Barbara Jasiewicz-Honkisz

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INTRODUCTION  Endothelial dysfunction, characterized by the loss of nitric oxide bioavailability, is a key element in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and an important prognostic factor in cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, the development of reliable, safe, and noninvasive methods of endothelial function assessment is important for their use in(More)
Endothelial dysfunction and inflammation are key mechanisms of vascular disease. We hypothesised that heterogeneity of monocyte subpopulations may be related to the development of vascular dysfunction in coronary artery disease (CAD). Therefore, we examined the relationships between monocyte subsets (CD14++CD16- "classical - Mon1", CD14++CD16+ "intermediate(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis affects 10-30 % of the global population and this number is likely to increase in the forthcoming years. Moreover, it commonly co-exists with allergic asthma as a chronic allergic respiratory syndrome. While the involvement of Th2 cells in allergy is well understood, alterations of pro-inflammatory Th17 responses remain poorly(More)
Methods A total number of 127 patients from Outpatient Allergic Clinic MED-ALL Medical Centre (age 2-76 years old) with suspected ACD were examined using the most common allergens from the patch tests from the European Standard Series including nickel, pallatium, chrome, cobalt, fragrance-mix I and II, balsam of Peru, formaldehyde and propolis and one extra(More)
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