Edyta Reichman-Warmusz

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Varicose veins (VVs) can be described as tortuous and dilated palpable veins, which are more than 3 mm in diameter. They are one of the clinical presentations of chronic venous disorders, which are a significant cause of morbidity. The prevalence of VVs has been estimated at 25-33% in women and 10-20% in men and is still increasing at an alarming rate.(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by a chronic inflammation accompanied by procoagulation settings. However, tissue hemostasis in IBD patients was only incidentally reported. Accordingly, the current study characterizes changes in tissue hemostasis components in a colon inflammatory setting. Serial cryostat sections of endoscopic mucosal(More)
Vimentin is an intermediate filament protein normally expressed in cells of mesenchymal origin, e.g. myofibroblasts, chondrocytes, macrophages, and endothelial cells. The expression of vimentin, which has been thought of as the main mesenchymal marker, is also detected in tumour tissue. In tumours of the gastrointestinal tract vimentin expression is usually(More)
Based on the present knowledge, the review paper attempts to answer the general question whether virological tests are justified in cases of sudden deaths in children. In particular, the question addresses their importance in establishing the cause of death. The authors also attempt to answer additional questions, namely: (1) whether histopathology provides(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between late gadolinium-enhanced (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and immunohistochemical markers of inflammation in patients with heart failure and a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). MATERIAL AND METHODS Endomyocardial biopsy and CMR were performed in 38 consecutive patients (24(More)
AIMS Several lines of evidence point to hypercoagulability as an important factor for heart failure (HF) pathogenesis. METHODS We hypothesised that endothelial tissue factor (TF) expression reflects altered tissue haemostasis which is related to the severity of HF. Accordingly, we investigated TF expression in the biopsies of 60 patients with HF and 22(More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports have indicated the role of endothelium disturbances, as expressed by von Willebrand factor (vWF) release, in pathophysiology of glaucoma. The objective of this study was to investigate the vWF expression in iris vasculature of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). MATERIAL AND METHODS Immunohistochemistry of vWF(More)
This study aimed to define relationship between PPARα expression and metabolic-structural characteristics during HF progression in hearts with DCM phenotype. Tissue endomyocardial biopsy samples divided into three groups according to LVEF ((I) 45-50%, n = 10; (II) 30-40%, n = 15; (III) <30%, n = 15; and control (donor hearts, >60%, n = 6)) were(More)
BACKGROUND The "double-faced" effect of nitric oxide (NO) is thought to play an important role in triggering and progression of glaucoma. MATERIAL/METHODS Iris samples were obtained during iridectomy in 35 patients (mean age of 65.4±5.3 years) with diagnosed primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The controls were collected postmortem from 10 donors with a(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of myocardial viral persistence on the clinical outcome of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is still open to question. METHODS Fifty-two patients with DCM were enrolled and followed for a median of 3.8 years with respect to death or heart transplantation. Studied patients were clinically stable for at least 6 months before(More)
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