Total lung capacity in asbestosis : a comparison of radiographic and body plethysmographic methods.
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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Cote : 94-0130105
Code Inist : 002B30B01A. Création : 199406.