Small Airway Dysfunction and Abnormal Exercise Responses. A Study in Coal Miners.


RATIONALE Coal mine dust exposure can cause symptoms and loss of lung function from multiple mechanisms, but the roles of each disease process are not fully understood. OBJECTIVES We investigated the implications of small airway dysfunction for exercise physiology among a group of workers exposed to coal mine dust. METHODS Twenty coal miners performed… (More)
DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201511-786BC