Francis Kuntzmann

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The concentrations of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI) and substance-P-like immunoreactivity (SPLI) in lumbar spinal fluid of patients with senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT), multi-infarct syndrome, communicating hydrocephalus and control patients were determined by specific radio-immunoassay. Mean SLI and SPLI levels were significantly(More)
BACKGROUND The cholinergic hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease is the basis of a new class of drugs: acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. These drugs have few side effects, mainly digestive disorders. CASE REPORTS Extra-pyramidal side effects with severe gait disorders were observed in 3 patients with Alzheimer's dementia treated with donepezil. This drug was(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) somatostatin concentrations were measured in 35 aged patients with Parkinson's disease (mean age, 79.5 years) and 11 control subjects (mean age, 82.3 years). In patients with Parkinson's disease the levels of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity were lower than in controls (P less than .02); these values were lowest in the untreated(More)
Since there are divergencies in the thyrotropin (TSH) response to thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) in old age, and since a hypothalamopituitary dysfunction has been suggested in the elderly, we have studied the thyroid function and the TRH responsiveness of TSH and prolactin (PRL) in 56 euthyroid patients over 70 years old, grouped according to age(More)
The concentration of substance-P-like immunoreactivity (SPLI) and somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI) in the lumbar spinal fluid of senile parkinsonian patients (mean age 77.6 +/- 6.7 years) and senile control patients (mean age 83.5 +/- 5.6 years) were determined by specific radioimmunoassays. Mean SPLI and SLI levels in the control group were 8.1 +/-(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to describe the living conditions of disabled elderly subjects aged 75 years and more living at home. DESIGN This study was conducted in 1996-97 in the Alsace region in France and included two parts. First, a sample survey was mailed to 15,600 subjects randomly selected from a pension funds list. This survey provided with a reliable(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the clinical, biochemical, radiological features and the outcome of elderly and young patients with tuberculosis. METHODS Between 1980 and 1997, 83 patients diagnosed as having tuberculosis were treated in two departments of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. They were divided into 42 young (< 65 years) and 41 elderly (> or = 65(More)
The concentrations of delta sleep-inducing peptide (DSIP)-like (DSIP-LI) and P-DSIP-like (phosphorylated, Ser7) immunoreactivity (P-DSIP-LI) were measured by specific radioimmunoassay in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with senile dementia of the Alzheimer type [SDAT, subdivided into early (S1), middle (S2) and late dementia (S3)], multi-infarct(More)