Jarosław Żak

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The findings in a 4-yr survey of 82 patients with abdominal tuberculosis are described and compared with those encountered in previous surveys. Fourteen cases of intestinal, 11 of mesenteric-lymphnodal, and 57 of peritoneal tuberculosis were identified. The disease occurred essentially in patients living under worsening socioeconomic conditions, and 51 of(More)
AIMS To determine the gastric distribution of Helicobacter pylori in patients with duodenal and gastric ulcers; and to examine the mucosal inflammatory response. METHODS Patients with newly diagnosed, uncomplicated duodenal and gastric ulcers were endoscoped and two biopsy specimens each taken from the antrum and the body. Specimens were evaluated blind(More)
Duodenal ulcer relapse rates after therapy with sucralfate or bismuth are lower than those after H2-receptor antagonist therapy. This may be mediated by an antibacterial effect of these drugs on Helicobacter pylori. Bismuth has become an integral part of 'triple therapy' because of its documented anti-H. pylori effect. In vitro and clinical data suggest(More)
Helicobacter pylori is an important cause of gastritis and a number of therapeutic trials suggest that it may be important in the genesis of duodenal ulcer recurrence. The reported prevalence of gastric colonisation by the organism varies considerably. The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to determine its prevalence in non-ulcer dyspeptics and to(More)
An adult with Crohn's disease on home total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for 8 months presented with peripheral neuropathy and ataxia. The patient was found to be deficient of thiamine. A prompt symptomatic response to intravenous thiamine suggests that the patient had the chronic form of dry beriberi. To our knowledge, this variety of beriberi in a patient(More)
Perineural spread (PNS) of mucosal squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck region occurs with a reported frequency of 2% to more than 27%. Patients previously diagnosed with and treated for head and neck cancer should be closely followed by both their physician and their dentist in order to facilitate the coordination of care. This case history(More)
In the following review, authors described the structure and biochemical pathways of PCSK9, its involvement in LDL metabolism, as well as significances of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 targeted treatment. PCSK9 is a proprotein convertase, which plays a crucial role in LDL receptor metabolism. Transcription and translation of PCSK9 is(More)