R. S. Weigel

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OBJECT The authors studied the long-term efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the posteroventral lateral globus pallidus internus up to 2 years postoperatively in patients with primary non-DYT1 generalized dystonia or choreoathetosis. The results are briefly compared with those reported for DBS in DYT1 dystonia (Oppenheim dystonia), which is caused(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of surgical treatment options for chronic subdural haematoma in contemporary neurosurgery according to evidence based criteria. METHODS A review based on a Medline search from 1981 to October 2001 using the phrases "subdural haematoma" and "subdural haematoma AND chronic". Articles selected for evaluation had at least 10(More)
The center median-parafascicular (CM-Pf) complex, which constitutes the major portion of the intralaminar thalamus in man, has long been known to be involved in the processing of pain under normal and pathological conditions. Yet, these 'forgotten' nuclei with their rich connectivity to other thalamic nuclei, the basal ganglia and cortical areas have(More)
Fourteen consecutive patients with segmental dystonia underwent chronic deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in the frame of a prospective study protocol. Twelve patients received chronic pallidal stimulation, while 2 patients with prominent dystonic tremor received chronic thalamic ventrointermediate nucleus stimulation. Twelve patients had primary(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the source of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in hematoma fluid of patients suffering from chronic subdural hematoma (CSH) and to identify the level of gene expression of the pro-angiogenic factors angiopoietin 1 (ANG-1) and ANG-2 in hematoma membranes. Samples of venous blood, hematoma fluid, and outer(More)
Reversible osmotic blood-brain barrier (BBB) modification was used in 38 patients with glioblastoma to enhance the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents. The patients ranged in age from 14 to 70 years (mean, 43), and all had prior surgery and radiation; 5 had also received systemic chemotherapy. Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) scores ranged from 60 to 100%(More)
OBJECTIVE Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has emerged as a useful therapeutic option for patients with insufficient benefit from conservative treatment. METHODS Nine patients with chronic DBS who suffered from cervical dystonia (4), generalized dystonia (2), hemidystonia (1), paroxysmal dystonia (1) and Meige syndrome (1) were available for formal follow-up(More)
[1] A variety of observations have shown strong seasonal variations in a vast array of magnetosphere-ionosphere parameters, including field-aligned currents, cross polar cap potential, and precipitating electron energy flux. In this paper we examine how these variations are modeled in the Lyon-Fedder-Mobarry (LFM) global-scale magnetohydrodynamic simulation(More)
In contrast to generalized dystonia, reports on the effectiveness of pallidal stimulation on quality of life in patients with segmental dystonia are sparse to date. In ten patients with idiopathic segmental dystonia we prospectively evaluated the effect of pallidal stimulation on quality of life using the SF-36 questionnaire. Parallel to the improvement of(More)