Johan L Willemse

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Sequential topographic mapping was performed to differentiate "epileptic" from "non-epileptic" rolandic spikes. Twenty-four children without any indication of organic brain lesion were divided into a group with epilepsy and a group without epilepsy. The group with epilepsy was subdivided into "classical BECT" (benign focal epilepsy of childhood with(More)
A comprehensive prospective clinical study is presented of 75 cases of fetal hypokinesia and congenital contractures of various causes, with neuropathological investigation in 23 cases. With the data of medical history, neurological examination, laboratory tests and neuropathology an exact or probable nosological or syndromal diagnosis could be made in 61(More)
We present a clinical study of 43 macrocephalic children with a normal rate of headgrowth. The aims of the study were an evaluation of the usual criteria of macrocephaly and the drafting of a differentiated approach to the investigation of macrocephalics. Firstly, the value of head measurement in evaluating intracranial volume was assessed. As a golden(More)
A prospective cross-sectional study was performed on hydrocephalic infants and children. MRI was used to assess the state of myelination and to quantify the intracranial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume repeatedly in all children. At the same time, neurodevelopmental testing was performed. A positive correlation was found between the progress of myelination(More)
The clinical correlates of Rolandic spikes were studied in 47 children to determine the significance of this EEG finding to the diagnosis and classification of epilepsy. The children were classified into 'functional' and 'organic' groups, with and without epilepsy. Children with epilepsy were further subdivided into those with Rulandic and those with(More)
The morphology of the rolandic spike, the trough between the rolandic spike and the following slow wave, and of the slow wave itself was quantitatively studied in 43 children, classified into five clinical groups: (a) functional with epilepsy benign focal epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes (BECT) with oropharyngeal seizures or (b) BECT with(More)
The effect of raised intracranial pressure (ICP), due to infantile hydrocephalus, on the process of myelination has been suggested in the literature. In this study 19 hydrocephalic infants were followed-up with anterior fontanelle pressure (AFP) measurement (assessment of ICP), MRI (assessment of the myelination process and the CSF volume), and(More)
The familial occurrence of intracranial aneurysms and the possible relationship with connective tissue disease are discussed. We studied a large family in which seven members presented with aneurysms. Another family member presented with a subarachnoidal hemorrhage. Two other family members each presented with Marfan's syndrome and an unclassified multiple(More)
INTRODUCTION Thrombolytic therapy improves clinical outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke but is compromised by symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage and an unpredictable therapeutic response. In vitro and in vivo data suggest that activation of procarboxypeptidase U (proCPU) inhibits fibrinolysis. AIMS To investigate whether the extent of proCPU(More)
The authors discuss the detection of intracranial aneurysms (IA) by means of intravenous digital angiography (ivDSA) in (a)symptomatic first degree relatives of families in which two or more individuals have IA. ivDSA is an almost noninvasive and low-risk diagnostic procedure. Screening, by means of ivDSA, of two affected families is described. In family I(More)