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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Ankle brachial pressure index in normal, healthy, younger adults
Author(s): Coull, Alison F
Niblo, Jane
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Keywords: Medicine
Orthopedic surgery
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Date Deposited: 1-Jul-2013
Citation: Coull AF & Niblo J (2013) Ankle brachial pressure index in normal, healthy, younger adults. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (12- Supplement), pp. S16-S21.
Abstract: Doppler ultrasound and ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) calculations are used in the assessment of lower limb vascularity, specifically to determine arterial deficiency. ABPI is important as it is used as an indicator when deciding management options for the treatment of leg ulceration. This study aimed to investigate the range of ABPI measurement, using Doppler ultrasound and sphygmomanometry in 36 young healthy adults aged 18-55 years. The findings show a mean ABPI in the left leg of 1.19 and a mean ABPI of 1.17 in the right leg which, while within the normal range, are consistently in the upper range and significantly higher than the acknowledged 'normal' midpoint of 1.0. It would appear that younger people will have ABPIs within the upper aspect of the normal range and well above the established norm of 1.0.
DOI Link: 10.12968/bjon.2013.22.Sup8.S16
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