Severe occupational pneumoconiosis among West Virginian coal miners: one hundred thirty-eight cases of progressive massive fibrosis compensated between 2000 and 2009.

@article{Wade2011SevereOP,
  title={Severe occupational pneumoconiosis among West Virginian coal miners: one hundred thirty-eight cases of progressive massive fibrosis compensated between 2000 and 2009.},
  author={Walter Patrick Wade and Edward L Petsonk and Byron Arlen Young and Idrees Mogri},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 6},
  pages={
          1458-1462
        }
}
BACKGROUND Miners inhale dust at work and are at a risk for coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP), a preventable and potentially fatal lung disease. After regulations were implemented in the 1970s, declines were reported in both dust levels and the prevalence of simple and advanced CWP until about 2001, when despite stable reported dust levels, disease levels sharply increased. METHODS A structured, retrospective chart review was performed to describe the demographics and disease progression for… CONTINUE READING

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