Ralph O. Weber

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a unique tool to study brain activity and plasticity changes. Combination of blood-oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) fMRI and electrical forepaw stimulation has been used as a standard model to study the somatosensory pathway and brain rehabilitation in rats. The majority of fMRI studies have been performed in(More)
Therapeutic success of treatment of cerebral diseases must be assessed in terms of functional outcome. In experimental stroke studies, this has been limited to behavioral studies combined with morphological evaluations and single time point functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measurements but lacking the access to understanding underlying(More)
INTRODUCTION Crystal aggregation (AGN) destabilizes crystal suspensions and during crystalluria probably favors crystal apposition to kidney calcifications and preexisting stones. We analyzed inhibition of AGN and stabilization of calcium oxalate suspensions by urinary macromolecules (UM), urine and solutions with urinary citrate concentration. MATERIALS(More)
HMPAO-single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) is a useful technique in studying cerebral blood flow (CBF). This method is suitable to evaluate the differences of CBF with reference to total sleep deprivation (TSD) within 24 h because of the short half-life of the radiopharmaceutical compound. In the present study, CBF before and after TSD was(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is based on a wide variety of physical parameters, which, in principle, can all influence the image contrast conditions. As these diverse variables are validated by independent physiological, metabolic, hemodynamic, and histological techniques, a physiological MRI evolves. This imaging modality has been successfully applied(More)
The possible predictive value of regional cerebral perfusion patterns with respect to the response to partial sleep deprivation (PSD) was evaluated in 15 major depressive patients (mean age = 54.9 years, mean Hamilton depression score = 21.6). Patients were studied with single photon emission computed tomography with technetium-99 m-D,L-hexamethyl-propylene(More)
INTRODUCTION Data on clinical differences between episodic (eCH) and chronic cluster headache (cCH) and accompanying migraine features are limited. METHODS History and clinical features of 209 consecutive cluster headache patients (144 eCH, 65 cCH; male:female ratio 3.4 : 1) were obtained in a tertiary headache centre by face-to-face interviews.(More)
OBJECTIVES Takayasu arteritis is well known as a cause of stroke in Asia but has rarely been described in the Western world. Here we report the clinical and neuroimaging follow-up of a series of patients with Takayasu arteritis from Europe. METHODS Seventeen consecutive patients who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for Takayasu arteritis of the American(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) following carotid angioplasty and stent placement (CAS) of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is well known. We report the occurrence of fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage in a patient undergoing CAS. CASE REPORT A 77-year-old woman experiencing a left-hemispheric(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Several predictive scores have been developed and validated for stratifying cerebrovascular patients based on the risk of future (cerebro)vascular events. We aimed to prospectively compare the predictive accuracy of the Essen Stroke Risk Score, Stroke Prognostic Instrument, Hankey score, and the Life Long After Cerebral ischemia(More)