Jerzy Sikora

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OBJECTIVES Fetal monitoring based on the analysis of the fetal heart rate (FHR) signal is the most common method of biophysical assessment of fetal condition during pregnancy and labor Visual analysis of FHR signals presents a challenge due to a complex shape of the waveforms. Therefore, computer-aided fetal monitoring systems provide a number of parameters(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyze interrelation between AMH levels and body weight, metabolic, and hormonal status in normal and overweight weight women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN Eighty-seven women (54 normal weight and 33 overweight) diagnosed with PCOS and 50 apparently healthy women - Non-PCOS (28(More)
RCAS1 is involved in generating the suppressive profile of the tumor microenvironment that helps cancer cells evade immune surveillance. The status of the cells surrounding the cancer nest may affect both the progression of the cancer and the development of metastases. In cases of ovarian cancer, a large number of patients do not respond to the applied(More)
AIM OF STUDY To evaluate the prevalence rate of various pelvic floor disorders among patients treated in 8 academic centers in Poland due to pelvic organ prolapse (POP). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study group consisted of 717 women scheduled for reconstructive surgery due to POP. Risk factors, functional abnormalities along with symptoms affecting quality(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze potential interactions of visfatin and retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels with body mass, metabolic, and hormonal status in normal weight and obese women with PCOS. STUDY DESIGN Body composition was determined by bioimpedance in 83 women (44 obese) diagnosed with PCOS and in 67 women (36 obese) without PCOS. In addition, serum(More)
To the best of the authors' knowledge, no case of placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) pertinent to twin pregnancy has yet been published. There are only few case reports concerning patients with PSTT who were successfully treated by fertility-sparing methods. A 29-year-old nulliparous woman was admitted to hospital in the 36th week of a twin pregnancy(More)
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of low molecular weight proteins with a high affinity for divalent metals. Metallothionein has been shown to have a protective role in apoptosis. Specifically, it controls the cellular zinc ion levels. The proper intracellular Zn2+ level maintains the fragmentation of DNA associated with caspase-3 activity. In cancer(More)
Endometriosis is defined by endometrial glands and stroma outside of the endometrial cavity Three types of endometriosis have been described: peritoneal endometriosis, ovarian endometriosis and deep infiltrating endometriosis. Endometriosis afflicts 6-15% of women population. It occurs mainly in the group of women in reproductive age, but also in the group(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite constant advances in the field of biology and medical application of human embryonic stem cells, the molecular mechanism of pluripotency remains largely unknown. So far, definitions of pluripotent stem cells (SC) have been based on a limited number of antigenic markers and have not allowed for unambiguous determination of the homogeneity(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to evaluate androgen and SHBG concentration in the blood serum of late post-menopausal women. MATERIAL/METHODS We examined women between 65 and 75 years of age and compared their results to those of a group of women in reproductive age. All the subjects, in addition to medical and gynecologic examinations, had(More)