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Position artifacts in occlusive impedance phlebography (plethysmography).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  686259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The accuracy of occlusive impedance phlebography (IPG) depends on recognition of the artifacts that produce false-positive results. Fifty per cent of a series of studies of patients with normal legs showed abnormal results when the recording was made with the leg held straight. We therefore recommend that the patient's leg position be carefully monitored when an IPG test is being administered.
J D Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-10-25     Completed Date:  1978-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Errors
Plethysmography, Impedance*

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