Naftidrofuryl for intermittent claudication.
TLM De Backer, R Vander Stichele, P Lehert, L Van Bortel
Cochrane Database Syst Rev | Published : 2008
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle changes and cardiovascular prevention measures are a primary treatment for intermittent claudication (IC). Symptomatic treatment with vasoactive agents (Anatomic Therapeutic Chemical Classification (ATC) for medicines from the World Health Organisation class CO4A) is controversial. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate evidence on the efficacy and safety of oral naftidrofuryl (ATC CO4 21) versus placebo on the pain-free walking distance (PFWD) of people with IC by using a meta-analysis based on individual patient data (IPD). SEARCH STRATEGY: The Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group searched their Trials Register (last searched December 2007) and CENTRAL (last searched 2007, Is..View full abstract