Dieter Welzel

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Interim results of a randomized, controlled, dose-finding study conducted in 24 dermatology centers on 217 patients with severe chronic plaque psoriasis (entry psoriasis area and severity index of at least 15) are presented. Patients were first treated with cyclosporine either 1.25 or 2.5 mg/kg/day (Sandimmune); in case of inadequate response the dosage was(More)
The primary objective of the present study was to investigate the cholesterol-lowering effect of fluvastatin on the incidence of cardiac events in hyperlipidaemic patients with symptomatic, clinically-diagnosed (exercise-ECG) coronary heart disease (CHD) during 1 year of treatment. Exercise tolerance, incidence of angina pectoris episodes, use of(More)
There is uncertainty about the best treatment for steroid-induced osteoporosis. Thirty-six patients with steroid-dependent, chronic obstructive lung disease and associated steroid osteoporosis have been studied, of whom 18 were treated with salmon calcitonin and the other 18 served as controls. Treatment lasted for 6 months and consisted of 100 I.U. s.c.(More)
We investigated the efficacy and tolerability of short-term treatment with tropisetron, a selective, competitive 5-HT3-receptor antagonist in fibromyalgia. The trial was designed as a prospective, multicenter, double-blind, parallel-group, dose-finding study. We randomly assigned 418 patients suffering from primary fibromyalgia to receive either placebo, 5(More)
BACKGROUND Although cyclosporine has been found to be effective therapy for severe psoriasis, only limited data exist about efficacy and safety during long-term treatment with a low-dose regimen. Furthermore, little is known about the course of psoriasis after drug withdrawal. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to assess the results of long-term therapy with(More)
A Process Representation Technique proposed in this article can be used for evaluating software processes. The Technique considers some important aspects of causal dependencies between activities and documents within a process model. Production rules are used as the description language, because they are able to handle incomplete and changeable information(More)
The efficacy of once-daily bopindolol, a nonselectiveβ-adrenoceptor blocking agent with partial agonist activity, and of pindolol and atenolol in the treatment of essential hypertension has been compared. 369 patients were investigated in a double-blind parallel-group study. The treatment period was 10 weeks. Blood pressure normalisation (diastolic BP equal(More)
A prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial compared the efficacy and safety of fixed combinations of low-molecular weight heparin or standard unfractionated heparin plus dihydroergotamine mesylate in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis in high-risk patients undergoing elective major abdominal surgery. Two hundred patients, with a(More)
The purpose of this randomized crossover study was to determine whether nitroglycerin interacts with heparin in terms of its anticoagulative properties as determined by activated partial thromboplastin time and thrombin time. Eight healthy adults were given either a 60-minute intravenous infusion of 5 mg of nitroglycerin or a 0.9% sodium chloride solution(More)