Jan Slominski

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Initial studies of diastolic cardiac function in hypertension demonstrated that slowing of the maximal rate of left ventricular filling occurred before alterations in either ejection fraction or cardiac output. The present study was undertaken to determine: 1) the relation between hypertension, increased left ventricular mass and impaired left ventricular(More)
SETTING The prevalence of cigarette smoking in Poland is one of the highest in Europe. OBJECTIVE To compare the frequency of smoking among Polish pupils during a school year and the summer holidays. DESIGN A questionnaire including personal and demographic data and information on smoking behaviour was distributed among 598 school pupils: 357 girls and(More)
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous multiorgan diseases with an unknown etiology, with the predominant lung involvement. Immunosuppressive agents such as corticosteroids, methotrexate, azathioprinum, ciclosporinum A, chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, hydroxychlorochinum, indomethacin, pentoxyfillinum, thalidomide, leflunomidum, and adalimumab, or infliximab have(More)
Infectious, genetic factors, and autoimmunity have been considered as potential causes of sarcoidosis (SA). Pathological similarities between SA and tuberculosis (TB) suggest M. tuberculosis antigen(s) as causative agent(s). Our published comparative analysis of the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) system in patients with SA or TB in the same ethnic group(More)
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