Łukasz Minarowski

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INTRODUCTION Nasal polyps are smooth outgrowths assuming a shape of grapes, formed from the nasal mucosa, limiting air flow by projecting into a lumen of a nasal cavity. Up to now the surgical resection is the best method of their treatment, but etiology and pathogenesis of the nasal polyps is not yet fully established. AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of the(More)
Inhibitors of cathepsin D belong to chemical compounds that estrify carboxyl groups of the Asp33 and Asp231 residues of its catalytic site, penta-peptides containing statin, i.e. the amino acid similar in structure to the tetraedric indirect product, and polypeptides found in the spare organs of many plants and forming permanent noncovalent complexes with(More)
Thiocyanates (SCN-) are ubiquitous in nature. There are indispensable part of host defense system that act as a substrate for lactoperoxidase (LPO). In our study we present initial data on SCN- concentration in saliva of CF patients in comparison to healthy non-smokers and healthy smokers. 5 ml of saliva was collected from each subject to a sterile tube and(More)
Increased tissue activity of cathepsin A and cathepsin C can be observed in many pathological conditions. It is associated with an enhanced degradation of glycosaminoglycans, proteoglycans, and glycoproteins, and results in their decreased tissue content. Cathepsin C releases the glycosidases from complexes formed with cathepsin A, and reinstates their(More)
The current treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) focuses on alleviation of symptoms by increasing airway patency during sleep through positive airway pressure, oral appliances, changes in sleep position, weight loss, or surgical treatment. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is currently the treatment of choice and prevents upper(More)
1Department of Clinical Nursing, 2Department of Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis, Medical University of Bialystok, Białystok, Poland; 3Department of Pediatrics, Mother and Child Institute, Warsaw; 4Children’s Health Memorial Institute, Warszawa, Poland; 5Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, 6Department of Histology and Embryonology, 7Department of Vasal(More)
Taking into account the reported incidence of hypolactasia in cystic fibrosis (CF) and the possible impact of milk products on nutritional status we aimed to assess the genetic predisposition to adult-type hypolactasia (ATH) and its incidence in CF. Single nucleotide polymorphism upstream of the lactase gene (LCT) was assessed in 289 CF patients. In subject(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a set of symptoms related to the increased upper airways resistance during sleep (due to pharyngeal walls collapse) leading to intermittent airflow obstruction in the lungs. One of the most severe OSA symptoms is excessive daytime sleepiness. Sustained daytime sleepiness may impair cognitive functions and thus(More)
In this paper we present an interesting case of cystic fibrosis patient with rare genotype de12,3/2184insA and atypical clinical image including: mild symptoms in an early phase of disease, quick progress of lung disease, complicated with pneumothorax after Bordetella pertussis infection and very good response to systemic and inhaled steroid therapy.
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by hypotonia of lingual and suprahyoid muscles. Genioglossus muscle is responsible for protrusion and depression of the tongue. Its dysfunction results in occlusion of the upper airways and greater incidence of apnea-hypopnea events during sleep. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the(More)