Michel J A M van Putten

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The objective of this review was to compare and to discuss the results of studies that investigated the ability of drugs to improve motor recovery after stroke by influencing dopamine, norepinephrine, or serotonin concentrations in the brain. A systematic literature search up to January 2009 was conducted in MEDLINE, Pubmed, EMBASE and in the database of(More)
OBJECTIVE Event-related desynchronization (ERD) or synchronization (ERS) refers to the modulation of any EEG rhythm in response to a particular event. It is typically quantified as the ratio between a baseline and a task condition (the event). Here, we focused on the sensorimotor mu-rhythm. We explored the effects of different baselines on mu-power and ERD(More)
OBJECTIVE Removal of brain tissue showing high frequency oscillations (HFOs; ripples: 80-250Hz and fast ripples: 250-500Hz) in preresection electrocorticography (preECoG) in epilepsy patients seems a predictor of good surgical outcome. We analyzed occurrence and localization of HFOs in intra-operative preECoG and postresection electrocorticography(More)
OBJECTIVE In common peripheral neuropathies, sensory symptoms usually prevail over motor symptoms. This predominance of sensory symptoms may result from higher sensitivity of sensory axons to ischemia. METHODS We measured median nerve compound sensory action potentials (CSAPs), compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs), and excitability indices in five(More)
In the human brain, ≈30% of the energy is spent on synaptic transmission. Disappearance of synaptic activity is the earliest consequence of cerebral ischemia. The changes of synaptic function are generally assumed to be reversible and persistent damage is associated with membrane failure and neuronal death. However, there is overwhelming experimental(More)
Epilepsy surgery depends on reliable pre-surgical markers of epileptogenic tissue. The current gold standard is the seizure onset zone in ictal, i.e. chronic, electrocorticography recordings. Single pulse electrical stimulation can evoke epileptic, spike-like responses in areas of seizure onset also recorded by electrocorticography. Recently, spontaneous(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate reproducibility and clinical relevance of quantitative EEG parameters in ischemic cerebrovascular disease. METHODS EEG was recorded in 31 patients suffering from subacute ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Ten age-matched control subjects were included as a reference group. Intra-recording, intrarater and interrater reproducibility(More)
The author presents results from the application of a particular measure for synchronization between brain areas (i.e., phase synchronization) in its behavior to detect epileptic seizure activity from scalp EEG recordings. The primary motivation for the current study was to contribute to the development of physiologic measures that both transform the EEG to(More)
OBJECTIVE Sixteen different features are evaluated in their potential ability to detect seizures from scalp EEG recordings containing temporal lobe (TL) seizures. Features include spectral measures, non-linear methods (e.g. zero-crossings), phase synchronization and the recently introduced Brain Symmetry Index (BSI). Besides an individual comparison,(More)