According to Hallam's habituation theory of tinnitus, most of the suffering caused by tinnitus is due to difficulties in habituation to the perceived tinnitus sound. Thus tinnitus complainers are assumed to display a less pronounced habituation as compared to tinnitus non-complainers. In the present study, an experimental test of this theory was undertaken… (More)
OBJECTIVE The efficacy of cognitive-behavioral training in a therapist-administered group format (TG) and a self-help format (SH) for children with recurrent headache was compared. METHODS A total of 77 children (10-14 years) were randomly assigned to TG (n=29), SH (n=27) and a waiting-list control group (WC; n=19). TG consisted of eight 90-min sessions… (More)
Functional evidence exists for a nose-brain pathway for the neuropeptide cholecystokinin-8 (CCK-8S). The transport mechanism, however, remains still unclear. Previous studies indicate a saturable dose-response curve on the magnitude of the late positive complex of the auditory event-related potential (AERP) with increasing doses of intranasally administered… (More)
The gut and brain peptide cholecystokinin (CCK) has been found to improve controlled stimulus processing and attention as indicated by the late positive complex (LPC) of the event-related brain potentials (ERPs). A direct nose-brain pathway for cortical effects of intranasally administered CCK-8S has been described, although the precise transmission within… (More)
BACKGROUND Pain perception is a central aspect of the multidimensional model of chronic pain. Up to now, validated measurement tools are lacking in the German language for measuring pain perception in adolescents. The aim of this study was to examine and adapt the well-established Pain Perception Scale for Adults by Geissner (SES) for use in adolescents… (More)
An operation for the correction of swallowing and voice following paralysis of the vagus nerve is described. The operation is divided into four parts which are performed either in one or two stages. These include: 1. extramucosal myotomy of the pars fundiformis of the cricopharyngeus muscle; 2. correction of vocal cord paralysis by the rotation of the… (More)
We describe a patient with a neoplasm closely mimicking a glumous jugulare tumour with regard to both clinical and radiological presentation. The tumour was removed by the transmastoid route. Only after histological examination of the excised neoplasm could the diagnosis of angioma be made. No other case of this nature has been found in the literature.
Report on three cases with cluster headache for a period of 10 to 20 years, respectively. This was healed by resection of the greater petrosal nerve. In these patients the nerve was found in a bony canal of a length of 5 to 6 mm between the geniculate ganglion and the facial nerve hiatus. In this region the nerve was blurred free, luxated from the canal,… (More)