Uwe Mueller-Buehl

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Missing item values (MIV) often occur in quality-of-life (QoL) questionnaires. This study aimed to examine whether the use of introductory exemplary questions reduces the number of MIV and what patient-related factors influence effectiveness of such a QoL form training. In a randomized controlled study in ten primary care practice settings, a total of 215(More)
AIM Eligibility of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) for exercise therapy is the most important requirement for predicting their training group adherence. METHODS In this prospective, exploratory study over a period of 1 year, a total of 462 PAD patients of an angiological outpatient routine care setting were consecutively recruited to the(More)
BACKGROUND Determination of both the pain-free and the maximum walking distances is part of a routine program in the angiological examination of patients with PAOD. It is however as yet not clear which of these two parameters is more relevant in determining a patient's pathological condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 150 patients with stable intermittent(More)
Recombinant human erythropoietin (R-Hu-EPO) was given to stable, long-term haemodialysis patients with haematocrit less than or equal to 25% who required no blood transfusions. Thirteen patients were initially given R-Hu-EPO at 24 U/kg i.v. at the end of each dialysis session, with a doubling of the dose every second week until a dose of 96 U/kg (n = 6) or(More)
Six diabetic patients with infected foot lesions (mean age 64 years) and six male patients (mean age 71 years) with ischemic acral ulceration due to advanced peripheral arterial occlusive disease were treated with 200 mg ofloxacin b.i.d. The necrotic margin tissue concentrations of ofloxacin determined by HPLC and confirmed by microbiological assay were in(More)
BACKGROUND The quality of life (QoL) of patients with chronic diseases is an important decision criterion for medical treatment, especially in primary care settings. It is known that subjective sickness feelings often cannot be correlated with objective disease criteria. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the QoL of patients with intermittent(More)
AIM Exercise therapy is an efficacious treatment for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The study aimed to determine the initiation and adherence of PAD patients with intermittent claudication in a supervised community-based walking exercise program. METHODS Over a period of one year, PAD patients with Fontaine stage II attending an(More)
BACKGROUND The role of varicose veins (VV) as a risk factor for development of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is still controversial. The aim of this study in primary care was to determine the impact of varicosity as a potential risk factor for developing DVT. PATIENTS AND METHODS During the observation period between 01-Jan-2008 and 01-Jan-2011, all cases(More)
Background. The aim of the study was to determine the secondary preventive medical supply of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in German primary care. Methods and Results. A population-based case control study was conducted using electronic medical records of patients extracted from the CONTENT primary care database of Heidelberg, Germany,(More)
The aim of the study was to determine whether hemodynamic and functional variables are related to the angiographic extent of lower limb atherosclerosis. In 150 patients with stable intermittent claudication, the Bollinger angiogram score was compared with the resting Doppler pressure values, and the initial claudication distance (ICD) and absolute(More)