Jerzy Słowiński

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Frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 (FTDP-17) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the MAPT gene which encodes the microtubule-associated protein tau. This hereditary tauopathy is a rare clinical syndrome, affecting approximately two hundred kindreds and about six hundred individuals bearing(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate pain relief and recurrence after percutaneous balloon compression (PBC) and its association with type of pain, prior surgery, or other clinical factors. METHODS Fifty-nine patients with medically refractory trigeminal pain were enrolled into this study. Patients were divided into those with typical trigeminal neuralgia (TN), and(More)
Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is a rare sporadic 4-repeat tauopathy. We report here the first Polish case of pathologically proven CBD. Our patient developed clumsiness of the right hand at age 63 years. During the course of his illness he suffered from progressive asymmetric parkinsonism unresponsive to dopaminergic therapy. Focal dystonia affecting(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Classical definitions of aphasia des-cribe deficits of different language levels (syntactic, semantic, phonologic) hindering the ability to communicate. Recent studies indicate, however, that impairment of particular aspects of linguistic competencies in aphasia differs in severity. Contemporary approach to the aphasic symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE It is presumed that increased blood flow through the single azygos anterior cerebral artery (Az) may contribute to the formation of an Az aneurysm. The aim of this study was to assess the blood flow velocities in the arteries of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) complex in patients with the Az aneurysm. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of three(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of the study was to assess the impact of percutaneous placement of a distal catheter on treatment results in patients with hydrocephalus undergoing ventriculoatrial shunt (VA) implantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 184 patients aged 14-80 years (mean: 48 yrs) with hydrocephalus who were treated(More)
We present the case of a 46-year-old female with a lumbar spine paraganglioma. The patient complained of a right-sided lumboischialgia. Preoperative MRI revealed an intradural tumour at the vertebra L3 level, located in the midline, 7 mm in diameter. The tumour was totally removed by laminectomy. Histopathological examination showed nests of chief cells(More)
The prognosis of patients with brain gliomas remains poor despite the use of advanced surgical techniques, radio- and chemotherapy. In this respect, gene engineering techniques altering the glioma genome in order to regulate the function of key genes involved in cancerogenesis seem to be promising. The premise for applying a gene therapy in patients with(More)