Case Evaluation & Free Provider Consultation
Are you seeing a patient with Libby Amphibole exposure? Are there questionable findings or symptoms of respiratory disease? If exposed in Libby, many of these patients may be eligible for our nation-wide free asbestos health screening.
CARD is committed to serving all patients effected by Libby Amphibole regardless of eligibility criteria. Our medical providers are available for consultation in coordination with primary care providers or other pulmonary or occupational medicine specialists who are providing the front-line care for patients impacted by Libby Amphibole Disease.
Free informational presentations
Upon request, clinical staff with decades of experience in Libby Amphibole asbestos disease may be available to present at educational conferences, organizational meetings, or academic institutions.
Distant providers can upload de-identified CT of XRAY images and patients’ clinical presentation to a public forum for comment between CARD and other providers. If you are unable to upload de-identified digital images, CARD will cover the cost to mail the image, which will then be posted.
Published Research on Libby Amphibole
- Whitehouse et al. 2008. Libby Asbestos and Mesotheliomas
- ATS Statement on ARD diagnosis
- American Thoracic Society Documents. 2004. Diagnosis and Initial Management of Nonmalignant Diseases Related to Asbestos
- Weill et al. 2010. Asbestos-Related Lung Disease
- Vinkoor et al. 2010. Respiratory symptoms in Libby, MT
- Sullivan P. 2007. Asbestos-related deaths, Libby vermiculite workers
- Shannahan et al. 2012. Libby amphibole exposure in rat models of cardiovascular disease Shannahan et al. 2010. Iron-overload and Asbestos Toxicity
- Rohs, Lockey, Dunning, et al. 2008. Low-Level Fiber-induced Radiographic Changes
- Robledo R, Mossman B. 1999. Mediators of Fibrosis by Asbestos Pfau et all. 2005. Autoimmune responses with asbestos exposure
- Peipins et al. 2003. Exposure to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite in Libby, Montana.
- O.I. Muravov et al. 2005. The usefulness of computed tomography in detecting asbestos-related pleural abnormalities in people who had indeterminate chest radiographs: the Libby, MT, experience
- Meeker et al. 2003. The Composition of Amphiboles from the Rainy Creek Complex Lockey et al, 1984. Pulmonary Changes after Exposure to Vermiculite Contaminated with Fibrous Tremolite
- Levin S, Kann P, Lax M. 2000. Medical Examination for Asbestos-Related Disease
- Larson et al. 2012. Associations between radiographic findings and spirometry in a community exposed to Libby amphibole
- Larson et al. 2010. Radiographic Changes in Workers with Amphibole Exposure
- Kuntz et al. 2009. Rural Public Health Policy Models for Asbestos
- Dunning et al. 2012. Occupational Mesothelioma From Libby Vermiculite
- Anto A, Larson C, Horton D. 2012. Libby Vermiculite Exposure and Risk of Respiratory Diseases
- Whitehouse A. 2004. Tremolite Asbestos Causes Loss of Lung Function
Introduction to Libby Amphibole asbestos disease
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- scope of exposure and risk
- disease presentation and detection
- patient and provider resources
Holistic Specialty Patient Care and Services
The CARD Clinic is located in Libby, Montana and includes a team of providers, nurse case management, respiratory therapists, and support staff all trained in the intricacies of Libby Amphibole Disease. In addition, CARD maintains robust relationships with interventional thoracic radiologists and surgeons, oncologists specializing in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiologists, nutritionists and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Experiencing an environmental and public health disaster such as asbestos exposure or any other type of slow motion technological disaster, can have multifaceted impacts on individuals, families and communities. CARD provides support and counseling to assist individuals and families address their complex issues related to asbestos exposure and disease.