Medical Director, Department of Neurology and Neurological post acute care, Tirol-Kliniken GmbH, LKH Hochzirl-Natters, Zirl, Austria
Head of ward Senior Physician; Dept. Neurology and Neurological post acute care at LKH Hochzirl-Natters, Standort Hochzirl (Tirol-Kliniken GmbH), 6170 Zirl, Austria
Senior physician; Dept. Neurology and Neurological post acute care at LKH Hochzirl-Natters, Standort Hochzirl (Tirol-Kliniken GmbH), 6170 Zirl, Austria
Assistant Physician in Neurology and Psychiatry at LKI Innsbruck (Tirol-Kliniken GmbH), Anichstr. 36, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Ward Physician at Sanatorium Kreuzschwestern / Hochrum, Austria
Ward physician at LKH Hochzirl-Natters, Standort Hochzirl, 6170 Zirl, Austria
Internship General Practitioner at District Hospital, Freistadt Austria and University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria
Participation in organisation and implementation of the multicentre PHADER-study (A prospective, single-arm, observational clinical follow-up study on the application of pharyngeal electrical stimulation for treatment of neurogenic Dysphagia: a European Registry), a state Hospital, Hochzirl, dept. for neurology, Austria
Formation, installation and management of on outpatient – until for multiple sclerosis patients in neurorehabilitation
Sonographic controlled and navigated injections with Botulinumtoxin for the treatment of severe spasticity
Participation in the special field “therapy with intrathecal Baclofen (ITB)”, focus on “autonomic dysfunction”, at State Hospital, dept. for neurology, Hochzirl, Austria
Endoscopic swallowing examination and swallowing diagnostic in regular business, tracheal cannula management; elective and bronchoscopic extraction in emergency cases
Participation (talk, patient demonstration) in the workshop “European Continuing Medical Training – Intrathecal Baclofen (ECMT-ITB)”, twice a year, at State Hospital, dept. for neurology, Hochzirl, Austria
Management of patients with implanted medication pumps and intrathecal catheters for the application of intrathecally administered drugs against spasticity an pain
Introduction and application of the method of evaluation of the efficacy of the
treatment with intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) with a temporary external catheter and external pump
Lecturer of the Institute for Sport Science, University for Medicine, Innsbruck (AUSTRIA), since 2014
Area of Interest
Intrathecal baclofen device meeting a ventriculoperetoneal shunt and vice versa: approach
to management. (in preparation)
Pucks-Faes E, MD; Halbmayer LM, Hitzenberger G, Matzak H, Saltuari L.
Submittend in “Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair (NNR)”
Intrathecal Baclofen in hereditary spastic paraparesis.
Pucks-Faes E, Hitzenberger G, Matzak H, Mayr A, Fava E, Genelin E, Saltuari L.
In press “Frontiers in Neurology”
Intrathecal Baclofen Trial Before Device Implantation: 12-Year Experience with Continuous Administration
Elke Pucks-Faes, MD,a,* Heinrich Matzak, MD,a,* Gabriel Hitzenberger, MD,a
Eleonora Genelin, MD,a Lucas-Michael Halbmayer, MD,a Elena Fava, MD,b
Josef Fritz, PhD,b Leopold Saltuari, MD, MSca,c
October 2018 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.09.124
Intrathecal baclofen in paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity: Impact on oral treatment
Pucks-Faes E, Hitzenberger G, Matzak H, Verrienti G, Schauer R, Saltuari L.
Brain Behav. 2018 Nov; 8(11):e01124. doi: 10.1002/brb3.1124. Epub 2018 Sep 28.PMID:30264872
Eleven years' experience with Intrathecal Baclofen - Complications, risk factors.
Pucks-Faes E, Hitzenberger G, Matzak H, Fava E, Verrienti G, Laimer I, Fritz J, Saltuari L. Brain Behav. 2018 Mar 30; 8(5):e00965. doi: 10.1002/brb3.965. eCollection 2018 May. PMID: 29761017