Roma Rokicka-Milewska

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Between 1995 and 2001 echo-cardiography was performed in 244 children (128 boys, 116 girls) with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) before the beginning of therapy with anthracyclines (medium 5.4 days after the diagnosis). The mean age at diagnosis was 5.4 years (range 9 months to 17.7 years). 189 children (97 boys and 92 girls) were included into the(More)
BACKGROUND The annual rate for childhood cancers in developed countries amounts to 105-130 new cases per 1 million children. The Polish population aged 0-17 years is estimated at approximately 10 million children and adolescents, thus ca. 1100-1300 new cases can be expected every year. In 1995, we started a national childhood cancer registry. (More)
The paper describes the production of a prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) with high virus safety and a well-balanced content of vitamin K-dependent clotting factors and inhibitors. Solid-phase extraction is followed in a second step by optimized anion exchange chromatography using a radial column. A step for virus removal by nanofiltration is introduced(More)
The genetic basis of Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (DBA), a congenital erythroid hypoplasia that shows marked clinical heterogeneity, remains obscure. However, the fact that nearly one-quarter of patients harbour a variety of mutations in RPS19, a ribosomal protein gene, provides an opportunity to examine whether haplo-insufficiency of RPS19 protein can be(More)
Until 1983, results of treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in Poland with different regimens were very poor. In 1983, the Polish Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Study Group introduced a unified treatment protocol – a modified version of BFM-83 protocol. This led to an increase in the curability of AML from 15% to approximately 32%. In 1994, a(More)
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare congenital hypoplastic anemia that usually presents early in infancy and is inherited in 10% to 20% of cases. Linkage analysis has shown that DBA in many of both dominant and recessive DBA families mapped to chromosome 19q13.2 leading to the cloning of a gene on chromosome 19q13.2 that encodes a ribosomal protein,(More)
The aim of this study was to assess antibody response in 62 splenectomized patients and in 55 healthy subjects vaccinated with split influenza vaccine (“Fluarix,” SmithKline Beecham). Response to hemagglutinin and neuraminidase was assessed before vaccination and after 1 month by hemagglutination inhibition test and neuraminidase inhibition test. After(More)
We describe the case of a previously healthy 8-year-old non-haemophilic boy who developed a factor VIII inhibitor of unknown origin. The symptoms of this disease were haemorrhages in the muscles of the right thigh, numerous bruises and a large haematoma of the right crus with subsequent tissue necrosis. Activated and non-activated prothrombin complex(More)
INTRODUCTION Bone marrow transplantation from HLA identical family donors is the treatment of choice for children with severe aplastic anaemia (SAA). When no donor is available, combined immunosuppressive therapy is given. AIM Evaluation of results of immunosuppressive therapy in children with severe aplastic anaemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS SAA was(More)