Davis, Eli; Landau, Jacob
June 1960
Angiology;Jun1960 Part 1, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p173
Academic Journal
In patients suffering from arteriosclerosis and its complications, special patterns of the small vessels in the conjunction and nailbed are described and illustrated. These patterns may serve as signs aiding in the diagnosis of arteriosclerosis. The patterns in conjunctiva or nailbed were found in over 80 per cent of patients with clinical arteriosclerosis and in 36 per cent of persons over the age of 56 without clinical arteriosclerosis. In younger patients the pattern was seen in arteriosclerosis and in hypertension. In arteriosclerosis the arterioles and arteriolar limbs of the capillaries were moderately narrowed. In the conjunctiva the ratio of arteriole to venule diameter became 1:3 and may reach 1:6 or more. Severe capillary narrowing is uncommon in arteriosclerosis. In hypertension severe capillary narrowing (diameter less than 3.5 �) is common. Blood pressure in terminal digital vessels in arteriosclerosis is normal. In severe hypertension it is very high.


Related Articles

  • BP Data Over Many Years Predicts Arterial Hardening.  // Running & FitNews;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p1 

    The article discusses research done on the role of long-term patterns in blood pressure in identifying patients at risk for developing coronary artery calcium. It references a study published in volume 311, 2014 issue of "JAMA." The systolic, diastolic and mid-blood pressure of the patients were...

  • Controversies in Blood Pressure Management in Hemodialysis. CHANG, TARA I. // Renal & Urology News;Apr2014, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p12 

    The article discusses the controversies in blood pressure (BP) management in patients on hemodialysis (HD). It explains the uncertain best method of BP management fo HD patients with hypertension and cardiovascular disease. It explores several studies that correlate measurements poorly with...

  • Unmasking hidden hypertension. Lipman, Marvin M. // Consumer Reports on Health;Apr2013, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p11 

    The article presents an overview of masked hypertension, which is estimated to occur in 10% of patients and features blood pressure which increases to moderate or very high temperatures at several times over the course of each day. A discussion of the differences between masked hypertension,...

  • THE PERIPHERAL PULSE AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL. McLean, Charles E.; Clason, W. Page C.; Stoughton, Peter V. // Angiology;May1964, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p221 

    One hundred six normal people were studied for variations of eight pulse pressure parameters dealing with time and pressure measurements as obtained through a left brachial artery needle. Two hundred twenty-two patients including nine separate disease states were studied in the same fashion. An...

  • Absence of association between depression and hypertension: results of a prospectively designed population-based study. Wiehe, M.; Fuchs, S. C.; Moreira, L. B.; Moraes, R. S.; Pereira, G. M.; Gus, M.; Fuchs, F. D. // Journal of Human Hypertension;Jun2006, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p434 

    The objective of this study was to examine the relation between hypertension and depression. In a cross-sectional study of the urban region of a State capital with more than 1.5 million inhabitants, 1174 men and women aged 18�80 years, selected at random from the population, were studied....

  • Treatment of Hypertension: A Failing Report Card. Furberg, Curt D. // American Journal of Hypertension;Jan2009, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p1 

    The author reflects on the treatment guidelines and clinical practice of hypertension. He asserts that it makes no real distinction between the different pathophysiological types of hypertension. He expresses that the decisions concerning treatment of a hypertensive person should be...

  • Achievement of recommended glucose and blood pressure targets in patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension in clinical practice--study rationale and protocol of DIALOGUE. Gitt, Anselm K.; Schmieder, Roland E.; Duetting, Eva; Bramlage, Peter; Schneider, Steffen; Tsch”pe, Diethelm // Cardiovascular Diabetology;2012, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p148 

    Background: Patients with type 2 diabetes have 2-4 times greater risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than those without, and this is even further aggravated if they also suffer from hypertension. Unfortunately, less than one third of hypertensive diabetic patients meet blood pressure...

  • Review: home or self blood pressure monitoring improves clinic blood pressure in essential hypertension. Gutknecht, David R. // Evidence Based Medicine;Apr2005, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p40 

    The article cites a research study which revealed that home or self blood pressure monitoring improves clinic blood pressure in essential hypertension. In people with essential hypertension, home or self blood pressure monitoring is more effective than usual blood pressure monitoring in the...

  • Hypertension: Gaps Between Guidelines and Practice. Miller, Karl E. // American Family Physician;5/1/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 9, p1800 

    Discusses research being done on gaps between guidelines and clinical practice in the evaluation and treatment of patients with hypertension, reference to a study by C. B. Spranger, et al. Medical information of patients which were reviewed by physicians; Deviation from the Joint National...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics