Monika Kosacka

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BACKGROUND Apoptosis is the fundamental process necessary for eliminating damaged or unwanted cells. Alterations in the apoptotic pathway appear to be key events in cancer development and progression. The aim of the study was to determine the p53, Bcl-2 and Bax expressions in lung cancer, taking into account histological heterogeneity and the adjacent(More)
INTRODUCTION Leptin, protein taking part in body mass regulation, might play a role in cancer cachexia development. The aim of the study was to measure leptin serum levels in cachectic, non-cachectic lung cancer patients, healthy controls and to correlate leptin concentration with nutritional status markers. MATERIAL AND METHODS 40 lung cancer patients(More)
Severe kyphoscoliosis can cause chronic respiratory failure. Noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) is a new optional treatment for such patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of average volume-assured pressure support (AVAPS) NIMV in patients with kyphoscoliotic chronic respiratory failure. The study was performed in 12(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a frequent disease, characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep, leading to many pathological events. Adiponectin is an adipocyte-specific secreted protein that plays a role in glucose and lipid homeostasis, in addition to antiatherogenic and anti-diabetic effects.(More)
INTRODUCTION Cytokeratin (CK) 19 belongs to type I cytokeratins. CYFRA 21-1 is an assay which detects the soluble fragment of cytokeratin 19. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the CYFRA 21-1 serum level with cytokeratin 19 expression in tumor tissue. PATIENTS AND METHODS The CK 19 expression and CYFRA 21-1 levels were examined in 36(More)
BACKGROUND Survivin and p53 are proteins that take part in cell cycle and apoptosis regulation. The biological function of survivin is essential for its oncogenic potential. The p53 protein is known to be a guardian of the genome and alterations in its structure enhance resistance to apoptosis. The aim of this study was to detect survivin and p53 expression(More)
In patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome and chronic respiratory insufficiency one of the options of treatment is bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP) during sleep. The aim of the study was to find out what are the factors influencing the early results of BPAP treatment in such OSA patients. The study was carried out in 55 adult obese(More)
INTRODUCTION Lung cancer is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Galectin-3 is multifunctional protein, which is involved in regulation of cell growth, cell adhesion, cell proliferation, angiogenesis and apoptosis. Cyclin D1 together with other cyclin plays an important role in cell cycle control. Cyclin D1 regulates the G1-to-S phase(More)
INTRODUCTION Cytokeratins are important part of cytoskeleton. Cytokeratin 19 (CK 19) belongs to type I cytokeratins. Lung cancer is currently most frequently diagnosed neoplasm in males in many developed countries and in Poland. The prognosis in lung cancer remains unfavourable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of cytokeratin 19(More)
Lung cancer is currently most frequently diagnosed neoplasm in males and the fifth most frequent cancer in females. In developed countries only breast cancer is diagnosed more often in women. Worldwide, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer mortality in males and females. In the Europe lung cancer accounts for 21% of all cancer cases in males and(More)