J. Cichonski

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Spontaneous intracranial hematoma is not rare, but with bad prognosis, complication in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD). Diagnostic difficulties result from a fact that symptoms of acute hematoma such as headaches,, nausea, vomitis, apathy, sleepiness, parestesia and seizures may also suggest dysequilibrium syndrome, dialytic dementia as well as(More)
Deep phlebothrombosis is a one of the postoperative complications in neurosurgery in 90% localized in lower extremities. The brain contains the highest concentration of tissue thromboplastin compared with the other organs. That fact plays an important roll in pathophysiology of thrombo-embolic process in neurosurgery. The most frequent places of(More)
Posttraumatic posterior cranial fossa haematoma is a rare occurrence. In our material it accounted for 1.5% of all intracranial haematomas. Due to its infrequency and diagnostic difficulties these patients are referred with delay to neurosurgeons and often die with signs of brain stem lesion. The reported case was a 25-year-old man with this haematoma and(More)
Piracetam (Nootropil) is a cytoprotective to brain tissue and improving cerebral blood flow medicine. In the Department of Neurotraumatology we investigated results of piracetam treatment in a group of 100 succeeding patients admitted between 1995-96 due to craniocerebral injury. High doses (24-30 g per day) of this medicine have a positive effect on final(More)
Posttraumatic vasospasms occur according to various authors in 5-10% of cases, and in our material they were demonstrated in 6% of the patients, that is about 8 times less frequently than in cases of bleeding from a vascular malformation. Computed tomography of the head showing posttraumatic vasospasm complicating "normal" clinical course is ever less(More)
A group of 100 patients treated immediately following a cranio-cerebral injury was analyzed. The patients, administered piracetam either in an intravenous infusion (GCS 3-8) or orally (GCS above 9), were divided into groups depending on the dose and clinical status. Piracetam participates in the activity of the majority of neurotransmitters, increases(More)
Even with the advent of the present diagnostic possibilities, polytraumas are still a serious problem with a large mortality. Owing to the complexity of the clinical picture, severe craniocerebral injury masks other extracerebral signs and creates a risk of unnoticeable injury of another organ. We describe a case of a 63 year-old patient, who suffered a(More)
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