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Study examines association of asbestos exposure, mesothelioma in Eastern China

A new research letter published online by JAMA Oncology looks at asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma in Eastern China.

New Study Challenges Assumption of Asbestos' Ability to Move in Soil

(University of California - San Diego) A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego scientist Jane Willenbring challenges the long-held belief that ...

Australian Scientists Say Mesothelioma Subtype is Not Related to How or Where Asbestos Exposure Happened, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

New research finds no consistent link between how a person was exposed to asbestos and the type of mesothelioma they develop. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 25, 2016 Researchers at the University of West...

From Asthma to COPD: What's Air Got to Do With It?

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution significantly raises the odds of progressing to asthma and COPD. What can patients do? Medscape Critical Care

Study assesses accuracy of COPD diagnoses and utilization of spirometry in primary care clinics

According to the recommendations of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), spirometry should be performed to establish the diagnos...

Lung Cancer in COPD, It Is Not Just the Cigarette Smoke

The development of lung cancer in patients with COPD has been linked with tobacco exposure, but other factors may also play a role. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine

Doctors Say Asbestos Implicated in Patient's Kidney Cancer, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

A newly published case study suggests that asbestos may cause kidney cancer as well as mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 18, 2016 Occupational medicine specialists in Italy have published the de...

New Research Unlocks Some of the Mystery Behind Mesothelioma Development, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Researchers in Japan say changes to the T-cells in asbestos exposed people may help explain why some develop malignant mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 29, 2016 Scientists at Okayama, Japan...

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Current and future risks of asbestos exposure in the Australian community.

Australia mined asbestos for more than 100 years and manufactured and imported asbestos products. There is a legacy of in situ asbestos throughout the built environment.

Reduced lung function in smokers in a lung cancer screening cohort with asbestos exposure and pleural plaques.

While low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer is recommended for high-risk smokers, ages 55-74 years, information about asbestos exposure may not be routinely elicited. Asbestos ...

Assessment of asbestos exposure during a simulated agricultural activity in the proximity of the former asbestos mine of Balangero, Italy.

The natural occurrence of asbestos (NOA) in rural areas is a serious concern for human health and the dispersion route of asbestos in the proximity of natural asbestos-rich settings has been marginall...

Utility of Bronchoalveolar Lavage for the Diagnosis of Asbestos-Related Diseases.

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) analysis has been proposed as an objective technique for confirming asbestos exposure. However, the reliability and diagnostic yield of this procedure has not been studied...

Diagnostic value of microRNAs in asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma: systematic review and qualitative meta-analysis.

Asbestos is a harmful and exceptionally persistent natural material. Malignant mesothelioma (MM), an asbestos-related disease, is an insidious, lethal cancer that is poorly responsive to current treat...

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