Objective: The aim was to assess the proportion of patients undergoing endovascular therapy for femoropopliteal arterial disease (FP) who would be eligible to take part in seven major randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that investigated the efficacy of some of the currently available paclitaxel based (PTX) devices used in this clinical context. Various RCTs have shown a potential clinical benefit from the use of paclitaxel in FP endovascular therapy. Nonetheless, patients enrolled were highly selected and the generalisability of these findings in pragmatic cohorts is unclear.Methods: Between 1 January and 31 December 2021, all consecutive patients who underwent endovascular procedures for symptomatic FP disease in 16 European centres were retrospectively screened and included in this analysis. The primary outcome measure was individual patient eligibility for inclusion into at least one of the seven RCTs. The reasons for exclusion (clinical and or radiological) as well as in hospital death and morbidity were also reported.Results: A total of 1 567 consecutive patients (959 male, 61%), corresponding to 1 567 lower limbs, were included. Most patients (1 009 patients, 64.39%) were treated for chronic limb threatening ischaemia (CLTI). A total 1 280 patients (81.68%) were not eligible for inclusion in any of the evaluated RCTs. Of them, 741 (47.28%) were excluded for clinical and 1 125 (71.79%) for radiological reasons.Conclusion: The analysed RCTs assessing the efficacy or effectiveness of PTX based endovascular therapies do not seem representative of the patient population with FP disease receiving endovascular therapy in routine clinical practice.

Editor's Choice - RANDOMisation Screening for Drug coated or Drug Eluting Device Randomised Trials Among Patients Undergoing Endovascular FemorOPopliteal Procedures (RANDOM-STOP study)

Marone, Enrico Maria
Membro del Collaboration Group
2023-01-01

Abstract

Objective: The aim was to assess the proportion of patients undergoing endovascular therapy for femoropopliteal arterial disease (FP) who would be eligible to take part in seven major randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that investigated the efficacy of some of the currently available paclitaxel based (PTX) devices used in this clinical context. Various RCTs have shown a potential clinical benefit from the use of paclitaxel in FP endovascular therapy. Nonetheless, patients enrolled were highly selected and the generalisability of these findings in pragmatic cohorts is unclear.Methods: Between 1 January and 31 December 2021, all consecutive patients who underwent endovascular procedures for symptomatic FP disease in 16 European centres were retrospectively screened and included in this analysis. The primary outcome measure was individual patient eligibility for inclusion into at least one of the seven RCTs. The reasons for exclusion (clinical and or radiological) as well as in hospital death and morbidity were also reported.Results: A total of 1 567 consecutive patients (959 male, 61%), corresponding to 1 567 lower limbs, were included. Most patients (1 009 patients, 64.39%) were treated for chronic limb threatening ischaemia (CLTI). A total 1 280 patients (81.68%) were not eligible for inclusion in any of the evaluated RCTs. Of them, 741 (47.28%) were excluded for clinical and 1 125 (71.79%) for radiological reasons.Conclusion: The analysed RCTs assessing the efficacy or effectiveness of PTX based endovascular therapies do not seem representative of the patient population with FP disease receiving endovascular therapy in routine clinical practice.
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