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Increased transcutaneous oxygen pressure is an indicator of revascularization after peripheral transluminal angioplasty.
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PMID:  20799920     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the use of peripheral transluminal angioplasty (PTA) procedures for revascularization of an ischemic limb has increased. Evaluation of reperfusion has been carried out by Doppler scan; however, a successful PTA does not necessarily result in improved oxygen delivery to the distal parts of the limb.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of the revascularization in diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia after treatment with PTA by comparing transcutaneous oxygen tension (TcpO₂) with the ankle-brachial index (ABI) post PTA.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study included 151 consecutive diabetic patients. We evaluated the posterior tibial and dorsalis pedis Doppler, ABI, TcpO₂, and duplex scan results. If two of these four examinations were abnormal, arteriography was carried out and PTA was performed concomitantly. At least 64 patients were considered suitable candidates for PTA.
RESULTS: The ABI increased from 0.67±0.25 to 0.84±0.25 following PTA (P<0.001). TcpO₂ increased from 27.20±11.10 mm Hg to 40±12.10 mm Hg after PTA (P<0.001). While the TcpO₂ could be measured in all patients, the ABI was not measurable in 25.37% pretreatment and in 17.91% post treatment. Statistical analysis revealed a scant correlation between the techniques used: TcpO₂ and ABI (P=0.20).
CONCLUSION: Our study confirms that the increase in TcpO₂ in diabetic patients following PTA points to the physiologic significance of microvascular revascularization achieved in the treated limb and serves to assess functional improvement in tissue oxygenation obtained by PTA. The use of TcpO₂ may represent an alternative to traditional assessment of peripheral transluminal angioplasty results.
Manuel Pardo; Miguel Alcaraz; Francisco Ramón Breijo; Fernando Luis Bernal; Jose Manuel Felices; Manuel Canteras
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1600-0455     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-14     Completed Date:  2010-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  990-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine/Dentistry, University of Murcia, Espinardo, Murcia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty / methods*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / blood,  radiography,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Blood Gas Monitoring, Transcutaneous*
Diabetic Foot / blood,  radiography,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Oxygen / blood*
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / blood,  radiography,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
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