The Role of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Chronic Wounds (Surgical Technology International, 2021)
This study investigates the effect of intermittent pneumatic compression on a subset of patients with lower extremity wounds associated with venous and/or lymphatic disease, the combination often referred to as “lymphoplebitic” disease.
Promoting a Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Chronic Edema (Vein Magazine, 2020)
The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the three states of lymphatic treatment and the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to edema management.
This study is the first to demonstrate a dose-relationship in compression therapy: higher pressures are associated with greater volume reduction in subjects with chronic venous edema.
Improving limb salvage in critical ischemia with intermittent pneumatic compression: A controlled study with 18-month follow-up (Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2008)
This study evaluates the clinical efficacy of intermittent pneumatic compression in patients with chronic critical limb ischemia, tissue loss, and nonhealing wounds of the foot after limited foot surgery (toe or transmetatarsal amputation) on whom additional arterial revascularization had been exhausted.
Rapid foot and calf compression increases walking distance in patients with intermittent claudication: Results of a randomized study (Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2005)
This pilot study determines the usefulness of rapid, high-pressure, intermittent pneumatic calf and foot compression in patients with stable intermittent claudication, with reference to the end points of improvement in initial claudication distance (distance at which patient feels pain or discomfort in the legs), and improvement in absolute claudication distance (distance at which patient stops walking because the pain or discomfort becomes severe).
This study compares the effect of two different combinations of intermittent pneumatic compression pump settings (rapid vs slow) in the healing of venous ulcers.