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Resting Doppler ankle brachial pressure index measurement: a literature review.
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PMID:  22875182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is under-diagnosed in primary and acute settings. The use of Doppler ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) is effective in diagnosing PVD , aid in determining aetiology of leg ulcers and is cost efficient in reducing the effects of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. The aim of this literature review was to review practitioners' experience in using Doppler ABPI, different skills used to measure ABPI and to examine practitioners' confidence in ABPI. The findings identified variation in method for Doppler measurement: including position of the artery, arm measurement, resting period and type of equipment for measuring blood pressure, variations in practitioners' training and experience have demonstrated variability in ABPI results. Although limited in number, the studies have demonstrated knowledge gap, and the need for training among health professionals.
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of community nursing     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1462-4753     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Community Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815827     Medline TA:  Br J Community Nurs     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318-24     Citation Subset:  N    
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