Elżbieta Maciorkowska

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AIM To evaluate the phagocytic activity and neutrophil oxidative burst in liver cirrhosis. METHODS In 45 patients with advanced postalcoholic liver cirrhosis (aged 45+/-14 years) and in 25 healthy volunteers (aged 38+/-5 years), the percentage of phagocytizing cells after in vitro incubation with E. coli (Phagotest Kit), phagocytic activity (mean(More)
PURPOSE Helicobacter pylori colonization of gastric epithelium causes a local and systemic, cellular and humoral immune response. Despite this immune response involvement in the infection, its elimination from the organism does not take place and the process usually becomes chronic. The purpose of the study was to establish the prevalence of gastric mucosa(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Dental caries is an inflammatory disease with multifactorial etiology. The presented study was conducted to test the hypothesis that the elevation of salivary cytokines - interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8) and tumour necrosis factor (TNF-a) is changed in dental caries patients. IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-a are particularly(More)
The frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection in population can depend on the organism resistance, genetic condition, and bacterial strains virulence. A vacA gene, of mosaic structure, which encodes vacuolating cytotoxin is one of the known genes of H. pylori. The existence of several different genotypes of s and m regions enables the formation of numerous(More)
PURPOSE Impaired control of gastric juice secretion is observed in chronic gastritis due to Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. G cells are stimulated by such cytokines as tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha), interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and interleukin-8 (IL-8). The number of D cells producing somatostatin decreases simultaneously. An increase in(More)
The aim of the study was to estimate the expression of CD20+ lymphocytes in the antrum mucosa in children, infected with Helicobacter pylori and after bacteria eradication. Biopsy specimens of gastric mucosa were the specimens, collected from 59 H. pylori-positive patients (Group I), 29 patients after H. pylori infection (Group II) and 18 H. pylori-negative(More)
AIM To measure the concentrations of chosen cytokines in the antrum mucosa depending on the kind of harmful pathogenic factors and to compare the concentrations with the values of controls without allergy and coexisting Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection. METHODS The patients (97 children) were divided into three groups according to the data(More)
BACKGROUND Saliva contains a number of protective factors such as mucins, immunoglobulins (e.g., IgA, IgG, and IgM), and enzymes (e.g., lysozyme and lactoperoxidases) that play an important role in the maintenance of oral health. The aim of this study was to compare levels of sIgA, histatin-5, and lactoperoxidase in saliva of adolescents with dental caries.(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to find a correlation between the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection in children and their accommodation and socio-economic conditions. The results of questionnaire studies were analyzed and levels of IgG specific antibodies against H. pylori were assessed in children randomly chosen in the north-east of Poland at(More)
PURPOSE Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) modulates balance between proliferation and apoptosis in gastric mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of the study was to evaluate immunohistochemically the EGFR expression in epithelial and gland cells of antral mucosa in children infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). MATERIAL/METHODS The(More)