Wilhelm Mortier

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether treatment with creatine can improve exercise intolerance in myophosphorylase deficiency (McArdle disease). DESIGN Double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study with oral creatine monohydrate supplementation. PATIENTS Nine patients with biochemically and genetically proven McArdle disease were treated. INTERVENTION(More)
Inherited deficiency of myophosphorylase leads to glycogen storage disease type V (McArdle's disease). We performed mutation analysis in 9 patients of eight unrelated families from Germany with typical clinical presentation of myophosphorylase deficiency. Beside previously described mutations we identified four novel mutations in the myophosphorylase gene.(More)
Hereditary rippling muscle disease (RMD) is an autosomal dominant human disorder characterized by mechanically triggered contractions of skeletal muscle. Genome-wide linkage analysis has identified an RMD locus on chromosome 3p25. We found missense mutations in positional candidate CAV3 (encoding caveolin 3; ref. 5) in all five families analyzed. Mutations(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in various genes of the neuromuscular junction may cause congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS). Most mutations identified to date affect the epsilon-subunit gene of the acetylcholine receptor (AChR), leading to end-plate AChR deficiency. Recently, three different mutations in the RAPSN gene have been identified in four CMS patients with(More)
Myoadenylate deaminase deficiency is the most common metabolic disorder of skeletal muscle in the Caucasian population, affecting approximately 2% of all individuals. Although most deficient subjects are asymptomatic, some suffer from exercise-induced myalgia suggesting a causal relationship between a lack of enzyme activity and muscle function. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the cause of sporadic rippling muscle disease (RMD) in a 24-year-old patient. BACKGROUND RMD is a rare myopathy characterized by percussion-induced rapid muscle contractions (PIRC), muscle mounding, and rippling waves. We have recently found that autosomal dominant RMD is caused by mutations in the caveolin-3 gene (CAV3) on(More)
Since 1983 we have been involved in the diagnostic work-up and emergency treatment of a female patient now 48 years old who has a mitochondrial myopathy resembling Luft's disease. The syndrome was first described in 1959, and in more detail in 1962, by Luft and et al., who reported a picture of hypermetabolism with high temperature, extreme sweating,(More)
BACKGROUND Determination of sensitivity and specificity of the in vitro contracture test (IVCT) for malignant hyperthermia (MH) susceptibility using the European MH Group (EMHG) protocol has been performed in some laboratories but only on a small sample from the combined EMHG. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to determine combined EMHG sensitivity(More)
UNLABELLED During the last 30 years a great number of case reports presented severe anaesthetic complications with sudden cardiac arrest in patients with muscular dystrophies, mostly unsuspected at the time of the event. As succinylcholine was involved in the majority of the intractable incidents with lethal outcome the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of(More)