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UNLABELLED In children with celiac disease (CD) bone metabolism and mineralization are frequently disturbed. The present study aimed to assess the influence of gluten free diet (GFD) on bone mineral density (BMD) in 73 children with CD, mean age of 12.4 +/- 0.4 years and mean body mass index (BMI) 17.9 +/- 0.4 kg/m2 (mean +/- SEM). Diagnosis of CD was(More)
Alloxan can generate diabetes in experimental animals and its action can be associated with the production of free radicals. It is therefore important to check how different substances often referred to as free radical scavengers may interact with alloxan, especially that some of these substance may show both pro- and antioxidant activities. Using the(More)
This study we examined ex vivo potential of the immune response after stimulation of whole blood with L. pneumophila SG 1, SG 2-14 and L. pneumophila standard strain ATCC 33152 in immunocompromised patients, such as: hemodialysis patients and patients after renal transplantation. The levels of TNF-α and IFN-γ in supernatants were measured with the use of(More)
UNLABELLED Neutrophil-lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR) is a recognized prognostic marker for renal, lung or colorectal carcinomas. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the preoperative value of NLCR might serve as a predictive marker for glial tumors' grading. METHODS The retrospective analysis of NLCR was performed in neurosurgical patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of L. pneumophila in water supply systems, hospitals and public buildings in the Lublin region of eastern Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was carried out in 26 different objects in the Lublin region. The number of Legionella bacteria in water samples was determined by the membrane(More)
The study encompassed 62 children aged 4-15 years: 51 with a confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease and 11 suspected of having celiac disease (during diagnostic studies). The control group included 30 healthy children aged 4-15 years. Serum prolactin concentration was measured using radioimmunoassay (RIA) kits. Serum prolactin concentrations were(More)
There is an increasing demand by an ever-growing number of mobile customers for transfer of rich media content. This requires very high bandwidth which either cannot be provided by the current cellular systems or puts pressure on the wireless networks, affecting customer service quality. This study introduces COARSE – a novel cluster-based quality-oriented(More)
Selenium (Se) is an essential component of many mammalian enzymes and therefore plays an important role in different metabolic processes. Se deficiency occurs in inadequate diet consumption as well as in some digestive tract and allergic diseases. In this research we showed that Se plasma concentration levels in healthy children was 71.8 mg/l, whereas in(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases are more susceptible to infection, owing to the underlying disease itself or to its treatment. Most commonly, infections affect the respiratory and urinary tracts. One of the etiological factors of infections in these patients is the bacteria of the genus Legionella. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study(More)