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All patients benefit equally from a supervised exercise program for claudication.
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PMID:  17595387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study assessed the effect of gender, diabetic status, statin use, smoking, hypertension, cardiac status, and use of cilostazol on the outcome of a supervised exercise program for patients with claudication. Patient risk factors were prospectively recorded in a group of patients who had completed 1 year on a supervised exercise program. In 165 claudicant patients, maximum walking distance increased (P < .0001) from 67 meters (range, 17-196) to 122 meters (range, 43-409). Quality of life as measured by the Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 increased (P < .0001) from a median of 78 (range, 55-110) to 99 (range, 71-154). The improvements in claudication distance, maximal walking distance, and quality of life after the exercise program were not dependent on any of the measured patient factors. Patients referred to exercise programs for claudication are a heterogenous group. Despite this, they benefit equally from such a program.
Ferdinand Serracino-Inglott; Gareth Owen; Andrew Carter; Francis Dix; John Vince Smyth; Irwin V Mohan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1538-5744     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:    2007 Jun-Jul
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-27     Completed Date:  2007-09-11     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Exercise Therapy*
Health Status Indicators
Intermittent Claudication / therapy*
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Tetrazoles / therapeutic use
Treatment Outcome
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tetrazoles; 0/Vasodilator Agents; N7Z035406B/cilostazol
Comment In:
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2008 Jun-Jul;42(3):296-7   [PMID:  18667466 ]
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2007 Oct-Nov;41(5):473; author reply 473   [PMID:  17942867 ]

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