environmental lung disease

environmental lung disease

Pulmonary medicine The lung changes caused by exposure to environmental toxins Examples Asthma–acidic aerosols, nitrogen dioxide, photochemicals, COPD and emphysema–acidic aerosols, cigarettes, oxidant gases, lung cancer–cigarettes, radon, silica, volatile organic chemicals, mesothelioma-asbestos, ↓ lung capacity–acidic aerosols, tobacco, nitrogen dioxide, photochemicals, silicosis–silica Pathogenesis Environmental toxins induce bronchoconstriction, CA, fibrosis, inflammation. See COPD.
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Among the topics are transplant renal biopsies, the diagnostic electron microscopy of nerve, cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencyphalopathy, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, occupational and environmental lung disease, and virology.
Based in Albuquerque as a partnership of The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI), the NIEHS-funded center comprises major research cores in environmental cancer and oxidative stress, cardiovascular toxicology, environmental lung disease, and population health and epidemiology.
Unlike other books on the subject, this new volume approaches occupational and environmental lung disease from the starting point of the patient who comes to the physician with respiratory symptoms.
I have focused my research on the biology and genetics of environmental lung disease and host defense.
Schwartz's research has focused on the genetic and biological determinants of environmental lung disease and host defense.
Pneumoconioses fall under the broad category of interstitial lung disease, and are also called occupational lung diseases or environmental lung diseases.
Volume 2 covers all other major diseases, among them: COPD, respiratory failure, embolism, neoplasms, and occupational and environmental lung diseases.
Environmental lung diseases most affect the least advantaged and most vulnerable groups in society, including poor women and children, the malnourished, disenfranchised workers, and slum dwellers.

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