Walter, Matthias, Dr.

University of Zurich
Spinal Cord Injury Center, Research
Balgrist University Hospital
Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich

Matthias Walter obtained his degree in medicine from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany in 2006 and recently received his doctorate from the University of Zurich. For his ongoing PhD, a collaboration between the Departments of Neurourology (Balgrist University Hospital Zurich), Neuroradiology, Gynecology, and Urology (University Hospital Zurich), the Institute of Engineering at the ETH Zurich and the Department of Urology at the Maastricht University, Netherlands, he investigates the human LUT control to find specific pattern in supraspinal activation, structural and functional connectivity during automated bladder stimulation using fMRI in healthy controls, patients with non-neurogenic overactive bladder, and patients with multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, he focuses on long term complications in patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD), e.g. autonomic dysreflexia and urological malignancies.


Recent publications

  • Walter M*, Knüpfer SC*, Leitner L, Mehnert U, Schubert M, Curt A, Kessler TM (2015): Autonomic dysreflexia and repeatability of cardiovascular changes during same session repeat urodynamic investigation in women with spinal cord injury. World J Urol. 10.1007/s00345-015-1589-1

    Leitner L*, Walter M*, Freund P, Mehnert U, Michels L, Kollias S, Kessler TM (2014): Protocol for a prospective magnetic resonance imaging study on supraspinal lower urinary tract control in healthy subjects and spinal cord injury patients undergoing intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA injections for treating neurogenic detrusor overactivity. BMC Urology. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2490-14-68
  • Walter M, Altermatt S, Furrer C, Meyer-Heim A (2014): Intrathecal baclofen therapy in children with acquired brain injuries after drowning: A case series. Brain Injury. DOI: 10.3109/02699052.2014.947630
  • Walter M, Michels L, Kollias S, van Kerrebroeck PE, Kessler TM, Mehnert U (2014): Protocol for a prospective neuro-imaging study investigating the supraspinal control of lower urinary tract function in healthy controls and patients with non-neurogenic lower urinary tract symptoms. BMJ Open. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004357
  • Walter M, Altermatt S, Furrer C, Meyer-Heim A. (2013): Intrathecal baclofen therapy in children with severe spasticity: outcome and complications. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. DOI:10.3109/17518423.2013.827256
  • Walter M, Sammer U, Kessler TM (2012): Chronic pelvic pain syndrome: neurostimulation, neuromodulation and acupuncture. Urologe A. DOI:10.1007/s00120-012-3037-9