|Document ID (ISN)||40255|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
|Convention or series no.
||Gorjajnova L.K., Ermolenko V.N., Kuliš B.D.
||Use of thermography for diagnosis of vascular diseases of the lower extremities
||Primenenie teplovidenija dlja diagnostiki sosudistyh zabolevanij nižnih konečnostej [in Russian]|
||July 1981, No.7, p.30-32. Illus. 4 ref.
||A Rubin-2 thermography device was used to study the infrared emission of the lower extremities of 50 experienced coalminers and of 12 controls. Criteria for visual analysis of thermograms were developed. A sharp drop in thermal emission and a thermal assymmetry of the lower extremities, typical of angiopathy, were observed in most of the miners. The observed angiopathy is probably due to the environmental conditions to which the miners are exposed, especially a combination of high temperature (19-28░C) and high relative humidity (90-95%). Reduced circulation in the lower leg and foot is a contributing factor to the eczema and mycosis which are chronic problems of miners.
||circulatory disorders; mycoses; lower extremities; coal mining; infrared thermography; eczema
||humidity; comparative study; diagnosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Mining and quarrying
Bacterial and parasitic diseases