• Occupational exposure to toxicants may predict lung function decline in systemic sclerosis

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Among patients with systemic sclerosis, occupational exposure to toxicants independently predicted decline in lung function, regardless of sex, researchers reported in Chest.
    The multicenter, retrospective study included 210 patients with systemic sclerosis from 1999 to 2018 who underwent standardized quantitative assessment of occupational exposure via a cumulative exposure score. Researchers evaluated the association between occupational exposure via the cumulative exposure score and patient characteristics.
    More than one-third of patients had
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