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Initiates Phase 1 Trial for Intermittent Claudication SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Joseph Poole, M.D., Ph.D., of the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, and colleagues studied whether therapy with granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), an agent that functions as a white blood cell growth factor, would improve walking performance in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (a form of vascular disease in which there is partial or total blockage of an artery, usually one leading to a leg or arm).
In a trial that included nearly 200 participants with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a home-based exercise intervention with a group-mediated cognitive behavioral intervention component improved walking performance and physical activity in patients with PAD.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an indicator for coronary and carotid arterial disease and carries inherent risks of claudication and amputation.
Study highlights: -- The antiplatelet drug cilostazol was better than aspirin in preventing a recurrent stroke in a Japanese trial. -- Compared to patients taking aspirin, patients taking the drug were less likely to have new ischemic stroke or develop bleeding requiring hospitalization. -- Cilostazol is used to reduce leg pain associated with peripheral vascular disease in the United States.
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Patients with leg pain caused by arterial disease may be able to forego treatment of the affected artery by participating in hospital-supervised exercise. Various treatments are available, including drug therapy or endovascular revascularization -- a minimally invasive technique that widens and restores blood flow to the affected artery -- for intermittent claudication is a painful leg condition affecting some patients with peripheral arterial disease.
Patients with leg pain caused by arterial disease may be able to forego treatment of the affected artery by participating in hospital-supervised exercise, according to a new study published in the February issue of Radiology.
US researchers said on Tuesday that people with a painful condition known as peripheral artery disease can improve their walking endurance by spending time on a treadmill.
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