Caspar P. Zwetsloot

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A recent transcranial Doppler study found reduced blood velocity in seven patients during migraine attacks in the middle cerebral artery at the headache side. This would implicate vasodilation of the middle cerebral artery in the pathogenesis of headache in migraine. We attempted to confirm this finding. METHODS We determined blood(More)
The authors report three children who suffered transient loss of speech during six to eight weeks following removal of a large midline cerebellar tumour. None manifested speech difficulties immediately after surgery, but all developed mutism within 24 to 48 hours. The speech of all children slowly but completely recovered, after a period of severe(More)
Sumatriptan, a novel selective 5-hydroxytryptamine1d (5-HT1d) receptor agonist, which is highly effective in the acute treatment of migraine attacks, blocks dural neurogenic plasma extravasation and constricts cranial blood vessels in animal experiments. We measured intra- and extracranial blood flow velocities (BFV) with a transcranial Doppler device in 67(More)
In 16 consecutive patients with clinically suspected and biochemically proven X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), total delay (interval between onset of symptoms and diagnosis) and specialist delay (interval between referral to a specialist and diagnosis) were determined. All patients previously were unaware of the existence of X-ALD in their families.(More)
Centralization of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for acute ischemic stroke in high-volume centers is believed to improve the door-to-needle times (DNT), but limited data support this assumption. We examined the association between DNT and IVT volume in a large Dutch province. We identified consecutive patients treated with IVT between January 2009 and 2013.(More)
A large family with adrenoleukodystrophy is described and the case histories of two clinically symptomatic and related male patients are presented. Clinical, biochemical and genetic screening of their family demonstrated two clinically affected males, one biochemically affected male and five carrier females. Two women were symptomatic; one suffered an acute(More)
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