Characteristics of interventional cardiologists and their work practices for the study on radiation-induced lens opacities based on the methodology developed by ELDO-preliminary results.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10146/605434
Title:
Characteristics of interventional cardiologists and their work practices for the study on radiation-induced lens opacities based on the methodology developed by ELDO-preliminary results.
Authors:
Domienik, Joanna; Gryglak, Szymon; Jurewicz, Joanna ( 0000-0001-9645-0134 )
Abstract:
Preliminary results of the Polish epidemiology study on eye lens opacities among interventional cardiologists (ICs), based on the methodology proposed by ELDO (epidemiological studies of radio-induced cataracts in interventional cardiologists and radiologists: methodology implementation), are presented. The aim of the study is to test the hypothesis concerning the excess risk of cataract in the group of ICs. The first results concern the study population characteristics, including the most important confounding factors for cataract, as well as a detailed description of the work practices in interventional cardiology needed in order to reconstruct the cumulative eye lens dose. The data from 69 ICs and 23 controls collected based on the general medical questionnaire and the occupational questionnaire (for ICs only) were analyzed. The mean age of ICs and of the control group was 41 and 44, respectively, while the mean duration of work for exposed physicians was 9 years. The analysis of the data from the occupational questionnaire concerning the procedures performed, the use of various access routes, as well as radiation protection tools (eye lens glasses, ceiling suspended transparent shield, etc.) are also presented. On the basis of this information and additional assumptions about the doses per procedure (as well as reduction factors for various types of radiation measures), the cumulative doses to the eye lens of ICs were evaluated. They ranged up to 1.55 Sv and 0.4 Sv for left and right eye, respectively; however, the dose to only 3% of ICs exceeded the new threshold for development of eye lens opacities (0.5 Gy) proposed by the ICRP.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
Journal of Radiation Research, 2016, pp. 1–7
Journal:
Journal of Radiation Research
Issue Date:
16-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/605434
DOI:
10.1093/jrr/rrw019
PubMed ID:
26983990
Additional Links:
http://jrr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/03/25/jrr.rrw019.long
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1349-9157
Sponsors:
FP7/249689 grant and a grant for statutory activity IMP 16.8/2013–2015
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dc.contributor.authorDomienik, Joannaen
dc.contributor.authorGryglak, Szymonen
dc.contributor.authorJurewicz, Joannaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-15T06:18:51Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-15T06:18:51Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-16en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Radiation Research, 2016, pp. 1–7en
dc.identifier.issn1349-9157en
dc.identifier.pmid26983990en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/jrr/rrw019en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/605434en
dc.description.abstractPreliminary results of the Polish epidemiology study on eye lens opacities among interventional cardiologists (ICs), based on the methodology proposed by ELDO (epidemiological studies of radio-induced cataracts in interventional cardiologists and radiologists: methodology implementation), are presented. The aim of the study is to test the hypothesis concerning the excess risk of cataract in the group of ICs. The first results concern the study population characteristics, including the most important confounding factors for cataract, as well as a detailed description of the work practices in interventional cardiology needed in order to reconstruct the cumulative eye lens dose. The data from 69 ICs and 23 controls collected based on the general medical questionnaire and the occupational questionnaire (for ICs only) were analyzed. The mean age of ICs and of the control group was 41 and 44, respectively, while the mean duration of work for exposed physicians was 9 years. The analysis of the data from the occupational questionnaire concerning the procedures performed, the use of various access routes, as well as radiation protection tools (eye lens glasses, ceiling suspended transparent shield, etc.) are also presented. On the basis of this information and additional assumptions about the doses per procedure (as well as reduction factors for various types of radiation measures), the cumulative doses to the eye lens of ICs were evaluated. They ranged up to 1.55 Sv and 0.4 Sv for left and right eye, respectively; however, the dose to only 3% of ICs exceeded the new threshold for development of eye lens opacities (0.5 Gy) proposed by the ICRP.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFP7/249689 grant and a grant for statutory activity IMP 16.8/2013–2015en
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://jrr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/03/25/jrr.rrw019.longen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of radiation researchen
dc.subjectRadiationen
dc.subjectInterventional cardiologistsen
dc.subjectLens opacitiesen
dc.subjectELDOen
dc.titleCharacteristics of interventional cardiologists and their work practices for the study on radiation-induced lens opacities based on the methodology developed by ELDO-preliminary results.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Radiation Researchen

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