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|Title: ||Lower Limbs Doppler Vascular Findings in Jos University Teaching Hospital|
|Authors: ||Salaam, A.J.|
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol.6;Iss.4: Pp 38-44|
|Abstract: ||Background: Doppler
Ultrasonic imaging provides a non-invasive assessment of the arterial and venous circulation in the lower limb and is accepted as a valuable diagnostic technique.
AIM: To determine the indications for Doppler imaging in the extremities in our institution and describe the main findings.
METHOD: This a retrospective study of 126 patients that had lower limb doppler interrogation for various indications in Jos university Teaching Hospital Radiology Department over a one year period(February 2012-January 2013.The results were retrieved from departmental archive. The age, sex, indications and findings were obtained and analysed.
RESULTS: A total of 126 patients were scanned in which 67 were females and 59 were males. There are more patients with DVT alone (56.3%) compared to the other indications, and it was more females compared to males (38:33). PVD constitute 19.8% of the total indications, which are more in males.
Peripheral vascular disease is the commonest positive findings. It increases with age. A good relationship between indications and findings were noted, which was significant, p of 0.003.
CONCLUSION: Ultrasonic scanning is now established as a valuable non-invasive method for investigating lower-limb vascular diseases.|
|Appears in Collections:||Radiology|
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