Andrzej Wykretowicz

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Polymorphonuclear neutrophils' chemotaxis, surface charge, superoxide anions generation, NBT (nitro blue tetrazolium) reduction and intracellular lysozyme, and beta-glucuronidase content were estimated in patients with type I diabetes mellitus in a similar state of metabolic control. The chemotaxis of diabetic cells toward bacterial chemotactic factors was(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is considered the major cause of the dramatic increase in cardiovascular mortality among patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Although the close connection between atherosclerosis and kidney dysfunction is undeniable, factors enhancing CKD-mediated plaque formation are still not well recognized. RESULTS To(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested an association between abnormal endothelial function and depression. We therefore tested this hypothesis in patients with depression in the course of mood disorders and assessed the effect of antidepressant treatment. METHODS Psychometric evaluation and hemodynamic and endothelial function studies using pulse(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to assess carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) as a subclinical marker of atherosclerosis and arterial stiffness in type 1 diabetic patients in relation to microangiopathy. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 87 type 1 diabetic patients (44 women, 43 men), median age 34 years (interquartile range [IQR] 29-43), median(More)
The treatment of carotid artery stenosis is associated with the risk of complications, which may include stroke after carotid artery stenting (CAS) and myocardial infarction after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The imbalance between prooxidative mechanisms and antioxidant capacity creates a milieu of factors, which may increase the risk of complications(More)
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