Veit Becker

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We tested the hypothesis that the type of vascular occlusion, recanalisation and collateralisation are predictive of outcome after thrombolytic therapy in acute ischaemic stroke. We carried out angiography and local intra-arterial (97) or systemic (14) thrombolysis within 6 h of the onset in patients with an ischaemic stroke in the territory of the internal(More)
A stroke data bank has been developed which consists of 1500 items, including clinical and laboratory findings, past medical history, treatment and outcome. In addition to previously published registries, the Hamburg Stroke Data Bank allows storage of time-dependent data: multiple findings can be entered at different times after stroke onset. The data bank(More)
We studied 8 symptomatic patients aged 32-56 years with isolated stenosis of the middle cerebral artery who had TIAs or minor strokes. Angiography showed MCA stenosis in the M1 segment in 7 patients, and proximal M1 occlusion that later recanalized with persistent stenosis in 1 patient, without evidence of more widespread atherosclerotic disease. A(More)
The majority of patients with migraine headaches are treated in non-specialized institutions though data on treatment outcomes are largely derived from tertiary care centers. The current non-interventional study explores efficacy and tolerability outcomes of patients with episodic migraines receiving topiramate as preventive agent in a general practice(More)
To improve the efficacy of local intraarterial fibrinolysis (LIF), we compared different fibrinolytic drugs in a cerebral circulation model in the laboratory. The technical efficacy of fibrinolysis, defined as the clot volume lysed per unit time, was found to be optimal with r-tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) activated lys-plasminogen (= plasmin).(More)
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a serious complication of natalizumab treatment in patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) 1 with 638 confirmed cases as of March 2016. Therapeutic re-establishment of cerebral immune surveillance in PML management is complicated by immune recon-stitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), an exuberant(More)
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