A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases

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Yuh-Chin T. Huang, Andrew J. Ghio, Lisa A. Maier
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 28, 2012 - Medical - 326 pages

A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases delivers a concise compendium to the diagnosis and management of occupational and environmental lung diseases, incorporating evidence-based guidelines where available. Each chapter provides an updated review and a practical approach to different occupational and environmental lung diseases. With rapidly changing technology, new conditions and exposures will undoubtedly emerge. Clinicians need to remain vigilant about assessing the potential link between lung diseases and environmental exposures, and this book provides a practical guide to recognize, diagnose, and prevent occupational and environmental lung diseases. Written for practicing clinicians including internists, pulmonologists, and primary care providers, as well as industrial hygienists and environmental regulators, A Clinical Guide to Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases is a timely and important new volume and an invaluable contribution to the literature.

 

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Contents

Historical Perspective of Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease
1
The Occupational and Environmental History
27
Use of Laboratory Tests in Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases
41
Radiography and CT of Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases
58
Environmental and Occupational Causes of Asthma
93
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
113
Air Pollution and Lung Diseases
133
Unanswered Questions Regarding Asbestos Exposure Concerns for the Next Generation
153
Hard Metal Lung Disease
217
Beryllium Disease
231
Occupational Lung Cancer
250
COPD in Nonsmokers
265
Emerging Issues in Environmental and Occupational Lung Diseases
277
Disability Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases
285
Global Impact of Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases
294
Index
311

Pneumoconiosis in the TwentyFirst Century
170
Inhalation Injury
189

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Yuh-Chin T. Huang, MD, MHS
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Andrew J. Ghio, MD
Human Studies Facility, Environmental Public Health Division, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Lisa A. Maier, MD, MSPH, FCCP
Department of Medicine, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, USA

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