Alexander Schmidtke

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Since Kraepelin's first description of dementia praecox in 1889 many data and theories have been published on the onset and course of schizophrenia. Until now studies on these topics had to rely on first admission data and on the subsequent course of the disease. However, first hospitalisation is preceded by a wide variety of patterns and duration of the(More)
UNLABELLED Patients with violent methods of parasuicide share a number of common characteristics with those who complete suicide. They can be differentiated from patients with non-violent methods. Whereas surgery is usually the first-line care in cases of violent parasuicide, detoxification and/or psychiatric hospitalisation are first employed with(More)
In this study it was possible to prove the Werther effect in suicides after watching fictional models for the first time. A twice-broadcast (1981, 1982) six-episode weekly serial showing the railway suicide of a 19-year-old male student provided a quasi-experimental ABABA design to investigate differential effects of suicide imitation. Imitation effects(More)
In four human controls, four cases of Parkinson's disease and three cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis analysis of dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin and the metabolites 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, homovanillic acid and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid was performed in various segments of postmortem spinal cord. In controls the concentrations of dopamine(More)
Despite recent advances in the management of severe head injury the mortality and morbidity remains high. Intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) are crucial parameters for the correct management at the intensive care unit, due to their therapeutic and prognostic importance. In addition, regional brain tissue oxygenation (ptiO2)(More)
—Unsolicited email (spam) is still a problem for users of the email service. Even though current email anti-spam solutions filter most spam emails, some still are delivered to the inbox of users. A special class of spam emails advertises websites, e.g., online dating sites or online pharmacies. The success rate of this kind of advertising is rather low,(More)
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