Andrzej Sokolowski

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OBJECTIVE To investigate (a) the relation between intima-media thickness (IMT) in carotid arteries and the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD); and (b) whether IMT is predictive of coronary atherosclerosis. The coexistence of severe extracranial atherosclerosis in patients with CAD was also analysed. METHODS Coronary angiography and carotid ultrasound(More)
PURPOSE To develop and prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of an algorithm for tailoring neuroprotection devices (NPD) and stent types to the patient/lesion in carotid artery stenting (CAS). METHODS From November 2002 to October 2007, 499 patients (360 men; mean age 65.2+/-8.4 years, range 36-88) were prospectively enrolled in a safety and(More)
Selecting patients who have suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) for coronary angiography remains difficult in some subgroups (e.g., women have often atypical symptoms and false-positive findings on noninvasive tests). This study evaluated gender differences and the clinical value of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in predicting CAD. We evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Renal atherosclerosis is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and predictors of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and supraaortic arteries (SA) stenosis. METHODS Renal angiography was performed in 1193 (807 men) consecutive patients referred for(More)
The study is aimed at presenting new diagnostic and therapeutic proposals for patients with alcohol use disorders. The revised ICD-11 which is currently being updated is coming closer to American standards in disease classification. The latest update of the American DSM-5 has been a notable step forward as it integrates alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence(More)
Only few reports on the prognostic significance of telomerase activity in human cancer exist. To find a new prognostic marker in soft tissue tumors, we investigated 60 soft tissue sarcomas of different histology and six benign tumors for telomerase activity. Telomerase activity was measured by using the non-radioactive PCR-based TRAP-assay. PCR products(More)
Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is an early marker of coronary artery disease (CAD). This study aimed to evaluate CIMT value for CAD prediction in pre-and postmenopausal women referred for coronary angiography with angina-like symptoms and a positive result of the treadmill test. The study comprised 321 women referred for coronary angiography with(More)
UNLABELLED Comparison of balloon angioplasty results in 472 patients with stable angina (SA) and 158 patients with unstable angina (UA) in 5-year follow-up is reported. Clinical success rate did not differ significantly, while periprocedural complications rate was higher in UA group (22.3 vs. 11.1%, P<0.001). During follow-up UA patients demonstrated(More)
PURPOSE To assess the treatment results in patients with advanced Hodgkin's disease in a single center and to evaluate the clinical and therapeutic prognostic factors, including verification of the significance of the prognostic score. METHODS AND MATERIALS Treatment results were analyzed in 133 patients with newly diagnosed Stage IIIB and IV Hodgkin's(More)