Josef Georg Heckmann

Summary

Affiliation: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy combined with schwannomas of the median and medial plantar nerves
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Erlangen, Schwabachanlage 6, D 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Muscle Nerve 35:122-4. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint The fogging effect
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, Medical School, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Neurologia 18:390-1. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Economy class stroke syndrome
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Schwabachanlage 6, DE 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Cerebrovasc Dis 17:88. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint [Funicular myelosis]
    Josef Georg Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik der Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 99:47-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint [Hospitalization of non-stroke patients in a Stroke Unit]
    J G Heckmann
    Stroke Unit der Neurologischen Klinik, Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 129:731-5. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Laser scanning tomography of the optic nerve vs CSF opening pressure in idiopathic intracranial hypertension
    J G Heckmann
    Departments of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Neurology 62:1221-3. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint [Diabetes and stroke]
    J G Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 130:291-6. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Taste disorders in acute stroke: a prospective observational study on taste disorders in 102 stroke patients
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Stroke 36:1690-4. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Hemilingual spasm associated with tortuosity of the extracranial internal carotid artery
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
    Cerebrovasc Dis 20:208-10. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Transient tetraplegia after cervical facet joint injection for chronic neck pain administered without imaging guidance
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 108:709-11. 2006

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy combined with schwannomas of the median and medial plantar nerves
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Erlangen, Schwabachanlage 6, D 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Muscle Nerve 35:122-4. 2007
    ..The occurrence of HNPP and schwannomas in the same patient might be purely coincidental, but it is tempting to speculate that they share a common genetic basis...
  2. ncbi request reprint The fogging effect
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, Medical School, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Neurologia 18:390-1. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Economy class stroke syndrome
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Schwabachanlage 6, DE 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Cerebrovasc Dis 17:88. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint [Funicular myelosis]
    Josef Georg Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik der Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
    Med Klin (Munich) 99:47-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint [Hospitalization of non-stroke patients in a Stroke Unit]
    J G Heckmann
    Stroke Unit der Neurologischen Klinik, Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 129:731-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the number of patients who are admitted to a national stroke unit but do not suffer from stroke. Furthermore, we related the proportion of nonstroke referrals to the different referral modes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Laser scanning tomography of the optic nerve vs CSF opening pressure in idiopathic intracranial hypertension
    J G Heckmann
    Departments of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Neurology 62:1221-3. 2004
    ..001; r = 0.63, p < 0.001). If the CSF opening pressure is higher than 20 cm water, an increase of 5 cm water CSF pressure corresponds to a papilla volume increase of 0.95 mm3 as well as a papilla height increase of 0.34 mm...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Diabetes and stroke]
    J G Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 130:291-6. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Taste disorders in acute stroke: a prospective observational study on taste disorders in 102 stroke patients
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Stroke 36:1690-4. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to assess whether and how frequently patients with acute first-ever stroke exhibit gustatory dysfunction...
  9. ncbi request reprint Hemilingual spasm associated with tortuosity of the extracranial internal carotid artery
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
    Cerebrovasc Dis 20:208-10. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Transient tetraplegia after cervical facet joint injection for chronic neck pain administered without imaging guidance
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 108:709-11. 2006
    ..It should be considered by any clinician performing "blind" zygapophysial joint injections in the cervical spine. Using imaging guidance should help prevent this type of complication...
  11. ncbi request reprint Beauty parlor stroke syndrome
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, Stroke Unit, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Cerebrovasc Dis 21:140-1. 2006
  12. ncbi request reprint Pneumococcal meningoencephalitis
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:739. 2005
  13. pmc Increased frequency of cardioembolism and patent foramen ovale in patients with stroke and a positive travel history suggesting economy class stroke syndrome
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Heart 92:1265-8. 2006
    ..To investigate the frequency of acute stroke in patients with a recent travel history and to analyse risk factors, stroke patterns and presence of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in this patient group...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Neurobiological principles of consciousness: understanding oneself and others]
    Josef G Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, Erlangen
    Pflege Z 59:156-60. 2006
  15. ncbi request reprint Neurological causes of taste disorders
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Adv Otorhinolaryngol 63:255-64. 2006
    ..Due to the broad differential diagnostic considerations, it is essential to look for additional, even mild, neurological signs and symptoms. Treatment must relate to the underlying cause. Zinc may be tried in idiopathic dysgeusia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Patent foramen ovale as lifesaving purging valve
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Eur J Emerg Med 13:230-2. 2006
    ..Under favourable conditions, a patent foramen ovale may allow the escape of a thrombus, sufficient to cause a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism, into the arterial system, where it can be removed by interventional manoeuvres...
  17. ncbi request reprint Electrocerebral silence with preserved but reduced cortical brain perfusion
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Eur J Emerg Med 10:241-3. 2003
    ..This case demonstrates that isoelectric electroencephalogram can not be equated with brain death, and that in prognostic assessment both clinical findings and supportive technical methods are mandatory...
  18. ncbi request reprint The vegetarian who ate a sausage with curry sauce
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Lancet Neurol 2:62. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint [Diagnosis of leukoencephalopathy]
    J G Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik mit Poliklinik der Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, Germany
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 127:855-8. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Neurological aspects of taste disorders
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Arch Neurol 60:667-71. 2003
  21. pmc Vasospastic amaurosis fugax
    Josef G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Schwabachenlage 6, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:149. 2003
  22. ncbi request reprint [Retropharyngeal tendinitis. Differential diagnosis in the management of acute neck pain]
    J G Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik, Universitatsklinikum Erlangen, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054 Erlangen
    Nervenarzt 77:952-7. 2006
    ..Nonsteroidal antiphlogistic drugs led to rapid improvement of clinical signs and symptoms. Retropharyngeal tendinitis should be considered in patients with acute neck pain...
  23. ncbi request reprint Implant therapy following liver transplantation: clinical and microbiological results after 10 years
    Siegfried Martin Heckmann
    School of Dental Medicine, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    J Periodontol 75:909-13. 2004
    ..Six months after liver transplantation, two interforaminal implants were inserted in the edentulous mandible, and an overdenture using non-rigid telescopic attachments was fabricated 3 months later...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Cerebrovascular circulation from a clinical view. Historical review, physiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects]
    J G Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg
    Med Klin (Munich) 96:583-92. 2001
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  25. ncbi request reprint [Langerhans-cell histiocytosis of the orbit; diagnosis, treatment and outcome in three patients -- children and adults]
    L M Holbach
    Augenklinik mit Poliklinik der Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054 Erlangen, Deutschland
    Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 217:370-3. 2000
    ..Langerhans cell histiocytosis usually affects children. Systemic Langerhans cell histiocytosis may be present in 37% of affected children. Ten per cent of all children die of the disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint Hypoglycemic sensorimotor polyneuropathy associated with insulinoma
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University Erlangen Nurnberg, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Muscle Nerve 23:1891-4. 2000
    ..The literature is discussed. The reported case is of special interest because the peripheral neuropathy led to the correct diagnosis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Taste in dementing diseases and parkinsonism
    C J G Lang
    Neurological Unit, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    J Neurol Sci 248:177-84. 2006
    ..This exploratory study confirms a mild reduction of gustatory function in dementing diseases over and beyond that of normal aging which--in addition to a reduction of smell--seems to be especially marked in Parkinson syndromes...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Mechanisms of cerebral autoregulation, assessment and interpretation by means of transcranial doppler sonography]
    M J Hilz
    Neurologische Klinik mit Poliklinik, Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 68:398-412. 2000
    ..Direct, intraoperative measurements of vessel diameter confirm this conclusion...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cerebral vein thrombosis and prothrombin gene (G20210A) mutation
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054, Erlangen, Germany
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 103:191-3. 2001
    ..In patients with CVT, coagulation-examinations should include tests for the prothrombin gene (G20210A) mutation...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Generalized brain edema in non-purulent meningoencephalitis. The anti-edema effect of therapy with dexamethasone]
    J B Sommer
    Neurologische Klinik, mit Poliklinik der Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
    Nervenarzt 71:112-5. 2000
    ..These results of these two cases support the efficacy of corticosteroids as adjunctive treatment of diffuse brain edema caused by non-purulent meningoencephalitis. The pathophysiological mechanisms are discussed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Apnea testing for the diagnosis of brain death
    C J G Lang
    Neurologische Universitatsklinik, Erlangen, Germany
    Acta Neurol Scand 112:358-69. 2005
    ..A review is given on various methods, preconditions and pitfalls of apnea testing for the diagnosis of brain death...
  32. ncbi request reprint Recognition of familiar handwriting in stroke and dementia
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg at Erlangen, Germany
    Neurology 57:2128-31. 2001
    ..The authors conclude that the recognition of handwriting is a special skill that is independent of other verbal and lexical tasks...
  33. ncbi request reprint Recurrent trismus and stridor in an ALS patient: successful treatment with botulinum toxin
    M G M Winterholler
    Neurologische Klinik, Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen, D 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Neurology 58:502-3. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint Dorsal medullary infarction
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Cerebrovasc Dis 16:176-7. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Choreoathetosis related to lithium intoxication
    B Stemper
    Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Eur J Neurol 10:743-4. 2003
    ..The onset of spontaneous twisting, choreoathetotic movements of both hands and arms and worsening of symptoms one hour after admission together with a history of lithium therapy lead to the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Disease latency in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease via dural grafting: a case report
    C J Lang
    Neurological Hospital, Outpatient Department, Friedrich Alexander University at Erlangen, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:1013-4. 2001
    ..Having received a lyophilized dural patch he developed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease of which he died 19 months later. This is the longest latency with dura-associated Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease reported so far...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Screening for neuropsychological deficits--a screening test also for dementias?]
    C J G Lang
    Neurologische Klinik, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg
    Nervenarzt 73:434-41. 2002
    ..The advantage of NDS thus lies in the diversity of functions assessed, while its screening power is comparable to the two other tests used for comparison...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Multimodal computed tomography in acute cerebral infarction. Experience with a standardized protocol in 100 patients]
    R Handschu
    Neurologische Klinik, Friedrich Alexander Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg
    Nervenarzt 75:564-76. 2004
    ..In the first 102 patients examined within 6 h of symptom onset using this protocol, multimodal CT contributed substantially to therapeutic decisions, even though there are some limitations in these methods...
  39. ncbi request reprint Zinc gluconate in the treatment of dysgeusia--a randomized clinical trial
    S M Heckmann
    School of Dental Medicine, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Glückstr 11, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    J Dent Res 84:35-8. 2005
    ..05), no other significant group differences were found. In conclusion, zinc appears to improve general gustatory function and, consequently, general mood scores in dysgeusia patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Stroke. Public knowledge and information sources]
    R Handschu
    Stroke Unit, Neurologische Klinik, Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen
    Nervenarzt 76:716-23. 2005
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Smell and taste disorders in polyneuropathy: a prospective study of chemosensory disorders
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Acta Neurol Scand 120:258-63. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the occurrence and the frequency of chemosensory dysfunction in patients with polyneuropathy (PNP)...
  42. ncbi request reprint [The Susac syndrome--a retinocochleocerebral angiopathy]
    M Winterholler
    Neurologische Klinik, Friedrich Alexander Universitat, Erlangen
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 68:475-81. 2000
    ..Most patients were young women presenting clinically with a subacute encephalopathy, branch retina artery occlusions, and hearing loss. In 1994 the name "Susac syndrome" has been proposed for this disease entity...
  43. ncbi request reprint Transcutaneous and intra-arterial blood gas monitoring--a comparison during apnoea testing for the determination of brain death
    C J G Lang
    Neurological Hospital, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Eur J Emerg Med 9:51-6. 2002
    ..c. electrodes, the i.a. technique at present holds no advantage over t.c. measurements in testing for apnoea in suspected brain death except where simultaneous monitoring of pH and temperature are desired...
  44. doi request reprint [The Erlangen examination. An alternative to multiple choice testing for German neurology students]
    J G Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik, Universitatsklinikum, Schwabachanlage 6, Erlangen, Germany
    Nervenarzt 79:676-83. 2008
    ..The Erlangen Neurological Exam Structured (ERNEST) is an alternative for assessing competency in clinical knowledge at the end of the neurological general education. The answers must be given in written, short essay format...
  45. doi request reprint [OSCE in the neurology clerkship. Experiences at the neurological department of the university hospital Erlangen]
    J G Heckmann
    Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitatsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 77:32-7. 2009
    ..In the German medical education program practical examinations at the end of the neurology clerkship are sparsely performed. By this way, motivation for practical learning and a method to assure quality of learning are not used...
  46. doi request reprint Effects of peer-assisted training during the neurology clerkship: a randomized controlled study
    J G Heckmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Eur J Neurol 15:1365-70. 2008
    ..To determine the efficacy of peer-assisted clinical skills training for students during their neurology clerkship...