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Duplex detected ankle peak systolic velocity: a new parameter for the assessment of degree of peripheralischemia.
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PMID:  15767982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The objective of this study was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of a newly developed parameter: the ankle peak systolic velocity (APSV) to provide an objective assessment of the degree of peripheral ischemia. METHODS: In phase 1 of the study: data was prospectively collected for 21 ischemic limbs and 5 healthy volunteers. APSV was calculated as the mean value of the distal anterior and posterior tibial arteries peak systolic velocities (PSV). Ankle brachial index (ABI) was calculated for the anterior tibial and posterior tibial arteries. A mean ABI for both tibial arteries was also calculated. APSV was correlated with the mean ABI. Cut off values were calculated to differentiate critical, moderate and no ischemia. In phase 2 of the study data was prospectively collected for 37 ischemic limbs and 5 healthy volunteers, to assess the sensitivity and specificity of the cut off values of the APSV to identify limbs with critical ischemia, moderate ischemia, and no ischemia. RESULTS: APSV correlated strongly with the mean ABI (r=0.8, p<0.01). The sensitivity and specificity of APSV in identifying critical ischemia were 90% and 87%, for moderate ischemia they were 75% and 88%, and for differentiating limbs with any degree of ischemia from normal limbs they were 100% and 100%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: APSV can be used as an alternative to ABI for the assessment of degree of peripheral ischemia.
R A Bishara; W Taha; M O Alfarouk; K Abdel Aal; S Wasfy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Clinical Trial, Phase I; Clinical Trial, Phase II; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0392-9590     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Angiol     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-15     Completed Date:  2005-08-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402693     Medline TA:  Int Angiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  368-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, National Institute for Diabetes and Endocrinology, General Organization for Teaching Hospitals and Institutes, Cairo, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology*
Double-Blind Method
Ischemia / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography
Leg / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Systole / physiology*
Tibial Arteries / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex

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