Harald Standhardt

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There is only sparse and ambiguous information about circadian and pulsatile secretion features of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenocortical system in depression. We studied 15 severely depressed (Hamilton Depression Scale 30.4 +/- 6.7) male patients (age 22-72 yr; mean, 47.7 +/- 14.8) and 22 age-matched male controls (age 23-85 yr; mean, 53.1 +/- 18.2).(More)
Endocrine abnormalities of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) have been described repeatedly. However, no data are available on the diurnal cortisol secretory pattern in these major neurodegenerative disorders. Therefore, we studied 24-h pulsatile cortisol secretion in 12(More)
There is compelling evidence for feedback disturbances in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal system associated with human aging as assessed by challenge tests. However, reports about age-related changes in human basal activity are ambiguous and to date little is known about changes in the pulsatile features of the HPA system. To investigate these changes we(More)
The optimal treatment of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae (SDAVF) remains controversial and long-term follow-up data, especially data from multidisciplinary treatment, are rarely available. Thus, long-term outcomes following a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of SDAVF were investigated. The investigation included 26 patients with SDAVF treated(More)
Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus is an effective treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease. There is some evidence that subthalamic stimulation not only affects motor function, but also mood, behaviour and cognition. In the present study we investigated the effects of subthalamic stimulation on psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial(More)
We analysed seventeen patients with septic postoperative spondylodiscitis (POD) who were managed by early microsurgical removal of the infected necrotic tissue, application of a closed suction-irrigation system (for a mean of 6.7 days), and early mobilisation. The POD was diagnosed clinically by elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or C-reactive(More)
There is some evidence that the somatotrophic system in depression, as assessed by basal growth hormone (GH) concentrations and by GH releasing hormone (GHRH) challenge, might be dysfunctional. However, the rather limited data have been inconclusive so far and plasma concentrations of both insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-I) and binding proteins (IGFBP 1(More)
The goal of this study was to clarify pharmacological properties of GABAA receptors in cells of the mouse retinal ganglion cell layer in situ. Spontaneous synaptic currents and responses to exogenous GABA were recorded from individual neurons in retinal whole mounts (postnatal days 1-3) or retinal stripe preparations (postnatal days 4-6). Drugs were applied(More)
Activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenocortical system is a biological core symptom of depression. Although the regulation of cortisol secretion is well studied in this condition, there is no information about the diurnal activity of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) secretion. Therefore, we studied 24-h DHEA plasma concentrations (every 30 min) in(More)
BACKGROUND The management of ruptured C6 aneurysms remains controversial. Detailed long-term outcome data are still lacking. Thus the present study provided a detailed long term follow-up for a multidisciplinary approach combining microsurgical clipping, endovascular embolisation and parent artery occlusion with/without bypass protection. METHODS In our(More)