Ingo-W. Husstedt

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The objective of this study was to evaluate immune cytokine expression in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1)-associated dementia (HAD) using a novel cytokine array assay. HIV-1 induces a condition resembling classical subcortical dementia, known as HAD. The immune mechanisms contributing to HAD have not been(More)
HIV-associated dementia and its precursors are frequently observed complications of HIV infection, even in the presence of combination antiretroviral treatment (cART). The development, surveillance and treatment of this condition are still not completely understood. Cytokines, as immunological transmitters, may be one key to gaining a deeper understanding(More)
Evaluation of the analgesic effect after a single application of the capsaicin 8 % cutaneous patch (Qutenza™) in 37 patients suffering from painful, distal symmetric polyneuropathy (PNP) for an average of 5 years. Patients ranged from 40 to 78 years of age and 22 subjects were HIV-positive. Patients were observed 4 weeks prior to 12 weeks post(More)
Sirs: The so-called “common variable immunodeficiency syndrome” (CVID) is the most common symptomatic primary antibody deficiency syndrome leading to a significantly increased risk of bacterial and viral infections as well as granulomatous and autoimmune diseases [1, 4]. Four groups of patients can be identified: those with (a) absence of B-cells, (b)(More)
Drug-induced headache is well known to resul from the abuse of compounds taken for the treatment of primary headache. The features of drug-induced headache depend on various features including the availability of drugs, the regional health system, and psychogenic factors of the patients. We performed a retrospective study on a series of 257 consecutive(More)
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