ROBERT W. WILKINS, M.D.; MEYER H. HALPERIN, M.D.; JULIUS LITTER, M.D.
During the past 10 years a series of physiologic studies has been carried out on the effects of various physical procedures upon the circulation in the limbs, in the hope of obtaining information of practical value in the physical therapy of peripheral vascular diseases. The purpose of the present paper is to review and summarize this work in order that clinical implications may be more easily derived. The physical procedures that have been studied may be grouped under three main headings: (1) heat; (2) posture, and (3) pressure cuffs.
Heat is a well-known vasodilator and its effects are striking,
WILKINS RW, HALPERIN MH, LITTER J. THE EFFECTS OF VARIOUS PHYSICAL PROCEDURES ON THE CIRCULATION IN HUMAN LIMBS1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1232–1245. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1232
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1232-1245.
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