Pavel Hok

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BACKGROUND Our aim was to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to compare brain activation changes due to botulinum toxin A (BoNT) application between two chronic stroke patient groups with different degree of weakness treated for upper limb spasticity. METHODS Fourteen ischemic stroke patients with hand weakness and spasticity were studied.(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)
Paced Auditory Serial-Addition Task (PASAT) is a complex task commonly used to examine patients with diffuse brain damage. A visual version of the neuropsychological test (Paced Visual Serial-Addition Task, PVSAT) has also been introduced to clinical practice, and both versions were adapted to be used in neuroimaging, namely functional magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND Freezing of gait (FOG) is a common disabling symptom of (in) Parkinson's disease (PD). The mechanism of FOG is (in) not clearly understood. We investigated the clinical effect and changes of the activity of the sensorimotor system using repeated functional MRI (fMRI) before and after application of botulinum toxin in Parkinson's disease patients(More)
INTRODUCTION In post-stroke spasticity, functional imaging may uncover modulation in the central sensorimotor networks associated with botulinum toxin type A (BoNT) therapy. Investigations were performed to localize brain activation changes in stroke patients treated with BoNT for upper limb spasticity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). (More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to measure the sensorimotor brain adaptation activity, shown on functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI), in relation to the degree and extent of spinal cord compression or cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) detected by cervical spine MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-one patients (average age, 57 years;(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous functional brain imaging studies have described various and contradictory activation findings in patients with panic disorder (PD). Our study focused on patients with a chronic PD, who were investigated and treated in a conventional manner, which represents the real PD patients in clinical practice. METHODS Continuing their medication,(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this project was to compare and evaluate cortical sensorimotor adaptations as measured by brain fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) in patients before and after surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), i.e., after spinal cord decompression. MATERIAL AND METHODS Study inclusion required evidence of CSM on MRI of(More)
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