Claudia Barthel

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The automated MagNA Pure DNA extraction method for Chlamydia trachomatis was compared with the manual Cobas Amplicor protocol using 100 microL of input sample volume from 964 specimens. Agreement between protocols was 96.1%. The automated extraction method had a sensitivity of 99% and a specificity of 100%. Amplification inhibition observed after manual(More)
BACKGROUND Freezing of gait (FOG) is a mysterious, complex and debilitating phenomenon in Parkinson's disease. Adequate assessment is a pre-requisite for managing FOG, as well as for assigning participants in FOG research. The episodic nature of FOG, as well as its multiple clinical expressions make its assessment challenging. OBJECTIVE To highlight the(More)
BACKGROUND Only about 30 cases of borrelial lymphocytoma (BL) with identification of the causative species of Borrelia have been published to date, mainly from Eastern or Central European countries. OBJECTIVES To identify the species of B. burgdorferi complex responsible for BL in France. METHODS Nine patients with BL acquired in France and for whom(More)
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