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Titolo:
Edema protective effect of medical compression hosiery compared to supporthosiery
Autore:
Pohlmann, G; Grohmann, G; Eidner, G; Bar, H;
Indirizzi:
Friedrich Schiller Univ Hosp, Dept Internal Med 3, D-07740 Jena, Germany Friedrich Schiller Univ Hosp Jena Germany D-07740 D-07740 Jena, Germany
Titolo Testata:
PERFUSION
fascicolo: 1, volume: 13, anno: 2000,
pagine: 16 -
SICI:
0935-0020(200001)13:1<16:EPEOMC>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
venous insufficiency; volumetry; compression stocking; support stocking; acceptance;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
9
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Pohlmann, G Friedrich Schiller Univ Hosp, Dept Internal Med 3, D-07740 Jena, Germany Friedrich Schiller Univ Hosp Jena Germany D-07740 a, Germany
Citazione:
G. Pohlmann et al., "Edema protective effect of medical compression hosiery compared to supporthosiery", PERFUSION, 13(1), 2000, pp. 16

Abstract

Modern knitting technology now makes it possible to produce transparent compression hosiery of such fashionable appearance that it is often mistaken for conventional support hosiery rather than effective medical compression stockings. This cross-over study was therefore performed to determine what justification exists for this widespread assumption. Twenty female patients (35 legs) suffering from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) stage I according to Widmer wore a medical compression stocking ("A", 15-20 mmHg ankle compression) and a conventional support stocking ("B",10 mmHg ankle compression) for four days each. The stockings were evaluated for efficacy in terms of edema protection (volumetry) and relief of subjective complaints. Acceptance of the hosiery was also elicited. Without the test products the patients showed a mean volume increase of 144 mi per leg over a working day. After one and four days wearing "A" the mean volume increase was only 55 and 52 mi respectively (reduction by 56 and 61%). The comparative values for "B" were 106 and 114 mi volume increase respectively (reduction by 23 and 17%). "A" was significantly superior to "B"in terms of edema protection within a working day. The patients were asked about their subjective leg symptoms (pain, swelling, tiredness, "restless legs", cramps). In patients who had these complaints before therapy, they were significantly reduced by wearing the test products ("A": by 78-87%; "B": by 26-50 %). "A" was again significantly superiorto "B". The acceptance of both test products (appearance, anatomical fit, comfort etc.) averaged very good or good; "B" was below this level for some criteria. Our results demonstrate that medical compression hosiery is significantly more effective than conventional support hosiery in providing edema protection and relief of subjective complaints in CVI stage I, while being at least equally well accepted by patients.

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