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Title: Field study in 156 Thorotrast cases: results of biophysical measurements and clinical examinations

Abstract

Within the scope of the German Thorotrast study 156 persons probably injected with Thororast were examined in a field study. Those persons unwilling or unable to consult the clinical examination centers at Heidelberg or Homburg were contacted at their homes. By means of a mobile laboratory in all patients the concentration of radon-220 (thoron) was measured in the exhaled air. The activity of the expired thoron, respectively the calculated radium-224-equivalent value is in accordance with the amount of Thorotrast formerly injected. In 116 persons Thorotrast deposits were found in the RHS as a consequence of angiography between 1934 and 1951. The results of these biophysical measurements will be reported and discussed. Moreover all clinical examinations corresponding to our questionnaires were made. Some of the results will be reported.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Universitaet des Saarlandes, Homburg, Germany
OSTI Identifier:
5457137
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environ. Res.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; SIDE EFFECTS; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISEASES; RADIOINDUCTION; LIVER; DELAYED RADIATION EFFECTS; RETICULOENDOTHELIAL SYSTEM; THOROTRAST; TOXICITY; BIOLOGICAL LOCALIZATION; BLOOD VESSELS; MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE; PATIENTS; RADON 220; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; CHALCOGENIDES; COLLOIDS; CONTRAST MEDIA; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DISEASES; DISPERSIONS; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; GLANDS; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NUCLEI; ORGANS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOCOLLOIDS; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOLOGY; RADON ISOTOPES; SECONDS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; THORIUM COMPOUNDS; THORIUM OXIDES; TISSUES; 560171* - Radiation Effects- Nuclide Kinetics & Toxicology- Man- (-1987); 550601 - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics

Citation Formats

Kemmer, W. Field study in 156 Thorotrast cases: results of biophysical measurements and clinical examinations. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1016/0013-9351(79)90148-8.
Kemmer, W. Field study in 156 Thorotrast cases: results of biophysical measurements and clinical examinations. United States. doi:10.1016/0013-9351(79)90148-8.
Kemmer, W. Thu . "Field study in 156 Thorotrast cases: results of biophysical measurements and clinical examinations". United States. doi:10.1016/0013-9351(79)90148-8.
@article{osti_5457137,
title = {Field study in 156 Thorotrast cases: results of biophysical measurements and clinical examinations},
author = {Kemmer, W.},
abstractNote = {Within the scope of the German Thorotrast study 156 persons probably injected with Thororast were examined in a field study. Those persons unwilling or unable to consult the clinical examination centers at Heidelberg or Homburg were contacted at their homes. By means of a mobile laboratory in all patients the concentration of radon-220 (thoron) was measured in the exhaled air. The activity of the expired thoron, respectively the calculated radium-224-equivalent value is in accordance with the amount of Thorotrast formerly injected. In 116 persons Thorotrast deposits were found in the RHS as a consequence of angiography between 1934 and 1951. The results of these biophysical measurements will be reported and discussed. Moreover all clinical examinations corresponding to our questionnaires were made. Some of the results will be reported.},
doi = {10.1016/0013-9351(79)90148-8},
journal = {Environ. Res.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 18:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}