J Finsterer

Summary

Affiliation: Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi Basal Ganglia calcification in mitochondrial disorders
    Josef Finsterer
    Metab Brain Dis 20:219-26. 2005
  2. ncbi Neuromuscular implications in left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Austria
    Int J Cardiol 110:288-300. 2006
  3. ncbi Genetic, pathogenetic, and phenotypic implications of the mitochondrial A3243G tRNALeu(UUR) mutation
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Neurol Scand 116:1-14. 2007
  4. ncbi Cardiac involvement in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cardiology 103:81-3. 2005
  5. ncbi Cerebrospinal fluid neuron-specific enolase in non-selected patients
    J Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 64:553-8. 2004
  6. ncbi Hematological manifestations of primary mitochondrial disorders
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Haematol 118:88-98. 2007
  7. ncbi Recovery from parkinson syndrome and prolonged visually evoked potentials in hepatic encephalopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Metab Brain Dis 20:55-60. 2005
  8. ncbi Transient interruption of unilateral tinnitus by fentanyl and propofol in a patient with neuromuscular disorder
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Int Tinnitus J 10:194-6. 2004
  9. ncbi Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction as a cardiac manifestation of Duchenne muscular dystrophy under non-invasive positive-pressure ventilation
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Cardiol 60:445-8. 2005
  10. pmc Multidisciplinary diagnostic approach for left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction
    Josef Finsterer
    Yonsei Med J 46:309-10; author reply 310-2. 2005

Detail Information

Publications121 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Basal Ganglia calcification in mitochondrial disorders
    Josef Finsterer
    Metab Brain Dis 20:219-26. 2005
    ..BGC occurs in one sixth of non-selected patients with mitochondriopathy and is associated with clinical and imaging CNS abnormalities and multisystem disease in the majority of them...
  2. ncbi Neuromuscular implications in left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Austria
    Int J Cardiol 110:288-300. 2006
    ..In reverse, all patients with LVHT should undergo a comprehensive neurological investigation following the detection of LVHT...
  3. ncbi Genetic, pathogenetic, and phenotypic implications of the mitochondrial A3243G tRNALeu(UUR) mutation
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Neurol Scand 116:1-14. 2007
    ..This review aims to give an overview on the actual knowledge about the genetic, pathogenetic, and phenotypic implications of the A3,243G mtDNA mutation...
  4. ncbi Cardiac involvement in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cardiology 103:81-3. 2005
    ..7 mm) and the septum (15.5 mm). In conclusion, CI in genetically confirmed FSHMD may manifest not only as ECG abnormalities but also as left ventricular myocardial thickening...
  5. ncbi Cerebrospinal fluid neuron-specific enolase in non-selected patients
    J Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 64:553-8. 2004
    ..CSF-NSE is elevated most frequently in patients with metabolic myopathy and polyneuropathy, even in cases without CNS abnormalities...
  6. ncbi Hematological manifestations of primary mitochondrial disorders
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Haematol 118:88-98. 2007
    ..Therapy of blood cell involvement in MID comprises application of antioxidants, vitamins, iron, bone marrow-stimulating factors, or substitution of cells...
  7. ncbi Recovery from parkinson syndrome and prolonged visually evoked potentials in hepatic encephalopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Metab Brain Dis 20:55-60. 2005
    ..Since then PS did not recur. This case shows that HE may go along with reversible PS and prolonged VEPs. Under adequate therapy liver-function-parameters and VEPs normalize and PS disappears...
  8. ncbi Transient interruption of unilateral tinnitus by fentanyl and propofol in a patient with neuromuscular disorder
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Int Tinnitus J 10:194-6. 2004
    ..In conclusion, high-dose intravenous fentanyl and propofol transiently discontinue unilateral, idiopathic tinnitus. The observed effect may have implications for the treatment of tinnitus...
  9. ncbi Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction as a cardiac manifestation of Duchenne muscular dystrophy under non-invasive positive-pressure ventilation
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Cardiol 60:445-8. 2005
    ..The case shows that cardiac involvement in DMD may not only comprise rhythm abnormalities, valve abnormalities, and dilative cardiomyopathy, but also LVHT in single cases...
  10. pmc Multidisciplinary diagnostic approach for left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction
    Josef Finsterer
    Yonsei Med J 46:309-10; author reply 310-2. 2005
  11. ncbi Mitochondriopathies
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 11:163-86. 2004
    ..The rapidly increasing understanding of the pathophysiological background of MCPs may further facilitate the diagnostic approach and open perspectives to future, possibly causative therapies...
  12. ncbi Successful heart failure therapy in mitochondrial disorder with noncompaction cardiomyopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 22:393-8. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi Risk-factor profile in severe, generalized, obliterating vascular disease
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    South Med J 97:87-92. 2004
    ..This case shows that severe, generalized, occlusive vascular disease may be due to the combination of various genetic risk factors for atherosclerosis and venous thromboembolism...
  14. ncbi Reconsidering idiopathic CK-elevation
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Neurosci 114:1333-42. 2004
    ..In 10 of these patients CK was normal at follow-up. CK-elevation remained idiopathic in 54%. Idiopathic CK-elevation should be comprehensively re-evaluated, even if CK is only slightly elevated or normal at follow-up...
  15. ncbi Myoadenylate-deaminase gene mutation associated with left ventricular hypertrabeculation/non-compaction
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Cardiol 59:453-6. 2004
    ..Left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT)/non-compaction, a rare myocardial abnormality and frequently associated with neuromuscular disorders, has not been reported in primary myoadenylate-deaminase (MAD) deficiency (MADD)...
  16. ncbi Post-ictal recovery of anarthria and weakness in MELAS syndrome
    J Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Eur Neurol 52:122-3. 2004
  17. ncbi [Limb girdle muscular dystrophies]
    J Finsterer
    Neurologische Abteilung, KA Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Osterreich
    Nervenarzt 75:1153-66. 2004
    ..The history, clinical neurological examinations, blood chemistry investigations, electromyography, and muscle biopsy also provide information that is helpful for the diagnosis. No causal therapy is currently available...
  18. ncbi Occipital stroke shortly after cannabis consumption
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Juchg, 25, 1130 Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 106:305-8. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi Lone noncompaction in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Cardiol 59:187-90. 2004
    ..No other cardiac abnormalities were found. In conclusion, LHON without other neurological abnormalities may be associated with lone left ventricular noncompaction. Patients with LHON should undergo a cardiologic investigation...
  20. pmc Dropped head syndrome in mitochondriopathy
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Postfach 348, 1180, Vienna, Austria
    Eur Spine J 13:652-6. 2004
    ..Anti-Parkinson medication is of limited effect...
  21. ncbi Effect of needle-EMG on blood-pressure and heart-rate
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:283-6. 2004
    ..Based upon these findings, the cardiovascular risk of needle-EMG from changes in blood-pressure or heart-rate is regarded negligibly low...
  22. ncbi Lactate stress testing by bedside lactate determination
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Metab Brain Dis 18:265-72. 2003
    ..The specificity of the LST1 (LST2) was 67% (86%). Sensitivity and specificity of the LST2 are higher than that of the LST1. The LST2 can thus replace the LST1, since it is also easier to handle, quick, reliable, and cheaper...
  23. ncbi Unilateral compression neuropathy of the hypoglossal nerve due to head suspension orthosis in mitochondriopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria, Europe
    Int J Neurosci 114:1573-80. 2004
    ....
  24. ncbi Skeletal muscle involvement in congenital long QT syndrome
    J Finsterer
    Schindlergasse 9 10, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    Neurol Sci 25:238-40. 2004
    ..LQTS, due to a KVLQT1 mutation, may manifest not only in the heart, but subclinically also in the skeletal muscle...
  25. ncbi Adult unilateral periventricular pseudocysts with ipsilateral headache
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 108:73-6. 2005
    ..Unilateral periventricular pseudocysts (PVPC), manifesting as ipsilateral headache have been only rarely reported in adults...
  26. ncbi Rhabdomyolysis from Simvastatin triggered by infection and muscle exertion
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    South Med J 98:827-9. 2005
    ..The patient's infection, regular sports activity despite the infection, and a suspected mitochondrial defect were regarded as triggers of rhabdomyolysis...
  27. ncbi Anti-GQ1b-negative Miller-Fisher syndrome with lower cranial nerve involvement from parasinusoidal aspergilloma
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    J Infect 52:e81-5. 2006
    ..MFS may manifest as unilateral lower cranial nerve lesions without affection of the upper cranial nerves or ataxia. Atypical MFS may be triggered by parasinusoidal aspergilloma...
  28. ncbi Mild leptospirosis with three-year persistence of IgG- and IgM-antibodies, initially manifesting as carpal tunnel syndrome
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    J Infect 51:E67-70. 2005
    ..This case illustrates that leptospirosis may start as carpal tunnel syndrome and that the severity of leptospirosis does not seem to be related to the intensity of the humoral immune response against the causative agent...
  29. ncbi Treatment of immune-mediated, dysimmune neuropathies
    J Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Neurol Scand 112:115-25. 2005
    ..In addition, such treatment may be associated with serious side effects. Recent data support the use of rituximab, a monoclonal antibody against the B-cell surface-membrane-marker CD20...
  30. ncbi Deterioration of Kearns-Sayre syndrome following articaine administration for local anesthesia
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neuropharmacol 28:148-9. 2005
    ..The adverse reaction resolved spontaneously within 48 hours without sequelae. Administration of articaine may cause severe side effects in patients with Kearns-Sayre syndrome. Articaine should be used with caution in these patients...
  31. ncbi Nuclear and mitochondrial genes mutated in nonsyndromic impaired hearing
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 69:621-47. 2005
    ..This overview focuses on recent advances in the genetic background of nonsyndromic HIH...
  32. ncbi Mitochondrial neuropathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurologisches Krankenhaus Rosenhügel, 1190 Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 107:181-6. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi Lactate stress testing in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Neurosci 115:583-91. 2005
    ..The LST suggests mitochondrial dysfunction in half of the ALS patients. Mitochondrial dysfunction in ALS is related to the clinical severity of the disease...
  34. ncbi Closure of a patent foramen ovale: effective therapy of migraine and occipital stroke
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Neurosci 115:119-27. 2005
    ..This case shows that in a patient with PFO and migraine with aura, stroke may be attributable to migraine rather than to PFO. Occlusion of the PFO may reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks...
  35. ncbi Severe, persisting, steroid-responsive Dengue myositis
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Postfach 20, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    J Clin Virol 35:426-8. 2006
    ..Short-term, general muscle affection is frequent in Dengue infection, but severe, persisting, myositis has not been reported...
  36. ncbi Stress lactate in mitochondrial myopathy under constant, unadjusted workload
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 11:811-6. 2004
    ..The sensitivity of the LST is higher than that of resting lactate determination. The LST is a simple and cheap but effective and reliable screening method for detecting the impaired oxidative metabolism in MMP...
  37. ncbi Multifocal leukoencephalopathy and polyneuropathy after 18 years on interferon alpha
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Department, KA Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Leuk Lymphoma 46:277-80. 2005
    ..In single patients abnormally long-lasting interferon alpha therapy may cause multifocal white matter lesions supratentorially and sensory-motor polyneuropathy...
  38. ncbi Oral anticoagulation for ECG tremor artefact simulating atrial fibrillation
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, KA Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria, Europe
    Acta Cardiol 58:425-9. 2003
    ..Upon adequate treatment of Parkinson's disease, the tremor artefact immediately disappears from the ECG...
  39. ncbi Increased CSF protein in chloroquine-induced axonal polyneuropathy and myopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital, Rosenhügel, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 105:231-6. 2003
    ..Few data are available about myopathy and polyneuropathy as rare side effects of chloroquine treatment. Even more rarely are cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) abnormalities in chloroquine polyneuropathy/myopathy...
  40. ncbi Non-compaction on autopsy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cardiology 108:161-3. 2007
    ..The patho-anatomic specimen also showed aberrant bands and false tendons, a frequent finding in hearts with LVHT. The patho-anatomic findings were in line with those of LVHT patients with or without neuromuscular disorders...
  41. ncbi Cardiac involvement over 10 years in myotonic and Becker muscular dystrophy and mitochondrial disorder
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Cardiol 119:176-84. 2007
    ..Little is known about the long-term development and outcome of cardiac involvement (CI) in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (MD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), and mitochondrial myopathy (MMP)...
  42. ncbi Complete heart block associated with noncompaction, nail-patella syndrome, and mitochondrial myopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    J Electrocardiol 40:352-4. 2007
    ..Complete heart block has not been reported in association with left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT)/noncompaction, nail-patella syndrome (NPS), and mitochondrial myopathy (MMP)...
  43. ncbi Myasthenia and neuroborreliosis with excessively high acetylcholine-receptor antibodies
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:187-90. 2007
    ..During a 1-y follow-up the patient remained symptom free, despite persistently high acetylcholine-receptor antibodies. They were attributed to epitope homology of the acetylcholine receptors and Borrelia surface antigens...
  44. ncbi Apical ballooning (Takotsubo syndrome) in mitochondrial disorder during mechanical ventilation
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:859-63. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi Pseudotumor cerebri from sinus venous thrombosis, associated with polycystic ovary syndrome and hereditary hypercoagulability
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Gynecol Endocrinol 23:179-82. 2007
    ..The association of pseudotumor cerebri, visual impairment, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and a hypercoagulable state due to a factor V and a prothrombin mutation has not been reported previously...
  46. ncbi Asymptomatic persistence of anti-Yo antibodies for 5 years without relapse of malignancy
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, University of Vienna, Austria
    Neuropathology 27:300-4. 2007
    ..Anti-Yo antibodies may occur without the typical clinical manifestations of a NPS and may persist for years without the development of a NPS or relapse of the tumor...
  47. ncbi Cerebrospinal fluid neurone-specific enolase in mitochondrial encephalomyopathies
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Metab Brain Dis 20:81-6. 2005
    ..This study shows that CSF-NSE is elevated in only one quarter of the MEM patients. Determination of CSF-NSE appears to be of minor importance for the assessment of clinical or subclinical CNS involvement in MEM...
  48. ncbi Left ventricular hypertrabeculation (noncompaction) with prominent calcifications in a patient with mannose-binding lectin deficiency and unclassified myopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cardiovasc Pathol 16:310-2. 2007
    ....
  49. ncbi Neuromuscular implications in CADASIL
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cerebrovasc Dis 24:401-4. 2007
    ..Recent studies indicate that Notch3 gene mutations not only manifest as cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) but also in the peripheral nerves and skeletal muscles...
  50. ncbi Recurrent pancreatitis as a manifestation of multisystem mitochondrial disorder
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 53:285-9. 2007
    ..Physicians should familiarize with pancreatitis as a manifestation of a mitochondrial disorder and mitochondrial disorder should be excluded in patients with pancreatitis...
  51. ncbi Noncompaction and neuromuscular disease with positive troponin-T in a nonagenerian
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Cardiol 30:527-8. 2007
    ..The cause of troponin-T-positivity remains multi-factorial...
  52. ncbi Transient myoclonic jerks and restless legs during periodic tachypnea in acute mountain sickness
    Josef Finsterer
    J Travel Med 14:402-6. 2007
    ..AMS with neurological manifestations could be relieved only upon descent to 3,500 m. To avoid pulmonary or neurological problems at high altitude, adequate acclimatization is a prerequisite...
  53. ncbi Severe rhabdomyolysis after excessive bodybuilding
    J Finsterer
    Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna Austria
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 47:502-5. 2007
    ..Excessive muscle training may result in severe, hemodialysis-dependent rhabdomyolysis. Triggering factors may be prior low fitness level, viral infection, or subclinical metabolic myopathy...
  54. ncbi Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in encephalomyopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:1069-72. 2007
    ..The patient was suspected to additionally have a multisystem disease, most likely due to impaired oxidative metabolism. This case shows that AHC may take a mild course and be associated with a number of extracardiac abnormalities...
  55. doi Histiocytoid cardiomyopathy: a mitochondrial disorder
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Cardiol 31:225-7. 2008
    ....
  56. ncbi Pseudotumour cerebri in a young obese woman on oral contraceptives
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 11:237-40. 2006
    ..Pseudotumour cerebri has been previously recognized as a neurological side effect of combined oral contraceptives but has not been diagnosed with a delay of 3 years after initiation of combined oral contraceptives...
  57. ncbi Cardiopulmonary support in duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenstalt Rudolfstiftung, Postfach 20, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    Lung 184:205-15. 2006
    ..Cardiac abnormalities in DMD respond well to adequate therapy. Though DMD is ultimately a fatal disease, quality of life and life expectancy can be markedly improved if cardiopulmonary manifestations are adequately treated...
  58. ncbi Thrombocytosis under ciprofloxacin and tazobactam/piperacillin
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Platelets 14:329-31. 2003
    ..Discontinuation of these two antibiotics results in an immediate decline of the thrombocyte count to normal values within three weeks...
  59. ncbi Familial left ventricular hypertrabeculation in myotonic dystrophy type 1
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Herz 28:466-70. 2003
    ..Familial left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT)has not been described in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (MD1)...
  60. ncbi Ptosis: causes, presentation, and management
    Josef Finsterer
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 27:193-204. 2003
    ..Although improvement of the lid height is usually achieved, the eyelids may not appear perfectly symmetrical. In rare cases, full eyelid movement does not return. In some cases, more than one operation is required...
  61. ncbi Noncompaction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: frustrated attempt to create a compensatory left ventricle?
    Josef Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cardiology 105:223-5. 2006
    ..These histopathological findings suggest that LVHT represents a compensatory attempt to overcome the failing compacted but dystrophic myocardium...
  62. ncbi Reproducibility of the lactate stress test
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    Metab Brain Dis 18:155-60. 2003
    ..In conclusion, this study shows that the sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility of the lactate stress test is high enough to warrant its application as a reliable, supplementary method to search for respiratory chain disorders...
  63. ncbi Atypical paraneoplastic syndrome associated with anti-Yo antibodies
    J Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neuropathol 22:137-40. 2003
    ..Polyneuropathy, myopathy and spasticity have not been described as a manifestation of a neurologic paraneoplastic syndrome (NPS) associated with anti-Yo antibodies (anti-Yo)...
  64. ncbi Overview on visceral manifestations of mitochondrial disorders
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Neth J Med 64:61-71. 2006
    ..Although there is no causal therapy for MCPs, adequate symptomatic therapy, particularly of visceral manifestations, markedly improves quality of life and prognosis of these still often neglected or overlooked disorders...
  65. ncbi [Hereditary spastic paraplegias]
    J Finsterer
    Neurologische Abteilung, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna
    Nervenarzt 74:497-504. 2003
    ..Most likely, degeneration of the longest CNS axons is due to an impaired energy supply of the anterograde and retrograde axonal transport...
  66. ncbi [Medically induced myopathia]
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Postfach 20, 1180, Wien, Osterreich
    Nervenarzt 77:682-6, 688-93. 2006
    ..Many drugs exhibit their myotoxic potential only in combination with other drugs or premorbid pathologic myogenic conditions...
  67. ncbi Consequences of misdiagnosing mitochondrial disorder
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Neurosci 116:907-14. 2006
    ..Unfortunately, she died suddenly from a cardiac arrhythmia at home. Mitochondrial disorder may mimic motor neuron disease, muscle biopsy may mimic myositis, and may show only little evidence for respiratory chain disorder...
  68. ncbi Novel C59T leader peptide mutation in the MPZ gene associated with late-onset, axonal, sensorimotor polyneuropathy
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 13:1149-52. 2006
    ..The novel C59T mutation in the leader peptide of the MPZ gene is pathogenic and manifests as severe, late-onset, axonal, symmetric sensorimotor polyneuropathy (CMT2) and hyper-CK-emia...
  69. ncbi Restrictive cardiomyopathy in dermatomyositis
    J Finsterer
    Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    Scand J Rheumatol 35:229-32. 2006
    ..Patients with dermatomyositis should undergo a comprehensive cardiological investigation as soon as the neurological diagnosis is established...
  70. ncbi The heart in human dystrophinopathies
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cardiology 99:1-19. 2003
    ..Due to its protective effect, ACE inhibitors are recommended already at the early stages of the disease. Beta-blockers may be an additional option if indicated...
  71. ncbi Central nervous system manifestations of mitochondrial disorders
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Neurol Scand 114:217-38. 2006
    ..Valproate, carbamazepine, corticosteroids, acetyl salicylic acid, local and volatile anesthetics should be applied with caution. Avoiding certain drugs is often more beneficial than application of established, apparently indicated drugs...
  72. doi Deficiency of mannose-binding lectin, myopathy, calcified endomyocardial fibrosis, and left ventricular noncompaction
    Jutta Karner
    Second Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Osterreich, Austria
    Heart Lung 37:476-8. 2008
    ..In contrast with previously described cases, extensive endocardial calcifications were found, possibly as a result of recurrent endomyocarditis during the recurrent infections...
  73. ncbi Mortality and rate of stroke or embolism in atrial fibrillation during long-term follow-up in the embolism in left atrial thrombi (ELAT) study
    Claudia Stollberger
    Second Medical Department, KA Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Cardiol 27:40-6. 2004
    ..Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have a higher mortality and risk of stroke/embolism than patients with sinus rhythm...
  74. ncbi Association of electrocardiographic abnormalities with cardiac findings and neuromuscular disorders in left ventricular hypertrabeculation/non-compaction
    Claudia Stollberger
    2nd Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Austria
    Cardiology 107:374-9. 2007
    ....
  75. ncbi Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction and neuromuscular disorders in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Claudia Stollberger
    2nd Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Austria
    Acta Cardiol 59:425-30. 2004
    ....
  76. ncbi Extracardiac medical and neuromuscular implications in restrictive cardiomyopathy
    Claudia Stollberger
    Medizinische Abteilung, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Cardiol 30:375-80. 2007
    ..If extracardiac examinations do not reveal a plausible cause for RCMP, endomyocardial biopsy is indicated...
  77. ncbi [Calcified noncompaction left ventricle in mannose-binding leptin deficiency and myopathy]
    Claudia Stollberger
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Rev Esp Cardiol 60:655. 2007
  78. ncbi Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction and association with additional cardiac abnormalities and neuromuscular disorders
    Claudia Stollberger
    Second Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Am J Cardiol 90:899-902. 2002
  79. ncbi Left ventricular synchronization by biventricular pacing in Becker muscular dystrophy as assessed by tissue Doppler imaging
    Claudia Stollberger
    Second Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Heart Lung 34:317-20. 2005
    ..Here we describe a patient with Becker muscular dystrophy with heart failure caused by dilated cardiomyopathy in whom a BiV pacemaker was implanted...
  80. ncbi Respiratory chain complex-I defect mimicking myasthenia
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Metab Brain Dis 17:41-6. 2002
    ..It is concluded that respiratory chain disorders due to a complex-I defect may mimic ocular myasthenia clinically, electrophysiologically, and even therapeutically...
  81. ncbi Parkinson syndrome as a manifestation of mitochondriopathy
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Postfach 348, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    Acta Neurol Scand 105:384-9. 2002
    ..Although there is growing evidence for a relation between Parkinson syndrome (PS) and mitochondriopathy (MCP), little is known about the frequency of PS in MCP...
  82. ncbi Nail-patella syndrome associated with respiratory chain disorder
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, A 1180 Vienna, Austria
    Eur Neurol 46:92-5. 2001
    ..In conclusion, this case demonstrates that NPS may be randomly associated with RCD. NPS patients should undergo detailed cardiological and neurological investigations, in order not to overlook a double trouble partially mimicking NPS...
  83. doi Recurrent posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in mitochondrial disorder
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Blood Press 18:126-9. 2009
    ..Recurrent posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has not been reported in association with multi-system mitochondrial disorder (MID)...
  84. ncbi Mitochondriopathy as a differential diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria, Europe
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler Other Motor Neuron Disord 3:219-24. 2002
    ..To assess how often mitochondrial myopathy (MMP) mimics amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the phenotypic similarities and differences between these two disorders...
  85. ncbi Factors influencing mortality in atrial fibrillation. Post hoc analysis of an observational study in outpatients
    Claudia Stollberger
    2nd Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Austria
    Int J Cardiol 103:140-4. 2005
    ..Whether patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have an increased mortality compared with the general population is controversially assessed...
  86. doi Stroke in myopathies
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cerebrovasc Dis 29:6-13. 2010
    ..Only few data are available about the risk of myopathy patients experiencing a cerebral stroke...
  87. ncbi Diabetic atrial fibrillation patients: mortality and risk for stroke or embolism during a 10-year follow-up
    Igor Klem
    2nd Medical Department, KA Rudolfstiftung, Juchgasse, Wien, Osterreich
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 19:320-8. 2003
    ....
  88. ncbi Diagnostic yield of the lactate stress test in respiratory chain disorders under absolute and relative workload
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Neuromuscular Disorders, Postfach 348, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    J Neurosci Methods 108:65-70. 2001
    ..In conclusion, the LSTA should be preferred to the LSTR. Three lactate determinations during 15 min have no advantage over a single lactate determination after a 5 min workload of 30 W...
  89. ncbi Subclinical skeletal muscle involvement in long-QT syndrome
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 9:401-5. 1999
    ..In conclusion, long-QT syndrome does not seem to be confined to the heart but may involve the skeletal muscle subclinically as well...
  90. ncbi Elevated 14-3-3 protein and axonal loss in immunoglobulin-responsive, idiopathic acute transverse myelitis
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital, Rosenhügel, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 105:18-22. 2002
    ..To report the elevation of the 14-3-3 protein and the complete denervation of hand muscles in idiopathic acute transverse myelitis (IATM) of the cervical cord...
  91. ncbi Concentric-needle versus macro EMG. II. Detection of neuromuscular disorders
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neurophysiol 112:853-60. 2001
    ..Little is known about the relation and sensitivity of macro-EMG (MA-EMG) compared with concentric-needle EMG (CN-EMG) in the detection of neuromuscular disorders...
  92. ncbi Positive troponin-T in noncompaction is associated with neuromuscular disorders and poor outcome
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Res Cardiol 96:109-13. 2007
    ....
  93. ncbi Phenotype variability in 130 adult patients with respiratory chain disorders
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Department, , Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Epilepsy and Neuronmuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    J Inherit Metab Dis 24:560-76. 2001
    ..Systems most often involved in RCDs were the PNS, CNS, endocrine system and heart. The diagnosis of RCD requires awareness of the great phenotypic heterogeneity and an individualized, integral, multidisciplinary approach...
  94. ncbi Complex mitochondriopathy associated with 4 mtDNA transitions
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Eur Neurol 44:37-41. 2000
    ..Three of the patient's transitions were also detected in blood leukocytes of the patient's maternal grandmother, mother and brother. Mutant mtDNA was heteroplasmic at >75% in the patient's skeletal muscle...
  95. ncbi Concentric needle EMG versus macro EMG I. Relation in healthy subjects
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1211-5. 2000
    ..In particular it is not known to what degree CN-MUAP variables reflect the electrical properties of a motor unit...
  96. ncbi Hypothyroid myopathy with unusually high serum creatine kinase values
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Horm Res 52:205-8. 1999
    ..Severe hypothyroidism may be associated with highly elevated creatine kinase and myopathy. Adequate therapy leads to complete recovery, including myopathy...
  97. doi [Diagnosis of myopathies]
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 78:382-93. 2010
    ..For diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic implications, diagnostic work-up should be carried out as soon as possible if myopathy is suspected...
  98. ncbi Mitochondriopathy mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Department, KA Rudolfstiflung, Vienna, Austria
    Neurologist 9:45-8. 2003
    ..Mitochondriopathy has been rarely reported to imitate motor neuron disease...
  99. ncbi Isolated left ventricular abnormal trabeculation is a cardiac manifestation of neuromuscular disorders
    C Stollberger
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Osterreich
    Cardiology 94:72-6. 2000
    ..The aims of the study were to assess by echocardiography the prevalence of ILVAT, look for cardiac findings in ILVAT and find out if ILVAT is associated with neuromuscular disorders...
  100. ncbi Isolated left ventricular abnormal trabeculation: follow-up and association with neuromuscular disorders
    C Stollberger
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Can J Cardiol 17:163-8. 2001
    ....
  101. ncbi Serum creatine kinase elevation in a medical department
    I Kodatsch
    2nd Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna
    Acta Med Austriaca 28:11-5. 2001
    ..Neuromuscular disorders are rarely found as a cause of serum CK elevation in a medical department...