Marcin Adamczak

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AIMS Patients with renal failure develop cardiovascular alterations which contribute to the higher rate of cardiac death. Blockade of the renin angiotensin system ameliorates the development of such changes. It is unclear, however, to what extent ACE-inhibitors can also reverse existing cardiovascular alterations. Therefore, we investigated the effect of(More)
Angiotensin II accelerates and renin-angiotensin system blockade halts progression; blockade with high doses even reverses established glomerulosclerosis. Aldosterone also accelerates progression of glomerulosclerosis, partially independently of angiotensin II. The purpose of this study was to assess the relative ability of an angiotensin receptor type 1(More)
TNF-α is one of the key proinflammatory cytokines in pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). TNF-α was also found to enhance synthesis of leptin. Leptin is mainly adipocyte-derived hormone controlling appetite and energy expenditure. It acts through inhibition of neuropeptide Y secretion. It is possible that TNF-α-induced leptin secretion contributes to(More)
PURPOSE Prevalence of depression is high in patients with chronic kidney disease. Depression is associated with increased mortality and the higher rate of suicides in these patients. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of depressive symptoms in haemodialyzed patients in Upper Silesia region of Poland and the possible role of inflammation in(More)
BACKGROUND Sclerostin is a paracrine acting factor, which is expressed in the osteocytes and articular chondrocytes. Sclerostin decreases the osteoblast-related bone formation through the inhibition of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. Osteocytes also express the Calcium sensing receptor which is a target for cinacalcet. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (LP299v) has been used in order to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms during antibiotic exposure. However, it remains controversial whether or not probiotics are effective in the prevention of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) among patients receiving antibiotics. The aim of this study was to analyze the CDI among(More)
This review summarizes the available evidence concerning the relationship between renal dysfunction and cardiovascular risk in non-diabetic patients. Based on numerous studies, there remains no more doubt today, that even minor renal dysfunction, as reflected by microalbuminuria and/or decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate, causes a dramatic(More)
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