Joanna Domagała-Kulawik

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The aim of our study was to evaluate cellular content in induced sputum in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in relation to the degree of airway obstruction, macrophage count, and phenotype. We compared the proportion of macrophages and cells expressing the following markers: CD11b, CD14, CD54, and CD71 in induced sputum obtained from patients(More)
The autoimmune reaction is recently suspected to play a role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). As COPD is a systemic disease, the elements of an autoimmune response in circulatory system is of interest. It has been shown that regulatory T cells are important in the control of autoimmunity. There are some data on a role of(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) brings risk of serious complications. The study objective was to assess elements of the cellular immune response in the course of OSAS. METHODS Peripheral blood (PB) lymphocytes: T, B, NK, NKT-like, Th, Tc, and HLA DR+ T cells were evaluated by flow cytometry of 48 OSA patients; the concentration of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The relationship between smoking and COPD has been well-documented. We investigated the impact of cigarette smoking on airway inflammation in COPD patients. DESIGN Changes in cell profiles in induced sputum (IS) samples from smokers with COPD and patients who ceased smoking were compared. SETTING Department of pneumonology in a(More)
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is a useful technique for differential diagnosis of various interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) and is usually realized by analysis of the differential cell count. This study was conducted to estimate the value of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) total cell count (TCC) in the diagnosis of ILD. We analyzed 237 BAL samples from(More)
The purpose of this work was to evaluate the normal lymphocyte phenotype in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). BAL was carried out in 12 untreated healthy nonsmoking volunteers and in 9 cigarette smokers. For the analysis of lymphocyte subsets by two-color flow cytometry, the monoclonal antibodies used were directed anti: CD3, CD4, CD8, CD16, CD19,(More)
Numerous studies have been performed to determine diagnostic or prognostic utility of tumor markers in patients with lung cancer. The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic usefulness of the tumor markers CA 125, CEA and CYFRA 21-1 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). BAL was performed in 13(More)
The role of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALf) examination in differential diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) was established. Currently, functional polarization into M1 (pro-inflammatory) and M2 (anti-inflammatory) subpopulations is emphasized. The aim of our study was to compare the proportion of M1 and M2 in BALf of patients with different(More)
Tuberculous lymphadenitis is one of the most common extrapulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis. The most common lymph nodes involved are in the cervical region. Lymphadenitis due to M. tuberculosis generally presents with enlarging neck lymph nodes over weeks or months associated with fever, weight loss and fatigue. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the presence of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in the local lung cancer environment versus systemic immune response based on the examination of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALf) and peripheral blood (PB) from the same patient. 35 patients with lung cancer were investigated. Flow cytometry method with panel of antibodies:(More)