Zoltán Bajkó

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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)
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)
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 ery-thematosus 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)
The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of depression in a large multiple sclerosis (MS) patient group and to analyse the physical and psycho-socio-economic factors that influence its frequency and severity. In total, 351 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of MS were included in this study. All the patients completed a survey about(More)
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a homogenous disease that can be diagnosed by an association of clinical, neuroimaging and serological aspects. We analysed our 4 years NMO series with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) during the disease course. We included consecutive adult Caucasian patients who were diagnosed with definite NMO, or cases of(More)
Temporal arteritis (TA), also known as giant cell arteritis, is a chronic vasculitis of medium and large-sized blood vessels, in particular the main cervical branches of the aorta, with particular affinity to the temporal arteries and eye-supplying arteries. Temporal artery biopsy is still a gold standard for diagnosis, however in recent years colour duplex(More)
Keywords Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome Á Neuroimaging Á Cerebellar and brainstem variant of PRES Á Chronic renal disease Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) represents a clinical and radiographic finding that comprises many aetiologies. Clinically, it is characterized by headache, impaired variable mental status, visual(More)