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Diagnostic Evaluation of Edema ~ Thom Rooke, MD, Summary by Peggy Bush, APNLast Updated: 4/25/2012
Diagnostic Evaluation of Edema ~ Thom Rooke, MD, Summary by Peggy Bush, APN
Third Venous Symposium ~ 2012
Limb swelling is the most common referral to Vascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic.
Not enough fluid removal from tissue ~ COLD
Too much fluid entry into tissue ~ HOT
>1 limb ~ Moist
Examples of COLD would be venous disease, lymphedema, dependency, & factitial (Not enough fluid removal from tissue)
Examples of HOT would be (Too much fluid entry into tissue)
Inflammation – trauma/hematoma, infection, abscess, & osteomyelitis
Too much fluid in:
Example of Moist is CHF (not enough fluid out)
Examples of Moist are Myxedema, hypoproteinemia, volume overload, steroids/hormones/drugs, cyclic edema, capillary leak
Testing ~ Lymphoscintogram, venous testing, venous plethysmography
Dr. Rooke shared many illustrations and images.
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