MÆDICA - a Journal of Clinical Medicine | Vol. 9, nr. 2, 2014

ISSN 1841-9038  |  e-ISSN 2069-6116
ISSN-L 1841-9038

The Role of Ankle-Brachial Index for Predicting Peripheral Arterial Disease


Today we practice statistical medicine: what else is treating patients according to the evidence based medicine data? The best diagnosis and treatment guidelines are based on the positive statistical results of clinical trials.

But what about the 10-20-40% patients in each study who did not respond appropriately to the therapy? Can we recognize them today before starting the statistically approved therapy, which will work only on the 90-80-60% statistically correct patients?

We do not recognize them yet. But soon we will do and will treat them differently from those who respond statistically normally

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