Jacek Kaczmarczyk

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To improve the recovery of damaged cartilage tissue, pluripotent stem cell-based therapies are being intensively explored. A number of techniques exist that enable monitoring of stem cell differentiation, including immunofluorescence staining. This simple and fast method enables changes to be observed during the differentiation process. Here, two protocols(More)
Patient reported outcome measures play an increasingly important role in the outcomes research. The Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) is a short, multidimensional instrument initially developed for the use by patients with low back pain. This study is an evaluation of a Polish version of COMI adapted for neck pain. One hundred twenty-three patients(More)
Oxazolidinones are potent inhibitors of bacterial protein biosynthesis. Previous studies have demonstrated that this new class of antimicrobial agent blocks translation by inhibiting initiation complex formation, while post-initiation translation by polysomes and poly(U)-dependent translation is not a target for these compounds. We found that oxazolidinones(More)
Transforaminal endoscopic disc removal in the L5-S1 motion segment of the lumbar spine creates a technical challenge due to anatomical reasons and individual variability. The majority of surgeons prefer a posterior classical or minimally invasive approach. There is only one foraminoplastic modification of the technique in the literature so far. In this(More)
The objective of this study was to discuss the variables influencing alignment mechanisms of the spine, with particular consideration of post-surgical alignment in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The analysis is based on information currently available in the literature, and on the authors' own experience, which includes surgical material from over 2200(More)
INTRODUCTION Herniated lumbar disc (HLD) is arguably the most common spinal disorder requiring surgical intervention. Although the term is fairly straightforward, the exact pathology and thus the clinical picture and natural history may vary. Therefore, it is immensely difficult to formulate universal guidelines for surgical treatment. AIM The aim of this(More)
Anatomical variability of sacral bone as well as its diverse interpretations a surgical field prompted the authors to modify surgical technique in such manner to allow unequivocal identification of a starting point for introduction of transpedicular screws into the first sacral vertebra. The starting point is not located, as described in previous(More)
Neck pain is common. Conservative treatment is usually successful. Cervical radiculopaty is usually caused by a disc herniation. Conservative treatment is generally successful, however surgery is indicated if radicular pain is severe and persistent for more than 6 to 12 wk. Spinal cord compression and long-tract symptoms may be caused by a central cervical(More)
Fusion energy research has in the past 40 years focused primarily on the tokamak concept, but recent advances in plasma theory and computational power have led to renewed interest in stellarators. The largest and most sophisticated stellarator in the world, Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X), has just started operation, with the aim to show that the earlier weaknesses(More)