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Retrospective mortality cohort study of Italian workers compensated for silicosis
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    Authors' Reply to Erren et al.
    • Alessandro Marinaccio, Researcher
    • Other Contributors:
      • Alberto Scarselli, Giuseppe Gorini, Elisabetta Chellini, Marina Mastrantonio, Raffaella Uccelli, Pierluigi Altavista, Franco Merlo and Massimo Nesti

    Mortality results in workers compensated for silicosis in Italy by job and disability degree.

    We wish to thank our German colleagues for giving us the opportunity to clear some points of the mortality study of workers compensated for silicosis in Italy [1]. The large number of silicotic compensated workers investigated allowed us to perform specific analyses to reduce cohort heterogeneity. Subcohort has been i...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    Mortality results in workers compensated for silicosis in Italy - Facts and possible artefacts
    • Thomas C. Erren, MD MPH
    • Other Contributors:
      • Peter Morfeld, Christine B. Glende, Claus Piekarski

    Mortality results in a large cohort of workers compensated for silicosis in Italy – Facts and possible artefacts

    With interest we read the article by Marinaccio et al. [1]. Their retrospective mortality study of some 14.000 men compensated for silicosis in the Tuscany region would constitute a powerful addition to studies of cancer risks in compensated silicotics worldwide. In particular, some study results could c...

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