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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)
OBJECTIVE Onconeuronal antibodies are important diagnostic tool in patients with suspicion of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNS). However, their role in PNS pathophysiology and specificity for particular neurological manifestation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate onconeuronal and antineuronal antibodies in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Biomarkers of adipose tissue may affect glucose and lipid metabolism and present pro-inflammatory properties, thus could be involved in the pathobiochemistry of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The coexistence of sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) and metabolic risk factors of CVD is worth explaining. The aim of the study was to compare the serum(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a multisystem autosomal recessive disorder caused by the mutation of a single gene that encodes for the CF transmembrane regulator protein. Clinically, CF is characterized by chronic pulmonary infection, pancreatic insufficiency, and excessive losses of sweat electrolytes. Along with lung function, nutritional status appears one of(More)
Antibiotic therapy in the cystic fibrosis (CF) mouse model has been shown to result in reduced bacterial load of the intestine and significant body mass gain. The effect was suggested to be linked to the improvement of intestinal digestion and absorption. Therefore, we aimed to assess the influence of routinely applied antibiotic therapy in CF patients on(More)
BACKGROUND Heart rate turbulence (HRT) assessment is used as noninvasive method based on physiological sinus node response to the premature ventricular beat. Blunted HRT may indicate the autonomic nervous system impairment and can be helpful in identifying high-risk patients. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) leads to cardiovascular complications.(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-limiting, autosomal, recessive genetic disorder. The gene which is responsible for the symptoms of this disease is located on the long arm of chromosome 7 and encodes the protein called Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR), an apical chloride channel in epithelial cells. CF is a(More)
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