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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761091/increase-in-the-arterial-velocity-pulse-index-of-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#1
Naotaka Murata, Kazuki Shiina, Jun Yamashita, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Taishiro Chikamori, Akira Yamashina, Hirofumi Tomiyama
Background: Recently, a simple parameter calculated from the brachial pressure waveform recorded using an oscillometric device (arterial velocity pulse index [AVI]: ratio of the forward/reflected pressure wave amplitudes) has become available to assess the pathophysiological abnormalities associated with vascular damage. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) represents one of the disease entities associated with the advanced stages of atherosclerotic vascular damage. The present study was conducted to examine whether an increase in the AVI might be influenced by the presence of PAD...
March 2018: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735963/acupuncture-combined-with-hydrotherapy-in-diabetes-patients-with-mild-lower-extremity-arterial-disease-a-prospective-randomized-nonblinded-clinical-study
#2
Zhengqin Qi, Yan Pang, Lin Lin, Bing Zhang, Juntao Shao, Xiaodong Liu, Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND The aim of this pragmatic study was to explore the intervention of acupuncture combined with hydrotherapy and perceived effects in type 2 diabetic patients with recently diagnosed, mild, lower-extremity arterial disease (LEAD) in comparison with a control group. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred twenty-six diabetes patients who were diagnosed mild LEAD according to ankle-brachial blood pressure index (ABPI) and peripheral neuropathy symptom were randomly assigned to either an experimental (n=64) or control group (n=62)...
May 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658630/lumbar-sympathectomy-versus-prostanoids-for-critical-limb-ischaemia-due-to-non-reconstructable-peripheral-arterial-disease
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REVIEW
Indrani Sen, Sunil Agarwal, Prathap Tharyan, Rachel Forster
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that can lead to reduced blood flow to the limbs, which may result in critical limb ischaemia (CLI), a painful manifestation that occurs when a person is at rest. The mainstay of treatment for CLI is surgical or endovascular repair. However, when these means of treatment are not suitable, due to anatomical reasons or comorbidities, treatment for pain is limited. Lumbar sympathectomy and prostanoids have both been shown to reduce pain from CLI in people who suffer from non-reconstructable PAD, but there is currently insufficient evidence to determine if one treatment is superior...
April 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622821/the-burden-and-characteristics-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-patients-undergoing-amputation-in-korle-bu-teaching-hospital-accra-ghana
#4
Antoinette Aa Bediako-Bowan, George O Adjei, Joe N Clegg-Lamptey, Simon B Naaeder
Background: To determine the prevalence of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and associated risk factors in patients undergoing amputation at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Accra, Ghana. Objectives: A cross- sectional study of all patients undergoing lower extremity amputation at the Department of Surgery, KBTH. Materials: A coded questionnaire was used to ascertain risk factors for PAD. The Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire was used to determine symptomatic PAD and a 5 mmHz hand held Summit® Doppler together with an Accoson ® sphygmomanometer was used to determine PAD and its severity...
September 2017: Ghana Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551178/patient-related-attitudinal-barriers-to-cancer-pain-management-among-adult-jordanian-patients
#5
Nijmeh Mohammed Hussein Al-Atiyyat, April Hazard Vallerand
PURPOSE: To evaluate the attitudinal barriers to cancer pain management among adult Jordanian patients and to explore relationships between attitudinal barriers, pain, and demographic variables. METHODS: In this descriptive correlational study a convenience sample of 150 Jordanian adults with cancer pain were recruited from the outpatient cancer clinic at a regional comprehensive cancer center in Jordan. Patients completed the Arabic version of Barriers Questionnaire (ABQ-II), the Arabic version of Brief-Pain-Inventory (ABPI), and demographic questions...
April 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493310/the-importance-of-accurate-methodology-in-abpi-calculation-when-assessing-lower-limb-wounds
#6
Peter Vowden, Kath Vowden
Recent health economic publications have highlighted the cost of wound care and demonstrated the important role played by community and practice nurses in delivering care. Leg ulcers form a significant proportion of the wounds managed in the community. Data indicates that many patients are managed with no specific diagnosis or without calculation of the ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI), despite care guidelines emphasising the importance of a full assessment including Doppler ABPI calculation in patient management...
March 2, 2018: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424069/development-of-a-fibrosis-index-including-hepatitis-b-virus-basal-core-promoter-a1762t-mutation-for-pretherapeutic-evaluation
#7
Christopher Sung-Huan Yeh, Chao-Wei Hsu, Kung-Hao Liang, Yi-Cheng Chen, Chih-Lang Lin, Rong-Nan Chien, Tsung-Hui Hu, Wey-Ran Lin, Ming-Wei Lai, Yu-De Chu, Chau-Ting Yeh
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Commonly used non-invasive fibrosis scores usually included serum transaminase levels in the equations, including Aspartate transaminase to Platelet Ratio Index (APRI) and fibrosis-4 (FIB-4). Transaminases fluctuated significantly in chronic hepatitis B patients with exacerbations, leading to unsteady score values. As such, here, we aim to develop a transaminase-free score suitable for pretherapeutic evaluation of fibrosis stages. METHODS: Firstly, 1082 treatment-naïve chronic hepatitis B patients were enrolled and divided into modeling (n = 541) and verification (n = 541) cohorts...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781862/acute-arterial-occlusion-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-case-report
#8
Kei Inomata, Ichiro Sekiya, Koji Otabe, Tomomasa Nakamura, Masafumi Horie, Hideyuki Koga, Toshifumi Watanabe, Takeshi Muneta
Popliteal artery occlusion after total knee arthroplasty is rare (0.03-0.17%) but can lead to amputation if overlooked. We should carefully assess vascular patency by Doppler ultrasound and ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) measurement before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) operation.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733607/two-year-follow-up-of-vascular-events-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-treated-with-antiplatelet-agents-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-cohort-study-season
#9
Yukihito Higashi, Tetsuro Miyata, Hiroshi Shigematsu, Hideki Origasa, Masatoshi Fujita, Hiroshi Matsuo, Hiroaki Naritomi, Hiroaki Matsuda, Masahide Nakajima, Hideto Awano
The present analysis was intended to evaluate the real-world management of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in Asia, and to explore cardiovascular events in patients with PAD undergoing antiplatelet therapy over 2 years of follow-up. The Surveillance of cardiovascular Events in Antiplatelet-treated arteriosclerosis Obliterans patients in JapaN (SEASON) registry is a prospective observational multicenter study of cardiovascular events in antiplatelet-treated patients with PAD in Japan. The SEASON registry included 11,375 patients who were scheduled to receive treatment for PAD...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713639/a-prospective-nonrandomized-no-placebo-controlled-phase-i-ii-clinical-trial-assessing-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-intramuscular-injection-of-autologous-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-patients-with-severe-buerger-s-disease
#10
Jeong Chan Ra, Euicheol C Jeong, Sung Keun Kang, Seog Ju Lee, Kyoung Ho Choi
Buerger's disease is a rare and severe disease affecting the blood vessels of the limbs. Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) have the potential to cure Buerger's disease when developed as a stem cell drug. In the present study, we conducted a prospective, nonrandomized, no placebo-controlled, phase I/II clinical trial with a 2-year follow-up questionnaire survey. A total of 17 patients were intramuscularly administered autologous ADSCs at a dose of 5 million cells/kg. The incidence of adverse events (AEs), adverse drug reaction (ADR), and serious adverse events (SAEs) was monitored...
2017: Cell Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704156/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-leg-ulcers-results-from-challenge-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#11
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
S Meaume, A Dompmartin, C Lok, I Lazareth, M Sigal, F Truchetet, A Sauvadet, S Bohbot
OBJECTIVE: We recently showed the superiority of a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) modulating dressing (foam impregnated with NOSF, nano-oligosaccharide factor) compared with a lipidocolloid matrix (TLC) control dressing in median wound area reduction (WAR). Here we report the results from the same study assessing the performance and safety of TLC-NOSF in the local management of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) or mixed leg ulcers and determining its impact on the patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682726/the-effectiveness-of-calf-muscle-electrostimulation-on-vascular-perfusion-and-walking-capacity-in-patients-living-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-peripheral-artery-disease
#12
Christian Ellul, Cynthia Formosa, Alfred Gatt, Auon Abbas Hamadani, David G Armstrong
The aim of the study was to explore calf muscle electrostimulation on arterial inflow and walking capacity in claudicants with peripheral artery disease and diabetes mellitus. A prospective, 1-group, pretest-posttest study design was used on 40 high-risk participants (n = 40) who exhibited bilateral limb ischemia (ankle brachial pressure index [ABPI] <0.90), diabetes mellitus, and calf muscle claudication. A program of calf muscle electrical stimulation with varying frequency (1-250 Hz) was prescribed for 1 hour per day for 12 weeks...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602045/compression-therapy-for-venous-leg-ulcers-risk-factors-for-adverse-events-and-complications-contraindications-a-review-of-present-guidelines
#13
A Andriessen, J Apelqvist, G Mosti, H Partsch, C Gonska, M Abel
INTRODUCTION: The adequate use of compression in venous leg ulcer treatment is equally important to patients as well as clinicians. Currently, there is a lack of clarity on contraindications, risk factors, adverse events and complications, when applying compression therapy for venous leg ulcer patients. METHODS: The project aimed to optimize prevention, treatment and maintenance approaches by recognizing contraindications, risk factors, adverse events and complications, when applying compression therapy for venous leg ulcer patients...
September 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575088/effect-of-blood-pressure-lowering-medications-on-leg-ischemia-in-peripheral-artery-disease-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#14
Diana Thomas Manapurathe, Smriti Murali Krishna, Brittany Dewdney, Joseph Vaughan Moxon, Erik Biros, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that anti-hypertensive medications may worsen leg ischemia in peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients. We undertook a meta-analysis to assess the effect of anti-hypertensive medications on measures of leg ischemia including maximum walking distance (MWD), pain free walking distance (PFWD) and ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI). A meta-regression was performed to evaluate whether the effect of the anti-hypertensive medications on mean arterial pressure (MAP) was associated with changes in ABPI, MWD or PFWD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475443/evaluation-of-skin-perfusion-pressure-to-assess-refractory-foot-ulcers
#15
M Kawai, S Mihara, S Takahagi, K Iwamoto, T Hiragun, M Hide
OBJECTIVE: The number of patients with foot gangrene caused by critical ischaemia and severe infection is increasing significantly in developed countries. The measurement of perilesional skin blood flow by skin perfusion pressure (SPP) is useful to select the appropriate treatment of gangrenous lesions, in that it is not affected by calcifications of blood vessels. However, the prognosis of a foot ulcer may also be affected by the level of blood sugar and infections. This study aimed to validate the use of SPP in cases of foot gangrene and ulcers in patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) and infection...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365377/a-three-month-home-exercise-programme-augmented-with-nordic-poles-for-patients-with-intermittent-claudication-enhances-quality-of-life-and-continues-to-improve-walking-distance-and-compliance-after-one-year
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
C Oakley, C Spafford, J D Beard
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to collect 1 year follow-up information on walking distance, speed, compliance, and cost in patients with intermittent claudication who took part in a previously reported 12 week randomised clinical trial of a home exercise programme augmented with Nordic pole walking versus controls who walked normally. A second objective was to look at quality of life and ankle brachial pressure indices (ABPIs) after a 12 week augmented home exercise programme...
May 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182532/healing-of-an-arterial-leg-ulcer-by-compression-bandaging-a-case-report
#17
C Sanchez, H Partsch
This case report demonstrates that arterial ulcers may heal with compression therapy. The patient was a 72-year-old woman with elevated blood pressure and type II diabetes mellitus, who underwent angiography because of a painful, non-healing ulcer over the shin. The angiography showed multisegment arterial occlusive disease, not amenable to surgical revascularisation. After 4 months of wearing inelastic bandages, with increased pressure over the ulcer area and hypertension and diabetes under control, the patient was pain-free and the ulcer had healed...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146208/intima-media-thickness-in-the-carotid-and-femoral-arteries-for-detection-of-arteriosclerosis-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-individuals
#18
Emmanuelle Tenório Albuquerque Madruga Godoi, Carlos Teixeira Brandt, Heloisa Ramos Lacerda, Jocelene Tenório Albuquerque Madruga Godoi, Dinaldo Cavalcanti de Oliveira, Gabriela Farias Araujo Sousa Costa, Gerson Gomes Dos Santos Junior, Kaliene Maria Estevão Leite, Juannicelle Tenório Albuquerque Madruga Godoi, Adriana Ferraz de Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of atherosclerosis is higher in HIV-positive people, who also experience it earlier than the general population. OBJECTIVES: To assess and compare the prevalence of atherosclerosis evaluated by the intima-media thickness of carotid and femoral arteries, and by the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) in HIV patients treated or not treated with protease inhibitors (PIs) and controls. METHODS: Eighty HIV+ subjects (40 using PIs and 40 not using PIs) and 65 controls were included in the study...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140457/assessment-and-validation-of-a-novel-angiographic-scoring-system-for-peripheral-artery-disease
#19
D R Morris, T P Singh, J V Moxon, A Smith, F Stewart, R E Jones, J Golledge
BACKGROUND: Angiography is used routinely in the assessment of lower-limb arteries, but there are few well validated angiographic scoring systems. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a novel angiographic scoring system for peripheral artery disease. METHODS: An angiographic scoring system (the ANGIO score) was developed and applied to a sample of patients from a single vascular surgical department who underwent CT angiography of the lower limbs. The reproducibility of the ANGIO score was compared with those of the Bollinger and Trans-Atlantic inter-Society Consensus (TASC) IIb systems in a series of randomly selected patients...
April 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974006/safety-and-effectiveness-of-therapeutic-magnetic-resonance-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
A Piaggesi, M Sambataro, C Nicoletti, C Goretti, E Lacopi, A Coppelli
OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy and safety of therapeutic magnetic resonance (TMR) in the management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), the authors designed a prospective randomised controlled trial in three highly specialised diabetic foot clinics. METHOD: All the patients consecutively visited in a period of 18 months were screened according to the inclusion (presence of an ulcer >1 cm(2) in the foot lasting at least 6 weeks; ABPI>0.6; consent to participate in the study) and exclusion (Charcot's foot; local or systemic infections; chronic renal failure; any wearable electrically-driven life-supporting device) criteria...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
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