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The role of air plethysmography in monitoring results of venous surgery.
J Vasc Surg. 1992 Nov; 16(5):674-8.JV

Abstract

The development of an objective, noninvasive method to assess the hemodynamic effects of venous surgery has long been awaited. Previous methods used to evaluate the results of surgery for varicose veins and venous stasis ulceration have been limited in their quantitative assessment. Now, by use of air plethysmography (APG), we can accurately quantify the effectiveness of corrective venous surgery. Twenty-five extremities that had evidence of venous insufficiency were examined with use of APG before and after venous surgical procedures. Surgery was directed at specific sites of venous incompetence as defined by physical examination and high-resolution duplex imaging. Twenty-one extremities underwent ligation and stripping of the greater saphenous vein. In these patients, APG showed an improvement in venous reflux as demonstrated by a decrease in the venous filling index from 6.6 +/- 0.7 ml/sec to 1.8 +/- 0.3 ml/sec (p = 0.0001) and venous volume from 177.1 +/- 14.5 ml to 139.2 +/- 8.9 ml (p = 0.0008). In addition, these patients showed a mild improvement in calf muscle pump function as noted by an improvement in ejection fraction from 45.8 +/- 2.0% to 50.8% +/- 2.5% (p = 0.07). The residual volume fraction decreased from 45.0% +/- 3.4% to 42.0% +/- 3.7%, a difference that was not statistically significant (p = 0.4). Four extremities with grade III chronic venous insufficiency underwent popliteal vein valve transplantation with use of an autogenous axillary vein valve.(

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eng

PubMed ID

1433653

Citation

Gillespie, D L., et al. "The Role of Air Plethysmography in Monitoring Results of Venous Surgery." Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 16, no. 5, 1992, pp. 674-8.
Gillespie DL, Cordts PR, Hartono C, et al. The role of air plethysmography in monitoring results of venous surgery. J Vasc Surg. 1992;16(5):674-8.
Gillespie, D. L., Cordts, P. R., Hartono, C., Woodson, J., Obi-Tabot, E., LaMorte, W. W., & Menzoian, J. O. (1992). The role of air plethysmography in monitoring results of venous surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 16(5), 674-8.
Gillespie DL, et al. The Role of Air Plethysmography in Monitoring Results of Venous Surgery. J Vasc Surg. 1992;16(5):674-8. PubMed PMID: 1433653.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The role of air plethysmography in monitoring results of venous surgery. AU - Gillespie,D L, AU - Cordts,P R, AU - Hartono,C, AU - Woodson,J, AU - Obi-Tabot,E, AU - LaMorte,W W, AU - Menzoian,J O, PY - 1992/11/1/pubmed PY - 2001/9/6/medline PY - 1992/11/1/entrez SP - 674 EP - 8 JF - Journal of vascular surgery JO - J Vasc Surg VL - 16 IS - 5 N2 - The development of an objective, noninvasive method to assess the hemodynamic effects of venous surgery has long been awaited. Previous methods used to evaluate the results of surgery for varicose veins and venous stasis ulceration have been limited in their quantitative assessment. Now, by use of air plethysmography (APG), we can accurately quantify the effectiveness of corrective venous surgery. Twenty-five extremities that had evidence of venous insufficiency were examined with use of APG before and after venous surgical procedures. Surgery was directed at specific sites of venous incompetence as defined by physical examination and high-resolution duplex imaging. Twenty-one extremities underwent ligation and stripping of the greater saphenous vein. In these patients, APG showed an improvement in venous reflux as demonstrated by a decrease in the venous filling index from 6.6 +/- 0.7 ml/sec to 1.8 +/- 0.3 ml/sec (p = 0.0001) and venous volume from 177.1 +/- 14.5 ml to 139.2 +/- 8.9 ml (p = 0.0008). In addition, these patients showed a mild improvement in calf muscle pump function as noted by an improvement in ejection fraction from 45.8 +/- 2.0% to 50.8% +/- 2.5% (p = 0.07). The residual volume fraction decreased from 45.0% +/- 3.4% to 42.0% +/- 3.7%, a difference that was not statistically significant (p = 0.4). Four extremities with grade III chronic venous insufficiency underwent popliteal vein valve transplantation with use of an autogenous axillary vein valve.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) SN - 0741-5214 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1433653/The_role_of_air_plethysmography_in_monitoring_results_of_venous_surgery_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/0741-5214(92)90220-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -