Claus F Claussen

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Only in 1992 we had to deal with about 197,731 cases of whiplash injuries due to traffic accidents on the roads of Germany. About 80% recover within a few months. However, about 15%-20% develop the so-called late whiplash injury syndrome with many complaints of the cervico-encaphalic syndrome including headache, vertigo, instability, nausea, tinnitus,(More)
Among 10 284 data files of neuro-otological patients of our neuro-otological data bank NODEC III, 8,6% pertain to children between 0 and 15 years of age. 350 (3,5%) of these are in the age group of 0-5 years, 261 (2,5%) in the group of 6-10 years and 267 (2,6%) in the group of 11-15 years. Modern inner ear functional diagnostic methods combine computerised(More)
Tinnitus is an important complaint or disease or a combination, especially within our aging population. Neurootologists clinically deal with many different disorders of the human cranial senses, of which tinnitus is a very frequent type. With respect to neurootological clinical work, we delineate at least three groups of tinnitus. In bruits, patients(More)
Disorders in vestibulo-ocular functions were studied in 4 patients with olivo-ponto-cerebellar atrophy (OPCA). The phenomenon of habituation, considered as a plastic property of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), was explored with a behavioural paradigm in these patients. When subjected to the habituation paradigm all patients presented a modified response(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)