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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.

Asbestos Air Pollution: Description of a Mesothelioma Cluster Due to Residential Exposure from an Asbestos Cement Factory.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 April 12 [Link] Vimercati L, Cavone D, Delfino MC, Caputi A, De Maria L, Sponselli S, Corrado V, Ferri GM, Serio G Abstract The study describes a cluster of 71 malignant mesothelioma cases among Bari residents without asbestos exposure other than residential exposure. This small cohort, […]

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Association between asbestos exposure and pericardial and tunica vaginalis testis malignant mesothelioma: a case-control study and epidemiological remarks.

Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health 2020 April 7 [Link] Marinaccio A, Consonni D, Mensi C, Mirabelli D, Migliore E, Magnani C, Di Marzio D, Gennaro V, Mazzoleni G, Girardi P, Negro C, Romanelli A, Chellini E, Grappasonni I, Madeo G, Romeo E, Ascoli V, Carrozza F, Angelillo IF, Cavone D, Tumino R, Melis […]

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Overexpression of miR-199/214 is a distinctive feature of iron- and asbestos-induced sarcomatoid mesothelioma in rats.

Cancer Science 2020 April 4 [Link] Okazaki Y, Chew SH, Nagai H, Yamashita Y, Ohara H, Li J, Akatsuka S, Takahashi T, Toyokuni S Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is one of the most lethal tumors in humans. The onset of MM is linked to exposure to asbestos, which generates reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS are […]

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Measurement of asbestos emissions associated with demolition of abandoned residential dwellings.

The Science of the Total Environment 2020 March 21 [Link] Neitzel RL, Sayler SK, Demond AH, d’Arcy H, Garabrant DH, Franzblau A Abstract Many cities are revitalizing their urban cores through the demolition of abandoned residential dwellings (ARDs). However, data regarding the emissions of asbestos during such an operation are sparse. We measured airborne asbestos […]

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Malignant mesothelioma following repeated exposures to cosmetic talc: A case series of 75 patients.

American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2020 March 16 [Link] Emory TS, Maddox JC, Kradin RL Abstract BACKGROUND: Asbestos is the primary known cause of malignant mesothelioma. Some cosmetic talc products have been shown to contain asbestos. Recently, repeated exposures to cosmetic talc have been implicated as a cause of mesothelioma. METHODS: Seventy-five individuals (64 females; […]

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How I treat malignant pleural mesothelioma.

ESMO Open 2020 March [Link] Viscardi G, Di Liello R, Morgillo F Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive malignancy mostly associated with occupational asbestos exposure. Prognosis is poor and only highly selected patients may benefit from aggressive surgical management, also as part of a multimodal approach. In advanced disease, the combination of […]

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The role of imaging in malignant pleural mesothelioma: an update after the 2018 BTS guidelines.

Clinical Radiology 2020 February 18 [Link] Sinha S, Swift AJ, Kamil MA, Matthews S, Bull MJ, Fisher P, De Fonseka D, Saha S, Edwards JG, Johns CS Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a primary malignancy of the pleura and is associated with a poor outcome. The symptoms and signs of malignant mesothelioma present late […]

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Lung Asbestos Fibre Burden and Pleural Mesothelioma in Women with Non-occupational Exposure.

Annals of Work Exposure and Health 2020 February 17 [Link] Barbieri PG, Somigliana A, Chen Y, Consonni D, Vignola R, Finotto L Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) due to environmental and familial (domestic) asbestos exposure is well recognized. However, information on cumulative asbestos dose in subjects affected by MPM is limited. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate […]

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Exhaled Breath Analysis in Diagnosis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Systematic Review.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020 February 10 [Link] Töreyin ZN, Ghosh M, Göksel Ö, Göksel T, Godderis L Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is mainly related to previous asbestos exposure. There is still dearth of information on non-invasive biomarkers to detect MPM at early stages. Human studies on exhaled breath biomarkers […]

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[Diffuse Intraparenchymal Mesothelioma: An Atypical Presentation].

Acta Medica Portuguesa 2020 February 3 [Link] Pais A, Pinto N, Cardoso J, Fernandes M, Coutinho AI, Oliveira AS, Carvalho L, Bárbara C Abstract Pleural mesothelioma is a disease associated with exposure to asbestos. Although rare, it is the most common malignant pleural neoplasm. It is difficult to diagnose and it has a poor prognosis. […]

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