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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pneumoconiosis" returned 346 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Development of breath test for pneumoconiosis: a case-control study.
 

Author(s): Hsiao-Yu Yang, Ruei-Hao Shie, Che-Jui Chang, Pau-Chung Chen

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Lipid peroxidation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of pneumoconiosis. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) generated from lipid peroxidation might be used to detect pneumoconiosis. The objective of this study was to develop a breath test for pneumoconiosis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dental Technicians' Pneumoconiosis.
 

Author(s): Masaki Okamoto, Masaki Tominaga, Shigeki Shimizu, Chiyo Yano, Ken Masuda, Masayuki Nakamura, Yoshiaki Zaizen, Takashi Nouno, Satoshi Sakamoto, Mitsuru Yokoyama, Tomotaka Kawayama, Tomoaki Hoshino

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 Dec;56(24):3323-3326.

 

A 40-year-old female dental technician visited our hospital for the investigation of a chest X-ray abnormality. Chest computed tomography demonstrated centrilobular nodules and lung volume reduction, and her serum KL-6 level was elevated. A histological analysis of the specimens obtained ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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LRBA Gene Polymorphisms and Risk of Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis: A Case-Control Study from China.
 

Author(s): Yi Liu, Jingjin Yang, Qiuyun Wu, Ruhui Han, Weiwen Yan, Jiali Yuan, Xiaoming Ji, Yan Li, Wenxi Yao, Chunhui Ni

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The lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-responsive beige-like anchor protein (LRBA) is a member of the WDL-BEACH-WD (WBW) gene family. Defects in this gene are associated with the disordered autoimmunity in various diseases, including pulmonary fibrosis. In this study, we investigated the association ...

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 Sep 2016

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The Role of JAK2 in Alveolar Macrophages (AM's) in Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD); Beryllium Sensitization (BeS)

 

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2016

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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: 7 Mar 2018

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