|Statement||Gary R. Epler, guest editor.|
|Series||Clinics in chest medicine -- 13/2|
|Contributions||Epler, Gary R.|
Occupational Lung Diseases 13 Occupational lung diseases are a broad group of diagnoses caused by the inha-lation of dusts, chemicals, or proteins. “Pneumoconiosis” is the term used for the diseases associated with inhaling mineral dusts. The severity of the disease is related to the material inhaled and the intensity and duration of the. This authoritative text on occupational lung disorders builds upon the fundamentals, including clinical, epidemiological, and predictive approaches. It discusses interstitial and malignant diseases, airways diseases, and other respiratory issues, such as diving, working at high altitudes, and abnormal sleep conditions.5/5(1). Occupational lung diseases are occupational, or work-related, lung conditions that have been caused or made worse by the materials a person is exposed to within the includes a broad group of diseases, including occupational asthma, industrial bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiolitis obliterans, inhalation injury, interstitial lung diseases . Here is an overview of a selection of common occupational lung diseases with links to sites that give you more details regarding symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Signs and symptoms Symptoms vary from case to case and within a patient group tend to be more symptomatic after a lengthy exposure (15 to 20 years or more) to high concentrations of.
In , the ATS published Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope, a book that explores the nature and causes of pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorders, their prevalence and burden, the benefits research has brought and the research challenges that book, which was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, is written for educated . The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a branch of the US Department of Labor, has extensive information regarding occupational lung diseases. Epidemiologic data, workplace safety guidelines, and minimum exposure standards are all published for specific exposure types. Work-related lung diseases are lung problems that are made worse in certain work environments. They are caused by long-term exposure to certain irritants that are breathed into the lungs. These lung diseases may have lasting effects, even after the exposure ends. Occupational Lung Diseases 3rd Edition. by W. Keith C. Morgan MD(Sheff) FRCP(Ed) FRCP(Canada) FACP (Author), Anthony Seaton MD(Cantab) FRCP(Lond) FROM (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Author: Anthony Seaton Md From.
Interstitial lung diseases Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) have been more closely associated with an occupational aetiology than any other category of respiratory disease. Classic examples of occupational diseases are the pneumoconioses caused by crystalline silica (silicosis), asbestos (asbestosis) and coal dust (coal worker’s pneumoconiosis). occupational diseases, from illnesses caused by chemical, physical and biological agents to respiratory and skin diseases, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational cancer. Mental and behavioural disorders have been, for the first time, specifically included in the ILO list. The list also has open items in all the sections dealing with the File Size: KB. Occupational lung diseases are related to particular occupational exposures in two main categories: diseases of lung tissue and diseases of the airway. Pulmonary fibrosis with restricted lung volume decreases lung diffusion capacity on pulmonary function testing, showing increased interstitial pulmonary markings on chest X-rays. A careful evaluation can identify and diagnose occupational lung disease successfully in most cases. The following four approaches are recommended: (1) detailed history, including occupational and environmental exposures, (2) thorough physical examination, (3) appropriate imaging studies, and (4) pulmonary function testing.