Liliana Lykowska-Szuber

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INTRODUCTION There are data suggesting that the diagnostic usefulness of faecal calprotectin (FC) may vary depending on the Crohn's disease (CD) location. The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic usefulness of FC in CD patients with different disease locations. MATERIAL AND METHODS We prospectively enrolled 120 CD patients in the study. Disease(More)
INTRODUCTION Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is believed to be a reliable diagnostic method in assessing the activity of small-bowel Crohn's disease (CD). However, there are no scales for quantifying MRE scores that could be used in everyday clinical practice. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to construct a simple scale for assessing the activity(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The aim of this study was to assess the influence of anti-TNF agents on the expression of apoptosis-related proteins in Crohn's disease (CD) patients. METHODS The clinical, biochemical and endoscopic activity of CD was assessed with the use of tissue sampling before the initiation of therapy and after induction doses of infliximab and(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the role of magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) in predicting one-year efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor antibodies--infliximab (IFX), adalimumab (ADA) in Crohn's disease (CD) patients primarily responding to therapy. We performed retrospective analysis among 61 CD patients who had undergone a successful IFX/ADA(More)
It is not known if anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents provoke only apoptosis of lamina propria mononuclear cells (LPMC) engaged in inflammatory processes or whether it's a general phenomenon concerning all LPMC. In this study we carried out an immunohistochemical analysis of the expression of several apoptosis-related proteins (active caspase-3,(More)
AIM To evaluate whether repeated serum measurements of trefoil factor-3 (TFF-3) can reliably reflect mucosal healing (MH) in Crohn's disease (CD) patients treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α) antibodies. METHODS Serum TFF-3 was measured before and after anti-TNF-α induction therapy in 30 CD patients. The results were related to clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis and monitoring of Crohn's disease (CD) is difficult and time-consuming. In recent years, diagnostic usefulness of fecal calprotectin has been proven. However, data on the utility of other fecal markers are scarce. AIMS To evaluate the usefulness of fecal lactoferrin (FL) in the assessment of CD activity. METHODS The group consisted(More)
Down-regulation of immune-mediated angiogenesis seems to be an important mechanism in anti-tumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNFα) therapy for Crohn's disease (CD). However, it remains to be established whether the baseline pro-angiogenic activity as reflected by the level of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) could be of predictive value for successful(More)