The Company's facilities provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other wound care therapies and treatments to patients with chronic wounds related to diabetes, vasculitis, poor circulation, collagen vascular disease
and heart disease.
One should enquire routinely about a past history of hypertension, diabetes, gout, renal calculi, collagen vascular disease
and chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Collagen vascular disease
cases had more abnormal results, both increased and decreased.
There was no prior history of intermittent claudication, cold or heat intolerance, tobacco smoking, collagen vascular disease
or similar family history.
Is the collagen vascular disease
well established and is the patient on appropriate therapy?
Exclusion criteria included multiple gestation, known major fetal anomalies, diabetes (mellitus or gestational) pre existing hypertension, pre existing renal disease, collagen vascular disease
, cancer or strong family history of cancer, and pre existing maternal disease needing drug treatment.
Cardiac abnormalities were detected by magnetic resonance imaging in three-quarters of an unselected consecutive series of systemic sclerosis patients, underscoring the impressive frequency of heart involvement in this collagen vascular disease
This category includes PAH associated with connective tissue and collagen vascular disease
History of endocrine disorders, uterine malformation, polycystic ovary syndrome, renal disease, collagen vascular disease
, any cardiovascular disease, chronic hypertension, history of any antibiotic prophylaxis or medication, chronic smoking and chromic alcoholic excluded from study.
The conditions/exposures known to be associated with ILD can be categorized into eight groups (1): collagen vascular disease
(CVD), (2) hypersensitivity pneumonitis, (3) toxins, (4) infections, (5) inherited, (6) malignancy, (7) pneumoconiosis and (8) idiopathic (Fig.
1) Possible etiologies currently proposed include autoimmunity in the setting of collagen vascular disease
, trauma, infection, and ischemia.
Although most forms of collagen vascular disease
are treatable if detected before organ damage has occurred, the diseases are difficult to diagnose because symptoms are often vague and similar to those of other disorders.