TITLE

Double--Blind Capillaroscopic Study of the Activity of Buflomedil in Raynaud's Syndrome: A Report on 80 Cases

AUTHOR(S)
Courbier, R.; Bergeron, P.; Fouque, R.
PUB. DATE
October 1981
SOURCE
Angiology;Oct1981, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p676
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A double-blind study was performed to compare the effects of buflomedil versus placebo on the capillaroscopic images of the nailbed before and after a cold test in 80 patients with a Raynaud phenomenon. The results were scored according to the elements of capillaroscopy (number of capillaries, size, density). Buflomedil was found to be significantly better than a placebo (p < 0.02).
ACCESSION #
16397138

 

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