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Bacanets A.V.1, Makarenkova A.A.2

PECULIARITIES OF AUSCULTATORY PICTURE IN PATIENTS WITH PNEUMOCONIOSIS EXPOSUREO TO COAL DUST, USING A RESPIROSONOGRAPHIC DEVICE

1Institute for Occupational health of AMS of Ukraine, Kiyv

2Institute of hydromechanics of NAS of Ukraine, Kiyv

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The efficiency of respirosonography method developed in the Institute of Hydromechanics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for diagnostics of pneumoconiosis in workers exposed to coal dust is discussed in the article. Coal workers pneu-moconiosis (CWP) is the one of the most prevalent diseases in the structure of occupational diseases in Ukraine.The difference in respiratory sound generation was revealed between 66 patients with CWP and those without bronchopulmonary pathology. The difference was in statistically significant decrease of the relative level of respiratory sounds and a relative pause between inspiration end expiration in patients with CWP in comparison with persons without respiratory diseases. The tendency to the decrease of respiratory sound range and respiratory cycle duration was recorded in patients with CWP against healthy subjects. Authors recommend to use respirosonography for CWP diagnostics in combination with other methods.

Key words: coal dust, pneumoconiosis, auscultation

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