Lorenz Breuer

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BACKGROUND Many patients with stroke are precluded from thrombolysis treatment because the time from onset of their symptoms is unknown. We aimed to test whether a mismatch in visibility of an acute ischaemic lesion between diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) MRI (DWI-FLAIR mismatch) can be used to detect patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Contradictory results were reported for the outcome after endovascular recanalization (ERT) in acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke. We assessed whether a clinical/perfusion CT cerebral blood volume (CBV) mismatch concept (CPM) can identify patients who will benefit from reperfusion therapy. METHODS Imaging and clinical data of 58(More)
INTRODUCTION Only limited data are available on consent and satisfaction of patients receiving specialized neurocritical care. In this study we (i) analyzed the extent of retrospective consent to neurocritical care--given by patients or their relatives--depending on functional outcome one year after hospital stay, and (ii) identified predisposing factors(More)
Neurocardiological interactions can cause severe cardiac arrhythmias in patients with acute ischemic stroke. The relationship between the lesion location in the brain and the occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias is still discussed controversially. The aim of the present study was to correlate the lesion location with the occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias in(More)
INTRODUCTION Misuse of various new psychotropic substances such as ibogaine is increasing rapidly. Knowledge of their negative side effects is sparse. CASE PRESENTATION We present a case of intoxication with the herbal substance ibogaine in a 22-year-old white man. After taking a cumulative dose of 38 g (taken in two doses), he developed visual memories,(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroendocrine changes have been reported after ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and brain trauma. As there are no corresponding data in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) we analyzed various neuroendocrine parameters to investigate possible alterations in hormone profiles of patients with ICH. METHODS Twenty patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of our study was to evaluate flat detector computed tomography angiography with peripheral intravenous contrast material application (FD-CTA) for visualization of cerebral arteries in comparison with intravenous multidetector computed tomography angiography (CTA) and intraarterial digital subtraction angiography (DSA). (More)
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