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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
We reviewed the records of 51 patients over 65 years of age admitted for an initial episode of sigmoid volvulus, and adequate information about their subsequent course was obtained in 92 percent. Nonoperative reduction of the initial volvulus was attempted in 43 patients and was successful in 39 (91 percent). Eleven patients required emergency operations,(More)
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)
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)
In the opinion of some experts, a growing emission of man-made electromagnetic fields (EMF), also known as electromagnetic is a source of continuously increasing health hazards to the general population. Due to their large number and very close proximity to the user's head, mobile phones deserve special attention. This work is intended to give a systematic(More)
Metformin has been used for many years as oral anti-hyperglycaemic agent in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus either in Poland or in the world. Metformin is the most commonly prescribed agent, but acute poisonings of this agent are rare. A review of our experience indicates, that poisoning with this agent may lead to life-threatening or fatal(More)