Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Psychology
Jagiellonian University, Krakow
The Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Scientific Instruments
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Our Latest Research
High frequency oscillations in epileptic and non-epileptic human hippocampus during a cognitive task
Hippocampal high-frequency electrographic activity (HFOs) represents one of the major discoveries not only in epilepsy research but also in cognitive science over the past few decades. A fundamental challenge, however, has been the fact that physiological HFOs associated with normal brain function overlap in frequency with pathological HFOs. We investigated the impact of a cognitive task on HFOs with the aim of improving differentiation between epileptic and non-epileptic hippocampi in humans. Hippocampal activity was recorded with depth electrodes in 15 patients with focal epilepsy during a resting period and subsequently during a cognitive task. HFOs in ripple and fast ripple frequency ranges were evaluated in both conditions, and their rate, spectral entropy, relative amplitude and duration were compared in epileptic and non-epileptic hippocampi.
The Direct Costs of Dravet's Syndrome before and after Diagnosis Assessment
The objective of this study was to estimate the direct cost before and after diagnosis assessment in patients with Dravet's syndrome (DS). The basis of the economic study was to calculate the costs of health care before and after diagnosis of DS. We retrospectively evaluated all SCN1A positive patients with phenotype of DS treated in our hospital. Statistical analyses were performed by IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0 software. After the diagnosis of DS, there was a significant decline of health care costs (-85.6%) an average of €29.4 ± 26.1 monthly per patient. We estimated the monthly costs at €204.5 ± 167 (median: €193.9, range: €35.5-534.4) per patient before DS diagnosis.
Blood pressure excursions in acute ischemic stroke patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis
Objective: To investigate the association of blood pressure BP excursions, defined as greater than 185 SBP or greater than 105 DBP, with the probability of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and worse functional outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
Methods: We performed a post hoc analysis of the CLOTBUST-ER trial. Serial BP measurements were conducted using automated cuff recording according to the recommended BP protocol guidelines for tPA administration. The outcomes were prespecified efficacy and safety endpoints of CLOTBUST-ER.
Temporally and sex-specific effects of maternal perinatal stress on offspring cortical gyrification and mood in young adulthood
Maternal stress during pregnancy and shortly thereafter is associated with altered offspring brain development that may increase risk of mood and anxiety disorders. Cortical gyrification is established during the prenatal period and the first 2 years of life and is altered in psychiatric disorders. Here, we sought to characterize the effects of perinatal stress exposure on offspring gyrification patterns and mood dysregulation in young adulthood.
Epilepsy miRNA Profile Depends on the Age of Onset in Humans and Rats
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a severe neurological disorder accompanied by recurrent spontaneous seizures. Although the knowledge of TLE onset is still incomplete, TLE pathogenesis most likely involves the aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRNAs). miRNAs play an essential role in organism homeostasis and are widely studied in TLE as potential therapeutics and biomarkers. However, many discrepancies in discovered miRNAs occur among TLE studies due to model-specific miRNA expression, different onset ages of epilepsy among patients, or technology-related bias.
Simple compensation method for improved half-pulse excitation profile with rephasing gradient
Purpose: To improve the slice profile quality obtained by RF half-pulse excitation for 2D-UTE applications.
Methods: The overall first-order and zero-order phase errors along the slice-selection direction were obtained with the help of an optimization task to minimize the out-of-slice signal contamination from the calibration 1-dimenisonal (1D) profile data.
Suboptimal response to STN-DBS in Parkinson's disease can be identified via reaction times in a motor cognitive paradigm
Although deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) is generally a successful therapy, adverse events and insufficient clinical effect can complicate the treatment in some patients. We studied clinical parameters and cortical oscillations related to STN-DBS to identify patients with suboptimal responses.
Use of high-density EEG in patients with Parkinson's disease treated with deep brain stimulation
The number of reports on cognitive changes related to deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in Parkinson's disease (PD) is growing. The aim of the review was to assess whether high-density electroencephalography (HD EEG) in patients with DBS treatment for PD is used and mentioned as a research method for the assessment of cognitive function changes after DBS of the subthalamic nucleus.