Heike Martens-Le Bouar

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AIM To describe the symptoms, signs, findings and prognosis in children suffering simultaneously from polyradiculoneuritis and myelitis. METHODS Retrospective review of eight patients aged 2 to 13 years out of 210 patients with polyradiculoneuritis reported from 70 hospitals. Diagnostic criteria for polyradiculoneuritis were: flaccid paresis with loss of(More)
AIMS To investigate the pathophysiology of pharmacoresistant epilepsies with cryptogenic generalised tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) from infancy. METHODS 18F-Deoxy-Glucose-Positron Emission Tomography 18FDG-PET) with statistical parametric mapping (SPM). Inclusion criteria were: pharmacoresistant chronic epilepsy with GTCS commencing in infancy, no focal(More)
Cerebral positron emission tomography (PET) in children often requires sedation. This study evaluated sedation-associated effects on cerebral glucose metabolism in 30 children with severe myoclonic epilepsy as investigated by cerebral (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET. Prior to the PET acquisition, 24 children underwent propofol sedation. Pixel-based(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether, and if so, how psychosocial topics are discussed between parents and pediatricians. METHODS Thirty well-child visits at eight pediatricians' practices in southwest Germany were video recorded. Conversations were analyzed. RESULTS Although psychosocial topics were frequently touched upon, they were rarely thoroughly(More)
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