Abdusalam Abu-Own

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OBJECTIVES a trial of the use of integrated care pathways (ICPs) for elective vascular surgical procedures. DESIGN a 12-month prospective study, following a multi-disciplinary group construction of current "best practice" ICPs, with changes in practice only occurring following careful audit of results. MATERIALS patients admitted to a single vascular(More)
Duplex ultrasonography was used to assess patients with primary varicose veins to determine whether varicosities of the long saphenous vein (LSV) occurred without saphenofemoral junction (SFJ) incompetence. Some 167 consecutive patients with the clinical diagnosis of primary varicose veins were investigated. Of 190 limbs with LSV reflux 63 had no SFJ(More)
OBJECTIVE The venous pump of the foot assists blood returning to the heart. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of mechanical activation of the foot pump on the microcirculation of the skin in patients with peripheral occlusive arterial disease. DESIGN Single parallel group comparing patients with arterial disease to normal control subjects.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of compression on the skin microcirculation of the heel using laser Doppler fluxmetry. DESIGN Parallel groups comparing patients with control groups. SETTING Department of Surgery, University College London Medical School, London. SUBJECTS AND MATERIALS Ten patients at risk of developing pressure ulceration, 10 age- and(More)
PURPOSE The reasons for the efficacy of leg compression in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency are not clear. We have used laser Doppler fluxmetry to assess the effect of external compression on the skin microcirculation. METHODS Fifteen patients with lipodermatosclerosis caused by chronic venous insufficiency and 15 control subjects were(More)
PURPOSE Leg elevation is advised in the treatment of venous disease associated with edema. We have used laser Doppler fluxmetry to assess the effects of leg elevation on the skin microcirculation. METHODS Fifteen patients with lipodermatosclerosis caused by chronic venous insufficiency and 15 control subjects were studied. Measurements were made from the(More)
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