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Hyperaemic changes in forearm skin perfusion and RBC concentration after increasing occlusion times.
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PMID:  20659484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Tissue occlusion and the hyperaemic response upon reperfusion can be used as a tool to assess microvascular function in various vascular diseases. Currently, laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) is applied most often to measure hyperaemic responses. In this study, we have applied tissue viability imaging (TiVi) and LDF to measure the change in red blood cell concentration and perfusion in the skin after occlusions of the forearm with increasing duration. We have found that there is a strong correlation between the changes in perfusion and red blood cell (RBC) concentration during post-occlusive hyperaemia (perfusion: r=0.80; RBC concentration: r=0.94). This correlation increases with longer occlusion durations (1, 5 and 10min). Furthermore, for both perfusion and RBC concentration, the maximum responses (perfusion: r(2)=0.59; RBC concentration: r(2)=0.78) and the recovery times (perfusion: r(2)=0.62; RBC concentration: r(2)=0.91) increase linearly with the duration of the occlusion. Maximum responses and recovery times were more reproducible for RBC concentration (as measured with TiVi) than for perfusion (as measured with LDF). These results show that perfusion and RBC concentration are related during post-occlusive hyperaemia and that TiVi can be used as a tool in the assessment of hyperaemic responses that has advantages in terms of reproducibility, sensitivity and ease of use.
Simon Farnebo; Johan Thorfinn; Joakim Henricson; Erik Tesselaar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microvascular research     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1095-9319     ISO Abbreviation:  Microvasc. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0165035     Medline TA:  Microvasc Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Burns, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.
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