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Using exploratory factor analysis, we prospectively investigated neuropsychiatric symptoms and structural brain lesions of 47 patients with proven Wilson's disease and identified three subgroups. The first subgroup clinically exhibited bradykinesia, rigidity, cognitive impairment, and an organic mood syndrome and by MRI showed a dilatation of the third(More)
The incidence of nosocomial pneumonia in long-term ventilated patients has been reduced by stress ulcer prophylaxis with sucralfate. In a double-blind trial we studied whether gentamicin administered topically to the oropharynx (OPG) had additional clinical benefits in these patients. 67 critically ill adult patients fulfilled entry criteria for > or = 5(More)
We assessed the functional and structural brain disturbances in Wilson's disease (WD) by evoked potentials (EPs) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). All the 25 neurologically symptomatic and 44% of the 16 asymptomatic patients, assessed by both EPs (n = 48) and imaging (n = 41), had at least 1 abnormality of either prolonged EP conduction times,(More)
Energy metabolism was measured by indirect calorimetry in 86 patients with various forms of renal failure and in 24 control subjects. In patients with acute renal failure with sepsis, oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, and resting energy expenditure were increased (P less than 0.05). In other groups with renal failure (acute renal failure(More)
Forty-two postoperative patients, each with demonstrable failure of two or more vital organ systems, have been studied as they define a syndrome of multiple organ failure. They typify the emerging clinical entity of patients kept alive solely by reason of specific mechanical and pharmacologic support. Trauma initiated hospitalization in 40 per cent and(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS In patients with Wilson's disease presenting with liver involvement, the correct diagnosis is often missed or delayed. The aim of this study was to find an algorithm for diagnosis of this difficult patient group. METHODS Clinical and laboratory findings of 55 patients with Wilson's disease were evaluated at diagnosis before treatment.(More)
Sensory evoked potentials are markedly changed in patients with fulminant liver failure. It is unknown, however, whether serial recordings of sensory evoked potentials provide useful prognostic informations for patient management in fulminant liver failure. Ninety recordings of bilateral median nerve-stimulated short- and long-latency sensory evoked(More)
Risk factor control has been shown to reduce the incidence of coronary events in patients with or without preceding infarction. Secondary prevention should therefore be borne in mind by every cardiologist. In order to test this concept and/or to promote secondary prevention in our country, the following survey was conducted by our working group for(More)
Prediction of individual outcome after cardiopulmonary resuscitation is of major medical, ethical, and socioeconomic interest but uncertain. We studied the early predictive potency of evoked potential recording after cardiac arrest in 66 resuscitated patients who returned to spontaneous circulation but were unconscious and mechanically ventilated. Detailed(More)
The aim of the study was to test the clinical value of attenuation-corrected (AC) thallium-201 single-photon emission tomography using a moving gadolinium-153 line source in a group of patients in whom coronary angiography was planned because of clinically suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Furthermore, we wanted to test the impact of AC on assessment(More)