Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek

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OBJECTIVE Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a phosphaturic agent involved in calcium-phosphate homeostasis. Recent findings show that iron deficiency and inflammation regulate FGF23 release and/or biodegradation. Iron deficiency is frequently observed in the elderly, therefore the aim of this study was to find out if iron deficiency is independent from(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS An analytical equivalence between intact fibroblasts growth factor(iFGF23) and C-terminal(cFGF23) assays is logically expected, however, numerous studies demonstrate lack of a strong association between them. Previously, we have demonstrated the increase in cFGF23 slightly precedes the increase of iFGF23 with the impairment of kidney(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze potential interactions of visfatin and retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels with body mass, metabolic, and hormonal status in normal weight and obese women with PCOS. STUDY DESIGN Body composition was determined by bioimpedance in 83 women (44 obese) diagnosed with PCOS and in 67 women (36 obese) without PCOS. In addition, serum(More)
BACKGROUND Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a hormone involved in calcium-phosphate homoeostasis. The data of recently published studies suggest that FGF-23 may also play a role in some metabolic processes beyond mineral metabolism, such as insulin resistance or energy homoeostasis. The aim of the study was to attempt the relationships between plasma(More)
Visfatin/nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), is a 52 kDa adipokine with proinflammatory properties produced mostly by macrophages and adipocytes from visceral adipose tissue. It seems that visfatin/NAMPT plays a role in the pathogenesis of arterial hypertension. As this condition is frequently present in the elderly, the aim of the study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating visfatin/nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (visfatin/NAMPT) levels according to some studies are related to nutritional status and insulin resistance. These associations have not been studied in large elderly populations. Therefore, the aim of our study was to assess the relationships between circulating visfatin/NAMPT levels,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to analyze the effectiveness of lipid-lowering therapy and therapeutic decisions made by physicians for patients not achieving LDL targets. METHODS 11,768 patients undergoing therapy with statins for secondary prevention of atherosclerosis participated in a two-visit survey. In subjects not achieving the LDL-target (<(More)
INTRODUCTION Visceral adipose tissue is the main source of circulating proinflammatory adipokine, visfatin/nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (visfatin/NAMPT), whose role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome (MS) components such as hypertension and carbohydrate and lipid disturbances is still uncertain, due to commonly used low specific C-terminal(More)
Increased plasma retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), a novel adipokine, has been associated in previous studies with obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension (HT), atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between HT occurrence and its treatment, and plasma RBP4 concentrations in the older polish(More)
BACKGROUND Better biomarkers of CKD reflecting responses to decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are needed. We determined the value of estimated GFR (eGFR) as a threshold for the increase of plasma cFGF23 (C-terminal) and intact fibroblast growth factor-23 (iFGF23) (intact) concentrations in the course of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and compared(More)