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Osteometric dimensions of metacarpal bones with respect to the professional exposure to vibration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10097445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The comparative analysis of the osteometric dimensions of metacarpal bones in three groups of males (aged from 23 to 63 years) differing with respect to the presence of the professionally connected long-term exposure to the vibration is performed. The sample encompasses forest workers employed in wood industry (exposed to heavy physical work and to the daily use of hand-held vibrating tools) from two regions of Croatia: Podravina (n = 192) and Gorski Kotar (n = 115). The control group is formed using the random sample (selected according to age criterion) of phenotypically healthy male inhabitants of rural communities of Eastern Adriatic islands and peninsula (n = 200). Additionally, the influence of the level of calcium in diet, as a regional nutritional characteristic of particular regions of Croatia, is also considered. The regression of the percent cortical area (PCA) of the second left metacarpal bone and age showed that significant decrease of PCA in older age can be observed only in males from Eastern Adriatic (the control group), while that is not so in either group of males professionally exposed to vibration. Authors conclude that the analysis of the osteometric dimensions performed on males professionally daily exposed to vibration missed to provide evidence to support the hypothesis of long-term exposure to vibration as a risk for accelerated osteoporosis of metacarpal bones.
T Skarić-Jurić; I Lovasić; B Lazić; L Szirovicza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-30     Completed Date:  1999-04-30     Revised Date:  2009-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  CROATIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-306     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Metacarpal Bones / anatomy & histology*
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / etiology*
Osteoporosis / etiology
Vibration / adverse effects*

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