TITLE

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CAPILLARY CIRCULATION: RAYNAUD'S DISEASE

AUTHOR(S)
arnot, R. S.; Boroda, C.; Peacock, J. H.
PUB. DATE
January 1978
SOURCE
Angiology;Jan1978, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Despite the frequency of Raynaud's disease in cold climates, the etiology of the condition remains uncertain. This report reviews the literature since Raynaud's original description and Lewis and Pickering's addition to the concept, and several recent observations which add to our understanding of the disease are discussed. We investigated the effect of posture and a vasodilator drug on the digital capillary circulation: digital blood flow increases as the body moves from a recumbent, through a sitting, to an upright position. Bradilan. a vasodilator drug, increases the circulation in the recumbent and sitting positions, despite symptomatic relief.
ACCESSION #
16388045

 

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