Michaela Siebert

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Patients with Urbach-Wiethe disease constitute a unique nature experiment as more than half have bilaterally symmetrical damage in the amygdaloid region. Ten such patients were studied neuropsychologically and, nine of them, neuroradiologically with static (CT) and functional imaging techniques [single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and PET].(More)
The objectives of this study were to compare the efficacy and safety of salmeterol xinafoate (50 and 100 microg b.i.d.) with that of placebo, when added to existing therapy, in the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Six hundred and seventy four patients were randomized to receive either salmeterol 50 microg b.i.d.,(More)
BACKGROUND Extraocular motor nerves (Nn. III, IV, VI) are at risk of damage during skull base surgery. A new recording technique was employed in 18 patients suffering from various skull base tumours in order to extend intra-operative EMG monitoring to the extra-ocular muscles. METHODS Selective intra-operative EMG recordings were obtained from(More)
Although EMG recordings from mimic muscles have become the standard for intra-operative facial nerve monitoring, few data are available concerning other motor cranial nerves (MCN). Auditory brainstem responses (ABR) are a proven tool for intra-operative hearing preservation, but have their limitations, suggesting the application of supplementary methods.(More)
We report three unrelated patients with congenital facial nerve palsy and chromosome 22q11 deletion, a condition hitherto poorly recognized. In the first case, facial palsy was associated with aortic coarctation, ductus arteriosus, and ostium secundum atrial septal defect. In the second case, facial palsy was associated with ostium secundum atrial septal(More)
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