Andrzej Habior

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Numerous papers have addressed the association of mutations and polymorphisms of susceptibility genes with autoimmune inflammatory disorders. We investigated whether polymorphisms that confer susceptibility to Crohn's disease could be classified also as predisposing factors for the development of primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Osteopenia and osteoporosis are common complications of chronic liver disease (CLD). Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) regulate osteoclastogenesis and bone remodelling, and are involved in several inflammatory diseases. This study investigated the activation state of the RANKL/OPG system and(More)
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are forms of hepatic autoimmunity, and risk for both diseases has a strong genetic component. This study aimed to define the genetic architecture of PBC and PSC within the Polish population. Subjects were 443 women with PBC, 120 patients with PSC, and 934 healthy controls recruited(More)
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a rare, cholestatic liver disease, most commonly affecting young men. The association of primary sclerosing cholangitis with other autoimmune disorders, although rare, indicates a genetic predisposition for this disease. We describe, for the first time, the association of primary sclerosing cholangitis, ulcerative colitis(More)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY was to analyze indications and results of the first one thousand liver transplantations at Chair and Clinic of General, Transplantation and Liver Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data from 1000 transplantations (944 patients) performed at Chair and Clinic of General, Transplantation and Liver Surgery between(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The pathophysiology of osteoporosis in chronic liver diseases is unknown. Recent data suggest that serum leptin is associated with bone mineral density (BMD). In animal studies leptin was found to be a potent inhibitor of bone formation. We investigated the relationship between serum leptin levels, soluble leptin receptor (sOB-R), free leptin(More)
From the many prognostic models for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) patients based on Cox's regression analysis, the Mayo model has gained the most popularity and was successfully validated in some centers. The aim of our study was to validate the Mayo survival model for Polish PBC patients and, in case of its inapplicability, to select prognostic variables(More)
Seasonal accumulation of duodenal ulcer recurrences suggests that maintenance therapy could be limited to the more risky periods. We carried out a 2-year, multi-centre, randomized, double blind study in 250 patients in whom the last ulcer proved to be healed at the endoscopy on entry. One-hundred-and-twenty-six patients in group A were given pirenzepine 2 X(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS In autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), inflammation is closely related to fibrosis. Although transaminase levels are commonly used to assess hepatic inflammation, they may not relate directly to the histology. We developed a noninvasive diagnostic score as an alternative to liver biopsy to help optimize treatment for AIH and monitor disease(More)
OBJECTIVES In western and northern but not southern Europe, the prevalence of coeliac disease among patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is higher than in the general population. We analysed the prevalence of coeliac disease among patients with PBC in Poland, a central European country. METHODS In 115 patients with PBC, immunoglobulin A (IgA)(More)