Martin T Furtner

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the association between patient age and good functional outcome after ischemic stroke with special focus on young patients who were numerically underrepresented in previous evaluations. METHODS Of 43,163 ischemic stroke patients prospectively enrolled in the Austrian Stroke Unit Registry, 6,084 (14.1%) were ≤55 years old. Functional(More)
BACKGROUND Current knowledge on primary or isolated basilar artery dissection (IBAD) is limited to case vignettes and small patient series. OBJECTIVE To delineate the frequency and clinical presentations of IBAD along with short-term outcome, specific prognosis and targeted management. METHODS Data were derived from a series of 12 consecutive patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in a mixed sleep laboratory population and to assess potential associations. Moreover, we investigated referral diagnoses of patients subsequently diagnosed with RBD and assessed the frequency of incidental RBD. METHODS Charts and polysomnographic reports of(More)
AIMS In diabetic patients, increased urinary albumin excretion (UAE), termed microalbuminuria when in the range between 30 and 300 mg/dL per day, is associated with a higher risk of atherosclerosis and its complications. Whether or not this notion applies to the general population is a matter of ongoing controversy because none of the few previous(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate rates, predictors, and prognostic importance of recanalization in an unselected series of patients with stroke treated with IV thrombolysis. METHODS We performed a CT angiography or transcranial Doppler (TCD) follow-up examination 24 hours after IV thrombolysis in 64 patients with documented occlusion of the intracranial internal(More)
In recent years, many aspects of juvenile stroke have been addressed in medium-sized case series. We have analyzed stroke severity, etiology, risk factors, and outcome in different age groups in the large dataset of the Austrian Stroke Unit Registry. In the nationwide Austrian Stroke Unit Registry 13,440 men and women with ischemic stroke or transient(More)
Prominent leukoaraiosis is common in the clinical routine setting. In addition to microatheroma and hypertensive small vessel disease (lipohyalinosis), a large number of rare but clinically relevant differential diagnoses have to be considered. A man in his 60s presented with left pontine infarction and subsequent rapidly deteriorating leukoaraiosis(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Although episodes of neck myoclonus (head jerks) in REM sleep have a characteristic appearance, they have so far not been described systematically in video-polysomnography. This study assesses the occurrence, frequency, and characteristics of neck myoclonus in REM sleep in a prospective sleep disorder cohort, and investigates clinical(More)