Kamilla Kasibowska-Kuźniar

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Smoking constitutes the gravest, yet avoidable, deadly threat to health in Poland. Near the end of the 90-ies it was discovered that the antidepressant -bupropion- has positive effects in the treatment of addiction to nicotine. The aim of the study was the evaluation of the efficacy of ambulatory, intensive smoking cessation program based on bupropion SR(More)
The definition of complex sleep apnea (CompSAS) encompasses patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who develop central apnea activity upon restitution of airway patency. Presence of arterial hypertension (HTN), coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart failure (HF) have been proposed as risk factors for CompSAS among OSA patients. Using our database of(More)
BACKGROUND Acute lung injury (ALI) is a life-threatening complication of talc pleurodesis. This study defines characteristics that predispose patients to ALI and severe hypoxemia in patients after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) talc pleurodesis. METHODS Charts of patients who underwent talc pleurodesis at Northwestern Memorial Hospital(More)
49 years old woman was admitted to Pulmonary Ward because of respiratory and cardiac failure. Six years earlier she was surgically treated because of urolithiasis and at this time disseminated lesions in both lungs were revealed. Biopsy made during transbronchial procedure showed microlithiasis. She had'nt any respiratory symptoms during 6 years. Now she(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with complex sleep apnoea (CompSAS) have obstructive sleep apnoea and experience persistent central apnoeas when exposed to positive airway pressure. Elevated loop gain is one of the postulated mechanisms of CompSAS. We speculated that bilevel positive airway pressure - spontaneous (BPAP-S), by producing relative hyperventilation, may(More)
Some patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) develop persistent central sleep apnea activity when started on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). This recently recognized syndrome, complex sleep apnea syndrome (CompSAS), is thought to be due to dysfunction of the respiratory center in a setting of an obstructive sleep apnea. We present the(More)
Symptoms and complications of the obstructive sleep apnea (SAS) lead to a significant impairment of the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of the affected individuals. Most HRQOL questionnaires have been published in English. Formal process of evaluation has to precede the introduction of a new language version of a HRQOL questionnaire. We conducted a(More)
Tobacco dependence is a chronic, relapsing disease causing an enormous burden of deaths. The aim of the study was a one year evaluation of the efficacy of bupropion SR supported by an educational program in the treatment of nicotine dependence and analysis of the reasons of relapses. 54 smokers were enrolled. The 12-month continuous abstinence rate was(More)