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Sphygmomanometer-induced increases in forearm and hand volume.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10622193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Swelling, or increased volume, secondary to venous congestion is thought to be a factor in some upper limb conditions. This study aimed to establish a safe, easily applied method of inducing a transitory increase in forearm and hand volume that could be used as a symptom provocation test for upper limb conditions. Using the principles of venous occlusion plethysmography, movement of blood volume into the forearm and hand of asymptomatic subjects was measured after occlusion with three different sphygmomanometer cuff pressures over four minutes. Increases of between 37 and 62 ml (2.5% and 4.1%) were achieved at pressures between diastolic pressure minus 30 mm Hg and diastolic pressure plus 5 mm Hg, with minimal reported side effects. These data demonstrate that a sphygmomanometer can be used to induce transitory fluid congestion of the forearm and hand.
R A Boland; R D Adams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0894-1130     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Ther     Publication Date:    1999 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-14     Completed Date:  2000-01-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806591     Medline TA:  J Hand Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcome, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Blood Pressure Determination / adverse effects,  instrumentation*,  methods*
Blood Volume*
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis,  etiology
Edema / diagnosis*,  etiology
Forearm / blood supply*
Hand / blood supply*
Pilot Projects
Plethysmography / instrumentation*,  methods*
Reproducibility of Results

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