|Document ID (ISN)||67736|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||┼kesson I., Lundborg G., Horstmann V., Skerfving S.
||Neuropathy in female dental personnel exposed to high frequency vibrations
||Feb. 1995, Vol.52, No.2, p.116-123. 38 ref.
||To evaluate early neuropathy in dental personnel exposed to high-frequency vibrations, 30 dentists and 30 dental hygienists who used low and high speed hand pieces and ultrasonic scalers were compared with 30 dental assistants and 30 medical nurses not exposed to vibrations (all women). Vibrotactile sensibility, strength, motor performance, sensorineural symptoms and signs, and vascular symptoms in the hands were studied. The two groups exposed to vibration had significant impairments of vibrotactile sensibility, strength and motor performance, as well as more frequent sensorineural symptoms which may be detrimental to their work performance. Thus, development of safer equipment is urgent.
||ultrasound; high-frequency vibration; dental services; assessment of working capacity; diseases of nervous system
||nervous function tests; questionnaire survey; comparative study; women; perceptual-motor performance tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services