Grażyna Cholewińska

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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)
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 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)
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)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to evaluate the spectrum of AIDS-defining malignancies (ADMs) and non-AIDS-defining malignancies (NADMs) in HIV-infected patients in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective observational study was conducted among HIV-infected adult patients who developed a malignancy between 1995 and 2012 in a Polish(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)
Recent clinical study reported that the best choosing of antiretroviral therapy for an individual patients is one that physicians have always tried to practice, making use of whatever knowledge or tools are available to treatment decisions. Individual genetic variations provide scope for a wide range of host-drug interactions that will differentiate(More)
Tuberculin and Candida skin tests were done on 98 HIV(+) and 42 control HIV(-) patients of AIDS Diagnosis and Therapy Center in Warsaw. Prevalence of the positive Tuberculin tests in the control group was 29% and it was not significantly different from those groups of patients HIV(+) whose CD4 cell count was higher than 350. For those with CD4 cell count(More)