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Occupational exposure and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : a systematic review and meta-analysis
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 3565120
Author(s) Alif, Sheikh M; Dharmage, Shyamali C; Bowatte, Gayan; Karahalios, Amalia; Benke, Geza; Dennekamp, Martine; Mehta, Amar J; Miedinger, David; Künzli, Nino; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Matheson, Melanie C
Author(s) at UniBasel Künzli, Nino
Probst Hensch, Nicole
Year 2016
Title Occupational exposure and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : a systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal Expert review of respiratory medicine
Volume 10
Number 8
Pages / Article-Number 861-72
Abstract Due to contradictory literature we have performed a systematic review and meta-analyse of population-based studies that have used Job Exposure Matrices to assess occupational exposure and risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).; Two researchers independently searched databases for published articles using predefined inclusion criteria. Study quality was assessed, and results pooled for COPD and chronic bronchitis for exposure to biological dust, mineral dust, and gases/fumes using a fixed and random effect model. Five studies met predetermined inclusion criteria. The meta-analysis showed low exposure to mineral dust, and high exposure to gases/fumes were associated with an increased risk of COPD. We also found significantly increased the risk of chronic bronchitis for low and high exposure to biological dust and mineral dust. Expert commentary: The relationship between occupational exposure assessed by the JEM and the risk of COPD and chronic bronchitis shows significant association with occupational exposure. However, the heterogeneity of the meta-analyses suggests more wide population-based studies with older age groups and longitudinal phenotype assessment of COPD to clarify the role of occupational exposure to COPD risk.
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN/ISBN 1747-6356
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1080/17476348.2016.1190274
PubMed ID
ISI-Number WOS:000381048000004
Document type (ISI) Journal Article

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