Recently, automatic devices have been developed to overcome and simplify ABI measurement procedures which appears to be convenient and as useful compared with hand held doppler.10,11 One of an automated method known as automated oscillometric
technique used to measure ABI, and can be considered as a screening tool to identify high risk population.12 Due to its simplicity, easy to perform and not require special training, it can be suitable for screening of PAD in the community.4,13 Therefore, the main aim of our study was to compare the two modalities by measuring the difference between ABI using an automated oscillometric
machine measurement as compared to standard hand-held doppler ABI on same patients with Type-2 diabetes, irrespective of their symptoms, either they have PAD or not.
The monitor works on the oscillometric
principle to measure blood pressure and pulse rate.
The current undesirable move to replace manual by automated devices (they all unfortunately use the oscillometric
technique) can result in radically different measurements on the same patient for different devices.
The effect of clothes on sphygmomanometric and oscillometric
blood pressure measurement Blood Press.
Determination of systolic blood pressure (SBP) values was performed via ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM; Burdick 90217 Ultralite, USA) using the oscillometric
method to measure the SBP and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), thus enabling an automatic/manual recording of pressure values.
Monitoring consisted of 5-lead electrocardiography, plethysmography, non-invasive blood pressure (automated oscillometric
method), temperature, end tidal C[O.sub.2] and neuromuscular monitoring.
Highly recommended by doctors for providing accurate results, it is compact and fully automatic which works on the oscillometric
principle to measure blood pressure and pulse rate without fuss.
Blood pressure (BP) measurements were taken using the validated oscillometric
device HEM 705CPINT (Omron, Japan).
Automated devices employ an oscillometric
measurement which utilizes the arterial cycles associated with the pumping of the heart.
measurement of systolic and diastolic blood pressures validated in a physiologic mathematical model.
This wireless automatic upper-arm blood pressure monitor relies on an oscillometric
method of BP measurement, detecting blood flow through the brachial artery and converting the movement into a digital reading.
Arterial stiffness was measured using pulse wave analysis based on non-invasive oscillometric