Dimitri Hemelsoet

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BACKGROUND Polycystic lipomembranous osteodysplasia with sclerosing leukoencephalopathy (PLOSL), or Nasu-Hakola disease, is a presenile dementia associated with loss of myelin, basal ganglia calcification, and bone cysts. It is caused by recessively inherited mutations in two genes encoding subunits of a cell membrane-associated receptor complex: TREM2 and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Data on the prevalence of Fabry disease in patients with central nervous system pathology are limited and controversial. In this study, we assessed the prevalence of Fabry disease in young patients presenting with cerebrovascular disease in Belgium. METHODS In this national, prospective, multicenter study, we screened for Fabry(More)
There is ample evidence from randomized trials that for patients with stroke, stroke unit care is superior to care in general medical or neurological wards. This evidence, which has been adopted by international guidelines has to be implemented into daily stroke care. This consensus document prepared by the Belgian Stroke Council provides a set of minimum(More)
Hyperhomocysteinemia is generally acknowledged as a treatable risk factor for atherotrombotic diseases, but a causal relationship between both is not yet definitively established. Hyperhomocysteinemia originates from a deviation in the methionine-homocysteine metabolism including disturbances of enzymes, vitamin deficiencies and different other factors.(More)
BACKGROUND Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), one of the most profound and influential modern philosophers, suffered since his very childhood from severe migraine. At 44 he had a mental breakdown ending in a dementia with total physical dependence due to stroke. From the very beginning, Nietzsche's dementia was attributed to a neurosyphilitic infection.(More)
Closely examining the effects, optimal regime and time window of prism adaptation (PA) promotes guidelines for effective rehabilitation practice. The effects of short-term repetitive PA on spatial neglect manifestations were evaluated in patients with heterogeneous post-stroke delays, using a digital Visuospatial Neglect Test Battery. Subsequently,(More)
A neural hallmark of developmental stuttering is abnormal articulatory programming. One of the neurophysiological substrates of articulatory preparation is the contingent negative variation (CNV). Unfortunately, CNV tasks are rarely performed in persons who stutter and mainly focus on the effect of task variation rather than on interindividual variation in(More)
OBJECTIVE In the Belgian Fabry Study (BeFaS), the prevalence of Fabry disease was assessed in 1000 young patients presenting with stroke, unexplained white matter lesions or vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia. The results of the BeFaS suggested that Fabry disease may play a role in up to 1% of young patients presenting with cerebrovascular disease. However, the(More)
A 49-year-old man presented with episodic hypothermia many years after sustaining a contusional brain injury. Brain magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated the destruction of the anterior parts of the corpus callosum without hypothalamic lesions. Nevertheless, delayed hypothalamic dysfunction at the neurotransmitter level is the probable pathophysiological(More)
Though the genetic background of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke is often polygenetic or multifactorial, it can in some cases result from a monogenic disease, particularly in young adults. Besides arteriopathies and metabolic disorders, several connective tissue diseases can present with stroke. While some of these diseases have been recognized for(More)