Hana Brožová

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Life expectancy is increasing worldwide and the burden of Parkinson's disease (PD) is growing. There are several cost-of-illness studies for PD from Western Europe and the USA, however, data about the costs associated with PD in Eastern Europe are still lacking. The objective of this study was to evaluate direct and indirect costs in a cohort of Czech(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the Pull Test--Retropulsion Test and the Push and Release Test (P&R) as regards their ability to predict Parkinson (PD) fallers and nonfallers in relation to their medication state. Eighty-two PD patients participated in the study. Fallers (N = 36) and nonfallers (N = 46) were grouped on the basis of their fall history.(More)
We assessed the influence of gait disorders (GD) on quality of life (QOL) in Parkinson's disease (PD). In a survey including the PDQ-39 and a new 8-item questionnaire of GD (8-QGD), 491 PD patients estimated their gait at the worst state, the effect of their GD on activities of daily living, compared the severity of GD with the other PD symptoms, evaluated(More)
Patients with ephedrone parkinsonism (EP) show a complex, rapidly progressive, irreversible, and levodopa non-responsive parkinsonian and dystonic syndrome due to manganese intoxication. Eye movements may help to differentiate parkinsonian syndromes providing insights into which brain networks are affected in the underlying disease, but they have never been(More)
This study focused on the relationship between the asymmetry of initial motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) and premorbid handedness of patients. Structural equation modeling has been used for this purpose. The survey consisting of validated items measuring handedness and questions related to side of occurrence of initial symptoms was administered to(More)
We analysed clinical data in 80 genetically confirmed Huntington?s disease (HD) patients and measured the severity of the head of the caudate nucleus (HCN) atrophy using computed tomography-guided planimetry. The results were compared with measurements obtained in 43 age-matched healthy subjects. Mean planimetric measurements of the HCN differed(More)
A distinctive alteration of speech has been reported in patients suffering from ephedrone-induced parkinsonism. However, an objective assessment of dysarthria has not been performed in ephedrone users. We studied 28 young Caucasian men from Georgia with a previous history of ephedrone abuse and compared them to 25 age-matched healthy controls. Speech(More)
PURPOSE Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare neurodegenerative disease that remains poorly understood, and the diagnosis of MSA continues to be challenging. We endeavored to improve the diagnostic process and understanding of in vivo characteristics of MSA by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty MSA subjects, ten parkinsonian(More)
The Grooved Pegboard Test (GPT) was conceived as a test of manual dexterity, upper-limb motor speed, and hand-eye coordination. The aim of our study was to test the componential structure of the GPT on an archetypal model of motor impairment, Parkinson's disease (PD). A total of 45 PD patients (33 males, 12 females; age M = 67, range = 49-81; PD duration M(More)
This study focused on the relationship between the asymmetry of initial motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and premorbid handedness of patients. Structural equation modeling has been used for this purpose. The survey consisting of validated items measuring handedness and questions related to side of occurrence of initial symptoms was administered to(More)