Sławomir Chlabicz

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BACKGROUND Understanding the distribution of HCV genotypes has implications for prognosis and therapy of hepatitis C. OBJECTIVES To describe the distribution of HCV genotypes in Poland in relation to route of transmission and year of infection. STUDY DESIGN Patients with chronic liver disease were evaluated at the Department of Infectious Diseases,(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the distribution of hepatitis C genotypes among intravenous drug users in north-eastern Poland. The study group included intravenous drug users recruited at a drug treatment center and a clinic for HIV-infected patients. HCV infection was confirmed by qualitative nested RT-PCR to test for the presence of HCV RNA.(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C genotype 4 (HCV-4) is considered to be rare outside northern Africa and southern Europe. OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiological characteristics of patients infected with HCV-4 in Poland. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study group included 290 patients with HCV-related chronic liver disease and intravenous drug users with HCV(More)
OBJECTIVES Privatisation of primary healthcare is believed to raise the efficiency and quality of care. Poland offers a good opportunity to study relationships between ownership status and quality of provided services. The aim of our study was to compare patients' opinions concerning family physicians working in a public healthcare centre (owned and managed(More)
In many countries, screening blood donors for viral markers is an important source of information about epidemiology of HCV infection. The aim of this study was to determine seroprevalence of HCV infection among blood donors in north-eastern Poland and to compare it with prevalence of markers of other infections. We retrospectively analysed the results of(More)
UNLABELLED The Polish results of the international ARESC study are reported concerning clinical aspects, epidemiology, and antimicrobial susceptibility of uropathogens. METHODS Patients between 18 and 65 years with symptoms of uncomplicated cystitis were consecutively enrolled and investigated clinically including urinalysis and urine culture.(More)
UNLABELLED Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death in Poland. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge of patients from the rural environment on the risk factors and prevention CVDs. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the period from January to February 2006. one hundred and twenty patients [69 (57.5%) females and 51 (42.5%) males] from(More)
Home visits by doctors and nurses are considered an important indicator of the quality of healthcare. Published data are scarce regarding the role of family nurses in providing professional home care in Central and Eastern European countries that have recently introduced reforms to their primary care systems. The objective of the present study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Lower-respiratory-tract infection is one of the most common acute illnesses managed in primary care. Few placebo-controlled studies of antibiotics have been done, and overall effectiveness (particularly in subgroups such as older people) is debated. We aimed to compare the benefits and harms of amoxicillin for acute lower-respiratory-tract(More)
BACKGROUND Patient satisfaction is a complex and difficult concept to measure, thus precluding the use of exclusively quantitative methods for its description. The purpose of this survey was firstly to identify particular healthcare dimensions that determine a patient's satisfaction or dissatisfaction; and secondly to attempt to typologise the patients'(More)