Christian F A Kügler

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The delicate interplay between the muscle-joint unit and intact venous valves is mandatory for normal venous blood return from the human leg. We have investigated the potential role of (1) muscle activity and joint mobility, and (2) anthropometric factors for peripheral venous pressure physiology. 20 healthy young subjects (10 males, 10 females; mean age:(More)
We investigated the influence of eye dominance scaled by 6 tests on the parameters (N80, P100 latency and N80–P100 amplitude) of the white-black-, green-black-, red-black-and blue-black-pattern visual evoked potentials (PVEPs) of 40 healthy subjects (20 males and 20 females) with normal visual acuity. The P100 latency of the white-black PVEPs was, for both(More)
Spontaneous arterial dissection in peripheral arteries of the extremities is an extremely rare event. We report a case of a spontaneous dissection of a nonaneurysmal popliteal artery in an otherwise healthy 36-year-old man that came to clinical attention as an acute blue toe syndrome. The diagnosis was primarily made by high-resolution duplex ultrasound(More)
Today, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients need effective medical care for an extended period of their lifetime. Therefore, different treatment modalities have to be tied sequentially into an effective therapeutic chain. First, preventive measures have to be reinforced and risk factors tightly controlled. Furthermore, antiplatelet agents have to be(More)
AIM Comorbidity will play an increasingly important role in PAD management. Therefore, we aimed 1) to address the comorbidity load of PAD patients quantitatively and comprehensively, 2) to delineate the effects of composite comorbidity measures on general and disease-specific aspects of quality of life and on crude markers of resource allocation. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To elucidate whether age or comorbidity influences (1) quality of life (QoL) or (2) the gain in QoL due to percutaneous angioplasty procedures in symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients. METHODS One hundred two consecutive patients (81 men; mean age 66.3+/-9.1 years, range 44-83) with symptomatic PAD (83.2% with intermittent(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate any correlation of fibrinogen and hematocrit with the early success of balloon angioplasty for peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) and compare the outcomes of angioplasty in diabetic and nondiabetic patients. METHODS From November 1997 through October 2000, 330 patients (246 men; mean age 63.6+/-10.9 years; 221 nondiabetic,(More)
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