|Document ID (ISN)||68257|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Nathan P.A., Keniston R.C., Lockwood R.S., Meadows K.D.
||Tobacco, caffeine, alcohol and carpal tunnel syndrome in American industry - A cross-sectional study of 1464 workers
||Mar. 1996, Vol.38, No.3, p.290-298. 23 ref.
||The effects of legal drug use on the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) were studied in 656 nonclaimant workers and 808 working patients with upper extremity symptoms. Greater use of tobacco combined with greater consumption of caffeinated beverages and alcohol abuse was associated with more median nerve slowing, more specific hand/wrist symptoms, and more definite CTS as confirmed by nerve conduction studies. Greater use of alcohol was associated with a reduced prevalence of symptoms. While legal drugs affect the health of the median nerve and the prevalence of CTS, their effects explain only a small portion of the total risk.
||drug dependence; caffeine; carpal-tunnel syndrome; smoking; alcoholism
||nervous conduction disorders; median nerve; upper extremity disorders; sex-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Diseases of the nervous system
Alcohol and drug abuse