracic anthracofibrosis in head and neck region is of extremely rare occurrence and can be confused with malignancy. In this article, we report an unusual case of an anthracofibrotic lymph node of neck that was mistaken for metastatic malignant melanoma in a gastric cancer patient. Because the incidence of an ... Read more >>

Int. J. Surg. Pathol. (International journal of surgical pathology)
[2019, 27(7):778-780]

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Clinical study of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery wedge resection in early-stage lung cancer by tumor mapping with indocyanine green.

Liang Zhong, Weidong Hu, Shuping Li, Zhenhong Wei, Zijiang Zhu, Gang Jin, Hongyi Zhang, Yao Pang, Jun Yu,

Aim:This study aimed to assess the clinical effectiveness of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in early-stage lung cancer by indocyanine green (ICG) for tumor mapping. Material and methods:Thirty patients with early-stage lung cancer with peripheral nodules smaller than 2 cm scheduled for computed tomography (CT)-guided microcoil placement followed by ICG tumor ... Read more >>

Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne (Wideochirurgia i inne techniki maloinwazyjne = Videosurgery and other miniinvasive techniques)
[2019, 14(4):545-550]

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Extracellular Histones Promote Pulmonary Fibrosis in Patients With Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis.

Yanlin Zhang, Li Guan, Yimu Zheng, Lijun Mao, Shuqiang Li, Jinyuan Zhao,

OBJECTIVE:This investigation assessed the profibrotic role that extracellular histones play in the pathogenesis of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). METHODS:The correlation of extracellular histones with small opacity profusion (SOP) and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) was analyzed. The stimulating effect of extracellular histones on pulmonary fibroblast was assessed in vitro. RESULTS:The levels ... Read more >>

J. Occup. Environ. Med. (Journal of occupational and environmental medicine)
[2019, 61(2):89-95]

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Combined effect of coal dust exposure and smoking on the prevalence of respiratory impairment among coal miners of West Bengal, India.

Shilpi Kumari Prasad, Siddhartha Singh, Ananya Bose, Bimlesh Prasad, Oly Banerjee, Ankita Bhattacharjee, Bithin Kumar Maji, Amalendu Samanta, Sandip Mukherjee,

Accelerating prevalence of coal workers pneumoconiosis is considered as a serious occupational health problem. This cross-sectional study was designed to determine the prevalence of lung function impairment of underground coal miners in West Bengal, India. A total of 230 underground coal dust-exposed subjects and 130 nonexposed subjects were examined for ... Read more >>

Arch Environ Occup Health (Archives of environmental & occupational health)
[2019, 74(6):350-357]

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Progressive Massive Fibrosis Resurgence Identified in U.S. Coal Miners Filing for Black Lung Benefits, 1970-2016.

Kirsten S Almberg, Cara N Halldin, David J Blackley, A Scott Laney, Eileen Storey, Cecile S Rose, Leonard H T Go, Robert A Cohen,

RATIONALE:There has been a resurgence of progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) in the United States, particularly among central Appalachian miners. OBJECTIVES:We characterized the proportion of PMF among former U.S. coal miners applying for Federal Black Lung Program benefits, 1970-2016. METHODS:Data from the U.S. Department of Labor were used to characterize trends ... Read more >>

Ann Am Thorac Soc (Annals of the American Thoracic Society)
[2018, 15(12):1420-1426]

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Evaluation of the exposure to coal dust and prevalence of pneumoconiosis in underground mining in three Colombian departments

Marcela Varona, Milcíades Ibáñez-Pinilla, Leonardo Briceño, Helena Groot, Diana Narváez, Marién Palma, Diego Herrera, Gloria Morgan, Carlos Torres,

Introduction: Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis is a chronic and irreversible disease representing a public health problem. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of pneumoconiosis and its associated factors among underground coal miners in the Colombian departments of Boyacá, Cundinamarca and Norte de Santander. Materials and methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 476 miners ... Read more >>

Biomedica (Biomedica : revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud)
[2018, 38(4):467-478]

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Fatal Sarcocystis falcatula Infection in Three Penguins.

Shannon G M Kirejczyk, Rachel E Burns, Michael W Hyatt, Michael J Yabsley, Julia M Ter Beest, Zoltan S Gyimesi, Robert J Ossiboff, Amelia Waltman, Tracie A Seimon, Rita McManamon,

Sarcocystis falcatula is a well-known cause of fatal pneumonia in some birds, particularly Old World psittacines. Here we describe fatal sarcosystosis due to S. falcatula in 3 penguins (Family Spheniscidae) under managed care, including one African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), and two Southern rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome). Randomly distributed foci of ... Read more >>

Front Vet Sci (Frontiers in Veterinary Science)
[2019, 6:340]

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Chinese Public Response to Occupational Safety and Health Problems-A Study Based on Psychological Distance.

Shanshan Li, Hong Chen, Xinru Huang, Congmei Hou, Feiyu Chen,

Background: The effective governance of occupational safety and health problems is inseparable from public participation and response. Methods: Based on the perspective of psychological distance, this paper adopted a quadratic response surface regression analysis method to investigate cognitive, emotional, expected and behavioral distances to occupational safety and health topics and ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2019, 16(11):]

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Nonprostatic diseases on PSMA PET imaging: a spectrum of benign and malignant findings.

Felipe de Galiza Barbosa, Marcelo Araujo Queiroz, Rafael Fernandes Nunes, Larissa Bastos Costa, Elaine Caroline Zaniboni, José Flavio Gomes Marin, Giovanni Guido Cerri, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel,

PSMA PET imaging was originally used to assess biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer (PCa), but its clinical use was promptly extended to detection, staging and therapy response assessment. The expanding use of PSMA PET worldwide has also revealed PSMA ligand uptake in diverse nonprostatic diseases, which raised questions about the ... Read more >>

Cancer Imaging (Cancer imaging : the official publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society)
[2020, 20(1):23]

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[Expression of type 1 and type 2 cytokines from serum of coal miners and the evaluation in surveillance of coal workers' pneumoconiosis at earlier stage].

S Q Yao, N W Yang, F F Guo, T B Qin, X P Zhu, Z G Dong, Z C Li, B J Jiang, J S Gao, Y C Yao, G F Zhang, Y Liu, Y Lu, H B Li, J F Shuai, Y P Bai, Y L Jin,

Objectives: To explore the expression regulation of type 1 and type 2 (Th1 and Th2) cytokines from serum of coal miners and the evaluation in surveillance of coal workers' pneumoconiosis, 630 coal miners were studied. Methods: A total of 90 male patients diagnosed as coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) in a ... Read more >>

Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi (Zhonghua yu fang yi xue za zhi [Chinese journal of preventive medicine])
[2018, 52(11):1158-1163]

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Advanced interstitial lung fibrosis with emphysema and pulmonary hypertension with no evidence for interstitial lung disease on high resolution CT.

Vasile Foris, Luka Brcic, Philipp Douschan, Gabor Kovacs, Elvira Stacher-Priehse, Horst Olschewski,

The diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (iPAH) is complex and, besides invasive hemodynamic evaluation, includes several diagnostic steps to exclude any underlying diseases. The role of a decreased diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) is a matter of discussion. Here, we present a 76-year-old man with ... Read more >>

Pulm Circ (Pulmonary circulation)
[2019, 9(3):2045894019832214]

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Risk factors for developing Mycobacterium kansasii lung disease: A case-control study in Korea.

Jin Hyoung Kim, Kwang Won Seo, Yongjoon Shin, Ji Seon Oh, Jae-Bum Jun, Joseph Jeong, Chang Sun Sim, Seunghee Baek, Taehoon Lee, Jong Joon Ahn,

Previous studies have suggested that development of Mycobacterium kansasii lung disease (MKLD) was associated with COPD, pneumoconiosis, aging, male, immunosuppression, alcohol, malignancy, and certain occupations such as mining and sandblasting. However, previous studies were outdated and used non-comparative statistical methods. We aimed to determine the current risk factors for developing ... Read more >>

Medicine (Baltimore) (Medicine)
[2019, 98(5):e14281]

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The Relationship Between Assistance Satisfaction and Negative Affect in Long-Term Social Assistance Recipients in China: The Moderating Role of Self-Acceptance.

Xinru Huang, Hong Chen, Shanshan Li,

Public welfare in China is less universal, comprehensive, and generous when compared with other welfare regimes, especially for individuals with occupational disease. The assistance satisfaction of Chinese pneumoconiosis patients, a typical group of long-term social assistance recipients, has been linked to diminished health and psychological well-being. Self-acceptance is theorized to ... Read more >>

Front Psychol (Frontiers in Psychology)
[2019, 10:109]

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MRI in Evaluation of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules.

Erdem Fatihoğlu, Suzan Biri, Sonay Aydın, Elif Ergün, Pınar Nercis Koşar,

OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study is to assess magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), T2-weighted image (T2WI), and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps' threshold values before computed tomography (CT)-guided transthorasic biopsy in solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) by describing tumoral cell density. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Patients who had SPN were prospectively ... Read more >>

Turk Thorac J (Turkish thoracic journal)
[2019, 20(2):90-96]

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