intermittent claudication


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intermittent claudication

n.
A condition caused by ischemia of the leg muscles due to arterial obstruction, characterized by attacks of lameness and pain precipitated by walking.

intermittent claudication

n
(Pathology) pathol pain and cramp in the calf muscles, aggravated by walking and caused by an insufficient supply of blood
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Noun1.intermittent claudication - lameness due to pain in leg muscles because the blood supply is inadequate; pain subsides with rest
claudication, gameness, lameness, limping - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
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Comparative efficacy of endovascular revascularization versus supervised exercise training in patients with intermittent claudication: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBTo explain the technical terms used by Dr Bosire, intermittent claudication' means pain in the calf muscles on walking, which subsides with rest but resumes on walking again.
Also, regular exercise increases serum levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL-cholesterol), decreased serum triglycerides, reduction in total body fat, reduction of adhesiveness and aggregation of blood platelets, reduction in inflammation, and the delay in intermittent claudication and leg pain (24,30,35).
We described the case of a 41-year-old woman who presented with exercise-related intermittent claudication. Although the patient experienced unilateral symptoms, a bilateral diminished blood flow was found after exercise, as shown by reduced ankle-brachial index, with tendency towards worse flow at the symptomatic side.
They commonly present with symmetrical intermittent claudication of lower limbs.
Blevins, "Efficacy of quantified home-based exercise and supervised exercise in patients with intermittent claudication: a randomized controlled trial," Circulation, vol.
A completely separate group of researchers conducted a similar, but smaller, randomized clinical trial of ramipril in patients with intermittent claudication. (4) In this study, 33 patients were randomized to ramipril or placebo for a 24-week trial.
An ongoing Phase 2 trial in intermittent claudication is expected to complete enrollment of its target of 170 patients by the end of 2016.
(3) The lower limb ischaemia presents as two distinct clinical entities: intermittent claudication and critical limb ischaemia.
6 Intermittent claudication due to furring up of the arteries supplying your lower leg.
L-carnitine has been shown in clinical trials to improve angina, intermittent claudication, and congestive heart failure.
Aetiology of night cramp The condition tends to occur in the older age group, and perhaps for that reason is confused with the pain of intermittent claudication. The two conditions are not at all associated however.

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