Andrzej Urbanik

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Recent development of neuroimaging techniques has opened new possibilities for the study of the relation between handedness and the brain functional architecture. Here we report fMRI measurements of dominant and non-dominant hand movement representation in 12 right-handed subjects using block design. We measured possible asymmetry in the total volume of(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in the brain organization of motor control in left- and right-handers and to study whether early left-to-right handwriting switch changes the cortical representation of finger movements in the left and right hemispheres. Echo-planar MR imaging was performed in 52 subjects: consistent right-handers(More)
Accurate knowledge of greater palatine foramen (GPF) anatomy is necessary when performing a variety of anaesthesiological, dental or surgical procedures. The first aim of this study was to localize the GPF in relation to multiple anatomical landmarks. The second aim was to perform a systematic review of literature, and to conduct a meta-analysis on the(More)
UNLABELLED Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy and a frequent cause of sick leave because of work-related hand overload. The main treatment is operation. AIM The aim of the study is to assess the usefulness of high frequency ultrasound in the postoperative evaluation of CTS treatment efficacy. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic yield of the transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA) and the cervical mediastinoscopy (CM) in detecting metastatic mediastinal lymph nodes in NSCLC patients. METHODS Prospective, randomized, single-blind clinical study. RESULTS There were 41 NSCLC patients enrolled in the study; 21 were randomized(More)
Platelet glycoproteins are involved in pathophysiology of cerebrovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the GpIIIa gene A1/A2 polymorphism and a risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) in a Polish population. In a case-control study we genotyped 288 Caucasian patients with aneurysmal SAH and 457 age-,(More)
In the present study we addressed the question of central control of heart rate (HR) in emotions. Parallel measurement of HR changes and changes of local intensity of blood flow as indexed by fMRI in a procedure eliciting emotions allowed us to pinpoint areas of the brain responsible for HR variations during emotional arousal. In condition eliciting(More)
BACKGROUND Although substantial numbers of stroke patients suffer from apathy, its causes are still poorly understood. Previous studies suggest that dysfunction of the frontal lobes is implicated in the pathophysiology of motivation. Our aim was to investigate the association between proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H1-MRS) measurements in unaffected(More)
Mood disorders are associated with structural, metabolic and spectroscopic changes in prefrontal regions. In the case of depression associated with stroke, there is little information about the biochemical profile of these regions, as assessed by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS). In a group of first-ever stroke patients, we studied the(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies investigating the association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism and the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) have provided conflicting results. Moreover, it is possible that the ACE I/D polymorphism may not represent the functional variant of the gene. The objective of this study was to(More)