Maria Olszewska

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The role of trace elements in lithogenesis is still unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of elements in urinary stones and in the urine and hair of stone formers to identify these elements that have synergic correlations in studied materials and may contribute to lithogenesis. A total of 219 consecutive patients with idiopathic upper(More)
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) is implicated in post-ischemic myocardial dysfunction. Two distinct TNF-alpha receptors are shed from cell membranes and circulate in plasma as soluble sTNFR1 and sTNFR2 proteins. The aim of the study was to establish factors associated with plasma concentrations of TNF-alpha and its receptors in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE The common C34T polymorphism in the AMP deaminase-1 (AMPD1) gene results in an inactive enzyme in homozygotes for the mutated T allele. Some studies have shown an association of T allele with longer survival in heart failure (HF) and/or coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to assess genotype-phenotype correlations in such(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to show the influence of glucose in the dialysate on the intensity of oxidative stress, activity of glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx) and concentration of selenium in patients undergoing regular hemodialysis. METHODS The study was comprised of 85 patients hemodialyzed with dialysate containing glucose [HD-g(+)] or not(More)
UNLABELLED Direct contact of the blood with the dialysis membrane during hemodialysis elicits a series of changes in blood cells. White blood cell count and total lymphocyte number are reduced, neutrocytes are stimulated and degranulate, platelet adhesiveness is enhanced. Interactions of granulocytes with the dialysis membrane stimulate the production of(More)
Previous studies showed an association of the common functional polymorphism (C34T, Gln12Stop) in the adenosine monophosphate deaminase-1 (AMPD1) gene with survival in heart failure (HF) and/or coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of the study was to search for other mutations in selected regions of the AMPD1 gene in Polish CAD and HF patients, and to(More)
Patients were fully informed as to the study objectives and benefits, and provided written consent prior to enrolment. The study protocol was approved by the Committee on Human Research at the Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland. An intensification of free-radical reactions may contribute to accelerated atherosclerosis in kidney graft(More)
Peptidyl-prolyl isomerase, NIMA-interacting 1 (PIN1) plays a significant role in the brain and is implicated in numerous cellular processes related to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative conditions. There are confounding results concerning PIN1 activity in AD brains. Also PIN1 genetic variation was inconsistently associated with AD risk. We(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the effect of diet supplementation with L-ascorbic acid (500 mg/L), tocopherol (3 mg/kg b.w.), and/or a water soluble analog of tocopherol (Trolox) (48 mg/L) on ion transport in the colon of rats subjected to a chronic exposure (9 months) to 0.1% lead acetate in drinking water. MATERIAL/METHODS The(More)
INTRODUCTION CD36 plays an important role in long-chain fatty acid homeostasis in skeletal muscle and the myocardium. CD36 deficiency may lead to reduced myocardial uptake of long-chain fatty acid. Therefore, different mutations of the CD36 gene may contribute to the clinical heterogeneity of cardiac hypertrophy. MATERIAL AND METHODS The objective of the(More)