Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

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...

Nerve conduction studies and current perception thresholds in workers assessed for hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Lander L, Lou W, House R. Occup Med (Lond). 2007 Jun;57(4):284-9. Epub 2007 Apr 11. BACKGROUND: Workers exposed to hand-arm vibration are at risk of developing the neurological abnormalities of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). The Stockholm classification of the neurological component of HAVS...

Hand-arm vibration syndrome with concomitant arterial thrombosis in the hands.

Thompson A, House R. Occup Med (Lond). 2006 Aug;56(5):317-21. Epub 2006 May 22. BACKGROUND: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refers to the vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal effects that may occur in workers with prolonged exposure to vibrating tools. Hypothenar hammer syndrome (HHS) is...

Perceptions about hearing protection and noise-induced hearing loss of attendees of rock concerts.

Bogoch II, House RA, Kudla I. Can J Public Health. 2005 Jan-Feb;96(1):69-72. BACKGROUND: This study examines perceptions of rock concert attendees about risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and use of hearing protection at a busy Toronto rock concert venue. METHODS: Two hundred and...