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Deaths from coronary artery disease and coalworkers' pneumoconiosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  135594     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
When pneumoconiosis makes a material contribution to a miner's death benefit is paid to his widow. Doctors from the Department of Health and Social Security have argued that extensive pneumoconiosis not only does not increase the risks of death if coronary thrombosis develops but also that it may exert a beneficial effect. This view has been put to the National Insurance Commissioners on at least three occasions recently. There are however, several reasons for coming to the opposite conclusion. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT PROGRESSIVE MASSIVE FIBROSIS Reduces mortality or the development of atheroma, and until such evidence is produced it is unwise to believe that the presence of any severe disease improves anyone's changes of surviving coronary thrombosis. Rather, it should be recongised that any disease which produces a high mortality is inevitably associated with a lower mortality from other conditions. As doctors from the Department will continue to argue that severe pneumoconiosis does not increase the risk of death from coronary thrombosis informed readers are asked to adjudicate between the conflicting views.
D Davies
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-03     Completed Date:  1977-01-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  925-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coal Mining
Coronary Disease / complications,  mortality*
Expert Testimony
Government Agencies
Great Britain
Myocardial Infarction / complications,  mortality
Pneumoconiosis / complications,  mortality*
Workers' Compensation*

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