Isabel Oster

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BACKGROUND Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is one of the most frequent causes for hospitalisation in childhood. Because of different guidelines in the management the diagnostic approach varies substantially. Apart from neuroimaging studies (CT, MRI, sonography) an electroencephalogram (EEG) is often performed without any evidence-based data supporting(More)
The contribution of inert gases to the risk of central nervous system (CNS) oxygen toxicity is a matter of controversy. Therefore, diving regulations apply strict rules regarding permissible oxygen pressures (Po(2)). We studied the effects of nitrogen and helium (0, 15, 25, 40, 50, and 60%) and different levels of Po(2) (507, 557, 608, and 658 kPa) on the(More)
STUDY PURPOSE To analyse the management of minor traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in paediatric hospitals in Germany. METHODS An electronic survey was sent to 72 children hospitals. RESULTS All participating (45/72; 62.5 %) hospitals had facilities to perform an electroencephalogram (EEG), 98 % cranial ultrasonography, 94 % MRI studies, and 87 % a CT scan.(More)
BACKGROUND The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widespread in children with cancer and is poorly regulated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Case report. RESULTS We describe a case of severe cyanide poisoning arising from CAM use. A severely agitated, encephalopathic, unresponsive 4-year-old boy (initial Glasgow Coma Scale of 3) with a history(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY PURPOSE High resolution imaging modalities and electroencephalographic studies (EEG) are used in the assessment of children with headaches. We evaluated the role of cerebral MRI (cMRI) and EEG in the initial assessment of children with headache as the chief complaint of initial presentation. METHODS A retrospective chart analysis was(More)
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