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Detection of occlusive arterial disease in the hand and its relevance to occupational hand disease.
Proceedings of the international occupational hand-arm vibration conference, October 28-31, 1975, Cincinnati, Ohio. Wasserman DE, Taylor W, Curry MG, 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. 77-170, 1977 Apr; :12-20
Individuals who develop Raynaud's phenomenon usually suffer from a functional vascular disorder, but they may also have this symptom as a manifestation of occlusive arterial disease of the hand. Plethysmography may be used as a test in confirming clinical impressions of occlusive diseases of the hand. Case histories are given for a truck driver, a factory worker, and a maintenance worker. Each of these patients with ischemic fingers, apparently related to occupational trauma of completely different origin, was found to have occlusive arterial disease in the hand.
Diagnostic-tests; Hands; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Drivers; Vibration-diseases; Measurement-methods; Analytical-methods; Diagnostic-techniques; Blood-vessel-disorders; Detection
Proceedings of the international occupational hand-arm vibration conference
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