Volker Dietz

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Affiliation: Balgrist University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Behavior of spinal neurons deprived of supraspinal input
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Neurol 6:167-74. 2010
  2. doi request reprint [Clinical treatment of spasticity--spastic movement disorders]
    V Dietz
    Zentrum für Paraplegie, Universitätsklinik Balgrist, Forchstr 340, 8008, Zurich, Schweiz
    Nervenarzt 84:1508-11. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Gait disorders
    V Dietz
    Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Handb Clin Neurol 110:133-43. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Translating preclinical approaches into human application
    Volker Dietz
    Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Handb Clin Neurol 109:399-409. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Neuronal plasticity after a human spinal cord injury: positive and negative effects
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Exp Neurol 235:110-5. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Quadrupedal coordination of bipedal gait: implications for movement disorders
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstr 340, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol 258:1406-12. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Recent advances in spinal cord neurology
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstr 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol 257:1770-3. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Clinical algorithm for improved prediction of ambulation and patient stratification after incomplete spinal cord injury
    Björn Zörner
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurotrauma 27:241-52. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Recovery from a spinal cord injury: significance of compensation, neural plasticity, and repair
    Armin Curt
    Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurotrauma 25:677-85. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord injury: one-year evolution of motor-evoked potentials and recovery of leg motor function in 255 patients
    Jens A Petersen
    University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:939-48. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Behavior of spinal neurons deprived of supraspinal input
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Neurol 6:167-74. 2010
    ..Appropriate training and/or provision of afferent input to spinal neurons might help to prevent neuronal dysfunction in chronic SCI...
  2. doi request reprint [Clinical treatment of spasticity--spastic movement disorders]
    V Dietz
    Zentrum für Paraplegie, Universitätsklinik Balgrist, Forchstr 340, 8008, Zurich, Schweiz
    Nervenarzt 84:1508-11. 2013
    ..However, they are useful in immobilized patients. In mobile patients functional improvement can be achieved by functional training which is accompanied by an adapted, i.e. reduced, spastic muscle tone...
  3. doi request reprint Gait disorders
    V Dietz
    Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Handb Clin Neurol 110:133-43. 2013
    ..Therapy should be directed toward functional training, which takes advantage of the plasticity of the nervous system. In the future a combination of repair and functional training will further improve the mobility of disabled patients...
  4. doi request reprint Translating preclinical approaches into human application
    Volker Dietz
    Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Handb Clin Neurol 109:399-409. 2012
    ..Lastly, an approach to facilitate an appropriate reconnection of regenerating tract fibers by functional training in the postacute stage has yet to be confirmed...
  5. doi request reprint Neuronal plasticity after a human spinal cord injury: positive and negative effects
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Exp Neurol 235:110-5. 2012
    ..A training with an enhancement of an appropriate proprioceptive input early after an SCI might serve as an intervention to prevent neuronal dysfunction...
  6. doi request reprint Quadrupedal coordination of bipedal gait: implications for movement disorders
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstr 340, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol 258:1406-12. 2011
    ..Muscle activation on the affected arm becomes normalized by influences of the unaffected side during locomotion. These observations have consequences for the rehabilitation of patients suffering movement disorders...
  7. doi request reprint Recent advances in spinal cord neurology
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstr 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol 257:1770-3. 2010
    ..A focus of the review concerns the debate about the significance of translational medicine in spinal cord injury with the introduction of new drugs directed to achieve some spinal cord repairs...
  8. doi request reprint Clinical algorithm for improved prediction of ambulation and patient stratification after incomplete spinal cord injury
    Björn Zörner
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurotrauma 27:241-52. 2010
    ..These data provide evidence that a combination of predictors enables a reliable prediction of walking function and early patient stratification for clinical trials in miSCI...
  9. doi request reprint Recovery from a spinal cord injury: significance of compensation, neural plasticity, and repair
    Armin Curt
    Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurotrauma 25:677-85. 2008
    ..These findings support the assumption that functional recovery occurs by compensation, especially in cSCI and by neural plasticity leading to a greater improvement in iSCI. Relevant repair of damaged spinal pathways does not take place...
  10. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord injury: one-year evolution of motor-evoked potentials and recovery of leg motor function in 255 patients
    Jens A Petersen
    University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:939-48. 2012
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  11. ncbi request reprint The amplitude of lower leg motor evoked potentials is a reliable measure when controlled for torque and motor task
    Hubertus J A van Hedel
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol 254:1089-98. 2007
    ..The study investigated the reliability of anterior tibial (TA) MEP measures controlled for dorsal flexion torque and motor task...
  12. ncbi request reprint Degradation of neuronal function following a spinal cord injury: mechanisms and countermeasures
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain 127:2221-31. 2004
    ..This might be achieved by a continuous training approach starting early after injury...
  13. ncbi request reprint Changes in activity after a complete spinal cord injury as measured by the Spinal Cord Independence Measure II (SCIM II)
    Brigitte Wirth
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 22:145-53. 2008
    ..The Spinal Cord Independence Measure II (SCIM II) is an independence scale that was specifically developed for subjects with SCI. However, little is known about the changes in SCIM II scores during and after rehabilitation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in activity after a complete spinal cord injury as measured by the Spinal Cord Independence Measure II (SCIM II)
    Brigitte Wirth
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 22:279-87. 2008
    ..The Spinal Cord Independence Measure II (SCIM II) is an independence scale that was specifically developed for subjects with SCI. However, little is know about the changes in SCIM II scores during and after rehabilitation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Muscle force and gait performance: relationships after spinal cord injury
    Markus Wirz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1218-22. 2006
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  16. doi request reprint Preparation and performance of obstacle steps: interaction between brain and spinal neuronal activity
    Jenny Haefeli
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, University of Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurosci 33:338-48. 2011
    ..The observations suggest that drive from supraspinal centers initiates and maintains spinal neuronal activity underlying obstacle task preparation and performance...
  17. doi request reprint Obstacle avoidance locomotor tasks: adaptation, memory and skill transfer
    Evelyne Kloter
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurosci 35:1613-21. 2012
    ..Thus, such a precision locomotor task is achieved by a context-specific, coordinated activation of arm and leg muscles for performance and equilibrium control that includes adaptation, memory and skill transfer...
  18. doi request reprint Locomotion in stroke subjects: interactions between unaffected and affected sides
    Evelyne Kloter
    Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstr 340, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain 134:721-31. 2011
    ..These observations indicate strong mutual influences between unaffected and affected sides during locomotion of post-stroke subjects, which might be used to optimize rehabilitation approaches...
  19. doi request reprint Rehabilitation of locomotion after spinal cord injury
    Hubertus J A van Hedel
    SCI Research, Spinal Cord Injury Center, University of Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 28:123-34. 2010
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  20. doi request reprint Spinal reflex activity: a marker for neuronal functionality after spinal cord injury
    Michèle Hubli
    Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:188-96. 2012
    ..In healthy subjects, the SR consists of a dominant early reflex component, whereas in chronic, severely affected SCI subjects, a later component dominates...
  21. doi request reprint Spinal neuronal dysfunction after stroke
    Michèle Hubli
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Exp Neurol 234:153-60. 2012
    ..As a consequence, different rehabilitative strategies might be required...
  22. ncbi request reprint Assessment of walking speed and distance in subjects with an incomplete spinal cord injury
    Hubertus J A van Hedel
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 21:295-301. 2007
    ..Studies about testing preferred and maximum speeds in subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury are lacking...
  23. doi request reprint Nogo-A antibodies and training reduce muscle spasms in spinal cord-injured rats
    Roman R Gonzenbach
    Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Neurol 68:48-57. 2010
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  24. doi request reprint Obstacle stepping in patients with Parkinson's disease. Complexity does influence performance
    Jan Michel
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol 256:457-63. 2009
    ..The present results extend findings from upper to lower limb movements, namely that PD subjects have difficulties in the performance of bilateral motor tasks...
  25. doi request reprint Walking during daily life can be validly and responsively assessed in subjects with a spinal cord injury
    Hubertus J A van Hedel
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23:117-24. 2009
    ..This study assessed the validity and responsiveness of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM II) items indoor mobility, mobility for moderate distances, and outdoor mobility...
  26. ncbi request reprint Contribution of feedback and feedforward strategies to locomotor adaptations
    Tania Lam
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurophysiol 95:766-73. 2006
    ..In summary, adaptive changes in the walking pattern were driven by both feedback and feedforward adjustments in the walking pattern appropriate for overcoming the effects of resistance...
  27. doi request reprint Three-dimensional, task-specific robot therapy of the arm after stroke: a multicentre, parallel-group randomised trial
    Verena Klamroth-Marganska
    Sensory Motor Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
    Lancet Neurol 13:159-66. 2014
    ..We aimed to assess whether robotic training of an affected arm with ARMin--an exoskeleton robot that allows task-specific training in three dimensions-reduces motor impairment more effectively than does conventional therapy...
  28. doi request reprint Undirected compensatory plasticity contributes to neuronal dysfunction after severe spinal cord injury
    Janine Beauparlant
    1 Neurology Department, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain 136:3347-61. 2013
    ..However, this undirected compensatory plasticity forms aberrant neuronal circuits, which may engage inappropriate combinations of sensorimotor networks during gait execution. ..
  29. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of automated locomotor training in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury: a multicenter trial
    Markus Wirz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:672-80. 2005
    ..To determine whether automated locomotor training with a driven-gait orthosis (DGO) can increase functional mobility in people with chronic, motor incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  30. pmc The physiological basis of neurorehabilitation--locomotor training after spinal cord injury
    Michèle Hubli
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 10:5. 2013
    ..g. noradrenergic agonists), might constitute an effective strategy to promote neuroplasticity after SCI in the future...
  31. ncbi request reprint Neurological aspects of spinal-cord repair: promises and challenges
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Centre, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    Lancet Neurol 5:688-94. 2006
    ..The relevance of this degradation for a regeneration-inducing treatment needs to be investigated. Fifth, the prerequisites to enable appropriate reconnection of regenerating tract fibres in a postacute stage have still to be established...
  32. doi request reprint Chronic cervical spinal cord injury: DTI correlates with clinical and electrophysiological measures
    Jens A Petersen
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurotrauma 29:1556-66. 2012
    ..DTI can be used for the quantitative evaluation of the extent of spinal cord damage, and eventually to monitor the effects of future regeneration-inducing treatments...
  33. pmc Effectiveness of automated locomotor training in patients with acute incomplete spinal cord injury: a randomized controlled multicenter trial
    Markus Wirz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Neurol 11:60. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study is to evaluate if prolonged robot assisted walking training leads to a better walking outcome in patients with incomplete SCI and whether such training is feasible or has undesirable effects...
  34. doi request reprint Difficulty of elderly SCI subjects to translate motor recovery--"body function"--into daily living activities
    Werner Jakob
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurotrauma 26:2037-44. 2009
    ..Therefore, rehabilitation approaches in elderly subjects should focus on functional training...
  35. ncbi request reprint Obstacle avoidance during human walking: effects of biomechanical constraints on performance
    Hubertus J van Hedel
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:972-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether fixation of the ankle joint, the knee joint, or both increasingly affects the performance of a newly learned task, that is, stepping over an obstacle...
  36. doi request reprint Spasticity
    Volker Dietz
    Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Handb Clin Neurol 109:197-211. 2012
    ..Antispastic drugs should primarily be applied in complete SCI. In mobile patients they can accentuate paresis and therefore should be applied with caution...
  37. doi request reprint Gaze strategies for avoiding obstacles: Differences between young and elderly subjects
    Sandra Keller Chandra
    Research Lab, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Gait Posture 34:340-6. 2011
    ..The elderly turned their gaze earlier and longer on the obstacle than middle-aged or young subjects. Our results reveal a different gaze-behaviour strategy of elderly subjects suggesting a greater dependency on visual inputs...
  38. ncbi request reprint Impaired facilitation of motor evoked potentials in incomplete spinal cord injury
    Philipp Diehl
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol 253:51-7. 2006
    ..To improve the diagnosis of damaged spinal motor pathways in incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) by assessing the facilitation of lower limbs motor evoked potentials (MEP)...
  39. pmc G. Heiner Sell memorial lecture: neuronal plasticity after spinal cord injury: significance for present and future treatments
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Spinal Cord Med 29:481-8. 2006
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  40. pmc Standardized voluntary force measurement in a lower extremity rehabilitation robot
    Marc Bolliger
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 5:23. 2008
    ..A new method to assess isometric muscle force was implemented in the driven gait orthosis (DGO) Lokomat. To evaluate the capabilities of this new measurement method, inter- and intra-rater reliability were assessed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Magnetic stimulation of sacral roots for assessing the efferent neuronal pathways of lower urinary tract
    Biljana Rodic
    ParaCare, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    Muscle Nerve 26:486-91. 2002
    ..The method of SMS may be helpful for the evaluation of cases in which urodynamic studies remain inconclusive...
  42. doi request reprint Brain activity during stepping: a novel MRI-compatible device
    Christoph Hollnagel
    Sensory Motor Systems SMS Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems IRIS, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci Methods 201:124-30. 2011
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Levodopa therapy in incomplete spinal cord injury
    Oliver Maric
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurotrauma 25:1303-7. 2008
    ..The combination of L-Dopa and physiotherapy had no greater effect on the outcome than placebo and physiotherapy. The possible reasons for the different effect of L-Dopa in stroke and iSCI subjects are discussed...
  44. ncbi request reprint Assessing walking ability in subjects with spinal cord injury: validity and reliability of 3 walking tests
    Hubertus J van Hedel
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:190-6. 2005
    ..To assess the validity and reliability of 3 timed walking tests (Timed Up & Go [TUG], 10-meter walk test [10MWT], 6-minute walk test) in subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Transfer of motor performance in an obstacle avoidance task to different walking conditions
    Tania Lam
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurophysiol 92:2010-6. 2004
    ..The results are discussed in the context of emerging concepts in the neural control of walking and motor learning...
  46. doi request reprint The occurrence of the Babinski sign in complete spinal cord injury
    Jens A Petersen
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol 257:38-43. 2010
    ..In complete SCI subjects, the occurrence of the BS is connected with spastic muscle tone. The absence of the BS is frequently due to associated peripheral nerve damage...
  47. ncbi request reprint Learning a high-precision locomotor task in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Hubertus J A van Hedel
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Mov Disord 21:406-11. 2006
    ..Restricting vision deteriorated performance in both groups. The similar performance of PD patients after task repetition might indicate that adequate training could improve adaptive locomotor behavior in PD patients...
  48. doi request reprint Computerized visual feedback: an adjunct to robotic-assisted gait training
    Raphael Banz
    Spinal Cord Injury Research, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Phys Ther 88:1135-45. 2008
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  49. ncbi request reprint Spastic movement disorder: impaired reflex function and altered muscle mechanics
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Centre, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Lancet Neurol 6:725-33. 2007
    ..Antispastic drugs can accentuate paresis and therefore should be applied with caution in mobile patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Do human bipeds use quadrupedal coordination?
    Volker Dietz
    ParaCare, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, University Hospital Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Neurosci 25:462-7. 2002
    ..The persistence of such movement control has consequences for rehabilitation and the applicability of animal research to human patients with spinal cord injury...
  51. ncbi request reprint Proprioception and locomotor disorders
    Volker Dietz
    ParaCare, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, University Hospital Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, CH 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Neurosci 3:781-90. 2002
  52. doi request reprint Neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury: significance of clinical and electrophysiological measures
    Susanne Wydenkeller
    Spinal Cord Injury Center, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurosci 30:91-9. 2009
    ..These findings could be helpful for both the development of an objective diagnosis of bNP and for testing the effectiveness of new therapeutic agents...
  53. ncbi request reprint Ready for human spinal cord repair?
    Volker Dietz
    Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Balgrist University Hospital, Forchstr 340 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
    Brain 131:2240-2. 2008
  54. ncbi request reprint Repair of the injured spinal cord. A joint approach of basic and clinical research
    Anita D Buchli
    Brain Research Institute, University and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurodegener Dis 4:51-6. 2007
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  55. ncbi request reprint Human bipeds use quadrupedal coordination during locomotion
    Volker Dietz
    Balgrist University Hospital, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Forchstrasse 340, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1164:97-103. 2009
    ..During obstacle avoidance steps, an anticipatory quadrupedal limb coordination is up-regulated, with an involvement of proximal arm muscles during the acquisition and performance of this precision locomotor task...
  56. ncbi request reprint Restoration of sensorimotor functions after spinal cord injury
    Volker Dietz
    1 Spinal Cord Injury Centre, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain 137:654-67. 2014
    ..In the future, refinement of animal studies may contribute to greater translational success. ..
  57. ncbi request reprint Locomotor activity in spinal man: significance of afferent input from joint and load receptors
    Volker Dietz
    Paraplegic Centre of the University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain 125:2626-34. 2002
    ..This is in line with observations from infant stepping experiments and experiments in cats. Afferent feedback from knee and ankle joints may be involved largely in the control of focal movements...
  58. pmc SSEP analysis in surgery of idiopathic scoliosis: the influence of spine deformity and surgical approach
    Oliver Hausmann
    ParaCare, Swiss Paraplegic Center, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, University Hospital Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 12:117-23. 2003
    ..Even in clinically uneventful surgery, the postoperative t-SSEPs can be deteriorated depending on the surgical approach. This indicates a subclinical impact of spine surgery upon spinal cord function...