Responses of cutaneous microcirculation to cold exposure and neuropathy in vibration-induced white finger.
In order to clarify the mechanisms of cold temperature on vibration-induced white finger (VWF), three groups of forestry chain saw operators served as the subjects of this study.
Groups I and II worked in a cold high-altitude area, and group III worked in a warm low mountain climate.
Group I workers had VWF sign [VWF(+)] but groups II and III did not [VWF(-)]. In the present study, finger nailfold microcirculation before and after cold exposure, finger skin sympathetic alpha receptor response, and sympathetic skin response were measured.
The results showed that there was no significantly different neuropathy in any of the groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Vaisseau sanguin, Peau, Récepteur biologique, Electrophysiologie, Trouble dû aux vibrations, Froid, Haute altitude, Neuropathie périphérique, Récepteur adrénergique, Diagnostic, Facteur milieu, Appareil circulatoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Blood vessel, Skin, Biological receptor, Electrophysiology, Vibration induced disorder, Cold, High altitude, Peripheral neuropathy, Adrenergic receptor, Diagnosis, Environmental factor, Circulatory system
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Cote : 94-0432895
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 199406.