New standard criteria for cold provocation test with hand immersion for cases of HAVS in Japan

Authors

  • Tatsuya Ishitake Dept. of Environmental Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume, 830-0011, Japan
  • Shuji Sato Sapporo Workers Clinic, 2-5, Kitagojyou-Nishi, Sapporo, 060-0005, Japan
  • Yukinori Kume Km-ikyo Saeki Clinic, 1-14-21, Nakanoshima, Saeki, 876-0843, Japan
  • Tsutomu Nagase Ehime Seikyo Hospital, 1091-1, Kishi-machi, Matsuyama, 791-1102, Japan
  • Hisataka Sakakibara Nagoya University School of Health Science, 1-1-20, Daikouminami, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, 461-8673, Japan
  • Norikuni Toibana Kensei-Ishii Clinic, Ishiicyou, Tokushima, 770-3223, Japan
  • Youichi Kurozawa Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, 683-8503, Japan
  • Kazuhisa Miyashita Wakayama Medical University, 811-1, Kimiidera, Wakayama, 641-8509, Japan
  • Hossein Mahbub Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1-1, Minami-Kogushi, Ube, 755-8505, Japan
  • Noriaki Harada Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1-1, Minami-Kogushi, Ube, 755-8505, Japan

Keywords:

Acoustic surface wave devices, Control groups, Evaluation system, Finger skin, Logical combination, Lower average, National standard, Sensitivity and specificity, Vibrating tools, Vibration white fingers

Abstract

A national standard for cold-water provocation tests based on an analysis of Japanese multi-institutional data was established. Data was collected from 872 individuals who underwent cold-water provocation testing at 7 institutions. Three indices were used for the analysis of finger skin temperature and the scores from the 3 indices were incorporated into an evaluation system that logically combined them. The results show that the most frequently used vibrating tools were chain saws (34%) and chipping hammer (25%) in the patient group. When compared to the control group, members of the patient group with vibration white finger (VWF) had significantly lower average values for the 3 indices. The sensitivity and specificity of the scored method are found to be 7 1.7% and 72.0%, while the logical combination evaluation system yielded sensitivity and specificity values of 70.6% and 74.0%.

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Published

2011-06-01

How to Cite

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Ishitake T, Sato S, Kume Y, Nagase T, Sakakibara H, Toibana N, Kurozawa Y, Miyashita K, Mahbub H, Harada N. New standard criteria for cold provocation test with hand immersion for cases of HAVS in Japan. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 1 [cited 2021 Sep. 22];39(2):30-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2342

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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