Alicja E. Grzegorzewska

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Chronic renal failure (CRF) causes deterioration of the fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances, azotemia, and impairment of the structure and function of many systems. In the skeletal system, CRF changes both the quality and quantity of the bone through its multifactorial influence on bone metabolism, leading to osteopenia, osteoporosis, and increased(More)
BACKGROUND In vitro experiments point to a better biocompatibility profile of new pH-neutral peritoneal dialysis fluids (PDFs) containing low levels of glucose degradation products (GDPs). The present study examines the impact on human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs) of equilibrated dialysates obtained during dialysis with either conventional or new(More)
PURPOSE We checked correlation of CAP/CIP with osteoprotegrin (OPG), its soluble ligand (OPGL) and routinely measured parameters of bone turnover in patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD). MATERIAL & METHODS In 30 patients (22 HD, 8 PD) we determined serum concentrations of intact parathormone (iPTH), CAP, OPG, OPGL, total(More)
The aim of our study was a comparison of comorbid scores, peritonitis rates, dialysis adequacy, and nutritional parameters in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. Patients were separated into two groups: those who, in the course of CAPD, were ingood clinical condition and underwent renal transplantation (group I, n = 11), and those who(More)
Our aim was to show, in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients, the relationships between zinc (serum level and dietary intake) and adequacy and duration of CAPD, age, and measures of nutrition. Serum zinc (12.2 +/- 1.8 mumol/L) was not significantly related to dietary zinc intake (9.9 +/- 2.5 mg daily), but depended on daily instilled (r(More)
PURPOSE Osteoprotegrin (OPG) and OPG-ligand are involved in bone turnover induced by parathyroid hormone (PTH) in renal osteodystrophy. We determined serum OPG level in dialysis patients and checked its correlations with other parameters of bone turnover. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serum level of OPG, PTH, phosphates (Pi), calcium, total alkaline phosphatase(More)
Numerous studies have confirmed beneficial effects of polyglucose dialysis solution (PG-DS), an amino acid dialysis solution (AA-DS), and bicarbonate (bic) or bicarbonate/lactate (bic/lac) buffered solutions on selected components of peritoneal bioavailability or clinical parameters of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Few adverse effects have also been(More)
Objective: An evaluation of serum free carnitine level in CAPD patients in relation to dietary intake, nutritional status and CAPD adequacy and duration. Study design: Food diaries, nutritional (total body mass, lean body mass, serum level of proteins, carnitine, cholesterol) and adequacy (Kt/V, PCR, tCcr, EN) parameters were obtained in 23 CAPD patients.(More)
The hemodialysis (HD) team should deliver single-pool variable-volume (SPVV) urea Kt/V ≥1.2. At present dialysis machines provide online assessment of Kt/V. The aim of our study is to assess if online Kt/V and SPVV urea Kt/V yield similar values and if it may be replaced in evaluation of HD adequacy. Studies were carried out two times (evaluation I and(More)