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A survey of 15 families in the USA with Baltic myoclonus epilepsy showed that the 27 individuals who were affected had the following clinical picture from about the age of 10: photosensitive, occasionally violent, myoclonus, usually worse upon waking; generalised tonic-clonic seizures, sometimes associated with absence attacks; and light-sensitive,(More)
Neurofibromatosis includes the common "peripheral" form and a recently documented "central" form. We describe the central form in 130 cases from 9 kindreds personally studied and 15 reported kindreds. Central neurofibromatosis with bilateral acoustic neuroma is an autosomal dominant disorder beginning about 20 years of age, accompanied by mild skin changes.(More)
Cardiac manifestation is the major cause of morbidity in patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). Clinical features range from heart failure to arterial embolism, which are caused by thickening of the endocardium and mural left ventricular thrombosis. Modern magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography are able to detect fibrosis, eosinophilic(More)
The acute aortic syndrome (AAS) is described. Its pathophysiology is discussed for each of the three entities (penetrating aortic ulcer, intramural hematoma and aortic dissection). The natural history of these three pathologies is reviewed. Diagnostic features and investigation imaging techniques are summarized. The technique of stentgraft-placement is(More)
A 65 year old man with a history of mechanical aortic valve replacement acquired Enterococcus faecalis mediated infective endocarditis about 3 years later. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed formation of an aneurysm confined to the anterior mitral valve leaflet. The aortic valve revealed no signs of endocarditis by transesophageal ultrasound. With(More)
Stenotic processes of the descending aorta lead to a transstenotic gradient with either risk of proximal hypertension especially affecting the cerebral circulation combined with the risk of distal malperfusion. This article describes the technique of percutaneous stenting of suprarenal aortic stenosis in two patients with different genesis of aortic(More)
In DDD pacing, the left-ventricular electromechanical latency period defines the duration between premature ventricular stimulation and the prematurely ending left-atrial contribution to left-ventricular filling. It has to be considered in diastolic AV delay optimization. Individual duration of this parameter seemed to reflect the ventricular function.(More)
Dual antiplatelet-aggregation treatment with aspirin and clopidogrel after coronary stent implantation is nowadays standard peri-interventional practice, although its use is not yet licensed for this indication in many European countries. Clopidogrel administration is initiated before PCI with a loading dose of 300 mg when given at least 6 hours before PCI,(More)
A 19-year-old, otherwise asymptomatic man presented to the hospital of orthopaedic surgery with acute severe pain like lumbago. Symptomatic treatment was performed after extensive orthopaedic diagnostic procedures. On the third day after admission he showed clinical signs of deep vein thrombosis with painful swelling and livid discoloration of both legs.(More)