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Articles dealing with the factors influencing the development of mesothelioma; occupational asbestos exposure is among the most common, but also genetic predisposition, smoking, and other contributing factors.

Chest physician-reported, work-related, long-latency respiratory disease in Great Britain

The European Respiratory Journal 2017 December [Link] Carder M, Darnton A, Gittins M, Stocks SJ, Ross D, Barber CM, Agius RM Abstract Much of the current burden of long-latency respiratory disease (LLRD) in Great Britain is attributed to historical asbestos exposure. However, continuing exposure to other agents, notably silica, also contributes to disease burden. The […]

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Biological responses to asbestos inhalation and pathogenesis of asbestos-related benign and malignant disease

Journal of Investigative Medicine 2018 January 6 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Solbes E, Harper RW Abstract Asbestos comprises a group of fibrous minerals that are naturally occurring in the environment. Because of its natural properties, asbestos gained popularity for commercial applications in the late 19th century and was used throughout the majority of the […]

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The epidemiology of malignant mesothelioma in women: gender differences and modalities of asbestos exposure

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 December 21 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Marinaccio A, et. al. Abstract INTRODUCTION: The epidemiology of gender differences for mesothelioma incidence has been rarely discussed in national case lists. In Italy an epidemiological surveillance system (ReNaM) is working by the means of a national register. METHODS: Incident malignant mesothelioma (MM) […]

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Asbestos fibre burden in gallbladder: A case study

Micron 2017 Dec 8 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Croce A, Capella S, Belluso E, Grosso F, Mariani N, Libener R, Rinaudo C Abstract The methods conventionally used to determine the burden of asbestos fibres inhaled/incorporated in lung require chemical digestion of the biological matrix before counting/characterising the inorganic fibrous phases under scanning electron microscopy […]

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Risk of cancer associated with residential exposure to asbestos insulation: a whole-population cohort study

The Lancet. Public Health [Epub Nov 2 2017] [Link] Korda RJ, Clements MS, Armstrong BK, Law HD, Guiver T, Anderson PR, Trevenar SM, Kirk MD Abstract BACKGROUND: The health risks associated with living in houses insulated with asbestos are unknown. Loose-fill asbestos was used to insulate some houses in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). We […]

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Breath analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and electronic nose to screen for pleural mesothelioma: a cross-sectional case-control study

Oncotarget 2017 September [Link] Lamote K, et. al Abstract RATIONALE: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is mainly caused by previous exposure to asbestos fibers and has a poor prognosis. Due to a long latency period between exposure and diagnosis, MPM incidence is expected to peak between 2020-2025. Screening of asbestos-exposed individuals is believed to improve early […]

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Plasma Fibulin-3 as a Potential Biomarker for Patients with Asbestos-Related Diseases in the Han Population

Disease Markers 2017 [Epub 2017 October 22] [Link] Jiang Z et. al. Abstract Fibulin-3 has been reported as a potential biomarker for mesothelioma. However, little is known about the diagnostic efficacies of fibulin-3 for asbestos-related diseases (ARDs) in China. This study was to investigate the utility of fibulin-3 for asbestos exposure and ARDs. A total […]

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Mesothelioma in Australia: a review

The Medical Journal of Australia 2017 November 20 [Link] Musk ABW, de Klerk N, Brims FJ Abstract The incidence of malignant mesothelioma in Australia is among the highest in the world as a result of widespread use of asbestos by industry and in construction throughout the 20th century. The risk of developing malignant mesothelioma after […]

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Cytological Profile of a Case of Malignant Mesothelioma of Pleura with Supraclavicular Lymph Node Metastasis

Journal of Cytology 2017 October-December [Link] Priya PV, Deepa S, Jayalakshmy PL Abstract Malignant mesothelioma of pleura is a locally aggressive rare neoplasm of mesothelial cells, which produces distant metastasis in advanced stages of its course. It is exceptional for patients to present with metastasis prior to the detection of primary tumor in the pleura. […]

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A 30-year mortality and respiratory morbidity study of refractory ceramic fiber workers

Inhalation Toxicology 2017 August [Link] LeMasters G, Lockey JE, Hilbert TJ, Levin LS, Burkle JW, Shipley R, Perme C, Meyer CA, Rice CH Abstract AIM: Report mortality (n = 1119), cancer incidence (n = 1207) and radiographic (n = 1451) findings from a 30-year investigation of current and former refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) workers. METHODS: Cause of death, health and work […]

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