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Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Jahn

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Dept. of Neurology and IFBLMU
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Klinikum Großhadern
Marchioninistr. 15, 81377 Munich, Germany

Tel. ++ 49 89 4400-73671
Fax ++ 49 89 4400-76671
klaus.jahn(at)med.uni-muenchen.de

Publications

Klinische Schwerpunkte

1. Stand- und Gangstörungen

2. Schwindel und Gleichgewichtsstörungen

3. Gleichgewichts- und Okulomotorikstörungen bei Kindern

4. Schlaganfall und posturale Stabilität

 

Main Research Topics

 

1. Supraspinal control of posture and gait

2. Functional brain imaging of sensorimotor systems

3. Vestibular function in children and aged people

4. Neurophysiological analysis of posture and gait

5. Neurophysiology of vestibular function

 

Selected Literature

 

- Jahn K (2011) Vertigo and balance in children: diagnostic approach and insights from imaging. Eur J Ped Neurol 15: 289-294.

- Strupp M, Kalla R, … , & Jahn K (2011) 4-aminopyridine in episodic ataxia type 2 and other familial episodic ataxias with nystagmus. Neurology 77: 269-275.

- Schniepp R, Wuehr M, … & Jahn K (2011) Locomotion speed determines gait variability in cerebellar ataxia and vestibular failure. Mov Disorders, doi: 10.1002/mds.23978. [Epub ahead of print].

- Zwergal A, la Fougère C, … , & Jahn K (2011) Postural imbalance and falls in PSP correlate with functional pathology of the thalamus. Neurology 77: 101-119.

- Zwergal A, Linn J, … , & Jahn K (2011) Aging of human supraspinal locomotor and postural control in fMRI. Neurobiol Aging, [Epub ahead of print].

- Jahn K, Zwergal A & Schniepp R (2010) Gait disturbances in old age: classification, diagnosis, and treatment from a neurological perspective. Dtsch Arztebl Int 107: 306-316.

- Jahn K, Deutschländer A, Stephan T, Kalla R, Wiesmann M, Strupp M & Brandt T (2008) Imaging human supraspinal locomotor centers in brainstem and cerebellum. NeuroImage, 39: 786-792.

 

Methods

 

1) Functional neuroimaging (fMRI, PET)

2) Gait analysis, posturographie

3) Videooculographie, vestibular testing

 

Grants

 

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):

- Supraspinal control of human locomotion (JA1087/1-1)

BMBF (IFBLMU):

- Supraspinal locomotor control during human lifespan (TR-F8)

- Rehabilitation of impaired body orienation in space (TR-F14)

 

Team Members

 

Benecke, Ann Kathrin, MSc (gait analysis & tharapy of gait disorders)

Bergmann, Jeannine, MSc (postural vertical & therapy of postural imbalance)

Brümmer, Verena, MD (fMRI & gait analysis)

Ciupe, Monica-Antoanela, MD (postural vertical & fMRI)

Langhagen, Thyra, MD (vertigo in children)

Lehnen, Nadine, MD, MPhil (eye-head coordination & clinical head impulse)

Schniepp, Roman, MD (gait analysis & fMRI)

Schöberl, Florian, MD (spatial navigation & PET)

Schröder, A. Sebastian, MD (fMRI & postural imbalance in children)

Zwergal, Andreas (PET, fMRI, posture, gait & navigation)

 

Cooperation with

 

Martin Canis, ENT Göttingen, (Patch-clamp hair cells)

Mayank Dutia, Neurophysiology, Edinburgh, UK (central vestibular compensation)

Benedikt Grothe, Neurobiology LMU (central auditory function)

Eberhard Koenig, Schön Klinik Bad Aibling (postural rehabilitation)

 
 

Anschrift

Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik & Deutsches Schwindel- und Gleichgewichtszentrum DSGZ
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Klinikum Großhadern, Marchioninistraße 15
D-81377 München

Direktorin:
Univ.Prof. Dr. med. Marianne Dieterich, FANA, FEAN
direktion.neurologie
(at)med.uni-muenchen.de

Telefonzentrale
Tel. (089) 4400-0