Maria Szczepánska

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Bone status was assessed in 15 children and adolescents with predialysis chronic renal failure (CRF) and in 25 subjects with end-stage renal failure (ESRF). The mean age in the whole group was 14.6±3.2 years and CRF had been recognized 5.8±4.0 years earlier. The mean age, body size, duration of the disease and Tanner stages did not differ significantly(More)
The skeletal status in 30 children, adolescents and young adults (18 females, 12 males) with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) aged 9-23 years (mean 15.8 ± 3.6 years) was evaluated using measurements of bone mineral density (BMD, g/cm2) at the spine and total body (TB) (Lunar DPX-L, USA), quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of the hand phalanges (DBM Sonic 1200,(More)
Genetic screening paradigms for congenital and infantile nephrotic syndrome are well established; however, screening in adolescents has received only minor attention. To help rectify this, we analyzed an unselected adolescent cohort of the international PodoNet registry to develop a rational screening approach based on 227 patients with nonsyndromic(More)
Increased lipid peroxidation (LP) has been observed in dialysis patients and in predialysis adults with advanced chronic renal failure (CRF). The aim of this study was to investigate whether predialysis CRF children have increased LP in plasma and red blood cells (RBC) and to evaluate the activity of the antioxidant enzymes [superoxide dismutase (SOD),(More)
BACKGROUND Increased lipid peroxidation (LP) and reduced enzymatic antioxidant defense have been observed in predialysis patients with advanced chronic renal failure (CRF) and in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD). To extend these observations, we evaluated the plasma, erythrocyte and dialysate levels of vitamins A and E and the plasma and dialysate(More)
The aim of the study was to analyse the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Polish children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) dependant on the CKD stage, treatment modality and selected social life elements in families of the patients. Furthermore, potential differences between self-report and parent/proxy reports and the factors influencing them were(More)
OBJECTIVES Malnutrition and loss of appetite represent a serious problem in children with chronic renal failure. Ghrelin is a newly described hormone involved in control of growth hormone secretion, stimulation of food intake, and regulation of energy balance. METHODS Plasma ghrelin levels were compared between 12 children on automated peritoneal dialysis(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Chronic medical illness is a significant risk factor for the development of psychiatric disorders. The aims of the study were: to investigate the level of anxiety in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to identify factors associated with the presence of that emotional problem. METHODS CKD children on hemodialysis (HD, n=22),(More)
WT1 mutations cause a wide spectrum of renal and extrarenal manifestations. Here we evaluated disease prevalence, phenotype spectrum, and genotype-phenotype correlations of 61 patients with WT1-related steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome relative to 700 WT1-negative patients, all with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. WT1 patients more frequently(More)
It is believed that omentin is secreted by stromal cells of adipose tissue and modulates insulin sensitivity. Data from a few studies have shown lower serum omentin in obese children and higher in anorexia nervosa. However, to date, there is lack of research on serum omentin concentrations in adolescent patients in a wide range of body mass index (BMI) and(More)