Agata Nowicka

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Macrophages are among the infiltrate components of most malignant tumors. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) may secrete a variety of humoral factors, which promote or inhibit tumor growth. In general, depending on their activation pathway, macrophages exhibit two different patterns of phenotype, M1 or M2. It is assumed that TAMs comprise pattern M2. In(More)
UNLABELLED Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disorder in Caucasians. There is considerable variability in the clinical presentation and course of cystic fibrosis. Adult patients with mild symptoms are increasingly being diagnosed with CF. We present a case of a man diagnosed with CF at age 36 years. The diagnosis was suspected(More)
INTRODUCTION Myeloid‑derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have the potent ability to suppress T‑cell function, and are important in the regulation of chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis. MDSCs may influence local and systemic inflammation and carcinogenesis in COPD; however, their presence in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and peripheral blood (PB) or(More)
A case of lung adenocarcinoma with metastases in both adrenals and pituitary gland in 52-year old patient is presented. Adrenal glands metastases were diagnosed on a base of CT scans. Pituitary metastases caused gradual loss of vision. MR imaging showed a lesion in the sella and suprasellar areas and suggested meningioma. Right frontal craniotomy with the(More)
There are many methods of snoring treatment from conservative and prosthetic to surgical. The snoring sound is produced by vibration of the soft tissues of the pharynx, soft palate and also uvula. Snoring occurs in 50% of the adult male population and it can be isolated or sign of the obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Oral appliances modify the position of(More)
The aim of this study was to elucidate body composition, anthropometric indices, and hydration status in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, taking into account different disease stages, gender, and the possibility of the presence of cachexia. There were 98 OSA patients and 23 control subjects enrolled into the study. All study participants underwent(More)
Damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) molecules can initiate an immune response through Toll-like receptors (TLRs). DAMPs are released from cells as a response to the extracellular danger and can be by-products of tissue damage. In cancer microenvironment necrotic cells release debris which has potency to become DAMPs. Non-small cell lung cancer(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although indirect methods of assessment of the exocrine pancreatic function have become the standard of care in the monitoring of pancreatic status, it still remains a current clinical challenge. Our aim was to compare the width of the pancreatic duct in pancreatic insufficient (PI) and pancreatic sufficient (PS) cystic fibrosis (CF)(More)
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare disease of unknown aetiology, characterized by necrotizing inflammation of small and medium-sized vessels and formation of granulomas. The disease typically involves the upper and lower respiratory tracts and the kidneys, but it can occur in many other locations, often giving a surprising clinical picture.(More)