Guidelines of the japanese research society for vibration syndrome to diagnose hand-arm vibration syndrome

Authors

  • Noriaki Harada Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Medicine, Ube 755-8505, Japan
  • Mamoru Hirata Kansai Rosai Hospital, Inabasou, Amagasaki 660-8511, Japan
  • Tatsuya Ishitake Kurume University, School of Medicine, Kurume, 830-0011, Japan
  • Yukinori Kume Saiki Clinic, Nakanoshima, Saiki, 876-0843, Japan
  • Youichi Kurozawa Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, 683-8503, Japan
  • Kazuhisha Miyashita School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, 641-8509, Japan
  • Hisataka Sakakibara Nagoya University, School of Health Sciences, Nagoya, 461-8673, Japan
  • Syuji Satou Sapporo Workers Clinic, Kitagojyou-Nishi, Sapporo 060-0005, Japan
  • Norikuni Toibana Kensei-Ishii Clinic, Ishiicyou, Tokushima 770-3223, Japan
  • Hossain Mahbub Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Medicine, Ube 755-8505, Japan

Keywords:

Diagnosis, Machine vibrations, Clinical diagnosis, Hand-arm vibration syndrome, Medical treatment, Two stage, Working groups, Workplace health

Abstract

A draft of the diagnostic guidelines for hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) proposed by a working group of the Japanese Research Society for Vibration Syndrome, which is currently under discussion by the Society, is presented. The new diagnostic guidelines serves two purposes workplace health examination for HVAS and clinical diagnosis of HVAS. A general medical examination should be provided to workers regularly or occasionally exposed to potentially harmful levels of HAV. Individuals with abnormal findings or reporting any HAVS-melated impairments or symptoms will undergo a special medical examination for further investigation. The clinical diagnosis of HAVS will be established also at two stages, basic diagnosis and specialized examination. If HAVS is diagnosed, the individual will be advised on fitness for work with exposure to vibration, and on medical treatment.

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Published

2011-06-01

How to Cite

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Harada N, Hirata M, Ishitake T, Kume Y, Kurozawa Y, Miyashita K, Sakakibara H, Satou S, Toibana N, Mahbub H. Guidelines of the japanese research society for vibration syndrome to diagnose hand-arm vibration syndrome. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 1 [cited 2021 Sep. 20];39(2):76-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2365

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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