Oral Beraprost sodium, a prostaglandin I(2) analogue, for intermittent claudication: a double-blind, randomized, multicenter controlled trial. Beraprost et Claudication Intermittente (BERCI) Research Group.


BACKGROUND Beraprost sodium (BPS) is a new stable, orally active prostaglandin I(2) analogue with antiplatelet and vasodilating properties. We report the results of a phase III clinical trial of BPS in patients with intermittent claudication. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients (n=549) with a pain-free walking distance of between 50 and 300 m were entered into a… (More)


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