Lech Krawczyk

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In a randomized, evaluator-blind, multicenter trial, we compared cefepime (2 g three times a day) with imipenem-cilastatin (500 mg four times a day) for the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia in 281 intensive care unit patients from 13 centers in six European countries. Of 209 patients eligible for per-protocol analysis of efficacy, favorable clinical(More)
To report a case of acute intracranial subdural hematoma, pneumocephalus, and pneumorachis, which occurred because of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak caused by a malpositioned transpedicular screw during spinal surgery for severe myelodysplastic scoliosis accompanied with hydrocephalus. Intracranial hemorrhage may occur as a consequence of dural sac(More)
Rationale:IL-10, the main anti-inflammatory cytokine, may play a pivotal role in cerebral inflammation implicated in the development of brain edema and secondary brain damage after injury. Aim of the study:1) Determining absolute IL-10 serum level and its pattern in critically ill patients with traumatic and non-traumatic acute brain injury. 2) Assessment(More)
The authors present the results of spinal cord function evaluation in organ donors by examination of reflexes. The knee reflex and ankle jerk, as well as abdominal reflex and foot withdrawal reaction were tested in 31 donors. At least one of the above was seen in 25 individuals. It is suggested on the basis of data obtained not to hamper the transplant(More)
Bacteriological investigations were carried on 264 patients treated in 1988-1990. 1736 samples of biological materials were taken and it amounts to 6-7 samples from each patient. Most frequently isolated microorganisms were: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (15%), Proteus mirabilis (13%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (10%) and Staphylococcus aureus (10%). Serological typing(More)
A 27-year-old woman sustained a blunt chest trauma after a car accident. Computed tomography revealed tension pneumopericardium, bilateral pneumothorax, and a suspected rupture of the left main bronchus. Emergent pericardial needle aspiration was successfully performed. Bronchial amputation was confirmed by bronchofiberoscopy. Despite total detachment of(More)
OBJECTIVES Staphylococcus aureus remains the most important cause of infections in hospitals and long-term care facilities.The aim of this study was to analyse the resistance, virulence and the epidemiological and genetic relationship of SA from bloodstream infections and pneumonia from patients in Southern Poland. METHODS All strains were tested using(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that red blood cell transfusions may affect the outcome and frequency of infection in patients treated in ITU settings. We have therefore retrospectively analysed the records of one hundred and sixty-three patients treated in a large tertiary intensive care unit, in order to find any relationship between red blod cell(More)
1736 of biological materials, being taken from 264 patients, were investigated since 1988 to 1990. 1410 kinds of microorganisms were cultured from 999 biological materials, in which the growth of bacterial flora was noticed. Following species were isolated most frequently: Pseudomonas aeruginosa 15.39%, Proteus mirabilis 12.91%, Klebsiella pneumoniae 10.43%(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE After the introduction of MR imaging to the diagnostics of brainstem tumors and after the introduction of microsurgical procedures to their treatment, the successful treatment, particularly of focal and exophytic forms of these tumors has begun all over the world. The objective of this paper is to establish indications for surgical(More)