Szymon Brzósko

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BACKGROUND The use of noncuffed nontunneled central venous catheters is a widely accepted method of gaining temporary vascular access for hemodialysis. Malfunction and bacteremia are the main factors limiting catheter survival. METHODS We followed up prospectively 73 hemodialysis catheters (HC) (40 internal jugular, 33 femoral) in order to establish(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Impaired renal function is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and worsens a patient's prognosis. Renal dysfunction predicts mortality after acute stroke in the long term. On the other hand, in-hospital mortality after acute stroke is strongly associated with disorders of consciousness at the onset of stroke, severity of stroke,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Recently emerging evidence suggests that oxidative stress (SOX) may participate in atherogenesis. The aim of the present study was to establish whether enhanced SOX, involving endothelial injury, activation of coagulation, and inflammatory reaction, could be implicated in atherosclerotic diseases in haemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS(More)
Adiponectin has antiatherogenic properties and attenuates endothelial inflammatory responses. CD146 is a novel cell adhesion molecule localized at the endothelial junction. In renal failure, endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis are almost universal. We studied possible correlations between adiponectin, CD146, and other markers of endothelial cell(More)
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) is associated with elevated levels of FGF-23, which in turn are connected to adverse outcomes in ESRD patients. The relationship between FGF-23 and bone metabolism in patients with sHPT treated with cinacalcet has not been studied. Thirty-four stable chronically hemodialyzed patients with sHPT were prospectively followed(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Non-tunneled, temporal hemodialysis (HD) catheters are commonly used as short-term vascular access for the HD procedure. One of their late complications is thrombotic occlusion of the catheter ensuing in their malfunction. A heparin lock is conventionally used for maintaining the patency of the catheter. The aim of the study was to evaluate(More)
Protease inhibitors together with reverse transcriptase inhibitors are used in antiretroviral treatment. Indinavir, precipitating in renal tubules, quite often can cause nephrolithiasis. The case of a HIV infected patient with renal colic probably caused by indinavir, diagnostic and therapeutic options in such cases are described in the paper.
INTRODUCTION  Disturbances in endothelial function, adipokines, and mineral metabolism due to secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) shorten the lifespan in hemodialysis (HD) patients. OBJECTIVES  The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of SHPT treatment with cinacalcet on selected adipokines and markers of endothelial injury in HD patients. (More)