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Blood pressure evaluation at the workers exposed to lead.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22486137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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INTRODUCTION: Biochemical and physiological mechanisms by which lead affects the cardiovascular system by increasing blood pressure are still unknown. But it is believed that the increased arterial pressure disturbance is caused as a result of the concentration of intracellular calcium ions (Ca).
AIM OF THE STUDY: The study had the purposes of analyzing the effect of lead in blood pressure at the mine workers in "Trepca" Stan Terg comparing years worked in the mine.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 55 workers at Stan Terg Trepca mine, out of which 44 are direct employees who work within the galleries of the mine and 11 workers outside the galleries of the mine, The Control Group.
RESULTS: From the data provided in the study, it is noted an increase of arterial blood pressure value (Systolic and Diastolic) at workers who have worked directly in the mine gallery in comparison with The Control Group.
DISCUSSION: Workers with the longest time worked in the mine have the most pronounced increase of arterial blood pressure values than those with less working experience. Lead affects the blood pressure and is closely dependent on the workplace and the years worked in the mine.
CONCLUSION: Protective measures are necessary in prevention of lead poisoning in the workplace.
Authors:
Nexhmi Zeqiri; Sebahat Zeqiri; Skender Skenderaj
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski arhiv     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0350-199X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Arh     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400722     Medline TA:  Med Arh     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Internal Clinic, Clinical Centre, Pristina, Republic of Kosova.
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