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We evaluated the concentration of antineuronal antibodies in paired cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum samples from 19 patients with central and peripheral paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNS), using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) employing recombinant antineuronal antigens (HuD, Yo, Ri, CV2/CRMP5, amphiphysin, PNMA2/Ma2). The specific(More)
BACKGROUND Well characterised antineuronal antibodies (ANAbs) have been shown to be highly specific markers of neurological syndromes with a paraneoplastic aetiology. Previous reports indicate that pure motor neuron disease (MND) is rarely of paraneoplastic origin. OBJECTIVE To screen systematically for the prevalence of well characterised paraneoplastic(More)
BACKGROUND Periprosthetic infections remain a devastating problem in the field of joint arthroplasty. In the following study, the results of a two-stage treatment protocol for chronic periprosthetic infections using an intraoperatively molded cement prosthesis-like spacer (CPLS) are presented. METHODS Seventy-five patients with chronically infected knee(More)
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