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OBJECTIVES This study examined the relationship between autonomic nervous system dysfunction, anxiety and depression in untreated hypertension. PATIENTS AND METHODS 86 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients and 98 healthy volunteers were included in the study. The psychological parameters were assessed with Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive (HT) patients are at higher risk of cognitive decline than normotensive individuals, because high blood pressure is a risk factor for mild cognitive deterioration. In this study cardio- and cerebrovascular reactivity along with cognitive performance was assessed on newly diagnosed HT patients. METHODS Diagnosis of hypertension was(More)
Subjects and Methods. We analysed 5000 cerebrovascular ultrasound records. A total of 0.4% of the patients had common carotid artery occlusion (CCAO). Results. The mean age was 59.8 ± 14.2 years, and the male/female ratio was 2.33. The most frequent risk factors were hypertension, ischaemic heart disease, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and smoking.(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin-17 (IL-17), which is secreted by Th17 cells, is a proinflammatory cytokine that is implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and plays a role in nonresponse of MS patients to interferon-β (IFN-β) therapy. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to establish a correlation between nonresponders (NR) and IL-17A serum(More)
BACKGROUND High stroke mortality in central-eastern European countries might be due to higher stroke incidence, more severe strokes or less effective acute care than in countries with lower mortality rate. Hospital databases usually yield more detailed information on risk factors, stroke severity and short-term outcome than population-based registries. (More)
INTRODUCTION The immunopathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is a main field of research, together with the mechanism of action of most immune therapies in this disease, such as interferon beta. Interleukin (IL)-17 is considered to play a central part in the initial immune cascade in MS, though there are numerous interactions between other cytokines that(More)
A 56-year-old man with a 15-year history of lupus erythematosus and well-controlled arterial hypertension developed progressively hypophonia, severe dysphagia, and weakness in the left shoulder. He was admitted to neurology for the worsening of the symptomatology. The neurological examination revealed loss of left-sided gag reflex, left soft palate(More)
INTRODUCTION Listeria monocytogenes is an important opportunistic pathogen affecting patients with immunosuppression and shows a high tropism for the central nervous system. The clinical manifestations of central nervous system listerial infections are variable and represent a diagnostic challenge. CASE REPORT The authors report the case of a 59-year-old(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and other micro- and macrovascular complications and risk factors for type 2 diabetes. We included, in this study, 149 patients with type 2 diabetes. We evaluated their cardiovascular risk factors, demographic data, and any major micro- and(More)