Ankle brachial imdex test is used to determine the severity of Peripheral arterial disease. Periperheral artierial disease is a condition in which the arteires in the leg or arms are blocked. Thus predisposition to heart diseases. The Ankle- branchial index test compares your blood pressure that is measured at your arm. Ankle blood index and the risk of heat attack is inversely proportional i.e the less the ABI theblockage in the blood vessels is more and hence increase in risk of heart attack and stroke.Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on September, 2014