Print ISSN: 0253-0759

Online ISSN: 2413-4414

Author : R. Al-Dailame, Awatif


THE USE OF PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST TO PREDICT OCCUPATIONAL LUNG DISEASE AMONG WORKERS IN BASRAH STEEL INDUSTRY

Nabeel Al-Edani; Layla O. Khalid; Awatif R. Al-Dailame

The Medical Journal of Basrah University, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 94-96
DOI: 10.33762/mjbu.2008.48377

ABSTRACT
One hundred and eighty asymptomatic workers in the steel industry of Basrah whose duration of employment ranges
from 5-15 year were randomly selected and examined at Al Sader teaching hospital during the period (2000-2002).
Workers was assessed clinically and the function of their respiratory system were studied by measuring FEV1 (Forced
Expiratory Volume in the first second) and FVC (Forced Vital Capacity). The results showed that the majority of the
examined workers 45.55% had restrictive pulmonary defect, 20% had obstructive pulmonary defect while 7.22% had
combined obstructive and restrictive defects.