Skin perfusion pressure measurement is valuable in the diagnosis of critical limb ischemia.

@article{Castronuovo1997SkinPP,
  title={Skin perfusion pressure measurement is valuable in the diagnosis of critical limb ischemia.},
  author={John J Castronuovo and H M Adera and Janice M Smiell and Ray M Price},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={629-37}
}
PURPOSE Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is equated with a need for limb salvage. Arterial reconstruction and major amputation are the therapies ultimately available to such patients. We studied whether measurements of skin perfusion pressure (SPP) can be used to accurately identify those patients with CLI who require vascular reconstruction or major amputation and distinguish them from patients whose foot ulcer would heal with local wound care or minor amputation. METHODS Fifty-three patients… CONTINUE READING

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