Agoraphobia (with and without panic disorder) is a highly prevalent and disabling anxiety disorder. Its neural complexity can be characterized by specific cues in fMRI studies. Therefore, we developed a fMRI paradigm with agoraphobia-specific stimuli. Pictures of potential agoraphobic situations were generated. Twenty-six patients, suffering from panic… (More)
Reliable, language-independent, short screening instruments to test for cognitive function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) remain rare, despite the high number of patients affected by cognitive decline. We developed a new, short screening instrument, the Faces Symbol Test (FST), and compared its diagnostic test characteristics with a composite of… (More)
BACKGROUND Ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VAP) is a important intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infection in mechanically ventilated patients. Early and correct diagnosis of VAP is difficult but is an urgent challenge for an optimal antibiotic treatment. The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence and microbiology of… (More)
Innovation in the European Chemical Industry Firms in the European chemical industry have been among the most successful firms world wide. However, they have had to undertake severe restucturing in order to maintain their market position. These efforts focused in particular on strengthening their innovative capability as product and process innovation have… (More)
The authors report a case of chronic bulbar muscular dysfunction in a thyrotoxic man, with complete remission of the symptoms after the use of propranolol, with and without concomitant use of propylthiouracil. Some aspects of this unique complication of hyperthyroidism are discussed.
A case of callosal lipoma with radiologic, angiographic and CT comprovation is discussed under actual knowledge of metabolic and clinical aspect of lipomas. The authors also make considerations about surroundings and genetic factors which would play a role acting especifically with chemical biotrophism on developing cells, affecting the genesis of corpus… (More)
The case of a 5 years old child with association of "moyamoya" and Down syndrome with permeability of internal carotid, of medial and anterior cerebral arteries is reported. The authors postulate the possibility of a microcirculatory disorder in view of the distal lesion including the action of any distribution of the alterations.
The case of a 5 years old child with association of "moyamoya" and Down syndrome with permeability of internal carotid, of medial and anterior cerebral arteries is reported. The authors postulate the possibility of a microcirculatory disorder in view of the distal lesion including the action of any unknown substance which constrictive action could explain… (More)