Carl Ellenberger

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Spasticity is a common neurologic condition in patients with multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy or an injured spinal cord. Animal studies suggest that THC has an inhibitory effect on polysynaptic reflexes. Some spastic patients claim improvement after inhaling cannabis. We tested muscle tone, reflexes, strength and performed EMGs before and after(More)
We have carefully studied, by quantitative oculography, a patient with the nystagmus blockage syndrome (NBS), and two patients with a similar disorder of eye movements that might be mistaken clinically for NBS. Our recordings revealed two distinctly different abnormalities present in a single patient with NBS. Our NBS patient exhibited congenital nystagmus(More)
Downbeat nystagmus in primary position and oscillopsia resulted from nutritional deficiency during prolonged intravenous therapy of a patient with hyperemesis gravidarum. Wide bandwidth infrared oculography demonstrated a pseudocycloid nystagmus waveform with an increasing-velocity exponential slow phase. Because the oscillopsia decreased and the nystagmus(More)