Kamil Bujak

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BACKGROUND Neointima forming after stent implantation consists of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in 90%. Growth factors TGF-β1, PDGFB, EGF, bFGF and VEGF-A play an important role in VSMC proliferation and migration to the tunica intima after arterial wall injury. The aim of this paper was an analysis of functional polymorphisms in genes encoding(More)
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of red blood cell volume variations (anisocytosis) and is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. In recent years, numerous studies have noted the importance of RDW as a predictor of poor clinical outcomes in the settings of various diseases, including coronary artery disease (CAD). In this(More)
The aim was to assess the predictive value of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using two formulas: modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD) and chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration (CKD-EPI), in a population with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) undergoing percutaneous coronary revascularization (PCI). The analyzed cohort(More)
BACKGROUND There is no data regarding the association between the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and long-term mortality in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD). The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility of the pre-procedural PLR for predicting long-term, all-cause mortality in patients with SCAD undergoing percutaneous coronary(More)
AIM To analyze the association between in-stent restenosis (ISR) and polymorphisms in genes coding IGF-1, IGFBP3, ITGB3 and GLUT1, which play an important role in the smooth muscle cell proliferation and extracellular matrix synthesis - the main components of neointima. MATERIALS & METHODS We analyzed 265 patients who underwent bare metal stent(More)
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a safe and efficient alternative to cardiac surgery in patients with severe aortic stenosis. In many countries the number of performed TAVI procedures equals the number of surgical implantations. Indications for TAVI are becoming more liberal, allowing a wider spectrum of patients to benefit from the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the important roles of vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells in atherosclerotic lesion formation, data regarding the associations of functional polymorphisms in the genes encoding growth factors with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) are lacking. The aim of the present study is to analyze the relationships between(More)
PURPOSE The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system may influence in-stent restenosis (ISR) via angiotensin II, which stimulates the production of growth factors for smooth muscle cells. The aim of this work is to assess the influence of the rs1799752 polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene and the rs699 polymorphism of the angiotensinogen(More)
BACKGROUND Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a simple and reliable indicator of platelet size that correlates with platelet activation and their ability to aggregate. We studied the predictive value of MPV in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS We analyzed the(More)