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OBJECTIVE To clarify the physiological and behavioral boundaries between locked-in (LIS) and the completely locked-in state (CLIS) (no voluntary eye movements, no communication possible) through electrophysiological data and to secure brain-computer-interface (BCI) communication. METHODS Electromyography from facial muscles, external anal sphincter (EAS),(More)
BACKGROUND Difficulties in prediction and early identification of (acute kidney injury) AKI have hindered the ability to develop preventive and therapeutic measures for this syndrome. We tested the hypothesis that a urine test measuring insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2), both inducers(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to investigate the image quality of coronary artery bypass graft visualization in 4- and 16-row multidetector CT using multiple imaging reformations. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred sixteen patients underwent CT examination of the heart after receiving CABG. Group A (n=58) received 4-row MDCT; group B (n=58)(More)
We report the case of a 56-year-old female patient with biatrial recurrence of cardiac myxoma and extensive comorbidities. In the literature, only few cases of biatrial myxoma can be found and they generally describe a single tumor reaching both atria. We found two independently growing cardiac myxomas of both atria.
It is not well established whether seizures and epilepsy after an ischaemic stroke increase the disability of patients. Seventy-two patients with delayed seizures after a hemispheric infarct (37 with a single seizure and 35 with epilepsy) were included in the study. The modified Rankin scale was used to compare disability of the patients at 1 month after(More)
Primary tumors of the heart are rare. The majority of them are benign, the left atrial myxoma being the most frequent one. Clinical appearance varies from unapparent to life-threatening complications such as stroke, acute heart failure, or even sudden death. Diagnosis and consecutive surgical treatment strongly depend on the clinical symptoms, but their(More)
If myocardial infarction remains silent, only clinical signs of complications may unveil its presence. Life-threatening complications include myocardial rupture, thrombus formation, or arterial embolization. In the presented case, a 76-year-old patient was admitted with left-sided hemiparesis. In duplex sonography, a critical stenosis of the right internal(More)
Background Giant coronary artery aneurysms (GCAA) are extremely rare, but they can cause life-threatening complications. Indications for surgical intervention are the occurrence of complications such as fistulas, compression, embolization, or rapid enlargement. The optimal therapeutic approach is still under debate. Until now, there are no publications(More)
We present a case of radiotherapy for a 66-year-old patient with squamous cell carcinoma on the left main bronchus undergoing implantation of pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) as well as cardiopulmonary support (CPS) device. The radiation area was determined according to 4D List Mode positron emission tomography-computed tomography(More)