The Allen test is not adequate enough for the screening of hand circulation

Agrifoglio, Marco; Barili, Fabio; Dainese, Luca; Biglioli, Paolo
April 2008
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Apr2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p754
Academic Journal
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