Jarosław Kalinka

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BACKGROUND Unemployment is one of the consequences of the ongoing transformation of the Polish economy. The main objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between women's employment status and preterm delivery (PD) and/or small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants, in Central Poland during the socio-economic transition. METHODS The(More)
AIM While there are sufficient data regarding the negative effect of exposure to the constituents of tobacco smoke on newborn infants' birth weights, it is still unclear whether this effect may originate in early pregnancy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of exposure to tobacco smoke components in early pregnancy (20-24 weeks) on(More)
1. The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the effect of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on the risk of preterm delivery (PD) and small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants in a female non-smoking population of central Poland. 2. The study group were 1751 women classified as non-smokers in the comprehensive project on 'Socio-economic and(More)
OBJECTIVES Aim of this project is determination of the correlation between the level of vitamin D in blood serum and duration of pregnancy in population in central Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) level was determined in blood serum, using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Standardized history of each patient was(More)
The main aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of maternal colonisation by genital mycoplasmas during pregnancy and to assess its association with preterm delivery. The cervical swabs of 179 pregnant women between 8 and 16 week of gestation were cultured for Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum. Clinical details and perinatal outcomes(More)
PROBLEM The main aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between selected proinflammatory cytokines [interleukin IL-1 alpha (IL-1alpha), IL-1 beta (IL-1beta), IL-6 and IL-8] concentrations in cervicovaginal fluid, as measured in midgestation, and the risk of subsequent preterm delivery. METHOD OF STUDY Cervicovaginal fluids were obtained(More)
OBJECTIVE Being unmarried is a well-known risk factor for poor pregnancy outcome such as preterm delivery and intrauterine growth restriction. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the prevalence and risk of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and selected bacteria isolated from the lower genital tract and to determine the socioeconomic and microbiological(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent studies have suggested that proinflammatory cytokines might play a crucial role in the mechanism of preterm labour and delivery. The main aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the usefulness of selected proinflammatory cytokines' (IL-1 alpha, IL-1 beta, IL-6 and IL-8) levels in cervico-vaginal fluid of pregnant women as an early(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the rise of the levels of proinflammatory cytokines - IL-1alpha, IL-1beta, IL-6 and IL-8 in vagina of women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) and if there is any relationship between this levels. One hundred and twenty females between 22nd and 36th week of pregnancy were enrolled in the study. According to the bacterial(More)