Profound influence of different methods for determination of the ankle brachial index on the prevalence estimate of peripheral arterial disease
- Comparison of the Automated Oscillometric Method With the Gold Standard Doppler Ultrasound Method to Access the Ankle-Brachial Pressure Index. Hamel, Jean-François; Foucaud, David; Fanello, Serge // Angiology;Jul2010, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p487
Objective: Despite its screening interest, the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) remains uncommon in general practice, because it needs training and specific devices as Doppler. Easiermethods such as the use of automated oscillometric devicesmay facilitate the peripheral arterial diseases...
- Community nurse use of Doppler ultrasound in leg ulcer assessment. French, Lorraine // British Journal of Community Nursing;Sep2005 Supplement, Vol. 10, pS6
Doppler ultrasound is used by community nurses to measure the ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI). This is required before applying compression therapy for patients with chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers. However, emphasis on the ABPI result has resulted in inappropriate...
- An introduction and guide to effective Doppler assessment. Benbow, Maureen // British Journal of Community Nursing;Dec2014, Vol. 19 Issue Sup12, pS21
Accurate and timely diagnosis of leg ulceration is an essential factor in making evidence-based, effective decisions regarding patient management with the aim of swift wound healing and/or referral to the appropriate specialty. Nurses are professionally responsible for ensuring that patients...
- Absolute Systolic Ankle Blood Pressure Versus Ankle-Brachial Index. Kain, Kirti; McDermott, Mary McGrae // Annals of Internal Medicine;1/21/2014, Vol. 160 Issue 2, p140
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Ankle-brachial index screening 10 improve health outcomes: where is the evidence?" by M. M. McDermott in the 2013 issue.
- ABI Doppler. // Podiatry Management;Apr/May2012, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p10
A letter to the editor is presented which is concerned with podiatrists' use of the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Doppler probe.
- Juxta CURES: compression for healing venous leg ulcers. Nugent, Lisa // British Journal of Community Nursing;Sep2013 Supplement, pS40
Clinicians are expected to show improved healing rates, reduction in recurrence rates and to demonstrate greater patient satisfaction. All patients should rightly expect a high standard of holistic care that supports both their physical and emotional needs. Keeping the patient engaged in the...
- A case of compression therapy. Yarwood-Ross, Lee; Haigh, Carol // Independent Nurse;11/5/2012, p22
The article presents a case study of Ann, a 67-year-old woman with a long history of lower leg ulceration referred to the community nursing team for leg ulcer management. A holistic wound assessment as well as Doppler ultrasound revealed an ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) of 0.9....
- ABI is best estimated with Doppler. // Diabetes Digest;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p157
The article discusses a study by J. Ena and colleagues which assesses the accuracy of upper-arm automated blood pressure-measuring device in estimating the ankle-brachial index (ABI).
- Pseudoexfoliation as a risk factor for peripheral vascular disease: a case-control study. Praveen, M. R.; Shah, S. K.; Vasavada, A. R.; Diwan, R. P.; Shah, S. M.; Zumkhawala, B. R.; Thomas, R. // Eye;Feb2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p174
AimTo determine the association between pseudoexfoliation (PEX) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) among age-related cataract.SettingIladevi Cataract and IOL Research Center, Ahmedabad, India.Material and methodsAn observational age-matched case-control study of 160 patients over 60 years of...