Jagna Czochańska

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A long-term prospective study was carried out of 133 children diagnosed as having epilepsy in the first year of life, of whom two-thirds had West syndrome and one-third had other forms of epilepsy. They were followed for a minimum of three years (half for over seven years), during which time 15 children died. Of the 118 surviving, 54 had an IQ of > 70, but(More)
Prospective studies on 347 children under treatment due to seizures which appeared in the first 10 years of life helped to evaluate and define the incidence of epilepsy resistant to treatment. With regard to each patient the following aspects were analysed: the kind of seizures, their etiology, accompanying neurological disorders and a type of epileptic(More)
The purpose of this multicentre study of an unselected group of 178 children with prolonged convulsions or status epilepticus was to evaluate the effects of rectal administration of Diazepam by means of a rectal appliance. We found that diazepam is effective against seizures in 98% of cases, has a rapid onset of action and is safe. We recommend this form of(More)
Abnormal involuntary movements are common symptoms in children. The neuroanatomical basis for these movement disorders is the extrapyramidal system. Although present at rest they may be more intensive during the will - depending motor activity and increased under stress. They are almost absent during sleep. The underlying causal factors of involuntary(More)
Tuberous sclerosis belongs to the diseases diagnosed usually at pre-school or school age. Pringle's naevus ist the basic sing indicating the diagnosis. Genetic determination of the disease makes possibly early diagnosis necessary for correct genetic counselling. In the light of long-term observations of children with tuberous sclerosis the authors discuss(More)
The aim of a study was to evaluate health, psychological and social problems related to rehabilitation of cerebral palsy children (c.p. children). The study was based on 30 children c.p. who after diagnosis underwent systematic complex rehabilitation. Half of the children was under observation in outpatient clinics and their parents played the role of(More)