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Comparison of whole-body thallium imaging with transcutaneous PO2 in studying regional blood supply in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
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PMID:  8810654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Quantitatively estimating functional reserve of blood supply to the legs in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) remains a clinical issue. This study was designed to investigate the regional blood supply to the legs in PAOD patients during exercise by use of thallium 201 (201Tl) whole-body imaging in comparison with transcutaneous PO2 (tcPO2) measurement. Thirty-three patients with PAOD and 10 subjects without PAOD (control) performed an incremental cycle ergometry (CE), while tcPO2 was continuously registered on the involved calf. In the last minute of exercise, 2 mCi of 201Tl was injected intravenously and the 201Tl whole-body images were taken immediately (stress) and four hours (redistribution) following stress with a dual-head camera system. Regional blood supply (RBS) (%) was calculated from the geometric mean counts of the region of interest divided by the total counts of the whole body. The performance of PAOD patients was reduced in doing CE, and tcPO2 fell distinctly in PAOD patients (from 51 to 19 mmHg) whereas it increased in controls (from 57 to 67 mmHg). The RBS in PAOD patients was obviously reduced in comparison with that of controls. While in controls the RBS of the calf (3.1%) at stress did not differ from that at redistribution (3.4%), in PAOD patients the redistribution RBS (2.8%) increased as compared with that of stress (1.5%). There was a hyperbolic relationship between stress RBS of the calf and the velocity of tcPO2 fall in PAOD patients during exercise test (velocity of tcPO2 fall = -0.032 + 0.39/RBS, r2 = 0.54, P < 0.05). In conclusion, the RBS determined by 201Tl whole-body imaging is comparable to the tcPO2 measurement in differentiating patients with PAOD from subjects without PAOD during exercise. Regional 201Tl uptake reflects regional blood supply in PAOD patients. There is a hyperbolic relationship between the RBS derived from 201Tl whole-body imaging and tcPO2 in PAOD patients during exercise, implying that in a critical ischemia the lower the RBS is, the more steeply the tcPO2 decreases.
Y Liu; J M Steinacker; A Opitz-Gress; M Clausen; M Stauch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-22     Completed Date:  1996-10-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  879-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abt. Sport- und Leistungsmedizin of University of Ulm, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging
Blood Gas Monitoring, Transcutaneous*
Exercise Test
Leg / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Thallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Thallium Radioisotopes

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