Michał Matysiak

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Between 1995 and 2001 echo-cardiography was performed in 244 children (128 boys, 116 girls) with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) before the beginning of therapy with anthracyclines (medium 5.4 days after the diagnosis). The mean age at diagnosis was 5.4 years (range 9 months to 17.7 years). 189 children (97 boys and 92 girls) were included into the(More)
Until 1983, results of treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in Poland with different regimens were very poor. In 1983, the Polish Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Study Group introduced a unified treatment protocol--a modified version of BFM-83 protocol. This led to an increase in the curability of AML from 15% to approximately 32%. In 1994, a(More)
Optimal replacement treatment in haemophilia B patients requires a good understanding of the pharmacokinetics of factor IX (FIX). The aim of this study was to compare the pharmacokinetic profile of Factor IX Grífols, a highly purified human FIX concentrate with two specific pathogen inactivation/removal steps, to that of available FIX preparations. The(More)
Among 110 randomly sampled strains from a collection of 247 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae collected from hospitalised children in three paediatric hospitals in Poland, 64 strains (58.2%) with multiple ESBLs were found, including five non-clonal strains (4.5%) harbouring bla genes for ESBLs of(More)
Parvovirus B19 (B19V) is divided into three genotypes. Genotypes 2 and 3 may cause diagnostic difficulties and their epidemiology is not well understood. In the present study the prevalence of B19V genotypes in patients with symptomatic infection in Poland was evaluated and the course of infection in patients infected with non-genotype 1 strains is(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To characterise expression of mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) in childhood B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), and to evaluate a possible link between mTOR and clinical characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS The examined group consisted of 21 consecutive patients, aged 1-18 years, diagnosed with B-cell ALL in 2010, and 10(More)
We assessed mRNA for chosen pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in T-lymphocytes of peripheral blood in paediatric patients with leukemias and lymphomas. Levels of four different cytokine mRNAs (IFN-gamma, IL-10, IL-4, TGF-beta) were determined by the real-time PCR technique. In the whole examined group, at the time of diagnosis, we noted lower amounts of(More)
TET2 is a novel tumor suppressor gene involved in several hematological malignancies of myeloid and lymphoid origin. Besides loss-of-function mutations and deletions, hypermethylation of the CpG island at the TET2 promoter was found in human cancer. Previous analysis revealed no TET2 mutations in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Since the TET2 promoter(More)
OBJECTIVE Production of cytokines that support T-cell activation and proliferation and migration to lymph nodes is one of the most important terms of cancer vaccine development. In previous studies we and others used CD40 ligation to obtain higher expression of co-stimulatory and adhesion molecules on leukaemic cells from children with acute lymphoblastic(More)