A Double-blind Placebo Controlled Crossover Study in Patients With Peripheral Vascular Diseases, Using a New Capillary Viscometer

Weber, G.; Kreisel, T.; Peter, S.; Kunzel, J.
January 1980
Angiology;Jan1980, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents a double-blind placebo controlled crossover study in patients with peripheral vascular diseases using a new capillary viscometer. The measurement of blood viscosity has not become a routine technique in diagnosis and therapy. They developed a viscometer that is easy to handle and can measure the viscosity of vital blood, plasma, serum and any other body fluids without any additives. A placebo-controlled cross-over study was performed in patients with peripheral vascular diseases after repeated infusions of the vasoactive substance Isoxsuprin. The 20 patients who participated in the study suffered from peripheral vascular arteriosclerosis in Fontaine stage III-IV. The study was conducted over 10 days in each patient.


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