Grażyna Cholewińska

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BACKGROUND Transplantation is the only effective method of treatment for end-stage and acute liver failure. Increased average survival time has been observed, and results from improved surgical technique and amended immunosuppression protocols. However, longer survival of patients after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) results in higher rate of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS IC41 is a synthetic peptide vaccine containing 7 relevant hepatitis C virus (HCV) T-cell epitopes and the T helper cell (Th)1/Tc1 adjuvant poly-L-arginine. IC41 has been shown to be safe and to induce HCV-specific interferon (IFN)-gamma-secreting CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in healthy volunteers. We aimed to investigate whether IC41 is able to(More)
BACKGROUND Data from prospectively planned cohort studies on risk of major clinical outcomes and prognostic factors for patients with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus are limited. In 2009, in order to assess outcomes and evaluate risk factors for progression of illness, two cohort studies were initiated: FLU 002 in outpatients and FLU 003 in hospitalized(More)
UNLABELLED Many cases of swine flu is mild or even asymptomatic. The recent cases have been much more severe, and many patients have presented pneumonia, respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Illness-related fatalities have been recorded among individuals hospitalized in The Hospital For Infectious Diseases in Warsaw, Poland.(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this paper was the evaluation of clinical characteristics, demographics and therapeutic response for oseltamivir, among patients with swine flu confirmed, hospitalized in the Hospital For Infectious Diseases in Warsaw, Poland. MATERIAL We have observed infection A/H1N1 occurrence in 109 patients (Female-64, Male-45, aged 17-71 y),(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the search was investigation of tuberculosis in AIDS patients. Each year 8-9 mln people fall ill of tuberculosis and one third of them die. To the infection of tuberculosis and fast development into active state are especially exposed people with AIDS. MATERIAL AND METHODS 696 people were examined on tuberculosis most of which were(More)
This initial report on the use of PCR in diagnosis of TB was based on a group of 180 patients observed in the AIDS Diagnosis and Therapy Center in Warsaw. Out of 6 patients with positive results of PCR assay for MTB, five had positive AFB smears in induced sputum or BAL, two had positive MTB cultures. Five of them were treated with tuberculostatic drugs(More)
Pneumocystis carinii (PC) has been documented as a cause of pneumonia in a broad range of immunocompromised patients. The presentation of disease will very based on the underlying predisposing condition but a confirmation depends upon the identification of organisms in a bronchial aspiration or lung biopsy specimen. This retrospective study based on(More)
Sera of patients with acute and chronic hepatitis B and antigenemia were tested for the presence of anti-HBe and anti-HBs antibodies, free or bound in immune complexes. The possible occurrence of immune complexes of HBcAg in these sera was also investigated. Immune complexes were identified by antigen specific enzyme immunoassay, in which polyclonal(More)