Agata Wasilewska

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BACKGROUND Detrusor overactivity (DO) is one of the most frequent bladder dysfunctions in children up to the age of 18. Nowadays, the only way to confirm DO is by urodynamic investigation, which is an invasive procedure. Among the many mediators influencing bladder function, nerve growth factor (NGF) plays an important role. The present study was designed(More)
BACKGROUND Among many factors predisposing to monosymptomatic enuresis (MNE) disturbances in urinary electrolites excretion play an important role. Because of many controversies in this field there is a need to debate the role of hypercalciuria in MNE. The aim of our study was to determine the urinary calcium in children with MNE. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Lipid disorders are known to be linked to disturbance in oxidative reactions and play an important role in the progression and complications of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS). AIMS The aim of this study was to assess oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) serum concentrations and other(More)
AIM This study was performed to test the hypothesis that urinary levels of L-carnitine and its derivatives are enhanced in children and adolescents with hypertension and also check if analyzed parameters may serve as early markers of subclinical renal damage. METHODS The study included 112 children and adolescents (67 males and 45 females) aged median(More)
INTRODUCTION Dense deposit disease (DDD) is a rare renal disease related to the dysregulation of the alternative pathway of the complement cascade, caused by several factors including the presence of an autoantibody to C3 nephritic factor, mutations in factor H and autoantibodies to this protein. DDD is characterized by C3 accumulation with absent or scanty(More)
Introduction. Kimura's disease is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by the head and neck lymphadenopathy often accompanied by eosinophilia and elevated serum IgE. It is benign condition with unknown etiology usually affecting young men of Asian race. Affected Caucasians are very rare. Case Presentation. We report a clinically and(More)
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