Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska

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The Oxford Classification of IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) identified mesangial hypercellularity (M), endocapillary proliferation (E), segmental glomerulosclerosis (S), and tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis (T) as independent predictors of outcome. Whether it applies to individuals excluded from the original study and how therapy influences the predictive(More)
BACKGROUND Longer life expectancy is associated with an increasing prevalence of kidney disease. Aging itself may cause renal damage, but the spectrum of kidney disorders that affect elderly patients is diverse. Few studies, mostly form US, Asia and West Europe found differences in the prevalence of some types of kidney diseases between elderly and younger(More)
BACKGROUND Using expanded criteria donor (ECD) organs is 1 strategy to make more organs available for transplant. To reduce the number of posttransplant complications and failures, there is a need to create a comprehensive system of evaluation before transplantation, especially for kidneys harvested from ECD. The aim of this study was to assess the results(More)
The Banff working group on preimplantation biopsy was established to develop consensus criteria (best practice guidelines) for the interpretation of preimplantation kidney biopsies. Digitally scanned slides were used (i) to evaluate interobserver variability of histopathologic findings, comparing frozen sections with formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue(More)
Our recent findings suggest that bacteriophages (phages) may not only eliminate bacteria, but also modulate immune functions. In this communication, we demonstrate that phages may strongly inhibit human T-cell activation and proliferation as well as activation of the nuclear transcription factor NF-kappaB in response to a viral pathogen. Phage(More)
BACKGROUND Islets and pancreas transplantation have become standard treatments of patients with diabetic complications. However pancreas transplantation is associated with high incidence of complications and the long-term results of islet transplantation are still unsatisfactory. Loss of pancreatic islets grafts is caused not only by immunological reactions(More)
BACKGROUND Cold storage (CS) of cadaveric kidneys procured from hemodynamically stable donors for less than 24 hours is a safe procedure. Some papers indicate that continuous pulsatile machine perfusion (MP) allows for extension of preservation times, permits a wider use of kidneys damaged by preagonal ischemia, results in superior immediate function rate(More)
Studies have shown beneficial effects of machine perfusion (MP) on early kidney function and long-term graft survival. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the type of perfusion device could affect outcome of transplantation of deceased donor kidneys. A total of 50 kidneys retrieved from 25 donors were randomized to machine perfusion using a(More)
INTRODUCTION Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Lesniowski-Crohn's disease together constitute a type of intestinal pathology known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The etiology of UC still remains unknown, however some epidemiological data suggest the role of bacteria and viruses and also some habitual as well as environmental factors like smoking, diet, drugs,(More)