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  1. Impaired nerve conduction in the carpal tunnel of platers and truck assemblers exposed to hand-arm vibration.

    Article - En anglais


    The goal of this study was to assess the relative risks of sustaining impaired nerve conduction in the hands among vibration-exposed persons as opposed to nonvibration-exposed referents.


    In a cross-sectional study design platers and truck assembly workers were contrasted to office workers.

    The 4-h frequency-weighted vibration was 4.6 m. s-2 and 1.0 m s-2 for the platers and assemblers, respectively.

    The ergonomic factors were measured as forced grip time.

    The conduction velocity, distal latency time, and amplitude of the median nerve were measured for both hands.


    The sensory nerve conduction velocity was slower in the right hand than in the left.

    An increased risk of prolonged latency time was found for the platers and assemblers when contrasted to the office workers.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Canal carpien syndrome, Membre supérieur, Epidémiologie, Exposition professionnelle, Trouble dû aux vibrations, Trouble conduction, Electrophysiologie, Industrie automobile, Usine montage, Suède, Europe, Médecine travail, Compression, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carpal tunnel syndrome, Upper limb, Epidemiology, Occupational exposure, Vibration induced disorder, Conduction disorder, Electrophysiology, Automobile industry, Assembly plant, Sweden, Europe, Occupational medicine, Compression, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0680179

    Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 09/06/1995.