Intermittent Claudication

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intermittent claudication

[‚in·tər¦mit·ənt klȯ·də′kā·shən]
Cramping pain or weakness in the lower extremities during exercise, caused by occlusion of the arteries.

Intermittent Claudication


pain in the gastrocnemius muscles during walking, caused by insufficient blood supply to the lower extremities. It was described by J. M. Charcot in 1858.

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It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Intermittent Claudication and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.
Review: Treating intermittent claudication with Tibetan medicine Padma 28: Does it work?
Data source: A 6-month, double-blind, randomized controlled trial in 212 patients with PAD and intermittent claudication.
The PAD group consisted of 48 veterans with moderate mobility impairment secondary to classic intermittent claudication in one or both gastrocnemius-soleus (calf) muscle groups (Fontaine stage IIa).
Atherosclerotic lesions extended into the abdominal aorta and femoral arteries, which resulted in clinical signs consistent with intermittent claudication.
Intermittent claudication was relieved in 25 patients (83%).
Intermittent claudication is a sign of possible peripheral artery disease, through arteriosclerosis.
Comment: Several studies, mostly from the 1960s and 1970s, have found vitamin E to be beneficial for patients with intermittent claudication.
Intermittent claudication of the lower limb has a benign natural history with a low risk of limb loss.
No prior exercise interventions have been tested on PAD participants with and without symptoms of intermittent claudication.
An 82-year-old male patient with the complaints of flank pain and intermittent claudication was admitted to our clinic.

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