Przemyslaw Zakowicz
Prefect of the Society


Przemyslaw Zakowicz
Przemyslaw Zakowicz

Przemyslaw is a fifth-year medical student at Poznan University of Medicine. He is particularly interested in neuropharmacology of brain death, anaesthesia, psychoses and addictions. Privately, he is a thriving multi-instrumental musician and a poetry-empowered classicist. FNS since 2015.


Advisory boards

Board of trustees
NDE and Neuropharmacology


Life credo

Quidquid agis, prudenter agas et respice finem


Philosophical note

Over the green pines
Swirled the wind chases clouds
Whatever you do to discover the sense of human thought
May fade inter the cloudy ocean of human ignorance


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Frideswide: A New Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Deliver a Safer Care

Clinical audit is a quality improvement process aiming to find a solution to the problem or to make the health system more efficient and safe. The continuous cycle of audits and re-audits ensures that the hospital improves its delivery of care on a regular basis.

 

This comes at a huge cost.

An audit needs to be completed manually by a large number of staff involved in entering the data, analysing it, reporting and implementing its findings. The hours spent on compiling and audit are hours lost to the frontline health service and that puts an extra burden on a cash-strapped health service.

 

A helping hand of a computer.

What if we could use a super smart machine to take the burden off our NHS? Three young scientists from the University of Bristol (UK) developed a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based algorithm that can achieve just that.

The findings of their simulation experiment have just been published in the International Journal of Surgery earlier this month. In this hot off the press article, they proved that the algorithm makes the process quicker, cheaper and pain-free.

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Switching off the Consciousness: A Painful Beginning of Anaesthesia

It was January 1845. Boston Massachusetts General Hospital’s Surgical Theatre was never so empty as then. A monotonous and boring speech about cranial trepanation did not attract a broad auditorium.  Meeting of a thick and inelegant drill, in connection with human bone and brain meninges, almost always resulted in an exacerbated infection and a terrible death of the patient.

Among fleers and whispers of the students, it could be heard:

“Humbug, seriously? How He wants to do it, it’s impossible.”

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Marijuana: A Key To Understanding the Brain ?

Cannabis, weed, grass, hash… a striking variety of names  used to describe this well-recognized drug illustrates its popularity. It may be smoked with tobacco, or using bongos in different forms, including hashish. Known for its recreational and medical uses, cannabis still seems to be an intriguing source of natural substances, of a remarkable potential in treating popular diseases. What if nature has hidden a clou to medical development between green leaves of herbs, like Cannabis sativa?

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When the brain dies – Near Death Experiences

 So what is the Near Death Experience (NDE) of Brain Death?

It’s an interesting syndrome, involving visual and auditory events, happening on clinical death of a brain. It’s neither uncommon, nor specific to the West. Indeed, it was reported in hundreds of cases all around the world.

OK, so what is the NDE? How can it be explained? Is it just a brain projection, or a supernatural experience of a superior power?

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