Patrick Grabher

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Rehabilitative training has shown to improve significantly motor outcomes and functional walking capacity in patients with incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). However, whether performance improvements during rehabilitation relate to brain plasticity or whether it is based on functional adaptation of movement strategies remain uncertain. This study(More)
OBJECTIVE In patients with subacute spinal cord injury (SCI), the motor system undergoes progressive structural changes rostral to the lesion, which are associated with motor outcome. The extent to which the sensory system is affected and how this relates to sensory outcome are uncertain. METHODS Changes in the sensory system were prospectively followed(More)
In this prospective study, we made an unbiased voxel-based analysis to investigate above-stenosis spinal degeneration and its relation to impairment in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). Twenty patients and 18 controls were assessed with high-resolution MRI protocols above the level of stenosis. Cross-sectional areas of grey matter (GM),(More)
BACKGROUND Brainstem networks are pivotal in sensory and motor function and in recovery following experimental spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVE To quantify neurodegeneration and its relation to clinical impairment in major brainstem pathways and nuclei in traumatic SCI. METHODS Quantitative MRI data of 30 chronic traumatic SCI patients (15 with(More)
Remote gray matter pathology has been suggested rostral to the compression site in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). We therefore assessed neurodegeneration in the gray matter ventral and dorsal horns. Twenty patients with CSM and 18 healthy subjects underwent a high-resolution structural and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging protocol at vertebra(More)
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