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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The studies aimed at evaluating mast cells in inflammatory infiltration of gastric mucosa in children with H. pylori infection, as well as in those after the infection eradication. Biopsy specimens of gastric mucosa were evaluated, the specimens collected from 59 H. pylori-positive patients (Group I), 29 patients after H. pylori infection (Group II) and 18(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)
The problem of educating youths entering adult life is as old as the history of mankind. The data shown in the introduction indicate that the methods of education depend on culture, religion, climatic zone, and a whole chain of events characteristic for the place where the young man grows up. Research data, however, show that adolescents of the former(More)
Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) belong to a group of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The aim of our study was to evaluate the expression of MMP-2, MMP-7, MMP-9, TIMP-1, and TIMP-2 in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The study group comprised 34 patients with UC and 10 patients with CD. Evaluation of MMP-2, MMP-7, MMP-9, TIMP-1,(More)