Aleksandra M Augusciak-Duma

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) is one of the imaging techniques that could be potentially useful for identification of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who are at increased risk of developing dementia. The aim of the study was to investigate if there is a difference in brain metabolism between stable(More)
PURPOSE We will test the hypothesis that ultrasound supported by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) could improve bacterial identification in non-infected prosthetic joint loosening. The aim was to detect bacterial species in non-infected prosthetic joint loosening using ultrasound and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. METHODS A total of 16 patients (11 women and(More)
Procollagen C-endopeptidase (BMP-1) and N-endopeptidase (ADAMTS-2) are key enzymes for correct and efficient conversion of fibrillar procollagens to their self assembling monomers. Thus, they have an essential role in building and controlling the quality of extracellular matrices (ECMs). Here, we tested inhibition of activity of the largest variant of(More)
The aim of the study was the evaluation of frequency and titre of IgA ASCA and IgG ASCA and p-ANCA, c-ANCA in children with IBD and occurrence of ASCA antibodies in relation to coexistence of FA. Patients and methods. The study comprised 95 children at the ages of 2 to 18 years. The diagnosis of IBD was established on the basis of Porto criteria. Tests of(More)
Procollagen C-endopeptidase (BMP-1) is one of two key enzymes crucial for conversion of fibrillar procollagens to self-assembling collagen monomers. Recently, we have reported inhibition of the largest variant of BMP-1, a recombinant mammalian tolloid (mTld) in vitro, on procollagen type I using peptides with amino acid sequences in chordin conserved across(More)
BACKGROUND The use of a prefabricated spacer in two-stage revision arthroplasty remains one of the few surgery strategies for infected-joint arthroplasty treatment, despite the many unidentified microorganisms in the infected joint replacements reported in some recent studies. The aim of this prospective survey was to investigate if the sonication followed(More)
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