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BACKGROUND The prevalence of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD), including asymptomatic cases and cases unknown to the general practitioner (GP) was estimated in 18,884 men and women, aged 45-74 years, on the list of 18 general practice centres (GPC). METHODS The study population (n = 3171) consisted of a stratified sample of the total(More)
We investigated the value of the ankle-brachial systolic pressure index (ABPI) as a test for the diagnosis of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) in general practice. ABPI measurements on 231 legs of 117 subjects performed in three general practice centers (GPC) were compared with the diagnostic conclusions of a Vascular Laboratory. The optimum(More)
OBJECTIVES to estimate the intra-observer variability of the measurement of the ankle-brachial systolic pressure index (ABPI) and to compare the reproducibility of the measurements by experienced vascular laboratory assistants and by less-experienced general practice personnel. DESIGN repeated measurement of ABPI by general practitioners (GPs),(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the diagnostic values of single and combined data from the history, physical examination, and medical record with regard to peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) in patients with leg complaints; to construct a multivariable model for the clinical diagnosis of PAOD by primary care physicians. SETTING 18 general practice centers(More)
The effect of training for a 42-km run was investigated for the platelet count, the platelet distribution width (PDW), the mean platelet volume (MPV), and the plateletcrit (PCT). The measuring points were the start and 1 week before and 1 week after each contest (15, 25, and 42 km). For the starting position we reassessed the reference value for each(More)
One of the non-invasive techniques used in the diagnosis of patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease is the measurement of the Ankle-Arm Systolic Pressure Ratio ("AA-Ratio"). The magnitude of different sources of measurement variation, relevant to clinical practice as well as multi-observer studies, was estimated from a random effects analysis of(More)
We present a new fully automated algorithm for frequency band selection in band power based brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). The algorithm performs a single pass and only requires information on the training data in the form of time-frequency ERDS maps, which visualize event-related desynchronization (ERD) and event-related synchronization (ERS). Frequency(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the risk-factor profile and cardiovascular comorbidity of asymptomatic peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). DESIGN A cross-sectional survey. Asymptomatic PAOD was defined as an ankle-brachial pressure index < 0.95, measured on two consecutive occasions, without intermittent claudication. Logistic regression analyses were(More)
In the present study 60 males and 18 females were monitored during an 18- to 20-month training period, during which the training distance was gradually increased. The training period was divided into three periods of 6, 5, and 7 months, respectively. The first, second, and third periods were concluded with a 15-, 25-, and 42-km road race, respectively. The(More)