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An Unusual Cause of Pseudomedian Nerve Palsy

Zina-MaryManjaly, Andreas R. Luft, and Hakan Sarikaya (2011). Case Reports in Neurological Medicine Volume 2011, Article ID 474271, 3 pages doi:10.1155/2011/474271

Dopaminergic Projections from Midbrain to Primary Motor Cortex Mediate Motor Skill Learning

Jonas A. Hosp, Ana Pekanovic,Mengia S. Rioult-Pedotti, and Andreas R. Luft (2011). The Journal of Neuroscience, February 16, 2011 • 31(7):2481–2487 • 2481

Cortical Plasticity during Motor Learning and Recovery after Ischemic Stroke

Jonas A. Hosp, and Andreas R. Luft (2011). Neural Plasticity Volume 2011, Article ID 871296, 9 pages doi:10.1155/2011/871296

Consequences of Stroke in Community-Dwelling Elderly: The Health and Retirement Study, 1998 to 2008

Afshin A. Divani, Shahram Majidi, Anna M. Barrett, Siamak Noorbaloochi and Andreas R. Luft (2011). American Heart Association, Inc. Stroke is available at http://stroke.ahajournals.org DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.607630 

Brain activation induced by dentine hypersensitivity pain–an fMRI study

Meier ML, Bru¨gger M, Ettlin DA, Luechinger R, Barlow A, Jäncke L, Lutz K. Brain activation induced by dentine hypersensitivity pain–a fMRI study. J Clin Periodontol 2012; 39: 441–447. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2012.01863.x.

Neurofeedback-mediated self-regulation of the dopaminergic midbrain

James Sulzer, Ranganatha Sitaram, Maria Laura Blefari, Spyros Kollias, Niels Birbaumer, Klaas Enno Stephan, Andreas Luft, Roger Gassert (2013). J. Sulzer et al. / NeuroImage 83 (2013) 817–825

Royal College of Physicians Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party evidence-based guidelines for the nutritional support of patients who have had a stroke

F. Gomes, C. Hookway & C. E. Weekes (2013). Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics- The British Dietetic Association Ltd

A Full Body Sensing System for Monitoring Stroke Patients in a Home Environment

Bart Klaassen1, Bert-Jan van Beijnum, Marcel Weusthof, Dennis Hofs, Fokke van Meulen, Henk Luinge, Alessandro Tognetti, Federico Lorussi, Rita Paradiso, Jeremia Held, Jasper Reenalda, Corien Nikamp, Jaap Buurke, Hermie Hermens and Peter Veltink (2014). 

Royal College of Physicians Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party evidence-based guidelines for the secondary prevention of stroke through nutritional or dietary modification

C. Hookway, F. Gomes & C. E. Weekes (2014). Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics- The British Dietetic Association Ltd

What can the monetary incentive delay task tell us about the neural processing of reward and punishment?

Kai Lutz, Mario Widmer (2014). Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics 2014:3

Assessment-Driven Arm Therapy at Home Using an IMU-Based Virtual Reality System

Frieder Wittmann, Olivier Lambercy, Roman R. Gonzenbach, Mark A. van Raai, Raphael Höver, Jeremia Held, Michelle L. Starkey, Armin Curt, Andreas Luft and Roger Gassert (2015). IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)

Detection and treatment of medical inpatients with or at-risk of malnutrition: suggested procedure based on validated guidelines

Bounoure L, Gomes F, Stanga Z, Keller U, Meier R, Ballmer P, Fehr R, Mueller B, Genton L, Norman K, et al. (2016) Detection and treatment of medical inpatients with or at-risk of malnutrition: suggested procedures based on validated guidelines. Nutrition. 32(7-8):790-8

Risk of Malnutrition is an independent predictor of mortality, lenght of hospital stay, and hospitalisation costs in stroke patients. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases

Gomes F., Emery P. W., Weekes C.E. (2016) Risk of Malnutrition Is an Independent Predictor of Mortality, Length of Hospital Stay, and Hospitalization Costs in Stroke Patients. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 25(4): 799-806

Processing of Motor Performance Related Reward After Stroke

M. Widmer, A.R. Luft, K. Lutz (2016) In J. Ibáñez et al. (eds.), Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II, Biosystems & Biorobotics 15, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-46669-9_165

Self-directed arm therapy at home after stroke with sensor-based virtual reality training system.

Wittmann et al. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (2016) 13:75. DOI 10.1186/s12984-016-0182-1

Rewarding feedback promotes motor skill consolidation via striatal activity

M. Widmer, N. Ziegler, J. Held, A. Luft, K. Lutz (2014). The influence of feedback on motor skill learning. Progress in Brain Research, Volume 229, ISSN 0079-6123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.pbr.2016.05.006

Separable systems for recovery of finger strength and control after stroke

Xu, J., Ejaz, N., Hertler, B., Branscheidt, M., Widmer, M., Faria, A. V., ... & Kitago, T. (2017). Separable systems for recovery of finger strength and control after stroke. Journal of neurophysiology, 118(2), 1151-1163

Thermodilution-determined Internal Jugular Venous Flow

Rasmussen, P., Widmer, M., Hilty, M. P., Hug, M., Sørensen, H., Ogoh, S., ... & Lundby, C. (2017). Thermodilution-determined Internal Jugular Venous Flow. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 49(4), 661-668

Elderly adults show higher ventral striatal activation in response to motor performance related rewards than young adults

Widmer, M., Stulz, S., Luft, A. R., & Lutz, K. (2017). Elderly adults show higher ventral striatal activation in response to motor performance related rewards than young adults. Neuroscience letters, 661, 18-22.

Does motivation matter in upper-limb rehabilitation after stroke? ArmeoSenso- Reward: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Widmer, M., Held, J. P., Wittmann, F., Lambercy, O., Lutz, K., & Luft, A. R. (2017). Does motivation matter in upper-limb rehabilitation after stroke? ArmeoSenso-Reward: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18(1), 580

Metacognitive Confidence Increases with, but Does Not Determine, Visual Perceptual Learning

Zizlsperger L, Kümmel F, Haarmeier T (2016) Metacognitive Confidence Increases with, but Does Not Determine, Visual Perceptual Learning. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151218. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0151218

ESPEN Guideline Clinical Nutrition in Neurology

Burgos R, Bretónb I, Cereda E, Desport JC, Dziewas R, Genton L, Gomes F, Jésus P, Leischker A, Muscaritoli M, Poulia KA, Preiser JC, Van der Marckm M, Wirth R, Singer P, Bischoff S. (2017) ESPEN Guideline Clinical Nutrition in Neurology. Clin Nutr. 37: 354-396