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BACKGROUND We investigated treatment-related changes in oxidative stress indices in intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) during pregnancy. Four parameters of cell membrane destruction were measured: malondialdehyde, Schiff bases, lipid peroxides, and conjugated dienes. MATERIAL/METHODS The study population included pregnant women under treatment in the(More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT), in particular Photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) is a modern, non-invasive technique using photosensitizer like 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) in detection of the vulvar diseases. Photodynamic therapy gives the possibilities to differentiate inflammatory diseases from precancerous lesions and invasive vulvar cancer. (More)
The tissue microarray (TMA) method currently is not used to render a primary diagnosis of cancer, but its scientific value has been proved in studies of various cancer types. TMA technology still is not used often for uterine tumors, however. We investigated the repeatability of histological diagnosis of endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC) using(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess prognostic significance of progesterone receptors (PR) and estrogen receptors (ER) expression in the tissue microarray (TMA) technique for disease free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 151 consecutive patients, aged 37-86 years (62.80 +/- 9.99),(More)
UNLABELLED Early detection of fetal risk is one of the main issues in today obstetrics. Ultrasound diagnostics plays a significant role, as the introduction of Doppler imaging method in the evaluation of blood flow has enabled non-invasive assessment of uteroplacental circulation. Therefore, we have analysed foetal three arteries: umbilical artery, middle(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian tumors remain immunogenic even at advanced stages, but cancer-induced immunosuppression abrogates immune surveillance. The composition of the immune microenvironment in ovarian tumors was characterized by analyzing selected immunosuppressive factors in specimens from cancer patients. The influence of the hypoxia inducible factors on the(More)
OBJECTIVE There are numerous methods available of treating intrauterine growth restriction but their results are still not satisfactory. Currently, we are conducting a research project whose main aim is based on the use of the nitric oxide (NO) donor L-arginine in growth restriction therapy. The main aim of this study was the ultrasound evaluation of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefits of IUGR treatment by low doses of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) (1.5 mg/kg) compared to the standard method. The study was based on the reports that aspirin at low doses shifts prostacyclin/tromboxan A2 balance to the dominance of prostacyclin by inhibiting cyclooxygenase activity in platelets, which results in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prognostic significance of Ki-67 expression in the tissue microarray method (TMA) for disease free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study examined 159 consecutive patients aged 37-86 (62.82 +/- 9.95) with EEC stages I-III according to FIGO, treated(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer antigen 125 (CA-125), known as a biomarker for women genital tract malignancies, could be also useful in detecting and monitoring endometriosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate CA-125 in serum and peritoneal fluid (PF) as an indicator of endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-six patients admitted to the First Department of(More)