Denise Lahr

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INTRODUCTION Patients with major depression report on severe cognitive deficits but objective neuropsychological test results indicate rather mild problems. In the present study we aimed at investigating neuropsychological performance, subjective complaints, and observer ratings of cognitive abilities in everyday life. METHODS Fifteen patients with major(More)
Ecological assessment and training of real-life cognitive functions such as visual-spatial abilities in patients with epilepsy remain challenging. Some studies have applied virtual reality (VR) paradigms, but external validity of VR programs has not sufficiently been proven. Patients with focal epilepsy (EG, n=14) accomplished an 8-day program in a VR(More)
Although numerous health benefits are associated with running, relatively little is known about long-term effects on the musculoskeletal system. Running places a great deal of repetitive stress on the joints and supporting structures of the lower extremities. Through animal and clinical studies, investigators have attempted to determine whether running(More)
Deep sternal infections also known as mediastinitis are a rare but often fatal complication in cardiac surgery that is still a cause of increased morbidity and mortality and has a significant socioeconomic impact to the health system. Vacuum assisted closure therapy followed by muscular pectoralis plasty is a recently developed technique for the treatment(More)
Topiramate (TPM) is an effective antiepileptic drug (AED). A high proportion of patients, however, experiences cognitive adverse events (CAEs), especially in verbal fluency, memory spans, and working memory. To our knowledge, CAEs of TPM have not been studied systematically in patients with intellectual disability (ID). This may be due to the fact that many(More)
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