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PURPOSE We will test the hypothesis that ultrasound supported by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) could improve bacterial identification in non-infected prosthetic joint loosening. The aim was to detect bacterial species in non-infected prosthetic joint loosening using ultrasound and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. METHODS A total of 16 patients (11 women and(More)
Autistic behavior is often accompanied by numerous disturbing symptoms on the part of gastrointestinal system, such as abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea. These problems are often connected with deregulation of physiological microflora in intestine. The aim of this study was to determine differences in intestinal microflora of autistic and healthy(More)
OBJECTIVES Workers of x-ray departments are occupationally exposed to long-term low levels of ionizing radiation. The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of occupational exposure of low-level x-ray radiation on immunoglobulin and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in radiology workers. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the study group of 41(More)
It has been postulated that ionizing radiation generates reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS are annihilated by an intracellular enzymatic system composed mainly of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx). Workers of X-ray departments are occupationally exposed to long-term low levels of ionizing radiation, which may(More)
Numerous Helicobacter pylori virulence factors, including various enzymes (urease, catalase, lipase, phospholipase and proteases), vacuolating cytotoxin (a product of expression of the vacA gene), and the immunogenic protein CagA, encoded by the cagA gene localised in the H. pylori pathogenicity island, are involved in the pathomechanism of infection caused(More)
Detection of mycoplasma infections, especially those caused by Mycoplasma genitalium (M. genitalium) is not a part of routine microbiological diagnostics, as commercial strip tests based on microculture in test wells do not include M. genitalium in their identification spectrum. Also classical methods of culture are especially demanding in the case of M.(More)
Enterococci are a common cause of serious infections, especially in newborns, severely immunocompromised patients, and patients requiring intensive care. To characterize enterococcal surface antigens that are targets of opsonic antibodies, rabbits were immunized with various gentamicin-killed Enterococcus faecalis strains, and immune sera were tested in an(More)
Immunosuppressive therapy protects the transplanted organ but predisposes the recipient to chronic infections and malignancies. Transplant patients are at risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical cancer resulting from an impaired immune response in the case of primary infection or of reactivation of a latent infection with human(More)
BACKGROUND Female kidney graft recipients are regarded as a group at risk of cervical cancer development. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of cervical high-risk human papilloma virus (HR-HPV) infection and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in female kidney graft recipients in comparison to healthy controls. MATERIAL AND(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyze interrelation between AMH levels and body weight, metabolic, and hormonal status in normal and overweight weight women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN Eighty-seven women (54 normal weight and 33 overweight) diagnosed with PCOS and 50 apparently healthy women - Non-PCOS (28(More)