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Effect of tobacco use on vibration white finger disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2738744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a cohort of 245 men with vibration white finger disease, the effects of tobacco use on the symptoms of the disease and the results of a cold provocation test were studied. The tobacco habits of 111 patients were confirmed by measurement of nicotine and cotinine in plasma. In a subgroup the cold provocation test was repeated after nicotine absorption according to individual habits. Patients with advanced disease as measured on a symptom scale were found to use tobacco more often and to have higher cotinine levels than patients with less advanced disease. Pathologic test results were found more frequently among users of tobacco than among nonusers. Habitual use of tobacco seems to aggravate the symptoms of vibration white finger disease and to result in an increased reactivity in a cold provocation test.
Authors:
L Ekenvall; L E Lindblad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0096-1736     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Med     Publication Date:  1989 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-09     Completed Date:  1989-08-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502807     Medline TA:  J Occup Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Medicine, Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Blood Pressure
Body Temperature Regulation
Cold Temperature
Cotinine / blood
Fingers / blood supply,  drug effects
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Nicotine / blood
Raynaud Disease / blood,  etiology*
Smoking / adverse effects*,  blood
Tobacco Use Disorder / blood,  complications*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
486-56-6/Cotinine; 54-11-5/Nicotine

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