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Exsanguination of the limbs in elderly volunteers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12700937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have evaluated the efficiency of exsanguination of the limbs in ten volunteers with a median age of 83 (range 76-86) years using Esmarch bandage or simple elevation. Changes in blood volume were evaluated using a scintigraphic technique based on an autologous injection of 99 mTc-labelled erythrocytes. In both upper (P<0.001) and lower (P<0.001) limbs, Esmarch bandage was significantly more effective than elevation. In lower limbs, there was a significant difference in reduction of blood volume between 5 s and 15 s of elevation (P<0.01).
Lars Blond; JanL L Madsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2003-01-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0341-2695     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-17     Completed Date:  2003-10-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Amager Hospital, Copenhagen Hospital Corporation, Italiensvej 1, 2300 S, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Volume Determination / methods
Erythrocytes / radionuclide imaging
Extremities / blood supply*,  surgery*
Hemostasis, Surgical / instrumentation*
Radionuclide Imaging / methods
Technetium / diagnostic use
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