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Arterial disease in chronic leg ulceration: an underestimated hazard? Lothian and Forth Valley leg ulcer study.
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PMID:  3107659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six hundred patients with chronic leg ulcers were interviewed and examined for evidence of arterial impairment. There were 827 ulcerated legs. Pedal pulses could not be felt in 94 (11%). A Doppler resting pressure index of 0.9 or less was found in 176 legs (21%). Risk factors for arterial impairment included age, ulceration affecting the foot, and a history of claudication, ischaemic heart disease, or cerebrovascular disease. Roughly half the patients with arterial impairment also showed the clinical features of chronic venous insufficiency. Careful assessment for arterial disease is mandatory before patients with chronic leg ulcers are treated with elastic compression.
M J Callam; D R Harper; J J Dale; C V Ruckley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)     Volume:  294     ISSN:  0267-0623     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-09     Completed Date:  1987-07-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302911     Medline TA:  Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  929-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Blood Pressure
Leg Ulcer / etiology*,  physiopathology
Vascular Diseases / complications*,  physiopathology

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