Krzysztof Banaszkiewicz

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BACKGROUND Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare triplet repeat (CAG) disorder. Advanced, multi-centre, multi-national research frameworks are needed to study simultaneously multiple complementary aspects of HD. This includes the natural history of HD, its management and the collection of clinical information and biosamples for research. METHODS We report(More)
The aim of this study was to identify determinants of functional disability, patient’s quality of life (QoL) and caregivers’ burden in Huntington’s disease (HD). Eighty HD patients participated in the study. Motor and behavioral disturbances as well as cognitive impairment were assessed using motor, behavioral and cognitive parts of the Unified Huntington(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Falls are a common and serious problem among Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. However, knowledge about the causes and risk factors of falls is limited. There have been a few attempts to classify the causes of falls. The classification suggested by Olanow seems to be the most comprehensive one. The aim of this study was to analyze(More)
INTRODUCTION Prevention of periprocedural stroke has a crucial role in carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedures. AIM To assess retrospectively 30-day safety and effectiveness of 41 procedures of internal and common carotid artery stenting using the Roadsaver double nitinol layer micromesh stent in 40 non-consecutive patients with symptomatic or high-risk(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although Parkinson disease (PD) patients suffer falls more frequently than other old people, only a few studies have focused on identifying the specific risk factors for falls in PD patients. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and risk factors of falls in a prospective study in comparison to a control group. MATERIAL(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Falls are common events in Parkinson disease (PD) but only a few prospective studies have focused on causes and consequences of falls in PD patients. The aim of the study was prospective analysis of direct causes and consequences of falls in PD patients in comparison to the control group. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred PD patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative, progressive disorder of the central nervous system which causes significant gait and balance disturbances. This is a pilot study which aims to determine the effects of a physiotherapy programme with use of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) on gait and balance in HD(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Bradykinesia, which is commonly defined as slowness of movements, is one of the cardinal signs of Parkinson's disease (PD) and parkinsonian syndromes. Simple clinical rating scales are used commonly to measure bradykinesia in routine clinical practice although this kind of assessment is biased. The aim of the study was to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intrinsic factors are the main cause of falls in Parkinson's disease (PD). The relation between different symptoms or type of PD and frequency of falls has been unclear so far. The aim of the study was to assess the frequency and causes of falls in postural instability and gait difficulty dominant PD (PIGD) and tremor dominant PD(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Tremor accompanies some poly-neuropathies, but its prevalence and its clinical and electrophysiological manifestations are not well known. The aim of the study was to assess the occurrence and characteristics of hand tremor in patients with polyneuropathy of different origins, as well as relations between the occurrence of tremors and(More)