Günther Schwendemann

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Numerous preclinical findings and a clinical pilot study suggest that recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) provides neuroprotection that may be beneficial for the treatment of patients with ischemic stroke. Although EPO has been considered to be a safe and well-tolerated drug over 2 decades, recent studies have identified increased(More)
PURPOSE Cognitive disorders are common in MS patients without any generally recommended treatment. Recent brain imaging studies show considerable neuroplasticity for cognitive tasks in MS patients, but also brain atrophy already early in the disease progression. We explored the benefits of a home-based cognitive training program for memory and working(More)
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is characterized clinically by recurrent cerebral infarcts, subcortical dementia and pseudobulbar palsy, and morphologically by a granular degeneration of cerebral and, to a lesser degree, extracerebral blood vessels. We present morphological findings in a(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to investigate the diagnostic impact of skin biopsies in CADASIL patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight consenting CADASIL patients belonging to a German-Caucasian kindred were assessed clinically, genetically, by MRI and skin biopsy. Skin biopsy results were compared to 5 patients suffering from sporadic leucoencephalopathies(More)
In addition to ependymal epithelial cells, numerous tanycytes are found along the entire central canal of the mouse. These tanycytes are arranged in clusters in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar segments of the spinal cord. In the conus medullaris, tanycytes separate and ensheath bundles of myelinated and unmyelinated axons; their processes take part in the(More)
Chronic progressive of relapsing inflammatory polyneuropathy (CRIP) can be treated effectively with immunosuppressive drugs and/or plasma exchange (PE). This report describes a patient who responded dramatically and reproducibly to PE during four successive relapses and remained in remission while on medical immunosuppression with azathioprine and(More)
Factors which determine the pathogenesis and course of Toxoplasma encephalitis are poorly understood. In the present study, the influence of genetic factors in congenic B10 and BALB mice of H-2q, H-2k, and H-2b haplotypes was examined following oral infection with a low-virulence strain of Toxoplasma gondii (DX). There were striking differences among these(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whole brain and central brain atrophy as well as their differential relation to memory, cognitive performance, fatigue, depression and quality of life in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). METHODS A 3D flow compensated gradient recalled T1-weighted MRI was acquired in 45 RRMS patients. An automated analysis(More)
The binding specificities of two monoclonal antiglioma antibodies (MAB) derived from hybrids GE2 and BF7 (Schnegg et al. 1981) were tested by indirect immunofluorescence (IF) and two immunoperoxidase (IP) methods. Studies were done on biopsies from 33 human CNS tumors, human derived glioma cells, and N-ethylnitrosourea-induced neurogenic rat cells in(More)
In recent years a consensus has been reached about the neuroanatomical substrate of verbal memory, but this state of knowledge has not yet been implemented in clinical practice. One reason for this may be that most of the neuroscientific studies on verbal memory used different neuropsychological instruments and that only a small set of patient groups with(More)