Far-infrared therapy improves ankle brachial index in hemodialysis patients with peripheral artery disease

Chun Fan Chen, Fu An Chen, Ann Charis Tan, Tsung Lun Lee, Chia Hao Chan, Chih Ching Lin*

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Ankle brachial index (ABI) is a diagnostic tool for peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is an important issue in hemodialysis (HD) patients. We enrolled 198 maintenance HD patients in this study. PAD is defined as ABI ≤ 0.90. Only PAD patients received far-infrared (FIR) therapy using the WS TY101 FIR emitter for 40 min during each HD session, three times weekly for 6 months. The ABI was measured at the bilateral lower extremities for 4 times [pre-dialytic timing (0 min) and 40 min after the initiation of HD session at both day 0 and 6 months after the FIR therapy]. The primary outcome is the change in ABI. There were 51 out of 198 patients with PAD. In comparison with the period without FIR therapy in the 51 PAD patients, 6 months of FIR therapy significantly improved the ABI of the right/left side for 0 min (from 0.77 ± 0.19 to 0.81 ± 0.20, p = 0.027/0.79 ± 0.20 to 0.81 ± 0.17, p = 0.049), 40 min during HD (from 0.73 ± 0.23 to 0.83 ± 0.19, p < 0.001/from 0.77 ± 0.21 to 0.83 ± 0.18, p < 0.001), and the incremental change between 0 and 40 min (from − 0.04 ± 0.14 to 0.05 ± 0.13, p = 0.007/from − 0.05 ± 0.13 to 0.03 ± 0.11, p = 0.012), respectively. In conclusion, the application of FIR therapy for 40 min, three times weekly for 6 months, has improved the ABI of both lower extremities, thus providing a new strategy of PAD treatment in HD patients.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)435-441
頁數7
期刊Heart and Vessels
34
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 15 3月 2019

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