Andrzej Ciszewski

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BACKGROUND Hyponatremia is a common electrolyte disorder reported to be a predictor of poor prognosis among hospitalized patients, but individuals with high levels also tend to have less favorable outcomes. This study investigated whether sodium level on admission is predictive of in-hospital outcome in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effect of influenza vaccination on the coronary events in patients with confirmed coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS Randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study. We included 658 optimally treated CAD patients; 477 men, mean age 59.9+/-10.3 years. Three hundred and twenty-five patients received the influenza(More)
IMPORTANCE Among nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors, recent influenzalike infection is associated with fatal and nonfatal atherothrombotic events. OBJECTIVES To determine if influenza vaccination is associated with prevention of cardiovascular events. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION A systematic review and meta-analysis of MEDLINE (1946-August(More)
The correlation between cardiac computed tomographic (CT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) assessment of saphenous vein graft (SVG) lesions has not been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of dual-source computed tomography in quantitative assessment of significant SVG lesions scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention(More)
BACKGROUND Efficacy and safety of primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCI) in elderly patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have not yet been definitely established because these patients were usually excluded from large randomised trials. AIM To evaluate in-hospital and one-year outcome after primary PCI in elderly(More)
BACKGROUND Hemoglobin (Hb) levels may interact with inflammatory activation, but it is unknown whether the interaction has any impact on clinical outcomes in acute coronary syndromes. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between admission Hb levels, leukocytosis and clinical outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with(More)
The aim of our study was to assess the impact of coronary computed tomographic angiographic (CTCA) guidance on outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The study was a randomized single-center trial. Consecutive eligible patients with CTCA-detected significant coronary lesions who were scheduled for PCI were randomized to an angiographically(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence and inter-relationships between admission hyperglycemia, anemia and impaired renal function and its impact on clinical outcomes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary PCI. METHODS The study group comprised 1880 patients with STEMI treated with primary PCI, enrolled in a(More)
INTRODUCTION Injuries to the ulnar joint area are common musculoskeletal injuries in children. Among them, proximal radial bone fractures are characterized by a variety of treatment methods applied and a risk of complications. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present paper is to present the types and treatment results of proximal radial bone fractures in(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been suggested that endothelial dysfunction is critical to saphenous vein graft (SVG) occlusion. AIM To evaluate in vivo endothelium-mediated vasoreactivity in angiographically non-stenotic SVG. METHODS The group consisted of 31 patients (pts), aged 58.7+/-8.7 years, 54+/-38 months after coronary bypass surgery. In each patient one(More)