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Assessment of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease using a novel automated optical device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18166634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The resting ankle-brachial pressure index (rABPI) is used in the diagnosis of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. This article compares the rABPI with a new optical device based on photoplethysmograph (PPG) technology with new algorithms for the assessment of PAD. Functional PPG (fPPG) is a promising noninvasive automated device using a novel cuffless functional test for assessing mild or significant PAD without the operator dependency issues associated with rABPI. This system utilizes both changes in pulsatile arterial blood volume and skin color redness in lower limbs. All subjects underwent rABPI, fPPG, and duplex angiography (DA). Significant correlation was found between fPPG and DA scores, rABPI and DA, and fPPG and rABPI. In the hands of operators with little experience, fPPG may prove to be superior to rABPI and may be useful as a simple screening tool for early detection of PAD in primary care.
Mohamad E Alnaeb; Adrien Boutin; Vincent P Crabtree; Dimitri P Mikhailidis; Alexander M Seifalian; George Hamilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1538-5744     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:    2007 Dec-2008 Jan
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-01     Completed Date:  2008-02-14     Revised Date:  2014-02-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Ankle / blood supply
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Determination
Blood Volume
Brachial Artery / physiopathology
Case-Control Studies
Equipment Design
Lower Extremity / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Optical Devices
Optics and Photonics / instrumentation*
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Photoplethysmography / instrumentation*
Predictive Value of Tests
Pulsatile Flow
ROC Curve
Sensitivity and Specificity
Skin / blood supply
Toes / blood supply
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
Grant Support
G0502250//Medical Research Council

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