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Oslo Balloon Angioplasty Versus Conservative Treatment

This study has been completed.
University Hospital, Aker
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Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: July 3, 2011
Last verified: September 2005

September 13, 2005
July 3, 2011
November 2000
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The patient quality of life.
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Pain-free walking distance; pain-score; death; amputation; changes in relevant biomarkers
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Oslo Balloon Angioplasty Versus Conservative Treatment
Oslo Balloon Angioplasty Versus Conservative Treatment

Background: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has been popularized as a simple, effective and cheap treatment achieving 50-70% symptomatic patency rates in patients with peripheral occlusive disease.. However, the fact remains that the indication for performing PTA are still more based on opinions than on scientific data.

The purpose of the trial was to randomize patients primarily referred for intermittent claudication into two groups: One group was offered conservative treatment; the other group was offered conservative treatment combined with PTA.

Primary outcome: The patient quality of life. Secondary outcome:Pain-free walking distance; pain-score; death; amputation; changes in relevant biomarkers

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Procedure: lifestyle, PTA
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2004
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age below 75 years
  • Symptoms of intermittent claudication with duration > 3 months
  • ABPI <0.9
  • A two-year follow-up is possible

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjective pain-free walking distance > 400m
  • Critical ischemia
  • Previous vascular or endovascular surgery
  • Diabetes ulcer
  • Other physical disability abrogating organised exercise
  • Use of warfarin
  • Mentally unable to give informed consent
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Coagulation disorders Duplex or PTA impossible
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
up to 75 Days   (Child)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Ullevaal University Hospital
  • University Hospital, Aker
  • Pfizer
Principal Investigator: Marthe Nylaende, MD Aker and Ullevål University Hospitals, Oslo, Norway
Oslo University Hospital
September 2005

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