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Iloprost in the management of peripheral arterial disease in patients with diabetes mellitus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21285935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diabetic complications in the lower extremities, especially those secondary to diabetic macroangiopathy, have increasingly become a clinical emergency, given the high prevalence and progression of the disease. Until recently, the only approach to treating advanced stage disease was medical therapy and major amputation; however, the advent of revascularization procedures has radically improved the prognosis of patients with critical lower limb ischemia. In this setting, iloprost holds a dual position: as first-choice therapy in patients ineligible for revascularization and as complementary therapy in candidates for surgical or endovascular revascularization.
Authors:
A Piaggesi; V Vallini; E Iacopi; A Tedeschi; A Scatena; C Goretti; L Rizzo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva cardioangiologica     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0026-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400725     Medline TA:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Sezione Piede Diabetico, Unità Operativa Malattie del Metabolismo e Diabetologia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italia - piaggesi@immr.med.unipi.it.
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