H . J . Gerner

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Event-related beta electroencephalographic (EEG) changes were studied during wrist movements induced by functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the appropriate forearm muscles in healthy volunteers. Active and passive hand movements were investigated as control conditions. Significant EEG changes with respect to a pre-movement period were analyzed by(More)
The complete restoration of movements lost due to a spinal cord injury (SCI) is the greatest hope of physicians, therapists and certainly of the patients themselves. Particularly, in patients with lesions of the cervical spinal cord every little improvement of missing or weak grasp function will result in a large gain in quality of life. Despite the fact(More)
Objective: We prospectively analyzed the dose dependent outcome and side effects of neurogenic bladder patients with intravesical application of oxybutynin at our centre. Materials and methods: We examined the data of 32 patients with neurogenic bladders and detrusor hyperreflexia. We registered clinical outcome, continence situation, side effects and(More)
The level of levofloxacin was determined in serum, bone and several tissues after a single dose of 500 mg i.v. Twenty-one patients (mean age: 56.8 years) undergoing bone surgery (nine patients) or surgical debridement of a decubitus ulcer (12 patients) who received levofloxacin as perioperative prophylaxis were included in the study. During surgery, blood(More)
Twenty nine spinal cord injury patients were treated by resection of heterotopic ossification in 41 hips. The average follow-up period after surgery was 4.2 years. The mean time to surgery after injury was 82.1 months. The indications for surgery were seating problems, loss of function, pressure sores and pain. The average preoperative motion in flexion and(More)
We analysed the influence of the timing of surgery (< 48 hours, group 1, 21 patients vs > 48 hours, group 2, 14 patients) on the neurological outcome and restoration of mobility in 35 incomplete tetra- and paraplegic patients with metastatic spinal-cord compression. Pain and neurological symptoms were assessed using the American Spinal Injury Association(More)
We describe the case of a 47-year-old female who sustained a C5/6 fracture with C6 complete spinal cord injury 26 years ago. She presented with increased spasticity of the lower extremities, the abdominal wall and episodes of autonomic dysreflexia. Imaging of the spine revealed post-traumatic kyphosis at the level of the injury and degenerative changes of(More)
Study design:Clinical cohort study.Objective:To evaluate if the impact of the severity of the trauma as a possible confounding factor influences the neurological and functional recovery in paraplegia during the course of a 6-month follow-up period after injury.Setting:Spinal Cord Injury Center, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany.Methods:A retrospective(More)
A 30-year-old healthy woman was involved in a road traffic accident. She sustained a fracture dislocation of T11/12 with a complete Frankel A paraplegia below T11. She had no associated injuries. High Dose Methylprednisolone was administered according to the NASCIS III protocol (48 h) together with low molecular weight Heparin and gastroprotected(More)