Tomasz B Tomasik

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Recent experimental studies suggest that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) can play an important role in the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). There are interesting observations of VEGF concentration in the serum, depending on its gene polymorphism which can have an impact on abnormal vessel development in the retina. Analysis of: (1)(More)
BACKGROUND Concern about the increasing numbers of multiple resistant strains resulting from over- and misuse of antibiotics is growing world-wide. METHOD A questionnaire based on two cases related to respiratory tract infections for which antibiotic prescription was disputable was sent to primary care physicians in the health care district of Warszawa,(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the association between bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and polymorphisms of genes coding for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF-[beta]1), insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), and 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). A sample of 181 newborns with mean gestational age of(More)
Contributors: Jacek Rysz10 (member of the Executive Committee of the Polish Lipid Association [PoLA], reviewer appointed by PoLA), Agnieszka Jankowska-Zduńczyk11 (National Consultant for Family Medicine, reviewer appointed by the College of Family Physicians in Poland [CFPiP]), Piotr Hoffman12 (President of the Polish Cardiac Society [PCS], reviewer(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Lack of routine diagnostic test in most of pregnancies, not prominent symptoms in newborn, not satisfactory diagnostic test, no screening and lack of therapeutic consensus create difficulties in CMV treatment in neonatal period. AIM Evaluation of frequency of CMV infection, way of making diagnose and treatment in NICU. MATERIAL AND(More)
The prevalence of hypertension is rising with age, and current evidence shows that the majority of elderly patients benefit from proper antihypertensive therapy. To support physicians in everyday care of elderly patients with hypertension, new guidelines were issued in Poland at the end of 2012. In 2013, the guidelines started to be implemented into(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were: (1) to explore differences in primary care physicians' self-perception of care provided for patients with cardiovascular diseases in Central and Eastern European countries; (2) to analyse the relationship between physicians' characteristics and self-perceived care. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 3000 primary(More)
UNLABELLED The highest mortality due to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in noted among low birth weight infants. Poor general medical condition of those children does not allow for major surgery despite obvious symptoms of perforation that usually require laparotomy. The aim of this study was assessment of the outcome of peritoneal drainage in complicated(More)
BACKGROUND Dyspepsia is a common problem worldwide. Many dyspeptic patients have no alarm symptoms and are diagnosed by family doctors. Non-invasive testing of H. pylori is recommended in patients up to the age of 55. Testing of asymptomatic high risk groups is now being considered in many countries. The aim of the study was to compare the accuracy of(More)
UNLABELLED THE POLISH HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: The health care system in Poland is based on a model typical of east-central European countries, with features such as state-owned health care organizations, centralized management and administration, and primacy of access to care over quality. Poorly planned and uncoordinated reforms have been undertaken to(More)