Miłosz Jankowski

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Clinical practice guidelines constitute one of the most important sources of information and education for physicians. Therefore, establishing rules to develop and appraise such guidelines properly is of increasing importance. This task is served by the AGREE (Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation) instrument, a questionnaire, which, according to(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have shown insufficient diabetes control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Diabetes Poland changed the target HbA1c and blood pressure (BP) values in diabetic patients in their practice guidelines in 2011, that were further sustained. To assess the management and treatment choices in T2DM of more than ten years' duration(More)
INTRODUCTION  In 2011, the Diabetes Poland updated its recommended goals in diabetes treatment, including hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and blood pressure (BP) levels. Adherence to the updated guidelines has not been systematically assessed so far. OBJECTIVES  The aim of the study was to assess which methods are most commonly used in the treatment of recently(More)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used as a salvage therapy in refractory acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Although technological progress in the ECMO systems improved the survival rate, prognosis is still significantly worsened by acute kidney injury (AKI), particularly if renal replacement therapy (RRT) is required. There are no(More)
INTRODUCTION While clinical practice guidelines reflect the best known evidence-based approach to patient care, it is individual clinicians and patients who make decisions and treatment choices, and individual patients who actually achieve (or not) the treatment goals. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to describe the population of diabetic patients(More)
We present the cases of two patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome and one with myasthenic crisis who developed acute respiratory failure and needed mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit. All the patients were treated with plasmapheresis, resulting in weaning from mechanical ventilation, and eventually complete functional recovery. Early(More)
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is an approach to decision making on the basis of the reliable and up to date best evidence. EBM is regarded as the gold standard all over the world. Cochrane Collaboration is one of the institutions, which promote EBM among physicians, policy makers and other health care workers. Cochrane Collaboration is international(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is mainly perceived by cardiologists as a rare complication of ticlopidine or clopidogrel treatment. However, this life-threatening disease is provoked not only by antiplatelet drugs and may lead to myocardial ischaemia and necrosis caused by microvascular thrombosis and anaemia. We present two thienopiridine-naive(More)
BACKGROUND ARETAEUS 1 study showed that a great majority of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) of short duration did not meet all of the treatment goals. Since then the treatment goals in T2DM have been changed. The aim of the ARETAEUS 2-Grupa Study was to assess cardiovascular (CV) risk management and meeting treatment goals in the population of(More)
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