Richard Crevenna

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An increasing number of patients with glioblastoma multiforme live longer than 3 years after diagnosis (long-term survivors). Even so, little is known about their everyday performance and quality of life. We studied 17 glioblastoma patients surviving for longer than 3 years. We assessed all patients using the computerized neurocognitive assessment(More)
BACKGROUND Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging and spectroscopy have been applied to assess skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism. Therefore, in-vivo NMR may enable the characterization of ischemia-reperfusion injury. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether NMR could detect the effects of ischemic preconditioning (IPC) in healthy subjects. (More)
This study aimed to examine the effects of application of kinaesthetic tapes on plantarflexor muscle performance. We hypothesised that taping of the triceps surae muscle would improve plantarflexor muscle strength and endurance with no significant effect on drop jump performance. Using a repeated-measures design, all performance measures were obtained in 24(More)
The aim of this educational review is to provide an overview of the clinical application of transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the extremities in patients with upper motor neurone lesions. In general two methods of electrical stimulation can be distinguished: (i) therapeutic electrical stimulation, and (ii) functional electrical stimulation.(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) still harbors a fatal prognosis. The involvement of the neurocognition and psyche poses unique challenges for care provision by relatives. We lack data about the caregivers' perspective on the end-of-life (EOL) phase of GBM patients to improve counseling and support. In this study we investigated the experiences of 52(More)
Measurement of skeletal muscle strength gains increasing importance as outcome parameter in patients with chronic heart failure. This study aimed at establishing short-term reliability of isokinetic strength measurements of knee extensor and flexor muscles in 38 patients with chronic heart failure. Strength tests were performed on the Cybex 6000(More)
BACKGROUND The driving safety of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients has lately been questioned after several authors reported road accidents caused by sleep attacks in PD patients on dopaminergic medication. OBJECTIVES To determine 1) whether PD patients in general and those on dopaminergic medication in particular are especially prone to cause severe road(More)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) exerts immune-modulatory actions mainly via VPAC1 receptor stimulation. VPAC1 may be a treatment target of inflammatory diseases, but little is known about the receptor expression profile in immune-competent cells in vivo. 20 male healthy subjects received a single intravenous bolus of 2ng/kg body weight Escherichia coli(More)
We performed a pilot-study on pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Seventeen patients received 40 mg/m(2) PLD intravenously every 4 weeks. A clinical benefit response was achieved in 50% (complete remission 7%, minor remission 7%, stable disease 36%). Toxicities were moderate. In view of these encouraging findings,(More)