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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)
Sirs: A 44-year-old man suffered from intractable neck pain with irradiation into his left arm due to discogenic compression of the left C7-nerve root. It was decided to treat the patient with CT-controlled periradicular therapy (PRT). The tip of a 22-gauge needle was positioned in the posteriorcaudal corner of the left C6/C7foramen. After adequate position(More)
We aimed to determine long-term disability and quality of life in patients with Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) who required mechanical ventilation (MV) in the acute phase. Our retrospective cohort study included 110 GBS patients admitted to an intensive care unit and requiring MV (01/1999–08/2010) in nine German tertiary academic medical centers. Outcome was(More)
Substantially more women than men develop multiple sclerosis (MS), but information about the effects of MS and gender-specific issues such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, menstruation and hormone use is lacking. A survey study of neurologists' practice patterns was undertaken to elicit information about gender-specific topics and the use of disease-modifying(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)
We report on a woman with a an 8-year history of multiple system atrophy with predominance of parkinsonism who developed jaw-locking oromandibular dystonia within hours after insertion of ill-fitting dentures. Dystonia spread rapidly to involve other facial muscles and the larynx causing stridor with respiratory failure necessitating crush intubation.
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)
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)
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)
A carbapenemase-producing colistin-resistant Klebsiella oxytoca isolate was recovered from a blood culture of a female patient without previous report of risk factors to obtain multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli. A combination of biochemical and molecular methods was used to identify the resistance mechanism of this isolate. Carbapenemase production(More)