Marzena Laskowska

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BACKGROUND Amniotomy and oxytocin infusion are the routine methods most frequently applied to induce labor. These methods are not effective when the cervix is unripe. Prostaglandins may accelerate the process of cervical ripening independently of the stimulation of uterine contractions, since they induce the formation of a gap junction (spread of(More)
OBJECTIVE the aim of this study was a comparative analysis of the maternal and umbilical cord Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (VEGF-A) and its soluble Receptor type 1 (sVEGF-R1) serum concentrations in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia with and without intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and in normotensive pregnancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of pregnancy and delivery in epileptic women. A retrospective review of the 41 pregnant women with epilepsy who delivered in the Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology of the University School of Medicine in Lublin over 7 years (1993-1999) was carried out. Women with epilepsy had more pregnancy(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the maternal serum concentrations of eNOS, ADMA, and homocysteine in preeclamptic pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was carried out on 62 patients with pregnancy complicated by early onset and 53 patients with late onset preeclampsia. The control group consisted of 65 healthy normotensive(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) in the third trimester placenta from normotensive women and the correlation between placental AT1R immunoreactivity and infant birth weight. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was carried out on 18 healthy normotensive patients with singleton uncomplicated pregnancies. Immunohistochemistry was used(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to investigate the association between homocysteine and asymmetric dimethylarginine in preeclamptic women with and without intrauterine growth restriction compared with normal healthy uncomplicated pregnancies and normotensive pregnancies complicated by idiopathic isolated intrauterine fetal growth restriction. METHODS(More)
The effect of ketotifen on inflammation in the intestine during T. spiralis infection in BALB/c mice was examined. The lack of enteropathy in treated mice was accompanied to affected the size of worms and the number of worms, but did not prevent the retardation of nematodes in the intestine. Fecundity of females in vitro and the number of muscle larvae were(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the maternal and umbilical cord serum levels of interleukin-8 (IL-8) in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia with intrauterine normal growth and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), and in normotensive pregnancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was carried out on 15 patients with singleton(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to carry out a comparative analysis of the maternal and umbilical cord TNFalpha serum levels in pregnancies complicated by severe preeclampsia with normal intrauterine fetal growth, in preeclamptic pregnancies with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), and in normotensive pregnant patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)