R I Hogenesch

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The natural history of cauda equina tumors was studied in 13 patients. Pain was the most prominent clinical manifestation. Neurological dysfunction mainly consisted of sensory disturbances. The pre-operative course was in 62% three years or longer. A relation was found between the histology of the tumor and the delay of diagnosis: ependymomas were(More)
Human fetal neural dopaminergic tissue can be transplanted and can ameliorate neurological deficiencies in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Donor tissue from other species has been used experimentally for several years in animal experiments and is now being considered an attractive alternative, particularly from a donor species that breeds in large(More)
Vasomotor function in the lower limbs was tested by means of thermography in 48 patients with and without residual complaints after surgery for a prolapsed intervertebral disc. There is a definite correlation between the severity of the complaints and the thermographic responses which corresponds well with the evidence for a sympathetic reflex dystrophy of(More)
Human fetal ventral mesencephalon tissue has been used as dopaminergic striatal implants in Parkinsonian patients, so far with variable effects. Fetuses from animals that breed in large litters, e.g., pigs, have been considered as alternative donors of dopaminergic tissue. The optimal gestational age of the porcine fetal donors has not been studied(More)
The objective of this study was to develop an optimal dissection procedure for fetal porcine ventral mesencephalon (VM) grafts and to characterize the cellular composition of such an explant, in particular with respect to the dopaminergic and GABAergic components. We have used a monolayer cell culture system to study and identify the various VM cell types.(More)
There is increasing interest in the use of human fetal dopaminergic tissue as a source of striatal transplant in parkinsonian patients. This tissue is acquired by elective abortions. The possibilities of the use of this tissue were studied by macroscopical examination, cell-culturing followed by immunohistochemical staining and by high performance liquid(More)
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