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Lung mechanics in coal workers' pneumoconiosis.

Authors
Lapp-NL
Source
Ann NY Acad Sci 1972 Dec; 200(1):433-454
NIOSHTIC No.
00003787
Abstract
This study was designed to investigate the mechanical properties of the lungs in working coal miners in order to determine what abnormalities result from simple coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). The study tried to determine whether the elastic properties of the lung might be altered by either the small amount of fibrosis or the focal emphysema that are found in this condition. An attempt was made to determine whether resistance in the small airways was increased in the absence of significant large airway obstruction. Twenty five working bituminous coal miners were studied. They were selected from three mines, which were among the 31 selected as part of an epidemiological study conducted to determine the prevalence and progression of coal workers' pneumoconiosis in the United States.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Biomedical-measurement; Respiratory-function-tests; Airway-resistance; Respiratory-functions; Mining; Epidemiology; Respiratory-system-disorders
CODEN
ANYAA9
Publication Date
19721229
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0077-8923
NIOSH Division
ALFORD
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 200, Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis
State
WV
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