[Some aspects of cognitive functions in chronic intoxication by organic solvents]

Med Tr Prom Ekol. 2014;(3):31-5.
[Article in Russian]

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.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cognition Disorders / chemically induced
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis
  • Cognition Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / chemically induced
  • Occupational Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
  • Solvents / toxicity*

Substances

  • Solvents