A Clinical Estimation of the Blood Pressure in the Minute Vessels of the Human Skin by the Method of Elevation and Reactive Hyperemia
I. The Treatment and Prognosis of Necrotic Lesions of the Foot
The filling pressure in the minute vessels of the skin of the foot has been estimated by a method of elevation and reactive hyperemia. A series of 90 observations was made on 78 patients. This test has been found helpful in evaluating the degree of arterial insufficiency, permitting a more accurate selection of patients to be treated by conservative methods, local amputation or more radical procedures.
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