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Various methods have been proposed to calculate a lateralization index (LI) on the basis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. Most of them are either based on the extent of the activated brain region (i.e., the number of "active" voxels) or the magnitude of the fMRI signal change. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the(More)
In functional imaging of the brain, the difficulty of a task may be critical for the pattern of activation. Increased task difficulty could lead to increased activation in task-specific regions or to activation of additional, "compensatory" regions. A previous study with functional transcranial Doppler sonography (fTCD) showed no evidence that increased(More)
We examined the influence of rapid-rate transcranial magnetic stimulation on heart rate and blood pressure in 13 healthy volunteers. In a first series three different cortical magnetic stimuli were applied: over C3, C4 and Fz (10/20 system), in a second series additionally over Pz. We also used a stimulus over the brachial plexus and a sham stimulus. Five(More)
Eight single lung transplant recipients with emphysema, aged 40-58 yrs, have been followed up for 90 patient months. Starting 2-4 weeks postoperatively, they recorded their forced vital capacity (FVC), and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), at a fixed time every morning using a Micro Spirometer. They were instructed to contact the hospital if(More)
Besides painful ophthalmoplegia, patients suffering from Tolosa-Hunt syndrome often present increasing loss of visual perception. The impairment of the optic nerve leads to a delay of the VEP (visual evoked potentials) responses. Using the method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), some patients present unspecific alterations in the vicinity of the optic(More)
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