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The results of a collaborative study of bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP) between south-west Germany and western Sweden are reported, comprising 249 children in south-west Germany and 264 children in western Sweden. A severe gross motor disability was present in 65 per cent of the German and 62 per cent of the Swedish children; learning difficulties(More)
UNLABELLED Few data on the incidence of blindness in Germany are available. We analysed causes of legal blindness for the region Württemberg-Hohenzollern (population 5.5 million) in order to help fill in this gap. MATERIAL AND METHODS Population-based investigation on the incidence of legal blindness (visual acuity <1/50) based on materials from the(More)
BACKGROUND Most patients with lymph node-negative breast cancer are cured by locoregional treatment; however, about 30% relapse. Because traditional histomorphologic and clinical factors fail to identify the high-risk patients who may benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy, other prognostic factors are needed. In a unicenter study, we have found that levels of(More)
Patients with circumscribed visual field defects are able to perceive the scotomata immediately while looking at randomly distributed black and white squares (12' x 12') flickering on a VDU with a high frequency (approximately 30 Hz), resulting in a stimulus field comparable to the white-noise field on a TV screen without reception. In 368 eyes of 368(More)
In this third report from the collaborative study of children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy born between 1975 and 1986, aetiology was analysed. Evidence for a prenatal aetiology increased with gestational age, whereas evidence for a peri-/neonatal aetiology decreased. The largest subgroup, the leg-dominated subtype, showed the same distribution of(More)
Epidemiological data of a collaborative study on children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP) between south-west Germany and western Sweden are reported. The study period covered the birth years 1975 to 1986. Overall, the rate of BSCP increased during the birth year periods 1975-77 and 1978-80, but decreased thereafter. The rise was due to an(More)