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Alan T Hirsch, Peter Gloviczki, Alain Drooz, Marge Lovell, Mark A Creager
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing recognition of the detrimental effect of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) on the health of Americans, and yet there is no common national program of public PAD education designed to diminish this effect. FORMAT: To heighten awareness of this problem, a 2-day PAD Public Education Strategy Meeting was recently attended by representatives of 17 professional societies and public health associations whose missions support the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of vascular diseases...
February 2004: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Jill Belch, Angus MacCuish, Iain Campbell, Stuart Cobbe, Roy Taylor, Robin Prescott, Robert Lee, Jean Bancroft, Shirley MacEwan, James Shepherd, Peter Macfarlane, Andrew Morris, Roland Jung, Christopher Kelly, Alan Connacher, Norman Peden, Andrew Jamieson, David Matthews, Graeme Leese, John McKnight, Iain O'Brien, Colin Semple, John Petrie, Derek Gordon, Stuart Pringle, Ron MacWalter
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether aspirin and antioxidant therapy, combined or alone, are more effective than placebo in reducing the development of cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes mellitus and asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease. DESIGN: Multicentre, randomised, double blind, 2x2 factorial, placebo controlled trial. SETTING: 16 hospital centres in Scotland, supported by 188 primary care groups. PARTICIPANTS: 1276 adults aged 40 or more with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and an ankle brachial pressure index of 0...
2008: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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