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)
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)
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 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)
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