Bożena Wojciechowska

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BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of early atherosclerosis in healthy workers and the relationship between classical, psychological, and immunological risk factors and atherosclerosis, as well as their predictive value. METHODS One hundred healthy managers and 50 office workers aged 35-65 were studied. In all subjects,(More)
BACKGROUND Although the mechanism of aspirin-sensitivity seems to be related to inhibition of cyclo-oxygenase by aspirin (ASA), the chain of biochemical events leading to the ASA-induced adverse reaction is not clear, and the contribution of particular mediators and inflammatory cells has not been elucidated. OBJECTIVES To investigate the involvement of(More)
BACKGROUND Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) induces rhinorrhea in a subset of patients with asthma or chronic rhinosinusitis or both and nasal polyps. The underlying mechanism of the reaction is obscure. METHODS To assess the nasal response to ASA challenge, four groups of patients were challenged orally with ASA: group A (10 ASA-sensitive patients); group B(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between perceived work-related stress and preclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS A total of 100 managers and 50 office workers aged 35-65 participated in a questionnaire study. Individual, family and work-related stress risk factors and coping were evaluated in all the studied individuals.(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was 2 years follow-up observation of clinical course in RA patients with the presence of anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL). METHODS Among 395 patients with RA hospitalized in the Clinic of Rheumatology from January 2003 to December 2004 (2 years), in 39 patients with suspicion of antiphopspholipid syndrome the aCL antibodies(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (APA), especially anticardiolipin antibodies (ACA), antibodies against beta2-glikoprotein I and lupus anticoagulant leads to thrombotic disorders. The pathogenetic role of APA in children is not exactly explained. The frequency of occurrence of APA and antiphospholipid syndrom in children is 2 to 3(More)
In order to elucidate the mechanism responsible for infiltration of nasal mucosa by granulocytes, we tested neutrophil chemotactic activity (NCA) in nasal lavages, by the modified Boyden chamber method, in 16 patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (AR), six ASA-sensitive patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), and seven normal, nonatopic control(More)
Both genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility, severity and probably drugs' efficacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). After initial completion of the Human Genome Project on the 16th February 2001, significant progress has been made in identifying other than HLA genome regions linked to the increased RA susceptibility. As an effect(More)