Edward L Petsonk

Summary

Affiliation: West Virginia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Coal mine dust lung disease. New lessons from old exposure
    Edward L Petsonk
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:1178-85. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Lung-function impairment among US underground coal miners, 2005 to 2009: geographic patterns and association with coal workers' pneumoconiosis
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:846-50. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Excessive longitudinal FEV1 decline and risks to future health: a case-control study
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:909-15. 2009
  4. pmc Potential determinants of coal workers' pneumoconiosis, advanced pneumoconiosis, and progressive massive fibrosis among underground coal miners in the United States, 2005-2009
    A Scott Laney
    Surveillance Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:S279-83. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Combined effect of lung function level and decline increases morbidity and mortality risks
    Penelope Baughman
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Surveillance Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:933-43. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Interpreting longitudinal spirometry: weight gain and other factors affecting the recognition of excessive FEV1 decline
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:782-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Interpreting periodic lung function tests in individuals: the relationship between 1- to 5-year and long-term FEV1 changes
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Chest 130:493-9. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Severe occupational pneumoconiosis among West Virginian coal miners: one hundred thirty-eight cases of progressive massive fibrosis compensated between 2000 and 2009
    W Alex Wade
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Chest 139:1458-62. 2011
  9. doi request reprint The influence of dust standards on the prevalence and severity of coal worker's pneumoconiosis at autopsy in the United States of America
    Val Vallyathan
    Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 135:1550-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Rapid decline in lung function in coal miners: evidence of disease in small airways
    Robert C Stansbury
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505 9166, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:1107-12. 2013

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Coal mine dust lung disease. New lessons from old exposure
    Edward L Petsonk
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:1178-85. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Lung-function impairment among US underground coal miners, 2005 to 2009: geographic patterns and association with coal workers' pneumoconiosis
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:846-50. 2013
    ..To investigate contemporary geographic distributions of lung-function impairment and radiographic evidence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) and their associations...
  3. doi request reprint Excessive longitudinal FEV1 decline and risks to future health: a case-control study
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:909-15. 2009
    ..Accelerated loss of forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) in an individual is considered an indicator of developing lung disease...
  4. pmc Potential determinants of coal workers' pneumoconiosis, advanced pneumoconiosis, and progressive massive fibrosis among underground coal miners in the United States, 2005-2009
    A Scott Laney
    Surveillance Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:S279-83. 2012
    ..We better defined the distribution and determinants of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) among US underground coal miners...
  5. doi request reprint Combined effect of lung function level and decline increases morbidity and mortality risks
    Penelope Baughman
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Surveillance Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:933-43. 2012
    ..Groups with 'normal' lung function (FEV(1) at or above the LLN) but excessive declines (fourth quartile of FEV(1) slope) had significantly increased mortality risks, including never smokers and individuals with a baseline age ≤45...
  6. doi request reprint Interpreting longitudinal spirometry: weight gain and other factors affecting the recognition of excessive FEV1 decline
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:782-9. 2009
    ..Excessive FEV(1) loss in an individual or a group can reflect hazardous exposures and development of lung disease. However, multiple factors may affect FEV(1) measurements...
  7. ncbi request reprint Interpreting periodic lung function tests in individuals: the relationship between 1- to 5-year and long-term FEV1 changes
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Chest 130:493-9. 2006
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Severe occupational pneumoconiosis among West Virginian coal miners: one hundred thirty-eight cases of progressive massive fibrosis compensated between 2000 and 2009
    W Alex Wade
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    Chest 139:1458-62. 2011
    ..After regulations were implemented in the 1970s, declines were reported in both dust levels and the prevalence of simple and advanced CWP until about 2001, when despite stable reported dust levels, disease levels sharply increased...
  9. doi request reprint The influence of dust standards on the prevalence and severity of coal worker's pneumoconiosis at autopsy in the United States of America
    Val Vallyathan
    Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 135:1550-6. 2011
    ..The disease is primarily controlled through reducing dust exposure in coal mines using technological improvements and through the establishment of dust standards by regulatory means...
  10. doi request reprint Rapid decline in lung function in coal miners: evidence of disease in small airways
    Robert C Stansbury
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505 9166, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:1107-12. 2013
    ..Coal mine dust exposure can cause both pneumoconiosis and chronic airflow limitation. The contributions of various pathophysiologic mechanisms to dust-related lung function decrements remain unclear...
  11. pmc Intramodality and intermodality comparisons of storage phosphor computed radiography and conventional film-screen radiography in the recognition of small pneumoconiotic opacities
    A Scott Laney
    Surveillance Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1095 Willowdale Rd, Mail Stop HG900 2, Morgantown, WV 26505 2888, USA
    Chest 140:1574-80. 2011
    ..Digital radiography systems are replacing traditional film for chest radiographic monitoring in the recognition of pneumoconiosis...
  12. doi request reprint Pneumoconiosis among underground bituminous coal miners in the United States: is silicosis becoming more frequent?
    A Scott Laney
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1095 Willowdale Road, Mail Stop HG900 2, Morgantown, W V 26505 2888, USA
    Occup Environ Med 67:652-6. 2010
    ..To investigate a possible role of silica exposure in the increase, we examined chest x-rays (CXRs) for specific abnormalities (r-type small opacities) known to be associated with silicosis lung pathology...
  13. ncbi request reprint Case definitions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Eva Hnizdo
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    COPD 3:95-100. 2006
    ..In conclusion, using the FEV1/FVC < 0.70 criterion will substantially under-diagnose airway obstruction in younger individuals and substantially over-diagnose COPD in older individuals...
  14. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal limits of normal decline in lung function in an individual
    Eva Hnizdo
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:625-34. 2006
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Post-hire asthma among insect-rearing workers
    Eva Suarthana
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:310-7. 2012
    ..To evaluate the incidence of post-hire asthma (PHA) among insect-rearing workers, defined as asthma, the symptoms of which appeared after hire at the current workplace...
  16. ncbi request reprint Symptom onset in the first 2 years of employment at a wood products plant using diisocyanates: some observations relevant to occupational medical screening
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Am J Ind Med 46:226-33. 2004
    ..Questionnaires are essential tools for medical screening, but their role in monitoring workers at increased risk of occupational asthma (OA) remains indeterminate...
  17. doi request reprint Small pneumoconiotic opacities on U.S. coal worker surveillance chest radiographs are not predominantly in the upper lung zones
    A Scott Laney
    Surveillance Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:793-8. 2012
    ..Radiographic shadows of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) are commonly described as predominantly in the upper lung zones...
  18. doi request reprint Interpreting screening questionnaires: specific respiratory symptoms and their relationship to objective test results
    Edward L Petsonk
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:1225-9. 2010
    ..To better delineate the relationship between responses to screening respiratory symptom questionnaires and various pulmonary function test results...
  19. ncbi request reprint Rapid decline in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and the development of bronchitic symptoms among new Chinese coal miners
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:1143-8. 2007
    ..To investigate the relationship between the development of bronchitic symptoms and the early rapid decline of forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Repeated measures of FEV1 over six to twelve months: what change is abnormal?
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:591-5. 2004
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Self-reported hand symptoms: a role in monitoring health care workers for latex sensitization?
    Mei Lin Wang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 109:314-8. 2012
    ..The diagnosis of latex allergy requires a comprehensive medical history and diagnostic tests. The skin prick test is the preferred diagnostic method, although it can be time-consuming...
  22. pmc Work-related asthma and implications for the general public
    Edward L Petsonk
    Surveillance Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505 2888, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:569-72. 2002
    ..Detailed study of such asthma "cures" may prove useful in understanding factors that influence asthmatic airway inflammation in the general population...