Functional variables associated with the clinical grade of dyspnoea in coal miners with pneumoconiosis and mild bronchial obstruction

Bauer, T.T.; Schultze-Werninghaus, G.; Kollmeier, J.; Weber, A.; Eibel, R.; Lemke, B.; Schmidt, E-W
December 2001
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Dec2001, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p794
Academic Journal
Presents a study that investigated the association between the degree of breathlessness and functional indices of submaximal spiroergometry or pulmonary function tests in coal miners with pneumoconiosis. Results of the multiple linear regression analysis with the degree of breathlessness as the dependent variable; Implications for the identification of occupational lung damage; Comparison of the minute ventilation/oxygen consumption ratio between non-smokers and smokers.


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