Lars Dinkelbach

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the striatal presynaptic dopamine transporter (FP-CIT-SPECT) and postsynaptic D2 receptor (IBZM-SPECT) binding in patients with corticobasal syndrome (CBS). BACKGROUND FP-CIT and IBZM are commercially available and approved SPECT tracers for in vivo molecular imaging of pre- and postsynaptic nigrostriatal neuronal degeneration, but(More)
The primary motor cortex (M1) contributes to the acquisition and early consolidation of a motor sequence. Although the relevance of M1 excitability for motor learning has been supported, the significance of M1 oscillations remains an open issue. This study aims at investigating to what extent retrieval of a newly learned motor sequence can be differentially(More)
BACKGROUND Pallidal deep brain stimulation (DBS) is effective in alleviating motor symptoms of medication refractory cervical dystonia, but little is known about effects on cognitive functions. METHODS As part of the first randomized, sham-controlled multicenter trial on DBS in medication-refractory primary cervical dystonia (, number(More)
Cognitive impairments and depression are common non-motor manifestations in Parkinson's disease (PD). Recent evidence suggests that both partially arise via the same frontostriatal network, opening the opportunity for concomitant treatment with non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and(More)
BACKGROUND The introduction of deep brain stimulation (DBS) about 25 years ago provided one of the major breakthroughs in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, a high percentage of patients are reluctant to undergo DBS. Previous research revealed that the critical step on the patient's path to DBS is the decision whether to undergo further(More)
We describe a 48-year-old woman with putaminal gliosis and a sphenoid wing meningioma at the left, who developed dystonia restricted to cervical regions. We propose the following causal chain: the meningioma led to an occlusion of a lenticulo-striatal branch of the middle cerebral artery that caused ventral putaminal ischemia and finally resulting in(More)
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