Stefan Rudolf Günther Stodieck

Learn More
Several reports have described that a positive vertex peak of an evoked potential varied in amplitude and latency specifically when images of faces were the eliciting stimulus. The scalp topography and the possible underlying dipole sources of this peak are the subject of this report. We presented black-and-white photographs of human faces, flowers and(More)
Not all visually sensitive patients need antiepileptic drug treatment, and even those who do can benefit from additional preventive measures. Visually provoked seizures, in particular, can be prevented or treated by avoiding or altering the triggering stimulus. Apart from individual preventive measures (use of specific television or video screens, colored(More)
Objective: To investigate the transfer of lamotrigine in pregnancy and during lactation from a mother on lamotrigine treatment to her child. Methods: Concentrations of lamotrigine were measured by high-pressure liquid chromatography in umbilical cord serum and in serum samples of the mother and her child as well as in the mother's milk during the first five(More)
PURPOSE Effects of MRI-positive (MRI(+)) as compared to MRI-negative (MRI(-)) temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) on face memory are not yet known. METHODS We studied 24 MRI(-) (11 right/13 left) and 20 MRI(+) (13 right/7 left) TLE patients, 12 generalized epilepsy patients, and 12 healthy subjects undergoing diagnostic workup with 24-72-h Video-EEG-monitoring.(More)
Mnestic deficits represent the core cognitive impairment of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), irrespective of the existence of overt morphological lesions. Compared to controls, patients with symptomatic TLE show altered functional activation patterns in fMRI studies on memory processes. But, so far, such studies have rarely investigated patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is characterized by elevated intracranial pressure without a space-occupying cerebral lesion, venous sinus thrombosis or hydrocephalus and with normally composited cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Main symptoms are headache, sight disturbances and potential visual impairment. Weight loss, carbonic anhydrase(More)
OBJECTIVE Epilepsy surgery is a standard treatment option for medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy. Selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) and anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) are two of the standard surgical procedures in these cases. We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients treated with SAH via a modified transsylvian approach in our(More)
In addition to opportunistic infections, neoplasms or cerebrovascular complications, metabolic encephalopathies are a classical cause of diffuse brain dysfunction in HIV infection and are frequent in the terminal stage. We report an HIV-infected patient with symmetrical, focally increased signal in the midbrain on proton density- and T1-weighted MRI without(More)
Seventy-nine consecutive inpatients of an epilepsy center (34 women, 45 men) who had either generalized epilepsy, temporal lobe epilepsy, focal epilepsy of other origin, or no epilepsy completed the Derogatis Interview for Sexual Function-Self-Report Inventory. Quantitative assessments of blood levels were performed for prolactin, total testosterone, sex(More)
PURPOSE Focal cortical dysplasias (FCD) are highly epileptogenic lesions frequently accounting for pharmaco-resistant focal epilepsy. Visual MRI analysis combined with morphometric analysis of T1-weighted MRI data was shown to be of higher diagnostic sensitivity in detecting and delineating FCD than conventional visual analysis alone. Here we investigate(More)