J S Peter van den Berg

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OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of multidisciplinary ALS care on the quality-of-life (QoL) in patients with ALS and their caregivers. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 208 patients with ALS and their caregivers were interviewed. QoL was assessed using the 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and two visual analogue scales (VAS). Criteria for(More)
A case-control study was carried out to investigate whether type III collagen deficiency plays a role in the pathogenesis of spontaneous cervical arterial dissections. In 16 patients with spontaneous cervical arterial dissections and in 41 healthy controls, protein analysis of type III collagen (ratio of type III/type I collagen) was performed. Furthermore,(More)
IMPORTANCE Intra-arterial treatment (IAT) for acute ischemic stroke caused by intracranial arterial occlusion leads to improved functional outcome in patients treated within 6 hours after onset. The influence of treatment delay on treatment effect is not yet known. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of time from stroke onset to the start of treatment and(More)
A 19-month-old girl presented with severe neurologic symptoms associated with exanthem subitum. Human herpesvirus type 7 (HHV-7) DNA was detected in the CSF and serum, and supported by serologic studies. The patient was diagnosed with encephalopathy due to an acute HHV-7 infection. Neuron-specific enolase in the CSF was strongly elevated during the acute(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the proportion of patients with an ischemic stroke that received intravenous (IV) thrombolytic treatment, and reasons why patients are not treated. METHODS A prospective registry of all patients with an ischemic stroke admitted to our emergency department (ED). RESULTS A total of 286 patients with an ischemic stroke were(More)
A reduced production of type III collagen has been reported in previous studies to be associated with intracranial aneurysms. The purpose of this prospective case-control study was to assess the possible role of a reduced type III collagen production as a risk factor for having an intracranial aneurysm. The study group consisted of 41 consecutively admitted(More)
INTRODUCTION In the Netherlands, rehabilitation care plays an important role in the symptomatic and palliative treatment of ALS patients. However, until 1999 there were no guidelines or practice parameters available for the management of ALS. Therefore, the Dutch protocol for rehabilitative management in ALS was developed. We describe the development(More)
BACKGROUND In the Netherlands, rehabilitation medicine plays an important role in the symptomatic and palliative treatment of ALS patients. Detailed information about the actual care of ALS patients in the Netherlands and about the attitude of consultants in rehabilitation medicine towards the management of this disease was lacking. OBJECTIVE To obtain(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We sought to determine whether there are mutations in the COL3A1 gene in patients with saccular intracranial aneurysms with a type III collagen deficiency and whether there is an association between a marker in the COL3A1 gene and saccular intracranial aneurysms. One of the heritable factors possibly involved in the pathogenesis of(More)