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Medical stockings are prescribed by doctors in cases where the application of pressure to a leg would relieve physical discomfort and aid the return of blood to the heart. In order to effect the appropriate treatment the doctor needs to know the distribution of the pressure exerted by a given stocking. However, the methods used within the member states of the European Community to measure such pressure differ considerably and there is a great reluctance to abandon national methods in favour of a single standardised one. It was against this background that the Commission agreed to support a concerted action aimed at obtaining agreement on a European reference test method to which the results of all other tests could be related. The report presents in chronological order the efforts made by the group to agree a reference method for submission to CEN/TC205/WG2.

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Authors: GOREL J, Institute Textile de France, Ecully (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14095 EN (1992) 78 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 12
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Record Number: 199211088 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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