H.J.P Fokkenrood

Innovative strategies for
intermittent claudication

towards a stepped care approach and new outcome measures



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  15. Fokkenrood HJ, Houterman S, Schep G, Teijink JA, Scheltinga MR. Bicycle testing as an alternative diagnostic tool in patients suspected of intermittent claudication. Annals of vascular surgery 2014;28:614-9.
  16. Fokkenrood HJ, Lauret GJ, Verhofstad N, Bendermacher BL, Scheltinga MR, Teijink JA. The effect of supervised exercise therapy on physical activity and ambulatory activities in patients with intermittent claudication. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2015;49:184-91.
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