Margarita Kirschner

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OBJECTIVES There are clinical situations where it might be appropriate to switch patients from immediate-release oxcarbazepine (OXC) to eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL). We investigated the effects of transitioning patients overnight from OXC to ESL. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective, single-center study was conducted in which patients with(More)
Studies investigating cognitive impairment in stroke-free patients with carotid artery stenosis have led to inconsistent results. Furthermore, the pathophysiological mechanism leading to cognitive impairment remains unclear. Cerebral hypoperfusion and arterio-arterial microembolization are discussed. The aims of our study were (1) to delineate patterns of(More)
INTRODUCTION Data on neuropsychological outcome after carotid artery stenting (CAS) remain inconsistent, furthermore cognitive outcome seems to be unpredictable in the individual case. Previous studies reporting improvement or decline might be due to ceiling and floor effects of the applied cognitive tests. We applied cognitive testing before and after CAS,(More)
Subcortical ischemic vascular disease (SIVD) is characterized by extensive white-matter lesions and lacunar infarcts in deep gray matter. The aim of this study was to investigate patterns of cognitive impairment in patients with SIVD. In a retrospective analysis, the authors compared the cognitive performance of 58 patients meeting MRI-defined criteria for(More)
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and Electroencephalography (EEG) have become established tools in routine diagnostics of dementia. We aimed to increase the diagnostic power by combining quantitative markers from SPECT and EEG for differential diagnosis of disorders with amnestic symptoms. We hypothesize that the combination of SPECT with(More)
We explored the current practice with respect to the neuropsychological assessment of surgical epilepsy patients in European epilepsy centers, with the aim of harmonizing and establishing common standards. Twenty-six epilepsy centers and members of "E-PILEPSY" (a European pilot network of reference centers in refractory epilepsy and epilepsy surgery), were(More)
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