Elżbieta Maciorkowska

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BACKGROUND Human saliva, a complex secretion that contains a mixture of inorganic and organic molecules, plays an essential role in the maintenance of oral health. Mucins are the major macromolecular component of the secretion and are considered the first line of defense for epithelial tissues. The aim of this study was to compare levels of mucins (MUC5B,(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)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency of alcoholic beverage use among children and young people of Białystok city and to assess the influence of familial and environmental factors on this phenomenon. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 894 pupils in the city of Białystok. An anonymous questionnaire, prepared in the Department of(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)
Introduction. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are rarely used in the diagnosis of patients with cerebral palsy. The aim of present study was to assess the relationships between the volumetric MRI and clinical findings in children with cerebral palsy compared to control subjects. Materials and Methods. Eighty-two children with cerebral(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)
The changes caused by Helicobacter pylori are a slow, progressing inflammatory process developing from several to dozen years. H. pylori infection leads to an inflammatory response in the gastric mucosa with granulocyte infiltrates in an acute form of the inflammation, and lymphocytes, plasmatic, macrophages and eosinophils in a chronic form inducing the(More)
In children, it is usually one of the stages of treatment of lower alimentary congenital defects. Such patients require long-term professional medical and nursing attention as well as solicitous care of the parents at home. The aim of the study was the analysis of educational and nursing problems that are faced by parents of children with stoma, the(More)
Suicide, taking one's own life, seems to be in contradiction with the will to live. However, it is not so obvious, as there is not the same patterns of behavior for all people. People differ from one another as far as reactions, behavior, and actions are concerned. Some are mobilized, others are discouraged by failures. It is often thought that suicidal(More)
A total of 106 patients, included in the study, were divided into three groups with regard to Helicobacter pylori infection. Endoscopy and histopathological examination of the stomach, based on the Sydney's System, were performed in all the children. CD45RA and CD45RO cells were identified by means of specific antibodies in the inflammatory infiltrate of(More)