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. 2014;(3):31-5.

[Some Aspects of Cognitive Functions in Chronic Intoxication by Organic Solvents]

[Article in Russian]
  • PMID: 25073348

[Some Aspects of Cognitive Functions in Chronic Intoxication by Organic Solvents]

[Article in Russian]
S V Tret'iakov et al. Med Tr Prom Ekol. .

Abstract

Study covered 20 females with chronic intoxication with organic solvents, who worked long as painters on industrial enterprise. To reveal clinically significant cognitive disorders, Mini-Cog scale was applied. Drawing test helped to reveal visual and spatial disorders, restults were expressed in scores. Memory was evaluated through methods "operative memory", "short-term memory", "memory for figures", "memory for images", "hearing memory"--that proved lower results in the main group of examinees. In 75% of patients with occupational diseases caused by organic solvents, moderate cognitive disorders of amnestic multifunctional type were seen. 100% of individuals having chronic intoxication with organic solvents demonstrated encephalopathy. In comparison with reference group, the main group members had more frequent 1 and 2 degrees encephalopahy.

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