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ID (ISN) del documento25953
Número CIS 76-1779
ISSN - Título de la serie 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Año 1975
Número de serie
Autor(es) Combaz M.
Título Constitutional inaptitude or conditional aptitude for shift work - Chronic tetany or spasmophilia
Título original Inaptitude constitutionnelle ou aptitude conditionnelle au travail posté: la tétanie chronique ou spasmophilie. [en francés]
Información bibliográfica Oct.-Nov. 1975, Vol.36, No.10-11, p.585-592. 18 ref.
Resumen General considerations on shift work are followed by a brief survey of previous literature on the subject. The author describes a clinical survey he carried out over a period of more than 4 years in 1,200 shift workers (mostly working in 3 continuous 8h shifts) and 1,200 day workers, in a petroleum refinery and adjoining research centre. One element common to the workers experiencing difficulty in adjusting to shift work was noted: a constitutional tendency to spasmophilia (tetany) distinguished by neuromuscular hyperexcitability evidenced by Chvostek's sign and by cerebral lability with depressive tendencies. Careful screening in pre-employment examinations should eliminate maladjusted persons of this kind from shift work, while possible decompensation in known spasmophilic subjects can be prevented by oral administration of vitamin D and calcium.
Descriptores (primarios) trabajo por turnos; refino del petróleo; espasmofilia
Descriptores (secundarios) Francia; aptitud para el trabajo; exámenes médicos de contrato; prevención médica; investigación de higiene del trabajo
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Ergonomia, organización del trabajo
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the nervous system
Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry