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The relationship between the number of capillaries in the skin of the venous ulcer-bearing area of the lower leg and the fall in foot vein pressure during exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7225749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The changes in foot vein pressure during exercise have been measured in 30 normal legs and 109 legs with varicose veins or postphlebitic changes and correlated with the number of capillaries visible in a histological section of skin from the ulcer-bearing area. There was a significant correlation between the inability of the calf pump to reduce foot vein pressure during exercise and the number of capillaries in the skin. It is suggested that the increased number of capillaries secondary to venous hypertension during exercise may be the prime cause of the nutritional abnormalities that eventually cause a venous ulcer.
K G Burnand; I Whimster; G Clemenson; M L Thomas; N L Browse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1981 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-20     Completed Date:  1981-07-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-300     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Capillaries / pathology
Foot / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion*
Skin / blood supply*
Varicose Ulcer / pathology,  physiopathology*
Venous Pressure*

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