Justyna Kościuch

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Airway remodeling in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) results in thickening of bronchial walls and may affect lung function. In the present study we set out to evaluate the relationship between small airway wall thickness and the lung function parameters in patients with asthma and COPD. The study was performed in 10 patients with(More)
Eosinophilic airway inflammation is regarded as a typical feature of asthma, while in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) neutrophils seem predominant inflammatory airway cells. The aim of the present study was to compare the cellular components of airway inflammation in patients with newly diagnosed mild or moderate COPD and asthma. Seventeen(More)
Although the clinical pictures of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be similar, the pathogenesis differs in many aspects. The aim of the present study was to compare the cellular and biochemical features of airway inflammation in patients with asthma and COPD. The study was conducted in 22 patients with asthma (M/F 12/10, mean age(More)
UNLABELLED Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients are at risk of cardiovascular complications. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on the response to symptom limited exercise test. METHODS twenty nine OSAS patients (1 F, 28 M), mean age 50.7+/-9.7 yrs with body mass index of(More)
INTRODUCTION Airway inflammation and remodeling are well recognized features of asthma. Remodeling is usually regarded as a consequence of chronic inflammation, however there are also data suggesting that remodeling is a relatively independent process in asthma. Neither inflammation nor remodeling is a uniform process. Thus the precise relationship between(More)
INTRODUCTION Airway remodeling is a characteristic feature of asthma. It is believed that airway remodeling affects lung function and bronchial hyper-responsiveness. Therefore, the relationship between remodeling and lung function is still a matter of extensive research. However, the results of many studies are inconsistent. The aim of the study was to(More)
UNLABELLED Despite a number of important differences in the pathogenesis, course and prognosis of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), these two entities also have common features with airway inflammation being one of them. Airway remodeling is a characteristic feature of asthma, but data on the bronchial wall thickening in COPD patients(More)
BACKGROUND Airway remodeling in asthma and COPD results in bronchial wall thickening. The thickness of the bronchial wall can be measured in high-resolution computed tomography. The objectives of the study were to assess the bronchial lumen and wall dimensions in asthma and COPD patients, in relation to disease severity, and to compare the airway dimensions(More)
UNLABELLED Pulmonary embolism often coexists with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and it is difficult to diagnose because of similar clinical symptoms. IN OUR STUDY: To try to answer the question if basic laboratory investigations reveal hypercoagulability and if so, if it has any impact on the course of COPD exacerbation. MATERIAL AND(More)