Christine Helfer

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BACKGROUND Neurogenic dysphagia is one of the most frequent and prognostically relevant neurological deficits in a variety of disorders, such as stroke, parkinsonism and advanced neuromuscular diseases. Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is now probably the most frequently used tool for objective dysphagia assessment in Germany. It allows(More)
Die neurogene Dysphagie gehört zu den häufigsten und zugleich bedrohlichsten Symptomen einer Vielzahl neurologischer Erkrankungen, wie etwa dem Schlaganfall, den Parkinson-Syndromen und verschiedenen neuromuskulären Erkrankungen. Die flexible endoskopische Evaluation des Schluckakts (FEES) stellt heute in Deutschland die wahrscheinlich am häufigsten(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) chiefly affects patients of Arabic, Jewish, Armenian or Turkish origin and takes the form of recurrent episodes of peritonitis, arthritis or pleurisy. Periarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a vasculitis affecting elderly people and manifested by a general deterioration, unexplained fever and peripheral neuropathy or muscular(More)
We report the clinical and pathological findings in a young female patient who was a chronic drug addict for over eight years. In 1984, she presented with tricuspid endocarditis and three years later, was found to have irreversible pulmonary hypertension. Post-mortem examination revealed not only persistent tricuspid endocarditis and evidence of repeated(More)
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