Search for dissertations about: "acute vibration exposure"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words acute vibration exposure.

  1. 1. Myocardial infarction and cardiac regulation in relation to vibration exposure

    Author : Bodil Björ; Per Gustavsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : vibration exposure; myocardial infarction; cardiac regulation; exposure assessment; occupational exposure; epidemiology; cohort study; case-control study; Occupational and Environmental Medicine; arbets- och miljömedicin;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to assess the possible risk of myocardial infarction in work entailing exposure to vibration, and to study whether there is any relation between short-term exposure to vibration and cardiac regulation. Epidemiological methods were applied to investigate a possible association between occupational exposure to vibration and myocardial infarction. READ MORE

  2. 2. Health effects from occupational hand-arm vibration

    Author : Per Vihlborg; Pål Graff; Sverre Wikström; Karim Makdoumi; Magnus Svartengren; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Hand-arm vibration; Raynaud’s phenomenon; vibration white finger; carpal tunnel syndrome; acute vibration exposure; neuropathy;

    Abstract : Hand-arm vibration (HAV) is a common occupational exposure in Sweden and worldwide that causes both acute transient effects and persistent hand-arm symptoms. The health effects include vibration-induced Raynaud’s phenomenon, neuropathic symptoms, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and musculoskeletal disorders. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of vibration on muscles in the neck and upper limbs : with focus on occupational terrain vehicle drivers

    Author : Charlotte Åström; Gunnevi Sundelin; Lage Burström; Stefan Karlsson; Karin Harms-Ringdahl; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Electromyography; drivers; hand-arm vibration; trapezius; whole-body vibration; Physiotherapy; Sjukgymnastik fysioterapi;

    Abstract : Introduction: Occupational drivers of terrain vehicles are exposed to several risk factors associated with musculoskeletal symptoms in the lower back as well as in the neck and upper limbs. Vibration has been suggested to be a main risk factor. These drivers are exposed to both whole-body vibration (WBV) and hand-arm vibration (HAV). READ MORE

  4. 4. On Evaluation of Working Conditions aboard High-Performance Marine Craft

    Author : Pahansen de Alwis; Karl Garme; Anders Rosén; Joakim Dahlman; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; high-speed marine craft; human factors integration; whole-body vibration; epidemiology; musculoskeletal pain; fatigue; höghastighetsfartyg; human factors; HFI; helkroppsvibrationer; epidemiologi; muskuloskeletal smärta; utmattning; Vehicle and Maritime Engineering; Farkostteknik;

    Abstract : High-Performance Marine Craft (HPMC) is a complex system confronted by the stochastic nature of the waves challenging the safety of life at sea. The personnel aboard these craft are vulnerable to detrimental conditions, in fact, limiting the system’s performance evoking the significance of the Human Factors Integration (HFI) in the design and operation of these craft. READ MORE

  5. 5. Neurotoxicity after poisonings with organophosphate pesticides in Nicaragua

    Author : Jamilette Miranda; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : In Nicaragua rates of acute human poisonings caused by pesticides, in spite of significant underreporting, are among the highest in the world. Hence the unrestricted availability of pesticides and their misuse, as well as the continuous increase in annual imports of pesticides are reasons for public health concern. READ MORE