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Nogo is a potent inhibitor of regeneration following spinal cord injury. To develop a better understanding of the mechanisms responsible for regenerative failure we used a yeast two-hybrid approach to try and identify proteins that interact with Nogo. We identified a novel mitochondrial protein designated Nogo-interacting mitochondrial protein (NIMP) in a(More)
We performed a blinded multireader study comparing MR angiography (MRA) with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in 34 prospectively recruited patients who presented with acute subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Two observers independently reviewed the MRA and DSA studies some months after clinical presentation. Presence of an aneurysm was rated on a 4-point(More)
Although inflammatory processes play an essential role in painful intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, the underlying regulatory mechanisms are not well understood. This study was designed to investigate the expression, regulation and importance of specific toll-like receptors (TLRs)—which have been shown to play an essential role e.g. in(More)
Cavernous angiomas are vascular malformations that are seldom found in the cerebellopontine angle or in the internal auditory canal. We report the case of a 51-year-old man suffering from a rapidly progressive hearing loss, tinnitus and minor unsteadiness. Neurootological examination showed a canal paresis of 91% on the right side. The subsequent(More)
Symptomatic anterior or anterolateral dural herniation of the spinal cord is rare, and not uncommonly misdiagnosed, both clinically and radiologically. We present four patients with a radiological diagnosis of herniation of the thoracic spinal cord, and review the current literature. All affected patients have been adults, typically presenting with(More)
Human gliomas, especially of low-grade type, have been shown to express high-affinity somatostatin receptor type 2 (J-C. Reubi et al., Am. J. Pathol, 134: 337-344, 1989). We enrolled seven low-grade and four anaplastic glioma patients in a pilot study using the diffusible peptidic vector 90Y-labeled DOTA0-D-Phe1-Tyr3-octreotide (DOTATOC) for receptor(More)
The influence of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) on tracer uptake was investigated in 21 patients with gliomas and meningiomas using PET, [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), [18C]methionine (MET) and the K+ analog rubidium-82 (RUB) whose uptake into brain is largely prevented if the BBB is intact. Tracer uptake was quantitated by (1) multiple time graphical(More)
STUDY DESIGN To evaluate a potential protective effect of increased creatine levels in spinal cord injury (SCI) in an animal model. OBJECTIVES Acute SCI initiates a series of cellular and molecular events in the injured tissue leading to further damage in the surrounding area. This secondary damage is partly due to ischemia and a fatal intracellular loss(More)
This is a prospective study of spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiological recordings, and neurological examinations of 100 patients admitted for surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), which was conducted to assess the prevalence of structural and functional abnormalities within the spinal cord in patients with clinically(More)