Agnieszka Tomaszewska

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In this prospective randomized trial, we compared the efficacy and toxicity of cladribine (2-CdA) alone to 2-CdA combined with cyclophosphamide (CC) or cyclophosphamide and mitoxantrone (CMC) in untreated progressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Study end points were complete response (CR), overall response, minimal residual disease (MRD),(More)
BACKGROUND  The objective of this analysis was to investigate prognostic factors that influence the outcome of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) after a rituximab-based treatment in the allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) setting. METHODS  A total of 4466 allogeneic HSCTs performed between(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes an investigation of biomechanical behaviour of hernia repair, which is focused on the selection of safe linking of certain type of implant with fascia in laparoscopic operation. The strength of various fixations of the implant to the fascia is analysed. METHODS The research is based on experimental observations of operated(More)
Interstitial 2q deletions are very rare chromosome abnormalities. The 2q32q33 deletion was proposed as a distinct entity with characteristic phenotype. Most patients have feeding problems, growth restriction, moderate to severe developmental delay, speech delay or lack of speech, high, prominent forehead, thin sparse hair, teeth abnormalities and a high or(More)
Viral infections are still a serious diagnostic and therapeutic problem in patients undergoing alternative donor transplants. β-Herpesviruses (especially human herpesvirus type 5, 6 and 7) are recognized pathogens in this group of patients and may cause central nervous system disease. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a very rare complication among stem cell(More)
BACKGROUND We report a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) relapse in extremely rare sites--the pleura, heart and pericardium without evidence of bone marrow infiltration and with molecular evidence of disease after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). CASE DESCRIPTION Presented patient underwent alloSCT in second complete(More)
Intraabdominal pressure often is blamed as the cause of mesh–fascia junction failure after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Stretching of the mesh during a cough or defecation may lead to recurrence. Little is known about the movements of mesh in the abdominal cavity after this operation. This study investigated the front abdominal wall to describe its(More)
BACKGROUND Ventral hernia is a common medical problem. Statistically there are around 10% recurrences of the sickness. The authors' former investigation proved edges of the hernia orifice displacements to be one of the factors causing recurrence. Thus, experimental investigation of the abdomen surface deformation due to some normal activities of people is(More)
Among cancers treated with allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT), some are sensitive to natural killer (NK) cell reactivity, described as the "missing self" recognition effect. However, this model disregarded the NK cell licensing effect, which highly increases the NK cell reactivity against tumor and is dependent on the coexpression of(More)