Buerger's disease

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Buerger's disease

[′bər·gərz di‚zēz]
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Buerger's disease, also called thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), is a recurrent vaso-occlusive disease.
26 August 2011 - Israeli Pluristem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PSTI) said on Thursday that on 22 August the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated its PLX cells Orphan Drug status for the treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease).
Other potential benefits are against osteoarthritis and such vascular diseases as thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) and may be against arteriosclerosis--and as a possible alternative to angioplasty or heart bypass surgery.
The problems of smoking needs to be addressed as it leads not only to thromboangiitis obliterans and various cancers but also to pneumonia, cough and chronic obstructive airway disease.
It was approved for the treatment of ischemic symptoms such as skin ulcer, pain and coldness accompanying thromboangiitis obliterans in 1988, and for the treatment of subjective symptoms such as pain and numbness of lower leg and walking disability associated with acquired lumbar spinal canal stenosis as an additional indication in 2001.