Jan W Czernicki

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Diurnal rhythm of serum melatonin concentrations was estimated in 12 men with low back pain syndrome before and after exposure to a very low-frequency magnetic field (2.9 mT, 40 Hz, square wave, bipolar). Patients were exposed to the magnetic field for 3 weeks (20 min per day, 5 days per week) either in the morning (at 10:00 hr) or in the late afternoon (at(More)
The clinical assessment of patients after stroke is usually focused on the detection and determination of neurological deficits. However, the full picture of the patient after stroke should take into account also cognitive deficits, emotional and intellectual disturbances as well as limitations in performing one's social functions. Thus, assessing quality(More)
The role of PMNL lysosomes was studied in some lesions of the central nervous system with speical regard to multiple sclerosis patients. The significant decrease of acid hydrolases was observed in multiple sclerosis (MS) peripheral blood PMNL lysosomal granula and, in parallel, the increase of lysosome proteins mitogenic potency. The other lesions of the(More)
The article discusses the role of (electro)magnetic fields in hormone secretion in humans and animals. The best known hormone whose secretion may be disturbed by magnetic field is melatonin. The level of serotonin positively reacts to the presence of magnetic field in the environment-its level is raised. The effect of magnetic fields on other hormones has(More)
OBJECTIVES There is widespread public concern that electromagnetic fields might be hazardous. However, studies on the biological effects of magnetic fields (MFs) have not always been consistent. Influence of extremely-low frequency MFs used in physiotherapy on endocrine system was rarely examined. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND The choice of an appropriate approach to the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis is considerably complicated owing to the lack of a clear-cut aetiology of this condition. Idiopathic scoliosis impairs the body's biomechanical balance and adversely affects body statics. MATERIAL AND METHODS The muscle torques of the flexor and extensor muscles of(More)
Glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activity of red blood cells of 23 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients (10 men and 13 women, aged 22–64 years) was examined and compared to the enzyme activity of 26 healthy persons (15 men and 11 women, aged 19–50 years). It was found that the mean GSH-Px activity was significantly higher (P<0.001) in red blood cells of MS(More)