Slawomir Budrewicz

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients with cervical dystonia (CD) and the impact of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) therapy in these patients. The authors recruited 101 patients with CD, all previously treated with BTX-A. Both before and 4 weeks after injection of BTX-A the patients were assessed using the(More)
AIM Holmes tremor (HT) is a combination of rest, postural and action tremor. A parallel dysfunction of cerebello-thalamic and nigrostriatal pathways seems necessary to produce this kind of tremor. We present the clinical and neuroimaging study verifying that hypothesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 10 patients: five male, five female, fulfilling(More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebral lesion due to different neurological conditions could be complicated by autonomic dysfunction, reported in the literature as a sympathetic hyperactivity. The mechanisms of dysautonomia still remains partial. The aim of the study was to assess the profile of autonomic dysfunction in patient with primary brain tumors, with attempt to(More)
Diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is based on clinical criteria and electrophysiological tests (electromyography, and transcranial magnetic stimulation). In the search for ALS biomarkers, the role of imaging procedures is currently emphasized, especially modern MR techniques. MR procedures were performed on 15 ALS patients and a sex- and(More)
AIM The pathogenesis of Raynaud's phenomenon is still unclear. Neural and intravascular mechanisms are thought to be involved in the pathological process. The role of the autonomic nervous system is continually discussed, with particular attention to over-reactivity of the sympathetic part. The aim of this study was the clinical and electrophysiological(More)
OBJECTIVES A new form of manganese poisoning is related to the intravenous use of self-prepared methcathinone hydrochloride (ephedrone). Manganese encephalopathy typically manifests as a levodopa-resistant parkinsonism. MAIN POINTS A 32-year-old drug-addicted man with acute gait disturbances after the ephedrone injections was presented. Choreic movements,(More)
AIM Different mechanisms (neural and intravascular) are thought to be important in the pathogenesis of Raynaud's phenomenon (RP). In a previous study we confirmed autonomic nervous system impairment in patients with primary RP, but the pathogenic role of peripheral nerves remained unclear. The aim of the current study was an electrophysiological analysis of(More)
INTRODUCTION Systemic malignant diseases cause the induction of autoimmunity, for example, paraneoplastic syndromes. There are no proofs of paraneoplastic syndromes in primary brain tumors. The aim of the study was to evaluate the involvement of the peripheral nervous system, together with an assessment of onconeuronal and antineural antibodies as(More)
apraxia, extrapyramidal symptoms and motor perseveration were noted ( fig. 1 a, d), in the progression stage (third month with generalized myoclonus, severe deterioration) ( fig. 1 b, e) and in the last phase (fourth month) with akinetic mutism and autonomic dysfunction ( fig. 1 c, f). The authors indicate the possibility of employing new MRI techniques in(More)