Ania Sliwinski

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Forty-four patients, 22 with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and 22 with Reiter's syndrome (RS) were studied to determine the reliability of C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) as indicators of disease activity. CRP levels were significantly elevated in patients with active disease for both AS and RS while ESR values for(More)
BACKGROUND Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate (IDC-P) is a distinct clinicopathologic entity associated with aggressive prostate cancer (PCa). PCa patients carrying a breast cancer 2, early onset (BRCA2) germline mutation exhibit highly aggressive tumours with poor prognosis. OBJECTIVE To investigate the presence and implications of IDC-P in men with a(More)
Ureteroscopy (URS) is a procedure which has been constantly evolving since the development of first generation devices 40 years ago. Progress towards smaller and more sophisticated equipment has been particularly rapid in the last decade. We review the significant steps that have been made toward improving outcomes and limiting morbidity with this procedure(More)
It is well established that mammalian skeletal muscles exhibit a considerable degree of plasticity and one of the main determining factors of this plasticity is the activity pattern and duration of motoneurone discharge. Lesions to the right substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) of six adult rats were made to determine whether altered output from the SNpc(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patients from regional areas undergoing surgery for kidney cancer present with more advanced disease as a result of geographic isolation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of 221 patients undergoing surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) from January 2004 to June 2012, from both a metropolitan centre and a large(More)