Acute and long-term effects of prostaglandin E1 assessed by clinical and microcirculatory parameters in critical limb ischemia: a pilot study.

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We treated 14 patients suffering from critical limb ischemia (CLI) as defined by the Consensus Document, and in whom possibilities of surgical or percutaneous arterial reconstruction were excluded, by PGE1 60 micrograms i.v. daily during 3 weeks. Effects were evaluated by clinical, macrocirculatory and microcirculatory parameters during a follow-up of 1… (More)

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