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Heat shock proteins (HSPs) represent an important element in the body's defense against various damaging factors. The probably also play an important role in the pathogenesis and treatment of several diseases, including autoimmune pathology and neoplasms. Recently, several investigators have focused their attention on the involvement of the HSP70 protein(More)
Abnormal vitamin K status was documented in patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKD), especially those undergoing hemodialysis. The data related to patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) are contradictory. Therefore, in the present study we aimed to evaluate vitamin K status in patients with CKD who are treated with continuous ambulatory PD.(More)
Pharmacologic effect of the drug results from its metabolism to metabolites showing decreased lipophilic properties and increased solubility in water. Transformations leading to inactivation of the drug are usually conducted by microsomal enzymes combined with cytochrome P-450. Main types of the metabolic reactions involved in the metabolism of exogenous(More)
The aim of the study was a screening assessment of the nutritional status of patients admitted to hospitals and discharged from hospitals. The study was carried out in 4 university hospitals, 4 woivodeship hospitals and 4 district hospitals. In randomly selected 3310 patients (every 10th patient admitted to hospital) anthropometric parameters were assessed:(More)
Changes to patients' lifestyle, especially a modified dietary approach, play a key role in the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). A balanced, limiting and individually tailored nutritional scheme enables weight loss and an improvement in the clinical picture of NAFLD. According to nutritional recommendations for patients with NAFLD,(More)
AIM To estimate the serum alpha1-antichymotrypsin (ACT), alpha1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) and transferrin (Tf) concentrations and to evaluate the microheterogeneity of these acute phase proteins in patients with ulcerative colitis. METHODS Twenty-seven patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 17 healthy control subjects were studied. The patients were(More)
In our previous study, we demonstrated that abstaining from meat, for 1 month, by healthy omnivores (lacto-ovovegetarian model) resulted in a statistical decrease in pancreatic secretion as measured by faecal elastase-1 output. However, no correlation between relative and non-relative changes of energy and nutrient consumption and pancreatic secretion was(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this work was to determine whether glimepiride, a derivate of sulphonylurea of the hypoglycemic effect, influences the level of prooxidative factors and antioxidative enzymes activity in the course of experimental streptozotocin hyperglycemia in rats. MATERIAL/METHODS The studies were performed on healthy male Wistar rats of body(More)
Asymmetry of cations and the type of anions play a key role in the properties of ionic liquids (ILs) as fixatives for tissue preservation. 1-Methyl-3-octyloxymethylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate has proven to be a very good fixative, with similar effects as formalin. Our study shows that it is applicable for both histological and immunohistochemical(More)