Effect of pentoxifylline on regional cerebral blood flow in patients with cerebral vascular disorders

Eur Neurol. 1983;22 Suppl 1:108-15. doi: 10.1159/000115659.

Abstract

In two studies using the 133Xe clearance method the effect of chronic intravenous and oral administration of pentoxifylline on regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in patients with chronic cerebrovascular diseases was evaluated. In both studies rCBF increased significantly. The effect was more prominent in hypoemic than in normoemic tissue which led to the suggestion that not only viscosity but other local factors were also positively influenced by the drug.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrovascular Circulation*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / drug therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Humans
  • Pentoxifylline / therapeutic use*
  • Regional Blood Flow
  • Theobromine / analogs & derivatives*
  • Xenon Radioisotopes

Substances

  • Xenon Radioisotopes
  • Theobromine
  • Pentoxifylline