Małgorzata Stachowicz

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BACKGROUND Light therapy refers to two different categories of treatment. One of them is used in common medical practice and the other in complementary medicine. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of short time (6 weeks) bright light treatment (BLT) on depressive symptoms in female patients with the restrictive type of anorexia nervosa (AN-R). (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyze the pattern of leptin and orexin A plasma levels in patients with the restrictive type of anorexia nervosa (AN-R), during the course of treatment. Thirty females with AN-R, aged 18.0 ± 1.6 years (mean ± SD), range of 15.5-21.0 years, were investigated before and after 2, 3, and 6 months of treatment, which(More)
Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder with the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. The DSM-IV classification differentiates two AN types: the restricting type (AN-R) and the binge-eating/purging type (AN-BP). Leptin (LEP) levels can be thought of as a signal to the body of its energy reserves. The leptin receptor (including all its(More)
The idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) comprises a heterogenous group of disorders characterized by marked blood eosinophilia with eosinophilia-associated organ damage. Eight patients with a median age at diagnosis of 42 years (range 19-67) received imatinib mesylate (IM) for FIP1L1-PDGFRα-negative HES resistant to previous conventional treatment.(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to discover the transcript expression profile of selected genes coding receptors of leptin and orexin A and B by using the oligonucleotide microarray technique (Affymetrix, HG-U133A) in patients who suffered from anorexia nervosa (AN). METHOD The peripheral blood of mononuclear cells (PBMC) of four AN patients complying with(More)
Eating disorders constitute a dynamically developing group of diseases, in which only some have well-established diagnostic criteria, e.g. anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Many symptoms of eating disorders are hard to be qualified to any known disorder from that group, and quantity and diversity of symptoms connected to eating grow systematically. It(More)
BACKGROUND A substantial proportion of patients with schizophrenia have co-morbid psychoactive substance use, which can influence their cognitive functions. The aim of this study was to assess cognitive functioning in abstinent schizophrenia patients with various previous patterns of psychoactive substance use. MATERIAL/METHODS The study was performed on(More)
Eating disorders constitute a dynamically developing group of diseases, in which only some have well-established diagnostic criteria, e.g. anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Many symptoms of eating disorders are hard to be qualified to any known disorder from that group, and quantity and diversity of symptoms connected to eating grow systematically. It(More)
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