Weronika Rymer

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Neuropsychiatric symptoms are commonly related to interferon alpha treatment. The paper summarises the current knowledge about their aetiology, course, and treatment. Interferon alpha is a cytokine with antiviral and antineoplasmatic activity. It is commonly used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C and B, malignant melanoma, Kaposi sarcoma, renal(More)
BACKGROUND Interferon alpha, used in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes many neuropsychiatric side effects: emotional disturbances, chronic fatigue, cognitive impairment, and psychotic states. They overlap with emotional disturbances and cognitive impairment caused by chronic HCV infection. AIM To assess prevalence and severity of depressive(More)
OBJECTIVES The surveillance of HIV-transmitted drug resistance mutations (t-DRMs), including temporal trends across subtypes and exposure groups, remains a priority in the current management of the epidemic worldwide. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis of 833 treatment-naive patients from 9 of 17 Polish HIV treatment centres. Partial pol sequences were(More)
UNLABELLED Many articles concerning the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection emphasize the role of cytokines Th1- and Th2-dependent. The aim of our study was to assess the changes in the concentration of cytokines (IL-2, IFN-gamma, IL-4, IL-10) determined by ELISA test in serum of HCV infected patients treated with interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) and ribavirine.(More)
INTRODUCTION In Poland, the HIV epidemic has shifted recently from being predominantly related to injection drug use (IDU) to being driven by transmissions among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM). The number of new HIV cases has increased in the recent years, while no current data on the transmitted drug resistance associated mutations (tDRM) frequency trend(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of HCV infection in people with hemophilia is substantially higher than that in the general population (63% - 98%). Multiple transfusions and substitutive therapy have also been linked to a high risk of HBV and HIV transmission. However, the prevalence of other blood-borne viral infections in this population is less well known. (More)
INTRODUCTION    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the major cause of chronic liver disease in patients with hemophilia. However, since liver biopsy should not be routinely used in these patients, the accurate assessment of the stage of fibrosis has been limited so far. OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to determine the stage of liver fibrosis in HCV‑infected(More)
UNLABELLED Neuropsychiatric symptoms are commonly associated with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and its treatment. There are no Polish studies concerned this problem in patients during combination therapy (interferon and ribavirin). AIM to examine the mood disorders an quality of life during the first 12 weeks of therapy. METHODS The following(More)
PEGInterferon and ribavirin combination therapy is a gold standard in hepatitis C treatment. However it is not efficacious in all cases. Therefore, many studies are conducted to identifying additional drugs and therapeutic regimens, which might be more affordable. The progress in development of HCV culture systems (e.g.replicon) is crucial for successful(More)