Christian Beyer

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Computed tomographic-angiography (CT-A) is becoming more accepted in detecting intracranial circulatory arrest in brain death (BD). An international consensus about the use and the parameters of this technique is currently not established. We examined intracranial contrast enhancement in CT-A after clinically confirmed BD, compared(More)
CSF dynamics were determined as a function of intracranial pressure in patients with pseudotumor cerebri. Servocontrolled variable rate lumbar infusions were used to determine net CSF-absorptive capacities and resting pressures in 10 patients; serial studies were done in 5 of the patients. Nearly all of the patients had abnormally low CSF-absorptive(More)
To evaluate the risk of definitive intracranial microsurgical aneurysm obliteration as a function of the timing of the operative intervention, we retrospectively reviewed 106 consecutive patients in good clinical condition who underwent such surgery. The patients who were operated upon within the first 8 days of their most recent subarachnoid hemorrhage(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the effect of the implementation of statin and magnesium treatment on delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and 14 day mortality in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS Retrospective, single-center, observational case control study. One hundred SAH patients received either simvastatin and magnesium, solely statin or no(More)
INTRODUCTION A common drawback of many anticancer therapies is non-specificity in action of killing. We investigated the potential of ultra-low intensity and frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) to kill breast cancer cells. Our criteria to accept this technology as a potentially valid therapeutic approach were: 1) cytotoxicity to breast cancer(More)
Servo-controlled variable-rate lumbar infusions were performed in 11 children with presumed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) absorptive defects. The CSF dynamics were determined as a function of intracranial pressure in terms of CSF absorptive capacity and resting pressure. These physiological measurements showed poor correlation with traditional clinical signs.(More)
The intravascular use of the rapidly polymerizing acrylic compound, isobutyl 2-cyanoacrylate (IBC), in 10 patients with intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is described. The monomer was introduced into each malformation at craniotomy using angiographic control and microvascular dissection technique to identify, isolate, and inject the major(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis (SSc)-overlap syndromes are a very heterogeneous and remarkable subgroup of SSc-patients, who present at least two connective tissue diseases (CTD) at the same time, usually with a specific autoantibody status. OBJECTIVES To determine whether patients, classified as overlap syndromes, show a disease course different from(More)