Cold provocation testing and hand-arm vibration syndrome--an audit of the results of the Department of Trade and Industry scheme for the evaluation of miners.

@article{Proud2003ColdPT,
  title={Cold provocation testing and hand-arm vibration syndrome--an audit of the results of the Department of Trade and Industry scheme for the evaluation of miners.},
  author={George Proud and Frank Burke and Ian J Lawson and Kenneth L McGeoch and Jeremy N. V. Miles},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={90 9},
  pages={1076-9}
}
BACKGROUND Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a major industrial disease that causes considerable morbidity among workers exposed to vibration. Compensation is paid to those affected in civil claims against employers and (in the UK) in claims made under Social Security legislation rules for Prescribed Disease A11. Diagnostic tests have been proposed but most are not objective. The cold provocation test (CPT), which is objective, is often included in the evaluation of HAVS. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING

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