B. Franczyk

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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality of dialysis patients are major problems in this group of patients. METHODS The purpose of this study was also to evaluate whether any of the studied markers are better than troponin in early detection of the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias and prolongation of QT interval. This study included 45(More)
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is rising continuously. Cardiovascular disease is among leading causes of death and premature mortality of patients with chronic kidney disease. Even the earliest stages of chronic kidney disease are associated with higher risk of subsequent coronary heart disease. The aim of this study was to determine markers of(More)
Statins reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in primary and secondary prevention. Despite their efficacy, many persons are unable to tolerate statins due to adverse events such as hepatotoxicity and myalgia/myopathy. In the case of most patients, it seems that mild-to-moderate abnormalities in liver and muscle enzymes are not serious adverse(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite progress in the understanding of pathogenetic mechanisms of organ cyst formation in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, current treatment methods are insufficient. Experimental studies and clinical trials target at inhibition of cysts development and to slowing CKD progression. AREAS COVERED The purpose of this analysis is(More)
BACKGROUND All stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are associated with increased risks of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. According to studies, levels of copeptin, growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) and heart fatty-acid binding protein (h-FABP) are increased in dialysis patients. MATERIALS This study included 50(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of premature atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is constantly increasing worldwide. It has been proved that LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) plays causal role in the development of coronary atherosclerosis. The fact that atherosclerosis is a chronic and progressive disease which onsets during the first three decades of life(More)
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high and it is gradually increasing. Individuals with CKD should introduce appropriate measures to hamper the progression of kidney function deterioration as well as prevent the development or progression of CKD-related diseases. A kidney-friendly diet may help to protect kidneys from further damage.(More)
Author details Department of Nephrology, Hypertension and Family Medicine, WAM University Hospital of Lodz, Poland, Żeromskiego 113, 90-549 Łódź, Poland. Department of Hypertension, Medical University of Lodz, Poland, Żeromskiego 113, 90-549 Łódź, Poland. Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland, Św. Teresy od Dzieciątka Jezus 8, 91-348 Łódź,(More)
Atrial fibrillation is a serious problem, especially in patients on dialysis. The prevalence of AF in this group of patients is higher than in general population and associated with increased mortality. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of the occurrence of atrial fibrillation related to intradialysis hypotension and left atrium volume(More)