Jens Allendoerfer

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We compared characteristics and treatment success of ischaemic stroke patients admitted during daytime on working days (office hours) with patients admitted on weekend or nighttime (non-office hours) to test if differences in presentation or restraints of medical care during non-office hours determine outcome in stroke patients. (More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac troponin-I (cTNI) is highly specific biomarker to prove myocardial damage, e.g. in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, it occurs in other conditions as well. We therefore analysed cTNI increase in patients after generalized convulsive seizure. METHODS Consecutive patients admitted with acute generalized convulsive seizure were(More)
BACKGROUND Ischaemic stroke can result from a temporary or permanent occlusion of intracranial arteries. In the hyperacute stage of the disease cerebrovascular ultrasound can be used to determine the vascular pathology, but the significance of very early findings on ultrasound is unclear. The present study aimed to assess the prognostic value of doppler(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a disease with a wide spectrum of symptoms and severity. In this study we analysed the predictive value of clinical signs and symptoms and the contribution of D-dimer measurements for diagnosis. METHODS We evaluated consecutive patients admitted with suspected CVT receiving non-invasive imaging. Symptoms and(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) there is evidence supporting the hypothesis of a change in right-to-left shunt (RLS) over time. Proven, this could have implications for the care of patients with PFO and a history of stroke. The following study addressed this hypothesis in a cohort of patients with stroke and PFO. METHODS The RLS(More)
Accurate assessment of stroke is critical for patient prognosis and selection of appropriate treatment regimens in order to optimize patient outcomes. Advanced neurosonologic techniques are straightforward, portable, and cost-effective, representing significant advantages over other noninvasive imaging modalities for monitoring of the hemodynamic status of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to confirm the diagnostic performance of dynamic myosonography with regard to its reliability to correctly identify fasciculations and to distinguish them from artefacts. Furthermore, interrater agreement regarding the identification of different muscle movements was investigated. METHODS A total of 11 observers analysed(More)
BACKGROUND As previously reported there is evidence for a reduction in right to left shunt (RLS) in stroke patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO). This occurs predominantly in patients with cryptogenic stroke (CS). We therefore analysed factors associated with a shunt reduction on follow-up in stroke patients suffering of CS. METHODS On index event PFO(More)
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