Leitthema Gefässchirurgie 2017 · 22:159–164 A. E. Harwood ·J.P. Totty ·E.Broadbent ·G. E Smith·I. C. Chetter DOI 10.1007/s00772-017-0269-4 Academic Vascular Surgical Unit, Hull Royal Inﬁrmary, Hull, UK Published online: 18 April 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication. Quality of life in patients with intermittent claudication Introduction Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common chronic condition that can Articles identified through cause lower extremity pain when walk- database searching ing; classically known as intermittent (n = 1845) claudication (IC). Clinically patients Excluded have diminished or absent pulse on Duplicate or irrelevant articles physical examination and an ankle- based on title brachial pressure index (ABPI) of <0.9 (n = 1687) . The prevalence of PAD is around 4% increasing with age, gender, ethnicity and rises up to and above 10% over the age of 70 years . Relevant articles for screening (n = 158) The impact of PAD on quality of life has been well demonstrated , with IC not only aﬀecting walking distance, Excluded capacity and physical activity but social Did not meet inclusion criteria function, emotional well-being and men- based on abstract tal health . The primary treatment (n = 38) aimisthereforenotonlytoimproveblood ﬂow
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