This figure displays a forest plot for 16 studies that compared the effect of multiple treatments on maximal walking distance. The results show summary effect sizes of 0.89 (95% CI, 0.06 to 1.71, p=0.04) for exercise training; 0.62 (CI, -0.21 to 1.45, p=0.14) for cilostazol; 1.70 (CI, 0.36 to 3.04 p=0.01) for pentoxifylline; 0.41 (CI, -0.54 to 1.36, p=0.40) for endovascular intervention; and 1.08 (CI, -0.37 to 2.53, p=0.14) for endovascular intervention and exercise.

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

Abbreviation: CI=confidence interval.

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