Research Areas

  • Cortical topography of swallowing in health and disease
  • Epidemiology, clinical characteristics and treatment of neurogenic dysphagia
  • Methods:Magnetoencephalography (MEG); Synthetic Aperture Magnetometry (SAM);
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

Selected Publications

I.K. Teismann,  O. Steinstraeter, W. Schwindt, E.B. Ringelstein, C. Pantev, R. Dziewas. Age-related changes in cortical swallowing-processing. Neurobiol Aging 2010; 31: 1044-1050.

R. Dziewas, I.K. Teismann, S. Suntrup, H. Schiffbauer, O. Steinstraeter, T. Warnecke, E.B. Ringelstein, C. Pantev. Cortical compensation associated with dysphagia caused by selective degeneration of bulbar motor neurons. Hum Brain Mapp 2008; 30:1352-60.

T. Warnecke, I.K. Teismann, S. Öelenberg, C. Hamacher,  E.B. Ringelstein, W.R. Schaebitz, R. Dziewas. The safety of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing in acute stroke patients. Stroke 2009; 40: 482-486.

T. Warnecke, S. Oelenberg, I. Teismann, S. Suntrup, C. Hamacher, P. Young, E.B. Ringelstein, R. Dziewas. Dysphagia in X-linked bulbospinal muscular atrophy (Kennedy disease). Neuromuscul Disord 2009;19: 704-8.