Work-related respiratory symptoms and airway disease in hairdressers
AuthorSkoufi, G. I.; Nena, E.; Kostikas, K.; Lialios, G. A.; Constantinidis, T. C.; Daniil, Z.; Gourgoulianis, K.
Background: Hairdressers are occupationally exposed to a number of agents in their workplace that result in respiratory symptoms and changes in pulmonary function. Objective: To evaluate associations between occupational exposure and respiratory function and reported symptoms in a group of hairdressers compared to a control group. Methods: A questionnaire on respiratory symptoms and workplace characteristics was completed by 94 hairdressers and 39 age- and sex-matched controls. Spirometry and exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) measurements were also performed. Results: Hairdressers reported more severe dyspnea (p=0.03) and eye (p=0.001) and throat (p=0.007) irritation, compared to the control group, at the workplace; no differences were noted at home. Lower FEV1 /FVC (p<0.001) and higher FeNO values (p=0.012) were observed in hairdressers. A larger working area and presence of window ventilation were associated with better pulmonary function. Conclusion: Worsening of symptoms and pulmonary function at workplace, and alleviating the symptoms at home, indicate that they may be related to occupational exposure.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Fotiadis, D. G.; Fotiadou, E. G.; Kokaridas, D. G.; Mylonas, A. C. (2013)This study was designed to investigate the frequency of musculoskeletal disorders among musicians in a professional-level symphony orchestra in Greece. The sample consisted of 147 musicians (97 men, 50 women) of the Athens ...
Increased primary autoimmune thyroid diseases and thyroid antibodies in sarcoidosis: Evidence for an under-recognised extrathoracic involvement in sarcoido Malli, F.; Bargiota, A.; Theodoridou, K.; Florou, Z.; Bardaka, F.; Koukoulis, G. N.; Gourgoulianis, K. I.; Daniil, Z. (2012)Objective and Design: Sarcoidosis has been associated with thyroid diseases. However, until today no definite conclusions have been drawn. We aimed to assess the frequency of thyroid disorders and the levels of thyroid ...
Roussos, A.; Philippou, N.; Mantzaris, G. J.; Gourgoulianis, K. I. (2006)Recent studies suggest an epidemiological association between Helicobacter pylori infection and several extragastroduodenal pathologies, including cardiovascular, rheumatic, skin and liver diseases. The observed associations ...