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Consensus criteria for the classification of carpal tunnel syndrome in epidemiologic studies.
Criteria for the classification of carpal tunnel syndrome for use in epidemiologic studies were developed by means of a consensus process. Twelve medical researchers with experience in conductingExpand
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Smoking and low antioxidant levels increase oxidative damage to sperm DNA.
Our previous studies have shown that men with low ascorbate intake have markedly increased oxo8dG in the DNA of their sperm. Because cigarette smoke is high in oxidants and depletes plasma and tissueExpand
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Work-related cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity.
Cumulative trauma disorders due to performance of repetitive tasks account for more than 50% of all occupational illnesses in the United States today. Employees affected by these disorders frequentlyExpand
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A randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of two workstation interventions on upper body pain and incident musculoskeletal disorders among computer operators
Background: Call centre work with computers is associated with increased rates of upper body pain and musculoskeletal disorders. Methods: This one year, randomised controlled intervention trialExpand
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Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among computer users.
This investigation of current epidemiologic and ergonomic research demonstrates consistent relationships between certain computer-related factors and musculoskeletal disorders.
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Guidelines for Wrist Posture Based on Carpal Tunnel Pressure Thresholds
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We identify the 25th percentile wrist angles that protect 75% of the study population from reaching a pressure of 30 mmHg. Expand
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Entrapment neuropathies: pathophysiology and pathogenesis.
  • D. Rempel, E. Diao
  • Medicine
  • Journal of electromyography and kinesiology…
  • 1 February 2004
A number of theories of pathogenesis of entrapment neuropathy, due to repeated loading, have been proposed and these theories are being actively explored with animal models. Tubes placed looselyExpand
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Effects of computer mouse design and task on carpal tunnel pressure.
Computer mouse use has become an integral part of office work in the past decade. Intensive mouse use has been associated with increased risk of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, includingExpand
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VDT-related musculoskeletal symptoms: interactions between work posture and psychosocial work factors.
Video display terminal (VDT) operators (n = 150) in the editorial department of a large metropolitan newspaper participated in a study of day-to-day musculoskeletal symptoms. Work posture related toExpand
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Investigation of applied forces in alphanumeric keyboard work.
This paper considers one way that occupational health professionals can assess the force exerted by keyboard users and the possible relationship between that force and the key force-displacementExpand
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