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  1. Spirometric impairments in long-term insulators : relationships to duration of exposure, smoking, and radiographic abnormalities.

    Article - En anglais

    A study of 2,611 long-term asbestos insulators was well suited to provide information on (1) the prevalence of spirometric impairments in a large, well-defined population and (2) the effects of cigarette smoking, radiographic abnormalities, and duration from onset of exposure on pulmonary function.

    Prevalences are reported by a mutually exclusive classification of impairments (normal, restrictive, obstructive, small airways, and combined) as well as by abnormality of specific spirometric tests (FVC, FEV1/ FVC, and midexpiratory time).

    Only 3 percent of nonsmokers (NS) had obstruction and 6 percent a decreased FEV1/ FVC.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Tabagisme, Exploration, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Radiodiagnostic, Radiographie, Asbestose

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Tobacco smoking, Exploration, Human, Lung function, Radiodiagnosis, Radiography, Asbestosis

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    Cote : 94-0210750

    Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 199406.