Hermann Otto

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OBJECTIVES Catatonia is a psychomotor syndrome with concomittant akinesia and anxiety which both respond almost immediately to benzodiazepines such as lorazepam. The benzodiazepine receptor distribution was therefore investigated in akinetic catatonia with single photon emission tomography (SPECT) using iodine-123-iomazenil ((123) I Iomazenil). METHODS(More)
Computed tomography (CT) was performed in 14 cases of tuberculous meningitis (TBM), 12 of which were examined during the acute phase of the disease. CT findings in these cases included internal hydrocephalus (6/12), internal combined with external hydrocephalus (2/12), focal lesions consistent with localized encephalitis (3/12), diffuse brain edema (1/12),(More)
0 ~ ~~~~~ .. 4' The definitions and descriptions are intentionally briefand are designed to assist in the clear delineation of particular types of lesions. They are not intended to be full accounts of the diseases. The definitions are based primarily on morphological characteristics. Pathogenetic and aetiological aspects are taken into consideration where(More)
  • H Otto, I Mieth
  • Respiration; international review of thoracic…
  • 1979
101 cases of idiopathic interstitial lung disease diagnosed by lung biopsy, were reviewed according to clinical and X-ray appearance and especially to their response to steroid therapy. Four morphological inflammatory reactions are distinguished: (1) alveolitis; (2) onion-like mesenchymal proliferation; (3) sarcoid-like lesions, and (4) lymphofollicular(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite increasing use of oral opioids in cancer and non cancer pain, little is known about the effects of long-term opioid therapy on psychomotor performance. This study was designed to investigate the effects of long-term opioid analgesia on attention and reaction time in cancer pain and in non-malignant pain. METHODS Three groups of patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Acupuncture has been claimed to be associated with activation of the endogenous antinociceptive system. The analgesic effects of acupuncture have been ascribed to beta-endorphin interacting with opioid receptors. However, firstly, the release of beta-endorphin into the blood has been proven to be induced by stress, i.e. under(More)
Three epidermal tumors with squamous celled differentiation are described. Two appeared as epidermoid cysts, the other was a squamous cell carcinoma in a 100 year old female patient. Epidermoid cysts of the breast are rare compared to lesions occurring in other regions of the human body. They are important, since malignant transformation is possible in 0.5(More)