BACKGROUND Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is currently the eighth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. The often severe side effects, functional impairments and unfavorable cosmetic outcome of conventional therapies for HNSCC have prompted the quest for novel treatment strategies, including the evaluation of nanotechnology to improve e.g.… (More)
Severe head injury with and without peripheral trauma is the most frequent cause of death and of severe disability up to 45 years. Outcome is determined by two major factors, the extent and nature of the irreversible primary brain damage, and the evolving secondary sequelae, which contrary to the former are responsive in principle to therapeutic… (More)
Microsurgical suturing is the standard for cerebral bypass surgery, a technique where temporary occlusion is usually necessary. Non-occlusive techniques such as excimer laser-assisted non-occlusive anastomosis (ELANA) have certainly widened the spectrum of treatment of complex cerebrovascular situations, such as giant cerebral aneurysms, that were otherwise… (More)
Treatment of patients suffering from severe head injury is so far restricted to general procedures, whereas specific pharmacological agents of neuroprotection including hypothermia have not been found to improve the outcome in clinical trials. Albeit effective, symptomatic measures of the preclinical rescue of patients (i.e. stabilization or reestablishment… (More)
Head injury with or without polytrauma is the most important cause of death and severe morbidity in an age bracket of up to 45 years. Two major factors are determining its outcome, the extent and nature of the primary irreversible brain injury, and the subsequently developing manifestations of secondary brain damage, which in principle can be prevented by… (More)
After a brief review of psychophysical contrast effects an example of direct interest to ophthalmologists is illustrated.
This article gives an evaluation of Ernst Mach's contribution during the period from 1865-1868 to the field of sensory physiology with special reference to the development of retinal neurophysiology.
The interest of the usage of the electroretinogram in various fields of general medicine is discussed, with particular regard to endocrinology, ionic changes and neurology. A review from the relevant literature and original contributions from the author's laboratory are reported in detail.