Assessment of conventional criteria for the early diagnosis of thrombophlebitis with the 125I-fibrinogen uptake test

Gerald L Denardo, S. J. DeNardo, C. A. Barnett, K. A. Newcomer, A. L. Jansholt, R. F. Carretta, A. W. Rose

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-768
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume125
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1977

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Denardo, G. L., DeNardo, S. J., Barnett, C. A., Newcomer, K. A., Jansholt, A. L., Carretta, R. F., & Rose, A. W. (1977). Assessment of conventional criteria for the early diagnosis of thrombophlebitis with the 125I-fibrinogen uptake test. Radiology, 125(3), 765-768.