Christiane Reck

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We simultaneously recorded local field potentials (LFPs) in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and surface electromyographic signals (EMGs) from the extensor and flexor muscles of the contralateral forearm in eight patients with idiopathic tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease (resting tremor) during the bilateral implantation of deep brain stimulation electrodes.(More)
Different tremor entities such as Essential Tremor (ET) or tremor in Parkinson's disease (PD) can be ameliorated by the implantation of electrodes in the ventral thalamus for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). The exact neural mechanisms underlying this treatment, as well as the specific pathophysiology of the tremor in both diseases to date remain elusive.(More)
Efficient neural communication between premotor and motor cortical areas is critical for manual motor control. Here, we used high-density electroencephalography to study cortical connectivity in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and age-matched healthy controls while they performed repetitive movements of the right index finger at maximal repetition(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The use of multiple trajectories microelectrode recording (MER) during implantation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes into the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) is discussed controversially because of possible risks and unclear benefits. The aim of the study is to investigate whether MER(More)
Neural oscillations are thought to underlie coupling of spatially remote neurons and gating of information within the human sensorimotor system. Here we tested the hypothesis that different unimanual motor tasks are specifically associated with distinct patterns of oscillatory coupling in human sensorimotor cortical areas. In 13 healthy, right-handed(More)
Akinesia and rigidity are cardinal symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Previous studies analysing event-related desynchronization during movement onset associated both symptoms with pathologically increased oscillations in the beta frequency range. By focusing on the movement onset only, these studies cannot, however, shed light onto the question how(More)
Rectal atresia and anal stenosis are rare forms of anorectal malformations. The aim of the definitive surgical repair in such cases is to preserve the anal canal, the dentate line, and the sphincter complex. We present a case of rectal atresia and anal stenosis to demonstrate the differences in the operative repair. The techniques described leave the(More)
OBJECTIVE In patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) the effect of thalamic stimulation on tremor pathophysiology remains largely unclear. By recording local field potentials (LFPs) in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) while stimulating the nucleus ventralis intermedius thalami (VIM), information of the stimulation effects should be gained. METHODS We had the(More)
Although well-known for more than a century, a sound pathophysiological mechanism for Parkinson's disease (PD) was lacking for a long time. The recent availability of electrophysiological techniques, such as magnetoencephalography, high-resolution electroencephalography and intra- and post-operative recordings in PD patients undergoing deep brain(More)
Slow finger movements in healthy humans are characterized by discontinuous rhythmic changes in a low frequency band about 8 Hz. These pulsatile changes in velocity are thought to present the central output of an oscillatory cerebello-thalamo-cortical network in the same frequency. Hypothesizing that patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the dopaminergic(More)