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Pallidotomy is now widely performed for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). Preliminary reports of the effect of globus pallidus pars interna deep brain stimulation (GPi DBS) have also been promising. We have analyzed a cohort of 22 consecutive patients enrolled in a multicenter study. Surgery was bilateral in 17 and unilateral in five(More)
OBJECTIVES Chronic high frequency electrostimulation of the globus pallidus internus mimics pallidotomy and improves clinical symptoms in Parkinson's disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the cognitive consequences of unilateral deep brain stimulation. METHODS Twenty non-demented patients with Parkinson's disease (age range 38-70 years) were(More)
Neuropsychological outcome and recovery of a group of 91 patients with moderate-to-severe head injuries were prospectively investigated over a 2 year period, with evaluations at acute hospital discharge at 6 months and 2 years post-injury. A group of 39 trauma patients with injuries to parts of the body other than the head were used as controls. The head(More)
Mortality and morbidity of 158 patients with severe head injury were studied in relation to age, and early (24-h) clinical and computed tomography data. For comparison of outcome data in survivors, a group of 32 patients with traumatic injuries to parts of the body other than the head was used as controls. Within the head-injured group, the mortality rate(More)
Neuropsychological test performance and subjective complaints of 85 patients with moderate to severe head injury were investigated at 6 months postinjury. The neuropsychological test battery included 10 measures of attention, memory, mental flexibility, reaction time, visuoconstruction and verbal fluency. Subjective complaints were assessed using a(More)
In order to plan services for long-term care of those with acquired brain injury (ABI), the prevalence of ABI was investigated by using a postal inquiry sent to a representative sample of general practitioners, of whom 121 cooperated and registered 186 cases. The corresponding estimated prevalence of adults with ABI-related disabilities is 183 per 100 000(More)
Psychomotor slowing in patients with diffuse brain injury frequently underlies impaired cognitive performance on neuropsychological tests, for example, the Stroop Colored Word test. The aim of the present study was to determine the neural basis associated with performance on the Stroop interference subtask in patients with diffuse brain injury. We(More)
Twenty patients with Parkinson's disease (age range 38-70 years) completed the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) 2 months before and 3 months after long-term high-frequency electrostimulation of the globus pallidus internus to improve clinical symptoms. The SIP provides an estimate of perceived quality of life on 12 health-status categories. Neurological(More)
We evaluated personality change following head injury in 68 patients at 6 months postinjury using the NEO Five-Factor Inventory to assess the five personality dimensions of the Five-Factor Model of Personality. All items had to be rated twice, once for the preinjury and once for the current status. Twenty-eight trauma patients with injuries to other parts(More)
We evaluated the neuropsychological status of 13 adults patients with Marfan syndrome. All subjects were administered the same neuropsychological test battery that included nine measures covering a broad range of cognitive abilities such as attention and concentration, learning and memory, and verbal and non-verbal abilities. Compared to a control group of(More)
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