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Early result: randomized controlled trial of treatment for intermittent claudication

Khan, Mazari Fayyaz Ali and Sumit, Gulati and Lee, H. L. D. and Tapan, Mehta and Abdul Rahman, Mohd Norhisham Azmi and Ian, Chetter (2008) Early result: randomized controlled trial of treatment for intermittent claudication. In: 43rd Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research 2008, 21st-24th May 2008, Warsaw, Poland.

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Objective: To compare angioplasty (PTA), supervised exercise (SEP) and PTA + SEP in the treatment of intermittent claudication (IC) due to femoro-popliteal disease Methods: Over a 6 years period, 178 patients (108 men, median age 70 years) with angioplastiable femoro-popliteal lesions were randomized to: PTA, SEP or PTA + SEP. Patients were assessed prior to and at 1 & 3 month post treatment. ISCVS outcome criteria (Ankle pressures, treadmill walking distances) and Quality of Life (QoL) questionnaires (SF36 and VascuQoL) were analysed. Results: All groups were well matched at baseline. 21 patients withdrew. Intra group analysis: All groups demonstrated significant clinical and QoL improvements (Friedman test, p < 0·05). SEP (59 patients, 8 withdrew) – 62·7% of patients (n = 32) improved following treatment [20 mild, 9 moderate, 3 marked], 27·4% (n = 14) no improvement and 9·8% (n = 5) deteriorated. PTA (60 patients, 3 withdrew) – 66·6% of patients (n = 38) improved following treatment [19mild, 10 moderate, 9 marked], 22·8% (n = 13) no improvement and 10·5% (n = 6) deteriorated. PTA + SEP (59 patients, 10 withdrew) – 81·6% of patients (n = 40) improved following treatment. [10 mild, 17 moderate, 13 marked], 14·2%% (n = 7) no improvement and 4·0% (n = 2) deteriorated Inter group Analysis: PTA + SEP produce a much greater improvement in clinical outcome measures than PTA or SEP alone, but there was no significant Q0L advantage (Kruskal Wallis test, p > 0·05). Conclusion: SEP should be the primary treatment for the patients with claudication and PTA should be supplemented by a SEP.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 6953/59154
Uncontrolled Keywords: Randomized controlled trial, treatment, intermittent claudication
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Surgery
Depositing User: Dr M N A Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 16:36
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 16:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59154

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