A. Schupmann

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A total of 78 chronic alcoholics were examined neurologically as well as by electroneurography, myography and posturography. Clinical signs of peripheral neuropathy were detected in 45% of these patients, with electromyographic and neurographic abnormality in 67% and 55% respectively. Clinical signs of cerebellar ataxia were found in 33% of our patients,(More)
A questionnaire was sent to all the psychiatric clinics in West Germany to determine their treatment of delirium tremens. Chlormethiazole was found to be the most important drug for treating delirium tremens and was used in more than 90% of clinics. Contraindications for chlormethiazole treatment and side-effects with treatment were also recorded.
The cholesterol and phospholipid content and the fatty acid composition in plasma and red cell membranes was determined in 10 alcoholics with macrocytic erythrocytes. None of the patients had anemia. Red cells exhibited macrocytosis up to 108 fl in all patients. Bilirubin, albumin, prothrombin, and cholinesterase were in the normal range, whereas(More)
CT follow-up studies were done in 65 alcoholics before an inpatient treatment and after a period with confirmed abstinence of 5 weeks duration. The scans were rated "blind" by linear measurement of well defined distances. An improvement (significant reduction of brain "atrophy") was found in 33 patients (50.8%), 5 patients (7,7%) showed a trend towards(More)
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