Hansjörgen Bratzke

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Alzheimer's disease is an immutably progressing dementing disorder. Its major pathologic hallmark is the gradual development of neurofibrillary changes in a few susceptible nerve cell types. The cortical changes do not occur inevitably with advancing age. Once the disease has begun, spontaneous recovery or remissions are not observed. The initial changes(More)
Forensic entomology (FE) is increasingly gaining international recognition. In Germany, however, the development of FE has been stagnating, mainly because of the lack of cooperation between police, forensic medicine and entomology. In 1997 a co-operative research project 'Forensic Entomology' was started in Frankfurt/Main at the Center of Legal Medicine and(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a multisystem disorder in which predisposed neuronal types in specific regions of the human peripheral, enteric, and central nervous systems become progressively involved. A staging procedure for the PD-related inclusion body pathology (i.e., Lewy neurites and Lewy bodies) in the brain proposes that the pathological process(More)
The transentorhinal and entorhinal regions of the human brain extend over the ambient gyrus and anterior portions of the parahippocampal gyrus. They are important components of the limbic loop which receives its major afferents from the neocortical sensory association areas and generates powerful efferent projections both directly and via intermediary relay(More)
Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is considered to be the morphological correlate of traumatic brain injury as seen in acceleration/deceleration trauma and is believed to be the main cause for a poor clinical outcome in the absence of detectable intracranial lesions. To estimate the overall incidence of DAI, and since most changes are only seen microscopically to(More)
In recent discussions about potency-enhancing drugs such as sildenafil, health hazards associated with sexual activity have attracted increasing attention (1). In a medicolegal postmortem study performed in the Center of Legal Medicine at the University Hospital in Frank furt/Main over a 33-year period (1972-2004), about 32,000 forensic autopsies revealed(More)
BACKGROUND This study provides an overview on presymptoms and causes of sport-related death and suggests preventive measures. METHODS 29 436 autopsies of the Centre of Legal Medicine at the University of Frankfurt/Main from 1972 to 2001 were analysed and compared with a control group. RESULTS 96 men (95 %, average age 53.3 years) and 5 women (5 %,(More)