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BACKGROUND Pancreaticopleural fistula (PPF), a form of internal pancreatic fistula, is a rare complication of acute or chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic trauma. CASE REPORT We report two cases of PPF resulting in formation of pleural pancreatic pseudocysts. A 35-year-old male alcoholic patient with a history of recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis(More)
OBJECTIVES A widespread use of mobile phones evokes a growing concern for their possible adverse effects on the human central nervous system. This study was aimed at evaluating the effects of EMF generated by mobile phones, at all standard wavelengths: 450, 935 and 1800 MHz used in Poland, on the auditory brainstem-evoked responses (ABR) during and after(More)
Questionnaire and audiometric data of 701 dockyard workers (517 noise and organic solvent mixture-exposed and 184 noise-only-exposed) were referred to 205 control subjects not exposed to either noise or solvents. The odds ratio (OR) of hearing loss was significantly increased by approximately 3 times in the noise-only group and by almost 5 times in the(More)
OBJECTIVES Firearm is a common source of impulse noise that may potentially damage hearing organ. It has been suggested that otoacoustic emissions, particularly transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE), might be more sensitive than pure-tone audiometry (PTA) in the assessment of changes to cochlea caused by noise. The aim of this study was to: (i)(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary aim of this work was to assess the effect of electromagnetic field (EMF) from the GSM mobile phone system on human brain function. The assessment was based on the assay of event related potentials (ERPs). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study group consisted of 15 volunteers, including 7 men and 8 women. The test protocol comprised(More)
Liver plays an important role in biological detoxication of xenobiotics. During this process, one can observe the inactivation and successful elimination of metabolites and toxic substances. The metabolic reactions responsible for detoxications include phases I and II. The phase I reactions increase polarity of xenobiotics through inserting new functional(More)
Toxic liver injury poses an important heath problem in occupational medicine. Toxic response of this organ may arise from acute or chronic exposure to different substances. The final toxicological response to different toxicants may be defined as the regeneration of cells, loss of their function or necrosis. The morphology of toxic drug- or chemical-induced(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the white blood cell (WBC) percentage pattern of patients with myeloperoxidase disorder. During the 18 months of routine work, 36 blood samples were found with disorders of myeloperoxidase activity: 12 cases of total myeloperoxidase (MPOt) deficiency and 24 cases of partial myeloperoxidase (MPOp) deficiency. In the(More)
BACKGROUND The standpoint published by the National Consultant in the Field of Occupational Medicine obliges physicians to send, to institutions responsible for traffic safety, the information on individuals who, for medical reasons, should not be permitted to drive motor vehicles. This situation is a source of a conflict: on the one hand the medical(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational hearing loss and its diagnostic methods are one of the subjects of great interest in the field of occupational medicine and hygiene. The primary aim of the work was to determine the characteristics of ready-made filters used to process the brainstem auditory evoked potentials. No data on the properties of these filters have prompted(More)