Publications

2024

Responsiveness of Isokinetic Dynamometry in Patients with Osteoarthritis after Knee and Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Repeated-Measures Cohort Study.
Prüfer F, Pavlović M, Matko Š, Löfler S, Fischer MJ, Šarabon N, Grote V.
Healthcare. 2024; 12(3):314. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare12030314

A mito-centric view on muscle aging and function.
Burtscher J, Strasser B, Burtscher M.
Front Public Health. 2024 Jan 10;11:1330131. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1330131. eCollection 2023.

To trust or not to trust in the thrall of the COVID-19 pandemic: Conspiracy endorsement and the role of adverse childhood experiences, epistemic trust, and personality functioning.
Kampling H, Riedl D, Hettich N, Lampe A, Nolte T, Zara S, Ernst M, Brähler E, Sachser C, Fegert JM, Gingelmaier S, Fonagy P, Krakau L, Kruse J.
Soc Sci Med. 2024 Jan;341:116526. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116526. Epub 2023 Dec 23.

2023

Epistemic Trust Is a Critical Success Factor in Psychosomatic Rehabilitation-Results from a Naturalistic Multi-Center Observational Study.
Riedl D, Kampling H, Kruse J, Nolte T, Labek K, Kirchhoff C, Grote V, Fischer MJ, Knipel A, Lampe A.
J Clin Med. 2023 Dec 28;13(1):177. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm13010177

Consensus framework for conducting phase I/II clinical trials for children, adolescents, and young adults with pediatric low-grade glioma: Guidelines established by the International Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma Coalition Clinical Trial Working Group.
Mueller S, Fangusaro J, Thomas AO, Jacques TS, Bandopadhayay P, de Blank P, Packer RJ, Fouladi M, van Meeteren AS, Jones D, Perry A, Nakano Y, Hargrave D, Riedl D, Robinson NJ, Partanen M, Fisher MJ, Witt O.
Neuro Oncol. 2023 Dec 26:noad227. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuonc/noad227. Online ahead of print.

Use and perceptions of digital technology for daily life, physical activity and health information among former cardiac rehabilitation patients in Austria: A cross-sectional survey.
McGowan H, Gutenberg J, Leitner V, Mühlhauser K, Breda A, Fischer M, Globits S, Grote V, Kiesl D, Mayr K, Muntean M, Podolsky A, Niebauer J, Crutzen R, Kulnik ST.
Digit Health. 2023 Dec 10;9:20552076231219437. https://doi.org/10.1177/20552076231219437. eCollection 2023 Jan-Dec.

Can lifelong endurance exercise improve ageing through beneficial effects on circadian timing function, muscular performance and health status in men? Protocol for a comparative cross-sectional study.
Berisha G, Sedliak M, Zeman M, Hamar D, Cvečka J, Tirpáková V, Vajda M, Oreská Ľ, Černáčková A, Čupka M, Šarabon N, Protasi F, Zampieri S, Kern H, Löfler S, Musaro A, Stebelová K, Okuliarová M.
Eur J Transl Myol. 2023 Dec 5;33(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.2023.12012

Integration of Daily Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation.
Hetzer B, Meryk A, Kropshofer G, Salvador C, Riedl D, Lehmann J, Rumpold G, Haid A, Schneeberger-Carta V, Holzner B, Crazzolara R.
Transplant Cell Ther. 2023 Dec;29(12):776.e1-776.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtct.2023.09.012. Epub 2023 Sep 21.

Usability of Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Older Patients With Cancer: Secondary Analysis of Data from an Observational Single Center Study.
Riedl D, Lehmann J, Rothmund M, Dejaco D, Grote V, Fischer MJ, Rumpold G, Holzner B, Licht T.
J Med Internet Res. 2023 Sep 21;25:e49476. https://doi.org/10.2196/49476/

Immune consequences of exercise in hypoxia: A narrative review.
Burtscher J, Pasha Q, Chanana N, Millet GP, Burtscher M, Strasser B.
J Sport Health Sci. 2023 Sep 19:S2095-2546(23)00092-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2023.09.007. Online ahead of print.

Short-Term Effects of Dietary Protein Supplementation on Physical Recovery in Older Patients at Risk of Malnutrition during Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Pilot, Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Strasser B, Grote V, Bily W, Nics H, Riedl P, Jira I, Fischer MJ.
Healthcare. 2023; 11(16):2317. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11162317

Leitlinie S1 für das Management postviraler Zustände am Beispiel Post-COVID-19
[S1 guidelines for the management of postviral conditions using the example of post-COVID-19]
Rabady S, Hoffmann K, Aigner M, Altenberger J, Brose M, Costa U, Denk-Linnert DM, Gruber S, Götzinger F, Helbok R, Hüfner K, Koczulla R, Kurz K, Lamprecht B, Leis S, Löffler J, Müller CA, Rittmannsberger H, Rommer PS, Sator P, Strenger V, Struhal W, Untersmayr E, Vonbank K, Wancata J, Weber T, Wendler M, Zwick RH.
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2023 Aug 9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-023-02242-z

Validity of the German Version of Daily Activity Behaviours Questionnaire Among Older Adults.
Kastelic K, Löfler S, Matko Š, Šarabon N.
J Aging Phys Act. 2023 Aug 3:1-7. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2022-0417

Mentalizing and epistemic trust as critical success factors in psychosomatic rehabilitation -Results of a single center longitudinal observational study.
Riedl D, Rothmund M, Grote V, Fischer MJ, Kampling H, Kruse J, Nolte T, Labek K, Lampe A.
Front. Psychiatry – Sec. Psychopathology 2023, 14; https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1150422

Can virtual care reduce treatment burden in pediatric leukemia? A retrospective cost analysis.
Dreher J, Meryk A, Riedl D, Kropshofer G, Hetzer B, Neururer S, Pfeifer B, Schneeberger-Carta V, Holzner B, Crazzolara R.
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2023 Jun 19:e30498. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.30498. Online ahead of print.

Disagreement between mothers’ and fathers’ rating of health-related quality of life in children with cancer.
Meryk A, Kropshofer G, Hetzer B, Riedl D, Lehmann J, Rumpold G, Haid A, Schneeberger-Carta V, Salvador C, Rabensteiner E, Rothmund MS, Holzner B, Crazzolara R.
Qual Life Res. 2023 Jun;32(6):1683-1691. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-023-03341-0. Epub 2023 Jan 12.

Associations of Age and Sex with the Efficacy of Inpatient Cancer Rehabilitation: Results from a Longitudinal Observational Study Using Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes.
Lehmann J, Riedl D, Nickels A, Sanio G, Hassler M, Rumpold G, Holzner B, Licht T.
Cancers 2023, 15(6), 1637; https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers15061637

Updating our understanding of health-related quality of life issues in children with cancer: a systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures and qualitative studies.
Rothmund M, Sodergren S, Rohde G, de Rojas T, Paratico G, Albini G, Mur J, Darlington AS, Majorana A, Riedl D; EORTC Quality of Life Group.
Qual Life Res. 2023 Apr;32(4):965-976. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-022-03259-z. Epub 2022 Sep 24.

Improved social functioning and role functioning in rheumatic patients using a non-verbal communication tool: Results from a randomized, double-blind, controlled pilot-study.
Karnik J, Riedl D, Schirmer M.
Front Med (Lausanne). 2023 Apr 14;10:1142350. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2023.1142350. eCollection 2023.

Benefits of Eccentric Training with Emphasis on Demands of Daily Living Activities and Feasibility in Older Adults: A Literature Review.
Cvečka J, Vajda M, Alexandra Novotná A, Löfler S, Hamar D, Krčmár M.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(4), 3172; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043172

C-terminal agrin fragment as a biomarker of muscle wasting and weakness: a narrative review.
Monti E, Sarto F, Sartori R, Zanchettin G, Löfler S, Kern H, Narici MV, Zampieri S.
J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2023 Feb 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcsm.13189. Online ahead of print.

Controversial Outcomes in Neck Rehabilitation between Surgically and Conservatively Treated Patients-Results of an Observational Study.
Missmann M, Grote V, Riedl D, Grenier JP, Fischer MJ.
J Clin Med. 2023 Jan 28;12(3):1004. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm12031004

A critical evaluation of the content validity of patient-reported outcome measures assessing health-related quality of life in children with cancer: a systematic review.
Rothmund M, Meryk A, Rumpold G, Crazzolara R, Sodergren S, Darlington AS, Riedl D; EORTC Quality of Life Group.
J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2023 Jan 19;7(1):2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41687-023-00540-8.

2022

Variation in the utilisation of physiotherapy in patients with advanced knee osteoarthritis prior to total knee arthroplasty a systematic review.
Grenier JP, Rothmund M, Missmann M.
Musculoskeletal Care. 2022 Dec 20. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1726. Online ahead of print.

Gender-Specific Significance of Peer Abuse during Childhood and Adolescence on Physical and Mental Health in Adulthood-Results from a Cross-Sectional Study in a Sample of Hospital Patients.
Lampe A, Nolte T, Schmid M, Kampling H, Kruse J, Grote V, Fischer MJ, Riedl D.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Nov 30;19(23):15986. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192315986.

Prescribing and adjusting exercise training in chronic respiratory diseases – Expert-based practical recommendations.
R. Gloeckl, R.H. Zwick, U. Fürlinger, I. Jarosch, T. Schneeberger, D. Leitl, A.R. Koczulla, K. Vonbank, C. Alexiou, I. Vogiatzis, M.A. Spruit. Pulmonology, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pulmoe.2022.09.004

Large Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life and Physical Fitness during Multidisciplinary Inpatient Rehabilitation for Pediatric Cancer Survivors.
Riedl D, Licht T, Nickels A, Rothmund M, Rumpold G, Holzner B, Grote V, Fischer MJ, Fischmeister G
Cancers. 2022; 14(19):4855. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14194855

Performance Score (T2D)—A New Perspective in the Assessment of Six-Minute Walking Tests in Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Wagner B, Zdravkovic A, Pirchl M, Puhan MA, Zwick RH, Grote V, Crevenna R, Fischer MJ
Diagnostics 2022, 12(10), 2402. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics12102402

Effectiveness of Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Surgically Resected Lung Cancer: A Retrospective Real-World Analysis.
Illini O, Valipour A, Gattinger D, Petrovic M, Fabikan H, Hochmair MJ, Zwick RH.
Cancers (Basel). 2022 Jul 18;14(14):3479. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14143479.

Impact of Different Isokinetic Movement Patterns on Shoulder Rehabilitation Outcome.
Missmann M, Gollner K, Schroll A, Pirchl M, Grote V, Fischer MJ. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(17):10623. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191710623

Effect of Unilateral Shoulder Disorder on the Stance Phase of Human Gait.
Missmann M, Aron G, Stöggl T, Pirchl M, Grote V, Fischer MJ.
The Scientific World Journal 2022 Vol. 2022 Pages 8205879. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/8205879

The Effect of Eccentric vs. Traditional Resistance Exercise on Muscle Strength, Body Composition, and Functional Performance in Older Adults: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis.
Čretnik K, Pleša J, Kozinc Ž, Löfler S, Nejc Šarabon N.
Front. Sports Act. Living, 13 April 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2022.873718

Linear Motor Driven Leg-Press Dynamometer for Testing, Training, and Rehabilitation: A Scoping Review with a Focus on the Concept of Serial Stretch Loading.
Cvečka J, Krčmár M, Hamar D,  Kern H, Hofer C, Löfler S, Vajda M.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(8), 4445; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19084445

Ambulante pneumologische Rehabilitation [Outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation]
Zwick RH.
Pneumologe (Berl). 2022;19(3):150-157. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10405-022-00442-4.

Associations between Patient-Reported and Clinician-Reported Outcome Measures in Patients after Traumatic Injuries of the Lower Limb.
Bily W, Jauker J, Nics H, Grote V, Pirchl M, Fischer MJ.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Mar 7;19(5):3140. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19053140

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Long COVID Improves Exercise Capacity, Functional Status, Dyspnea, Fatigue, and Quality of Life.
Nopp S, Moik F, Klok FA, Gattinger D, Petrovic M, Vonbank K, Koczulla AR, Ay C, Zwick RH.
Respiration. 2022;101(6):593-601. https://doi.org/10.1159/000522118.

Trauma of Peripheral Innervation Impairs Content of Epidermal Langerhans Cells
Albertin G, Ravara B, Kern H, Zampieri S, Löfler S, Hofer C, Guidolin D, Messina F, De Caro R, Alaibac M, Ugo Carraro U.
Diagnostics. 2022;12(3): 567. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics12030567

2021

Clinical Outcome Assessment in Cancer Rehabilitation and the Central Role of Patient-Reported Outcomes
Lehmann J, Rothmund M, Riedl D, Rumpold G, Grote V, Fischer MJ, Holzner B.
Cancers (Basel). 2021 Dec 24;14(1):84. doi: 10.3390/cancers14010084.

Objectively Measured Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and Functional Performance before and after Lower Limb Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
Sašek M, Kozinc Ž, Löfler S, Hofer C, Šarabon N.
J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(24), 5885; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10245885

Observational study of an inpatient program for musculoskeletal disorders: The effects of gender and physical activity.
Grote V, Böttcher E, Unger A, Hofmann P, Moser M, Fischer MJ.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Oct 29;100(43):e27594. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000027594.

Validity, Reliability and Sensitivity to Change of Three Consumer-Grade Activity Trackers in Controlled and Free-Living Conditions among Older Adults.
Kastelic K, Dobnik M, Löfler S, Hofer C, Šarabon N.
Sensors (Basel). 2021 Sep 17;21(18):6245. doi: 10.3390/s21186245.

Comparison of patient- and clinician-reported outcome measures in lower back rehabilitation: introducing a new integrated performance measure (t2D).
Zdravkovic A, Grote V, Pirchl M, Stockinger M, Crevenna R, Fischer MJ.
Qual Life Res. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.1007/s11136-021-02905-2. 

Physical Abilities in Low Back Pain Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study with Exploratory Comparison of Patient Subgroups.
Šarabon N, Vreček N, Hofer C, Löfler S, Kozinc Ž, Kern H.
Life (Basel). 2021 Mar 10;11(3):226. doi: 10.3390/life11030226.

Non-Coding RNAs in the Transcriptional Network That Differentiates Skeletal Muscles of Sedentary from Long-Term Endurance- and Resistance-Trained Elderly.
De Sanctis P, Filardo G, Abruzzo PM, Astolfi A, Bolotta A, Indio V, Di Martino A, Hofer C, Kern H, Löfler S, Marcacci M, Marini M, Zampieri S, Zucchini C.
Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Feb 3;22(4):1539. doi: 10.3390/ijms22041539.

Machine learning approaches to predict rehabilitation success based on clinical and patient-reported outcome measures
Tschuggnall M, Grote V, Pirchl M, Holzner B, Rumpold G, Fischer MJ.
Informatics in Medicine Unlocked 24 (2021): 100598. doi: 10.1016/j.imu.2021.100598

2020

Inter-rater reliability of a newly developed gait analysis and motion score.
Dürregger C, Adamer KA, Pirchl M, Fischer MJ.
Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation. 2020;0(0). doi:10.1177/2210491720967366

Resistance Exercise, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, and Whole-Body Vibration in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Šarabon N, Kozinc Ž, Löfler S, Hofer C.
J Clin Med. 2020 Sep 8;9(9):E2902. doi: 10.3390/jcm9092902.

Diagnostic Balance Tests for Assessing Risk of Falls and Distinguishing Older Adult Fallers and Non-Fallers: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis.
Kozinc Ž, Löfler S, Hofer C, Carraro U, Šarabon N.
Diagnostics (Basel). 2020 Sep 3;10(9):E667. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10090667.

Home-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation of Human Permanent Denervated Muscles: A Narrative Review on Diagnostics, Managements, Results and Byproducts Revisited 2020.
Kern H, Carraro U.
Diagnostics (Basel). 2020 Jul 29;10(8):E529. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10080529.

General and Disease-Specific Health Indicator Changes Associated with Inpatient Rehabilitation.
Grote V, Unger A, Böttcher E, Muntean M, Puff H, Marktl W, Mur E, Kullich W, Holasek S, Hofmann P, Lackner HK, Goswami N, Moser M.
J Am Med Dir Assoc . 2020 Jul 28;S1525-8610(20)30437-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.05.034.

Skeletal muscle gene expression in long-term endurance and resistance trained elderly.
Bolotta A, Filardo G, Abruzzo PM, Astolfi A, Sanctis P, Martino A, Hofer Ch, Indio V, Kern H, Löfler S, Marcacci M, Zampieri S, Marini M, Zucchini C.
Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jun 2;21(11):3988. doi: 10.3390/ijms21113988.

Speed-power based training in the elderly and its potential for daily movement function enhancement. 
Sarabon N, Smajla D, Kozinc Z, Kern H.
Eur J Transl Myol. 2020 Apr 1;30(1):8898. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2019.8898.

2019

Blood contamination, a problem or a lucky chance to analyze non-invasively Myokines in mouth fluids?
Ravara B, Zampieri S, Kern H, Carraro U.
Eur J Transl Myol. 2019 Dec 10;29(4):8713. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2019.8713. eCollection 2019 Oct 29.

Two-years of home based functional electrical stimulation recovers epidermis from atrophy and flattening after years of complete Conus-Cauda Syndrome.
Albertin G, Ravara B, Kern H, Hofer C, Loefler S, Jurecka W, Guidolin D, Rambaldo A, Porzionato A, De Caro R, Zampieri S, Pond A, Alaibac M, Carraro U.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Dec;98(52):e18509. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000018509.

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) in the home: Compliance measurements.
Taylor MJ, Ruys AJ, Kern H, Pond A, Carraro U.
Biol Eng Med. 2019 Dec;4:1-3. doi: 10.15761/BEM.1000170

Cayenne Pepper Cataplasm “Munari” reduces pain and improves mobility in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain.
Zampieri S, Sarabon N, Löfler S, Hofer Ch, Sajer S, Kabas F, Cvecka J, Sedliak M, Krenn M, Hübl W, Kern H.
Phys Med Rehabil Res, 2019; 4;1-7. DOI: 10.15761/PMRR.1000202.

Functional Electrical Stimulation: A Possible Strategy to Improve Muscle Function in Central Core Disease?.
Iodice P, Boncompagni S, Pietrangelo L, Galli L, Pierantozzi E, Rossi D, Fusella A, Caulo M, Kern H, Sorrentino V, Protasi F.
Front. Neurol. 10:479. doi:10.3389/fneur.2019.00479

Influence of electrical stimulation therapy on permanent pacemaker function.
Egger F, Hofer C, Hammerle FP, Löfler S, Nürnberg M, Fiedler L, Kriz R, Kern H, Huber K.
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2019 Apr 25. doi: 10.1007/s00508-019-1494-5. 

Relationship Between Strength Parameters and Functional Performance Tests in Patients With Severe Knee Osteoarthritis.
Bily W, Sarabon N, Löfler S, Franz C, Wakolbinger R, Kern H.
PM R. 2019 Jan 4. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12056.

2018 und älter

Dermal papillae flattening of thigh skin in Conus Cauda Syndrome.
Ravara B, Hofer C, Kern H, Guidolin D, Porzionato A, Caro R, Albertin G.
Eur J Transl Myol. 2018 Dec 13;28(4):7914. doi: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7914. eCollection 2018 Nov 2.

To Reverse Atrophy of Human Muscles in Complete SCI Lower Motor Neuron Denervation by Home-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation.
Kern H, Gargiulo P, Pond A, Albertin G, Marcante A, Carraro U.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1088:585-591. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-1435-3_27.

Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Skeletal Muscle of Old Sedentary People.
Mosole S, Zampieri S, Furlan S, Carraro U, Löefler S, Kern H, Volpe P, Nori A.
Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2018 Apr 10;4:2333721418768998. doi: 10.1177/2333721418768998. eCollection 2018 Jan-Dec.

In complete SCI patients, long-term functional electrical stimulation of permanent denervated muscles increases epidermis thickness.
Albertin G, Hofer C, Zampieri S, Vogelauer M, Löfler S, Ravara B, Guidolin D, Fede C, Incendi D, Porzionato A, De Caro R, Baba A, Marcante A, Piccione F, Gargiulo P, Pond A, Carraro U, Kern H.
Neurol Res. 2018 Apr;40(4):277-282. doi: 10.1080/01616412.2018.1436877. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Two years of Functional Electrical Stimulation by large surface electrodes for denervated muscles improve skin epidermis in SCI.
Albertin G, Kern H, Hofer Ch, Guidolin D, Porzionato A, Rambaldo A, De Caro R, Piccione F, Marcante A, Zampieri S.
Eur J Transl Myol 28 (1): 141-145, 2018. DOI: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7373.

Acute effect of different concentrations of cayenne pepper cataplasm on sensory-motor functions and serum levels of inflammation-related biomarkers in healthy subjects.
Šarabon N, Löfler S, Cvecka J, Hübl W, Zampieri S.
Eur J Transl Myol 28 (1): 105-116, 2018. DOI: 10.4081/ejtm.2018.7333.

Age-Associated Loss of OPA1 in Muscle Impacts Muscle Mass, Metabolic Homeostasis, Systemic Inflammation, and Epithelial Senescence.
Tezze C, Romanello V, Desbats MA, Fadini GP, Albiero M, Favaro G, Ciciliot S, Soriano ME, Morbidoni V, Cerqua C, Loefler S, Kern H, Franceschi C, Salvioli S, Conte M, Blaauw B, Zampieri S, Salviati L, Scorrano L, Sandri M.
Cell Metab. 2017 Jun 6;25(6):1374-1389.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2017.04.021. Epub 2017 May 25.

Atrophy, ultra-structural disorders, severe atrophy and degeneration of denervated human muscle in SCI and Aging. Implications for their recovery by Functional Electrical Stimulation, updated 2017
Kern H, Hofer C, Loefler S, Zampieri S, Gargiulo P, Baba A, Marcante A, Piccione F, Pond A, Carraro U.
Neurol Res. 2017 Apr 13:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Physical exercise in aging human skeletal muscle increases mitochondrial calcium uniporter expression levels and affects mitochondria dynamics
Zampieri S, Mammucari C, Romanello V, Barberi L, Pietrangelo L, Fusella A, Mosole S, Gherardi G, Höfer C, Löfler S, Sarabon N, Cvecka J, Krenn M, Carraro U, Kern H, Protasi F, Musarò A, Sandri M, Rizzuto R.
Physiol Rep. 2016 Dec;4(24). pii: e13005.

Use it or Lose It: Tonic Activity of Slow Motoneurons Promotes Their Survival and Preferentially Increases Slow Fiber-Type Groupings in Muscles of Old Lifelong Recreational Sportsmen
Mosole S, Carraro U, Kern H, Loefler S, Zampieri S.
Eur J Transl Myol. 2016 Nov 25;26(4):5972.