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Patient assessment and examples of a method of treatment. Use of the circulator boot in peripheral vascular disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9158380     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Effective peripheral blood flow is positively related to cardiac output and gravity (part dependent) and inversely related to gravity (part elevated), venous pressure, interstitial fluid pressure, degree of peripheral neuropathy, arteriosclerotic and thrombotic arterial obstructions, and infection. These factors are considered in the operation of the end-diastolic pneumatic boot in the treatment of illustrative patients with lymphedema, venous stasis disease, peripheral arteriosclerosis obliterans, peripheral neuropathy, cellulitis, and osteomyelitis and the failing heart. A method of treatment that includes the use of the boot and the injection of local antibiotics is described.
R S Dillon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-11     Completed Date:  1997-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S35-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bryn Mawr Hospital, Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical School, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / physiopathology
Arteriosclerosis / physiopathology
Arteriosclerosis Obliterans / therapy
Bacterial Infections
Cardiac Output
Cardiac Output, Low / therapy
Cellulitis / therapy
Counterpulsation / instrumentation*,  methods
Extracellular Space / physiology
Leg / blood supply*
Lymphedema / therapy
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / therapy
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Regional Blood Flow
Thrombosis / physiopathology
Venous Insufficiency / therapy
Venous Pressure
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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