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We performed a prospective randomised controlled trial of the A-V Impulse System in 82 patients treated by hemiarthroplasty for subcapital fracture of the femoral neck. The incidence of proximal deep-vein thrombosis as assessed by Doppler ultrasonography was 23% in the control group and 0% in those using the device (p less than 0.01). Calf and thigh(More)
At present in the United Kingdom a number of different criteria are used to grade disease in carotid ultrasound investigations. One main cause of this has been the difference in the method of grading angiograms used in the NASCET and ECST large carotid surgery trials. It is desirable that all centres reporting carotid ultrasound investigations report to the(More)
The use of the A-V Impulse System of foot pumps and graduated compression stockings to reduce the incidence of thrombo-embolic disease after total hip arthroplasty is well recognised. It is not known if they have a synergistic effect as all clinical trials have used them in combination. We examined the effect compression stockings had on the ability of the(More)
This study represents a preliminary investigation into the use of laser Doppler flowmetry in lower limb vascular diagnosis. The method is compared with the accepted method of continuous wave Doppler ultrasound. Fifty-six patients with symptoms of lower limb vascular disease were investigated consecutively and independently using both techniques. In(More)
Carotid endarterectomy has been established by two large randomised controlled trials (European Carotid Surgery Trial (ECST) and North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET)) as an important surgical procedure for the prevention of ischaemic strokes in patients presenting with transient cerebral ischaemia or non-disabling strokes(More)
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