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Very little is known about the role of adipokines in atopic dermatitis (AD) in children. This study aimed at analyzing the serum levels of resistin, apelin, and visfatin in children with AD in relation to body weight, AD severity, and gender. Serum concentration of adipokines was measured in 27 children with AD and in 46 healthy subjects. Selected(More)
OBJECTIVE 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(More)
BACKGROUND We examined skin autofluorescence (sAF) in chronic kidney disease children (CKD) in relation to renal function and dialysis modality. METHODS Twenty children on hemodialysis (HD), 20 on peritoneal dialysis (PD), 36 treated conservatively, and 26 healthy subjects were enrolled into the study. In all children sAF, pulse-wave velocity indexed to(More)
In dialyzed patients, preservation of residual renal function is associated with better survival, lower morbidity, and greater quality of life. To analyze the evolution of residual diuresis over time, we prospectively monitored urine output in 401 pediatric patients in the global IPPN registry who commenced peritoneal dialysis (PD) with significant residual(More)
UNLABELLED Chronic renal failure (CRF) causes a lot of systemic side-effects, among them: neurological and otological complications. In present study hearing evaluation was made in young patients, using distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) and auditory brainstem responses (ABR). THE AIM OF STUDY (1) objective assessment of hearing organ(More)
BACKGROUND Skin autofluorescence (sAF) was examined as a marker of the accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in tissues of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in relation to renal function, dialysis modality and markers of endothelial inflammation and dysfunction. METHODS A total of 76 children with CKD were enrolled in the study,(More)
OBJECTIVES Thyroid, adrenal glands and gonadal hormones play a role in maintaining metabolic homeostasis of the body via the receptors located in the adipose tissue. The correlations between serum resistin (RES) and function of other hormonal axes in patients with AN have not been established, yet. Therefore, the aim of this study is: 1) assessment of(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data on skin lesions in children with end-stage renal failure. The aim of the study was an evaluation of the skin barrier in children with different stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The prevalence of xerosis, its severity, as well as its link selected demographic factors, were examined. METHODS The study included 103(More)
UNLABELLED Very little is known about the role of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and interleukin-18 (IL-18) in urticaria. MATERIAL AND METHODS Serum levels of IL-1β, IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA), and IL-18 were measured in 56 children with urticaria and in 41 healthy subjects. RESULTS Serum IL-1β did not differ between children with acute urticaria and(More)
OBJECTIVES There are only few studies available on blood resistin (RES) levels in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN), which revealed scarce results, however it has been demonstrated that RES mRNA expression in adipose tissue of these patients is increased. The aim of this study is: 1) the evaluation of serum resistin levels in girls with AN and(More)