Arnold L Schroeter

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OBJECTIVES Basal ganglia dysfunction is supposed to play a part in the pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A new computer aided technique for the analysis of hand movements, allowing the detection of subtle motor performance abnormalities, was applied in this study of patients with OCD and healthy controls. METHODS Using a digitising(More)
The clinical, histologic, and immunofluorescent findings in 86 cases of pyoderma gangrenosum seen at the Mayo Clinic between 1970 and 1983 were reviewed. Males and females were affected in equal numbers. The most frequent site of lesions was the leg. Sixty-seven patients (78 per cent) had associated systemic disease, with arthritis and inflammatory bowel(More)
Four patients with recurrent attacks of angioedema, urticaria, and fever were seen. During attacks, body weights increased up to 18% and leukocyte counts reached 108,000/microliters (88% eosinophils). Glucocorticoid therapy caused defervescence, diuresis, and decreased total leukocyte and eosinophil counts. The two children received prednisone(More)
Since 1973, we have identified and collected follow-up data on 16 patients with hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis. Preliminary diagnostic criteria are the presence of typical urticarial skin lesions and low levels of serum complement (all components), plus two of the following: dermal venulitis, arthritis, glomerulo-nephritis, episcleritis or(More)
The diagnosis of movement disorders and the distinction between their possible generation by drug-treatment or illness can be done more objectively by using digitized analyses of hand movements. The aim of this study was to define this method, that is to identify its reliability and the influence of several covariables upon measurements, in healthy(More)
An indirect immunofluorescence assay using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded skin was performed on six biopsies from four patients with eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome) to determine the extracellular localization of eosinophil granule major basic protein (MBP). Serial sections from each biopsy were treated with either affinity(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a multisystem disease believed to be a consequence of entrapment of circulating IgA-containing immune complexes in blood vessel walls throughout the skin, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract. In this direct immunofluorescence study, twenty-five skin biopsy specimens from twenty patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura were examined(More)
Many studies have shown a high prevalence of discrete neuromotor disturbances in schizophrenic patients. It was hypothesized that these disturbances are lateralized and reflect a neurodevelopmental disorder underlying schizophrenia. A new method for assessing subtle motor dysfunction and hemispheric asymmetries is the registration of hand movements with a(More)
A variety of studies have demonstrated that motor disorders, parkinsonism and extrapyramidal motor symptoms (EPMS) are common in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Several studies have reported an association of EPMS with severity, progression and poor prognosis of AD. The majority of these studies used clinical assessments for the rating of EPMS. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a safe and efficacious dosing regimen for the treatment of primary nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) using 5% imiquimod cream. DESIGN Two phase 2 studies were conducted: a 6-week, randomized, open-label, dose-response study evaluating 4 dosing regimens and a 12-week, randomized, vehicle-controlled, double-blind, dose-response study(More)