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Document ID (ISN)112515
CIS number 12-0197
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sakaguchi S., Miyai N., Takemura S., Fukumoto J., Tomura T., Shiozaki M., Kurasawa S., Yokoi K., Terada K., Yoshimasu K., Miyashita K.
Title Morphological classification of nailfold capillary microscopy in workers exposed to hand-arm vibration
Bibliographic information Sep. 2011, Vol.49, No.5, p.614-618. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access Morphological_classification_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the morphologic classification of nailfold capillary microscopy and the clinical and demographic findings in workers exposed to hand-arm vibration. The subjects were 44 Japanese male forestry workers. The nailfold capillaries (NC) and the mean blood flow velocity were measured on the middle finger of the dominant side by a peripheral capillary observer. Findings suggest that the nailfold capillary microscopy may reflect the effect of the vibration exposure.
Descriptors (primary) hand-arm vibration; Raynaud's phenomenon; fingers; exposure evaluation; forestry
Descriptors (secondary) Japan; diagnosis; light microscopy; medical supervision; reliability; male workers; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Cardiovascular diseases