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In 11 non-depressed, age-matched controls, and in 13 depressed patients, we compared the frontal alpha asymmetry mean for a baseline session with the percentage of the time in the session when the asymmetry score > 0. It was found that the percent index was a better discriminator of the two groups than was the asymmetry score.
Changes of the voice caused by injury of the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) during thyroid surgery may have essential consequences for a patient's life. Therefore, intraoperative effort has to be made to prevent EBSLN damage. Neuromonitoring has already been described as helpful to improve the identification rate of the recurrent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The vasomotor response can be tested by means of transcranial Doppler sonography. If a constant vessel diameter is assumed, the flow velocity changes will reflect blood flow volume changes. This hypothesis is difficult to verify. Simultaneous assessment of intracranial flow velocity and extracranial flow volume changes may solve this(More)
OBJECTIVE Since the clinical picture of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in the Luteal phase of the menstrual cycle is characterized by extreme negative affect, we predicted and obtained a change in frontal cortical EEG alpha asymmetry, which has been shown to be an index of affect. METHOD We observed two monthly cycles for five women diagnosed as(More)
In order to examine the adaptation processes in young, growing animals, massive resections of the small intestine were carried out in 3-week-old minipigs. The length of the remaining terminal intestine was 65 cm, corresponding to a resection of 85%. Proximal and distal resections of the small intestine were carried out. In some animals simultaneous(More)
Intraoperative neuromonitoring was introduced in thyroid surgery several years ago resulting in a facilitated identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve and less recurrent laryngeal nerve injuries. Between 1999 and 2004 data of all patients (n=937) undergoing thyroid resection were recorded prospectively and analyzed yearly. The intraoperative(More)
Gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumors (GAN-tumor) are rare malignant neurogenic stromal tumors of the intestinal tract. The origin is suspected in the autonomic nerve plexus Meissner or Auerbach with the interstitial cells of Cajal as precursors. We report on a 53-year-old patient with a clinical apparent and radiological 5 cm measuring tumor of the(More)
The report is about argon embolism in a 37-year-old female patient during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and coagulation of a liver bed bleeding with the "Argon Beam One". The presented case report is to show that in spite of technical perfection and correct use of the Argon Beam One coagulator unfavorable anatomical conditions can cause life threatening gas(More)
The operative treatment of pilonidal sinus is characterized by an increased rate of wound healing complications and late recurrences. The Limberg transposition flap is an easy method for covering the defect after excision of the pilonidal sinus. The flap smooths out the deep skin fold of the rima ani and counteracts in this manner an important pathogenetic(More)
Frontal EEG alpha asymmetry was recorded from five depressed outpatients during early EEG biofeedback sessions. Mood was assessed prior to and after each session, and affect change scores were also derived by subtracting pre-session from post-session scores. Alpha magnitude was obtained via Fast Fourier Transforms. All scores (EEG alpha asymmetry and(More)