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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In addition, the risk factors for intermittent claudication and atherosclerosis are very similar to the risk factors for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is a major health hazard.
Since evacuation of the mass the patient has done well with no claudication.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Intermittent Claudication - Pipeline Review, H2 2012', provides an overview of the indication's therapeutic pipeline.
Among the recommendations developed by the committee for patients with asymptomatic PAD and claudication were:
The purpose of this study was to compare cardiovascular and pain responses of subjects with PAD and intermittent calf claudication to those of an aged-matched reference group of men without these conditions during recovery from graded treadmill exercise tests.
The ESPRIT I trial is a single-arm, multi-center trial designed to evaluate the safety and performance of the Esprit therapy in approximately 30 patients with claudication resulting from PAD of the SFA or iliac arteries.
I've seen patients with intermittent claudication with both legs amputated still smoking their cigarette.
Thirty-three patients with moderately severe intermittent claudication (mean duration of symptoms, two years) received 400 IU per day of vitamin E or placebo for 3 months.
Most patients with PAD do not have symptoms of intermittent claudication (pain in the leg muscles that comes and goes), but PAD patients without these symptoms have greater functional impairment and functional decline than those without PAD.
It has been suggested that a compromised oxidative metabolism accelerates lactate accumulation in the exercising skeletal muscles, inducing the pain of intermittent claudication.
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