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Article: Dysbaric osteonecrosis in a compressed air tunnelling project in Hong Kong

TitleDysbaric osteonecrosis in a compressed air tunnelling project in Hong Kong
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Issue Date1992
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Occupational Medicine, 1992, v. 42 n. 1, p. 23-29 How to Cite?
AbstractIn the largest compressed air tunnelling project using the Blackpool Decompression Tables in Hong Kong, 912 men had radiological examination of major joints and 12 definite and 30 suspected cases of dysbaric osteonecrosis were detected by the compressed air physician. Distribution of the lesions was symmetrical and 43.1 per cent were juxta-articular. All the cases were asymptomatic. The infrequent occurrence of osteonecrosis in Hong Kong in general and in this project in particular suggests that the Blackpool Tables were relatively effective in preventing the disease. Definite and suspected cases were pooled together for the study of risk factors for osteonecrosis. Logistic regression analysis showed that the number of bends ever experienced, number of hours worked in the present contract, age and obesity were important independent risk factors. Because of the impossibility of a suitably long follow-up for all workers, the prevalence of osteonecrosis may be under-reported in Hong Kong.
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dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorYau, KPen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:24:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:24:00Z-
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.citationOccupational Medicine, 1992, v. 42 n. 1, p. 23-29en_US
dc.identifier.issn0962-8480en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151500-
dc.description.abstractIn the largest compressed air tunnelling project using the Blackpool Decompression Tables in Hong Kong, 912 men had radiological examination of major joints and 12 definite and 30 suspected cases of dysbaric osteonecrosis were detected by the compressed air physician. Distribution of the lesions was symmetrical and 43.1 per cent were juxta-articular. All the cases were asymptomatic. The infrequent occurrence of osteonecrosis in Hong Kong in general and in this project in particular suggests that the Blackpool Tables were relatively effective in preventing the disease. Definite and suspected cases were pooled together for the study of risk factors for osteonecrosis. Logistic regression analysis showed that the number of bends ever experienced, number of hours worked in the present contract, age and obesity were important independent risk factors. Because of the impossibility of a suitably long follow-up for all workers, the prevalence of osteonecrosis may be under-reported in Hong Kong.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofOccupational Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshBarotrauma - Epidemiology - Pathology - Radiographyen_US
dc.subject.meshDecompression - Methods - Standardsen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshOccupational Diseases - Epidemiology - Pathology - Radiographyen_US
dc.subject.meshOsteonecrosis - Epidemiology - Pathology - Radiographyen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.titleDysbaric osteonecrosis in a compressed air tunnelling project in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume42en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
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dc.identifier.epage29en_US
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