Bogdan Cylwik

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BACKGROUND Cell adhesion molecules and endothelial growth factors have an important role in the infiltrating of rheumatoid synovium with mononuclear cells, leading to the initiation and progression of the disease. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the serum profile of soluble adhesion molecules and of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is associated(More)
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid synovitis is characterized by an invasive and tissue-destructive infiltrate of lymphocytes, macrophages and synoviocytes. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) produced by these cells are important in the remodelling of the articular tissues in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this(More)
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by an invasive and tissue destructive infiltrate of lymphocytes, macrophages, and synoviocytes formed in the joints. Its etiopathogenesis and the role of the particular morphological components of synovitis remain unclear. There is evidence that its histological heterogeneity is correlated with synovium(More)
BACKGROUND The carbohydrate alterations in sialoglycoproteins and sialoglycolipids cause the high serum concentration of sialic acid in many types of cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of total sialic acid (TSA), lipid-bound sialic acid (LSA), and free sialic acid (FSA) in patients with primary pancreatic cancers. (More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was conducted to investigate whether the serum levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6), soluble IL-2 receptor (sIL-2R) and sIL-6R are associated with the morphological appearance of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Using the ELISA technique we measured the IL-6, sIL-2R and sIL-6R concentrations in the serum of 34 patients with RA and(More)
AIMS Total sialic acid (TSA) has been suggested as a marker for chronic alcohol abuse. It seems that the elevation of TSA during excessive alcohol consumption reflects the changes in sialylated glycoproteins in the sera. On the other hand, chronic ethanol consumption increases the desialylation rate of many serum glycoproteins. The aim of this study was to(More)
The effect of severity of liver cirrhosis, an alcoholic and non-alcoholic genesis, on the results of serum lipids and lipoproteins was evaluated. Serum cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-Ch), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-Ch) were measured in the sera of 59 patients suffering from alcoholic cirrhosis and 34(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in serum galectin-3 concentration during liver diseases. The results were compared with hyaluronic acid concentration in combination with prothrombin index as a HAPRI index. Serum samples were obtained from 20 healthy volunteers and 109 patients suffering from alcoholic cirrhosis (AC)--57, non-alcoholic(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to compare the levels of total (TSA) and free (FSA) sialic acid in acute and chronic liver diseases. MaTERIALS AND METHODS: The serum TSA and FSA levels were determined in 278 patients suffering from acute and chronic liver diseases of different etiologies. TSA was estimated by enzymatic method and FSA by the(More)