Kamila Wójcik

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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)
Background.  Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive persons on antiretroviral therapy (ART) frequently have chronic liver enzyme elevation (cLEE), the underlying cause is often unclear. Methods.  Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs (D:A:D) Study participants without chronic viral hepatitis were observed to the earliest of cLEE(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)
The role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis C as well as the effect of pegylated interferon α (PEG-IFN-α) and ribavirin treatment on neutrophil function is not precisely known. The study included 32 patients with CCH aged between 19 and 58 years (mean 33.5 years). Before and after 12 weeks of treatment with Peg-IFN-α and ribavirin,(More)
INTRODUCTION The pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B depends on both, the immune response and oxidative stress. AIM OF THE STUDY To assess the hepatic expression of miR-122 and the antioxidant genes: HMOX-1, NQO1 and GFER1, in liver biopsy specimens obtained from patients with chronic hepatitis B, with regard to selected clinical and histological(More)
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