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Comment & Response
March 1, 2017

Appropriate Management of Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
JAMA Surg. Published online March 1, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0032

To the Editor Devine and colleagues1 provide a careful analysis of the current management of arterial claudication. To suggest in the title and Abstract that their study compares medical therapy with intervention is somewhat misleading. If they had entitled their study “Ineffectiveness of Currently Delivered Medical Care vs Revascularization Intervention for Intermittent Leg Claudication Based on Patient-Reported Outcomes,” it may have made a positive contribution to the discussion surrounding the management of a patient with nonlimb-threatening peripheral arterial disease.

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