Diet is associated with ankle-brachial index, inflammation, and ambulation in patients with intermittent claudication

The aims of this investigation were to determine whether the daily dietary intake of nutrients by patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and intermittent claudication (IC) met recommended levels for adults older than 50  years and to determine whether meeting recommended levels of nutrients was associated with ankle-brachial index (ABI), inflammation, and ambulation of patients with PAD and IC.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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Abstract Peripheral artery disease is a common disorder and a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Therapy is directed at reducing the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and at ameliorating symptoms. Medical therapy is effective at reducing the incidence of myocardial infarction and stroke to which these patients are prone but is inadequate in relieving limb-related symptoms, such as intermittent claudication, rest pain, and ischemic ulceration. Limb-related morbidity is best addressed with surgical and endovascular interventions that restore perfusion. Current medical therapies have only mod...
Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were firstly to assess the correlation between disease specific measures of quality of life (QOL) and physical performance and activity, and secondly to identify demographic, clinical, functional, and physical activity measures independently associated with QOL in people with intermittent claudication. METHODS: This was a cross sectional observational study of 198 people with intermittent claudication caused by peripheral artery disease who were recruited prospectively. QOL was assessed with the intermittent claudication questionnaire (ICQ) and the eight-theme periph...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
The aims of this study were firstly to assess the correlation between disease specific measures of quality of life (QOL) and physical performance and activity, and secondly to identify demographic, clinical, functional, and physical activity measures independently associated with QOL in people with intermittent claudication.
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Observational Study Source Type: research
Prospective study of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Related to Treatment Practice in Peripheral Vascular Disease: Investigating Trajectories (PORTRAIT) registry from 16 vascular specialty clinics (United States, 10; The Netherlands, 5; Australia, 1) between 2011 and 2015.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular physicians do not do a good job referring patients with claudication for supervised exercise therapy Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Conclusion: In this small exploratory study, HTPR was frequent in PAD patients. Furthermore, the results are suggestive that MALE might be associated with dual HTPR. This leads to the hypothesis that optimized antithrombotic regimens post percutaneous transluminal angioplasty should be tested in clinical trials. PMID: 32252582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Peripheral artery disease of the lower limbs is a chronically progressive disorder characterised by the presence of occlusive lesions in the medium and large arteries that result in symptoms secondary to insufficient blood flow to the lower extremities. It is both a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis and a marker of increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Because of its highly heterogenous clinical picture, a detailed history and physical assessment, a high degree of suspicion for peripheral artery disease and the use of the ankle-brachial pressure index is essential to identify patients ...
Source: British Journal of Hospital Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Br J Hosp Med (Lond) Source Type: research
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