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Use of a computerized postural sway measurement system for assessing workers exposed to manganese.
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PMID:  8222334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Computerized postural sway measurement systems have been used recently in human physiology and pharmacology for determining postural stability, but their applicability for the assessment of the effects of exposure to neurotoxic agents is lacking. 2. We have examined the feasibility of using a computerized postural sway measurement system to assess the postural sway parameters of manganese exposed workers compared with a control group. 3. Sway parameter data were collected using a KISLTER multicomponent measuring platform (Type 9281B) connected to VICON motion analysis system for 13 exposed and 16 control subjects. 4. Significant differences in several of the sway parameters (Px, Py--mean distance (mm), from the centre of the platform along the X-axis [anterior-posterior movement] and Y-axis [lateral movement], respectively) between the exposed and control groups were observed even after adjustment for possible confounders. Computerized postural sway measurement system may be a useful method of assessing workers exposed to neurotoxic agents affecting posture.
S E Chia; J Goh; G Lee; S C Foo; S L Gan; K Bose; J Jeyaratnam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0305-1870     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-13     Completed Date:  1993-12-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425076     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted*
Environmental Monitoring
Manganese / adverse effects*
Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced,  diagnosis*
Occupational Diseases / chemically induced,  diagnosis*
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
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