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Local lesions observed in otitis, create favourable conditions for the growth of fungi and development of mycoses both in the external and middle ear, as well as in post-operative cavities, especially in cases of open-type surgery. The objective of this study was: (1) to determine the prevalence of mycotic infections in inflammatory conditions of the ear;(More)
The ability of Candida sp. cells to adhere to the mucosal surfaces of various host organs as well as synthetic materials is an important pathogenicity feature of those fungi which contributes to the development of infection. This property varies depending on the species of the fungus and is the greatest for C. albicans. The process of adhesion depends on(More)
The prevalence of fungi from the genus Candida in humans is increasing, but the mere fact of their detection does not allow, in general, to diagnose a disease. In fact the development of fungal infection depends on several factors of the host-pathogen relationship. The occurrence of symptoms and the course of the disease are associated, inter alia, with(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleep apnea is one of the most deleterious disorders in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy because it can induce hypoxemia of brain. Sleep apnea may lead to failure to thrive or to physical and mental delay in development, including cognitive disturbances. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of adenotonsillar hypertrophy,(More)
The contamination of soil and sand with helminth eggs in children's play areas in Lodz (Poland) was assessed over two seasons using the flotation method with saturated sodium nitrate solution. A total of 88 samples were examined from 7 children's playgrounds from various public parks, 6 sandpits situated in school or kindergarten areas and 9 school sports(More)
Myiasis is a rare, worldwide, human disease with seasonal variation, caused by developing larvae of a variety of fly species. It can be dangerous when infestations penetrate into the brain. In the available literature, we have found only a few papers concerning ear myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata. Here, we report 2 cases of aural myiasis. Early(More)
Thyroliberin (TRH) is one of the hormones, which affect immunologic processes. This hormone was studied in experimental subacute candidosis in mice. BALB/c males were given intraperitoneally single dose of Candida albicans cells (1 x 10(7) to 1 x 10(9) cfu of strain no. 244-33 ATCC). The animals from the experimental groups were injected subcutaneously,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to compare the susceptibility of Candida species to caspofungin and itraconazole. MATERIAL AND METHODS 118 strains of Candida species were used in the study: 8 pattern strains and 110 strains isolated from different ontocenoses. The susceptibility of fungi strains to drugs was determined by diffusion in agar gel. The(More)
Formation of fungal biofilms in patients with implanted biomedical prosthesis constitutes very serious clinical problems. The biofilm can lead to dysfunction of implanted material and can be a reservoir for chronic and systemic infections. Numerous investigations demonstrated differences in quantity and structure of biofilms that had been formed by various(More)
Opioids, barbiturates and volatile organic substances are the most common drugs used in Poland by addicts. In the literature there are no data concerning efficiency of vestibular organs of addicted persons examined during abstinence period. 74 drug addicts and 50 healthy persons were subjected to ENG examinations (spontaneous nystagmus, positional ny gaze(More)