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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent risk factor in the pathogenesis of -cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the study was to analyze three specific adhesion molecules involved in the development of an atherosclerotic plaque: E-selectin (endothelium), L-selectin (leukocyte surface), and P-selectin (from platelet), circulating in plasma in(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperechogenicity of the substantia nigra (SN) measured by transcranial sonography (TCS) is a characteristic feature observed in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). To our knowledge, no SN hyperechogenicity data are available for Polish population. Moreover most of studies come from few centres, which used the one type of ultrasound device.(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular disease is intensively discussed. Endothelial leukocyte adhesion molecule (E-selectin) is one of factors facilitating leukocyte migration to the subendothelial layer which could be considered proatherogenic. The aim of the study was to determine E-selectin levels and total(More)
Insulin resistance is the first step in glucose intolerance and the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, thus effective prevention strategies should also include dietary interventions to enhance insulin sensitivity. Nutrients, such as microelement chromium(III) and thiamine, play regulatory roles in carbohydrate metabolism. The objective of this study(More)
The study was aimed at the evaluation of blood platelet activation and reactivity in patients in the convalescent phase of stroke (n=58) and controls matched in respect to risk factors of vascular pathology (n=55). Both groups were treated daily with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), 150 mg/day. Using flow cytometry, the expressions of P-selectin and the active(More)
PURPOSE The aim of our study was the evaluation of HE4 usefulness as a test in assessment of ovarian tumors which are suspicious and difficult to classify correctly via subjective ultrasound examination. METHODS In this retrospective cohort study 253 women diagnosed with adnexal masses were examined preoperatively. Suspicious tumors (n = 145) were divided(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the significance of circulating tight-junction (TJ) proteins as predictors of hemorrhagic transformation (HT) in ischemic stroke patients. METHODS We examined 458 consecutive ischemic stroke patients, 7.2% of whom had clinically evident HT. None of the patients was treated with thrombolytic drugs. Serum levels of standard markers of(More)
Although the platelet activation profile after stroke is a well-known issue, the platelet reactivity assessed prospectively after ischaemic stroke still remains equivocal. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reactivity of platelets in response to stimulation with thrombin receptor-activating peptide (TRAP) at 1, 10 and 90 days after ischaemic stroke(More)
UNLABELLED The relationship between hyperglycemia and oxidative stress in diabetes is well known, but the influence of metabolic disturbances recognized as prediabetes, in elderly patients especially, awaits for an explanation. METHODS 52 elderly persons (65 years old and older) with no acute or severe chronic disorders were assessed: waist circumference(More)
Lung cancer is recognized among the most frequent causes of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNS). Neurological syndromes in subjects with systemic malignancy remain a clinical and diagnostic challenge. The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency of NPS, their clinical manifestation and association with onconeural antibodies in patients with(More)