GISAP a multicentre open study was aimed to confirm the feasibility and safety of iloprost treatment in normal clinical practice and to identify subgroups of patients with severe POAD more likely to benefit from iloprost treatment than others. One hundred forty six patients were treated at the maximum tolerated dose of iloprost up to 2 ng/kg/min, 6 hours infusion per day, for a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks. Clinical efficacy was assessed by rest pain reduction, analgesic consumption, healing of trophic lesions, walking ability. A significant improvement of the efficacy parameters was recorded during and at the end of treatment: no difference between diabetics and non diabetics, stage III and IV patients was observed. After one year follow-up 10% major amputation and 6.8% death were recorded, these events were balanced between the diabetic and non diabetic patients. Overall 80% of the patients at risk of amputation at entry to the trial were alive with a viable limb after one year. Tolerability resulted quite acceptable. Even with the limitation of an open trial, it has been confirmed the therapeutic potential of iloprost in the treatment of POAD patients.

Evaluation of a conservative treatment with iIoprost in severe peripheral occlusive arterial disease (POAD) : GISAP study / G. Andreozzi, C. Allegra, G. Biasi, G. Brotzu, M. Catalano, C. Cordiano, M. Cospite, D. Cucinotta, G. De Donato, R. Del Guercio, V. Di Carlo, E. Menzinger, A. Notarbartolo, G. Signorini, C. Spartera, A. Strano, N. Zinicola, S. Longatti, L. Ottolenghi. - In: INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY. - ISSN 0392-9590. - 13:1(1994 Mar), pp. 70-74. ((Intervento presentato al 2. convegno International Joint Workshop on Atherosclerosis, Peripheral Arterial Disease, New Trends in Cardiovascular Therapy tenutosi a Monte Carlo nel 1993.

Evaluation of a conservative treatment with iIoprost in severe peripheral occlusive arterial disease (POAD) : GISAP study

M. Catalano
Membro del Collaboration Group
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1994

Abstract

GISAP a multicentre open study was aimed to confirm the feasibility and safety of iloprost treatment in normal clinical practice and to identify subgroups of patients with severe POAD more likely to benefit from iloprost treatment than others. One hundred forty six patients were treated at the maximum tolerated dose of iloprost up to 2 ng/kg/min, 6 hours infusion per day, for a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks. Clinical efficacy was assessed by rest pain reduction, analgesic consumption, healing of trophic lesions, walking ability. A significant improvement of the efficacy parameters was recorded during and at the end of treatment: no difference between diabetics and non diabetics, stage III and IV patients was observed. After one year follow-up 10% major amputation and 6.8% death were recorded, these events were balanced between the diabetic and non diabetic patients. Overall 80% of the patients at risk of amputation at entry to the trial were alive with a viable limb after one year. Tolerability resulted quite acceptable. Even with the limitation of an open trial, it has been confirmed the therapeutic potential of iloprost in the treatment of POAD patients.
Peripheral occlusive arterial disease; iloprost
Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare
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