|Document ID (ISN)||111796|
|Convention or series no.
||Poole K., Mason H., McDowell G.
Health and Safety Executive
||The influence of posture and environmental temperature on the diagnostic ability of finger systolic blood pressure
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. vi, 34p. Illus. 20 ref.
||RR_665.pdf [in English]
||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.
||United Kingdom; hand-arm vibration; diagnosis; Raynaud's phenomenon; fingers; blood pressure measurement
||reliability; public OSH institutions; research; report; description of technique
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
Noise, hearing and vibration
Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology