Asbestos-related pleural plaques and lung function.

@article{Oliver1988AsbestosrelatedPP,
  title={Asbestos-related pleural plaques and lung function.},
  author={L. Christine Oliver and Ellen A. Eisen and Reginald E. Greene and Nancy L Sprince},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={649-56}
}
The present study examines the association between asbestos-related pleural plaques and lung function in a group of workers with occupational exposure to asbestos. Exposure, smoking, and respiratory histories, chest radiographs, flow-volume loops, and single breath DLCOs were obtained on 383 railroad workers. A score based on the ILO-1980 classification system was used to quantify the extent of plaquelike thickening. In order to eliminate potential confounders, we excluded from final analysis… CONTINUE READING

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