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In postmenopausal women, an increased leptin concentration and reduced levels of ghrelin and adiponectin were observed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the concentrations of the active form of ghrelin, total ghrelin, leptin receptor, lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), and plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) in postmenopausal women who received oral or(More)
UNLABELLED Von Willebrand factor (vWF) plays an important role in the coagulation system. It affects platelet aggregation in the place of vessel endothelium damage. The importance of vWF in cerebrovascular disease is not clear. The aim of this presentation was to evaluate the vWF level in the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of patients after subarachnoid(More)
In the late 20th century endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were discovered and identified as cells capable of differentiating into endothelial cells. Antigens characteristic of endothelial cells and hematopoietic cells are located on their surface. EPCs can proliferate, adhere, migrate and have the specific ability to form vascular structure, and they(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the concentration of adiponectin, soluble E-selectin, soluble thrombomodulin and tissue activator plasminogen antigen in postmenopausal women who received oral or transdermal hormone therapy. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Polish university hospitals. POPULATION Seventy-six healthy postmenopausal women. METHOD Forty-six women(More)
UNLABELLED Endothelin (ET) is identified as a potent vasoconstrictor peptide. It can cause a cerebral vasospam after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Its long-lasting vasoconstricting activity has been well documented. The role of ET in response to head injury is not clear. ET can participate in astrocyte activation and oxidative stress after trauma. The aim of(More)
PURPOSE The aim was to evaluate tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) concentration using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay method (ELISA) in diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) as compared to a group of healthy people and patients with diabetes mellitus without symptomatic vascular complications (DM2T). (More)
UNLABELLED Chronic inflammation is the common feature of inflammatory bowel disease. Infiltration of leucocytes is mediated by definite adhesion molecules expressed on the surface of activated leucocytes, platelets and endothelial cells. AIMS to investigate the clinical value of determining concentrations of sE-selectin and sL-selectin in children and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to evaluate perioperative changes in protein C antigen (PC Ag) in patients undergoing retinal detachment surgery under general or local anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective study of 39 patients: 27 patients, 14 male, 13 female, age from 15 to 78 (mean: 50.8, SD=18.6), undergoing retinal detachment surgery(More)
UNLABELLED Chronic inflammation is the common feature of inflammatory bowel disease. Adhesion molecules of immunoglobin super family play a key role in infiltration of leucocytes to place of inflammation. THE AIM OF THIS STUDY was to investigate the concentrations of slCAM-1, sVCAM-1 i sPECAM-1 in children and youth with Crohn's disease and ulcerative(More)
INTRODUCTION In patients with diabetic foot syndrome (DFS), an inadequate angiogenic response is observed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the concentrations of VEGF-A, PDGF-BB, sVEGF-R2 and sVEGF-R1 in patients with diabetes-complicated diabetic foot syndrome and analyse them using selected clinical data. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty seven diabetic(More)