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■ J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2003;10:235–243. DOI 10.1197/jamia.M1094. Affiliations of the authors: Department of Medical Informatics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands (MJvdM, HJT, AH); Department of Neurology, Maastricht University Hospital, the Netherlands (JT). Correspondence and reprints: M. J. van der Meijden, Department of Medical Informatics,(More)
Our aim was to put together and test a comprehensive functional MRI (fMRI) protocol which could compete with the intracarotid amytal (IAT) or Wada test for the localisation of language and memory function in patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy. The protocol was designed to be performed in under 1 h on a standard 1.5 tesla imager. We used five(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the validity of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) as a screening and diagnostic scale for depression in Parkinson's disease (PD). PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-three nondemented patients with PD were diagnosed according to a standardized protocol consisting of the depression module of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM axis I(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence rates of child psychiatric diagnoses in a school-based population of children aged 6 to 8 years in the south of the province of Limburg (The Netherlands). METHOD In a two-stage design 1,317 children were screened with the Child Behavior Checklist. From 403 of these children, child psychiatric information was obtained(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of headers and concussions on cognitive impairment in professional soccer players. A group of 84 active professional soccer players from several premier league soccer clubs underwent neuropsychological evaluations. The dose-response relation between the number of headers in one professional season and(More)
CONTEXT Soccer players incur concussions during matches and training sessions, as well as numerous subconcussive blows to the head from impacts with the soccer ball (headers). The combination of soccer-related concussions and the number of headers may be a risk for chronic traumatic brain injury (CTBI). OBJECTIVE To determine whether amateur soccer(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the presence of chronic traumatic brain injury in professional soccer players. METHODS Fifty-three active professional soccer players from several professional Dutch soccer clubs were compared with a control group of 27 elite noncontact sport athletes. All participants underwent neuropsychological examination. The main outcome(More)
In a double-blind placebo-controlled trial, ritanserin (a 5-HT2 receptor blocker) 5 mg/day or placebo was added to the usual medication in 28 patients with narcolepsy during 4 wk. The effect was assessed by means of polysomnography, daily and weekly subjective evaluations, and Multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT). During the night ritanserin increased the(More)
As migraine is associated with an increased risk for ischaemic stroke and peripheral vasospastic disorders, it was hypothesized that interictal vascular changes may be present in migraine patients. Using ultrasound and applanation tonometry, the cardiovascular properties of migraine patients were compared with those of matched control subjects. Vascular(More)
Clumsiness in preschool children may be a precursor to impaired academic performance and psychological and developmental problems. It is assumed that in this age group especially the qualitative aspects (=pattern) of a movement reflect variations in motor development. Currently available motor tests for this age group, however, mostly objectify quantitative(More)