Effect of occupational manganese exposure on the central nervous system of welders: 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy and MRI findings.

@article{Kim2007EffectOO,
  title={Effect of occupational manganese exposure on the central nervous system of welders: 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy and MRI findings.},
  author={Eun A. Kim and Hae-Kwan Cheong and Dae Seob Choi and Joon Sakong and Jae Wook Ryoo and Injeong Park and Dong Mug Kang},
  journal={Neurotoxicology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={276-83}
}
This study investigated the relationship between long-term occupational manganese (Mn) exposure on the regional Mn concentration in the brain, neuronal loss, and neurobehavioral effects on welders. 1H MRS of the basal ganglia (BG) was performed on 20 male welders and 10 age- and gender-matched, non-office, control workers in a shipyard to assess the metabolic change, and the N-acetylaspartate (NAA)/creatine (Cr), choline (Cho)/Cr and NAA/Cho ratios, by the level of Mn exposure. We also assessed… CONTINUE READING