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Kasim Karapinar ; Ilker Ince ; Ahmet Tulga Ulus ;Jornal Vascular Brasileiro 2014, 13 2

Author: Erdal Simsek

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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro ISSN: 1677-5449 jvascbr.ed@gmail.com Sociedade Brasileira de Angiologia e de Cirurgia Vascular Brasil Simsek, Erdal; Karapinar, Kasim; Ince, Ilker; Tulga Ulus, Ahmet Brachial index does not reflect upper extremity functionality following surgery for vascular trauma Jornal Vascular Brasileiro, vol.
13, núm.
2, abril-junio, 2014, pp.
83-87 Sociedade Brasileira de Angiologia e de Cirurgia Vascular São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=245031482002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ORIGINAL ARTICLE Brachial index does not reflect upper extremity functionality following surgery for vascular trauma O índice tornozelo-braço não reflete a funcionalidade da extremidade superior após cirurgia para o trauma vascular Erdal Simsek1, Kasim Karapinar2, Ilker Ince3, Ahmet Tulga Ulus1 Abstract Objectives: Vascular injuries to the upper extremities requiring surgical repair are common after accidents.
However, neither postoperative functionality nor hemodynamic status of the extremity are routinely described.
We evaluated the postoperative functional and hemodynamic status of patients with vascular traumas in the upper extremities. Methods: 26 patients who suffered penetrating vascular traumas in the upper extremities from November 2008 to December 2011 were retrospectively evaluated.
Data on first approach, surgical technique employed and early postoperative outcomes were recorded.
Further data on the post-discharge period, including clinical functional status of the arm, Doppler ultrasonography and brachial-brachial index were also evaluated.
Results: Average follow up was 33.5±10.8 months.
Right (1.05±0.09) and left (1.04±0.08) brachial indexes were measured d...





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