Responses of workers exposed to vibration in autonomic nervous function tests.
Heart rate variation in quiet breathing and deep breathing tests and the response of blood pressure in a cold pressor test were measured in 34 railway workers and 13 lumberjacks.
The age-adjusted results showed a significant relationship between exposure to hand-arm vibration and the coefficient of beat-to-beat variation in the quiet breathing test (CVS) in the railway workers.
The vibration-induced white finger (VWF) and non-VWF subjects showed non-significant differences in respect of all the indices used.
This investigation, in common with previous results, suggests that vibration might cause changes in cardiovascular reflexes, but the indices used here seem to be of low sensitivity, at least partially due to wide physiological variation ; other more suitable indicators and studies of the pathophysiological background of the suspected effect are needed to confirm the results.
Mots-clés Pascal : Raynaud syndrome, Vibration maladie, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Réflexe cardiaque, Système nerveux autonome, Test respiratoire, Froid, Construction ferroviaire, Travaux forestiers, Médecine travail, Physiopathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Capillaire sanguin pathologie, Peau pathologie, Système nerveux autonome pathologie, Acrosyndrome, Bûcheron
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Raynaud phenomenon, Vibration disease, Occupational exposure, Human, Cardiac reflex, Autonomic nervous system, Breath test, Cold, Railway industry, Forestry operation, Occupational medicine, Pathophysiology, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Capillary vessel disease, Skin disease, Diseases of the autonomic nervous system, Acrosyndrome
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Cote : 96-0006635
Code Inist : 002B12B03. Création : 01/03/1996.