Kamila Wójcik

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The aim of this study was to determine the presence of kidney tubular damage in the absence of overt evidence of glomerular dysfunction (GFR>60 ml/min without proteinuria) in HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy. Urine kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) levels were measured by ELISA and(More)
Recurrent hepatitis C is a major cause of mortality in HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV)-co-infected patients after orthotopic liver transplantation. We report sustained viral clearance in all four transplanted HIV/HCV-positive patients treated with pegylated interferon/ribavirin. Early therapy after HCV recurrence, tailoring treatment duration to the individual(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global health problem which can lead to liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma in one-fifth of chronically infected patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 123 patients: 90 with HCV mono- and 33 with HIV/HCV co-infection, who were treated with pegylated interferon alfa(More)
Sudden hearing loss is a very rare complication of interferon-alpha treatment. At this time, hearing loss in patients treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin has only been described in two reports. We present a case of a 27-year-old patient who was diagnosed with Turner syndrome, treated for hepatitis C with pegylated interferon and ribavirin, and(More)
In patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as well as in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection the impairment of neutrophil activity is observed. We decided to analyze how treatment with pegylated interferon-alfa (Peg-IFN-alfa) and ribavirin affects neutrophil function in HIV/HCV coinfected patients. The study group consisted of 18(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the significance of IL-28B single-nucleotide polymorphism and hepatic expression of IFI27, SOCS3 and miR-122 in order to predict early virological response (EVR) in patients infected with HCV genotype 1 or 4. The study group consisted of 65 patients: 46 with HCV mono- and 19 with HIV/HCV co-infection. Analyses of IL-28B(More)
AIM To analyze the expression of HMOX1 and miR-122 in liver biopsy samples obtained from HCV mono-and HIV/HCV co-infected patients in relation to selected clinical parameters, histological examination and IL-28B polymorphism as well as to determine whether HMOX1 expression is dependent on Bach-1. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 90(More)
INTRODUCTION Epidemiology of HCV subtypes plays an increasing role in treatment decision making in the era of direct acting antivirals. Data on incidence of HCV subtypes in Poland are sparse and equivocal. AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of this study was to assess the distribution of HCV subtypes basing on data collected in Lodzkie province in 2015. MATERIALS(More)
AIM The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of an initial dose of ribavirin administered before a 48-week course of treatment with peg-IFN + ribavirin in treatment-naïve patients and in patients after previous failure of CHC treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 103 patients with chronic hepatitis C infected with genotype 1 HCV were qualified(More)
The aim of the study was the analysis of the patients with bacterial meningitis and brain abscess who were treated in the Department of Infection Disease and Hepatology of Medical University in Lodz in years 1996-2005. We reviewed their clinical presentation, bacteriology treatment and outcome retrospectively. Among 135 patients who were confirmed cases of(More)