14th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies

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Christopher Kennard  

... double vision?
2010-09-25 - English

 Joaquim Ferreira  

Parkinson's disease beyond 10 years
2010-09-26 - English

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic disease with progressive disability. It has been typically categorised in early and advanced stage according to the severity of motor symptoms, the overall benefit from antiparkinsonian drugs, and the emergence of drug-induced motor...(more)

 Abhijit Chaudhuri  

2010-09-26 - English

Involvement of peripheral nerves by chronicMycobacterium leprae infection is the most characteristic manifestation of leprosy (Hansen’s disease). Leprosy constitutes an important public health problem in the developing world. The most likely portal of entry ofM. leprae is...(more)

 Israel Steiner  

Infections of the peripheral system: Lyme disease & AIDS
2010-09-26 - English

Lyme disease is a systemic infection due to the tick-borne spirocheta Borrelia burgdorferi associated with musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiacmanifestations. It is endemic in the northeast, upper Midwest and northern California and Oregon of the United States as well...(more)

Vladimir Hachinski  

Before you write a scientific article
2010-09-26 - English

Wolf-Dieter Heiss  

How to write a scientific article
2010-09-26 - English

 Jan Van Gijn  

Common methodological errors
2010-09-27 - English

avoid common methodological errors in patient care and research

 Alberto Verrotti  

Influence of sex hormones on brain excitability and epilepsy
2010-09-26 - English

Background: In the last years, a growing body of literature indicates that seizures of women with epilepsy are influenced by reproductive state. It appears that steroid hormones, in particular oestrogen and progesterone, may have an effect on brain excitability, and,...(more)

 Erik Taubøll  

Disorders of reproduction in epilepsy
2010-09-26 - English

Reproductive endocrine disorders are common among people with epilepsy. In women, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovaries, and infertility have been described, and in men, reduced potency and sperm abnormalities have been found. The reasons for this are multifactorial,...(more)

 Gerhard Luef  

Epilepsy and Sexuality
2010-09-26 - English

Sexuality is an important and private aspect of life and sexuality and epilepsy have been intimately linked since ancient time. In the modern medical era of epilepsy Gastaut and Collomb published that many patients with complex partial seizures have an apparent lack of...(more)

Wolf-Dieter Heiss  

Alternative treatment strategies: augmentation of flow and oxygen supply
2010-09-27 - English

In about 80% stroke is caused by ischemia, i. e. critical reduction of cerebral blood flow (CBF) to the brain mostly as a result of thrombotic or embolic occlusion of supplying arteries leading to lack of oxygen and metabolic substrates in the tissue. The sudden decrease of...(more)

 Nicola Latronico  

Diagnosis and management of critical illness: myopathy or neuropathy
2010-09-27 - English

Critically ill patients may suffer from acute myopathy and neuropathy acquired during their intensive care unit (ICU) stay. These neuromuscular complications are indicated as critical illness myopathy (CIM) and critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP). CIP is an axonal...(more)

 Michael Weller  

Advances in the management of gliomas: molecular predictors of outcome
2010-09-27 - English

Gliomas, which are differentiated by morphological criteria defined in theWHO classification, are also characterized by distinct molecular alterations. Mutations of p53 and the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1/2 genes are more common in gliomas ofWHO grades I-III whereas...(more)

 Hugues Duffau  

New approaches for resection of gliomas
2010-09-27 - English

- better understand the natural history of low-grade gliomas and glioblastomas
- know the oncological role of surgical resection in the treatment of gliomas
- know the functional contribution of surgery performed with cerebral mapping
- better understand the mechanisms of brain plasticity

 Antonella Giannantoni  

Neuro-urological disorders and botulinum A toxin
2010-09-27 - English

- know the rationale of using botulinum A toxin in treating neurogenic voiding dysfunction

- know the mechanisms of action of botulinum A toxin into the detrusor muscle

- know the clinical evidence on the treatment of neurogenic bladder with botulinum A toxin

- know the clinical and urodynamic effects and side effects of the treatment

 Alessandro Padovani  

The continuing enigma in differential diagnosis of degenerative dementias
2010-09-28 - English

Many causes of dementia, as well as other syndromes of cognitive impairment, can mimic the clinical state of dementia. Differentiating among these causes is important because of potential differences in symptom management and prognosis. Identifying causes of dementia more...(more)

 Henrik Zetterberg  

Molecular mechanisms and pathology of Alzheimer's disease as reflected by biological markers
2010-09-28 - English

Intense multidisciplinary research has provided detailed knowledge of the molecular pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This knowledge has been translated into new therapeutic strategies with putative disease-modifying effects. Several of the most promising...(more)

 Gavin Giovannoni  

The first on the stage: cladribine
2010-09-28 - English

Background: Cladribine is a purine analogue that is resistant to breakdown by adenosine deaminase. Cladribine is phosphorylated inside cells to the active compound 2-chloro-2'-deoxy-B-D-adenosine triphosphate (2-CdATP), which is preferentially activated in T and B...(more)

 Martin Holtkamp  

Pathophysiology and consequences
2010-09-28 - English

Pathophysiological considerations on non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) have to reflect that neuronal networks generating generalised absence SE are completely different from those underlying simple- or complex-partial SE. Whereas thalamocortical neuronal populations...(more)

 Andrea Rossetti  

Treatment options related to clinical type
2010-09-28 - English

To learn how to manage nonconvulsive status epilepticus according to the clinical presentation.
To avoid overtreatment.
To learn risks ov overtreatment.
To learn the most important prgnostic issues.

 Pierre Maquet  

Mutual interactions between sleep and wakefulness in normal brain function
2010-09-28 - English

Cognition is regulated across the 24-h sleep-wake cycle by circadian rhythmicity and sleep homeostasis. To better understand these mechanisms, we used functional neuroimaging (PET, fMRI, EEG/fMRI) both during wakefulness and sleep in normal human volunteers.
In a first set...(more)

 Christopher J. Mathias  

Autonomic Failure and other presentations of Orthostatic Intolerance
2010-09-28 - English

This lecture will focus on autonomic causes of orthostatic intolerance, where a variety of manifestations occur while changing position from recumbency to standing upright. The various symptoms will be described; they usually resolve readily on return to the horizontal...(more)

 Carlos A. Molina  

Diagnostic work-up and management of patients with transient ischemic attack
2010-09-28 - English

Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is the sudden onset of focal neurological dysfunction of presumed vascular origin that, by definition, resolves within 24 hours (usually much sooner). Its importance as a predictor of completed stroke has only recently been recognised. The...(more)