Gisela Kuester

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In recent years there has been growing interest in the effect of music as alternative or add-on therapy in different neurological conditions [1]. However, there are only a few reports on its effects on epilepsy [2–4] and, specifically, on refractory epilepsy [5,6]. We recently described a patient with nonconvulsive status epilepticus refractory to(More)
The effect of music in epilepsy has been reported as beneficial but mainly in the interictal condition. There are no reports of the effect of music in an acute condition such as status epilepticus. Herein, we report a remarkable response to music in a patient with medically refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus.
To assess the epidemiology of habitual use of analgesics in South-West Germany (i) urine specimens of employees of a factory, of patients seen by a general practitioner (GP) and of patients attending a renal clinic were examined for paracetamol; (ii) mucosa of the left renal pelvis was examined for the presence of capillary sclerosis as an index of habitual(More)
Unlike interictal Positron Emission Tomography (PET), ictal PET is not regularly used in the study of refractory focal epilepsy, and its usefulness in presurgical evaluations, and prognosis value have not been established. The aim is to present six patients with epilepsy whose PET/CT brain scans showed focal hypermetabolism, and analyze their correlation(More)
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