The effect of naftidrofuryl on intermittent claudication: a meta-analysis.
P Lehert, FE Riphagen, S Gamand
J Cardiovasc Pharmacol | Published : 1990
A meta-analysis was performed on four clinical trials, conducted during 1980-1989 in France (two trials) and in the Federal Republic of Germany (two trials). Altogether, 596 patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (Fontaine's classification stage II) entered these four multicenter studies. Four hundred fifty-two patients completed the trials, 241 were treated with 600 mg naftidrofuryl orally per day and 211 were given a placebo. The studies were of a double-blind parallel design and lasted for 3 or 6 months. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were comparable, as were the experimental methods used. Occasionally, differences in study design and methods were observed. Risk factors wer..View full abstract