Julian Decker

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OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of imperceptible levels of white noise galvanic vestibular stimulation (nGVS) on dynamic walking stability in patients with bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP). METHODS Walking performance of 13 patients with confirmed BVP (mean age 50.1 ± 5.5 years) at slow, preferred, and fast speeds was examined during walking with(More)
A higher impedance, steroid-eluting pacing lead was studied in a multicenter trial. A total of 132 leads were implanted in 61 patients and the electrical characteristics were compared with historical controls. The study lead had a lower pacing threshold at 3 months, 0.72 +/- 0.33 versus 1.29 +/- 0.82 in the atrium and 0.71 +/- 0.25 versus 1.52 +/- 0.52 in(More)
Patients with bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP) suffer from persistent imbalance during standing and walking as well as an impaired gaze stabilization during head movements. Disabilities associated with BVP severely compromise patients’ daily activities and are often linked to an increased risk of falls. Currently, the only established treatment option in BVP(More)
BACKGROUND There is strong evidence that the presence of noise can enhance information processing in sensory systems via stochastic resonance (SR). OBJECTIVES To examine the presence of SR in human vestibulospinal reflex function. METHODS Healthy subjects were stimulated with 1 Hz sinusoidal GVS of varying amplitudes (0-1.9 mA). Coherence between GVS(More)
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