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  • [Asbestosis and pleural plaques]. [Journal Article]
  • ULUgeskr Laeger 2018 Jun 18; 180(25)
  • Lauridsen HL, Bønløkke JH, … Sherson D
  • Asbestos was used in numerous products until its total ban in Denmark in 1988. The prevalence of asbestosis and pleural plaques does not yet appear to be falling. Unfortunately the statistics are unr...
  • Global Asbestos Disaster. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Environ Res Public Health 2018 May 16; 15(5)
  • Furuya S, Chimed-Ochir O, … Takala J
  • CONCLUSIONS: Present efforts to eliminate this man-made problem, in fact an epidemiological disaster, and preventing exposures leading to it are insufficient in most countries in the world. Applying programs and policies, such as those for the elimination of all kind of asbestos use-that is banning of new asbestos use and tight control and management of existing structures containing asbestos-need revision and resources. The International Labor Organization/World Health Organization Joint Program for the Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases needs to be revitalized. Exposure limits do not protect properly against cancer but for asbestos removal and equivalent exposure elimination work, we propose a limit value of 1000 fibres/m³.
  • On the diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma: A necropsy-based study of 171 cases (1997-2016). [Journal Article]
  • TTumori 2018 Apr 01; :300891618765538
  • Barbieri PG, Mirabelli D, … Brollo A
  • CONCLUSIONS: Autopsies confirmed 169/171 cases, including cases that would not be considered as certain based on diagnosis in life. Radiologic imaging, cytologic examination of pleural effusions, or both combined had low sensitivity but high positive predictive value: when they are positive, proceeding to thoracoscopy should be justified. MPM has been correctly diagnosed even without immunohistochemistry. The prevalence of pleural plaques and asbestosis was high due to severity of asbestos exposures in these cases.
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