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Thermostatted measurement of systolic blood pressure on cooled fingers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7466298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Indirect recording of systolic blood pressure on fingers was performed after local cooling using a double-inlet plastic cuff on one phalanx. Cooling induces constriction of the digital arteries and the delayed re-opening during cuff deflation is recordable by the decrease in finger systolic pressure. A new device for rapid thermostatic equilibration using Peltier elements is described. The method was applied to three groups of normal subjects: seventeen indoor working females, sixteen indoor working males and twenty working males. After mild body cooling the finger systolic pressure was decreased on average to 88% in all three groups at a finger temperature of 15 degrees C (95% lower confidence limit 68%). Young females with complaints of cold hands or Raynaud's phenomenon had significantly lower pressures and the method is therefore applicable for routine investigations.
S L Nielsen; C J Sørensen; N Olsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0036-5513     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest.     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-13     Completed Date:  1981-04-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404375     Medline TA:  Scand J Clin Lab Invest     Country:  NORWAY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation,  methods*
Body Temperature
Middle Aged
Raynaud Disease / diagnosis

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