Magdalena Ćwiklińska

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Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), also known as hemophagocytic syndrome (HS), is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory condition caused by uncontrolled proliferation of activated lymphocytes and histiocytes producing excessively proinflammatory cytokines. HLH can occur in all age groups. The most common syndromes are: prolonged fever,(More)
BACKGROUND Adult survivors of childhood malignancy are prone to accelerated atherogenesis and late cardiovascular complications. Plaque formation is initiated by recruitment of monocytes and T-cells into the intima, mediated by adhesion molecules and chemokines expressed by activated endothelial cells. AIM To assess markers of inflammatory activity,(More)
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HS) is a life-threatening condition of hyperinflammation. Main symptoms are: prolonged fever, cytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, hemophagocytosis, hyperferritinemia, hypertriglyceridemia and hypofibrinogenemia. Primary genetic form and secondary HS associated with infections, malignancies or autoimmune disorders can be distinguished.(More)
BACKGROUND Adult survivors of childhood malignancy are predisposed to late cardiovascular (CV) complications. Our aim was to estimate plasma levels of the endogenous nitric oxide formation inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with only chemotherapy. METHODS ADMA and(More)
The objective of the thesis was the evaluation of the clinical tolerance of methotrexate (Mtx), administered in two high doses (2 g/m2 and 3 g/m2) in 218 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 829 chemotherapy cycles. The assessment of the frequency and intensity of the most common adverse early effects of the therapy was keeping with the extended(More)
Since 01.07.1993 to 30.09.2004, 675 children with ALL-SR were diagnosed and treated according to the modified ALL-BFM 90 protocol. Subject to statistical analysis (Kaplan-Meier method) were thus 197 children with ALL-SR treated with HD-MTX in a dose 5.0g/ m2. Among them, 21 patients failed to respond to therapy: 2 (1.0%) early deaths, 2 (1.0%) deaths during(More)
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) influenced the viability of proliferating in vitro peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolated from Crohn's disease patients as well as acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) patients by induction of cell death, but did not cause any vital changes in cells from healthy donors. Experiments with lymphoid U937 and(More)
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) constitutes only 2-3% of all leukemias in pediatric patients. Philapelphia chromosome and BCR-ABL fusion are genetic hallmarks of CML, and their presence is crucial for targeted molecular therapy with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKI), which replaced Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) as a standard first-line(More)
Retrospective analysis of 102 children with CML from 9 paediatric centres in Poland has been performed. A total number of 102 children: 58 boys and 44 girls aged 1-17 years (median 9.4 years old) with CML, treated in the period 1975-1999 were included in the study. Forty eight of 102 (47.1 %) children were treated with cytostatic drugs without IFN alpha:(More)
Since 01.07.1993 to 30.09.2002, 640 children (48.2% girls and 51.8% boys) with ALL-SR were diagnosed and treated according to the modified ALL-BFM 90 protocol. In 29 children the treatment was intensified because of poor corticosteroid response. Subject to statistical analysis (Kaplan-Meier method) were thus 611 children with ALL-SR. Among them, 89 patients(More)