J Finsterer

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Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi The usefulness of lactate stress testing in the diagnosis of mitochondrial myopathy. Concerning the paper "cycle ergometry is not a sensitive diagnostic test for mitochondrial myopathy" by Jeppesen et al
    Josef Finsterer
    J Neurol 252:857-8; author reply 859-60. 2005
  2. 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
  3. ncbi Favorable outcome of long-lasting thoracic spondylodiscitis with spinal epidural abscess induced by Staphylococcus aureus
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurology Department, Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    South Med J 96:70-3. 2003
  4. ncbi Mitochondriopathy mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Department, KA Rudolfstiflung, Vienna, Austria
    Neurologist 9:45-8. 2003
  5. 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
  6. ncbi Earl Grey tea intoxication
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurologisches Krankenhaus Rosenhügel, Riedelgasse 5, 1130 Wien, Austria
    Lancet 359:1484. 2002
  7. ncbi Long lasting impaired cerebral blood flow after ecstasy intoxication
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, KA Ruddfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 57:221-5. 2003
  8. ncbi Lethal fulminate S. aureus sepsis in M. Behçet overnight cold exposure
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna
    Acta Med Austriaca 29:143-5. 2002
  9. ncbi LMX1B 17-bp deletion and A3243G mtDNA transition in a previously described patient
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, KA Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Eur Neurol 49:186-7. 2003
  10. 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

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Publications131 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi The usefulness of lactate stress testing in the diagnosis of mitochondrial myopathy. Concerning the paper "cycle ergometry is not a sensitive diagnostic test for mitochondrial myopathy" by Jeppesen et al
    Josef Finsterer
    J Neurol 252:857-8; author reply 859-60. 2005
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi Favorable outcome of long-lasting thoracic spondylodiscitis with spinal epidural abscess induced by Staphylococcus aureus
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurology Department, Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna, Austria
    South Med J 96:70-3. 2003
    ..After 10 weeks of therapy, recovery was almost complete. Spondylodiscitis with epidural abscess may have a favorable outcome, even if symptoms start more than 2 years before treatment...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi Earl Grey tea intoxication
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurologisches Krankenhaus Rosenhügel, Riedelgasse 5, 1130 Wien, Austria
    Lancet 359:1484. 2002
  7. ncbi Long lasting impaired cerebral blood flow after ecstasy intoxication
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, KA Ruddfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 57:221-5. 2003
    ..Except for slight amnesia, neuropsychological deficits had disappeared and [99Tc]-HMPAO-SPECT normalized, 29 days later. Decreased cortical blood flow was explained by vasoconstriction following ecstasy-induced depletion of serotonin...
  8. ncbi Lethal fulminate S. aureus sepsis in M. Behçet overnight cold exposure
    J Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Vienna
    Acta Med Austriaca 29:143-5. 2002
    ..aureus on blood culture, and autopsy. Patients with BD and immunosuppressive therapy, may be more vulnerable to infections and may develop lethal overwhelming sepsis already after overnight cold exposure...
  9. ncbi LMX1B 17-bp deletion and A3243G mtDNA transition in a previously described patient
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, KA Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Eur Neurol 49:186-7. 2003
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi Quantification of concentric-needle-induced insertional activity by turn/amplitude analysis
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Hospital Rosenhugel, Postfach 348, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 13:191-6. 2003
    ..The most useful parameter in this respect is the T/S, which, contrary to IAD, is increased in patients with neuropathies as well as patients with myopathies...
  12. ncbi Non-compaction on echocardiography and autopsy
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurological Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Cardiol 58:165-8. 2003
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  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
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  17. 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...
  18. ncbi 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
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  19. ncbi 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...
  20. doi 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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  21. ncbi 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi 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...
  26. ncbi Cardiac involvement in primary myopathies
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria
    Cardiology 94:1-11. 2000
    ....
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi 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...
  31. ncbi 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...
  32. ncbi 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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)...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi Spontaneous left ventricular hypertrabeculation in dystrophin duplication based Becker's muscular dystrophy
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna
    Herz 26:477-81. 2001
    ..Left ventricular hypertrabeculation is frequently associated with neuromuscular disorders. Whether left ventricular hypertrabeculation in these patients is congenital or develops during lifetime, is unknown...
  37. doi 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...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. ncbi 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...
  43. ncbi 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...
  44. 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
    ....
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. ncbi 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...
  47. doi 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...
  48. doi 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...
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi 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...
  51. ncbi 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...
  52. ncbi 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...
  53. ncbi 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...
  54. ncbi 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...
  55. ncbi 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
    ....
  56. doi 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...
  57. ncbi 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...
  58. 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...
  59. ncbi 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...
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi 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...
  62. 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)...
  63. doi Mitochondrial epilepsy in pediatric and adult patients
    J Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Acta Neurol Scand 128:141-52. 2013
    ..To optimize management of mitochondrial epilepsy, it is essential to differentiate between early and late-onset forms. ..
  64. ncbi 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...
  65. ncbi Cerebrospinal-fluid lactate in adult mitochondriopathy with and without encephalopathy
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, 2nd Neurological Department, Neurologisches Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien, Rosenhügel, Postfach 348, A 1180 Vienna
    Acta Med Austriaca 28:152-5. 2001
    ..If the results for resting lactate or lactate stress testing are normal or unavailable, determination of CSF lactate may be of diagnostic support in single cases...
  66. ncbi 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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
  72. 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...
  73. doi 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. ncbi EMG-interference pattern analysis
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Neuromuscular Disorders, Postfach 348, 1180 Vienna, Austria
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 11:231-46. 2001
    ..Overall, automatic methods of EMG interference pattern analysis are powerful tools for diagnostic and non-diagnostic purposes...
  77. ncbi 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...
  78. ncbi 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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  79. ncbi Increased sensitivity to rocuronium and atracurium in mitochondrial myopathy
    J Finsterer
    Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, University of Vienna, Austria
    Can J Anaesth 45:781-4. 1998
    ..To describe the prolonged effect of the intermediate-acting, non-depolarising neuromuscular blocking agents rocuronium and atracurium in a 29-yr-old apparently healthy woman...
  80. ncbi 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)...
  81. doi 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...
  82. ncbi Is myocardial damage truly absent in inclusion body myositis with elevated troponin T level?
    Josef Finsterer
    Hum Pathol 37:1367-8; author reply 1368. 2006
  83. 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...
  84. ncbi Cardiologic and neurologic implications of left ventricular hypertrabeculation, also termed noncompaction
    Claudia Stollberger
    Cardiol Young 16:405-6; author reply 406-7. 2006
  85. ncbi Postpartum syncope and noncompaction in suspected encephalomyopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    South Med J 99:1304-5. 2006
  86. ncbi A 3-year clinical follow-up of adult patients with 3243A>G in mitochondrial DNA
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurology 68:163-4. 2007
  87. ncbi [Sex differences in left ventricular noncompaction in patients with and without neuromuscular disorders]
    Claudia Stollberger
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Viena, Austria
    Rev Esp Cardiol 61:130-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess sex differences in a) the location and extent of LVHT/NC; b) left ventricular function; c) cardiac symptoms; d) electrocardiographic findings; e) the prevalence of NMD, and f) mortality...
  88. 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...
  89. 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...
  90. ncbi Don't miss extra-cardiac manifestations of familial left ventricular hypertrabeculation/non-compaction
    Josef Finsterer
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:101-2; author reply 102-3. 2007
  91. doi Spontaneous incomplete recovery of peroneal palsy after a sealbite
    Josef Finsterer
    Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Neurosci 118:627-33. 2008
    ..This case shows that peroneal palsy from a sealbite may recover spontaneously almost completely, but may go along with residual, subclinical, electrophysiological abnormalities. The later may be enhanced by innervation variants...
  92. ncbi Pancreatitis as a manifestation of mitochondrial disorder
    Josef Finsterer
    Am J Med Genet A 143:632-3. 2007
  93. ncbi Myocardial and skeletal muscle biopsy in left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction
    Josef Finsterer
    Heart Vessels 21:201-2; author reply 202-3. 2006
  94. 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
    ....
  95. 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...
  96. ncbi Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/non-compaction also occurs in nonagenarians
    Josef Finsterer
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:941-2; author reply 942-3. 2005
  97. 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...
  98. ncbi Mitochondrial neuropathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Neurologisches Krankenhaus Rosenhügel, 1190 Vienna, Austria
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 107:181-6. 2005
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  99. 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)...
  100. ncbi Acquired left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction in mitochondriopathy
    Josef Finsterer
    Cardiology 102:228-30. 2004
  101. ncbi Cardiologic and neurologic findings in left ventricular hypertrabeculation/non-compaction related to wall thickness, size and systolic function
    Claudia Stollberger
    2nd Medical Department, KA Rudolfstiftung, Steingasse 31 18, A 1030 Wien, Osterreich, Austria
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:95-7. 2005
    ..LHVT is more frequently found in dilated than hypertrophic ventricles. NMD are equally frequent in dilative, hypertrophic and normally-dimensioned LVHT. Cardiac abnormalities may progress with age...