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Our report refers to 58-year old woman, who after 7 years of asthma developed multi system symptoms and sings of Churg-Strauss syndrome; these are polyneuropathy, skin lesions, hypereosinophilia, eosinophilic infiltrates around blood vessels. Biopsy of skin specimen confirmed initial diagnosis and helped with efficient therapy. We consider this report to be(More)
The CYFRA 21-1 assay is a test that has been developed recently for detection of a cytokeratin 19 fragment in serum. A diagnostic role for CYFRA 21-1 has already been proposed. The question of whether this marker is prognostically significant is important in clarifying the role of CYFRA 21-1 in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVE It has recently been described that circulatory and BAL regulatory T-cells (Tregs), defined as CD4+CD25highCD127low are increased in patients with active sarcoidosis compared with other interstitial lung diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied prospectively 17 patients (10 women, 7 men) of median age 39 years (range 27-65) with active(More)
OBJECTIVE Heat shock proteins assist cellular protein folding and are required for the normal activity of steroid receptors. In this study we assessed nuclear HSP90 and HSP70 proteins and mRNA levels in cells isolated from induced sputum of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients treated for 4 weeks with formoterol (F) or formoterol+budesonide(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by irreversible progressive airflow limitation related to tobacco smoking. This limitation is caused by chronic inflammation of the airways and lung parenchyma and is associated with increased activity of parasympathetic system. The most effective bronchodilators in COPD are muscarinic(More)
A twenty eight-year-old male presented with a two week history of dyspnea, cough, hemoptysis, chest pain, and fever 38-39°C. He also complained of loss of appetite, general weakness and left leg pain for two months preceding admission. He was referred with suspicion of lung tumor to our institution. Chest X-ray showed almost total atelectasis of the right(More)
OBJECTIVE Immunophilin FKBP51 assists polypeptide folding, participates in glucocorticoid actions and may play a role in glucocorticoid resistance. FKBP51 is altered in patients with asthma, but its role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) characterized by dysregulation of several pro/antiinflammatory genes is less clear. METHODS We assessed(More)
A 61-year-old Caucasian was admitted to Department of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland for progressive muscle weakness and weight loss. Eighteen months prior to admission, the patient had been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. At that point he was started on Enoxaparin QD. Past medical history was unremarkable. In(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of our study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of serum endostatin levels during chemotherapy of lung cancer in relation to the histopathological type of the tumor, clinical stage and response to therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum concentrations of endostatin were determined in 37 patients (24 with non-small cell lung cancer(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the usefulness of serum OPG and ProGRP during chemotherapy of lung cancer in relation to the histological type of the tumour, its clinical stage and the response to therapy. The levels of OPG and ProGRP were determined in 39 patients (20 NSCLC, 19 SCLC) and 10 healthy subjects. Blood samples were collected from each(More)
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