Zoltán Bajkó

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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that preferentially affects the optic nerves and spinal cord, and is characterised by the presence of autoantibody to aquaporin-4 (AQP4) [1–4]. Movement disorders have been described in demyelinating diseases, mainly in multiple sclerosis (MS). The presence of these(More)
Purpose: During interferon (IFN ) treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), the therapy induced binding antibodies (BAbs) and neutralizing antibodies might decrease the clinical efficacy of IFN . We evaluated: differences in immunogenicity of different IFN products using BAbs; the impact of BAbs on clinical efficacy of INF . We present the first Romanian(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)
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)
Traumatic bilateral dissection of the carotid arteries is a rare condition with potentially life-threatening complications. The case of a 57-year-old male patient with acute onset left sided hemiparesis, twelve hours after a blunt head injury, caused by a horse kick, is reported. A cerebral CT scan revealed right middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory(More)