Publications

Vasospasm in the feet in workers assessed for HAVS.

House R, Jiang D, Thompson A, Eger T, Krajnak K, Sauvé J, Schweigert M. Occup Med (Lond). 2011 Mar;61(2):115-20. Epub 2010 Dec 31. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that the presence of the vascular component of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) in the hands increases...

Vibration-white foot: a case report.

Thompson AM, House R, Krajnak K, Eger T. Occup Med (Lond). 2010 Oct;60(7):572-4. Epub 2010 Aug 3. BACKGROUND: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refers to the neurological, vascular and musculoskeletal problems that may arise due to exposure to segmental vibration to the hands. An analogous syndrome...

Discussion Paper on Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.

House RA. August, 2010. Link to article

Noise-induced hearing loss in construction workers being assessed for hand-arm vibration syndrome.

House RA, Sauvé JT, Jiang D. Can J Public Health. 2010 May-Jun;101(3):226-9. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Construction workers are at risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) but often have no periodic audiometric testing. METHODS: The participants were construction workers assessed for Hand-Arm...

Current perception threshold and the HAVS Stockholm sensorineural scale.

House R, Krajnak K, Manno M, Lander L. Occup Med (Lond). 2009 Oct;59(7):476-82. Epub 2009 May 21. BACKGROUND: It is important to determine which tests of sensorineural dysfunction identify the neurological damage from hand-arm vibration exposure. AIMS: To examine the association between the hand-arm...

Upper extremity disability in workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome.

House R, Wills M, Liss G, Switzer-McIntyre S, Manno M, Lander L. Occup Med (Lond). 2009 May;59(3):167-73. Epub 2009 Mar 4. BACKGROUND: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a common occupational problem and it is important to understand the disability associated with this condition. AIMS: To measure...

Prostate cancer and driving occupations: could whole body vibration play a role?

Young E, Kreiger N, Purdham J, Sass-Kortsak A. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2009 Apr;82(5):551-6. Epub 2009 Feb 26. ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: To summarize the literature on the risk of prostate cancer in whole body vibration (WBV) related occupations and estimate a combined meta-rate ratio. METHODS: A...

Occupational medicine in Canada.

House R. Occup Med (Lond). 2008 Sep;58(6):443-4. PubMed link to article

The sensitivity and specificity of thermometry and plethysmography in the assessment of hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Thompson A, House R, Manno M. Occup Med (Lond). 2008 May;58(3):181-6. Epub 2008 Apr 3. BACKGROUND: Finger plethysmography and thermometry are objective measures used to assess the vascular aspect of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Research to date shows poor correlation between these tests and...

Assessment of the hand-arm vibration syndrome: thermometry, plethysmography and the Stockholm Workshop Scale.

Thompson A, House R, Manno M. Occup Med (Lond). 2007 Oct;57(7):512-7. Epub 2007 Jul 26. BACKGROUND: The Stockholm Workshop Scale (SWS) provides a staging scheme for hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) based on subjective history. Cold provocation finger thermometry and plethysmography are commonly...