Alice Schneider

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The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) and depression in essential blepharospasm (BSP) and idiopathic cervical dystonia (CD), to identify the clinical and demographic factors associated with poor HR-QoL in both disorders and to analyse the effect of Botulinum Toxin A (BtxA) therapy. Two hundred-twenty(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize long-term mortality following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in two large population-based cohorts assembled more than a decade apart. METHODS All patients age > or = 18 hospitalized with nontraumatic ICH in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area were identified during 1988 (Cohort 1) and from May 1998 to July 2001 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and test a questionnaire for measuring quality of life in patients with craniocervical dystonia. METHODS A 29-item pool was developed based on semi-structured interviews of patients with cervical dystonia (CD) and blepharospasm (BSP). This preliminary questionnaire was administered to 203 consecutive patients with CD and BSP from(More)
Two patients with central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) were studied with diffusion-weighted MR imaging 1 week after onset of tetraplegia. In both patients, affected white matter showed hyperintensity on diffusion-weighted images associated with a decrease in apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values. In one patient studied serially, ADC values normalized by(More)
The value of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a prognostic tool in stroke patients is unclear. The aim of this study is to explore the prognostic impact of CRP levels assessed at different time points on functional outcome in a large cohort of thrombolysed acute stroke patients. All thrombolysed stroke patients admitted to our department were entered in an open,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In acute stroke, the DWI-FLAIR mismatch allows for the allocation of patients to the thrombolysis window (<4.5 hours). FLAIR-lesions, however, may be challenging to assess. In comparison, DWI may be a useful bio-marker owing to high lesion contrast. We investigated the performance of a relative DWI signal intensity (rSI) threshold to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Elevated heart rate (HR) is associated with worse outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. Its predictive value in acute stroke patients is less well established. We investigated the effects of HR on admission in acute ischaemic stroke patients. METHODS Using the Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive (VISTA) database,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies examining social work interventions in stroke often lack information on content, methods and timing over different phases of care including acute hospital, rehabilitation and out-patient care. This limits our ability to evaluate the impact of social work in multidisciplinary stroke care. We aimed to quantify social-work-related(More)
Despite the potential benefits of sequential designs, studies evaluating treatments or experimental manipulations in preclinical experimental biomedicine almost exclusively use classical block designs. Our aim with this article is to bring the existing methodology of group sequential designs to the attention of researchers in the preclinical field and to(More)
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