[Ginkgo biloba extract in the treatment of arteriopathy of the lower extremities. A 65-week trial].
Thirty-six patients with arteritis were treated with Ginkgo biloba extract for sixty-five weeks. For the first six months of the treatment period, these patients participated in a double-blind randomised comparison with 35 well matched patients taking placebo. Subsequently, those patients taking Ginkgo biloba extract were given the option to continue treatment on an open basis with follow-up at regular three-monthly intervals. Ginkgo biloba extract therapy gave significantly greater pain relief and walking tolerance than the placebo after 6 months of treatment, and this improvement continued throughout the whole duration of the study. This symptomatic and measurable improvement was combined with excellent tolerance of the drug.
MeSHArterial Occlusive Diseases
Clinical Trials as Topic
Pub Type(s)Clinical Trial
Randomized Controlled Trial