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Lung diseases in the elderly. Pathogenetic significance of pollutants and environmental factors

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Abstract

In the elderly pneumoconioses due to anorganic or organic dusts are not very common. The incidence of mesothelioma is increasing also in the elderly population. Mesothelioma has become the most frequent occupational malignancy. There is also evidence that mesothelioma can be produced by other fibers than asbestos particles. The paper discusses further the effect of passive smoking, where there is new evidence that passive-smokers are exposed to a higher risk for bronchial cancer than non-smokers. The interactions between smoking and air pollution and morbidity of chronic bronchitis are illustrated. New aspects of pathogenesis and pathophysiology of chronic obstructive lung disease and pulmonary emphysema due to smoking as the most frequent environmental lung disease in the elderly are further discussed. A brief overview of the therapeutical approach to chronic obstructive lung disease including new forms of treatment of cor pulmonale is finally given.
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Publication Date:
May 03, 1984
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-84-187131
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Fortschr. Med.; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 102:17
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; AIR POLLUTION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES; PATHOGENESIS; TOBACCO SMOKES; ASBESTOS; BRONCHITIS; ELDERLY PEOPLE; LUNGS; NEOPLASMS; PNEUMOCONIOSES; AEROSOLS; AGE GROUPS; BODY; COLLOIDS; DISEASES; DISPERSIONS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; MINORITY GROUPS; ORGANS; POLLUTION; POPULATIONS; RESIDUES; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; SMOKES; SOLS; 560306* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Man- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6469271
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: FMDZA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 477-482
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Heitz, M, and Herzog, H. Lung diseases in the elderly. Pathogenetic significance of pollutants and environmental factors. Germany: N. p., 1984. Web.
Heitz, M, & Herzog, H. Lung diseases in the elderly. Pathogenetic significance of pollutants and environmental factors. Germany.
Heitz, M, and Herzog, H. 1984. "Lung diseases in the elderly. Pathogenetic significance of pollutants and environmental factors." Germany.
@misc{etde_6469271,
title = {Lung diseases in the elderly. Pathogenetic significance of pollutants and environmental factors}
author = {Heitz, M, and Herzog, H}
abstractNote = {In the elderly pneumoconioses due to anorganic or organic dusts are not very common. The incidence of mesothelioma is increasing also in the elderly population. Mesothelioma has become the most frequent occupational malignancy. There is also evidence that mesothelioma can be produced by other fibers than asbestos particles. The paper discusses further the effect of passive smoking, where there is new evidence that passive-smokers are exposed to a higher risk for bronchial cancer than non-smokers. The interactions between smoking and air pollution and morbidity of chronic bronchitis are illustrated. New aspects of pathogenesis and pathophysiology of chronic obstructive lung disease and pulmonary emphysema due to smoking as the most frequent environmental lung disease in the elderly are further discussed. A brief overview of the therapeutical approach to chronic obstructive lung disease including new forms of treatment of cor pulmonale is finally given.}
journal = {Fortschr. Med.; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {102:17}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1984}
month = {May}
}