Katrin Schweizer

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INTRODUCTION Encephalitis is a rare complication of primary varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection in immunocompetent children. METHODS The clinical and laboratory findings of two girls with VZV-related encephalitis are reported. RESULTS Both children presented with focal epileptic seizures, corresponding to cortical/subcortical as well as white matter(More)
Force enhancement is a well accepted property of skeletal muscle and has been observed at all structural levels ranging from single myofibrils to voluntarily activated m. quadriceps femoris in vivo. However, force enhancement has not been studied for multi-joint movements like human leg extension; therefore knowledge about its relevance in daily living(More)
BACKGROUND It has previously been discussed that treatment of the hemiplegic arm in patients with cerebral palsy can improve gait parameters in the lower body. Our question was whether improving the ankle rocker with an orthosis has an effect on the upper body during walking. The main aim was to investigate, which trunk and arm kinematics of toe walking(More)
This study provides an overview on the association between premature plantarflexor muscle activity (PPF), muscle strength, and equinus gait in patients with various pathologies. The purpose was to evaluate whether muscular weakness and biomechanical alterations are aetiological factors for PPF during walking, independent of the underlying pathology. In a(More)
Correcting a pathological toe walking gait pattern can be achieved by restricting excessive plantarflexion during the swing phase of gait. A common conservative treatment measure is providing the patient with an ankle-foot-orthosis on the affected lower leg. This study examined the lower body gait kinematics and temporal-spatial parameters of fifteen(More)
Experimental data in human movement science commonly consist of repeated measurements under comparable conditions. One can face the question how to identify a single trial, a set of trials, or erroneous trials from the entire data set. This study presents and evaluates a Selection Method for a Representative Trial (SMaRT) based on the Principal Component(More)
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