Radvilė Malickaitė

Learn More
INTRODUCTION Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) as a method of sampling cells is useful in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of sarcoidosis. However, CD4/CD8 ratio in BAL fluid (BALF) is highly variable and it generates continuous discussions about its diagnostic role. OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate diagnostic role of BALF CD4/CD8 ratio in pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is associated with an increase in the number of alveolar T cells (CD3(+) cells) and an increase of the CD3(+)CD4(+) lymphocyte subset. However, the number of lymphocytes and the CD4/CD8 ratio in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid are highly variable in sarcoidosis. Comparative studies have demonstrated that geographic and ethnic(More)
PURPOSE Sarcoidosis affected lungs detected in more than 90% of patients. The relationship between different stages of pulmonary sarcoidosis and pulmonary function tests (PFT) as well as bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) cells can be established. Geographic and ethnic factors are known to be linked to the specific characteristics of patients with(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate sensitisation, occurring because of bridging with VAD, and development of rejection episodes after transplantation in selected groups of patients using triple drug immunosuppression, without induction or desensitisation therapy. Sensitisation using standard complement dependent cytotoxicity was tested in 16 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to identify specious radiologic and/or physiologic prognostic marker(s), which lead to optimize of the patient follow-up frequency. METHODS Eighty consecutive patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary sarcoidosis. Patients underwent chest radiography, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) examination,(More)
The aim of present paper is to analyze immunological changes due to Ross operation. Cellular immune response as well as incidence of antibodies directed against human leukocyte antigens were studied in patients who received cardiac valve allografts. Standard microlymphocytotoxicity test was used to determine the percentage of panel reactive antibodies.(More)
  • 1