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Laser doppler fluxmetry in peripheral vascular disease

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Abstract

Current skin microcirculatory methods differ in their spatial and temporal resolution and assess various intra- and subcutaneous vascular compartments. Laser Doppler fluxmetry (LDF) is characterized by its easy and non-invasive use and fast response to local changes of blood flow. Due to a measuring depth of about 1.5 mm the LDF signal reflects nutritional as well as functional fractions of the cutaneous circulation. The technique is suitable to record dynamic responses to provocational maneuvers as well as spontaneous fluctuations of skin blood flow. Presently, the LDF method has no practical meaning. It may be used to monitor physiological phenomena and pharmacological actions within the local cutaneous microcirculation [12, 13, 34].

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  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Laser Doppler Flowmetry
  • Skin Blood Flow
  • Laser Doppler Velocimetry

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Scheffler, A. (1994). Laser doppler fluxmetry in peripheral vascular disease. In: Horsch, S., Claeys, L. (eds) Spinal Cord Stimulation. Steinkopff. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48441-4_12

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