Maksymilian Bielecki

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Copeptin (COP) was reported to have prognostic value in various cardiovascular diseases. We hypothesized that COP levels reflect the severity of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and may be useful in prognostic assessment. Plasma COP concentrations were measured on the Kryptor Compact Plus platform (BRAHMS, Hennigsdorf, Germany). The study included 107(More)
OBJECTIVES Autoimmune thyroid diseases (ATDs) frequently accompany myasthenia gravis (MG) and may influence its course. We aimed to determine the association and impact of ATD with early- (<50 years), late-onset MG, or thymoma-MG. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prevalence of ATD was measured in a cross-sectional study of 343 consecutive patients with MG (236 F,(More)
Although the commercial availability and implementation of virtual reality interfaces has seen rapid growth in recent years, little research has been conducted on the potential for virtual reality to affect consumer behavior. One unaddressed issue is how our real world attitudes are affected when we have a virtual experience with the target of those(More)
In spite of the prevalence of frustration in everyday life, very few neuroimaging studies were focused on this emotional state. In the current study we aimed to examine effects of frustration on brain activity while performing a well-learned task in participants with low and high tolerance for arousal. Prior to the functional magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Numerous studies indicate that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is related to some developmental trends, as its symptoms change widely over time. Nevertheless, the etiology of this phenomenon remains ambiguous. There is a disagreement whether ADHD is related to deviations in brain development or to a delay in brain maturation. The model of(More)
An elevation in plasma cardiac troponins is an indicator of increased perioperative risk in orthopaedic and vascular surgery, however, data on liver transplantation (LTx) are scarce. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) elevation in the perioperative period of LTx, and its potential relationship with 1-year(More)
Experience-induced plastic changes in the cerebral cortex are accompanied by alterations in excitatory and inhibitory transmission. Increased excitatory drive, necessary for plasticity, precedes the occurrence of plastic change, while decreased inhibitory signaling often facilitates plasticity. However, an increase of inhibitory interactions was noted in(More)
Emotional Stroop task (EST) has been extensively used to investigate attentional processes in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even though aging significantly changes the dynamics of emotion-cognition interactions, very little is known about its role in shaping EST performance in PTSD patients. In the present study we tested a uniquely large sample of(More)
The authors describe a suggested scale for quantitative evaluation of the clinical condition of patients with acute ischaemic-hypoxaemic hemispheric syndrome supporting the objective value of the scale with the results of arteriographic investigations done in 340 patients. An advantage of the proposed scale is seen by the authors in its simplicity which(More)
Introduction: A growing body of research findings has implicated aberrant white matter connectivity in the neuropathophysiology of bipolar disorder (BD). While the extent to which such abnormalities are related to disease onset and course is yet uncertain, recent findings support the validity of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) as a means of exploring the(More)