Julia B. M. Zeller

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The objective of the current study was to determine the correlation of spinal and femoral dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and calcaneal ultrasound, measured in situ with intact soft tissues, with the in vitro failure loads of lumbar vertebral bodies. Forty-nine cadavers with intact skin and soft tissues (32 men aged 82.1 +/- 9.0 years, 17 women aged(More)
OBJECTIVE Visuospatial deficits are among the first symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) and linked to lower activation in the superior parietal cortex as assessed with functional imaging. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is an optical method to measure changes in the concentration of oxygenated hemoglobin and deoxygenated hemoglobin in the microvascular(More)
In Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the degeneration of brainstem nuclei is different from major depression (MD). Thus, vagus somatosensory evoked potentials (VSEP) proposed for the functional assessment of brainstem nuclei should show prolonged latencies in AD but not in MD. In 55 AD patients, 57 MD patients and two age-matched control groups evoked potentials(More)
The trail making test (TMT) is a widely applied diagnostic tool measuring executive functioning in order to discriminate between healthy and pathological aging processes. However, due to its paper-and-pencil nature it is difficult to adapt for functional brain imaging. Related neural underpinnings even in healthy aging are mostly unknown since no consistent(More)
Apolipoprotein-E4 (APOE-E4) is a major genetic risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The verbal fluency task (VFT), especially the subtask category fluency, has shown to provide a good discrimination between cognitively normal controls and subjects with AD. Interestingly, APOE-E4 seems to have no effect on the behavioral performance during a(More)
OBJECTIVE Quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus is used clinically for evaluating bone fracture risk, but its association with the mechanical properties at other skeletal sites is not well characterized. The objective was therefore to determine its predictive ability of the mechanical failure loads of the proximal femur and lumbar spine. METHOD In 45(More)
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and associated symptoms. We investigated cerebral activation in FMS patients by functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). METHODS Two stimulation paradigms were applied: a) painful pressure stimulation at the dorsal forearm; b) verbal fluency test (VFT). We(More)
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and vagus somatosensory evoked potentials (VSEP) show deviant patterns in subjects with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared to healthy controls. We now aimed at testing the predictive value of these methods in the early diagnosis of AD. The Vogel study is a prospective, observational, long-term follow-up study(More)
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