Pneumoconiosis

Common Name(s)

Pneumoconiosis, Black Lung Disease

Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease) is an occupational lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust. Damage to the lungs by coal dust causes the air sacs to become inflamed and eventually become scarred and stiff making it difficult to breath. Symptoms include chronic cough and shortness of breath. The severity of the condition and symptoms will vary depending on the individuals exposure to coal and dust and may not appear for many years.

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The terms "Pneumoconiosis" returned 338 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnostic and clinical application value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for progressive massive fibrosis of coal worker pneumoconiosis: Case reports.
 

Author(s): Lansheng Zhang, Chun Wang, Qiuyue Yan, Tao Zhang, Zhengxiang Han, Guan Jiang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(20):e6890.

 

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we diagnosed pneumoconiosis by identifying the content and distribution of hydrogen protons in the water molecules in different tissues and lesions.

Last Updated: 17 May 2017

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Mortality in Miners with Coal-Workers' Pneumoconiosis in the Czech Republic in the Period 1992-2013.
 

Author(s): Hana Tomášková, Anna Šplíchalová, Hana Šlachtová, Pavel Urban, Zdeňka Hajduková, Irena Landecká, Rostislav Gromnica, Petr Brhel, Daniela Pelclová, Zdeněk Jirák

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While working underground, miners are exposed to a number of risk factors that have a negative impact on their health and may be a cause of an increased mortality in miners. The aim of the study was to compare total and specific mortality in black coal miners with acknowledged coal-workers' ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2017

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Cross-section analysis of coal workers' pneumoconiosis and higher brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity within Kailuan study.
 

Author(s): Yao Zheng, Lirong Liang, Tianbang Qin, Guang Yang, Shasha An, Yang Wang, Zhifang Li, Zhongda Shao, Xiuping Zhu, Taicheng Yao, Shouling Wu, Jun Cai

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Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events and mortality. However, there is no related data on the association of baPWVwith coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). We explored the baPWV in subjects withCWP and the associated risk factors.

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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The terms "Pneumoconiosis" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Japanese workplace health management in pneumoconiosis prevention.
 

Author(s): Naw Awn Jp, Momo Imanaka, Narufumi Suganuma

Journal: J Occup Health. 2017 Mar;59(2):91-103.

 

The Japanese government established the Pneumoconiosis Law in 1960 to protect health and promote the welfare of workers engaged in dust-exposed works. This article describes Japanese practice in workplace health management as regulated by the Pneumoconiosis Law to reduce pneumoconiosis in Japan.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2016

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Pneumoconiosis.
 

Author(s): Paul Cullinan, Peter Reid

Journal: Prim Care Respir J. 2013 Jun;22(2):249-52.

 

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2013

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Current status of pneumoconiosis patients in Korea.
 

Author(s): Byung-Soon Choi, So Young Park, Joung Oh Lee

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2010 Dec;25(Suppl):S13-9.

 

This study identifies the number of pneumoconiosis patients after eliminating deceased patients between 2003 and 2008 as of January 1st and estimates it for the next five years. From 2003 to 2008, the pneumoconiosis patients were 16,929, 17,224, 17,366, 17,566, 17,542, and 17,546, ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2011

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Last Updated: 7 Feb 2017

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Human Umbilical Cord-Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Pneumoconiosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pneumoconiosis

 

Last Updated: 31 May 2016

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Comprehensive Risk Assessment of People With Silicosis: A Population-based Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Silicosis

 

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2016

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