P J Osmundson

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Transcutaneous oxygen tension (TcPO2) was measured according to a standard protocol in 43 limbs from 23 subjects, by use of oxygen-sensing electrodes attached to the chest (at a single site) or dorsum of the foot (at proximal and distal sites, located 1-2 cm apart). With the subjects supine, distal foot TcPO2 differed from proximal by an average of +/- 7.4(More)
The prognostic importance of coronary artery disease at the time of elective abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy was evaluated among 131 residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota who underwent elective aneurysmectomy from 1971 to 1987 and were followed up to 1988 for death and cardiac events (cardiac death, myocardial infarction, coronary bypass surgery and(More)
Six female patients with stage I and II vascular scleroderma and Raynaud's phenomenon were treated with plasma exchange and placebo plasma exchange. Placebo exchange consisted of the return of the patient's own separated plasma. No consistent long-term objective improvement was demonstrated in patients treated with either plasma exchange or placebo plasma(More)
We studied the reproducibility of four tests of peripheral occlusive arterial disease in 54 subjects, 32 of whom had this disease. We found that the reproducibility of systolic blood pressures obtained at rest from the thighs, calves, and ankles approximated that of arm systolic and diastolic blood pressures, as did the ankle-to-arm systolic blood pressure(More)
Women are far more likely than men to suffer from Raynaud's disease. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are gender differences in local or central control of cutaneous blood flow that could account for the increased incidence of Raynaud's disease in women. To assess cutaneous blood flow, hand blood flow (HBF), finger blood flow (FBF),(More)
The clinical, biochemical, and vascular laboratory measurements potentially associated with the development and/or progression of peripheral occlusive arterial disease (POAD) were assessed during a 4-year period in 110 normal control subjects, 112 patients with POAD without diabetes mellitus, 240 patients with diabetes mellitus without POAD, and 100(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if transcutaneous oxygen pressure (tcPO2) measurements can be used to predict amputation site healing in lower limbs with arterial occlusive disease. We measured tcPO2 (supine and with limb elevation) in 90 limbs before amputation and reviewed their subsequent clinical course. Of these, 52 (57%) successfully(More)
In a randomized, double-blind, controlled study, 28 patients with early scleroderma received dipyridamole (225 mg/day) and aspirin (975 mg/day) or placebo for 1-2 years. No significant clinical or objective laboratory improvement was noted in either group. Platelet survival time, plasma renin activity, and coagulation tests were not predictive of disease(More)
To determine comparative rates of development and progression of peripheral occlusive arterial disease, 110 healthy nondiabetic control subjects, 112 patients with peripheral occlusive arterial disease (POAD), 240 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), and 100 patients with diabetes mellitus and peripheral occlusive arterial disease (DM + POAD) were studied(More)
From January 1979 to March 1984, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) was used to treat 148 limbs of 135 Mayo Clinic patients with occlusive arterial disease of the lower extremities. The procedure was technically successful in more than 95% of the attempts. The outcome was clinical improvement in 89 limbs and no improvement in 40 limbs; in 19 limbs,(More)