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To compare frequency and degree of orthostatic hypotension (OH) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Parkinson’s disease with dementia (PDD) and its effect on attention and word fluency, blood pressure (BP) and heart rate changes during tilt were determined in 10 PD and 8 PDD patients. Attention and word fluency were evaluated in supine and tilted position using(More)
The authors describe a clear cell chondrosarcoma of the larynx. The clear cell type is a rare variant of chondrosarcoma that only twice has been reported in this localization. The light-microscopic diagnosis of the actual case was confirmed by immunohistochemical results, in particular by positive staining for S-100 protein and collagen type II, and(More)
To evaluate the influence of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) epsilon4 allele on the age at which Alzheimer-like lesions appear in the brain, we analyzed the degree of cerebral beta-amyloidosis and neurofibrillary tangle formation in the hippocampal formation and adjacent cortical areas 28, 27, and 36 of persons who had died between the ages of 50 and 93 years(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of penetrating injuries to soft tissues does not require surgical excision of shrapnel. Metals usually remain inert and do not cause damage and are therefore left in soft tissue. OBJECTIVE Characterization of delayed reaction to shrapnel retained for many years in soft tissue. PATIENTS Four patients sustained penetrating injuries to(More)
Duodenal levodopa infusion represents an effective strategy to manage motor and non-motor complications in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, most published clinical series regard small numbers of patients and do not exceed 1 year follow-up. In this multi-national observational cohort study conducted in seven specialised PD clinics(More)
Electrodiagnostic evaluation of diaphragmatic function has consisted of phrenic nerve stimulation and surface or esophageal recordings of the electrical activity of the diaphragm. Needle electromyography of the diaphragm has rarely been reported because of the perceived danger of this procedure. We describe a new technique for needle electromyography of the(More)