Georg Berding

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Studies of resting regional cerebral glucose consumption (rCMRGlc) in nondemented patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) have produced conflicting results, reporting both reduced and normal metabolism in advanced disease and reduced or normal metabolism after dopaminergic therapy. To investigate these issues, [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron(More)
OBJECT In this study the authors use positron emission tomography (PET) to investigate cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) in chronic hydrocephalus. METHODS Ten patients whose mean age was 67 +/- 10 years (mean +/- standard deviation [SD]) were compared with 10 healthy volunteers who were 25 +/- 3 years of age. Global CBF and CVR(More)
Deficits in attention and arousal play a major role in the clinical presentation of hepatic encephalopathy. Attention deficits arealso the main components of minimal hepatic encephalopathy. The present paper summarizes some findings about attentional and memory dysfunction in hepatic encephalopathy, with reference to basic knowledgeabout normal attention(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate healing of revascularised fibula grafts used for mandibular reconstruction using [18F]fluoride ion and positron emission tomography (PET). Sixteen PET studies in 11 fibula grafts were analysed to determine both blood flow and fluoride influx as a measure of vascularisation and osteogenic activity. Two graft(More)
We report on two 33 years old monozygotic twins with chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) misdiagnosed as schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome, respectively. Although the patients shared several clinical similarities, there were also some clear differences: twin 1 presented initially with an acute episode of a paranoid schizophrenia, while twin 2 suffered from(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Extrapyramidal and cerebellar symptoms belong to the most prominent features of episodic hepatic encephalopathy, and usually decrease upon ammonia-lowering therapy. Rapidly progressing parkinsonian symptoms, which are unresponsive to treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, indicate cirrhosis-related Parkinsonism. This study aims at analyzing(More)
There is growing evidence that hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infection may affect the brain. About half of the HCV-infected patients complain of chronic fatigue irrespective of their stage of liver disease or virus replication rate. Even after successful antiviral therapy fatigue persists in about one third of the patients. Many patients, in addition, report of(More)
BACKGROUND Pathogenic autoantibodies targeting the recently identified leucine rich glioma inactivated 1 protein and the subunit 1 of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor induce autoimmune encephalitis. A comparison of brain metabolic patterns in 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography of anti-leucine rich glioma inactivated 1 protein and(More)
A patient suffering from liver cirrhosis presented with a bradykinetic-rigid syndrome suspected as Parkinson's disease. A detailed work-up of the case revealed hepatic encephalopathy as the cause of the neurological symptomatology. An alteration of striatal dopamine D2 receptor binding and dopamine re-uptake sites was demonstrated by123I-iodobenzamide(More)
This study investigates the incorporation of bone grafts used in maxillofacial surgery by means of [18F]fluoride ion and positron emission tomography (PET). It considers patients who received pedicle grafts for mandibular reconstruction or onlay grafts for alveolar ridge augmentation. Dynamic PET images and arterialized venous blood samples were obtained(More)