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Three methods of taking the brachial systolic pressure to measure the ankle/brachial index: which one is best?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8286273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was designed to determine which method of measuring the brachial systolic blood pressure is most accurate when determining the ankle/brachial index (ABI). The accuracy of the stethoscope diaphragm was compared with the accuracy of the stethoscope bell and Doppler methods in measuring the brachial systolic pressure. These pressures were used in the calculation of the ABI, and then the ABI was compared by method and time since surgery. The sample consisted of 31 subjects who had peripheral arterial bypass surgery. The findings of this study indicate that there is no significant difference in the ABI when the brachial systolic blood pressure is measured by any of the three methods. A difference was found between the right-arm and left-arm brachial systolic pressures in many of the patients, and this would make a difference in the calculation of the ABI.
I O'Flynn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1062-0303     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Nurs     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-24     Completed Date:  1994-02-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9014475     Medline TA:  J Vasc Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-5     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Ankle / blood supply
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation,  methods*
Brachial Artery
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results

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