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Topical Nitroglycerin for Peripheral Circulation and Wound Healing in the Elderly: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: February 18, 2015
Project Number: RB0792-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of topical nitroglycerin for promoting peripheral circulation and wound healing in elderly patients with peripheral vascular disease? 
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of topical nitroglycerin in elderly patients with peripheral vascular disease?

Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness or guidelines for the use of topical nitroglycerin for promoting peripheral circulation and wound healing in elderly patients with peripheral vascular disease.