Iwona Warakomska

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Adipocytokine profile seems to play a distinct role in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Chemerin and vaspin are recently described adipocytokines with various suggested functions and potential to modulate inflammatory response and insulin resistance (IR). We assessed chemerin, vaspin and leptin serum concentration and studied their association(More)
Visfatin is a new adipokine involved in several processes. The data concerning visfatin in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is small. To assess visfatin serum concentration and to study its association with biochemical and morphological features in CHC. Seventy nonobese patients with CHC (Group 1) confirmed by the presence of serum hepatitis C virus (HCV)-RNA and(More)
From 1991 to 1997 at the I Clinic of Infectious Diseases of Silesian Medical Academy in Bytom 123 patients with purulent, bacterial meningoencephalitis were treated. Mortality in the analysed group was 28.5% (35 cases). In the course of disease various complications were observed: seizures (43.1% cases), ischaemic stroke (2.4% cases), brain abscess (4.1%).(More)
The study presents the literature review on EEG examination in purulent, bacterial meningoencephalitis as well as own observations carried out in 42 patients with this neuroinfection treated in I Department of Infectious Diseases of Medical University of Silesia in Bytom between 1989-2001. In 19 patients the result of the first examination was abnormal and(More)
Between 1999-2001 there were 6 patients with acute hepatitis B, previously vaccinated according to the recommended schedule of anti-hepatitis B immunization for adults, hospitalized in the Department of Infectious Diseases (Bytom, Silesian University Medical School). The study presents epidemiological and clinical analysis of these cases. Special attention(More)
Intercellular adhesion molecule is a protein regulating the inflammatory cells movement. An increase of ICAM-1 expression on hepatocytes and in serum has been observed in patients with chronic viral hepatitis. Interferon alpha treatment should lead to inflammatory response diminution and serum ICAM-1 concentration decrease. The aim of the study was the(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological analysis of hepatitis C virus infections in children diagnosed and treated in the Hepatology Outpatient Clinic in Bytom between 1996 and 1999. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study comprised 62 children with detected serum presence of anti-HCV antibodies (ELISA method) and/or HCV-RNA (RT-PCR method). Risk factors for the infection were(More)
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