Marcin Rutkowski

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OBJECTIVES To examine how much of the observed rapid decrease in mortality from coronary heart disease in Poland after the political, social, and economic transformation in the early 1990s could be explained by the use of medical and surgical treatments and how much by changes in cardiovascular risk factors. DESIGN A modelling study. SETTING Sources of(More)
Summary form only given. Distributed Source Coding (DSC) is rapidly gaining popularity, and has many good applications. However, some important correlations are sometimes omitted, such as temporal correlation. In this paper, we consider the correlations of the source data both in spatial and temporal domains for DSC decoding. And this is equally to(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have been the main cause of death in Poland for the last five decades. In 2010, CVD caused 46.0% of all deaths in Poland. An analysis performed using the IMPACT model, have shown that the reduction in mortality due to ischaemic heart disease, which took place in Poland, was primarily a result of lifestyle changes and(More)
One of the hypotheses concerning the pathogenic properties of the prion protein considers its influence on cellular ion homeostasis. Using the lipid bilayer technique, the influence of prion-derived peptides on the lipid bilayer conductance was characterized. To evaluate the physiological significance and possible pathological functions of the peptides,(More)
High level of heterogeneity seems to be a ubiquitous feature of mammalian PrPs (prion proteins) and may be relevant to the pathogenesis of prion diseases. In the present study, we describe the heterogeneity of PrP(C) (cellular form of PrP) from porcine brain. It was disclosed and characterized by a combination of one-dimensional PAGE and two-dimensional(More)
INTRODUCTION Comparing results of representative surveys conducted in different East-European countries could contribute to a better understanding and management of cardiovascular risk factors, offering grounds for the development of health policies addressing the special needs of this high cardiovascular risk region of Europe. The aim of this paper was to(More)
AIM The present study is aimed to examine whether recent changes in population total cholesterol (TC) levels in Poland might be attributed to increased use statins. METHODS Two independent, nationally representative cross-sectional studies were conducted in adults aged 18-79 years in 2002 (n=2993, mean age 46.2 years) and 2011 (n=2413, mean age 45.8(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main health problem in Poland. We decided to use modern social marketing methods to present the current epidemiological situation to political and key opinion leaders in Poland. MATERIALS AND METHODS The surveys were carried out in the following groups: members of the Polish parliament, members of the(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been proven to be a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Until now, data on the prevalence of CKD among adults in Poland were limited. The NATPOL 2011 survey is a cross-sectional observational study designed to assess the prevalence and control of CVD risk factors in Poland, and the first study(More)
Constant worsening of epidemiological situation in cardiovascular diseases in Poland in the 70's and 80's called for intensive measures in the field of preventive cardiology. Thus in 90's, in order to change this situation, among others, team from Department of Hypertension and Diabetology from Medical University of Gdańsk started, in cooperation with other(More)