Robert F. Heimburger

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58 patients, whose convulsions and behavioral disorders did not respond to nonsurgical therapy, were treated with stereotactic amygdalotomy between 1963 and 1973. A retrospective study was carried out by a psychiatric research team 1--11 years postoperatively. Using reliable objective methods of assessment they found that 50% operated primarily for(More)
We have applied energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence to the analysis of broncho-alveolar lavage fluids, to determine the concentration of several elements simultaneously with manipulation of the sample minimized. A 20-microL sample of a homogenized lavage fluid, to which two internal standards (containing Y and V) have been added, is deposited on a(More)
A young woman with a cystic glioma in the region of the posterior third ventricle is presented. Each time she turned to the supine position she developed immediate, forceful, conjugate upward gaze (oculogyric crises) and an inability to talk. If she turned to either side, she was alert and oriented, and could talk and lie comfortably. After stereotaxic(More)
We have developed a peripheral nerve catheter, attached to a needle, which works like an adjustable suture. We used in-plane ultrasound guidance to place 45 catheters close to the femoral, saphenous, sciatic and distal tibial nerves in cadaver legs. We displaced catheters after their initial placement and then attempted to return them to their original(More)
Robert Heimburger recounts his career in neurosurgery, including some of the early years of modern neurosurgery and some of the contributions he made, particularly in the areas of early repair of myelomeningocele and spinal cord tethering, high-intensity focused ultrasound for the brain, stereotactic surgery, washing hair and scalps instead of shaving for(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe interdepartmental variation in the availability of resources and academic activities within the various neurosurgery programs of Pakistan. METHODS This was a proforma-based survey of neurosurgery trainees and young neurosurgeons of Pakistan, looking at the academic infrastructure and output of their programs. The proforma was filled(More)
This work deals with low–temperature solution growth of micro–crystalline silicon on glass. The task is motivated by the application in low–cost solar cells. As glass is an amorphous material, conventional epitaxy is not applicable. Therefore, growth is conducted in a two–step process. The first step aims at the spatial arrangement of silicon seed crystals(More)