H. J. Schmitt

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PURPOSE During presurgical evaluation, 14 patients with medically intractable focal epilepsies underwent magnetoencephalographic (MEG) recordings for focus localization. To increase the number of epileptic discharges required for MEG analysis, we administered methohexital (MHT), a short-acting barbiturate known to provoke epileptic activity. We also(More)
Acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) are leading causes of morbidity and, in developing countries, mortality in children. A multiplex reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) assay was developed to allow in one test the detection of nine different microorganisms (enterovirus, influenza A and B viruses, respiratory syncytial virus [RSV], parainfluenzaviruses(More)
Although pertussis in adults is well documented, opinions differ about incidence of adult disease and about the role of adults as reservoirs of infection. We made use of a prospective household contact study of an acellular pertussis vaccine to collect data about pertussis in adults. All members of families with an index case of pertussis were monitored for(More)
OBJECTIVE Varicella is a common infectious disease, usually benign and self-limited, and complications are believed to be rare. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology of severe varicella complications in immunologically healthy children in Germany. METHODS Information on any admission of children with a severe complication associated(More)
The incidence and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae as a cause of invasive diseases are unknown with regard to most European countries. From January 1997 through December 1998, population-based nationwide prospective surveillance was undertaken for invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children in Germany, based on monthly independent(More)
PURPOSE During presurgical evaluation, 14 patients with medically intractable focal epilepsies underwent magnetoencephalographic (MEG) recordings to localize the epileptogenic focus. To increase the number of epileptiform discharges required for MEG analysis, methohexital a short-acting barbiturate that is known to activate epileptiform activity, was used.(More)
Detection of parvovirus B19 DNA offers diagnostic advantages over serology, particularly in persistent infections of immunocompromised patients. A rapid, novel method of B19 DNA detection and quantification is introduced. This method, a quantitative PCR assay, is based on real-time glass capillary thermocycling (LightCycler [LC]) and fluorescence resonance(More)
BACKGROUND The Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disorders are a group of hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies characterized clinically by peripheral muscle wasting and weakness. We hypothesized that unknown involvement of the muscle used for monitoring neuromuscular block may account for the conflicting reports about the effect of nondepolarizing(More)
We report detection of an epileptic mirror focus approximately 2 h after administration of oral clonidine 150 micrograms in a patient with an intractable complex partial seizure disorder. The specific epileptic activity was documented by electroencephalographic (EEG) and magnetoencephalographic (MEG) recordings. The case illustrates a possible role of(More)