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Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) and Mobilization of Progenitor Cells in Peripheral Arterial Disease

2014-08-27 03:16:58 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Peripheral arterial disease is a common condition in older adults involving poor arterial circulation in the legs leading to leg pain and debility. The body's own circulating blood vessel stem cells may help to improve circulation. This study will test whether treatment with the drug granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) will improve symptoms and signs of peripheral arterial disease over placebo after four weeks of therapy. As well this study will examine whether improvements in blood vessel function can be observed. Finally, we will measure blood vessel function and stem cell levels in order to determine whether they can help to predict whether patients wither peripheral arterial disease will suffer further cardiovascular complications.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Intervention

Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor, Placebo

Location

Emory University
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
30322

Status

Recruiting

Source

Emory University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:58-0400

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Glycoproteins found in a subfraction of normal mammalian plasma and urine. They stimulate the proliferation of bone marrow cells in agar cultures and the formation of colonies of granulocytes and/or macrophages. The factors include INTERLEUKIN-3; (IL-3); GRANULOCYTE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR; (G-CSF); MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR; (M-CSF); and GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR; (GM-CSF).

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