This figure displays a sensitivity meta-analysis of treatment effects versus usual care in which the pentoxifylline studies were removed due to inconsistent and imprecise results. The results show summary effect sizes of 0.98 (95% CI, 0.23 to 1.74, p=0.01) for exercise training; 0.61 (CI, -0.20 to 1.42, p=0.14) for cilostazol; 0.51 (CI, -0.35 to 1.37, p=0.25) for endovascular intervention; and 1.20 (CI, -0.11 to 2.50, p=0.07) for endovascular intervention and exercise.

Figure 13Network sensitivity meta-analysis of treatment effects versus usual care on walking distance in IC patients

Abbreviation: CI=confidence interval.

From: Results

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