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Treatment of Pneumoconiosis

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
1456
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
3696
Pulmonary rehabilitation
708.57

Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne

10/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Pulmonology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne ranks among the top medical facilities in North Rhine-Westphalia! The medical facility is the academic hospital of the University of Cologne, thanks to which it provides the highly effective treatment using the very latest medical advances.
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
4794
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
10771

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
0
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
0

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
5425
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
12501

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
5027
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
11273

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
5457
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
12489

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
4921
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
11374

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
5531
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
12358

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
5587
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
12603

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Pulmonology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
7030
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
16281

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
5005
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
11065

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Pulmonology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
4709
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
10570

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
5469
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
12447

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
5420
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
12543

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
6256
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
14249

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Pulmonology, Internal Intensive Care, Infectology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
4756
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
10805

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital rightfully enjoys the status of the maximum care medical facility and provides its high-quality services in all modern fields of medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the
Diagnosis of pneumoconiosis
4920
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pneumoconiosis
11119
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About the disease

Pneumoconiosis is an umbrella term for the majority of lung diseases that are caused by the inhalation of dust. Certain working environments, such as factories and mines in particular, have a lot of airborne dust. If workers’ do not use adequate breathing apparatus, dust particles will eventually leave deposits in the lungs, damaging them over time.

Some individuals who work in dusty places may never develop pneumoconiosis, because their immune system is strong enough to fight the dust particles once they enter the lungs. Short-term exposure to airborne dust is unlikely to cause illness in people with a good immune system; long-term hazardous breathing conditions, however, are likely to cause lung disease, even in otherwise healthy people. The smaller the dust particles are, the more difficult it is for the immune system to fight them.

Pneumoconiosis includes such lung diseases as silicosis, which is considered to be one of the most harmful for the lungs. Silica, asbestos and coal dust are among the most common irritants out of all types of airborne dust that can cause lung damage.

Generally speaking, pneumoconiosis can be latent for many years before manifesting itself for the first time. In a lot of cases, people develop pneumoconiosis years after having contact with airborne dust. This condition is sometimes found accidentally, while checking for other diseases or during a regular check-up (which mine and plant workers are very often required to undergo).

The good news is that pneumoconiosis can always be prevented by wearing special protective masks. It is important to conduct awareness programs among workers who are exposed to airborne particles, and employers in most countries are legally required to make sure all of their workers are protected. Pneumoconiosis rarely results in death, but it can lead to severe respiratory problems, such as lung scarring, which is why prevention is the best option for people who are at risk of developing pneumoconiosis.

Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry cough
  • Chest tightness
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will ask the patient where they work, to find out if they have been in contact with airborne dust.
  • The doctor will listen to the patient’s lungs with a stethoscope, to check for breathing difficulties or other abnormalities.
  • A lung functioning test is performed, to determine how much air the patient can inhale and how quickly they can exhale. The volume of the lungs is also measured.
  • The patient may be asked to exercise or climb a ladder for a short time, to find out if they get out of breath too quickly.
  • Imaging tests such as an X-ray or CT scan can establish whether any scarring has occurred, or if there are any signs of inflammation or excess fluid in the lungs, which can indicate pneumoconiosis.
  • A bronchoscopy is performed in order to obtain a sample of lung tissue or fluid, to be examined more closely. This test is also useful for examining the airways more closely.

Treatment

  • Since it is impossible to cure pneumoconiosis completely, it is better to prevent it developing in the first place by ensuring adequate breathing apparatus is used in dusty working environments.
  • People suffering from pneumoconiosis are strongly advised not to smoke, because of the higher risk of developing lung cancer.
  • Special medications are prescribed to reduce shortness of breath and alleviate inflammation in the lungs.
  • Oxygen therapy or special inhalers may be prescribed if the patient is having difficulty breathing.
  • Lung transplant surgery may be required in severe cases if the patient suffers respiratory failure or other complications related to pneumoconiosis.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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