Thomas Voigtlaender

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OBJECTIVES 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. CASE DESCRIPTION In a 29-year-old woman with a 2-week history of neck pain and repeated attenuated flus, subacute quadriplegia, hypaesthesia of both arms, a T3 sensory level, and urinary(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the effects of recombinant growth hormone (rhGH) on exercise capacity and cardiac function in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS Seven patients (aged 55+/-9 years) with mild to moderate congestive heart failure (ejection fraction 31+/-4%) who were on standard therapy were included. The patients were studied at(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to analyze the influence of either aspirin, ticlopidine, or their combination on platelet activation and aggregation parameters after stent implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty-one patients with successful implantation of a single Palmaz-Schatz stent in a native coronary artery were randomly assigned to either group(More)
Primary sarcomas that arise from major blood vessels are exceedingly rare, and some of the published cases have been autopsy reports. Most patients are adults. We report a case of pulmonary artery sarcoma in a 77-year-old man who presented with acute onset of dyspnea. Magnetic resonance imaging of the chest revealed a large mass within the pulmonary trunk(More)
Prion diseases are rare fatal neurodegenerative disorders that may either occur sporadically, or be inherited or infectiously acquired in humans. Irrespective of etiology, they can be transmitted to other individuals, this fact being responsible for the public attention prion diseases have received especially since the nineteen nineties, when a new variant(More)
OBJECTIVE We wanted to prospectively assess the adverse events and hemodynamic effects associated with an intravenous adenosine infusion in patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease and who were undergoing cardiac MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and sixty-eight patients (64 ± 9 years) received adenosine (140 µg/kg/min) during cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this follow-up study was to investigate the late effects of acute coronary angioplasty (PTCA) on regional wall motion after the subacute phase of myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS Seventeen patients were investigated initially at a median of 11 days and again at 6 months after acute PTCA for myocardial infarction (< 8(More)
Agenesis of the cerebellar vermis (paleocerebellar agenesis) with fusion of the cerebellar hemispheres (rhombencephalosynapsis) is a rare malformation of the central nervous system (CNS). Its combination with synencephaly (telencephalosynapsis), telencephalic ventricular aplasia, aqueductal atresia and cystic fourth ventricle has not yet been described, as(More)
Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) was the only method to image coronary arteries for a long time and is still the gold-standard. Technology of noninvasive imaging by coronary computed-tomography angiography (CCTA) has experienced remarkable progress during the last two decades. It is possible to visualize atherosclerotic lesions in the vessel wall in(More)