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AIMS To analyse the effect of diabetes (DM) on diastolic function in hypertensive patients. METHODS 439 hypertensive patients were selected for participation in this study. All participants had an echocardiographic evaluation of systolic and diastolic function. The overall degree of diastolic function and specific parameters (e.g. E/Ea ratio) were(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of Life (QoL) is an important predictor of mortality and re-admission in patients with heart failure (HF). Our aim was to analyze disease-specific quality of life and its relationship to psycho-social factors and HF severity. METHODS In primary care patients with HF, quality of life (MLHFQ), anxiety, depression (HADS) and negative(More)
Medizinprodukte haben ihren Stellenwert in der modernen Medizin in Klinik und Praxis erlangt und gefestigt. Die angewandte Medizintechnik ist von ihrer Bedeutung für die moderne Patientenversorgung mit der Pharmakotherapie vergleichbar. Dies gilt nicht nur für die klassischen, technischen Fächer wie Radiologie oder Nuklearmedizin sondern zunehmend auch für(More)
BACKGROUND Non-participation of General Practitioners (GPs) hampers primary care research. Using existing network structures can improve participation, but may introduce sampling effects. OBJECTIVES To examine the role of network-based recruitment and other determinants of participation, and to estimate effects of sampling and non-participation on(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Psychosocial distress is a common phenomenon in patients with heart failure (HF). The aim of this study was to analyze psychosocial co-symptoms and their relationship with clinical and sociodemographic factors. METHODS In 363 primary care patients with HF, anxiety, depression and negative affectivity (HADS, DS-14), disease coping(More)
BACKGROUND To date, evidence-based recommendations help doctors to manage patients with heart failure (HF). However, the implementation of these recommendations in primary care is still problematic as beneficial drugs are infrequently prescribed. The aim of the study was to determine whether admission to hospital increases usage of beneficial HF medication(More)
BACKGROUND Screening of primary care patients at risk for left ventricular systolic dysfunction by a simple blood-test might reduce referral rates for echocardiography. Whether or not natriuretic peptide testing is a useful and cost-effective diagnostic instrument in primary care settings, however, is still a matter of debate. METHODS N-terminal pro-brain(More)
Die europäische Richtlinie 98/79/EG über In-vitro-Diagnostika (IVD) regelt das Inverkehrbringen und die Marktüberwachung von IVD in der Europäischen Union. Die Hersteller sind verpflichtet, Vorkommnisse und korrektive Maßnahmen in Verbindung mit IVD den zuständigen Überwachungsbehörden zu melden. In Deutschland sind dies das Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel(More)