Katarzyna Karolewska-Bochenek

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BACKGROUND There are only a few studies on immune response to routine vaccinations in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), despite a strong need for this kind of study. The aim of the study was to evaluate the immunogenicity of an inactivated hepatitis A vaccine (HAV) in IBD pediatric patients compared with healthy controls. METHODS This was an(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The incidence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Western countries is on the rise. No prospective studies have been conducted on the epidemiology of pediatric IBD in Poland. The aim of the study was to define the characteristics of new pediatric IBD and assess the incidence of new IBD among children in Poland between 2002 and(More)
BACKGROUND There are only a few studies on immune response to pneumococcal vaccines in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); all of them assessed polysaccharide vaccines only. The aim of the study was to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in IBD pediatric patients compared with healthy(More)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY Assessment of clinical and endoscopic efficacy of induction therapy with infliximab in children with ulcerative colitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of medical records of pediatric patients with moderate to severe UC who had received at least one infusion of infliximab in Polish pediatric academic clinical(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data on antibody response to vaccination in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, we aimed to assess the immunogenicity of a booster dose of pertussis vaccine in pediatric patients with IBD and to compare their response with healthy controls. METHODS We performed a multicenter, prospective, and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to confirm the role of antral nodularity in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective study included 107 children (58 male; 54.2%), between the ages of 3 and 18 years, infected with H. pylori, which was confirmed if the patient had at least 2 of 4(More)
INTRODUCTION No study to date has evaluated perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (pANCA) and anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody (ASCA) in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease-unclassified (IBDU) as compared with Crohn's colitis (CC) and ulcerative colitis (UC), which represent the diagnostic challenge. We aimed to explore the diagnostic(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the serotype-specific pneumococcal status of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who were naïve to pneumococcal vaccination before administering the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 13). This was an open, prospective study on children and adolescents aged 5-18 years who had IBD(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease-unclassified (IBD-U) is diagnosed in ∼10% of pediatric and adolescent onset IBD patients. The EUROKIDS registry (2004) initiated by the Porto IBD working group of ESPGHAN prospectively monitors diagnostic workup of newly diagnosed pediatric and adolescent onset IBD patients. We aimed to describe diagnostic workup,(More)