The ankle brachial index in chronic spinal cord injury: A pilot study

Short Title:
The ankle brachial index in chronic spinal cord injury: A pilot study
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45932.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2000, vol. 23, issue 4, pp 284-288
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the usefulness of the ankle-brachial index (ABI) for detecting peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). The ABI is used to quantify PVD in the able-bodied population. PVD may contribute to the development of pressure ulcers, failed myocutaneous flap surgeries, and amputation. ABI values of individuals with SCI but no risk factors or signs of PVD were compared to the ABI values of able-bodied control subjects without PVD. No statistically significant differences were found between the 2 groups.
Author(s):
Grew, Marianne; Kirshblum, Steven C.; Wood, Ken; Millis, Scott R.; Ma, Rex
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