Claus F Claussen

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A new version of craniocorpography (CCG), called computerized ultrasonographic CCG (Comp-USCCG), has been clinically applied for objective recording, documentation, and quantitative evaluation of abnormal psychomotor activity in psychiatric patients. Implications of this completely new approach to psychopathology are discussed. An original representation of(More)
Cranio-corpo-graphy affords a photographic representation of the patient's "radar-like" movement patterns as he performs the standing (Unterberger, Fukuda) and stepping (Romberg) tests. Of the various parameters used for analysis, a wide angular deviation, i.e., where the patient deflects more than circa 60 degrees away from the sagittal axis, is taken to(More)
Depression is a state of depressed mood characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement. Depression ranges from normal feelings of "the blues" through dysthymia to major depression. Endogenous depression has been identified with a specific symptom complex: psychomotor retardation, early morning awakening, weight loss, excessive guilt, and(More)
The competitive-kinesthetic interaction therapy is based on several clinical observations of patients who are treated with the Brügger therapy in the "Murnau approach" and who are suffering from different pain syndromes in their movement system. These patients reported definite lessening of their tinnitus, including (in some cases) a complete cessation of(More)
We examined the space and temporal distributions of the rotatory evoked brain electrical activity patterns (brain electrical activity mapping of vestibular evoked potentials [VestEP]) in humans. We performed a longitudinal scalp line analysis, transversal line analysis, and clockwise/counterclockwise rotation analysis of the VestEP principal components in(More)
A set of 1,021 patients who were investigated at our Department over the last few years was investigated in this study. Each patient underwent Cranio-Corpo-Graphy, and other related investigations. The patients' CCG's were quantified using a specially developed computer scanning method, and a computerized spreadsheet databank was thus created. Also included(More)
Modern neurootology has proved that many vertigo patients suffer from central dysequilibrium states. As vertigo patients are very frequent amongst our patient population we have to increase our diagnostic as well as therapeutical efforts. Since 1965, eliciting vestibular evoked cortical potentials has been possible. A method of evoked responses based upon(More)
Some 15% of temporal bone fractures are produced by blows to the occiput. The fracture line begins in the posterior fossa, at or near the foramen magnum, and crosses the petrous ridge through the internal auditory canal or the otic capsule. Thus, it is called a transverse fracture. In cases of transverse fractures of the temporal bone, due to automobile(More)
Regulation of the human equilibrium differs from the other, mostly linear, human senses. It consists of a multitude of receptors and an interrelated network that is necessary for data processing as well as for regulatory processes. Thus, the human equilibrium system represents a mixture of hardware and related software interactions. The input is also named(More)