Lidia Winnik

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Although it is known that drug addicts are a high-risk group for disruption of many homeostatic processes, little is know about changes in serum trace elements concentrations after taking the psychoactive substances. The aim of the study was to check the influence of the taking homemade heroin on serum level of copper. Blood samples were taken from 30(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of zinc, copper and magnesium in the blood serum of drug addicts in order to ascertain whether drug abuse has an effect on the concentration of these metals. The study was carried out on a group of 33 addicts undergoing treatment at the Department of Clinical Toxicology, Collegium Medicum,(More)
An analysis of patients with mushroom poisoning hospitalized in the Clinic of Toxicology in Cracow revealed that only a small percentage of cases had been caused by the death cap Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ex Fr.) Secr. The most important factors contributing to intoxication are confusion of toxic mushrooms with edible species, and non-specific mushroom(More)
An analysis of ethylene glycol acute intoxication treatment results was performed in a group of 36 patients hospitalized within a five year period. Mean serum and urine glycol concentrations in the analyzed population ranged from 0-851 mg/dl (mean = 130 mg/dl) and from 12.4 to 930.0 mg/dl (mean 333 mg/dl), respectively. At the time of admission to the(More)
The results of myocardial (99mTc-MIBI SPECT) perfusion scintigraphy according to clinical evaluation, ECG, biochemical factors of necrosis and indicators of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning severity are described in the paper. Under examination there were 88 young (mean age 26 +/- 8.5) acutely CO poisoned patients without previous cardiac illness history,(More)
The double tracer (99mTc-MIBI and 99mTc-Amiscan) scintigraphy is an useful technique to imagine cardiac injury due to CO intoxication. Accumulation (retention) of 99mTc-MIBI is dependent on blood flow and cellular and mitochondrial electrical potential of myocytes. The lower tracer accumulation is seen not only in necrotic heart tissue regions, but also in(More)
The presence of volatile compounds, such as acetone, acetaldehyde, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, and n-propanol, in the blood of 169 acutely poisoned alcoholics was determined. The clinical diagnosis of addiction was made on the basis of a patient interview as well as physical, psychological, and psychiatric examination. At the time of the patients'(More)
The drug overdose resulting in acute intoxication diagnosed in the 106 drug abusers in period form June to December 1994. The screening drugs identification was performed using immunoassays Triage and Vitalab Eclair manufactured by MERCK. Benzodiazepines followed by barbiturates and opiods were most often the cause of acute poisonings among the adult Kraków(More)
The aim of this study is the presentation of the case of acute methanol inhalation poisoning and CSN damage connected with this incidence. 23-years old male patient addicted to organic solvents for 5 years was admitted to the Toxicological Unit because of suspicion of organic solvents poisoning. In the case history the patient was exposed to organic(More)
Chloroquine is a derivative of 4-aminoquinoline, which is used in the malaria prophylaxis and treatment and the therapy of some connective tissue diseases. Its narrow therapeutic index causes that the medicine is relatively toxic, especially in the case of an overdose or an acute intoxication. In the recent study two cases of the acute chloroquine(More)