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BACKGROUND Hippocampal volume reduction is a well replicated finding in schizophrenia. Evidence indicates a contribution of genetic and environmental factors, especially the influence of obstetric complications to this volume reduction. The aim of this study was to compare hippocampal volume of schizophrenic patients as well as and their relatives with(More)
PURPOSE With the frequent use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), patients with subtle and diffuse symptoms due to small syrinx cavities increasingly present to neurosurgical care. In this respect, a dilated central canal, hydromyelia, must be separated from patients with true syringomyelia with an underlying disorder, as they do not share clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have identified rare genetic variations responsible for many cases of familial breast cancer but their contribution to total breast cancer incidence is relatively small. More common genetic variations with low penetrance have been postulated to account for a higher proportion of the population risk of breast cancer. METHODS AND(More)
OBJECT Because of toxicity at high concentrations, nitric oxide (NO) contributes to spinal cord injury (SCI) secondary lesions. At low concentrations NO modulates nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) activation. The authors investigated the activity of neuronal and endothelial NO synthase (nNOS and eNOS) to determine correlations with NF-kappaB activation and(More)
BACKGROUND Syringomyelia can result in major functional disability. Conventional imaging techniques frequently fail to detect the underlying cause of syringomyelia. The prediction as to whether syringomyelia might lead to neurological deficits is still challenging. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that fractional anisotropy (FA) derived from diffusion tensor(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify reliable predictors of outcome in comatose patients after cardiac arrest using a single routine EEG and standardized interpretation according to the terminology proposed by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. METHODS In this cohort study, 4 EEG specialists, blinded to outcome, evaluated prospectively recorded EEGs in the(More)
BACKGROUND The demographic evolution of Western society together with availability of modern imaging techniques leads to an increasing diagnosis of meningioma patients over 70 years of age. This raises the question of appropriate management of this histologically benign tumour in a geriatric population. DESIGN Forty-three patients aged over 70 years were(More)
BACKGROUND The study was conducted to clarify the presence or absence of fronto-temporal branches (FTB) of the facial nerve within the interfascial (between the superficial and deep leaflet of the temporalis fascia) fat pad. METHODS Eight formalin-fixed cadaveric heads (16 sides) were used in the study. The course of the facial nerve and the FTB was(More)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) remains a challenging topic for clinical oncologists. This study sought to evaluate TNBC versus other breast cancer subtypes with respect to survival parameters. We evaluated possible differences in survival in TNBC by age and by the extent to which evidence-based treatment guidelines were adhered. This German(More)