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Decision making in the dysvascular lower extremity.
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PMID:  20682413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Given the aging population, the number of patients at risk for peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischemia will increase in the upcoming decade. Using a focused history and physical examination, along with a combination of noninvasive physiologic testing and noninvasive and invasive imaging modalities, one can accurately assess the location and physiologic effect of peripheral arterial disease. This assessment then allows the selection of the most appropriate treatment option for each patient. Treatment options may include exercise and risk-factor modification, amputation, and endovascular or surgical revascularization or a combination of both.
Bernadette Aulivola; Robert M Craig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot and ankle clinics     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1558-1934     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Clin     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-04     Completed Date:  2010-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9615073     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-409     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Surgery, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Chronic Disease
Diabetic Angiopathies / diagnosis,  surgery,  therapy
Intermittent Claudication / diagnosis,  surgery,  therapy
Limb Salvage / methods*
Lower Extremity / blood supply*
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*

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