Beata Hornik

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OBJECTIVES Knowledge of rational, evidence based health care in the hundred-year-old is still poor. The aim of the study was to evaluate health and functional state in hundred-year-old inhabitants of Upper Silesia, Poland, with a focus on the heart and vascular function. PARTICIPANTS Medical and nursing assessment at places of residence was performed in(More)
The number of centenarians is projected to rise rapidly. However, knowledge of evidence-based health care in this group is still poor. Hypertension is the most common condition that leads to multiple organ complications, disability, and premature death. No guidelines for the management of high blood pressure (BP) in centenarians are available. We have(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity is crucial for treatment of diabetes. However, intensive exercise brings the risk for metabolic decompensation; therefore, predicting its effect on glycemia is of great importance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen type 2 diabetic patients (47.9+/-1.6 years; mean+/-S.E.M.), treated with gliclazide, and 14 healthy controls(More)
Centenarians represent a rapidly growing population. To better characterize this specific age group, we have performed a cross-sectional study to observe associations between functional measures and a range of biochemical markers, including inflammatory markers and their significance as predictors of 360-day survival. Medical history and physical and(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity is an essential component of diabetes management; however, exercise is associated with the risk for metabolic decompensation. The aim of the study was to analyze insulin response to the short-term intense exercise in middle-aged Type 2 diabetic patients treated with gliclazide. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen Type 2 diabetic(More)
We examined the electrocardiographic (ECG) findings of centenarians and associated them with >360-day survival. Physical and functional assessment, resting electrocardiogram and laboratory tests were performed on 86 study participants 101.9 ± 1.2 years old (mean ± SD) (70 women, 16 men) and followed for at least 360 days. Centenarian ECGs were assessed for(More)
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