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)
Aim of the study was to quantify cerebral vasospasm in rats after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) by morphometric examination of basilar artery and to evaluate the influence of endothelin receptor blocker BQ-123 on basilar artery constriction. The rat cisterna magna (CM) was cannulated and after 7 days SAH was developed by administration of 100 microl(More)
Cerebral vasospasm is one of the most severe complications of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), leading to pathological changes in the vessel wall itself and in the nervous tissue, due to ischaemia of endothelial cells and neurones. Amongst the known substances inducing vasospasm, the most potent spasmogenic effect is exerted by endothelin-1 (ET1). The(More)
Proliferative capacity is an important determinant of tumour biological behaviour. For research and diagnostic purposes, immunohistochemical techniques are usually applied in the assessment of tissue proliferative status. An interesting alternative for these studies is a detection of histone mRNA. As the synthesis of histones is tightly coupled with DNA(More)
Two cases of cerebral secretory meningioma, occurring in 57 and 33-year-old females are reported. The tumors were located in the tentorial and frontotemporal region, respectively. The general histologic appearance of the tumors was of meningothelial meningioma (case 1) and meningioma with microcystic and angiomatous features (case 2). The most striking(More)
A high level of the BCL2 protein and the lack of apoptosis promoting protein BAX are beginning to be treated as markers of cellular resistance to anti-neoplastic drugs. The object of the study were specimens from stereotactic biopsy of Astrocytoma fibrillare in the central brain area, inaccessible to conventional surgery. The cytological preparations have(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)
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)
A case of paraneoplastic syndrome diagnosed post mortem in a 68-year-old man with a single submandibular lymphatic metastasis of testicular seminoma is presented. The syndrome developed 3 years after orchidectomy and clinically combined the features of limbic and bulbar encephalitis together with signs of cerebellar degeneration. Histological examination(More)