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Document ID (ISN)67736
CIS number 96-1859
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) ┼kesson I., Lundborg G., Horstmann V., Skerfving S.
Title Neuropathy in female dental personnel exposed to high frequency vibrations
Bibliographic information Feb. 1995, Vol.52, No.2, p.116-123. 38 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) ultrasound; high-frequency vibration; dental services; assessment of working capacity; diseases of nervous system
Descriptors (secondary) nervous function tests; questionnaire survey; comparative study; women; perceptual-motor performance tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Vibration
Noise