Malgorzata Szolkowska

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It is not clear why some individuals with unknown predisposition develop tuberculosis, while others remain healthy in spite of heavy exposure. Interferon gamma (IFNgamma) is considered to be the key cytokine responsible for resistance to M. tuberculosis infection, as confirmed by increased susceptibility to mycobacterial infections in rare inherited defects(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the fast and accurate flow cytometric (FCM) protocol using blood-standardized antibodies for alveolar lymphocyte subtyping with respect to standard immunocytochemistry (IC). STUDY DESIGN FCM and IC were applied to immunophenotype T cell subsets in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids from patients with interstitial lung diseases.(More)
The correlation between the worse outcome of thymomas and expression of podoplanin (D2-40 antibody) in neoplastic cells has been proved in recent studies. We investigated the expression of podoplanin in thymic epithelial tumors of different histologic types and stages resected in our institution. The presence and type of reaction (membranous or cytoplasmic)(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital abnormality of lung tissue. Only few series of adult cases are reported. The aim was to describe clinical characteristics in adult cases of PS and to compare outcomes in different clinical situations. METHODS Using MSD engine we searched for cases of PS that have been diagnosed between Jan 1st,(More)
The article presents the case of a 73-year-old female injured in a bicycle accident, who was diagnosed with a left hemothorax. Initially, a chest drain was inserted and the pleural hematoma was evacuated. Then a thoracotomy was performed. A hematoma debridement and decortication with a subsequent tissue biopsy was carried out and a final diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The mediastinum is a relatively uncommon site of distant metastases, which typically appear as peripheral lung nodules. We chose to assess the utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for the diagnosis of distant metastases to the mediastinum. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over the period(More)
We present a case of a 52-year-old man with myasthenia gravis and a mediastinal tumor who was admitted to our hospital for surgical treatment. The pathologic examination of the resected tumor revealed a very rare case of a collision tumor: a B1B2 thymoma and a small lymphocytic lymphoma. Flow cytometry of the peripheral blood revealed the presence of a(More)
OBJECTIVE Mediastinoscopy as diagnostic procedure for evaluation of mediastinum in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer has long been considered the reference standard. However, less invasive method has occurred. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration came into widespread use and has resulted in controversy as to whether it is(More)
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