Christian Stenzel

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Thrombolytic therapy of acute ischemic stroke can be successful only as long as there is penumbral tissue perfused at rates between the thresholds of normal function and irreversible structural damage, respectively. To determine the proportion of tissue at risk of infarction, cerebral perfusion was studied in 12 patients with acute ischemic stroke who(More)
Between March 1996 and December 1997, 15 consecutive patients with carotid artery occlusion diagnosed with duplex sonography were treated with intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA), following a protocol similar to that of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) study. On the basis of ultrasound findings,(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal therapy of vertebrobasilar ischemic stroke is under debate. In the case of underlying basilar artery occlusion, intra-arterial thrombolysis is recommended. Because this pathologic condition is rarely found and the procedure is time consuming and restricted to specialized centers, the question arises whether early intravenous(More)
Anatomical investigations were carried out on 39 human brains ranging in age from the 29th week of development to the 70th year of life. It was demonstrated that myelination, as a prerequisite for functional maturation, takes place during the 1st year of life. Functional maturation was analyzed with electrophysiological techniques. Normal development(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Controlled multicenter studies have demonstrated the efficacy of systemic recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rtPA) treatment in selected cases of acute ischemic stroke. The feasibility of this therapeutic option in clinical practice was assessed in a community-based approach. METHODS We offered rtPA treatment to stroke(More)
Whether 'malignant' brain edema following ischemic stroke is due to or aggravated by reperfusion and therefore more frequent after thrombolytic therapy of stroke is still under debate. From 3/96 to 1/97, we treated 51 patients with acute supratentorial stroke within 3 h after symptom onset with rt-PA following a protocol similar to the NINDS study. The(More)
We describe a form of method-call interception (MCI) that allows the programmer to superimpose extra functionality onto method calls at run-time. We provide a reference semantics and a reference implementation for corresponding language constructs. The setup applies to class-based, statically typed, compiled languages such as Java. The semantics of MCI is(More)
Over the next decade, the Internet and related technologies will revolutionize the administrative and clinical practices of ambulatory care, enhancing the ability of physicians to provide quality care, enabling "virtual care teams" to help patients deal effectively with acute episodes and chronic conditions, and reducing the cost of care. Like any major(More)
Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (PWCs) completed and returned by mail a brief survey of open- and closed-ended items designed to assess their utilization and preferences for a variety of services. A total of 984 middle-aged adults diagnosed with Chronic Fatique Syndrome (CFS) from across North America returned the survey. During the past 12 months,(More)