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Physical activity and transcutaneous oxygen pressure in men with spinal cord injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23299261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This pilot study proposed a method for assessing the status of vascular flow measured by transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2) in the area of the ischium in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). In a sample of 38 men (two groups: 12 physically active and 26 sedentary) with thoracic SCI, the distribution of the physiological response of the tissues under load during sitting was assessed through analysis of ischium TcPO2 values obtained by an oximeter. TcPO2 baseline, recovery time of TcPO2 after sitting (Trec), the percentage of TcPO2 (%TcPO2) of maximum pressure TcPO2, and mechanic maximal pressure (Pmax) were evaluated. Trec in the physically active group was significantly lower (p < 0.05) than in the sedentary group. Likewise, significant differences in %TcPO2 between groups (p < 0.05) were also found. We concluded that the physiological response of the tissues under an individual with SCI's own weight resulting from prolonged sitting is better in those who are physically active.
Beatriz Crespo-Ruiz; Antonio J del-Ama; Fernando J Jiménez-Díaz; Jennifer Morgan; Ana de la Peña-González; Ángel M Gil-Agudo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation research and development     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1938-1352     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-09     Completed Date:  2013-07-01     Revised Date:  2014-05-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410047     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  913-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Gas Monitoring, Transcutaneous / methods*
Ischium / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Motor Activity*
Oxygen / blood
Pilot Projects
Pressure Ulcer / blood,  etiology
Spinal Cord Injuries / blood*,  complications,  physiopathology
Statistics, Nonparametric
Tissue Survival / physiology
Young Adult
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