Detection of Occlusive Arterial Disease in the Hand and Its Relevance to Occupational Hand Disease.
NIOSH 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, NIOSH (Paper presented at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 28-31, 1975), Cincinnati, Ohio, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-170