Urszula Ołdakowska-Jedynak

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INTRODUCTION Cirrhosis related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the most frequent indication for liver transplantation worldwide. Progress in prophylaxis of posttransplant HBV recurrence has led to major improvements in long-term outcomes of patients after liver transplantation. Conversely, impaired posttransplant survival(More)
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is the most frequent skin cancer in solid organ recipients, and also a typical malignancy in HIV-infected persons. CASE REPORT We describe here a rare case of primary nodal KS without mucocutaneous manifestations, diagnosed in a 20-year-old HIV/HBV co-infected patient 12 months after liver transplantation (LT), the first one(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute hepatic allograft rejection remains an important problem following liver transplantation. Liver biopsy specimens show a combination of characteristic changes, first observed by Snover as a diagnostic triad: portal inflammation, bile duct damage, and central or portal vein endothelial inflammation (endothelitis or endothelialitis). The aim(More)
INTRODUCTION The widespread availability of medication without prescription, so-called over the counter (OTC), and the rapid development of health consciousness of Poles is associated with broad access to medical information in the mass media. This causes patients to recognize their own disease, cancel doctor's appointments, and begin self-treatment. This(More)
Organ transplant patients suffer impaired immunologic defense mechanisms, including antimucosal defenses. The presence of prosthetic appliances within the oral cavity constitutes an additional factor promoting the development of infections. The aim of this study was to evaluate hygiene habits in relation to prosthetic appliances and one's own teeth(More)
The liver is involved in many synthetic and metabolic functions. It takes part in the regulation of circulation, thermoregulation, and digestion. All liver functions are disturbed during harvesting, preservation, and transplantation. The assessment of graft function is still a matter of concern. Many methods including analysis of hepatic enzymes, ketone(More)
BACKGROUND This report presents a case of a 57- year old female with advanced Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis causing a secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to infiltration of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava treated successfully by liver transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION A temporary veno-venous bypass was introduced, but a typical end to end cavo-caval(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence is almost universal in patients after liver transplantation. The diagnosis of reinfection is more difficult than that of a primary process, as shown by our pathomorphologic analysis of cases of HCV recurrence. MATERIAL During 5.5 years, 240 liver biopsies included 54 obtained from liver transplant recipients(More)