Preliminary thermographic evaluation of new nitroglycerine tape on the peripheral circulatory disturbance in systemic sclerosis.

@article{Kan2002PreliminaryTE,
  title={Preliminary thermographic evaluation of new nitroglycerine tape on the peripheral circulatory disturbance in systemic sclerosis.},
  author={Chie Kan and Sachiko Akimoto and Masaki O. Abe and Kanae Okada and Osamu Ishikawa},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={177-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of newly developed nitroglycerine (NTG) tape on the peripheral circulatory disturbance in systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS The finger temperature (FT) of 25 patients with SSc was monitored by thermography before the application of NTG tape to the wrist and one hour afterwards. To check the placebo effect, the change of FT with placebo tape in six patients who had shown a distinct rise in FT (>2 degrees C) with NTG tape was monitored. RESULTS Twenty one… CONTINUE READING