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Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) poisoning involves a risk of hypoxic brain damage. Six patients who lost consciousness due to H2S poisoning are described. The symptoms varied from anosmia in the patient with the shortest but highest exposure to delayed neurological deterioration in the patient with the longest exposure. The two patients with the most serious(More)
Vibration sensitivity thresholds were studied in 12 healthy volunteers using 25, 50, 100 and 250 s-1 stimulus frequencies from an instrument with automated and manual modes ('Vibra Mk II'). For the automated mode, a forced choice principle was adopted. All measurements were performed from both the knuckle of the IInd metacarpophalangeal joint and the medial(More)
In Norway's only viscose rayon plant, carbon disulfide (CS2) concentrations in ambient air usually were between 30 and 50 mg/m3 during the first 23 years of production. From 1970/1971 until the factory was closed in 1982, corresponding values were 10-25 mg/m3. Through all of these years, high peak exposures of CS2 and H2S occurred. In 1986, 16 of the 24 men(More)
A 26 year old man, who was physically fit and occupationally active but had retinitis pigmentosa and a slight hearing impairment, received hyperbaric oxygen treatment for 97 minutes at a pressure of 240 kPA for five days a week over a period of four weeks. After cessation of the treatment his lateral vision was found to be improved. The patient was examined(More)
The risk of long-term damage to the CNS after exposure to mixed solvents in work environments is controversial. Thirty-six workers were studied who had been exposed to organic solvents for more than 10 years (mean 24.5 years) in a working environment. The workers and unexposed controls were studied with a battery of neuropsychological and cognitive tests.(More)
Sixteen males, formerly exposed to carbon disulfide (CS2) for at least 10 years (mean 20 years), were administered a neurological examination, cerebral computerized tomography (CT), regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) examination and neuropsychological examination. The clinical neurological examination revealed abnormalities in 15; cerebral CT showed signs(More)
Sixteen former rayon viscose workers were investigated four years after the exposure to carbon disulfide was discontinued. Median age was 58 years (range 43-65 years), median exposure time was 17 years (range 10-35 years). Encephalopathy was diagnosed in altogether 14 workers. To further explore pathophysiological mechanisms, cerebrovascular investigations(More)
A randomized double blind study with iohexol (Omnipaque) and metrizamide (Amipaque) in cervical myelography was performed in 50 patients, 29 with iohexol and 21 with metrizamide. The myelographies were performed either with lumbar or with C1-C2 puncture in about equal groups, using 300 mg I/ml and 240 mg I/ml of the contrast media respectively. The image(More)