edoc

Relationship between optic nerve head and finger blood flow

Mozaffarieh, Maneli and Osusky, Roman and Schotzau, Andreas and Flammer, Josef. (2010) Relationship between optic nerve head and finger blood flow. European journal of ophthalmology, Vol. 20, H. 1. pp. 136-141.

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A5252344

Downloads: Statistics Overview

Abstract

Purpose. To examine the relationship between optic nerve head (ONH) and finger blood flow in subjects with and without a primary vascular dysregulation (PVD). Methods. ONH blood flow and finger blood flow was measured in 15 subjects with PVD and in 24 subjects without PVD. PVD was defined as being present if it was detected in patient history as well as by nailfold capillaromicroscopy. PVD was defined as being absent if the patient history for PVD was negative and the results of nailfold capillaromicroscopy were negative. Scanning laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) was used to measure ONH and finger blood flow. Finger temperature was measured in all subjects using a contact sensor. Results. ONH blood flow is significantly related to finger blood flow in subjects with PVD (p>0.01), but not in subjects without a PVD. Subjects with PVD had a significantly lower finger skin temperature in comparison to those without PVD (p>0.01) CONCLUSIONS: The present study indicates a relationship between ONH and finger blood flow in subjects with PVD. This might be an indirect sign of a disturbed autoregulation of ocular blood flow in PVD subjects.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ophthalmologie (Flammer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ophthalmologie (Flammer)
UniBasel Contributors:Flammer, Josef
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Wichtig
ISSN:1120-6721
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Related URLs:
Identification Number:
Last Modified:07 Dec 2012 13:03
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:38

Repository Staff Only: item control page