A Banaszkiewicz

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OBJECTIVE To determine if Lactobacillus GG (LGG) is an effective adjunct to lactulose for treating constipation in children. STUDY DESIGN Eighty-four children (2-16 years of age) with constipation (<3 spontaneous bowel movements [BMs] per week for at least 12 weeks) were enrolled in a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial in which they(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The growing incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children necessitates the use of biological treatments. Recently, an infliximab biosimilar was authorized in the European Union, which may result in switching patients. We present our preliminary experiences with such switches. METHODS The prospective study included 32(More)
BACKGROUND There are only a few studies on immune response to routine vaccinations in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), despite a strong need for this kind of study. The aim of the study was to evaluate the immunogenicity of an inactivated hepatitis A vaccine (HAV) in IBD pediatric patients compared with healthy controls. METHODS This was an(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to investigate both qualitatively and quantitatively the microbial content of probiotic products licensed for medicinal purposes. MATERIAL/METHODS Microbiological analysis was performed on five different brands of probiotic products that claimed to contain lactobacilli and/or bifidobacteria. The species were(More)
The role of Clostridium difficile in causing disease in infants is unclear, and the existence of C. difficile infection (CDI) in this population is controversial. As part of the drug licensing process for new CDI therapies, a pediatric investigation plan is required to define studies in infants aged <2 years. This assumes an unmet medical need, even though(More)
Anorexia nervosa is a disease carrying havoc on many levels of the body functioning. The presence of numerous somatic complications as a consequence of starvation is an important part of the clinical picture of this disease. Symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract are one of the most common complaints reported by patients, especially in the initial period of(More)
PURPOSE Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the esophageal mucosa, which is associated with clinical and endoscopic manifestations. The objective of our study was to determine the frequency of EoE and to outline the clinical manifestations of EoE in Polish children. MATERIAL/METHODS Ten large(More)
The prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is still not sufficiently recognized. We assessed the prevalence of CDI and recurrences in outpatients with IBD. In addition, the influence of IBD therapy on CDI and antimicrobial susceptibility of the potentially causative C. difficile(More)
OBJECTIVES For breast-fed infants with rectal bleeding, maternal restriction of dietary protein such as cow's milk proteins is often recommended; however, poor response to dietary protein restriction is of concern. This pilot study was designed to assess the effectiveness of Lactobacillus GG (LGG) in breast-fed infants with rectal bleeding. PATIENTS AND(More)