The effect of asbestosis on lung volumes was studied in 46 workers by measuring total lung capacity (TLC), forced vital capacity, vital capacity, and residual volume using two standard methods: body plethysmography and radiographic lung area.
Nine men had neither irregular opacities of any International Labour Office profusion category nor pleural abnormalities; 9 had pleural abnormalities only, 19 had irregular opacities only; and 9 had pulmonary asbestosis with pleural plagues.
Of the 28 with irregular opacities, 18 had moderate or advanced asbestosis (category 2/1 or greater).
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie professionnelle, Exploration, Homme, Etude comparative, Asbestose, Capacité pulmonaire totale, Pléthysmographie, Radiographie, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational disease, Exploration, Human, Comparative study, Asbestosis, Total lung capacity, Plethysmography, Radiography, Lung disease, Respiratory disease, Occupational medicine
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Code Inist : 002B30B01A. Création : 199406.