Cure MSA

Country specific patient information


Principal investigator:
PD Dr. Karla Eggert

Philipps-University Marburg
Department of Neurology
Rudolf-Bultmann-Straße 8
D-35033 Marburg

Expertise of the participating organisation:

The group has a strong clinical background in diagnosis, clinical differential diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson and MSA-Patients. Prof. Oertel and his group have long-term experience in research on neuroprotective agents, pharmacology, neuroimaging , autonomic testing, and pharmacoeconomics. The participating organisation will provide the network system for electronic data management.


Recent publications relevant to the EMSA-SG:


Mylius V, Pee S, Pape H, Teepker M, Stamelou M, Eggert K, Lefaucheur JP, Oertel WH, Moller JC. Experimental pain sensitivity in multiple system atrophy and Parkinson's disease at an early stage. Eur J Pain 2016;20:1223-1228.

Bujan B, Hofer MJ, Oertel WH, Pagenstecher A, Burk K. Multiple system atrophy of the cerebellar type (MSA-C) with concomitant beta-amyloid and tau pathology. Clin Neuropathol 2013;32:286-290.

Oertel W, Poewe W, Wolters E, De Deyn PP, Emre M, Kirsch C, et al. Effects of rivastigmine on tremor and other motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease dementia: a retrospective analysis of a double-blind trial and an open-label extension. Drug Saf 2008; 31: 79-94. 


Stamelou M, Reuss A, Pilatus U, Magerkurth J, Niklowitz P, Eggert KM, et al. Short-term effects of coenzyme Q(10) in progressive supranuclear palsy: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Mov Disord 2008.


Oertel WH, Wolters E, Sampaio C, Gimenez-Roldan S, Bergamasco B, Dujardin M, et al. Pergolide versus levodopa monotherapy in early Parkinson's disease patients: The PELMOPET study. Mov Disord 2006; 21: 343-53.


Meindorfner C, Korner Y, Moller JC, Stiasny-Kolster K, Oertel WH, Kruger HP. Driving in Parkinson's disease: mobility, accidents, and sudden onset of sleep at the wheel. Mov Disord 2005; 20: 832-42.


Spottke AE, Reuter M, Machat O, Bornschein B, von Campenhausen S, Berger K, et al. Cost of illness and its predictors for Parkinson's disease in Germany. Pharmacoeconomics 2005; 23: 817-36.

Oertel WH, Wachter T, Quinn NP, Ulm G, Brandstadter D. Reduced genital sensitivity in female patients with multiple system atrophy of parkinsonian type. Mov Disord 2003; 18: 430-2.