René Schwesig

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Visual control has an influence on postural stability. Whilst vestibular, somatosensoric and cerebellar changes have already been frequency analytically parameterised with posturography, sufficient data regarding the visual system are still missing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of pathologic and simulated visual dysfunctions on the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), a failure of two or more organ systems, is the endstage of initial trigger events in diseases such as acute coronary syndrome or sepsis. The mortality is high (40 - 60 %). The present study aimed to detect whether beta-adrenergic blockers (BAB) which may affect(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate previously proposed findings and to develop an objective, feasible and efficient bifactorial (risk factors: gait impairment and balance disorders) fall risk assessment. DESIGN Prospective follow-up study Setting: Nursing homes (Halle/Saale, Germany). SUBJECTS One hundred and forty-six nursing home residents (aged 62-101 years) were(More)
PURPOSE Falls are a significant cause of morbidity in the elderly. Because decreased vision is known to be a significant risk factor for falling in this age group, we sought to examine the effect of the removal of cataract, a major cause of visual handicap, on postural stability. METHODS Postural stability was measured in 23 patients who underwent(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of long-term, not experimentally induced visual impairment on balance, and to clarify which means are used to compensate for this sensory deficit. METHODS Posturography was examined in 50 visually impaired subjects (11 with congenital blindness and 39 with acquired visual impairment) and 50 healthy controls. Examination(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to investigate the influence of workload and consecutive changes on active range of motion and isometric strength of team handball athletes' throwing shoulders (TSs) because the available data are insufficient. METHODS In a longitudinal investigation, 31 professional male handball athletes underwent a clinical shoulder(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate the relation of workload on range of motion and isometric strength of team handball athletes’ shoulders over a competitive season. 31 Professional male handball athletes underwent clinical shoulder examinations. Athletes were examined subsequently during the complete playing season (week 0, 6, 22 and 40) to determine(More)
Nigrostriatal and cerebellar systems are important postural subsystems in neurologic rehabilitation. In this study, we investigated the ability to differentiate both systems via posturography and spectral analysis. This cross-sectional study included 156 study subjects with 52 individuals in each group (healthy controls, Parkinson's disease and cerebellar(More)
Quantitative gait analysis plays an important role in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation regarding the evaluation of rehabilitation progress. However, most of the currently available gait analysis systems share the disadvantage of being expensive, time-consuming, and complex. A promising alternative is the portable gait analysis system RehaWatch. It(More)
Inertial sensor gait analysis systems (ISGAS) facilitate gait analysis in an unobstructed environment outdoors or outside of a conventional gait laboratory. However, their use in clinical settings and in large scale studies necessitates thorough evaluation of their performance in different settings and populations and reference data on healthy subjects. The(More)