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Involvement of the autonomic cardiac nervous system in early stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was evaluated in 40 patients. I-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine-single photon emission computed tomography (MIBG-SPECT) and heart rate variability (HRV) yielded information about sympathetic and parasympathetic innervation of the heart. MIBG-SPECT is a(More)
Neuropathic pain is often severe, persistent, and responds poorly to analgesic medications. Recent evidence suggests that N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists may be effective in the treatment of neuropathic pain. The present trial was designed to test the efficacy of acute administration of the NMDA receptor antagonist amantadine in relieving(More)
Sudomotor functions were studied in 27 patients suffering from reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) according to the criteria established by Bonica (18 women, 9 men; mean age 50 +/- 12.3 years; median duration of disease 8 weeks, range 2-468 weeks). To measure local sweating rates, two small chambers (5 cm2) were affixed to corresponding areas of hairy skin(More)
The voltage measured was that induced in a measuring coil from 3 different commercially available magnetic stimulators. The strongest stimulus was from the Cadwell, followed by Novametrix and then Digitimer. The Digitimer and Novametrix produced a monophasic pulse, whilst the Cadwell stimulator produced a polyphasic pulse, all measured by an induction coil.(More)
Thermoregulatory and emotional sweating can be distinguished in humans. While the first is organized via feed back mechanisms involving thermoreceptors, thermoregulatory centers in the brain and the effector system (sympathetic nervous system and sweat glands), the latter is generated directly by cortical and limbic mechanisms without any feed back. Sweat(More)
Latencies of compound muscle action potentials evoked in lower limb muscles after transcranial stimulation shorten and amplitudes enlarge when the target muscle is contracted. After transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical cord with single electrical stimuli, the latency is not affected by muscle contraction. This is thought to be due to a lack of(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between cardiac autonomic neuropathy and dysfunction of myelinated and unmyelinated nerve fibres in the peripheral nerve. We measured nerve conduction velocities, warmth/cold perception thresholds at the foot dorsum, sympathetic skin response (SSR), and performed the quantitative sudomotor axon reflex(More)
Present studies evaluated the functions of thick and thin nerve fibers in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to determine whether data of thin nerve fibers can add further information to the diagnosis of CTS. Measurements were performed in 22 patients and 16 age-matched control subjects. Motor and sensory nerve conduction, vibratory testing, thresholds of warmth(More)
Stretching of human thenar muscle was carried out using mechanical stimuli of different amplitudes and velocities in 50 normal subjects. Amplitudes of early M1 and late M2 reflex responses as well as cortical evoked potentials were recorded. M1 and M2 increased with a larger mechanical stimulus. Steeper mechanical stimuli generated larger M1 amplitudes,(More)
Mit dem " Mehrfachantrag online " haben die Landwirte in Bayern die Möglichkeit, die Daten für den zentralen Agrarförderungsantrag über das Internet zu erfassen. Während der Erfassung erfolgt bereits die Plausibilisierung der eingegebenen Daten. Über den BayernViewer-agrar werden die Orthophotos, die digitale Flurkarte und die digitale Feldstückkarte(More)