Andrzej J. Jaroszyński

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AIM Study was designed to assess relationship between aortic compliance and homogeneity of heart electrical activity in dialysis patients. METHODS Study group was consisted of 120 dialyzed patients; 57 (age 50,7 ± 7,1) were on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and 73 (age 51,6 ± 7,6) were hemodialyzed (HD). Three-dimensional(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal values of the spatial angle between the directions of ventricular depolarization and repolarization (QRS-T) predict potently arrhythmic events and mortality in various patients groups. The study was designed to estimate QRS-T in a group of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, and to assess the possible association between QRS-T and(More)
INTRODUCTION Adults with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) treated with haemodialysis experience mortality of between 15% and 20% each year. Effective interventions that improve health outcomes for long-term dialysis patients remain unproven. Novel and testable determinants of health in dialysis are needed. Nutrition and dietary patterns are potential factors(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary increase in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) may result from extra-abdominal pathology, such as massive fluid resuscitation, capillary leak or sepsis. All these conditions increase the extravascular water content. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between IAP and body water volume. MATERIAL AND METHODS Adult patients(More)
BACKGROUND Given that cardiac disease is the leading cause of mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, identification of patients at risk for cardiac mortality is crucial. The aim of this study was to determine if positive T-wave amplitude in lead aVR (TaVR) was predictive of cardiovascular (CV) mortality and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in a group of HD(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to investigate the relationship between elastic properties of aorta and left atrium volume index (LAVI) in hemodialyzed (HD) patients. METHODS Study group was consisted of 73 patients (age 51,6 ± 7,6 years) treated by hemodialysis. In all patients standard echocardiography was performed. Aortic stiffness index (ASI) was(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is regarded as a combination of two major separate diseases: atherosis and sclerosis. Sclerotic component depends on deterioration of elastic properties of the aortic wall and is called aortic stiffness. The most valuable, non-invasive method of aortic stiffness assessment is echocardiography, which allows to calculate the aortic(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy is associated withincreased mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients.Syndecan-4 plays a role in many processes that are involved in the heart fibrosis and hypertrophy.We designed this study to prospectively determine whether syndecan-4 was predictive of mortality in a group of HD patients. METHODS In total, 191 HD(More)
BACKGROUND For patients with end-stage renal disease who are not candidates for fistula, dialysis access grafts are the best option for chronic haemodialysis. However, polytetrafluoroethylene arteriovenous grafts are prone to thrombosis, infection, and intimal hyperplasia at the venous anastomosis. We developed and tested a bioengineered human acellular(More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is a transient cardiomyopathy of unknown origin, clinically manifesting as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This syndrome mainly occurs in postmenopausal women and has a temporary relationship with emotional or physical stress. CASE REPORT TTS occurred in 46-year-old female patient on the first day after renal(More)