Carsten Lorenz

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Schizotypal traits are phenotypic risk factors for schizophrenia, associated with biological changes across a putative schizophrenia spectrum. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that brain structural changes in key brain areas relevant to this spectrum (esp. medial and lateral prefrontal cortex) would vary across different degrees of schizotypal trait(More)
While schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have been assumed to share phenotypic and genotypic features, there is also evidence for overlapping brain structural correlates, although it is unclear whether these relate to shared psychotic features. In this study, we used voxel-based morphometry (VBM8) in 34 schizophrenia patients, 17 euthymic bipolar I disorder(More)
Excessive bleeding after dental procedures are one of the most frequent complications occurring in patients with hereditary bleeding disorders. In this retrospective study we collected data from 10 years of experience in the oral care of patients with congenital haemorrhagic disorders in three Italian Hemophilia Centers. Between 1993 and 2003, 247 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic variation in the gene encoding ZNF804A, a risk gene for schizophrenia, has been shown to affect brain functional endophenotypes of the disorder, while studies of white matter structure have been inconclusive. METHOD We analysed effects of ZNF804A single nucleotide polymorphism rs1344706 on grey and white matter using voxel-based(More)
Early intervention research in schizophrenia has suggested that brain structural alterations might be present in subjects at high risk of developing psychosis. The heterogeneity of regional effects of these changes, which is established in schizophrenia, however, has not been explored in prodromal or high-risk populations. We used high-resolution MRI and(More)
Hippocampal pathology has been shown to be central to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and a putative risk marker for developing psychosis. We applied both (1)H MRS (proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy) at 3Tesla and voxel-based morphometry (VBM) of high-resolution brain structural images in order to study the association of the metabolites glutamate(More)
Occupational reintegration after coronary heart disease of patients who are insured by the German workers pension (Arbeiterrentenversicherung) succeeds in 40-60% of the recorded cases. Patients who were not able to return to work after finishing their regular cardiac rehabilitation took part in a program called "Intensivierte Nachsorge (INA)". INA is an(More)
In a prospective study carried out at a pulmonary clinic over a period of 14 months a side-effect rate of medicaments running to 22.67% was found out in 878 patients continuously admitted to the clinic. The acquisition of the side-effects of medicaments on the condition of a maximum patient compliance was realized by means of computer-oriented(More)
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