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Comparison of stiffness and interface pressure during rest and exercise among various arm sleeves.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20656958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To compare the interface pressure during rest and exercise among various kinds of arm sleeves. METHODS: The interface pressure underneath nine different arm sleeves was measured during 10 maximal opening and closing movements of fingers using a pressure transducer (Air Pack Type Analyser) in 16 healthy volunteers. Furthermore, in order to evaluate the characteristics of each arm sleeve, the extensibility, stiffness and thickness were determined in vitro by several apparatuses. RESULTS: There was a significant correlation between stiffness and extensibility. The stiffness was significantly correlated with the pressure difference between muscle contraction and relaxation during exercise. The higher the value of stiffness, the greater the pressure amplitude during exercise. CONCLUSION: Short-stretch arm sleeves characterized with a high level stiffness, including thick round- and flat-knitted arm sleeves, are more beneficial for the augmentation of muscle pumping than long-stretch arm sleeves, in the same way as short-stretch bandages or stockings applied to the leg.
Authors:
M Hirai; K Niimi; H Iwata; I Sugimoto; H Ishibashi; T Ota; H Nakamura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1758-1125     ISO Abbreviation:  Phlebology     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-11-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012921     Medline TA:  Phlebology     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Vascular Surgery, Tohkai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan. hiraimh@yahoo.co.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arm / blood supply*,  physiology
Bandages*
Elasticity
Exercise / physiology*
Female
Humans
Lymphedema / physiopathology,  therapy
Materials Testing
Muscle, Skeletal / blood supply,  physiology
Pressure*
Regional Blood Flow / physiology*
Rest / physiology*
Young Adult

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