J Finsterer

Summary

Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Primary mitochondrial arteriopathy
    J Finsterer
    Danube University Krems, Krems, Postfach 20, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:393-9. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation/flutter in myopathies
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Austria
    Int J Cardiol 128:304-10. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial disorder aggravated by propranolol
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, and the Clinical Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    South Med J 99:768-71. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Systemic and non-systemic vasculitis affecting the peripheral nerves
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria, Europe
    Acta Neurol Belg 109:100-13. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Acquired noncompaction associated with coronary heart disease and myopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria, Europe
    Heart Lung 39:240-1. 2010
  6. pmc Successful low-dose azathioprine for myasthenia gravis despite hepatopathy from primary sclerosing cholangitis: a case report
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Juchg, 25, 1030, Vienna, Austria
    J Med Case Reports 4:356. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Cognitive decline as a manifestation of mitochondrial disorders (mitochondrial dementia)
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    J Neurol Sci 272:20-33. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint 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
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

Detail Information

Publications87

  1. doi request reprint Primary mitochondrial arteriopathy
    J Finsterer
    Danube University Krems, Krems, Postfach 20, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:393-9. 2012
    ..Whether arteries are affected in mitochondrial disorders (MIDs) was under debate for years but meanwhile there are strong indications that large and small arteries are primarily or secondarily affected in MIDs...
  2. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation/flutter in myopathies
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Austria
    Int J Cardiol 128:304-10. 2008
    ..Patients with myopathy and AFI/AFL require thorough surveillance. If additional cardiovascular risk factors develop, OAC should be considered as in patients with other causes of AFI/AFL...
  3. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial disorder aggravated by propranolol
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, and the Clinical Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    South Med J 99:768-71. 2006
    ..Long-term administration of propranolol may aggravate a mitochondrial disorder. Discontinuation of propranolol may result in a gradual resolution of these adverse reactions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Systemic and non-systemic vasculitis affecting the peripheral nerves
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria, Europe
    Acta Neurol Belg 109:100-13. 2009
    ..In single cases immunoglobulins, immunoadsorbtion, or plasma exchange have been successfully applied. In case of virus-associated vasculitis interferon-alpha plus lamivudine or ribaverin may be beneficial...
  5. doi request reprint Acquired noncompaction associated with coronary heart disease and myopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria, Europe
    Heart Lung 39:240-1. 2010
    ..The case confirms that LVHT may be acquired in single cases with neuromuscular disease and may represent an adaptive mechanism of an impaired myocardium...
  6. pmc Successful low-dose azathioprine for myasthenia gravis despite hepatopathy from primary sclerosing cholangitis: a case report
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Juchg, 25, 1030, Vienna, Austria
    J Med Case Reports 4:356. 2010
    ..Although myasthenia gravis is frequently associated with other disorders, it has not been reported together with primary sclerosing cholangitis, complicating the administration of liver-toxic immunosuppressive therapy...
  7. doi request reprint Cognitive decline as a manifestation of mitochondrial disorders (mitochondrial dementia)
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    J Neurol Sci 272:20-33. 2008
    ..Only single patients may profit from cholinesterase inhibitors or memantine, antioxidants, vitamins, or other substitutes. Overall, cognitive decline in RCDs (mitochondrial dementia) needs to be included in the differentials of dementia...
  8. ncbi request reprint 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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
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  11. ncbi request reprint 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular hypertrabeculation in myotonic dystrophy type 1
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Herz 26:287-90. 2001
    ..Left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT) has not been described in myotonic dystrophy Type I (MD1) before...
  13. ncbi request reprint 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Malnutrition-induced hypokalemic myopathy in chronic alcoholism
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 36:369-73. 1998
    ..With other causes excluded, malnutrition and gastrectomy were considered responsible for hypokalemia in this patient with acute tetraparesis and chronic alcoholism...
  16. doi request reprint Coronary angiography in noncompaction with and without neuromuscular disorders
    C Stollberger
    2nd Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Juchgasse 25, 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Ir J Med Sci 180:667-72. 2011
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  17. ncbi request reprint Cardiac and noncardiac, particularly neuromuscular, disease with troponin-T positivity
    J Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Neth J Med 65:289-95. 2007
    ..The present study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the frequency of primary cardiac and secondary cardiac causes of troponin-T positivity, in particular how often troponin-T positivity is associated with neuromuscular disorders...
  18. ncbi request reprint 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Candida sepsis with intramyocardial abscesses mimicking left ventricular noncompaction
    C Stollberger
    2nd Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Juchgasse 25, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Echocardiogr 5:76-8. 2004
    ..In the patient presented, cardiac microabscesses due to candida sepsis mimicked LV noncompaction and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of LV noncompaction...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cardiac involvement in primary myopathies
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Cardiology 94:1-11. 2000
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  24. doi request reprint [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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cardiac involvement in myotonic dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy and mitochondrial myopathy: a five-year follow-up
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Can J Cardiol 17:1061-9. 2001
    ....
  26. pmc Cardiac and neuromuscular implications of left bundle branch block in left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction
    C Stollberger
    Second Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wein, Austria
    Can J Cardiol 25:e82-5. 2009
    ..Left bundle branch block (LBB) is frequently found in left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction (LVHT)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cardiac involvement in Werdnig-Hoffmann's spinal muscular atrophy
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cardiology 92:178-82. 1999
    ..In conclusion, cardiac manifestations of SMA mainly comprise ECG abnormalities and thickened myocardium. CI in SMA frequently necessitates cardiac therapy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous cerebral haemorrhage without hypertension in non-mosaic 45X Turner's syndrome
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    J Clin Neurosci 7:341-3. 2000
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  29. doi request reprint Neurological manifestations of atrio-esophageal fistulas from left atrial ablation
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 18:1212-9. 2011
    ..Diagnostic work-up must avoid measures, which enlarge the fistula. Treatment is surgical exclusively...
  30. ncbi request reprint Severe, isolated thrombocytopenia under polytherapy with carbamazepine and valproate
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Postfach 348, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 55:423-6. 2001
    ..Because she had been taking VPA for only 5 days in addition to CBZ, it could not be confirmed whether it was CBZ alone or the combination of CBZ and VPA that was responsible for the severe thrombocytopenia...
  31. ncbi request reprint Headache as the initial manifestation of acute aortic dissection type A
    C Stollberger
    Second Medical Department, KA Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Cephalalgia 18:583-4. 1998
    ..Aortic dissection has to be considered as a rare differential diagnosis of frontal headache, especially in patients who develop aortic regurgitation or chest pain for the first time...
  32. ncbi request reprint 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Intramyocardial hematoma mimicking abnormal left ventricular trabeculation
    C Stollberger
    2 Medizinische Abteilung, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Austria
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 14:1030-2. 2001
    ..Postoperatively, echocardiography revealed no abnormal trabeculations...
  34. ncbi request reprint 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Possible causes of symptoms in suspected coronary heart disease but normal angiograms
    G Mölzer
    Second Medical Department of Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Cardiol 24:307-12. 2001
    ..A correct diagnosis is desirable, however, since some of the underlying disorders may be curable, treatable, influence prognosis, or induce screening of the relatives...
  36. ncbi request reprint Bulbar and spinal muscular atrophy (Kennedy's disease): a review
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 16:556-61. 2009
    ..The course is slowly progressive, the ability to walk lost only late in life, only few patients require ventilatory support, and life expectancy only slightly reduced...
  37. ncbi request reprint Primary periodic paralyses
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Neurol Scand 117:145-58. 2008
    ..To review the current knowledge about primary periodic paralyses (PPs)...
  38. doi request reprint [MELAS syndrome as a differential diagnosis of ischemic stroke]
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Osterreich
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 77:25-31. 2009
    ..The diagnosis is confirmed by demonstration of a biochemical respiratory chain defect or one of the disease-causing mutations, of which 80 % affect the mitochondrial tRNALeu gene...
  39. doi request reprint [Mitochondrial myopathies]
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien Osterreich
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 77:631-8. 2009
    ..General anesthesia needs to be performed in the same way as in patients with susceptibility for malignant hyperthermia...
  40. doi request reprint [Neurological complications of atrioesophageal fistulas: postprandial insults, epilepsy and meningitis]
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Osterreich
    Nervenarzt 82:198-201. 2011
    ..AEFs result in an overflow of esophageal contents into the left atrium with subsequent systemic embolization...
  41. ncbi request reprint 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...
  42. doi request reprint Perspectives of Kennedy's disease
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    J Neurol Sci 298:1-10. 2010
    ..The course is slowly progressive and the ability to walk lost only late in life. Only few patients require ventilatory support and life expectancy is only slightly compromised...
  43. ncbi request reprint 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...
  44. doi request reprint Heterozygous promotor haplotype LXA/LYB in MBL-deficiency associated with myopathy and left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Ir J Med Sci 180:909-11. 2011
    ..To report the genetic background of mannose-binding lectin (MBL)-deficiency in a patient with recurrent infections, cardiac disease, and myopathy...
  45. ncbi request reprint Multivariate analysis-based prediction rule for pulmonary embolism
    C Stollberger
    2nd Medizinische Abteilung, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Thromb Res 97:267-73. 2000
    ..18+/-0.17 (excluded PE, n = 92), respectively (p = 0.0001). Depending on a given PE-score, the level of probability of PE can be assessed. Calculation of the PEscore can be helpful in clinical decisions when PE is suspected...
  46. ncbi request reprint Is resection of a thymoma WHO A indicated in the absence of myasthenia gravis?
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Medical University, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Ter 162:37-9. 2011
    ..In conclusion a thymoma WHO A requires complete surgical resection, irrespective if the thymoma is accompanied by MG or not...
  47. ncbi request reprint Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and isolated left ventricular abnormal trabeculation as a manifestation of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Can J Cardiol 17:464-6. 2001
    ..Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, myocardial thickening and ILVAT may be rare manifestations of LHON...
  48. ncbi request reprint 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
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  49. ncbi request reprint Video-EEG monitoring in respiratory chain disorders
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Second Neurological Department, Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Electroencephalogr 32:24-7. 2001
    ..In conclusion, subclinical epileptiform activity could be recorded by 24 h-video-EEG monitoring in only 1 of 11 RCD patients. The single patient with subclinical epileptiform activity presented with intermittent myoclonic jerks...
  50. ncbi request reprint Macro-EMG in mitochondriopathy
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neurophysiol 110:1466-70. 1999
    ..We wanted to investigate the role of the macro-MUAP area and if macro-EMG is more helpful than conventional needle-EMG in detecting involvement of the skeletal muscle in patients with mitochondriopathy...
  51. ncbi request reprint Cardiac involvement in Becker's muscular dystrophy, necessitating heart transplantation, 6 years before apparent skeletal muscle involvement
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Neuromuscul Disord 9:598-600. 1999
    ..In conclusion, severe heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy may be the initial manifestation of Becker's muscular dystrophy and may predate neuromuscular symptoms for years...
  52. ncbi request reprint Resolution of an aortic thrombus under anticoagulant therapy
    C Stollberger
    Second Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Steingasse 31 18, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 20:880-2. 2001
    ..0 and 4.0, the thrombus resolved after 10 weeks and no recurrence occurred over the next 30 months...
  53. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of risk factors for stroke/embolism and of complications due to anticoagulant therapy in atrial fibrillation
    C Wehinger
    Second Medical Department, KA Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Stroke 32:2246-52. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS:- Patients with increased age or diabetes mellitus or those who take >3 drugs per day have an increased complication rate and thus need especially careful monitoring of oral anticoagulation, including adequate pain control...
  54. ncbi request reprint Parkinson's disease associated with impaired oxidative phosphorylation
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders and 2nd Neurological Department, , Vienna, Austria
    Neuroradiology 43:997-1000. 2001
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  55. doi request reprint Cognitive dysfunction in mitochondrial disorders
    J Finsterer
    Danube University Krems, Krems and Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Neurol Scand 126:1-11. 2012
    ..Cognitive impairment may be a CNS manifestation of syndromic as well as non-syndromic MIDs. Correct diagnosis of mitochondrial cognitive impairment is a prerequisite for the optimal management of these patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint QT prolongation due to aortic aneurysm rupture and amiodarone in a patient with a H558R polymorphism in the cardiac sodium channel gene SCN5A
    C Stollberger
    Second Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Minerva Cardioangiol 54:503-6. 2006
    ..In conclusion in a patient with syncope and QT prolongation, extracardiac causes like rupture or an aortic aneurysm have to be included into the differential diagnosis...
  57. doi request reprint [Cerebral CT and MRI in mitchondrial disorders]
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Postfach 20, 1180, Wien, Osterreich
    Nervenarzt 80:700-7. 2009
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint 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...
  59. doi request reprint Heat-related side-effects of neurological and non-neurological medication may increase heatwave fatalities
    C Stollberger
    Second Medical Department, Kar, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 16:879-82. 2009
    ..During the 2003 French heatwave 15,000 excess deaths were registered. One fifths died from the combination of dehydration, heatstroke, and hyperthermia and one tenth from dehydration, despite abundant water...
  60. doi request reprint Management of mitochondrial stroke-like-episodes
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna and Danube University, Krems, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 16:1178-84. 2009
    ..The most effective strategy for the treatment of SLEs appears to be the application of L-arginine, coenzyme-Q, steroids, edaravone, creatine-monohydrate, or dichloracetate...
  61. ncbi request reprint 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint Giant visually-evoked potentials without myoclonus in the Heidenhain type of Creutzfeld-Jakob disease
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, NKH Rosenhügel, Vienna, Austria
    J Neurol Sci 167:73-5. 1999
    ..Visually-evoked potentials may prove useful in diagnosing Creutzfeld-Jakob disease with atypical initial presentation...
  63. doi request reprint Treatment of central nervous system manifestations in mitochondrial disorders
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Danube University Krems, Austria, Europe
    Eur J Neurol 18:28-38. 2011
    ..Effective treatment acting on the pathogenic cascade may increase the quality of life and outcome in patients with MID and may prevent a therapeutic nihilism occasionally upcoming with MIDs...
  64. ncbi request reprint Visually evoked potentials in respiratory chain disorders
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Neurol Scand 104:31-5. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: VEPs prove useful to detect clinical or subclinical impairment of the optical tract in patients with RCDs. In the majority of the cases, the P100 latencies are prolonged while the P100/N145 amplitude remains normal...
  65. ncbi request reprint Histological detection of intramyocardial abscesses in Candida sepsis mimicking left ventricular non-compaction/hypertrabeculation on echocardiography
    C Stollberger
    2nd Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Austria
    Mycoses 47:72-5. 2004
    ..This case shows that intramyocardial abscesses as a result of Candida sepsis are a rare differential diagnosis of LVHT...
  66. ncbi request reprint Strategies for primary and secondary stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
    J Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Neth J Med 66:327-33. 2008
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  67. ncbi request reprint 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...
  68. ncbi request reprint Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow due to unusual sleep position
    J Finsterer
    2nd Neurological Department, NKH Rosenhügel and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 7:115-7. 2000
    ..Change of such a habitual sleep position promptly resolves the symptoms...
  69. pmc Pitfalls in the diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrabeculation/non-compaction
    C Stollberger
    Second Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Steingasse 31 18, A 1030 Wien, Austria
    Postgrad Med J 82:679-83. 2006
    ..Echocardiographers should be more aware of LVHT and consider its differential diagnoses...
  70. ncbi request reprint Is atherosclerosis a mitochondrial disorder?
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Vasa 36:229-40. 2007
    ..Overall, atherosclerosis appears to be the endpoint of various different pathogenetic mechanisms, of which oxidative stress and disturbed mitochondrial metabolism and function are key factors...
  71. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular and central nervous system manifestations of Clostridium perfringens infections
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Infection 35:396-405. 2007
    ..Generally, early recognition of the infectious agent is of paramount importance to prevent from spreading and the development of severe hemolysis, septic shock, or death...
  72. ncbi request reprint 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...
  73. ncbi request reprint 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  75. ncbi request reprint 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
  76. ncbi request reprint EFNS guidelines on the molecular diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Danube University Krems, Krems, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 16:1255-64. 2009
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  77. ncbi request reprint 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...
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint 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...
  80. ncbi request reprint Nitroglycerin-aggravated pre-eclamptic posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)
    J Finsterer
    Department of Neurology, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Neurology 61:715-6. 2003
  81. ncbi request reprint 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint Myotonic dystrophy type 2
    J Finsterer
    Neurologisches Krankenhaus Rosenhügel, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Neurol 9:441-7. 2002
    ..The mutation responsible for DM2 is a CCTG-repeat expansion of 75-11 000 repeats in intron 1 of the ZNF9 gene on chromosome 3q21.3. Because of the clinical heterogeneity, the diagnosis of DM2 should rely on DNA analysis alone...
  83. ncbi request reprint [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...
  84. ncbi request reprint Generalised spinal cord atrophy, Chiari-I malformation, and syringomyelia
    J Finsterer
    Second Neurological Department, , Vienna, Austria
    Spinal Cord 39:184-8. 2001
    ..Myelography and MRI imaging of the spine are helpful in diagnosing this condition...
  85. ncbi request reprint 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...
  86. ncbi request reprint Is left ventricular hypertrabeculation/ noncompaction a cardiac manifestation of Fabry's disease?
    C Stollberger
    Steingasse 31 18, 1030, Wien, Austria
    Z Kardiol 92:966-9. 2003
    ..Since left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction (LVHT) is regarded a subtype of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, we looked for the alpha-galactosidase levels in blood leukocytes of LVHT patients...
  87. ncbi request reprint 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...