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Document ID (ISN)111796
CIS number 11-0471
Year 2008
Convention or series no. RR 665
Author(s) Poole K., Mason H., McDowell G.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The influence of posture and environmental temperature on the diagnostic ability of finger systolic blood pressure
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. vi, 34p. Illus. 20 ref.
Internet access RR_665.pdf [in English]
Abstract Individuals with the vascular component of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) experience whiteness or blanching of the fingers in cold conditions, which is accompanied by numbness and then tingling or pain when the fingers warm-up. There is a need for a suitable diagnostic test to help confirm the diagnosis. Measurement of finger systolic blood pressure (FSBP) with cold-provocation has been reported to be of diagnostic value in individuals with the vascular component of HAVS and those with primary Raynauds phenomenon. The overall aim of this work was to investigate whether factors such as posture and environmental temperature were important in influencing the ability of FSBP to discriminate between controls and those with Primary Raynauds phenomenon. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; hand-arm vibration; diagnosis; Raynaud's phenomenon; fingers; blood pressure measurement
Descriptors (secondary) reliability; public OSH institutions; research; report; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Noise, hearing and vibration
Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration