Andrzej Kobryń

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The availability of donor organs was analyzed following the placement of a transplant coordinator in Ga-Rankuwa Hospital's kidney transplant program. From February 1, 1992, to January 6, 1994, 44 brain-dead potential donors were identified. In 20 of those cases, relatives could not be reached to acquire consent for donation of cadaveric organs. In the(More)
It seems likely that depletion of body carbohydrates may account for the rise in the sympathetic activity during prolonged exercise, since glucose given during or before exercise reduces the increase in plasma catecholamines. The aim of the present study was to find out whether the increase in plasma noradrenaline (NA) in response to exercise can be reduced(More)
A hybridization assay using a biotinylated DNA probe was compared to both ELISA and direct isolation methods for detecting human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). The biotin labeled HCMV AD 169 HindIII-O-DNA fragment was used in a dot-blot assay to screen for the presence of HCMV in 186 urine specimens obtained from kidney transplant patients. The biotinylated HCMV(More)
The turnover of circulating triglycerides (TG) was determined in dogs during rest, following ingestion of food that included corn oil, and in the final period of a 1-h treadmill exercise of moderate intensity (72-84 m/min). In all cases the loss of [14C]TG from the plasma followed a first-order process. The fractional removal rate constant at rest was 26.5(More)
UNLABELLED Deceased donors (DD) organ recovery rate in Poland has never been satisfactory but over the years kidney transplantation from deceased donors has reached the level of 26 transplants/pmp. In 2007 due to a number of reasons, a dramatic fall of organ recovery rate from deceased donors (DD) occurred. The survey on public attitude toward organ(More)
Despite the long-standing history of transplantation, the shortage of organs has remained its most restrictive factor. In 2010, the number of actual deceased organ donors in Poland was 13.5/million population (pmp). However, a huge difference in organ recovery rates is evident between various regions, eg, 32 pmp, in western Pomerania compared with 1-3 pmp(More)
A reliable method to recognize the extent of ischemia/reperfusion injury in transplantation is needed in order to tailor the immunosuppressive scheme to the needs of a damaged organ. This study sought to assess the correlation between the total and the parenchymal blood flow into a transplanted kidney (n = 71) or liver (n = 15) shortly after(More)