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Cancer morbidity was investigated in a cohort of 2,170 ethylene oxide (EO)-exposed workers from 2 plants producing disposable medical equipment. The subjects had been employed for at least 1 year during the periods 1970-1985 and 1964-1985, respectively. The exposure to EO was assessed for each of six job categories in the plants with respect to each(More)
In a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) processing plant, 20 workers employed as machine attendants and calender operators, and thus exposed to PVC thermal degradation products (PTDP) and phthalic acid esters (PAE; up to 2 mg/m3), were studied. The control group was 19 unexposed workers. The exposed subjects had more symptoms from eyes and upper airways than the(More)
To study whether exposure to low levels of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) causes increased risk for cancer morbidity and death from ischemic heart disease, a cohort study was performed among 2,031 male workers at a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) processing plant who had been employed for at least 3 months during the period 1945-1980. An almost significantly(More)
A 25% lower cancer mortality was found for 1360 Swedish fishermen who fished on the Baltic Sea than for the general population. The fishermen consumed twice as much fish as the population in the same county. In spite of the low overall cancer mortality, increased mortality from myeloma, as well as increased incidences of gastric carcinoma and squamous cell(More)
Im Verlauf einer Influenza-A-H1N1-09-Virus-Pandemie kam es bei einem kleinen Teil der Patienten auch zu neurologischen Komplikationen. Wir stellen den Fall eines 10-jährigen Jungen mit neu aufgetretenen zerebralen Krampfanfällen und nachgewiesener Influenza-A-H1N1-09-Infektion vor. In der MRT des Hirns zeigte sich eine transiente Läsion im Splenium des(More)
INTRODUCTION In thermally injured patients, inhalation injury is often associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and is an independent predictor of increased morbidity and mortality. Extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R) therapy offers new possibilities in protective mechanical ventilation in ARDS patients. We performed an early application(More)
BACKGROUND The authors studied the effects on membrane lung carbon dioxide extraction (VCO2ML), spontaneous ventilation, and energy expenditure (EE) of an innovative extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) technique enhanced by acidification (acid load carbon dioxide removal [ALCO2R]) via lactic acid. METHODS Six spontaneously breathing healthy(More)
A cohort of 2,131 male nitrate fertilizer workers was evaluated for cancer morbidity from 1963 to 1986. No significant increase in total cancer, stomach cancer (5 actual vs 6.7 expected cases), or lung cancer (13 vs 13 expected) was found. On the other hand, 26 actual cases of prostate cancer were observed vs 16 expected cases (standardized morbidity ratio,(More)
The combination of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) and hemofiltration is a possible therapeutic strategy for patients needing both lung and renal support. We tested the effects of the recirculation of ultrafiltrate on membrane lung (ML) CO2 removal (VCO2ML). Three conscious, spontaneously breathing sheep were connected to a commercially(More)