Jakub Zasada

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Five compounds, 1-5, were isolated from the seed hexane extract of Dirca palustris. Compounds 1-3 were triglycerides, and 4 and 5 were linoleic and oleic acids, respectively. Compounds 1-3 were not biologically active; however, 4 (linoleic acid) and 5 (oleic acid) were insecticidal against fourth instar Aedes aegyptii larvae and exhibited potent feeding(More)
We present a case of a 14 year old girl with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the stomach. The patient discovered epigastric tumor on palpation. CT and ultrasound revealed tumor arising from the gastric wall, biopsy suggested GIST. Gastroscopically 6 cm policyclic lesion covered by unchanged mucosa has been visualized. Patient was submitted to(More)
Although as many studies are sacrificed to acute pancreatitis (AP), the pathogenesis of the disease remains undiscovered. The microcirculatory disturbances during AP as a cause of necrotic changes in the parenchyma of the gland, described first time by Panum in 1886, have become again a very attractive theory. In the last decades, several studies were done(More)
PURPOSE Opinions about early endoscopic sphincterotomy and time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute biliary pancreatitis are still controversial. Some authors reserved this procedure only for cases in which the stones were visualized during ERCP or patients had clinical symptoms of acute cholangitis. The aim was the assessment of the dynamic of changes(More)
BACKGROUND Proinflammatory cytokines play a fundamental role in the local and systemic inflammatory responses in the initial stages of acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) and in the development of severe forms of the disease. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to assess the systemic release of proinflammatory cytokines and to characterize(More)
The hypothesis of the role of nitric oxide (NO) in acute pancreatitis (AP) is variable. According to some authors, increased level of nitric oxide has a positive influence on the course of AP. On the other hands, others show negative role of NO in this disease. NO plays many different roles in the organism. It regulates blood pressure, relaxes smooth(More)
PURPOSE The proper timing of endoscopic sphincterotomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute biliary pancreatitis is still a subject of controversies. The following rapid report presents preliminary data concerning treatment of patients with severe form of necrotizing biliary pancreatitis (SNBP) with the sequence of minimal invasive procedures(More)
We present the analysis of risk factors of recurrence of bleeding in patients with gastric and duodenal ulcers. The group consisted of 178 patients hospitalized between 1998-2002. Among them there were 76 patients with gastric ulcers and 102 patients with duodenal ulcers. The recurrence of bleeding was observed in 24.3% patients with gastric ulcer and 21.8%(More)
Five novel phenolic glycosides (1-5) were isolated from the MeOH extract of the dried twigs of Dirca palustris, as confirmed by their (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, and MS data. Compounds 1-3 were not active against cyclooxygenase I (COX-I), but compound 4 (200 microg/mL) and compound 5 (125 microg/mL) showed 12.5 and 9.2% inhibition of the COX-I enzyme,(More)
We present the case of a 49-year-old woman with neurological symptoms and severe atherosclerosis of aortic arch branches affecting subclavian and carotid arteries. Our patient has a history of transient ischemic attack and recurrent paresthesias of her right arm. We present a double access intervention using a distal embolic neuroprotection device during(More)