OBJECTIVE To review the direct DNA testing for Huntington's disease (HD) in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria from 1993 to 1997, and to analyze the population with regard to age structure, gender, and family history. METHODS Twelve laboratories (nine in Germany, two in Austria, and one in Switzerland) recorded data pertaining to repeat number, gender, age… (More)
Traditional paper-and-pencil neuropsychological batteries used to document cognitive deficits in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients lack timing precision. This makes it difficult to accurately measure psychomotor slowing, a central cognitive symptom of MS. Additionally, traditional batteries lack multiple alternate forms necessary to control for practice… (More)
PATIENT Female, 78 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome Symptoms: - MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: Endovascular embolectomy Specialty: Neurology. OBJECTIVE Unknown ethiology. BACKGROUND Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (cHS) is a well known but rare complication after carotid endarterectomy, carotid angioplasty with stenting, and… (More)
In hemiplegics, anosognosia (unawareness of deficit) rests on a mismatch between expected and actual movement: a feedback hypothesis emphasizes sensory deficits or neglect, a feedforward hypothesis postulates impaired intention to move. Anosognosia for other problems is less studied. The authors report a man without sensory deficits who was unaware of… (More)
Tetanus is rare and often forgotten in the diagnostic workup. The diagnosis is mainly based on typical clinical symptoms, because of missing sensitive paraclinical test. As described in our case, a missing bilateral blink reflex may occur in severe tetanus, which should not lead to the rejection of the diagnosis.
Purpose. To characterize indications, treatment, and length of stay in a stand-alone neurological intensive care unit with focus on comparison between ventilated and nonventilated patient. Methods. We performed a single-center retrospective cohort study of all treated patients in our neurological intensive care unit between October 2006 and December 2008.… (More)