Hubert Stiegler

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Since 1986, German ultrasound criteria for grading carotid stenosis have followed the local diameter reduction percentage consistent with the definition used in the European Carotid Surgery Trial (ECST) definition. To overcome the confusion caused by the coexisting grading method used in the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET),(More)
Aneurysms of the extracranial carotid artery represent a serious disease because of possible cerebral embolism and aneurysm rupture. Between 1960 and 1979, 28 aneurysms of the extracranial carotid artery were seen in 27 patients at our institution. Twenty-six of these patients noticed a pulsating tumor, 12 patients had neurological symptoms; 2 aneurysms(More)
BACKGROUND A 50% reduction of lower extremity amputations during the subsequent 5 year period has been targeted by the St. Vincent-Declaration issued in 1989/90 for a better care of diabetic patients across Europe. PATIENTS AND METHODS In two adjacent counties far off major city areas 10 hospitals without specialised diabetes centers in the area provide(More)
In a 3-year prospective study, the prevalence of albuminuria and its relationship to macrovascular disease, pre-existing vascular risk factors and mortality rate were studied in a random cohort of 290 patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus in general practice. Newly occurring micro- or macroalbuminuria was associated with significantly (p less than 0.05)(More)
Still under debate is the prevalence of microalbuminuria in patients with recently diagnosed Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus and its relation to existing macro-vascular disease and the major vascular risk markers. Hence, from a representative sample of 1512 patients with Type 2 diabetes of varied duration (recruited from 22 nonspecialized(More)
The 10-year follow-up of the Munich General Practitioner Project was designed as a long-term prospective study to evaluate factors predicting macrovascular and overall mortality in a random cohort of non-insulin-dependent diabetic (NIDDM) patients. Of the original 290 patients (103 males, 187 females, median age 65 years) 92.5 % could be assessed, 103(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of prospective studies with popliteal aneurysms (PAA) < 2 cm and the very few information about the natural cause of the disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1995 and 2000 46 patients having 65 popliteal artery aneurysms have been examined. The mean diameter was 1.9 cm (0.8-4 cm). In 41% of the cases PAA were bilateral,(More)
Using colour coded duplex sonography in pre-operative diagnosis of insufficient perforant veins we succeeded in accomplishing a close correspondence between diagnostic methods and intraoperative findings. We examined 94 patients suffering from primary varicosis by duplex sonography and found 334 perforant veins in total, i.e. 2.4 per leg, which we marked(More)