Autologous stem cell therapy for peripheral arterial disease meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature.

@article{Fadini2010AutologousSC,
  title={Autologous stem cell therapy for peripheral arterial disease meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Gian Paolo Fadini and Carlo Agostini and Angelo Avogaro},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2010},
  volume={209 1},
  pages={10-7}
}
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common cause of disability and mortality. Up to one third of patients are not susceptible to traditional revascularization and may benefit from stem cell therapies. OBJECTIVE In this meta-analysis, we sought to determine whether autologous cell therapy is effective in the treatment of PAD. METHODS We searched the English literature in Medline, Excerpta Medica and the Cochrane database for trials of autologous cell therapy in patients with… CONTINUE READING
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