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We performed a long-term magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study in a mouse model of herpes simplex virus encephalitis. Mice were infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) strain F. A 1.5-T cranial MRI scanner with standard spin-echo sequences was used. Neuropathological studies included immunohistochemistry. The presence of HSV DNA in brain tissue(More)
Herpes simplex virus encephalitis is a severe sporadic encephalitis in man with high mortality and morbidity. A critical step in the establishment of therapy is early diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive, accurate diagnostic test for the detection of central nervous system disease. In an effort to monitor morphological changes in vivo we(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of mild (<or=90 degrees) versus severe (>90 degrees from vertical) visual field defects (VFDs) in patients after anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL), and their postoperative improvement over time. METHODS The angles of postoperative VFDs of 75 patients who underwent ATL were recorded at various time(More)
22 patients with rupture of the heart after myocardial infarction in the years 1974-1978 were compared with a matched sample of other patients with infarction. No increase in rupture rate was observed under present-day intensive care methods over the time period, nor did early heparin administration in one of the institutions involve increased risk of(More)
A 50-year-old severely immunodeficient woman with malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma died from graft-versus-host disease due to transfusion of a single unit of packed red cells. Three days after this transfusion a maculo-papular rash appeared, followed by generalized erythroderma refractory to therapy and eventually progressing into generalized ulcero-squamous(More)
Plasma fructosamine was determined in 41 patients with acute coronary heart disease (acute myocardial infarction and instable angina) to assess its usefulness as a screening method for diabetes mellitus. The results (11/15 true positive and 23/26 true negative) were comparable to those for glycated hemoglobin (14/15, 22/26). Discriminant analysis was(More)
BACKGROUND The controversial relation between societal knowledge and attitudes about epilepsy may affect the access of people with epilepsy to dental care. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire that evaluated knowledge about epilepsy, attitudes toward epilepsy and willingness to provide dental care to people with epilepsy was administered to all 288(More)
  • T Hess
  • 1998
Invasive pneumococcal infections, defined as demonstration of Streptococcus pneumoniae in blood cultures or CSF, are frequent and associated with high mortality in risk groups. Risk groups are the over-65s, individuals with anatomic or functional asplenia, immunosuppressed patients, patients with haemotological neoplasias and HIV-infected subjects, as well(More)
  • T Hess
  • 1981
Incorrect dosage of digitalis occurs frequently and is due in most cases to relative over- or underdosage. The narrow therapeutic range of all cardiac glycosides and the lack of an ideal preparation form the basis, and noncompliance of the ill-informed patient as well as the changing digitalis requirement from patient to patient, and even in the same(More)
Two well documented cases of torsades de pointes under amiodarone therapy are discussed. This special form of ventricular tachycardia is also known as "twisting around the points" or "cardiac ballet". Our first case involves recurrent torsades de pointes manifesting almost 2 weeks following onset of amiodarone therapy. They were successfully treated by(More)