Panayiotis Panayiotou

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder characterized by inflammatory demyelination and neurodegeneration in the central nervous system. Until recently, disease-modifying treatment was based on agents requiring parenteral delivery, thus limiting long-term compliance. Basic treatments such as beta-interferon provide only moderate efficacy, and(More)
Published correlations between electrophysiological and surgical findings are relatively rare in cases of ulnar nerve compression at the wrist, compared to the more common compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. We describe a patient who presented with clinical and electrodiagnostic findings of a pure motor ulnar neuropathy involving the territory of(More)
The authors have conducted a longitudinal survey for a period of 14 years with 171 patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. In each case, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures were in accordance with the latest development. In almost half of the cases with a duration of illness up to 20 years the degree of impairment can be regarded as minimal, which can(More)
Accompanying depression is especially common in elderly, chronically ill patients and rehabilitation patients, where a physical illness and/or disablement is accompanied by depression. Treatment should always be focussed in a "polypragmatic" manner on both physical or psychic symptoms. In particular psychotherapy (see article by Barolin), pharmacotherapy(More)
Within 10 years we have had evidence in our department of 173 cases of proven multiple sclerosis (MS) and 63 cases which primarily were called by us: "bland entzündliches Geschehen" (BEG) instead of "possible first onset of multiple sclerosis". 44% of these cases remained as a singular manifestation, whereas 56% developed to established MS. This underlines(More)
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