Stanisław Niemczyk

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Great egret (Ardea albus) eggs and nestling feathers were collected for total mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) analysis from two colonies in the Florida Everglades in 1999 and 2000. THg was present in all eggs at a mean concentration of 0.39 +/- 0.19 microg/g fresh weight (n = 33, range = 0.08-0.86 microg/g). Egg-THg levels did not differ(More)
As part of a multi-agency study of alligator health, 28 American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) were captured along a transect through the Florida Everglades in 1999. Liver and tail muscle tissues were sampled and analyzed on a wet weight basis for total mercury (THg) using cold-vapor atomic absorption spectrophotometry. All tissues had detectable(More)
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare aggressive lymphoid neoplasm occurring in about 3–7 % of non-Hodgkin lymphomas in the United States and Europe. Although lymphomas infiltrations are recognized in about half of post-mortem studies, in available literature we found only eight cases of mantle cell lymphoma with renal involvement. Five of them present MCL(More)
This dose-finding, open-label study examined the potential of subcutaneous Continuous Erythropoietin Receptor Activator (C.E.R.A.) to correct anaemia at extended administration intervals in 61 erythropoiesis-stimulating agent-naïve patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis. After a 4-week run-in, patients were randomised to C.E.R.A. 0.15, 0.30(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to compare the experience elderly and younger patients in terms of emotional status, disease perception, methods of coping with the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) stress, and health-related quality of life in 2 different settings of renal replacement therapy: hemodialysis (HD) and continuous ambulatory peritoneal(More)
Chronic kidney disease is frequently associated with protein-energy wasting related to chronic inflammation and a resistance to anabolic hormones such as insulin and growth hormone (GH). In this study, we determined whether a new GH-releasing hormone super-agonist (AKL-0707) improved the anabolism and nutritional status of nondialyzed patients with stage(More)
The macro- and microcirculatory effect of small-volume resuscitation with hyperosmotic-hyperoncotic solutions was analyzed in 21 anesthetized beagles subjected to standardized traumatic-hemorrhagic hypotension (laparotomy and exteriorization of the intestine; MAP 40 mmHg for 75 min). Primary resuscitation consisted of bolus infusion of 10% of the blood loss(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is correlated with an increased frequency of both intracranial aneurysms (ICANs), and arterial hypertension (AH). The aim of our study was to search for the association between blood pressure (BP) and ICANs in ADPKD patients. METHODS Sixty-eight adult, pre-dialysis phase ADPKD patients(More)
The article presents changeability of renal resistive index (RRI) in various cardiovascular diseases and considers the usefulness of the marker and interpretational difficulties of the index. The values of RRI are not specific to an individual disease, but in a selected group of patients, it seems to be a perfect marker of cardiovasculorenal changes and a(More)
UNLABELLED Fungal peritonitis is a serious complication causes significant morbidity and mortality for patients on peritoneal dialysis. We reviewed our fungal peritonitis cases to analyse clinical features, treatment and predisposing factors. METHODS Records of all peritonitis episodes were reviewed. Fungal peritonitis was diagnosed based on positive(More)