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Effects of externally applied pressure on the haemodynamics of the lower limb.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5565517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of externally applied pressure of 5-150 mm Hg on the haemodynamics of the leg of dog and man were investigated. The criteria used for the assessments included femoral arterial and venous blood flow as well as vascular hydraulic conductance. The results indicated that external pressure of 5 mm Hg results in a very small non-significant increase in the femoral arterial and venous flow. Higher external pressure of 15 mm Hg or more significantly reduces the femoral arterial and venous flows as well as the vascular conductance. It therefore seems that compression produced by bandaging in horizontal supine subjects has little or no haemodynamic value and may prove to be harmful unless carefully controlled.
S Sabri; V C Roberts; L T Cotton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1971 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1971-10-26     Completed Date:  1971-10-26     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  503-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bandages / adverse effects
Femoral Artery / physiology
Femoral Vein / physiology
Hindlimb / blood supply*
Leg / blood supply*
Regional Blood Flow
Thrombophlebitis / prevention & control
Varicose Veins / surgery

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