Michal Král

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Botulinum toxin (BoNT) treatment relieves focal arm spasticity after stroke, likely acting at several hierarchical levels of the motor system. The central correlate of BoNT-induced spasticity relief may be detected using repeated functional MRI (fMRI) during motor task. METHODS Five patients (4 males, 1 female, mean age 67 years)(More)
BACKGROUND Investigations were performed to localize and analyze the botulinum toxin (BoNT-A) related changes of cerebral cortex activation in chronic stroke patients suffering from severe hand paralysis with arm spasticity. Effects on task- related cerebral activation were evaluated by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). METHODS 14 patients (5(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the safety and efficacy of the self-expanding Solitaire stent used during intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for intracranial arterial occlusion (IAO) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive nonselected patients with AIS with IAO documented on computed tomographic angiography or magnetic resonance angiography(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate gonadal function and LH reserve in patients on chronic therapy with supraphysiological doses of GC. We clinically evaluated 17 male subjects (aged 23-56 years-old) on chronic GC therapy. In four subjects (aged 23-39 years-old) randomly selected, three basal blood samples were drawn and pooled for measurement of SHBG,(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is considered a predictor for severe stroke and poor outcome. The aim was to evaluate whether AF is associated with poor outcome in acute ischemic stroke (IS) patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). In a retrospective study, 157 consecutive IS patients (98 males, mean age 67.3 ± 10.2 years), treated with IVT within 3(More)
Seventeen patients with well-proven Cushing's syndrome (13 with Cushing's disease, 3 with adrenal tumour and 1 presenting ectopic ACTH syndrome caused by bronchial carcinoid) were investigated by using a single-dose 8 mg dexamethasone nocturnal test. The results obtained were compared with those of the classical 8 mg Liddle's test, metyrapone stimulation,(More)
OBJECTIVES Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is considered an effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke (IS). However, not all treated patients may achieve good outcome. The aim was to evaluate whether the initial NIHSS and DWI infarct volume could be the predictors for good outcome after IVT. PATIENTS AND METHODS The set of 125 patients with consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous thrombolysis is considered to be the standard specific reperfusion therapy in acute ischemic stroke in both anterior and posterior cerebral circulation. AIMS Our aim was to evaluate the 90-day outcome and rate of intracranial hemorrhage after recombinant tissue plasminogen activator administration in posterior circulation stroke and(More)
BACKGROUND The early recanalization (ER) of an occluded cerebral artery is important for clinical improvement in acute ischemic stroke. The aim of the study was to assess the possible association between the prior use of antiplatelets (AP) and ER of occluded middle cerebral artery (MCA) after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). METHODS In 146 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE to identify predictors of good outcome in acute basilar artery occlusion (Bao). Background: acute ischemic stroke (aiS) caused by Bao is often associated with a severe and persistent neurological deficit and a high mortality rate. METHODS the set consisted of 70 consecutive aiS patients (51 males; mean age 64.5 ± 14.5 years) with Bao. the role(More)