Paweł Banaszak

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BACKGROUND Recently, a number of reports have highlighted changes in the histopathology and response to corticosteroid treatment in childhood nephrotic syndrome; however, these involved ethnically mixed populations. For comparison, the purpose of our research was to search for changes in the characteristics of nephrotic syndrome in a homogeneous population(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise-induced hypertension following repair of the coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a well known phenomenon. The most important functional parameters in the assessment of the effects of a surgical repair of CoA are the maximal pressure gradient in the descending aorta (GRAD) and systolic blood pressure (SBP). Results of treadmill exercise(More)
Ventricular septal defects closure (VSD) depending on the anatomy and clinical setting can be performed surgically or by a hybrid and transcatheter approach. Two cases of children with VSD will be presented. Patients' defects were closed with various types of occluders made of nitinol wire mesh occluder, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) type. The first case(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter treatment has become the method of choice for treating many heart defects. Recently, Cardio-O-Fix occluder (COF) - a new, self-expandable nitinol wire-mesh device very similar to the Amplatzer device - has been introduced into clinical practice. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first publication related to its application.(More)
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