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Claudication: diagnosis and treatment.
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PMID:  8629569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Claudication is exercise-induced lower extremity pain that is caused by ischemia and relieved by rest. This underreported condition affects at least 10 percent of persons over 70 years of age and 2 percent of those 37 to 69 years of age. Claudication is usually caused by atherosclerotic narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the lower extremities. The diagnosis may be suspected based on the history and the physical examination, and it is confirmed by Doppler segmental pressures and an ankle/brachial index. Initial treatment includes vigorous risk factor modification and an exercise program. Further treatment includes pentoxifylline and, occasionally, endovascular or bypass procedures.
J D Santilli; J E Rodnick; S M Santilli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-25     Completed Date:  1996-06-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1245-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Minnnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Combined Modality Therapy
Intermittent Claudication / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Risk Factors
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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