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A peripheral vascular insufficiency test using photocell plethysmography.

Authors
Samueloff-S; Wasserman-D; Behrens-V; Hornung-R; Asburry-W; Doyle-T; Dukes-Dobos-F; Badger-D
Source
J Occup Med 1981 Sep; 23(9):643-646
NIOSHTIC No.
00119580
Abstract
A photocell plethysmographic procedure to determine vascular insufficiency of the fingertips was evaluated. Four male and four female subjects with Raynaud's disease were tested using photocell plethysmography. A comparison group of 17 normal subjects was also tested. Subjects placed a fingertip into the plethysmograph and the opposite hand into ice water. Photocell plethysmography was continuously recorded. Blood pressure was measured before and after testing. Time to complete recovery from cold was significantly longer in Raynaud's subjects than in comparison. The authors conclude that the test is useful for evaluating peripheral vascular insufficiency. They recommend further testing on a larger population.
Keywords
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Author; Vibration-disease; Analytical-methods; Physiological-response; Analytical-instruments; Screening-methods; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Plethysmography
CODEN
JOCMA7
Publication Date
19810901
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0096-1736
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
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