Zbigniew Karwacki

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The claustrocortical connections in the rabbit were assessed for the first time by the method of axonal retrograde transport of two fluorescent tracers (Fast Blue and Diamidino Yellow). The material consisted of 23 adult New Zealand rabbits. Projection zones of spindle-like form, connected with the precentral, postcentral, temporal and occipital cortices(More)
The claustrum is a subcortical structure lying under the insular and piriform cortices, whose function is still not clear. Although data exist on connections of the claustrum and the limbic cortex, the topography of the limbic zone in the rabbit and rat claustrum has not been studied extensively. The study was performed on 17 adult Wistar rats and 12 New(More)
The retrograde axonal transport method was used to compare the topography and organization of the visual zone of the claustrum in rat, guinea pig, rabbit and cat. First, massive Fluoro-Gold injections were placed into the primary visual cortex and the secondary areas. Experiments showed differences in the location of the visual zone among the animals under(More)
The quantitative analysis of the claustrocortical connections labeled with the fluorescent retrograde tracer Fluoro-Gold (FG) was conducted on 90 rabbits subdivided into the following age groups (P2, P7, P14, P21, P30, P60, P90, P120, P180). The equal volumes of retrograde fluorescent tracer FluoroGold (FG) were injected into the selected regions of the(More)
The quantitative analysis of the claustrocortical connections in the rabbit, labeled with the fluorescent retrograde tracer Fluoro-Gold (FG), was conducted by means of unbiased stereology. The FG was injected into selected regions of the motor, somatosensory, auditory and visual cortices and then a comparison of the various claustrocortical projections was(More)
Intracerebral haemorrhage is a strong stimulus for both microglial and astroglial activations. There are some important pathophysiological features during haemorrhage that do not occur in ischaemic or traumatic brain injuries, and may influence the dynamics and intensity of glial activation. Studies on the evolution of glial reaction may have practical(More)
The glial cells play an important role in pathophysiology of the intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). Thus the attempt at evaluating the possible influence of the propofol on the reactivity of astro- and microglial cells in the course of ICH was performed. 50 rats were divided into two groups depending on the applied anaesthesia. All animals were generally(More)
40 adult Wistar rats were divided into two groups depending on the applied anaesthesia. In both groups animals were generally anaesthetized with fentanyl, dehydrobenzperidol administered intraperitoneally and midazolam given intramuscularly. In the second group (SEVO) animals received sevoflurane of 2.2 vol% end-tidal concentration. Intracerebral haematoma(More)
BACKGROUND Propofol is often combined with remifentanil for induction and maintenance of total intravenous anaesthesia. Target-controlled infusion (TCI) permits adapting infusion to pharmacokinetic models. In this study we compared depth of anaesthesia, haemodynamic variables and times to recovery in patients scheduled for lumbar microdiscectomy and(More)