Cure MSA

Country specific patient information


Principal investigator:
Prof. Jaroslaw Slawek

Neurology Dpt. at St. Adalbert Hospital in Gdansk and
Dpt. of Neurologic-Psychiatric Nursing at Medical University of Gdansk

Al. Jana Pawła II 50
80-462 Gdańsk
tel: +58 76 84 661
fax: +58 34 09 290


Expertise of the participating organization:

Since 1995 we are specially focused on Movement Disorders and at that time the out - patient centre at St. Adalbert Hospital (the only one in northern Poland) was opened. Our special interests include neuropsychiatric problems of patients with Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders, atypical parkinsonism, botulinum toxin treatment in different indications. We are the only one centre in northern Poland which is involved in selection and post operative treatment of patients after DBS. Since 2007 we are also a part of EHDN (European Huntington's Disease Network - prof. Landwehrmeyer, Ulm) and take part regularly in European Restless Legs Study Group meetings. We collaborate with several centres in Poland, but also with Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL (Prof. Z. Wszolek). Members of my team were trained at Neurology Dpt. in Kiel (prof. Volkmann and Deuschl).


Recent publications relevant to the EMSA-SG:

Żach M., Friedman A., Sławek J., Derejko M.: Quality of life in Polish patients with long-lasting Parkinson's Disease. Mov. Disord., 2004; 19(6): 667-672.


Sławek J., Lass P.: Psychiatric disorders in Parkinsonian syndromes - nuclear medicine contribution. [W:] Nuclear medicine in psychiatry. [Red.] Otte A., Audenaert K., Peremans K., Heeringen K., Dierckx R. A., Springer,  Berlin 2004, s. 201-232.


Sławek J., Derejko M., Lass P.: Factors affecting the quality of life of patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease - a cross-sectional study in an outpatient clinic attendees. Parkinsonism Relat. Disord., 2005; 11(7): 465-8.


Wichowicz H. M., Sławek J., Derejko M., Cubała W. J.: Factors associated with depression in Parkinson's disease: a cross-sectional study in a Polish population. Eur. Psychiatry, 2006; 21(8): 516-20.


Sławek J., Derejko M., Lass P., Dubaniewicz M.: Camptocormia or Pisa syndrome in multiple system atrophy. Clin. Neurol. Neurosurg., 2006; 108(7): 699-704.


Gaweda-Walerych K., Maruszak A., Safranow K., Bialecka M., Klodowska-Duda G., Czyzewski K., Sławek J., Rudzinska M., Styczynska M., Opala G., Drozdzik M., Canter J. A., Barcikowska M., Zekanowski C.: Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups and subhaplogroups are associated with Parkinson's disease risk in a Polish PD cohort. J. Neural. Transm., 2008; 115(11): 1521-6.


Kanovský P., Sławek J., Denes Z., Platz T., Sassin I., Comes G., Grafe S.: Efficacy and safety of botulinum neurotoxin NT 201 in poststroke upper limb spasticity. Clin. Neuropharmacol., 2009;32(5): 259-65.


Gajos A., Bogucki A., Schinwelski M., Sołtan W., Rudzińska M., Budrewicz S., Koszewicz M., Majos A., Górska-Chrząstek M., Bieńkiewicz M., Kuśmierek J., Sławek J.: The clinical and neuroimaging studies in Holmes tremor. Acta Neurol. Scand., 2010;122(5): 360-6.


Jamrozik Z., Lugowska A., Sławek J., Kwiecinski H.: Glucocerebrosidase mutations p.L444P and p.N370S are not associated with multisystem atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration in Polish patients. J. Neurol., 2010;257(3): 459-60.


Narożańska E., Jasińska-Myga B., Sitek E. J., Robowski P., Brockhuis B., Lass P., Dubaniewicz M., Wieczorek D., Baker M., Rademakers R., Wszolek Z. K., Sławek J.: Frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 - the first Polish family. Eur. J. Neurol., 2011, 18(3): 535-537