Asbestosis

Common Name(s)

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling fibers of asbestos. Asbestos is the name of a group of minerals with long, thin fibers that were once used widely as insulation. The airborne fibers become lodged within your lungs, where they irritate and scar lung tissue. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and usually don’t appear until 10-40 years after continued exposure. They include shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough, loss of appetite with weight loss, fingertips and toes that appear wider and rounder than normal, and chest tightness or pain. People who worked with asbestos before the government began regulating its use in the 1970s are more likely to suffer from asbestosis.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Asbestosis" returned 124 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Occupationally acquired asbestosis in a healthcare worker.
 

Author(s): V Murlidhar

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Last Updated: 8 Aug 2015

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Systemic autoimmune disease in asbestosis rapidly responding to anti-interleukin-1beta antibody canakinumab: a case report.
 

Author(s): Laura Niccoli, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Carlotta Nannini, Micaela Romagnoli, Fabrizio Cantini

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Asbestosis is characterized by lung and pleural fibrosis and by immune system dysregulation, with autoantibody production and systemic immune-mediated disease. No specific therapies are available for asbestosis. Recently, the pivotal pathogenic role exerted by interleukin-1beta has ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2015

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Pleural plaques in smoking-associated fibrosis and pulmonary asbestosis.
 

Author(s): Rahul G Sangani, Andrew J Ghio, John E Parker

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Last Updated: 22 May 2015

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The terms "Asbestosis" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Radiologic Diagnosis of Asbestosis in Korea.
 

Author(s): Yoon Ki Cha, Jeung Sook Kim, Yookyung Kim, Yoon Kyung Kim

Journal: Korean J Radiol. ;17(5):674-83.

 

Asbestosis is the most important change noted in the lung parenchyma after environmental and occupational exposure to asbestos fibers. It is characterized by diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. In Korea, the incidence of asbestosis will continue to increase for many years to ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2016

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Asbestosis and environmental causes of usual interstitial pneumonia.
 

Author(s): Mridu Gulati, Carrie A Redlich

Journal: Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2015 Mar;21(2):193-200.

 

Recent epidemiologic investigations suggest that occupational and environmental exposures contribute to the overall burden of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This article explores the epidemiologic and clinical challenges to establishing exposure associations, the current literature ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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Asbestos, asbestosis, and cancer, the Helsinki criteria for diagnosis and attribution 2014: recommendations.
 

Author(s): Henrik Wolff, Tapio Vehmas, Panu Oksa, Jorma Rantanen, Harri Vainio

Journal: Scand J Work Environ Health. 2015 Jan;41(1):5-15.

 

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2015

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Developing Optimal Parameters for Hyperpolarized Noble Gas and Inert Fluorinated Gas MRI of Lung Disorders
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Lung Transplant; Lung Resection; Lung Cancer; Asthma; Cystic Fibrosis; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Emphysema; Mesothelioma; Asbestosis; Pulmonary Embolism; Interstitial Lung Disease; Pulmonary Fibrosis; Bronchiectasis; Seasonal Allergies; Cold Virus; Lung Infection; Pulmonary Hypertension; Pulmonary Dysplasia; Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2017

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