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Comparison of reduction of edema after rest and after muscle exercises in treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.
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PMID:  19602249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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AIM: The aim of this work was to compare the reduction in edema obtained in the conservative treatment of phlebopathies after resting and after performing a muscle exercise program in the Trendelenburg position. METHODS: Twenty-eight limbs of 24 patients with venous edema of distinct etiologies and classified as between C3 and C5 using CEAP classification. Volumetric evaluation by water displacement was carried out before and after resting in the Trendelenburg position and after performing programmed muscle exercises 24 hours later under identical conditions of time, position and temperature. For the statistical analysis the paired t-test was used with an alpha error of 5% being considered acceptable. RESULTS: The average total volume of the lower limbs was 3,967.46 mL. The mean reduction in edema obtained after resting was 92.9 mL, and after exercises it was 135.4 mL, giving a statistically significant difference (p-value = 0.0007). CONCLUSION: In conclusion, exercises are more efficient to reduce the edema of lower limbs than resting in the Trendelenburg position.
Authors:
Belczak Cleusa Ema Quilici; Cavalheri Gildo; Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy; Belczak Sergio Quilici; Caffaro Roberto Augusto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International archives of medicine     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1755-7682     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-30     Completed Date:  2010-01-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101317943     Medline TA:  Int Arch Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1Vascular Surgery Service, Santa Casa Medicine School, S??o Paulo FCMSCSP-Brazil. cleusabelczak@wnet.com.br
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