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  • Global Asbestos Disaster. [Journal Article]
  • IJInt J Environ Res Public Health 2018 May 16; 15(5)
  • Furuya S, Chimed-Ochir O, … Takala J
  • Introduction: Asbestos has been used for thousands of years but only at a large industrial scale for about 100⁻150 years. The first identified disease was asbestosis, a type of incurable pneumoconios...
  • 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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