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INTRODUCTION According to Polish brain death (BD) criteria, instrumental confirmatory tests should be used in certain clinical situations, particularly any case for which clinical examinations seem inadequate. Electrophysiological tests are often unavailable. Therefore, cerebral perfusion testing is the method of choice with four-vessel digital subtraction(More)
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is frequently a challenging task, while immediate risk stratification remains crucial for the prompt implementation of appropriate therapy in this setting. Employing markers that increase rapidly after the symptom onset may enhance triage and therapeutic decision-making in patients suspected for(More)
INTRODUCTION Stasis filling, defined as delayed, weak, and persistent opacification of proximal segments of the cerebral arteries, is frequently found in brain dead patients. This phenomenon causes a major problem in the development of reliable computed tomographic angiography (CTA) protocol in the diagnosis of brain death (BD). The aim of our study was to(More)
BACKGROUND The application of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) for the diagnosis of brain death (BD) is limited because of the low sensitivity of the commonly used two-phase method consisting of assessing arterial and venous opacification at the 60th second after contrast injection. The hypothesis was that a reduction in the scanning delay might(More)
The objective of our study was: (1) to compare the influence of moderate exercise on circulatory after-response in mildly hypertensive (n = 8) and normotensive male subjects (n = 9); (2) to examine the circulatory response to 3-min hyperoxic inactivation of arterial chemoreceptors at rest and during postexercise period in both groups. Hypertensive men (HTS)(More)
Summary Brain death is defined as the irreversible cessation of functioning of the entire brain, including the brainstem. Brain death is principally established using clinical criteria including coma, absence of brainstem reflexes and loss of central drive to breathe assessed with apnea test. In situations in which clinical testing cannot be performed or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether assessment of C-reactive protein (CRP) and apolipoproteins, besides the traditional lipid profile, enhances the assessment process for the risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS The study group consisted of 220 consecutive patients admitted to hospital within the first 6 hours from the onset of chest pain. Patients(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of combined treatment with hepatic interstitial brachytherapy (HIB) and hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) of chemotherapy after interventional implantation of port catheter systems. Thirty-three patients with unresectable "liver-only" metastases of colorectal cancer were treated with(More)
The aim of this paper is to discuss brachytherapy treatment and individual applicators suitable for unfavorably localized superficial malignant lesions. Techniques for manufacturing an individual applicator and clinical examples of its use for various locations of cancer are presented. This techniques are based on individual size and shape of the tumour.(More)
INTRODUCTION The standardized diagnostic criteria for computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in diagnosis of brain death (BD) are not yet established. The aim of the study was to compare the sensitivity and interobserver agreement of the three previously used scales of CTA for the diagnosis of BD. METHODS Eighty-two clinically brain-dead patients(More)