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 350 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Time trends and future prediction of coal worker's pneumoconiosis in opencast coal mine in China based on the APC model.
 

Author(s): Yuting Li, Wei Xian, Haodi Xu, Jinbin Sun, Bing Han, Hongbo Liu

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The opencast coal mine is a specific mine differing from the underground mine. There are differences in the way into the ore body, the organization of production, transport technology and other aspects. This study aimed to describe the prevalence of CWP among ex-dust miners in opencast ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis-Attributable Years of Potential Life Lost to Life Expectancy and Potential Life Lost Before Age 65 Years - United States, 1999-2016.
 

Author(s): Jacek M Mazurek, John Wood, David J Blackley, David N Weissman

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Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) is a preventable occupational lung disease caused by inhaling coal mine dust that can lead to premature* death (1,2). To assess trends in premature mortality attributed to CWP (3), CDC analyzed underlying causes of death data from 1999 to 2016, the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A response to the Comment on Tomaskova et al. Mortality in Miners with Coal-Workers' Pneumoconiosis in the Czech Republic in the Period 1992-2013. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2017, 14, 269 by the Author Mei Yong.
 

Author(s): Hana Tomášková, Anna Šplíchalová, Hana Šlachtová, Daniela Pelclová, Pavel Urban, Zdeněk Jirák

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At first, we would like to thank Mei Yong for the comments on our article Mortality in Miners with Coal-Workers' Pneumoconiosis in the Czech Republic in the Period 1992-2013 [...].

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Pneumoconiosis.
 

Author(s): Paul Cullinan, Peter Reid

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

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Exposure in Epigenetic Regulation of Immune Response in Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Beryllium Disease

 

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2018

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Cortical Superficial Siderosis and Risk of Recurrent Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy.
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2018

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Efficacy of Weekly Rifapentine and Isoniazid for Tuberculosis Prevention
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Silicosis; Tuberculosis

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2015

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