The influence of local skin heating and reactive hyperaemia on skin blood flow abnormalities in patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).

@article{Kurvers1995TheIO,
  title={The influence of local skin heating and reactive hyperaemia on skin blood flow abnormalities in patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).},
  author={Harrie A. J. M. Kurvers and Michael J. H. M. Jacobs and Roland R J Beuk and Frans A J M van den Wildenberg and Peter J.E.H.M. Kitslaar and D. W. Slaaf and Robert S. Reneman},
  journal={European journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1995},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={346-52}
}
Skin blood flow in reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) patients has been reported to develop from an increase at an early stage to a decrease at later stages. So far, it remains unclear whether these abnormalities are solely of microcirculatory origin, and result from functional vasospasm or structural vessel wall changes. Eighty-seven RSD patients were categorized as follows: stage I in case of a stationary warmth sensation; stage II in case of an intermittent warmth and cold sensation; and… CONTINUE READING