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An 8-month multicentre prospective randomized study aimed at comparing the effects of dopamine receptor agonists pramipexole (PPX; Mirapexin) and pergolide (PRG; Permax) as add-on to L-dopa therapy on depression [Montgomery and Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS)] in 41 non-demented patients (25 men, 16 women) suffering from both mild or moderate(More)
In a randomized prospective multi-centre study, we evaluated the cognitive performances of a group of 41 non-demented patients, all with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) and a current depressive episode, in whom the effects of pramipexole (PPX) and pergolide (PRG) in an add-on to l-dopa therapy were also studied and published with regard to motor symptoms(More)
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are considered to be congenital disorders. However, their familial occurrence has so far been described in only 19 families in the literature. The authors report on two cases in one family and review the literature. A 45-year-old female subject with sudden onset of headache and vomiting due to a subarachnoid(More)
Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is considered to be the 'gold standard' for confirmation of severe (70-99%) stenoses of internal carotid arteries (ICAs). However, it is associated with a risk of complications. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of ultrasonography (US), computed tomographic angiography (CTA), and their combined use for(More)
We studied the effect occurring in close proximity before the phonation start and give an account of the microdramas taking place upon the glottis immediately before the phonation start in a group of individuals suffering from balbuties (60 children and adolescents from 9 to 14 years of age) and an equally large control group suffering from no such speech(More)
To assess the role of tau protein, beta-amyloid(1-42) and cystatin C in the diagnostics of Alzheimer dementia (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases (ND) by comparing to the control groups (CG). The levels of tau protein, beta-amyloid(1-42) and cystatin C were assessed in the set of 69 patients (AD + ND, 33 males, 36 females, aged 22-90, mean 60.5 + 16.1(More)
Computer and video games are more and more used for serous purposes not only for entertainment. In few last years we can observe very fast market development of serious games. They are used to education, simulation, research, health and therapy purposes. This paper describes main features of serious games used for psychology. Specialists prepare scenarios(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our work was to assess the role of tau protein, beta amyloid and cystatin C in diagnosis of Alzheimer dementia (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases (NDs). METHODS The levels of tau protein, beta amyloid and cystatin C were assessed in a set of 79 patients with ND (38 men and 41 women; aged 22-90 years; mean, 61.6 +/- 15.6 years)(More)
Based on four observations of cerebellar malacia in patients aged 40-45 years the authors describe the clinical picture of the disease, characterized by acute fierce occipital headache associated with nausea and vomiting. Focal cerebellar and stem symptoms develop frequently after a latency of several hours or days. None of the patients had signs of(More)