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Calorie Restriction Prevents Peripheral Nerve Damage

Calorie Restriction Prevents Peripheral Nerve Damage

Lifelong calorie restriction alleviates age-related oxidative damage in peripheral nerves. Opalach K1, Rangaraju S, Madorsky I, Leeuwenburgh C, Notterpek L. Rejuvenation Res. 2010 Feb;13(1):65-74.  Abstract Aging is associated with protein damage and imbalance in redox status in a variety of cells and...

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Chad Reilly May 8, 2015 No Comments

Greater EMS Rate Causes Greater Blood Flow with Peripheral Artery Disease

Greater EMS Rate Causes Greater Blood Flow with Peripheral Artery Disease

Calf muscle stimulation with the Veinoplus device results in a significant increase in lower limb inflow without generating limb ischemia or pain in patients with peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Mar;57(3):714-9. Abraham P1, Mateus V, Bieuzen F, Ouedraogo...

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Chad Reilly July 21, 2014 4 Comments

Electric Stimulation and Peripheral Vascular Disease

Electric Stimulation and Peripheral Vascular Disease

Chronic muscle stimulation improves ischaemic muscle performance in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Eur J Vasc Surg. 1994 Jul;8(4):419-22. Tsang GM1, Green MA, Crow AJ, Smith FC, Beck S, Hudlicka O, Shearman CP. Abstract There is currently no established treatment...

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Chad Reilly July 21, 2014 3 Comments

EMS Increases Circulation and Function with Severe PVD

EMS Increases Circulation and Function with Severe PVD

The influence of electrostimulation on the circulation of the remaining leg in patients with one-sided amputation. Angiology. 2002 May-Jun;53(3):329-35. Presern-Strukelj M1, Poredos P. Abstract The aim of the authors' study was to investigate, in patients with one leg amputated, the influence of...

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Chad Reilly July 18, 2014 No Comments

Electric Stimulation Increases Capillary Number and Oxygenation in Peripheral Vascular Disease

Electric Stimulation Increases Capillary Number and Oxygenation in Peripheral Vascular Disease

Noninvasive augmentation of microvessel number in patients with peripheral vascular disease. J Vasc Surg. 2003 Dec;38(6):1309-12. Clover AJ, McCarthy MJ, Hodgkinson K, Bell PR, Brindle NP. Abstract OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic angiogenesis has great potential for the treatment of ischemic diseases. One...

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Chad Reilly July 17, 2014 No Comments

Electric Stimulation for Intermittent Claudication

Electric Stimulation for Intermittent Claudication

Chronic transcutaneous electrical stimulation of calf muscles improves functional capacity without inducing systemic inflammation in claudicants. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2004 Feb;27(2):201-9. Anderson SI, Whatling P, Hudlicka O, Gosling P, Simms M, Brown MD. Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess whether...

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Chad Reilly July 11, 2014 6 Comments

Low-Intensity Pain-Free Treadmill Exercise for Intermittent Claudication

Low-Intensity Pain-Free Treadmill Exercise for Intermittent Claudication

Benefits of low-intensity pain-free treadmill exercise on functional capacity of individuals presenting with intermittent claudication due to peripheral arterial disease.  Angiology. 2009 Aug-Sep;60(4):477-86. Barak S, Stopka CB, Archer Martinez C, Carmeli E. Abstract Patients with intermittent claudication due to peripheral...

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Chad Reilly July 9, 2014 2 Comments

Pain Free Treadmill Training for Intermittent Claudication?

Pain Free Treadmill Training for Intermittent Claudication?

Experimental model of pain-free treadmill training in patients with claudication. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Oct;84(10):756-62. Mika P, Spodaryk K, Cencora A, Unnithan VB, Mika A. Abstract OBJECTIVE: Treadmill training in claudication is often based on walking exercise to...

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Chad Reilly July 8, 2014 No Comments

Intermittent Claudication and the Importance of Supervision

Intermittent Claudication and the Importance of Supervision

The Effect of Supervision on Walking Distance in Patients with Intermittent Claudication: A Meta-analysis. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Jun 10. pii: S1078-5884(14)00206-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2014.04.019. [Epub ahead of print]  Gommans LN, Saarloos R, Scheltinga MR, Houterman S, de Bie RA,...

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Chad Reilly July 1, 2014 No Comments

Strength Training and Intermittent Claudication

Strength Training and Intermittent Claudication

Strength training increases walking tolerance in intermittent claudication patients: randomized trial. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Jan;51(1):89-95.  Ritti-Dias RM, Wolosker N, de Moraes Forjaz CL, Carvalho CR, Cucato GG, Leão PP, de Fátima Nunes Marucci M. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze the...

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Chad Reilly June 30, 2014 No Comments

Intermittent Claudication: More Workouts Equals More Improvement

Intermittent Claudication: More Workouts Equals More Improvement

High-intensity interval training for intermittent claudication in a vascular rehabilitation program. J Vasc Nurs. 2006 Jun;24(2):46-9. Adams J, Ogola G, Stafford P, Koutras P, Hartman J. Abstract: This article reports an observational study investigating the safety and effectiveness of a...

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Chad Reilly June 29, 2014 No Comments

Supervised Treadmill Walking, Calf Muscle Capillarization and Walking Distance

Supervised Treadmill Walking, Calf Muscle Capillarization and Walking Distance

Effects of supervised treadmill walking training on calf muscle capillarization in patients with intermittent claudication. Angiology. 2009 Feb-Mar;60(1):36-41. Wang J, Zhou S, Bronks R, Graham J, Myers S. Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of...

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Chad Reilly June 29, 2014 No Comments

Intervals with Active Rest for Intermittent Claudication

Intervals with Active Rest for Intermittent Claudication

New rehabilitation program for intermittent claudication: Interval training with active recovery: pilot study. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2011 Jul;54(5):275-81. Villemur B, Marquer A, Gailledrat E, Benetreau C, Bucci B, Evra V, Rabeau V, De Angelis MP, Bouchet JY, Carpentier P,...

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Chad Reilly June 28, 2014 No Comments

Exercise for Intermittent Claudication

Exercise for Intermittent Claudication

Exercise for intermittent claudication. Physical Therapy. 2011 Jul;91(7):997-1002 Brunelle CL, Mulgrew JA. My Comments This was short review paper but I liked it because it gave consensus recommendations from both the TASC II (Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus Document on Management of...

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Chad Reilly June 27, 2014 No Comments

Physical Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease and Intermittent Claudication

Physical Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease and Intermittent Claudication

Functional impairment in peripheral artery disease and how to improve it in 2013. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2013 Apr;15(4):347. McDermott MM. Abstract Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 8 million men and women in the United States and will be...

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Chad Reilly June 26, 2014 2 Comments