Ryszard Korbut

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UNLABELLED Aortic abdominal aneurysms (AAA) are important causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Oxidative stress may link multiple mechanisms of AAA including vascular inflammation and increased metalloproteinase activity. However, the mechanisms of vascular free radical production remain unknown. Accordingly, we aimed to determine sources and(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondrial dysfunction has been shown to play an important role in the development of atherosclerosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2), an enzyme responsible for the detoxification of reactive aldehydes, is considered to exert protective function in mitochondria. We investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND The genetic background of atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is complex and poorly understood. Studying genetic components of intermediate phenotypes, such as endothelial dysfunction and oxidative stress, may aid in identifying novel genetic components for atherosclerosis in diabetic patients. METHODS Five polymorphisms forming(More)
Alterations in the formation and metabolism of bradykinin (Bk) are hypothesized to play a role in the pathophysiology of hypertension, atherosclerosis and vascular complications of diabetes. However, despite its prominent role in cardiovascular regulation, studies on bradykinin have been limited by various difficulties in accurate measurements of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of coadministration of morphine and amantadine on postoperative pain reduction and morphine consumption in patients after elective spine surgery. METHODS In double-blinded study, 60 patients (ASA physical status I-II) were randomized into two groups. Group A was given oral amantadine 50 or 100 mg 1 hour before surgery and(More)
The antithrombotic effect of dipyridamole is through phosphodiesterase inhibition and depends on stimulation of platelet cyclic A.M.P. by circulating prostacyclin in the bloodstream. Low doses of aspirin selectively inhibit platelet cyclooxygenase and potentiate the antithrombotic effects of dipyridamole and theophylline. High doses of aspirin also prevent(More)
The etiology of depression remains still unclear. Recently, it has been proposed, that mitochondrial dysfunction may be associated with development of mood disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2), an enzyme responsible for the detoxification of reactive aldehydes, is considered to(More)