Analysis of 55 positive tests of a total of 300 tests by conventional criteria revealed that 125I-fibrinogen provides useful information early enough for clinical management. Of the tests which were ultimately interpreted as positive by conventional criteria, at least one was positive at 3-4 hours in 67% of the tests and 98% of the tests were positive at 24 hours after the administration of 125I-fibrinogen. A 20% difference between contralateral identical locations of the legs and a 20% difference between adjacent locations of the ipsilateral leg were found with almost equal frequency in the positive tests, whereas a 20% increase at the same location was less sensitive. The 125I-fibrinogen uptake test is a simple and accurate technique for the early diagnosis of active thrombophlebitis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology