Comparison of cold immersion tests with water at 12c and 10 <sup>°</sup>c for 5 minutes in diagnosing vibration-induced white finger

Authors

  • Hossain Mahbub Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Medicine, Ube 755-8505, Japan
  • Tatsuya Ishitake Kurume University, School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
  • Youichi Kurozawa Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago 683-8503, Japan
  • Norikuni Toibana Kensei-Ishii Clinic, Ishiicyou, Tokushima 770-3223, Japan
  • Noriaki Harada Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Medicine, Ube 755-8505, Japan

Keywords:

Cold water immersion, Control groups, Diagnostic performance, Finger skin, Immersion tests, Power tools, Water immersion

Abstract

The diagnostic performances of two different cold provocation tests were compared with water immersion at 12°C and 10°C for 5 mm in distinguishing vibration-induced white finger (VWF). The cold water immersion tests were conducted on 26 male patients diagnosed with VWF, and 27 healthy male controls who did not regularly use hand-held vibrating power tools, using the protocol of ISO 14835-1:2005. The baseline and during immersion values of finger skin temperature (FST) did not differ signficantly between the patient and control groups under any immersion condition. During recovery at 95% specificity, the sensitivity ranged from 15% to 45% and 15% to 35% for the 12°C and 10°C immersion conditions, respectively. The paired AUCs for the two different immersion conditions did not differ significantly at any time before, during, or after immersion.

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Published

2011-06-01

How to Cite

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Mahbub H, Ishitake T, Kurozawa Y, Toibana N, Harada N. Comparison of cold immersion tests with water at 12c and 10 <sup>°</sup>c for 5 minutes in diagnosing vibration-induced white finger. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];39(2):74-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2364

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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