Michael S Schoenberg

Learn More
In response to recent publicity regarding the potential use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for reducing tic severity in Tourette's syndrome (TS), the Tourette Syndrome Association convened a group of TS and DBS experts to develop recommendations to guide the early use and potential clinical trials of DBS for TS and other tic disorders. The goals of these(More)
A two-step diagnostic algorithm is recommended to detect Clostridium difficile infections; however, samples are regularly found that are glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) positive but stool toxin negative. In the present single-centre prospective study we focused on these 'difficult-to-interpret' samples and characterized them by anaerobic culture, toxigenic(More)
The use of isolated human liver cells in research and development has gained increasing interest during the past years. The possible application may vary between elucidation of new biochemical pathways in liver diseases, drug development, safety issues, and new therapeutic strategies up to direct clinical translation for liver support. However, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare clinical, imaging, and neuropsychological characteristics and longitudinal course of subjects with pre-mild cognitive impairment (pre-MCI), who exhibit features of MCI on clinical examination but lack impairment on neuropsychological examination, to subjects with no cognitive impairment (NCI), nonamnestic MCI (naMCI), amnestic MCI(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To investigate the clinical features and rates of progression of conditions that are not considered to be normal, but do not fulfill criteria for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS We longitudinally evaluated 269 elderly subjects who did not meet formal criteria for MCI at baseline but had: (1) a clinical history suggesting MCI(More)
Cognitive change following bilateral subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in those with Parkinson's disease (PD) has led to equivocal results. The current study applied a standardized regression-based (SRB) method based on 20 medically managed PD patients and 20 STN DBS PD surgical patients who were administered the Repeatable(More)
Bladder cancer is believed to develop through reversible premalignant stages followed by irreversible steps, and ending in invasive cancer giving rise to distant metastases. Because of the variation in the clinical course it has also been suggested that different forms of cancer develop along different molecular pathways leading to tumor presentations of(More)
Aim Investigation of the compatibility of work and family life for physicians in the Munich metropolitan area. Methods Survey of a representative sample of 1,800 physicians using a questionnaire. Results Men were less satisfied (7% very satisfied vs. 21%) with compatibility between work and family life than women. The group least satisfied overall was(More)
Men frequently relate to women as either "sanctified" and hence, asexual, or as sexual, and therefore "degraded." A case is presented demonstrating a similar finding in a woman. The uncovering of the "Devil-Priest Syndrome" during psychotherapy is described. Some speculations as to the significance of this finding in the understanding of the psychodynamics(More)