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Category Archives: Nanotubes, Nanofibers

Microscopic tubes or fibers, generally made of carbon, the length of a nanometer (1 billionth of a meter). Constructed for use in areas such as electronics, optics, and other fields of material science. As a result of the similarities (in structure, size, and use) between carbon nanotubes and asbestos, concerns have been raised, including the risk of mesothelioma.

The asbestos fibre burden in human lungs: new insights into the chrysotile debate

European Respiratory Journal 2017 [Link] Feder IS, Tischoff I, Theile A, Schmitz I, Merget R, Tannapfel A Abstract The traceability of asbestos fibres in human lungs is a matter of discussion especially for chrysotile. This issue is of high significance for differential diagnosis, risk assessment and occupational compensation. At present no intra-individual longitudinal information is […]

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Geographic and socioeconomic factors in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in New South Wales and their impact upon clinical outcomes

Respirology 2017 January 31 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Linton A, Soeberg M, Broome R, Kao S, van Zandwijk N Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Whilst the impact of clinicopathological factors on the prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is well understood, socioeconomic and geographic factors have received less attention. We analysed the relationship between geographic […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma: an update on investigation, diagnosis and treatment

European Respiratory Review 2016 December [Link] Bibby AC, Tsim S, Kanellakis N, Ball H, Talbot DC, Blyth KG, Maskell NA, Psallidas Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive malignancy of the pleural surface, predominantly caused by prior asbestos exposure. There is a global epidemic of malignant pleural mesothelioma underway, and incidence rates are predicted to […]

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Asbestos exposure and histological subtype of malignant mesothelioma

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 November [Epub 2016 August 19] [Link] Franklin P, Alfonso H, Reid A, Olsen N, Shilkin KB, Brims F, de Klerk N, Musk AW Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) has distinct histological subtypes (epithelioid, sarcomatoid and biphasic) with variable behaviour and prognoses. It is well recognised that survival time varies with […]

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Asbestos exposure and histological subtype of malignant mesothelioma

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 August 19 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Franklin P, Alfonso H, Reid A, Olsen N, Shilkin KB, Brims F, de Klerk N, Musk AW Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) has distinct histological subtypes (epithelioid, sarcomatoid and biphasic) with variable behaviour and prognoses. It is well recognised that survival time varies […]

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Malignant mesothelioma incidence by nation-wide cancer registry: a population-based study

Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 July 26 [Link] Tomasson K, Gudmundsson G, Briem H, Rafnsson V Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure has a long latency period. A ban on asbestos use may not be apparent in decreased incidence in the population until after several decades. The aim was to evaluate […]

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Software for Apportionment of Asbestos-Related Mesotheliomas

Canadian Respiratory Journal 2016 [Epub 2016 May 18] [Link] Ross RM Abstract Patients with an asbestos-related mesothelioma may be legally entitled to financial compensation. In this context, a physician may be called upon to apportion the contribution of an asbestos containing product or facility where there was asbestos exposure in the development of that individual’s […]

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Incidence of malignant mesothelioma in Aboriginal people in Western Australia

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2016 Jul 3 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Franklin P, Reid A, Olsen N, Peters S, de Klerk N, Brims F, Threlfall T, Murray R, Musk AB. Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe the incidence of malignant mesothelioma (MM) in Aboriginal people in Western Australia (WA) and determine the […]

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Fluoro-edenite and carbon nanotubes: The health impact of ‘asbestos-like’ fibers

Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 2016 January [Link] Miozzi E, Rapisarda V, Marconi A, Costa C, Polito I, Spandidos DA, Libra M, Fenga C. Abstract Several decades have passed since Wagner et al demonstrated a causal link between asbestos fibre inhalation and the development of pleural mesothelioma in 1960. It was later suggested that pleural plaques […]

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Carbon Nanotube and Asbestos Exposures Induce Overlapping but Distinct Profiles of Lung Pathology in Non-Swiss Albino CF-1 Mice

Toxicology Pathology 2016 February 2 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Frank EA, Carreira VS, Birch ME, Yadav JS. Abstract Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are emerging as important occupational and environmental toxicants owing to their increasing prevalence and potential to be inhaled as airborne particles. CNTs are a concern because of their similarities to asbestos, which include […]

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