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Osteonecrosis in tunnel and caisson workers.
Dysbarism-related osteonecrosis: proceedings of a symposium on dysbaric osteonecrosis. Beckman EL, Elliott DH, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 75-153, 1974 Jan; :3-6
Radiological screening of tunnel workers in the United Kingdom is reviewed. An attempt is made to correlate bone lesion occurrence with maximum pressure experienced and number of shifts worked. Decompression procedures in the United Kingdom and the United States are compared. A registry has been established to record information on the health and experience of compressed-air workers.
Bone-disorders; Diagnostic-techniques; Environment; Data-collection; Surveys; Statistics; Underground-workers; Caisson-workers; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; NIOSH-Publication
Beckman EL; Elliott DH
Dysbarism-related osteonecrosis: proceedings of a symposium on dysbaric osteonecrosis
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