Tadeusz Parnowski

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In 64 individuals with dementia (26 Alzheimer type, 34 of vascular origin and 4 other types of dementia) apolipoprotein E genotype was identified. Frequency of epsilon4 allele was 36.5% in Alzheimer patients and 32.4% in vascular dementia ones. In a group of 39 nondemented individuals of the same age the epsilon4 frequency was 11.5%. In demented patients,(More)
In the course of epidemiological studies on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in Poland, the authors found a male patient aged 54 years with dementia rapidly progressing for a year and ataxia of the extremities. EEG tracings were abnormal but without features typical of CJD. About six months after hospitalisation the patient died. Neuropathological examination of(More)
BACKGROUND We analyzed metabolic profile of patients with cognitive dysfunctions by means of levels of lipoproteins, glycaemia and hypertension. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In naturalistic, open manner, we studied 100 persons--44 without cognitive dysfunctions, 17 with MCI and 39 with dementia. Patients were grouped according to ICD-10, NIA/AA, McKhann's(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to assess efficacy and safety of electroconvulsive therapy. METHODS 43 patients included into the study were hospitalised in The Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology and received all together over 400 bilateral electroconvulsive procedures. Most of the patients (N = 25) were qualified for electroconvulsive therapy due to(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term safety and efficacy of Exelon (rivastigmine) was evaluated in a multi-center open-label study of 62 patients with probable mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease living in community setting. MATERIAL/METHODS The patients started treatment with 1.5 mg bid (3 mg/day) Exelon and were scheduled to receive doses of 1.5 mg bid Exelon(More)
Despite numerous studies the relationship between depression and Alzheimer's disease has not yet been clarified. The high prevalence of depression in Alzheimer's disease has been confirmed but the data on its incidence vary. Generally, depressed mood is the most prevalent symptom in 0-86% of dementia syndrome, minor depression, dysthymia is considered to be(More)