Konrad Paczkowski

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In a matched case-control study of cancer of the lower urinary tract in northern Germany in which 340 male and 91 female case-control pairs were interviewed between 1977 and 1982, cigarette smokers were found to have an odds ratio of 2.3 for males and 2.9 for females compared with nonsmokers. A significant dose-response relation was observed for increasing(More)
This preliminary report deals with findings on the consumption of alcoholic beverages (beer, high-proof spirits, wine) and risk of tumors of the lower urinary tract from 340 male patients with urothelial cancer and an equal number of matched hospital controls (age and sex) without any malignant disease. After adjustment for smoking, beer drinkers had an(More)
OBJECTIVES Postoperative infections are still an important problem in cardiac surgery, especially in the paediatric population, and may influence the final outcome of congenital heart disease treatment. Postoperative infections with fungi are uncommon. The aetiology is poorly understood, and the proper diagnosis and treatment is unclear. In this(More)
We present a case of a severely ill newborn with complex coarctation, multiorgan failure and massive oedema, who was treated with emergency stenting of the isthmus on the second day of life, which was followed by surgical stent removal and repair of the arch on the 29(th) day, after stabilization of his general status. Interventional percutaneous direct(More)
We report a case of a 2-year-old girl with prenatal diagnosis of vascular ring composed of a right-sided aortic arch, a left ligamentum arteriosum, and a left subclavian artery (arteria lusoria sin) originating from a retroesophageal Kommerell's diverticulum, who was referred for surgery with symptoms related to local compression - severe dysphagia and(More)
BACKGROUND Hybrid treatment of congenital heart disease is indicated in a selected group of borderline patients who do not have clear indications for either surgery or interventional treatment. Hybrid procedures take the best from cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology to reduce patient risk and trauma. Hybrid closure of ventricular septal defect(More)
The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Gdansk is the only pediatric cardiac surgery center in northern Poland providing comprehensive treatment to children with congenital heart defects. The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Gdansk currently offers a full spectrum of advanced procedures of modern cardiac surgery and interventional(More)
A 10-month-old girl was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with the symptoms of critical cardiac decompensation. In the 3rd month of life, 3 kg bw, she underwent an interventional persistent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure in a high-reference pediatric cardiology center. Echocardiography performed on admission showed myocardial injury, with poor(More)
INTRODUCTION An individually designed strategy of comprehensive alternative hybrid and staged interventional treatment (AHASIT) can be a reasonable alternative to conventional treatment of congenital heart defects, reduce the risk of cardiac surgery or interventions performed separately, and give an additional chance for critically ill children. AIM To(More)
Corresponding author: Ireneusz Haponiuk, Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Mikolaj Kopernik Hospital, 1-6 Nowe Ogrody St, 80-803 Gdansk, Poland, phone: +48 58 764 04 90, e-mail: ireneusz_haponiuk@poczta.onet.pl Received: 2.05.2015, accepted: 28.06.2015. Staged interventional and surgical treatment of tetralogy of Fallot with critical stenosis of(More)