Mirosława Urban

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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated in the atherosclerotic process and risk factors for the disease such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or diabetes mellitus in adults. So far, circulating levels of MMPs and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) have not been assessed in children and adolescents with obesity, a known risk factor for(More)
Autonomic nervous tests and heart rate variability (HRV) have been used to assess cardiac autonomic function and to evaluate long-term prognosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term reproducibility of HRV parameters and autonomic nervous tests according to body position (supine or standing). The study group consisted of 26 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Adhesion molecules released by dysfunctional endothelium are considered as markers of vascular inflammation in early atherosclerosis. Non-invasive ultrasound methods are now available to detect first preclinical signs of the disease. AIM To investigate the relationship between selected adhesion molecules and ultrasound indicators of early(More)
INTRODUCTION Early atheromatic changes have been found in the carotid and the femoral arteries of young adults with growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD). It has been shown that adults with GHD have increased cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of this study was to compare atherosclerotic risk factors in children with GHD and a normal population. PATIENTS(More)
UNLABELLED Pathogenesis of the two diseases: juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and atherosclerosis are similar-they include increased inflammation markers, homocysteine and lipids levels, inflammatory cytokines. It seems to be important to look for new diagnostic methods to find atherosclerosis in early stage- ultrasonography of the carotid artery with(More)
UNLABELLED The study objective was to determine the relationship, if any, between the levels of arachidonic and linoleic acids in erythrocyte membrane phosphatidylcholine (PCH), serum interleukin 6 (IL-6) and TNFalpha levels and C-reactive protein (CRP) in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study involved 49 children with JIA,(More)
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. T regulatory cells (Tregs) modulate response to autoantigens and probably play a role in pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes (T1DM). The aim of the present study was the assessment of T regulatory cells including their percentages and expression of critical genes in these cells in(More)
The metabolic syndrome (MS) is defined as a cluster of risk factors, including abdominal obesity, dyslipidaemia, glucose intolerance and hypertension, which increase the risk for coronary heart disease. The immunological aspects of obesity and MS, including the role of T regulatory cells, have been intensively investigated. The aim of this study was to(More)
It has been shown that human thyrocytes can synthesize cytokines which activate T and B lymphocytes. These immune cells play important roles in the initiation and continuation of thyroid autoimmunity. The aim of this study was to estimate serum concentrations of soluble interleukin-6 receptor (sIL-6R), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the activity of N-acetyl-Beta-hexosaminidase (HEX) and its isoenzymes in the serum and synovial fluid of healthy volunteers and patients with an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament and/or meniscus (ACL) osteoarthritis (OA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS The activity of HEX and its(More)