Hello, I'm Tim Killeen and I live in St. Gallen in Eastern Switzerland.

You can view my CV here

You may be interested in my research in the fields of neurosurgery and clinical gait analysis:


PhD Thesis

Advanced Gait Analysis: Insights into human locomotor control. University of Zurich 2017. Download pdf here


Papers

Surbeck W, Killeen T, Vetter J, Hildebrandt G. Sigmund Freud -- early network theories of the brain. Acta Neurochirurgica 2018;160:1235-42, PMID 29589121. Available to subscribers here

Abudeev S, Kiselev K, Kruglyakov NM, Belousova KA, Lobanova IN, Parinov OV, Udalov YD, Zabelin MA, Samoilov AS, Cesnulis E, Killeen T, Popugaev KA. Cerebrospinal Fluid Presepsin As a Marker of Nosocomial Infections of the Central Nervous System: A Prospective Observational Study. Frontiers in Neurology 2018;9:58, PMID 29497398. Available for free here

Filli L, Sutter, T, Easthope CS, Meyer C, Reuter K, Lőrincz L, Bolliger M, Weller M, Curt A, Straumann D, Linnebank M, Zörner B. Profiling walking dysfunction in multiple sclerosis: characterisation, classification and progression over time. Scientific Reports 2018: 4984, PMID 29563533. Available for free here

Killeen T, Easthope CS, Demkó L, Filli L, Lőrincz L, Linnebank M, Curt A, Zörner B, Bolliger M. Minimum toe clearance: probing the neural control of locomotion. Scientific Reports 2017: 49997. Available for free here

Killeen T, Easthope CS, Filli L, Linnebank M, Curt A, Bolliger M, Zörner B. Modulating arm swing symmetry with cognitive load: a window on rhythmic spinal locomotor networks in humans? J Neurotrauma 2017; 34(10): 1897-902, PMID: 27574966. Available to subscribers here

Killeen T, Easthope, CS, Filli L, Lőrincz L, Schrafl-Altermatt M, Brugger P, Linnebank M, Curt A, Zörner, B, Bolliger M. Increasing cognitive load attenuates right arm swing in healthy human walking. Royal Society Open Science 2017; 1: 160993. Download pdf here

Filli L, Zörner B, Kapitza S, Reuter K, Lőrincz L, Weller D, Sutter T, Killeen T, Gruber P, Petersen J, Weller M, Linnebank M. Monitoring long-term efficacy of fampridine in gait-impaired patents with multiple sclerosis. Neurology 2017; 88: 1-10. Available to subscribers here

Kockro RA, Killeen T, Ayyad A, Glaser M, Stadie A, Reisch R, Giese A, Schwandt E. Aneurysm surgery with pre-operative 3D planning in a virtual reality environment: Technique and outcome analysis. World Neurosurgery 2016; 96:489-99, PMID: 27609450. Download pdf here

Kockro RA, Amaxopoulou C, Killeen T, Wagner W, Reisch R, Stadie A. Stereoscopic neuroanatomy lectures using a three-dimensional virtual reality environment. Annals of Anatomy 2015, 201: 91-98, PMID: 26245861. Download pdf here

Killeen T, Banerjee S, Dabbagh Z, Francis D, Warren S, Vijay V. Magnetic resonance pelvimetry as a predictor of operating time in laparoscopic resection of rectal cancer. Surgical Endoscopy 2010; 24(12): 2974-9. PMID: 20464426. Download pdf here

Meier U, Ahmadi S, Killeen T, Al-Zain F, Lemcke J. Long term outcomes following decompressive craniectomy for severe head injury. Acta Neurochirurgica; Supplement 2008; 102: 29-31. PMID: 19388283. Available to subscribers here

Al-Zain F, Lemcke J, Killeen T, Meier U, Eisenschenk A. Minimally invasive spinal surgery using nucleoplasty: a 1-year follow-up study. Acta Neurochirurgica; 2008; 150: 1257-62. PMID: 19023515. Available to subscribers here

Baguley D, Killeen T, Wright J. International Health Links: an evaluation of partnerships between health care organizations in the UK and developing countries. Tropical Doctor 2006; 26: 149-54. PMID: 16884618. Download pdf here


Case Reports

Killeen T, Fortunati M, Myanger E, Rüfenacht D, Ryskeldiyev N, Akshulakov S. Symptomatic tension pneumocephalus following Palacos® cranioplasty in a shunted patient. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2017; ePub ahead of print. Available to subscribers here

Killeen T, Rosner J, Jutzeler CR, Heilbronner R, Curt A. Spontaneous resolution of an extensive post-traumatic syrinx. Neurology 2016; 87:1299-1301, PMID: 27543642. Available to subscribers here

Ryskeldiyev N, Olenbay G, Auezova R, Killeen T, Aldiyarova N, Akhmetzhanova Z, Cesnulis E, Akshulakov A. Brain tumor in an in-vitro fertilization-facilitated pregnancy: fourth ventricle anaplastic ependymoma in the second trimester. Journal of Neurological Surgery: Reports 2016; 77(2):86-88, PMCID: 4914713. Download pdf here

Killeen T, Jucker D, Went P, Muthurajah V, Woon K, Cesnulis E, Czaplinski A. Solitary tumour-like mass lesions of the central nervous system: primary angiitis of the CNS and inflammatory pseudotumour. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2015; 135: 34-7, PMID: 26010394. Download pdf here

Popugaev KA, Savin IA, Oshorov AV, Kurdomova NV, Ershova ON, Lubnin AU, Kadashev BA, Kalinin PL, Kutin MA, Killeen T, Cesnulis E, Melieste R. Postsurgical meningitis complicated by severe refractory intracranial hypertension with limited treatment options: the role of mild therapeutic hypothermia. Journal of Neurological Surgery: Reports 2014; 75(2): 224-9. PMID: 25485219. Download pdf here

Killeen T, Wanke I, Mangiardi J, Cesnulis E. Ruptured, fusiform, distal lenticulostriate aneurysm causing intraventricular haemorrhage in a patient with antiphospholipid-negative Sneddon's syndrome. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2014; 116: 80-2. PMID: 24300743. Download pdf here

Killeen T, Czaplinski A, Cesnulis E. Extradural spinal cavernous malformation: a rare but important mimic. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2014; 28(3): 340-6. PMID: 24073758. Download pdf here

Killeen T, Tromop-van-Dalen C, Alexander H, Wickremesekera A. Bilateral retrocerebellar arachnoid cysts exerting mass effect and associated with cerebellar tonsillar ectopia in an otherwise healthy adult. Neurologia medico-chirurgica 2013; 53(4): 266-9. PMID: 23615422. Download pdf here

Killeen T, Kamat A, Walsh D, Parker A, Aliashkevich A. Severe adhesive arachnoiditis resulting in progressive paraplegia following obstetric bupivicaine spinal anaesthesia: a case report and review. Anaesthesia 2012; 67: 1386-94. PMID: 23061983. Download pdf here


Talks

Killeen T. 3D kinematic gait analysis and (micro)structural MRI of the brain and spinal cord - experimental applications and outlook for neurosurgical diagnosis and treatment. Neurosurgical Symposium, Neurosurgical Clinic, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany, 9th November 2015.

Killeen T, Schmidt C, Lὄrincz L, Filli L, Curt A, Bolliger M, Zörner B. Ambulation following spinal cord injury: mechanisms of recovery. 55th Scientific Meeting of the Anglo-German Medical Society, Berlin, Germany, 4th – 7th September 2014.

Killeen T, Navalkissoor S, Buscombe J, Hall M. Voice recognition systems can cut nuclear medicine report turnaround time but may lead to more transcription errors [Abstract]. Nuclear Medicine Communications 2010; 31: 437-75, doi: 10.1097/MNM.0b013e328339ef84. Download pdf here

Killeen T, Banerjee S, Vijay V, Dabbagh Z, Francis D, Warren S. Magnetic Resonance (MR) pelvimetry as a predictor of operating time in laparoscopic resection of rectal cancer. 17th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. Prague, Czech Republic, 17th – 20th June 2009.

Baguley D, Killeen T. International Health Links: an evaluation of partnerships between health care organizations in the UK and developing countries. 1st International NHS Links Conference. Leeds, UK, 11th March 2005.


Posters

Easthope CS, Killeen T, Lőrincz L, Schrafl-Altermatt M, Filli L, Curt A, Zörner B, Bolliger M. Arm swing symmetry during dual-task walking: a window on the human CPG? 55th ISCoS Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 14. – 16. September 2016. Available here

Killeen T, Easthope CS, Filli L, Curt A, Bolliger M, Zörner B. Characterising foot clearance under dual task locomotor conditions. TRCR Summer School, Brissago, Switzerland, August 2016. Available here

Killeen T, Easthope CS, Lőrincz L, Schrafl-Altermatt M, Filli L, Curt A, Zörner B, Bolliger M. Arm swing during healthy gait: a verbal dual-task attenuates right arm swing. 21st Congress of the International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Chicago, USA. 4. – 7. Juli 2016. Available here

Killeen T, Schmidt C, Lőrincz L, Bircher A, Meyer C, Weller D, Curt A, Linnebank M, Filli L, Zörner B, Bolliger M. Towards the human kinetome: gait analysis correlates of central nervous system lesions. [Poster] International KFSP Meeting 2015. Ittingen, Switzerland. 5th – 7th March 2015. Available here

Huber E, Grabher, Killeen T, Trachsler A, Bolliger M, Draganski B, Weiskopf N, Thompson A, Curt A, Freund P. Plasticity of grey and white matter in response to motor skill training in healthy individuals and those with spinal cord injury. [Poster] 17th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Neuroscience. Fribourg, Switzerland. 24th January 2015.

Killeen T, Schmidt C, Lőrincz L, Kapitza S, Reuter K, Meyer C, Weller D, Awai L, Filli L, Curt A, Bolliger M, Zörner B. GaitPortfolio Zurich: Investigating human locomotion in health and neurological disease. [Poster] European MD-PhD Meeting 2014. Brunnen, Switzerland, 11th – 13th July 2014. Available here

Killeen T, Czaplinski A, Cesnulis E. Extradural spinal cavernous malformation: a review and presentation of a typical case. Imperial Spine Course, Royal College of Surgeons. London, England, 6th – 8th March 2013. Available here


Other stuff

Killeen T, Dietz V, Curt A, Bolliger M. The orator’s gait…? Response to “Gunslinger’s gait”: a new cause of unilaterally reduced arm swing, BMJ 2015; 351. Available here

Killeen T. Grüezi aus Zurich. Medicine Matters 2013; 37: 17-19. Download pdf here

Baguley D, Killeen T, Lewis G, Nicholson B, Martineau F. New global health directions for all health professionals. Alma Mata Journal of Global Health 2009; 1(1): 26-30. Download pdf here

Killeen T, Kirwan D, Martineau F, Nicholson BD. Letter of the Month: Time for action. BMJ Careers 2007: Nov; 188. Download pdf here

Baguley D, Lewis G, Killeen T, Martineau F, Nicholson B. Tooke brings focus but no solutions to those seeking global health work within MMC. BMJ Careers Online Oct 2007. Available here

Killeen T. Travelling Man: Establishing Erasmus-funded medical exchanges. Student BMJ 2006; 14: 154-5. Download pdf here

Killeen T (ed.) International Health Links Conference: Summaries, reflections and feedback (2005). Download pdf here


Interesting links:

Anglo-Swiss Medical Society

Circumnavigator's Club

The Spinal Cord Injury Center at University Hospital Balgrist