Aleksander Masny

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PURPOSE In anticipation of the availability of genetic testing for a breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA1), this study examined interest in and expectations about the impact of a potential genetic test. PATIENTS AND METHODS The subjects were 121 first-degree relatives (FDRs) of ovarian cancer patients. The design was cross-sectional. Subjects(More)
The authors examined predictors of psychological distress among women who were at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Participants were 103 women who had at least 1 first degree relative with ovarian cancer. Specifically, the authors tested the relationship between the dispositional attentional style of monitoring (the tendency to scan for threat-relevant(More)
The filarial nematode Dirofilaria repens is currently considered to be one of the most extensively spreading human and animal parasites in Europe. In Ukraine, reporting cases of dirofilariasis has been mandatory since 1975, and the disease was included in the national surveillance system for notifiable diseases. Up until December 31st 2012, a total of 1533(More)
We show that using low denaturation temperatures (80-88 degrees C) during ligation mediated PCR (LM PCR) of bacterial DNA leads to the amplification of limited sets of the less stable DNA fragments. A set of electrophoretic patterns of such fragments obtained at different denaturation temperatures forms the PCR melting profile (PCR MP). A single pattern(More)
Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens Railliet et Henry, 1911 (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) is a subcutaneous parasite of dogs and other carnivorous animals, with human acting as incidental hosts. D. repens occurs endemically in warm climates on various continents, in Europe mainly in Mediterranean countries. The aim of this study was to summarize information on(More)
Our objective was to identify demographic, medical, and psychological correlates of ovarian cancer screening utilization in a sample of women at increased risk. We designed a cross-sectional study that evaluated demographic factors, risk factors, psychological factors, and utilization of ovarian cancer screening in first-degree relatives of ovarian cancer(More)
In 2009 microfilaremia was recognized in ten dogs living in five distinct districts located near Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Based on PCR results, all the animals were found to be infected with Dirofilaria repens. Nine of the infected dogs have never travelled outside the country and it was assumed that the cases were native. Monitoring the infection in(More)
This study sought to identify factors that facilitate or hinder participation in a breast cancer health promotion trial among high-risk women. The subjects were 271 women ages 35 years and older who had a family history of breast cancer in at least one first-degree relative. All subjects were eligible for participation in a randomized trial which compares(More)
Dirofilaria repens is a parasite of animals and humans, transferred by mosquitoes. The assessment of the presence of D. repens-infected vertebrate hosts in the investigated area can be performed by xenomonitoring—detection of the parasite in blood-feeding arthropods. Our study aimed to evaluate PCR xenomonitoring of mosquitoes as a tool for dirofilariosis(More)