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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Occupational Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica Ocupacional]
Author: Bagatin E.
Jardim J.R.D.B.
Stirbulov R.
Abstract: Occupational chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, despite having been widely discussed for nearly half a century, is still rarely addressed in Brazil. Various studies, especially those that were population-based, have revealed the relationship between occupational exposure to aerosols and impairment of the airways. This chapter aims to remind physicians of the diagnosis of occupational chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by presenting a succinct review of the literature on the theme, which should be incorporated into the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, in terms of the scope of the diagnostic basis as well as in terms of the questionnaire specific for the disease. Collecting detailed work histories and characterizing exposure to inhaled agents known to have deleterious effects on the respiratory system will surely result in improved approaches to making diagnoses and prognoses of this disease, as well as contributing to its greater control.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1806-37132006000800007
Date Issue: 2006
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