Dirk Hochlenert

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BACKGROUND Using the information of the federal statistics, a detailed description of the hospitalisation rate for amputation in Germany was possible for the first time, and trends since 2005 can be reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS Detailed lists of all amputations coded as minor amputations (OPS 5 - 864) and major amputations (OPS 5 - 865) performed in(More)
AIM In two German regions with 11.1 million inhabitants, 6 networks for specialized treatment of DFS were implemented until 2008. Data provided for accounting purposes was analysed in order to determine changes in the rate of diabetics requiring amputations in the years before and after the implementation. METHOD Data covering 2.9 million people insured(More)
The benefit of good blood pressure control in patients with arterial hypertension has been repeatedly demonstrated. In high risk patients, a good blood pressure control is one of the main prerequisites for the reduction in morbidity and mortality. However, as shown in population-based studies, the quality of blood pressure control both in patients with(More)
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