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Category Archives: Occupational Asbestos Exposure

A wide variety of companies and industries used, and even continue to use, asbestos. While asbestos has never respected job titles, working in certain occupations and industries may increase your likelihood (and that of your family via contaminated clothing) of having been exposed to asbestos.

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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Epidemiology of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: A population-based study

Cancer Epidemiology 2017 October [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Salo SAS, Ilonen I, Laaksonen S, Myllärniemi M, Salo JA, Rantanen T Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is a rare cancer of the mesothelial cells in the peritoneum with poor prognosis. Earlier reports from other countries indicate an incidence of 0.2-3 new cases per million […]

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The effects of improving the mesothelioma surveillance network on sensitivity, timeliness in reporting and asbestos exposure assessment.

La Medicina del lavoro 2017 October [Link] Mangone L, Di Felice E, Storchi C, Romanelli A, Broccoli S, Vicentini M, Giorgi Rossi P Abstract BACKGROUND: In Italy, Mesothelioma Registries (MRs) have been established by law for the epidemiological surveillance of occupational cancers. MRs collect information about asbestos exposure of incident cases, through interviews. In the […]

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Estimating past inhalation exposure to asbestos: A tool for risk attribution and disease screening

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2017 October 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cherrie JW, McElvenny D, Blyth KG Abstract INTRODUCTION: Late presentation is common in mesothelioma. Reliable assessment of past exposure to asbestos is a necessary first step for risk attribution and for the development of a future screening programme. Such a […]

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Advances in systemic therapy for malignant mesothelioma: future perspectives

Future Oncology 2017 October [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sobhani N, Corona SP, Bonazza D, Ianza A, Pivetta T, Roviello G, Cortale M, Guglielmi A, Zanconati F, Generali D Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer affecting the mesothelium. This mainly occupational disease is becoming more common in those countries where […]

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Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Acta Bio-Medica 2017 August [Link] Cardinale L, Ardissone F, Gned D, Sverzellati N, Piacibello E, Veltri A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary neoplasm of the pleura and its incidence is still increasing.This tumor has a strong association with exposure to occupational or environmental asbestos, often after a long latent period of […]

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Lung cancer in a patient with predominantly short tremolite fibers in his lung

American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2017 July [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kohyama N, Fujiki M, Kishimoto T, Morinaga K Abstract The carcinogenicity of short tremolite fibers in human has not been cleared and has been argued hitherto. A lung cancer patient had worked at a gabbro quarry. Particles isolated from the excised lung parenchyma […]

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