Grzegorz Szastak

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Background. Little information is available about the ef-<lb>ficacy of tonsillectomy on long-term renal survival of pa-<lb>tients with primary IgA nephropathy (IgAN).<lb>Methods. In this retrospective cohort study, we considered<lb>61 patients with IgAN who had tonsillectomy (n = 15) or<lb>not (n = 46) and compared them with 121 control patients<lb>with(More)
BACKGROUND Renal insufficiency predisposes to coronary artery disease (CAD), but also CAD and traditional risk factors accelerate renal function loss. Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) deficiency and elevated asymmetrical dimethyl-L-arginine (ADMA), an endogenous nitric oxide (NO) formation inhibitor, predict adverse CAD outcome. Our aim was to assess(More)
BACKGROUND Low blood counts of CD34/kinase-insert domain receptor double-positive cells (CD34(+)/KDR(+) cells)-a leukocytes subpopulation enriched for bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPC)- predict adverse outcomes in coronary artery disease (CAD). The dependence of EPC numbers on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), another prognostic(More)
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is caused by mutations of the ABCC6 gene. We hereby report a case of pseudoxanthoma elasticum with clinical features dominated by early coronary involvement in addition to typical skin and ocular abnormalities. A 16-year-old survivor of acute myocardial infarction with 3-vessel coronary artery disease exhibited compound(More)
AIM To assess endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) counts, a novel prognostic marker, in relation to classical adverse outcome predictors - N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), impaired left ventricular (LV) relaxation and exercise-induced ischemia - in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) with preserved LV systolic function. METHODS We(More)
We hereby report the first--to the best of our knowledge--case of primary lipoma of the aortic valve. The tumor has been diagnosed by echocardiography supported by magnetic resonance imaging in a 63-year-old man with acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and one-vessel coronary artery disease. Five weeks from the onset of STEMI, direct(More)
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