Andrzej Lekstan

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UNLABELLED Pancreatic cancer (PC) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) are still significant problems. The aim of this study was a comparative analysis of the activity and concentrations of matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 and the concentrations of their tissue inhibitors (TIMP 1 and 2) in the PC compared to CP tissue homogenates. The study was performed in a(More)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY was the retrospective analysis of early results after distal pancreatectomy (DP). MATERIAL AND METHODS During the period between January, 2000 and December, 2010 distal pancreatectomy was performed in 73 patients, including 32 (43.83%) male, and 41 (56.16%) female patients. Average patient age amounted to 53.92 ± 14.37 years. Surgery(More)
INTRODUCTION Histopathological risk factors for end-stage liver failure in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) include nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and advanced liver fibrosis. There is a need for noninvasive diagnostic methods for these 2 conditions. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate new laboratory variables(More)
Giant colonic diverticulum is an extremely rare condition in colonic diverticular disease. More than 90% of giant colonic diverticula are found in the sigmoid colon. Inflammatory and pseudodiverticula are the most frequent. Only one case of a true diverticulum of the transverse colon has been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 22-year-old(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is necessary for microvasculature development and important for growth and spread of pancreatic tumors. Functional polymorphism of VEGF gene at position C-460T and G+405C may influence VEGF serum level. VEGF gene polymorphisms at position C-460T and G+405C were evaluated in 85 patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma(More)
Retrospective comparison of short- and long-term results and quality of life in patients treated for iatrogenic bile duct injuries (IBDI) with Roux-Y hepaticojejunostomy (HJ) or end-to-end ductal anastomosis (EE). Between January 1990 and March 2005, 94 patients underwent reconstructive surgery for IBDI: 49, Roux-Y HJ, and 45, EE. Early postoperative(More)
UNLABELLED Pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis are still significant diagnostic and clinical problems. The clinical impact of preoperative serum carbohydrate antygen 19-9 (CA 19-9) levels have been disscussed. The aim of this study was a comparative analysis of the concentrations in serum of adipocytokines: adiponectin and leptin and CA 19-9 in(More)
BACKGROUND Neopterin and tissue polypeptide-specific antigen (TPS) have been suggested to be useful in differential diagnosis between pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA) and chronic pancreatitis (CP). The aim of our study was to compare the clinical usefulness of CA19-9, neopterin and TPS serum levels in patients with PA and CP. METHODS The study included 85(More)
INTRODUCTION The surgical management of necrotizing pancreatitis (NP) has changed over the years. MATERIAL AND METHODS Among 144 patients, 12.5% (n = 18) were treated conservatively and 87.5% (n = 126) underwent surgery. The choice of operative method depended on the intra-operative assessment of consistency and on the extent of necrosis. A group of 126(More)
UNLABELLED Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the fourth leading cause of death in the world, due to neoplastic disease. Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a progressive disease leading towards pancreatic fibrosis. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 (MMP2 and 9) and their tissue inhibitor (TIMP 1 and 2) concentrations in(More)