Krzysztof Lewandowski

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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a clustering of cardiovascular risk factors, such as obesity, lipid abnormalities, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, and hypertension. Exercise is reported to lower the incidence of cardiac events. The effect of exercise on plasma homocysteine concentrations, an independent cardiovascular risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess chemerin levels and regulation in sera and adipose tissue from women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and matched control subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Real-time RT-PCR and Western blotting were used to assess mRNA and protein expression of chemerin. Serum chemerin was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with an increased incidence of insulin resistance (IR), obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Resistin, an adipocytokine, may represent a link between obesity, and these metabolic disorders. There is also evidence that inflammation is a hyperresistinemic state in humans, and cytokine induction of resistin may(More)
Between January 1992 and January 1999, we treated 378 B-chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients with cladribine (2-CdA), and 255 of the patients were also treated with prednisone. A total of 194 patients were previously untreated, and 184 had relapsed or refractory disease after previous other therapy. Complete response (CR) was obtained in 111 (29.4%)(More)
PURPOSE Little is known about comparison of the activity of different purine nucleoside analogs in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). We conducted a randomized phase III trial to compare efficacy and safety of cladribine and fludarabine, each combined with cyclophosphamide, in previously untreated progressive CLL. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients received(More)
In humans, circulating leptin correlates with body weight and fat mass. The main source of leptin is adipose tissue although placenta has been shown to produce leptin. More recently leptin and its receptor have been found in gastric mucosa and salivary gland. In the present study, we set to confirm the presence of leptin in human saliva and salivary gland,(More)
We measured serum levels of free leptin, bound leptin, and soluble leptin receptor by specific RIA methods in 20 normal and 19 insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus subjects at 20 and 30 weeks gestation and postpartum, and analyzed the data using hierarchical statistical models. Total leptin levels rise from 20-30 weeks gestation (688 +/- 58 to 785 +/- 62(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a severe, rapidly progressing disease triggered by blocking granulocyte or monocyte differentiation and maturation. Because of its heterogeneity, AML is divided into a number of subtypes. Unfortunately, so far very few correlations have been found between AML classification and its clinical course or patient response to(More)
2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine (2-CdA) is a new purine analogue active in indolent lymphoid malignancies. In this retrospective study 22 patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (MW) were treated with 2-CdA given in 2-h intravenous infusions. Nine of them were untreated and 13 relapsed or were refractory to previous therapeutic modalities with(More)