Dariusz T. Jastrzębski

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OBJECTIVE Osteoporosis may significantly impair the final result of lung transplantation. The purpose of study is to determine the prevalence of osteoporosis with the regard to risk factors for osteoporosis in patients awaiting lung transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS We determined bone mineral density (BMD) in 48 patients (12 with idiopathic pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Angiogenesis is an important process involved in the pathogenesis of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. The aim of the study was to compare the angiogenic profile of patients with sarcoidosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) based on analysis of circulating factors. METHODS Serum concentrations of angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2), follistatin,(More)
The aim of the study was to identify prognostic factors that would differentiate patients with interstitial lung disease between those with and without a chance to survive until lung transplantation. A retrospective study was performed in patients with interstitial lung disease referred for lung transplantation between September 1999 and April 2005. The(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate whether hearing loss has an effect on the ventilatory functional capability and whether possible deviations of ventilatory variables from the reference ranges could have to do with the language abilities of deaf adolescents. Spirometric evaluations were performed in 72 prelingually profoundly deaf adolescents(More)
Purpose This statement contains cohesive practical guidelines for the indications, contraindications, methodology and interpretation of 6 minute walk test (6MWT). The authors are convinced that these guidelines may also be helpful in the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia) reimbursement issues (procedure No 89.387 — spirometry with 6 minute walk(More)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to assess the long-term results of lung transplantation (LT) in Poland two years after the procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included patients who underwent LT between December 2004 and December 2009 in the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases in Zabrze. Various lung functions (forced vital capacity -(More)
BACKGROUND In the years 2007-2010 in the Department of Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis, Medical University of Silesia, 86 patients fulfilling ISHLT criteria qualified for lung transplantation. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess the correlation between dyspnea and quality of life, and how it is related to clinical data in the examined group. (More)
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with advanced interstitial lung disease (ILD) and the relationship between LV function and factors limiting physical activity. In 2005-2006, 40 patients with end stage ILD were admitted with qualifications for lung transplantation (LT). From this(More)
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