Maciej Drożdż

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BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis and vascular calcifications are common causes of morbidity and mortality in maintenance haemodialysis patients. In addition to the well-known traditional risk factors, uraemia-specific factors appear to enhance dramatically the progression of the pathological processes involved. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the(More)
The RNA editing that produces most functional mRNAs in trypanosomes is catalysed by a multiprotein complex. This complex catalyses the endoribonucleolytic cleavage, uridylate addition and removal, and RNA ligation steps of the editing process. Enzymatic and in vitro editing analyses reveal that each catalytic step contributes to the specificity of the(More)
Most mitochondrial mRNAs are edited in Trypano soma brucei by a series of steps that are catalyzed by a multienzyme complex that is in its initial stages of characterization. RNA interference (RNAi)-mediated repression of the expression of TbMP81, a zinc finger protein component of the complex, inhibited growth of bloodstream and insect forms, and blocked(More)
The salivarian trypanosome Trypanosoma brucei infects mammals and is transmitted by tsetse flies. The mammalian 'bloodstream form' trypanosome has a variant surface glycoprotein coat and relies on glycolysis while the procyclic form from tsetse flies has EP protein on the surface and has a more developed mitochondrion. We show here that the mRNA for the(More)
BACKGROUND Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common complication of dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) developing in patients on long-term dialysis therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of CTS and identify factors influencing the development of CTS in patients on maintenance hemodialysis, as well as results of its surgical(More)
The African trypanosome Trypanosoma brucei multiplies in mammalian extracellular fluids (bloodstream forms) and in the midgut of Tsetse flies (procyclic forms). The control of gene expression that is necessary to survive in these two environments operates almost exclusively at the posttranscriptional level, and the sequences responsible are located in the(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to assess severity of injury of the peripheral nervous system of chronic renal failure patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) or on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) diagnosed based on the electrophysiological testing as well as to establish the effect of adequate dialysis dose on peripheral nerve(More)
An accurate evaluation of water content in the body of hemodialyzed patients seems to be an important problem in chronic dialysotherapy. Acute intradialytic hypotension observed in 20-33% of hemodialysis patients is a very common complication of this kind of renal replacement therapy. The study was performed in 40 uremic patients, treated with hemodialysis(More)
A comparison of accuracy between electrical bioimpedance analysis (BIA) and body mass index (BMI) for fat mass evaluation in children was the aim of the study. One-hundred and ninety three healthy children (90 females, 103 males) were enrolled. The mean age of the studied population was 11.8 years (+/- 2.2), mean weight equalled to 42.6 (+/- 12.8) kg and(More)
We investigated the relations between selenium status (SeS) parameters, indexes of nutrition, erythropoiesis, and uremic toxemia, serum electrolytes, and other biochemical markers in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, as no multivariate statistical analysis concerning all of these parameters was performed so far. SeS was evaluated by plasma Se(More)