[Delusions: current psychodynamic and neurocognitive approaches].
DISCUSSION: A differentiated perspective of the phenomenon of delusions appears to be necessary to approach this complex and fascinating symptom. A one-dimensional approach does not do justice to the complexity of delusions. The various explanatory approaches can increasingly be linked to each other and are no longer considered to be mutually exclusive. PMID: 28251242 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - March 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Knorr R, Hoffmann K Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Nonpharmacological treatment procedures for Parkinson's disease].
Abstract Nonpharmacological treatment strategies in Parkinson' disease include heterogeneous treatment modalities, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cognitive training and deep brain stimulation as well as noninvasive brain stimulation strategies. Even in the early stages of Parkinson's disease nonpharmacological interventions, such as active exercise therapy and speech therapy can be indicated taking the individual symptoms of a patient into account. Mild cognitive deficits are frequently detected in the course of the disease and progression of these disorders to dementia in the ad...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - March 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Witt K, Kalbe E, Erasmi R, Ebersbach G Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Brain infarction as initial manifestation of eosinophilic myocarditis].
rg C PMID: 28246755 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Bahlmann E, van der Schalk H, Ghanem A, Kuck KH, Kivelitz D, Laßner D, Terborg C Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Cannabis-induced disorders].
Abstract Use and misuse of cannabis and marihuana are frequent. About 5% of the adult population are current users but only 1.2% are dependent. The medical use of cannabis is controversial but there is some evidence for improvement of chronic pain and spasticity. The somatic toxicity of cannabis is well proven but limited and psychiatric disorders induced by cannabis are of more relevance, e.g. cognitive disorders, amotivational syndrome, psychoses and delusional disorders as well as physical and psychological dependence. The withdrawal symptoms are usually mild and do not require pharmacological interventions. To...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Soyka M, Preuss U, Hoch E Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Rationing in inpatient psychiatric care].
This study examined whether and in which services in psychiatric institutions implicit rationing takes place from the perspective of doctors and nurses. METHODS: From October 2013 to the middle of 2014 we conducted a written and standardized survey among physicians/psychologists (n = 256) and nurses (n = 796) from eight psychiatric hospitals in Germany. RESULTS: Out of 11 clinical activities 4 judged as necessary, namely communication and interaction with patients and relatives, coordination of treatment with other professionals and adequate documentation of the treatment, were not carried out suff...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 20, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Braun B, Brückner-Bozetti P, Lingenfelder M, Uhlmann C, Steinert T Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Diagnostics of clinical and prodromal idiopathic Parkinson's disease : New criteria].
CONCLUSION: The new MDS criteria for the diagnostics of iPD should help to improve the sensitivity and specificity. PMID: 28213756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Zach H, Walter U, Liepelt-Scarfone I, Maetzler W Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Vestibular paroxysmia and paroxysmal tinnitus].
g R PMID: 28197658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Urban PP, Brüning R Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Erratum to: Guideline-oriented inpatient psychiatric psychotherapeutic/psychosomatic treatment of anxiety disorders. How many personnel are need?]
r M PMID: 28188399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Bandelow B, Lueken U, Wolff J, Godemann F, Wolff-Menzler C, Deckert J, Ströhle A, Beutel M, Wiltink J, Domschke K, Berger M Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Juvenile stroke - what is important?]
r J Abstract Stroke in young adults is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for all persons involved. Approximately 15% of ischemic strokes occur in young adults. Lack of awareness of the symptoms in emergency departments often results in delayed diagnosis and access to specific therapeutic options, such as revascularization. The causes are often heterogeneous and necessitate specific investigations. The etiology of juvenile stroke includes drug abuse, vasculitis and arteriopathies, such as reversible vasoconstriction syndrome and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, although the prevalence of clas...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Fischer M, Eckert B, Röther J Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Research domain criteria (RDoC) : Psychiatric research as applied cognitive neuroscience].
DISCUSSION: The RDoC initiative was not conceived as an alternative diagnostic manual to DSM-5 or IDC-10/11 for use in clinical practice. It is a new systematic framework for psychiatric research based on the most recent results of cognitive neuroscience and aims to map mental disorders dimensionally and transdiagnostically. Despite some weaknesses, it is currently the most elaborated and scientifically grounded approach for multidisciplinary research on mental disorders. In contrast to the purely symptom-based DSM and ICD approaches, which are agnostic with respect to the pathogenesis of mental diseases, the explicit...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Walter H Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy].
Abstract Data regarding the incidence and prevalence of epileptic seizures in Alzheimer's disease show great variability and are clinically underestimated due to their atypical symptomatology. Considering their considerable negative effects on cognition and activities of daily living, epileptic seizures need to be correctly treated. Hypotheses with respect to the pathogenetic mechanisms and associations between Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy are mostly derived from animal experiments. The causal connections are so far insufficiently understood. Data on risk factors are inconsistent due to methodological limitati...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Haussmann R, Mayer T, Schrempf W, Donix M Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Stereotactic laser thermocoagulation in epilepsy surgery].
We report the published clinical experiences with SLT in epilepsy surgery (altogether approximately 200 cases) with respect to complications, brain structural alterations, seizure outcome, neuropsychological findings and treatment costs. The rate of seizure-free patients seems to be slightly lower than for resection surgery. Due to the inadequate quality of studies, the neuropsychological superiority of SLT has not yet been unambiguously demonstrated. PMID: 28188403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Hoppe C, Witt JA, Helmstaedter C, Gasser T, Vatter H, Elger CE Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Direct oral anticoagulants and acute stroke : Insights into translational research studies].
n F Abstract In recent years a considerable number of translational research studies on intracerebral hemorrhage and ischemic stroke have been published, which are characterized by a particular proximity to practical clinical questions. Animal research has provided insights into the pathophysiological processes and therapy effects, which have so far only been insufficiently investigated in clinical studies. This includes the effectiveness of a rapid reversal of anticoagulation in cases of anticoagulation-associated intracerebral hemorrhage and the safety of thrombolytic treatment in ischemic stroke ...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Foerch C, Schäfer JH, Pfeilschifter W, Bohmann F Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[CXCL-13 as a  biomarker in the diagnostics of neuroborreliosis].
CONCLUSION: By increasing the CXCL-13 cut-off level from 20 pg/ml to 200 pg/ml, the diagnostic sensitivity for NB remains 100% and consequently the specificity increases from 69.8% to 92.4%. Moreover, a CXCL-13 cut-off set at 200 pg/ml would exclude NB in the 2 patients with probable NB. We conclude from these results that CXCL-13 represents a valuable biomarker for the exclusion of untreated NB, although with limited specificity. PMID: 28184973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Waiß C, Kindler W, Ströbele B, Aspöck C, Oberndorfer S Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Causes of death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : Results from the Rhineland-Palatinate ALS registry].
CONCLUSION: Respiratory failure was the most frequent cause of death in our cohort of ALS patients. In contrast, pneumonia and nutritional disorders played a less important role as the cause of death. The phenotypic expression of ALS might in part allow the cause of the prospective death to be predicted. Differentiation of ALS phenotypes is an important foundation for patient counseling on the process of dying to be expected and for the determination of an individual palliative concept. PMID: 28184974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Wolf J, Safer A, Wöhrle JC, Palm F, Nix WA, Maschke M, Grau AJ Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Neuroborreliosis - Diagnostics, treatment and course].
Abstract Lyme neuroborreliosis is a tick-borne infectious disease caused by the spirochete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. Clinical manifestations are classified as early and late Lyme neuroborreliosis. Early manifestations are much more common than late manifestations. Serological testing should only be performed when typical neurological symptoms are present because false positive results are common due to a high seroprevalence in the population. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis should be performed if Lyme neuroborreliosis is suspected. A systematic review found similar effects of bet...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Dersch R, Rauer S Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Basic research for clinicians : A new rubric for Der Nervenarzt].
PMID: 28175951 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Dichgans M Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

Mitteilungen der DGPPN.
Authors: PMID: 28175952 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

Mitteilungen der DGN.
Authors: PMID: 28175953 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - February 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Rare delusional ideation of zoanthropy].
f J PMID: 28138722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Kräenbring J, Zellner N, Warninghoff J Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Neurological and psychiatric journals during the Third Reich : National socialistic and racist contents].
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate scientific articles in three German journals for national socialist and racist contents. The three journals evaluated for the period of the Third Reich were the Der Nervenarzt, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Nervenheilkunde and the Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten. The specialist disciplines of neurology and psychiatry were united in the year 1935 and Ernst Rüdin, a neurological geneticist, was appointed as president (Reichsleiter) of the society. The universal idea of a degenerative development, which was believed to exert a neg...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Claus D Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[All-rounder vitamin  D?]
CONCLUSION: More studies are needed to clarify the role of vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. Another problem is that different laboratories do not use the same measurement methods to determine vitamin D and the use of different methods leads to widely varying results which cannot be compared. Therefore, a standardization of the methods would be desirable. PMID: 28101619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Unholzer S, Rothmund A, Haen E Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Home-based telerehabilitation after stroke].
Abstract The use of modern information and telecommunication technologies enables telerehabilitation of neurological deficits in the domestic environment. The current state of studies on rehabilitative teletherapy for improvement of motor function and mobility deficits due to stroke is reviewed. Two neurolinguistic proof of concept studies investigating the efficacy of online interactive telespeech therapy are reported, which compared virtual screen to screen interactive telerehabilitation of aphasia after stroke and dysarthrophonia in Parkinson's disease to conventional face to face rehabilitation. The results of...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Keidel M, Vauth F, Richter J, Hoffmann B, Soda H, Griewing B, Scibor M Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Telemedicine].
te; U PMID: 28091695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Meyding-Lamadé U Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Telemedical prenotification in acute stroke treatment : Experiences from the Stroke Angel initiative from 2004 until the present].
CONCLUSION: Telemedicine is applicable in the preclinical care of acute stroke and, thanks to the computer-based data collection, leads to an increase in process transparency, which helps to improve the internal clinical processes in and around a stroke unit. PMID: 28084499 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Soda H, Ziegler V, Shammas L, Griewing B, Kippnich U, Keidel M, Rashid A Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Pros and cons of antipsychotic drugs in Prodromal stages of schizophrenia].
PMID: 28084500 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Weinmann S, Aderhold V Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Mission (im)possible : Setting up a  neurological center 12,000 km away with telemedicine].
CONCLUSION: The project has shown that it is possible to convey specialized neurological knowledge over large distances to provide significant benefits for patients and caregivers. PMID: 28083684 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Meyding-Lamadé U, Craemer EM, Lamadé EK, Bassa B, Enk K, Ilsen H, Jacobi C, Jost V, Lorenz MW, Mohs C, Schwark C, Zimmerlein B, Gottschalk T, Hacke W, Kress B Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Telemedicine: Comprehensive coverage and quality - Not a contradiction : Practical experience from the stroke network with telemedicine in northern Bavaria (STENO)].
Abstract Telemedicine is widely used in the field of stroke treatment. Following the pioneering and implementation phase, the quality of the whole stroke treatment process needs to be ensured in telemedically connected hospitals. This is particular important for telestroke hospitals without neurological expertise and can be achieved by integrating telemedicine into the stroke unit concept and stroke networks. The Stroke Network with Telemedicine in Northern Bavaria (STENO) provides an example of how quality management can be practically implemented. The implementation of STENO has established a network-wide q...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Breuer L, Erbguth F, Oschmann P, Schwab S Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Telescience : Feasibility studies, definition and a fair answer to the scientific brain drain].
This article gives examples and highlights the feasibility analysis of telescience. METHODS: We have carried out feasibility analyses for neurological functional diagnostics, an epidemiological cross-sectional study as well as a laboratory study for detection of thrombocyte function during dengue fever with the help of telemedicine. The basis for all these projects was a telemedical transcontinental cooperation over a distance of 12,000 km. RESULTS: All performed studies demonstrated the feasibility. With the help of telematics the laboratory techniques, planning, conduction and interpretation of...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Craemer EM, Bassa B, Jacobi C, Becher H, Meyding-Lamadé U Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[The career of the psychiatrist Dietfried M üller-Hegemann (1910-1989) : Example of a politically motivated rise and fall in the German Democratic Republic].
This study does not review the scientific and medical merits of Müller-Hegemann, but concentrates on how his career as a leading psychiatrist was manipulated, both supported and sabotaged, and ideologically controlled by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) system. His development is documented proof that party officials did not tolerate opposition, neither in ideological nor in professional questions, even if the opponent was a committed Marxist. The example of his career shows that political and ideological dissent soon melted into personal animosity and drives, as a result of which Müller-Hegema...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Steinberg H Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Idiopathic intracranial hypertension].
f A Abstract This review describes the clinical findings as well as thes diagnostic and therapeutic options for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). Furthermore, the pathophysiological concepts are discussed. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is characterized by signs and symptoms of raised intracranial pressure with no established pathogenesis. Common symptoms include headaches, visual loss and pulsatile tinnitus. Treatment has two major goals: the alleviation of headaches and the preservation of vision. Weight loss and acetazolamide are the cornerstones in the treatment of the disorder....
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Bäuerle J, Egger K, Harloff A Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Management of dysphagia in acute stroke : A  prospective study for validation of current recommendations].
CONCLUSION: Clinical screening alone is not sufficient to identify patients at risk for aspiration pneumonia. The FEES should be used at a low threshold in cases of severe stroke and minor clinical abnormalities, especially concerning isolated dysarthria and cough after swallowing water; therefore, current recommendations should be correspondingly modified. PMID: 28074215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - January 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Lindner-Pfleghar B, Neugebauer H, Stösser S, Kassubek J, Ludolph A, Dziewas R, Prosiegel M, Riecker A Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Ocular myositis as a  rare cause of vision loss].
We report the case of an 80-year-old women suffering from slowly progressive loss of vision in the left eye. Diplopia was only present at the beginning and there was only moderate pain. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a swelling of the left medial, lateral and inferior rectus muscles of the orbit leading to compression of the optic nerve in the orbital cone. An intravenous prednisolone stoss therapy (1000 mg per day for 3 consecutive days) was initiated, followed by oral medication of 100 mg per day then tapering over 10 weeks. Vision improved and no relapses were observe...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Rollnik JD, Requadt H Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Nutrition and mental diseases : Focus depressive disorders].
r M Abstract Dietary interventions are currently being discussed as additional treatment options for mental disorders. The pathological mechanisms are not yet fully understood. It is hypothesized that certain nutrients and dietary pattern influence immune and inflammatory processes, the microbiome, the leptin-melanocortinergic axis and hypothalamic-pituitary axis, as well as neurotransmitters of the cholinergic, noradrenergic, dopaminergic and serotonergic signaling cascades and neurotrophins. Observational studies have shown that traditional dietary patterns, such as the Mediterranean diet have a protective ...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Libuda L, Antel J, Hebebrand J, Föcker M Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Pathomechanisms and clinical aspects of frontotemporal lobar degeneration].
CONCLUSION: There is still no causal therapy for FTLD but preclinical studies focusing on pathogenic mutations in C9orf72, GRN and Tau may lead to clinical trials soon; therefore, establishing large well characterized patient cohorts is crucial for trial readiness. PMID: 27999880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Bürger K, Arzberger T, Stephan J, Levin J, Edbauer D Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Implementation of alternative treatment models for refugees in Germany : What can and what should we learn from Afghanistan?]
PMID: 27995267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 19, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Bohus M, Missmahl I Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care of refugees : Challenges and perspectives].
PMID: 27995268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 19, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Heinz A, Schneider F Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[On the legalization debate of non-medical cannabis consumption : Position paper of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics].
Abstract Calls are increasing for the legalization of cannabis. Some legal experts, various politicians, political parties and associations are demanding a change in drug policy. The legalization debate is lively and receiving wide coverage in the media. The German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) comments on the most important questions from a medical scientific perspective: can cannabis consumption trigger mental illnesses, what consequences would legalization have for the healthcare system and where is more research needed? PMID: 27981374 [PubMed - as supplied ...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 15, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Havemann-Reinecke U, Hoch E, Preuss UW, Kiefer F, Batra A, Gerlinger G, Hauth I Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Coercive measures in German hospitals for psychiatry and psychotherapy : A  pilot study by the DGPPN to evaluate a uniform assessment instrument].
CONCLUSION: Suitable measurement instruments and reliable data that enable the learning of best practices represent the basis for a reduction of coercive measures. PMID: 27981375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 15, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Adorjan K, Steinert T, Flammer E, Deister A, Koller M, Zinkler M, Herpertz SC, Häfner S, Hohl-Radke F, Beine KH, Falkai P, Gerlinger G, Pogarell O, Pollmächer T Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Central myelination disorder in classical galactosemia : Case report of two sisters].
g C PMID: 27933355 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Reimers CD, Hähnel S, Terborg C Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Use of intracutaneous or subcutaneous botulinum toxin for postherpetic neuralgia].
DISCUSSION: The results in the currently available literature show that BoNT is an effective therapeutic option for postherpetic neuralgia. In all studies, a significant effect on the pain and also on relevant patient-oriented secondary variables, such as the quality of life and especially the quality of sleep was shown. The only reported side effect was pain during administration. PMID: 27924350 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 6, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Halb L, Amann BJ, Bornemann-Cimenti H Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Erratum to: Fredy Quadfasel (1902-1981). Neuropsychiatrist, politically persecuted NS opponent and his impact in American exile].
KJ PMID: 27921228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Holdorff B, Neumärker KJ Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Amyloid positron-emission-tomography with [(18)  F]-florbetaben in the diagnostic workup of dementia patients].
CONCLUSION: Amyloid-PET is currently no standard procedure in the diagnosis of dementia; however, it can be a helpful additional diagnostic tool when used according to the "Appropriate Use Criteria" and the S3 guidelines on dementia in cases of unclear clinical presentation, atypically early age of onset as well as in patients with persistent or progressive unexplained mild cognitive impairment. By facilitating early diagnosis amyloid-PET imaging allows patient selection for therapeutic drug trials. PMID: 27913818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 2, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Schönecker S, Prix C, Raiser T, Ackl N, Wlasich E, Stenglein-Krapf G, Mille E, Brendel M, Sabri O, Patt M, Barthel H, Bartenstein P, Levin J, Rominger A, Danek A Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Attitudes towards psychotherapy in South Korea and Germany : A  cross-cultural comparative study].
CONCLUSION: The presented results suggest the relevance of cultural imprinting in psychotherapy. They are discussed with respect to culture-specific self-concepts, concepts of disease and healing expectations and the increase of individualistic values in the Korean society. PMID: 27909737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - December 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Schulz W, Shin MA, Schmid-Ott G Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Establishing ward-independent, intensive treatment concept in a  psychiatric hospital : A model project within the new German remuneration system].
This article presents the model project of the University Hospital Bochum, which is essentially characterized by improved transition through the internal hospital sections so that patients can be quickly transferred from inpatient and daycare sections to high frequency outpatient sections with ward-independent therapies (SUL), including outreach home treatment. The SUL is also intended to facilitate preadmission crises, to significantly reduce duration of inpatient treatment and to maximize post-inpatient continuity of treatment. PMID: 27900394 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - November 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Noeker M, Juckel G Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Mental treatment of refugees in Germany : Model for a stepped approach].
This article describes the components of a stepped treatment procedure and proposes a stepped and collaborative care model (SCCM) that could be evaluated in nationwide studies. This approach is based on national and international treatment guidelines and aims to provide target-group specific, culturally sensitive methods of diagnosis and treatment. The various steps of the model build on each other, with the first steps relying on technological aids (e.g. online or smartphone options) and support from lay helpers and the more expensive specialist psychiatric and psychotherapeutic therapy only being initiated in c...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - November 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Schneider F, Bajbouj M, Heinz A Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Erratum to: Non-heart-beating donors are ineligible].
PMID: 27858094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - November 17, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Heide W Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[New aspects of neurorehabilitation: motor and language].
Abstract Advancements in medical care over the last decades have contributed to a continuous decline in immediate post-stroke mortality. The flipside of this development is that patients surviving the initial stroke are forced to live with sometimes extreme functional motor and/or language limitations for the remaining life span. The following overview presents evidence-based neurorehabilitative interventions to promote motor and language recovery in the acute and chronic post-stroke stages. Therapeutic approaches comprise intensive training, neuropharmacological drugs and non-invasive brain stimulation techn...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - November 17, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Liepert J, Breitenstein C Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Importance of cerebrospinal fluid diagnostics in neuropsychiatric diseases].
PMID: 27853851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Nervenarzt)
Source: Der Nervenarzt - November 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Tumani H, Uhr M, Wildemann B, Wick M Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research

[Diagnostics and initial estimation of refugee minors].
, Plener PL Abstract The number of underage refugees arriving in Germany has rapidly increased since 2015. Many of these children and adolescents have been and still are, exposed to a large number of stressful circumstances. The group of those helping refugee minors is heterogeneous with both volunteers and professional workers from the fields of child welfare and healthcare services. Easily applicable instruments to assess both burdens and resources are needed in order to plan appropriate interventions. This paper focuses on instruments for assessing the circumstances of refugee minors and includes pilot dat...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - November 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Sukale T, Hertel C, Möhler E, Joas J, Müller M, Banaschewski T, Schepker R, Kölch MG, Fegert JM, Plener PL Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research